I created the pages using thin cardboard squares. (I actually asked Costco for the cardboard inserts they put into their picture enlargement folders to prevent them from bending. Costco generously gave me quite a bit of cardboard!!) The cardboard squares are roughly 7x7.5 inches. I mod-podged cardstock to the front and back of each square.
I created this project thinking ahead to 2011! (This would actually be a great Christmas gift or stocking stuffer!) I made a calendar for each month in 2011, and printed them on cardstock. I mounted these on fun scrapbook paper. I only used scotch tape because I wanted to be able to switch out the monthly calendars, year by year, without tearing the book to pieces!
I printed my birthdays right into my monthly calendars.
I cut monthly headings out of coordinating cardstock using my Cricut and mod-podged them on!
I distressed just about every edge with distressing ink! Then, I decorated my front and back covers and bound the whole book together with a book ring! Don't you love those fun cupcake stickers?! And I couldn't resist adding some fun ribbon embellishments to my book ring.
I absolutely LOVE having all of my birthdays at my fingertips in a fun and colorful way!!
Let's spread around a little more birthday joy! If you would like to make your own birthday book, I have created a set of 2011 monthly calendars that are blank. I deleted my birthdays so you can add in your own friends' and family's birthdays. You can download your own month-by-month 2011 calendars here. You can whip up a birthday book as a fun stocking stuffer or a birthday gift bonus!
ENJOY! Happy weekend!