Saturday, July 19, 2008

Birthday Box project

I have been meaning to do this project for ages now. Many moons ago I emailed all my family and asked them for birthday's and anniversary's for everyone. I decided that since I own all these crafting things and such I should probably do something with them. Something like make cards and actually send them! *shock* I know! So the other day I decided to sit down and actually get to work on the birthday box. I bought the supplies to do this ages ago too. About the time I got all the birthday's emailed to me. And when I say ages, I do mean ages. If it tells you anything, my brother-in-law got married 10 months ago, around about a year ago was when he was proposing to his wife. I got the emails with the birthday's well before he was even dating her. Am I the definition of a procrastinator or what? *snicker*
Anyhow, back to the actual project, I got a plastic file card box and decorated it. I am really really not happy with how it turned out so someday I may change it, but not today. LOL (I saw this idea in Papercrafts magazine btw, for those who are interested. Although the sample in there was much cuter and much much more detailed.)
For the inside I got made dividers using SU cardstock and the tab punch. I handwrote each month on the top of the tabs and then added some stickers and such to dress them up.
Behind each month I added index cards with the persons name and birthday or anniversary. For instance, my husband's has his name and birthday and is filed under March, since that's what month his birthday is in. For our anniversary the card has both our names and the date we were married and is filed under August since that is when we were married. So near the end of this month I will go to my birthday box and I will flip to August and make all the cards for August and get them ready to mail out. How's that for organization?! I am going to do that for each month. Near the end of August I will do September's, etc. On the backs of the cards I have the address for that person so it will make it easy to mail out the cards when the time comes.

Last night I decided to do July's cards even though the month is over halfway done. But for those who have already had their birthday this month, their card will just be late. oops! But it's the thought that counts right? The Layouts for all the cards were inspired by cards in the SU catty. Anyhow, here are the July Cards:

This card is for my Aunt. Her birthday was at the beginning of the month, but I hope she will appreciate it just the same.
Stamps: Sweet Dreams, Fresh Cuts
Paper: Groovy Guava, Blue Bayou, Whisper White
Ink: Cameo Coral Marker, Not Quite Navy Marker, Garden Green Marker, Black Ink
Accessories: Twill Tape, Paper Piercer, Brad, Cuttlebug, swirls embossing folder
Techniques: Paper Peircing
This one is for another Aunt. Her birthday was a few days ago.
Stamps: Garden Silhouettes
Paper: Purely Pomegranate, Rose Red DP, Whisper White, Basic Black
Ink: Basic Black Marker, Bravo Burgundy Marker
Accessories: Hodge Podge, Gingham Ribbon, Paper Piercer
Techniques: Paper Peircing

This one is for my nephew Ben. His birthday is at the end of the month. (Yay! it won't be late!) Stamps: Print Pattern BG, All Wrapped Up + Accessories, It's Your Birthday
Paper: Real Red, Soft Sky, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black, Gray, Real Red, Green Galore, Yo Yo Yellow, Only Orange, Orchid Pulence, Tempting Turqoiuse, white
Accessories: Brads, Silver gel pen
Techniques: Masking

For my nephew Solomon (we call him Solo). His birthday is tomorrow. Hopefully he likes it. I always have a hard time with cards for little boys. (As you can tell from this one and Ben's card)
Stamps: All Wrapped Up, It's Your Birthday, Itty Bitty Backgrounds
Paper: Wild Wasabi, Brilliant Blue, Whisper White
Ink: Black, Versamark,
Accessories: ribbon, colored pencils

This one, is for my brother-in-law Paul. It is actually my favorite from my stamping session last night. I don't remember the name of the paper, it was a Simply Scrappin kit a few catties ago. Sorry.
Stamps: All Wrapped Up, It's Your Birthday
Paper: DP Paper, Pumkin Pie, Tempting Turqiouse, Whisper White
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Black
Accessories: ribbon, paper peircer, thread, needle, scallop punch, corner rounder punch, circle punch, colored pencils
Techniques: Stitching

1 comment:

Robyn :) said...

You are just so smart, Sharon!!!! I think I will make one, too :) Thanks for the great idea!!