Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Perpetual Birthday Calendar!

Hey, everyone!  Here's a fun post that was shared on the AWDML blog last week!

This week, I have birthdays on the brain! I always feel like I'm going to forget someone (and often do...), so I wanted to have something that would be a quick reference to know when everyone's birthday is. I created a perpetual birthday calendar. You can use it year after year and just add people as you go!

I started with a 5"x7" acrylic free standing frame that you can get from any department or craft store. I batted my big brown eyes and got my husband to drill two holes in it. Each hole is 1" from the outer edge and 1/2" from the top.

Then I created my cover. I wanted it to be festive and fun, but something I could keep out on my desk year round. I found this great cherry paper in the Echo Park Perfect Summer collection and then used up some of my Thicker stash for the letters. I punched the cover 1" from the outer edge and 1/2" from the top to match the acrylic frame.

Next, I created the pages that I fill in the birthdays on. They are simple, yet functional. Just print, punch and go! I created mine using Word and saved it as a PDF file. You are more than welcome to download it HERE.

I connected all of the pages using book rings and I'm ready to start filling in the birthdays of all my friends and family! I'll never miss another birthday! Here it is all put together, ready to sit on your desk or mantle all year!

Now, simply flip the over over to any month you need and see who has a birthday that month!

I hope you enjoyed today's project and that you're inspired to make one of your own! 

Thanks so much for stopping by today and be sure to check out AWDML for all of the latest in scrapping goodies and all of the supplies used to make this project!


  1. Dear Nicole, You are so clever! This is a great idea and I'm going to try it! Peggy Jo

  2. I love this Nicole, I'm going to do one and thanks for the monthly sheets pdf, you've done most of the work for us! Thank you! :)

  3. What a great idea! I especially love the part about batting the eyes, wish I was there to watch you, my friend ;)


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