Thursday, November 10, 2011

12 Days of Christmas {Day 1}

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Welcome to the 2011 edition of Creative Itch's 12 Days of Christmas!! 
I'm excited to share with you some fun ideas I've found around the web...hopefully you'll find a few gift ideas for family and friends along the way!

Let's get started, shall we?!

{Day 1: Paper Bag Perpetual Birthday Calendar}

Instead of making my calendar from 9"x6" vertical envelopes, I used brown paper bags.  Here's a view of one of the inside pages:

What I love about this calendar is the organization factor!  Fill out the birthdays for each month, place cards in the envelopes, and you'll be all ready for birthdays for the year!

A tutorial for this project can be found HERE from Nannygoat.

Since I didn't use envelopes, I had to create my own flaps.  Here's the measurements:
*Cut cardstock to 5 1/8" x 3 1/2".  Score at 1 5/8".  Round the corners of the larger half of the cardstock, and tape/glue onto the inside of the paper bag.

See you tomorrow for Day 2!



Kellie said...

I absolutely LOVE this idea!!! Thanks so much for sharing!!! :)

Amy C said...

This is such a great idea!! I have a perpetual calendar to keep track of birthdays, but I love the paper bag idea to keep the cards with the calendar. And yours turned out SO CUTE!! I think I might have to make one of these. It'd make a great gift for grandparents as well. Thanks for sharing. :)