Birthday Book Table Calendar

How do you keep track of upcoming birthdays, anniversaries, weddings and other special events?  Do you make handmade cards for each one?  Well here is a great idea that crew member Sanna Lippert, created using the 7gypsies Book Stand and a few book covers and the insides you can let your creativity go wild.  The 7gypsies book stand is sizes perfectly for a 5×7 book vertically or a 4×6 horizontally, your book your way, love it.  The stand comes with the upright, crossbar, stand, 2 rings and 10 4×6 photo holders.  You can use them in your creation or add your own touch like these great metallic blue rings Sanna added.  You will also find a complete selection of book covers that can be altered to the perfect covers of your choice.  
We all use our mobile devices and social media for keeping up with family, friends and colleagues. I however find that it is nice to have a calendar on my desk to write things down in an old fashioned way. So why not also create a separate birthday table pocket calendar to keep up with anniversaries, birthdays and other important dates! The 7gypsies display stand is just perfect for this purpose. It comes with album sleeves and in addition is very decorative, when finished! I now have my very own DIY table birthday calendar, separated in quarters and each quarter had 3 sleeves/pockets for writing down each months important dates. I just need to flip thru it and open the right month and there is no more forgetting about birthdays, anniversaries and other major dates!
Tools Used:
1. Crop-a-Dile
2. The Crafter´s Workshop stencils
3. Palette knife
4. Golden texture paste – Imagine Crafts
5. Tab punch
6. Butterfly punch
7. Eyelets
8. Stapler
9. Black pen
Step 1
Use a Crop-a-dile to punch holes onto the album covers for hanging – cover with eyelets.
Step 2
Place stencils onto the album covers (both back and front) and add golden texture paste onto the surface thru the stencil using a palette knife.
The thickness of the book covers makes them perfect for adding nice thick textures and designs.  SONY DSC
The vintage vibe of the artwork shows through the stenciled work beautifully.
The doily themed stencil is a great companion to the vintage art of the cover.
Step 3
Mist the French Script canvas piece with blue Glimmer Mist, mist a piece of ivory cardstock or a tag with light pink Glimmer Mist. Now punch butterflies from the light pink toned paper.
Mist paper to the color you wish and punch, cut or die cut into the shapes you need.
Mist is terrific when applies to canvas or fabric, the colors are so deep and rich.  You can iron if required when dry.SONY DSC
Step 4
Add 7gypsies rub-ons onto white cardstock, fussy cut a sentiment. Then decorate both the back and the front piece of the calendar with the previously misted elements, the canvas flower, buttons, rope and canvas/burlap pieces.
SONY DSCPunch holes in your book covers where you want them, the stand is flexible to allow you to create your own spacing.  SONY DSC
Step 5
Cut papers into the photo sleeves from the Postale Collection paper (or use a paper of your choice from the versatile 7gypsies paper collection).  You can use the papers of your choice to fill in the page protectors.
Step 6
Cut 4 white cardstock pieces to serve as folders between the quarters, use Glimmer Mist to add color. Spray ink the folder pieces with the lighter tone, then spray the punched tabs. This time use darker colors for more interest and contrast.
Choose a fun assortment of Mist colors to mist your tabs.
Step 7
Stamp with the 7gypsies Distress Words stamp and black stamp ink onto the misted pieces. Adhere the tabs onto the sides and attach them with a stapler. Decorate the quarter divider pieces with alpha and number stickers, buttons, rub-ons, doodling – whatevery you prefer. This is a good spot to mix in a few older products too.
Step 8
Assembly/organize the dividers and the sleeves onto the binding rings that comes with the display stand. If they are too small, save them and change for larger ones.
Step 9
Here is what the finished project looks like – incl. a few detail photos.
The stand allows you to flip a page each day or flip through as needed, so easy and looks great on a desk, cabinet or dresser.
The page protectors are sizes perfectly for 4×6 photos, postcards or even recipes for the big event.SONY DSC SONY DSC SONY DSC SONY DSCSanna loves to play with papers and paints and adds her own personal touch and lots of great details. To see more of her work stop by her blog Papierstau and follow her on Instagram – Sanna Lippert.
Happy Creating!!!



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