Party Time Shabby Chic Birthday Celebration Card with Graphic 45 Time to Celebrate
Hello, Ribbon Lovers! It’s time to party at Really Reasonable Ribbon! The theme for our new challenge is “Celebrate”. Once again, I’ve pulled out pretty ribbons from the Pink & Green Mix Ribbon Club Assortment. This time I’ve paired it up with “oldie but goodie” Graphic 45’s Time to Celebrate collection. I think you’re going to love the way these ribbons enhance my Party Time Shabby Chic Birthday Celebration card.
To add a little party sparkle, I topped it with a metallic silver string bow. I found these pretty pink and green ribbons in my button stash and added them to the mix along with some pretty coral posies.
A Time to Celebrate chipboard tag was cut in half and tucked in above and below the focal image.
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Birthdays, Holidays & Special Days 2017 Planner with Graphic 45
Hello, Friends! This is the time of year when we all start thinking about organizing our lives and getting ready for the New Year. I was in the middle of sorting out my Graphic 45 paper collections when I had a “lightbulb moment” and the idea for this Birthdays, Holidays & Special Days 2017 Planner was conceived.
My thought was this: Wouldn’t it be great to use up all these scraps and make a whole year’s worth of cards? And then what if I bound them into an album with a pocket page to hold dates and addresses? And that little voice in my head said, “Yes, Yes! Do it!” So I did.
Like so many ideas, this turned out to be bigger than I realized. BUT….I just kept plugging away at it and after a solid week of work, I had this lovely album, places to keep addresses and 24…COUNT ‘EM!….handmade cards. As an added bonus, I cleared out tons of scraps and made room for more paper. That’s a win/win for sure!
I affectionately call this my “big Mama” because it is huge. The covers measure 8.5″ square and the binding is 5.5″ wide. There are 12 double pocket pages inside, one for each month of the year.
Dates, Addresses and Cards at my fingertips
This Birthdays, Holidays & Special Days 2017 planner is a real mash up of Graphic 45 goodies. I created the cover with Architecture & Alphabet DIY papers. The large size of these papers makes them ideal for this sort of project. Time to Celebrate decorates the front and inside covers.
Each month of the year is represented with a pocket for dates and addresses and a second pocket that contains 2 greeting cards themed to that month.
I am not going to lie to you: this took a lot of time to make. BUT, I have an album that can be used over and over again. I just have to make new cards to fill the card pocket. And, it will be very nice to have my addresses and special dates right at my fingertips in these handy pockets. The cut apart pages from Time to Flourish and A Place in Time make the job much easier.
These are the January cards. I have hoarded bits and pieces of both Place in Time and Time to Flourish ever since they were released. It felt wonderful to put them to good use on these simple, easy to mail cards.
Birthdays, Holidays & Special Days 2017 Planner YouTube Video Tour
To help you get a feel for the flow and design of this album, I prepared a YouTube video tour.
I hope I’ve inspired you today to get into your gorgeous Graphic 45 papers, use up your scraps and make something beautiful with them.
Thanks for stopping by!
Architecture & Alphabets DIY Paper G45
Time to Flourish
12×12 and 8×8 paper pads
pockets and tags
calendar papers both 12×12 and 8×8
A Place in Time (original release)
12×12 calendar pages
Time to Celebrate
12×12 cut apart pages
12×12 calendar pages
Staples Door Plates (2) Door Knob and Ornate key
Graphic 45 Washi Tape
Scor-Pal or other Scoring tool
Scor-Tape or other strong adhesive to create the binding
Medium weight chipboard
Art Institute Dries Clear Adhesive or the adhesive of your choice
plain cardstock in assorted colors from my scrap drawer