This Calendar Book is for a class I'm doing at Scrap N' Stamp in November. When you first get it you go through and put everyone's birthday, anniversary, whatever else on the pages. Then yo put their address on a sheet you tuck into each envelope pocket. You stand it on your desk, opened to the current month. When you do your card making in that month you have a reminder of what events you want to make cards for as well as the address right there handy so cards don't sit on your desk for days/weeks waiting to get addressed. You may even want to tuck a few stamps in!
It's a LOT of pictures so don't worry, it won't hurt my feelings if you sorta scroll through them quick! We will start with the decorated pages. These are actually the "backs" of the calendar, when it stands on your desk this is what is on the wrong side. I like to think they are decorating your space for each season:
For this one I will encourage them to use any winter stamps and this perfect pearls technique.
This uses a patern paper that has a variety of these cool images on it, the colors may be different so that they match the image.
This next photo is of the front cover, in case you choose to store it shut this is what you would see. Also if you give it as a gift this is what your recipient would see when they open it.
Then this shows the working part of the book. Here is where you write the names of the people who need cards, as you can see it opens up and you can slip a piece of paper ( I just use notebook paper) inside and have addresses on it. This part is really important, this is what gets the book USED, you can grab just the book and have all you need to remember the people and get the cards written out.
Here is the pocket, I cut notches in the flap so that it can still open when bound on the top.