Saturday, July 2, 2016

Bringing back Birthdays Tin of Cards

I really am trying to send birthday cards to my family and friends and God only know how many cards I have just sitting around.  I have lots of occasion cards but my problem is that I don't remember the birthdays until after it's past and then I smack my head for forgetting.  The solution is to have cards set up by months rather than occasions.

I really love the tin of cards and got the stampset to match to make the cards inside but I used the Perpetual Birthday Calendar set to stamp the months on each of the tabs.

 Now the kit comes with only 9 dividers but no worries.  I used the white cardboard that comes with most of the DSP to cut out a piece 6 1/2x 5 inches and then used the envelope punch board to make the tabs.
 For the side tabs, punch at the corners and at 3 inches. The middle tabs are not exactly centered so it seemed like about 1 3/4 and at 4 1/4 or so worked out. After punching the indentation, cut off the remainder with the paper cutter.

Maybe Stampin Up will put 12 dividers next time in the kit?

 I am thinking about stamping Writing Notes stamp in front of each divider to write the actual birthdays and names of people to remind me to send the cards.
 While I was taking the picture of the Tin for the main picture a gargantuan bumblebee buzzed into the picture- here is the closeup...
On the lid I like to have some postage stamps on the ready so nothing impedes my card getting mailed.

When I gifr these, I also like to put a pen - you can use a velcro tab on the pen and the lid to attach if you want.

Hopefully I will be better this year sending out my cards.....