Friday, October 17, 2014

Calendar and Address Book

So this is the first project I made with my October Counterfeit Kit and it's not a scrapbook page but an Address and Date binder for my youngest.  Since he's no longer at home (Yea!) he needs a way to keep track of birthday's and anniversary's and an address book instead of asking mom.


I cut down a piece of the DCWV Heirloom stack paper then backed it on a kraft cardstock for the front of the binder.  I rounded two of the corners to mimic the binder.



I used the Cosmo Cricket paper from my October Counterfeit Kit (the back side) for the front of the Dates Divider. I have a perpetual calendar in there for him to keep track of birthday's and anniversary's.

 
I stamped, colored, and cut out the cake.  Then added a few cheery colored paper but tried to keep it not girly looking.  I added a stamped and cut out banner to the top corner of my cluster.


For the address section I used the  Girls Paperie paper for the main page. I added the labels on the side of the dividers after both were made and put into the binder to get my placement. 


I again stamped, colored and cut out the image.  I layered everything up and added the last of the blue twine. I added a mini paper clip to the paper coming out of the typewriter a few of the square rhinestones a the bottom of the cluster.


One of the sheets in the Heirloom Stack is a page with words on it and I cut the "friends" strip out then added it to the paper with the number.

Last time he was home I had him raid my stash of cards and tags for him to take back with him.  He now has his own supply and his own list and address to send them out.  I also sent him a

Counterfeit Kit Challenge - October

2 - Binder Dividers

Entered into: Unity Stamp Company: Friends with Flair

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Recipe:
Date Divider:
Paper: Cosmo Cricket - Early Bird "Brunch", DCWV - white and Heirloom Stack: Unknown - various Scraps
Stamp: Unity Kit of the Month - May 2014 {Hey Girl}; Studio G - St Patrick's Day Stamps
Watercolor Pencils: Generals - 712 Light Blue and 714 Light Green; Derwent - Christmas White 72; Crayola - yellow
Ink: Colorbox Chalk Ink - Blue Lagoon
Misc.: Adhesive, Avery Index tabs, hole punch, P-touch label maker, Scissors, Star Paperclips, and Zots

Address Divider:
Paper: The Girls Paperie; DCWV - white and Heirloom Stack
Stamps: Unity Stamps Kit of the Month - February 2013 {let love grow}
Watercolor Pencils: Staedtler - Medium brown, Olive, grey; Generals - 715 black
Punch: Stampin' Up - Spiral Borer Punch
Misc.; adhesive, Avery Index tabs, hole punch, P-Touch label maker, scissors, square gems, Tim Holtz - mini paperclip, twine and Zots

Front and back of Binder:
Paper: DCWV - Heirloom Stack and Kraft Paper
Misc.: Adhesive, Crop-A-Dile corner chomper 1/4"

21 comments:

Tina Campbell said...

Oh good job on this and a perfect date book :) I LOL when I seen the Yea that he's out of the house, not bad being empty nesters I do enjoy it. I really liked the way you added the Friends too for the one page perfect for their dates to be added also.

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous.xxx

Laura said...

Ooh, this is great! Think I'd have a hard time parting with it if I had made it!!

Ruby said...

Very cool project. This is so practical and I am sure you will get lots of use out of it.

Ruby said...

Great project. I am sure you will get lots of use from the calendar. Thanks for sharing this idea.

Ruby said...

Great project. It is such a useful creation. Thanks for sharing this idea.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

This binder is just plain awesome!

Ruby N said...

great project!

joybear said...

Such an awesome project!

joybear said...

Such an awesome project!

LCSmithSAVED said...

A very thoughtful gift. Almost as much of a present for you as he won't have to ask all the time!

Kim Rippere said...

Great idea! I love the thoughtfulness.

Gaylynn said...

Great project and stamping!!

Sue D said...

Great idea for grown children.

ionabunny said...

Gorgeous. Hugz

Crystal said...

This is so cool! The cover is great and I love the details inside as well!

Miwa said...

What a fabulous idea! Love it!

Julia said...

Fantastic idea!!!

Susanne said...

Nice, I'm really thinking about doing something similar. Thanks for the inspiration.

Susanne said...

Great post, you've got me wanting to do something similar.

sassyscrapper said...

I recognize some of those Cosmo Cricket papers. They are faves in my stash. What a clever idea to help out your son.