Thursday, November 17, 2011

DT Special Assignment Day!

Badge Holder Birthdays

By Tracey

One of my crafty goals is to send a birthday card to everyone in my family (I have to justify buying all of those stamps somehow!!).  Well, if you have been following my blog at all then you know I have A LOT of family!!  Sometimes, there is just too much stuff in my brain and I can't always remember the dates.  So, I decided to make myself a memory aid.

I have to admit that these ideas are not my own.  I have seen similar things around the web and I just crammed them together into one project.

Let's get to it.....

Here is a list of what you will need....

1. A package of badge holders (I picked mine up from Staples)
2. cardstock in the base colours of your choice (White is probably best for your birthday list but an alternate soft neutral colour would work)
3. Patterned Paper of your choice (I used one of my 6x6 Lime Twist pads from My Mind's Eye)
4. You will also need whatever additional embellishments you wish to add

Step 1:  First thing you want to do is open up your badge holders and remove the string.  Feel free to toss it since you won't need it.

(Once upon a time, I would have added it to my scrappy stash because 'someday' I just may put it to use but I am trying to control the natural packrat in me.)

Step 2:  Cut your cardstock. The white pieces will be used for your monthly lists.  (Mine are cut to 2.5x3)  The red pieces are the background.  (Mine are cut to 3.25x4 but this could change depending on the size of your badge holders.)

Step 3:  I used a Papertrey Ink stamp to stamp the lines on each white piece.  You could use a similar style of stamp; ruler and do them yourself or you could print from your computer. 

Step 4:  Use a marker and add each month to the top of your lists.  Once all 12 are completed, add in the birthdays you wish to remember.

Step 5: Assemble and embellish each month's list as you wish.  I did not take pictures of this part as this is entirely up to the individual.

Note:  I adhered a month's list to both sides of the red cardstock to avoid things being too bulky in the badge holders.

Step 6:  Once all pages are complete, slide them into the badge holders.  I tied mine together with twine from The Twinery (also available at Scrapping Turtle).

Here is my finished album.....

A couple shots of random pages......

I hope this provided some inspiration!

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