A Perpetual Birthday/Anniversary Calendar

My mother-in-law obligingly admits to a poor memory.

Earlier this year, she asked me to fill in a 2011 calendar with birthdays and anniversaries. So when I saw the tutorial below on eighteen25 (fabulous blog!!!), I knew exactly what I would do with their lovely free printables.

Instead of using patterned paper to pretty up the pages (which I printed on white cardstock), I did some quick stamping, going for a distress-y look and trying to keep the inks light enough to write over. I attached eyelets and clipped them all together with a metal ring. The finishing touch was the last bit of Pure Poppy saddlestitch ribbon in my arsenal.

 (Stamps: Rustic Snowflakes by Papertrey Ink)

 (Stamps: Heart Prints by Papertrey Ink)

 (Stamp: Through the Trees by Papertrey Ink)

 (Stamps: Scattered Showers and Additions by Papertrey Ink)

 (Stamps: All About You by Papertrey Ink)

 (Stamps: Beautiful Blooms II by Papertrey Ink)

 (Stamps: With Sympathy by Papertrey Ink)

 (Stamps: Up, Up & Away by Papertrey Ink)

 (Stamps: Back to School by Papertrey Ink)

 (Stamps: Leaf Prints by Papertrey Ink)

 (Stamps: Harvest Berries by Papertrey Ink)

(Stamps: Bells & Boughs by Papertrey Ink)

That last set is my favorite set from this year's Christmas releases!

As you can see, I've already filled in birthdays and anniversaries for my mother-in-law. I'm thinking she can just hang this on an adhesive hook where she hangs all her calendars and phone lists.

Thanks for stopping by!


Sabrina said...

Oh, Dana! This is great! Wendy will love it! Would've loved being there with you, crafting away. ;)

Lynn said...

What an absolutely fabulous project! I think July and November are my favorite months :)

Karen B. said...

Beautiful stamping, and what a great idea!

Tenia Nelson said...

So so cool....I need one of these!!!

Unknown said...

Love this Dana! I really need one of these ... too many birthday's & anniversary's to remember. TFS! ;o)

Nona said...

What a neat project, Dana! Love the stamping on each page. Wishing you and your family a blessed Christmas :)