Monday, September 20, 2010

Birthday Book

Hello friends! I am sharing with you the project I made for the The Bug Bytes.

"From My Kitchen" Cricut Cartridge
1" & 1-3/4" Circle Punches
2" Scallop punch
Transparency sheet
Six 12" x 12" double-sided cardstock for the pages (I used one of Tim Holtz paper packs)
Black and white cardstock for letters and punches
Black Ink
12 - 4" x 6" Ruled Index Cards
Embellishments for cover
Binding comb

  • Cut 12 tab cards (4 of each tab location) from the printed cardstock using the "From My Kitchen" cartridge (pages 48, 49 & 50) at the 4-1/4" setting.  I was able to get two tab cards from each 12 x 12 sheet.
  • Cut two rectangles out of the transparency to match the size of tab cards for the front and back covers
  • Embellish the front cover according to taste
  • Punch out 12 scallops and 12 of each size of circles for the tabs
  • Cut out 1" letters for the book title and each page. I used the letters from the "From My Kitchen" cartridge
  • Add index cards, months and scallops & circles to tab pages
  • Stamp according to each month

Finally, bind all of the pages and the covers together.  I used a binding comb machine that I had forever... (that machine is about a century old!!!).  This little book makes a fabulous and useful Christmas gift! Hope you enjoyed it and it will inspire you to make a bunch!

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Have a great, fabulous and blessed day!


  1. Hi, Beatriz! Saw this card on BugBytes and left a message there! You did a great job, your book is so cute!

  2. What a great little book. I know you will love it as I use mine all the time. Love how you decorated and emellished your book.

  3. Awesome book Bea, it would be a great gift to give someone. Hope you have a great week!

  4. Wow! Just wonderful and really a great gift idea for sure!

  5. Great book! I love how the stamped images match the theme of the month-cute cute cute!

  6. Beautiful book Beatriz! Gret idea!

  7. Beatriz... I love this idea!! I am going to have to make one of these very soon!! I'm not always the best at tracking birthdays... maybe this will help!! lol!!
    Barb :)

  8. Excelente idea para regalar amiga !!! Q delicado stampar cada hoja de acuerdo al mes !
    Apenas pueda voy al website para ver los otros proyects !