Thursday, June 7, 2012

Lucy Birthday Card Keeper

Isn't this just the cutest?! 

I came across a great tutorial for this Card Keeper Box on Erica Cerwin's blog here.

I made a few changes, but for the most part kept it as per her tutorial.
(I'll note my changes at the bottom of this post.)

I did make my dividers a little differently, though.

I created 6 tabbed dividers, that when flipped over after the first 6 months are over, they have the next 6 months on the reverse side.

I also added a pockets onto both sides of the dividers and printed up blank calendar sheets to tuck inside each pocket.

The calendars are completely removable and can be replaced as needed.

Here's the reverse side of the January divider shown above:

Wouldn't one of these make a great gift?

Now I just need to add a few generic birthday cards!

* Here's the few changes I made:
  • Though I didn't do this for the box shown, I would suggest to change the 7"x6" cardstock piece to 7 1/2" x 6" piece
  • I used B&T papers (instead of creating the zebra print), and would suggest adhering the pieces onto the box before assembly
  • I used a 2 1/4" and a 2 1/2" circle punch for the front - my tip would be to punch the 1/2 circle out of  the B&T piece first (before adhering), then use it as a guide and use a pencil to draw the 1/2 circle shape onto the box front, and then punch the cardstock with the 2 1/2" circle punch - I think that would make it easier to line up
  • For the B&T on the side panels, I cut mine to 6 1/2" x 2 1/4"
  • For the B&T on the front panel, I cut mine to 3 3/4" x 4 3/4", but if you changed your large cardstock piece to the 7 1/2" x 6" size, then your front panel will need to be 4 1/4" x 4 3/4"

* My additions:
  • I added 6 dividers measuring 6" x 4 3/4" (cut 6)
  • The B&T pockets measure 2 1/2" x 4 3/4" (cut 12)
  • The calendar inserts were printed double-sided and trimmed to 5" x 3 3/4" (used 3 sheets of 8 1/2" x 11" Colonial White CS)

You can find my printable instructions on this blog post:  Large Card Keeper

Happy creating!  :)

Supplies used (all CTMH unless otherwise noted):
Paper:  Lucy B&T; Colonial White, Cotton Candy, Sweet Leaf CS
Stamp:  Save the Date
Ink:  Black
Embellishments:  Sweet Leaf stitched grosgrain, Creme Brulee paper flower, Paper butterfly, Clear sparkles, Pearl Opaque
Punches/Die:  2 1/4" and 2 1/2" circle punches (EK), 5/8" circle punch (EK), Round Tab punch (McGill); Daisies #2 die (SU-Sizzix)
Other:  Diagonal Scoring Plate (SU), Score Board (Martha Stewart), ScorTape (ScorPal)


Marg Van Patten said...

Love this idea, most especially the modifications you made! I'm putting this one on my to-do list. Thanks for inspiration!

Lalia Harris said...

I love it! I'm always on the look out for cute card storage ideas!

Diane said...

Would love to have your directions, very great idea!

Gloria said...

Love it!

Tiendita de Recortes said...

HELLO! I'm From El Salvador, Central America, and I would love to have the tutorial or template to do this wonderful calendar box.. thank you in advance... my email

~Erica~ said...

Hi Vicki! I noticed I was getting alot of hits from you all the sudden and so I hopped over to see why! Your card Keeper is FABULOUS!!! I just love it and I am flattered to be linked! You always rock my socks off! Check my blog tomorrow because I have another version of this, only smaller! LOL! They are so fun to make! Thanks again girl!!

Unknown said...

I would love the directions on how you made the box and the birthday dividers, along with the papers in the divider. Cuteset idea! IKm going to make one for my mother inlaw for her birthday. If you could email it to me that would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Jackie's Keepsakes

Pat T. said...

I was wanting to do this so I could be better about sending out cards this year. Thank you so much for the inspiration!

Michelle said...

I know this is an old post but did you do a video on this project

Unknown said...

I love this, want to try it.

Linda from AZ said...

I love what you did with this box, especially the addition of the calendar days. My problem is that I am unable to pull up the file to print these days out, can you help me and send me a link. My email address is: Thanks so much, Linda


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