We all make resolutions, and then we slowly digress till we fail to keep them. Like say, we want to send cards to everyone, but soon the card doesn't even get in the envelope, much less get the stamp on it. I created an easy project to do, to keep you on track with your card giving in the New Year.
I designed this book with 24 pages. The first page is labeled January, and every other page after is the rest of the months. You write on the appropriate month the special events, occasions, etc that you will need to make cards for. If any of them need to be mailed, the page after each month is an address page. So the dates, and where they need to be mailed to are all conveniently in one place! Download and print 6 sheets of the list page. If you think you will need more than one address page per month, print off 8 sheets. Then you need to cut them in half both ways. You will now have 24 pages for your book.
Now you need 2 pieces of chipboard cut to 4.5 X 5.75 ~ I used the ones in the back of my 12 X 12 Designer Paper (DP) packs. You also need 4 pieces of DP : 2 (4.5 X 5.75), and 2 (5.5 X 6.75).
Using your Harmony rectangle block, compose the headers for your pages. I used the Trompe for the first letter of each word, and Brayton for the rest. The rest of my pages had the months of the year. Now it is time to make the covers of the book. Glue each of the chipboard pieces to the largest DP (5.5 X 6.75). Make sure it is centered, you should be left with approx. 1/2" over hang on each side. Then snip off all 8 corners on an angle
Now you can see why we cut the angles on the DP. When you glue down the over hangs, you will not get any binding in the corners. After you have glued it down, make sure to run your bone folder over the crease, to make sure the fold is crisp. Add the smaller piece of DP to the backside of the chipboard. ONLY DO THIS TO ONE PIECE FOR NOW. This will be the back cover of the book and the smaller piece of DP will face the inside of the book. Add your words to a panel that will decorate the front of the book. I used the Trompe and Brayton fonts again, but you can use what suits you more. I them layered it on a piece of scallop CS. Decorate the front of the book as desired, I added ribbon and brads. When it is all done, you glue on the last piece of DP to cover all the stuff on the backside. You can also see that I used sticky strip on my ribbon, to make sure it would stay put. Now all you have left to do is put it together. I used a Bind-It-All for mine, but you can punch holes, even add eyelets. Then you can tie it together with ribbon, use binder rings, or whatever else you can think of. This is what the inside of the book looks like. Hope you enjoy making this book and organizing for the new year. Have fun and happy stamping!!