Friday, January 04, 2013

Pocket Book Calendar.

This is one of the gifts that I made for my partner in the  Advent Swap that we did last month.  A pocket book calendar for 2013.


Bee likes the colour blue so I pulled out all my snippets of blue patterned papers  and set about creating the pages. The papers were stuck onto thick card  and the edges coloured to match with promarkers. The calendar  months were stuck on matching paper for each page and then adhered to make a pocket.

 
I then made smaller tags  for each month  that had Notes on one side and Birthdays on the other to fit inside the pockets.
Punched holes in the top and finished each one off with pretty ribbon. Two book rings held the pages together.
 
Entering the following challenges:
Pixies Crafty Workshop: Use your snippets #53.
2 Sisters Challenge: Anything but a Card.
Papertake Weekly: Anything Goes.
Crafters Companion: Anything but a Card.
Crafty Creations: Anything Goes.
Cards Galore: Anything Goes.
Sparkles: Anything Goes.
 


34 comments:

  1. What a fab idea. My fav colour too :-)
    Hugs,
    A x

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  2. Such a fabulous gift Mrs A - I love pressies that are not only pretty, but practical too - win, win!! xx

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  3. Woweeeee - this is lovely Mrs A, and so useful too.

    Will e ASAP, currently hauling Christmas deccies down.

    That cat is still watching me on your sidebar - in fact both of them are but the top one has a mean look in its eyes :(

    Hugs, Di xx

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  4. How did you manage to get the pics up - i still can't??

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  5. Happy New Year Mrs A hope you had a good one, What a brilliant Pocket Book Calendar it looks amazing! x

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  6. Wow! Beautiful work and absolutely fantastic idea!

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  7. What a great take on the traditional birthday list book - far prettier.

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  8. Just lovely Mrs A.
    What a gorgeous make, perfect for your handbag. Beautiful colours used too.
    dx

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  9. I was the lucky recipient of the calender and it is just lovely ... thanks again Mrs A ... Bee xx

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  10. Such a lovely and thoughtful gift. Blue is beautiful. Creative Hearts are Happy Hearts...

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  11. Absolutely gorgeous love the whole idea of this and has given me some ideas for gifts too...lucky Bee...thanks for joining my blog too and wow your parents come from Australia....I want to visit England as I have many on line friends there whom we would all love to 'catch up'....luv aNNIe.xxx

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  12. I also have a candy going so please join in the fun...luv annie
    http://annieforeva.blogspot.com.au

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  13. WOW! Fabulous calendar and a GREAT idea with the tags etc.

    LOVELY!

    Hugs
    Sarn xxx

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  14. WOW Valery Anne, this is such a fantastic creation ! I loooove the idea ! You rock Lady ! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

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  15. Fabulous creation!

    Thank you for joining in the fun at Sparkles Monthly Challenges for our * Anything goes * challenge

    Hope you will join us again & good luck in the draw
    Hugs Shaz x

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  16. Brilliant, Mrs A - I love this and think it is such a good idea, so useful and pretty too. Elizabeth xx

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  17. E mailed you Mrs A - hope that hasn't gone on strike as well!!

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  18. gorgeous creation thanks for joining us at PTW hugs Jill xx

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  19. Great project. Thanks for sharing with us at Sparkles Monthly Challenges.

    Hugs Helen xx

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  20. That's a pretty project and a half. Crammed full of lush details too. Very nice. X

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  21. That must have taken some time to make and what a lovely present, useful and practical as well as being sooo pretty.

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  22. What a lovely present to make for anyone, useful but beautiful too. Thank you for your visit today and your kind comments. The original image had a US mailbox on a post, but I chopped a proper red box to put over the top of it. Have a good week. xx Maggie

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  23. Oh this is so gorgeous, I love the birthday tags, what a fabulous idea. Thank you for your lovely comments on my blog and I am sorry to hear that it has been a difficult start to the year for you as well. I really hope things get better for you
    Lindsay xx

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  24. Wonderful idea! I love the papers you used.

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  25. What a pretty and practical calendar, Mrs. A! I love the pocket tags for notes!!

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  26. What a wonderful idea, and so useful too!.. Thank you for sharing with us this week at 'Make it Monday'
    Hugs,
    Marjorie
    xx

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  27. What a lovely project, beautiful and practical too.
    I love the birthday tags with the ribbon :)
    Thank you for your lovely comment over on my blog, I hopped over to Make it Monday to find you :)

    Lynda-Rose xox

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  28. The pocketbook calendar is lovely. What a wonderful gift, I bet Bee was so pleased with it.
    Ali x

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  29. Oooo! When did you sneak this one in?
    Love it and very practical if I may say so! The girls birthdays are 25 November!!

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  30. Fantastic calendar and pages. I saw this on MIM..faye

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  31. This is a fantastic project...i like how you can slide the birthdays in and out.

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  32. A super clever idea and beautifully executed! Wonderful work! Happy New Year to you and The Doc! Hugs, Lesley

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