Friday, February 5, 2010

Birthday Calendar Rolodex

stampin up big shot, rolodex, birthday calendarI attended the Stampin' Up! Regional event in Fort Collins on Saturday. I decided to make Rolodex Birthday Calendars for my swap. I used the Big Shot for almost every element of these, including the Card, Telephone and Address Bigz Clear Die and the Movers & Shapers Punch Windows Die.
I just love these perpetual calendars and have had a lot of fun stamping and decorating the individual cards of my own Rolodex Birthday Calendar, sent to me by a great friend and amazing demonstrator, Kay Kaltoff. For this set of Rolodex Calendars, I used the In Colors cardstock and a few stamp sets that you can earn FREE during Sale-A-Bration - Birthday Bliss and A Little Birthday Celebration.

stampin up, rolodex, birthday calendar, big shotThe front card is a piece of the chipboard that comes in the Designer Series Paper packs - I cut it to 3 1/4 x 4 1/4 and adhered a piece of Crushed Curry cardstock to it before running it through the Big Shot with the Card, Telephone and Address Die. I punched a strip of Bermuda Bay cardstock with the Scallop Trim Border Punch (FREE Sale-A-Bration choice) and then wrapped a piece of Melon Mambo Polka Dot Ribbon around it, tied in a knot. I adhered the Polka Dot Ribbon with a Mini Glue Dot to keep it in place.

I stamped the 'oh my' sentiment from Birthday Bliss (a FREE Sale-A-Bration choice) in Bermuda Bay ink onto Very Vanilla cardstock and then punched it out with the 1 1/4" Circle Punch. This is layered onto a 1 3/8" Circle Punch of Melon Mambo cardstock and adhered with Stampin' Dimensionals. Finally, I cut a strip of Very Vanilla cardstock and stamped it with a sentiment from A Little Birthday Celebration in Melon Mambo ink. I slid this into the Modern Label Punch to finish the end.

stampin up big shot, rolodexFor each of the 12 monthly cards, I stamped the Full Calendar month names in Rich Razzleberry ink onto Very Vanilla cardstock and punched it out with the Modern Label Punch. I layered these onto mats of the six different In Colors, using one of the Movers & Shapers Punch Windows. I also punched Scallop Circles from the six different In Colors to create the tabs of the monthly dividers. The monthly divider cards are from the six different In Colors and die cut with the Big Shot Card, Telephone and Address Bigz Clear Die. Finally, I die cut several more of the card files from Very Vanilla cardstock to fill the monthly dividers. I didn't stamp or decorate these, as they can be completed as desired by the Birthday Calendar owner.

stampin up big shot rolodexI made 13 of the Birthday Rolodex Calendars for my swap. Can't wait to meet these ladies on Saturday and see all the beauties stamped by them.

*TIP: I made a sandwich of Impressions Pad, Cutting Plate, Punch Window Die piece, 4 layers of cardstock and top Cutting Plate to cut the mats for the Modern Label Punch. This is different from the recommended Movers & Shapers sandwich, so be sure to test very carefully with your machine and plates before proceeding.

Happy Stampin'


Terri H. said...

Mary, thank you so much for visiting my new blog. I was so excited to get my very first comments. I had to come and see your blog too and all I have to say is that I've got a long way to go to get mine anywhere near yours!
Your project today for the swap at regionals is absolutely fabulous! I sure wish I was one of the ladies you were going to be swapping with. What a wonderful project. TFS and thanks again for your sweet comment on my blog.

Yapha said...

Wow! This is amazing! I love it!! Thank you so much for your detailed instructions, too!

Melissa said...

"Oh my!" is what I would say about your rolodex, Mary.. it's so gorgeous!! Love the colors, and very nicely done. Thanks for the instructions! You are just adding to my to-do list, aren't you?!

Cindy said...

Wow, wish I was going to be a lucky recipient! These are fabulous!

Kay Kalthoff said...

AWESOME!!! wow wow wow wow!!! You really go the extra mile! Your swapping friends will be thrilled!!

Jen Timko said...

What lucky swap recipients!! These are really a WOW!!

Marie said...

What a FABULOUS idea, Mary!!!! I haven't seen these anywhere, but this is a great idea for an easy way to keep track of birthdays. Thanks for sharing!

Corie said...

OH my this is absolutely fabulous

Kristi said...

Mary those are absolutely beautiful! I wish I had seen this post before regionals and I would have made sure to get an up close and personal look at them. Great job!

By Shawna Rae said...

Love this idea!! I'll be making one for me... and my parents... and my daughter-in-law... LOVE it!
New follower here too! ;-)

Coley said...

Have you thought about selling these on etsy? I would love to buy one!! I am just not the crafty type so mine would never turn out this good!

Natalie said...

Mary...Your stuff is awesome!! I especially love this Birthday Calendar Rolodex! You should be selling your stuff on Etsy!! If you ever decide to...please let me know so I can add you to my favorites and purchase from you! :)

The Petit Cadeau said...

Hi - just wanted to let you know that I have featured your beautiful birthday calendar (and a link to your blog) in a post about organized gift giving on my new blog. I hope to will take a minute to visit - and I hope others are inspired by your lovely creations!

Tiff said...

what a great idea! I love the colors! Thank you for sharing. Love your work!

Anonymous said...

I followed a link here from pinterest - LOVE this, and so excited you're a fellow Coloradan!

Team Craftwell said...

Found you on Pinterest! lovely project!

Team Craftwell

talha said...

I like this creative colorful project,its unique but simple.

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ColdBlooded Enigma said...

why the hell would i pay 30 some $ when i can make one myself and much more cuter.. ppl this bitch is a waste dnt buy into the crap its not even well done... disappointed waste of money thats all i gotta say

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Nicole Swanburg said...

These are amazing! Do you have a weekly or monthly newsletter that I can subscribe to? I find your projects amazing and truly beautiful!

ktstamps said...

This is awesome. I bought one of your Rolodex idea. I would love to have a pattern so I could make this for our school auction. I am hoping you would share that with me.
I am so excited to receive this rolodex and get started making it! Thank you so much! kivonne tucker

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