Sunday, January 1, 2012

Important Dates Book

Welcome 2012!!  Being the first day of the year, I am feeling very excited for what the year has in store for me!  The project that I have to share is one that I will get alot of use out of for the years to come.  Every year I get a new planner & have to rewrite all the brithdays/anniversaries of family & friends and some how I end up losing some of the information when transferring the dates, so this year that is going to change!  I decided to make an Important Date book that I only have to add any new birthdays/anniversaries to the individual montly pages vs. the old routine.  I will be able to get all my cards prepared ahead of time instead of waiting for the last minute as well.  One of my New Years resolutions is to be prepared and not wait til the last moment.  Thanks for stopping by & taking a peek!!

Recipe for this project:
- The Cinch Binding Tool - Version 2
- The Cinch Bookboard Covers - 8 x 8
- The Cinch Binding Wires - Black at .75
- Crop-A-Dial II Big Bite
- We R Memory Eyelets - Black
- Folk Art Paint - Black on the Bookboard Covers (before covering the front book cover with paper)
- Collage 'Pauge - Instant Decoupage Matte Finish, to seal the book covers
- We R Memory Keepers - Page Protectors 12 x 12 - cut down to 8 x 8
- 'Important Dates' from Designer's Calendar Cricut Cartridge cut at 1.5
- Calendar from Designer's Calendar Cricut Cartridge cut at 3
- Numbers on Calendar from Designer's Calendar Cricut Cartridge cut at .5
- Months for the pages inside of book to list special dates from Designer's Calendar Cricut Cartridge cut at 1.5
- Flowers with jewels in variety of different colors
- American Craft Premium Ribbon - varity of different colors


  1. This is a great idea!! Your book turned out adorable, I love all the ribbon along the side!!

  2. Great idea! Love all the colors with the ribbons and the flowers!!

  3. That's a fantastic idea - might have to do something simlar if you don't mind! Love the ribbon tied down the side, too!
    Jo x