Thursday 9 January 2014

Birthday Planner

Well this project nearly didn't get finished, and I still don't have all the parts I was hoping for.  I ordered some stuff on the tinterweb, with a scheduled delivery date of last Saturday, and it still hasn't arrived, so at the last minute (last night), I had to improvise!

I've been wanting to make a birthday planner since I saw a tutorial on Stempeleinmaleins last Spring, and decided at the start of the month that I was going to get myself organised.

I started making my version about a week ago, and made the main panel fairly quickly.  I then printed out all the names and dates, and die cut them out using a small circle die.  I decided to use little wooden discs for the months, but the jump rings that I had already were too small to loop through the wood, so I needed some larger ones.

I'm still waiting for them to arrive, so instead I dug out some gold jewellery wire, and coiled it around a pencil lots of times, and then snipped though the coil with wire cutters to create rings.  I used larger rings to link up the wooden months, and wound tighter coils to link up all the names underneath.

The little name tags do actually have the date and name, but I've smudged out the names on the photo as I thought some people might not like their birthday being shown.

Anyway, this is it in its temporary state, until the pesky jump rings arrive.  I'll bet they'll be lying on the mat when I get home tonight now.  Flippin' typical!

Hopefully you'll get the gist.

This project is to support the Kraft challenge at Crafty Little Fairies, and I used kraft card for all the name tags and a backing layer to the main image.  The satin ribbon is also 'kraft' coloured to match!

Here's a close up of the main panel, with the meeces wrapping their presents on the left ....

... and here they are with their balloons on the right ...

I've not used these images for a while, but I thought they were perfect to use together on this project.

I took so long making the jump rings that I also forgot that I was going to embellish the main panel with some pearls, but I don't think it looks too bad as it is.

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Sarah said...

OMG!!....Speechless...again!! Can't think of a word to describe this fabulous project Annette!
Supercalafragilisticexpealidocious, just about covers it!! xx

Lozzy said...

Wow, stunning..Hugs Lozzy x

agapanthus said...

Brilliant idea! Love it! Great mice images too! Karen x

Carol S. said...

Hi Annette, Great project and brilliant idea. Love the images and are perfect for the placque. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Larissa said...

Wow this is really creative! I love it.


Crafty Mamma Mia said...

Oh my goodness Annette - I'm sat here speechless once more!!!!! This is stunning.
Helen x

Mojca said...

Oh it is beautiful Annette! But I don't get it what kind of tags you used for names and days? Looks like metal ... hugs! Mojca

Squirrel x said...

I know I saw this mid construction, but I am still blown away by your creativity and skill hunny. I just adore this, and well done you for the improvisation at the late hour. I bet those pesky things will be there waiting for you tonight. Glad to see that mid July is there, lol! Awesome make hunny, and those little meece are just perfect. Hugs xx

Christine L said...

Oooh this looks fab and what a clever way of remembering birthdays! LOVING those little LOTV images... will I have to buy them next time I'm at the shop...... probably!! And you've coloured them so well! Fab-u-lous!

Christine x

Unknown said...

Just amazing Thanks for joining in with us this week at Graph'It colour challenge.
Good Luck Susan xx

Wishcraft said...

Absolutely bloomin' fabulous hun! LOVE it :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Bettina L. said...

Oh this birthday planner is absolutely stunning Annette.Love the details with the little wall hanging with the months and dates as well. Such an awsome idea. Please join in on my candy. Hugs Bettina xx

Unknown said...

You are brilliant, Nette!!!

Tanya said...

This is so gorgeous Annette! I love those images, they're so cute, I really enjoy colouring them in hehe :) this is such a great idea too, really helps keep track - september must be full of parties for you haha!

Thanks for joining in at Papertake Weeky, hope to see you again soon!

Tanya GDT xx

suzanne2 said...

oh wow Annette this is stunning! I absolutely love it! I really must make one these, thank you for the inspiration.

Suzanne x said...

Fantastic!! I love everything about your project - 10 thumbs up hun!!

Deanne :)

carsondcat said...

This is the first time I have seen this done.. I'm going to check out the original now… But well done, from someone who never remembers birthdays I may have to give this one a try myself..


Anne said...

This is fabulous Netty, what a great idea.

Thanks for joining our Anything Goes challenge - good luck!

Anne x
Lili of the Valley

Kat W said...

Awesome project and super useful too! The birthdays look more evenly spaced than in my calendar - I have loads to do in Spring!
Great pics on the main panel and love the touches of glitter :-)
Hugs, Kat x

Iris Wiechmann said...

Gorgeous! Thanks for joining us this week at the Graph'It color challenge and Good Luck!


Lorraine A said...

Totally Love this Annette ,,, very original and brilliant !! I have no idea how you did this ,,, but LOVE it :-)

Lols x x x

Zippy said...

This is brilliant, such a wonderful idea, love it! xxx

Jo said...

This is fab & such a great idea too!
Thanks for joining us over at Crafty Calendar, hope to see you again!
hugs Jo x