by Beate Johns
Make this organizer for someone special to keep track of their birthdays and store their birthday cards.
- Binding system (I used Rubicoil™)
- 6 sheets of 12" x 12" cardstock
- 2 pieces of 6" x 7 3/4" cardstock
- Calendar printouts (PDF, 36KB)
- Paper cutter with scoring blade
Take a piece of your 12" x 12" cardstock and score it at 4 1/4". Repeat with all of the 12" x 12" cardstock pieces.
Turn your cardstock piece one quarter and score at 6". If you are using Stampin' Up! cardstock score at 5 15/16", because it's not quite a 12" square.
Stamp the upper 4" of your cardstock.
Turn the cardstock over and stamp the lower 4" all the way up to the score line.
Turn cardstock back over so you will see the upper part stamped. Now fold the lower part up.
Now fold the cardstock in half. This will create two pages with pockets.
Push your folded cardstock with the open ends all the way into your binding machine and punch holes. Make sure your cardstock is all the way in before punching. Repeat with all pieces of cardstock including your covers.
Stack your cover, pages and cover on top of each other.
Start inserting your coil into the holes manually. Continue to do so until you have the coil into four to five holes.
Lay card organizer onto the Rubicoil so the coil is in the indentation.
Now roll your fingers over the coil towards you until the coil is all the way to the end of the page.
Cut extra coil off.
Bend wire in to keep from unraveling.
Take your printout calendar pages, center them and tape them onto each pocket.
Decorate the front of your organizer.