Wednesday, December 1

Birthday Binder

I am so excited to share this project with you today - I'm proud of it! My mom is such a wonderful friend to me and she is so supportive and excited about everything I create. This Birthday Binder is just for her and will be packaged up with several other handmade goodies this holiday. (Stay tuned throughout December for the coordinating items and other gift-giving ideas.)
I added a pocket to the inside front flap for envelope storage. The measurements for this pocket are: 4.5" x 7". I plan to add the date and sweet sentiment to the top square.

I personally think these little binders + calendars have a lot of potential and could be a happy home to lots of things... coupons, receipts, photo storage, etc. - definitely not just cards. I can't wait to whip one up for myself... hope you are inspired by it too!

P.S. I popped this over at Wee Memories - such a simple challenge this week: Use ribbon. Tie a bow on and join them! ;)

Stamps: All PTI: Mother, YOF Violets, Text Style I, Fancy Flourishes (inside), Calendar Basics; Cardstock: PTI Ocean Tides, SU Very Vanilla textured; Patterned Papers: SU Perfect Plum Patterns and Cottage Wall (retired), PTI Pretty Pastels; Tools: PTI Lg. Scallop Border die; Sassy Somethings: PTI Ocean Tides felt and Spring Moss satin ribbon, SU So Saffron buttons and Basic Pearls

32 comments:

Anonymous said...

Beautiful job!!!! I love it. So inspiring!

*suzie*

Cindy said...

How beautiful. She will love it!

Angy said...

gorgeous! I love all the layering and paper piecing you have done. This is sure to be a treasured gift for your mom. I have made some as well - but I went a bit simpler (I am making 6 of them full of cards for Christmas presents). Your binder is so beautifully done.

Noora said...

It is soo pretty!!love all the elements you used in this project!

Stephanie said...

This is so pretty! I'm planning to do 8 of these for Christmas gifts NEXT year.......You gave me some really good ideas!! Your mom is going to love it!

Stamper for fun said...

Your selection of stamps and colors are so beautiful. Your mom will love it.

**June**

Sue Ann said...

Oh Little Miss SASS~~ Your momma is going to LOVE this gift!!! The colors on the outside of the binders are so perfect and they look delicious together!!! I love the 2 random buttons and then the pearls in the middle of the smaller flowers....... i always love an inside pocket. It is like house storage ...... YOU CAN NEVER HAVE ENOUGH!!! Beautiful!!!!

Danielle said...

Gorgeous! Your mom will love this I am sure, and there are so many other things you could do with the binder!

Laurie said...

You did a great job on this!

Babies- Beth said...

This is great, Denise! I love your front cover- that was a lot of wok coloring it!!!

Ted said...

Denise, this is absolutely beautiful! What mom wouldn't like it?! :)

Lindsay said...

This is so lovely! Any mom would love to get this beautiful binder! Awesome job!

Melissa said...

This is so beautiful, Denise! I love how you decorated the front with the violets and the text. And the pocket in the inside for envelopes is a great addition!

Susan said...

Oh this is beautiful. I love what you did with the inside pages. And the front cover is absolutely stunning. Your Mother is very lucky!

Ann Schach said...

Beautiful, Denise!

Diane Jaquay said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!!

Sherry said...

This turned out beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

Steph Zerbe said...

Very pretty cover! Love the layers of stamps and pattern papers. Arrgh, it makes me want to buy all of those stamps!!

IamDerby said...

Oh you did such a beautiful job! Its gorgeous!

Dana said...

EEEK!
Gorgeous colors!

Karen C. said...

I really like the colour scheme - the stamped flowers on the inside pages are such a nic toouch. Your mom will certainly think of all your work and love everytime she uses her birthday book!!

Eva said...

This is an AWESOME project...so pretty! What a great gift for mom!

Alyssa S said...

Absolutley beautiful!! I love all the paper piecing - so fun and pretty!

teegee7617 said...

Oh, this is beautiful!

Chris said...

That's really beautiful, Denise. The pocket is a great idea.

I have two of those still sitting here waiting for me to try... they were supposed to be moms gifts here, as well.

Once I finish my Christmas cards, I'm going to give them a try!

Patti MacLeith said...

What a beautiful project. Your mom will love it, Denise!

Monica K. said...

Denise, this is so gorgeous! I love the paper piecing on the flowers and the background text. You did a fab job!! This will make a lovely gift for your mom!

Jinny Newlin said...

This is, absolutely, beautiful, Denise! I love your colors and simple stamping and paper piecing. Plus that ribbon is just scrumptious! Thanks for playing along in this week's Wee Memories Scrappy Saturday Challenge!

Simone said...

Denise this is stunning! Love those colours! Thank you for playing along with us this week at Wee Memories :)

Kelly said...

Oh wow. I was proud of mine until I saw this. Your Birthday album is absolutely gorgeous! I love the envelope pocket and the subtle flowers on the pages inside.

I have not given mine yet... I wonder If I will have time to make a couple of additions to mine?

Ann said...

This is gorgeous, Denise! I love the color combo!

Thanks for playing at Wee Memories this week! :D

Jenny said...

This is so pretty! LOVE IT!! :) :) :) :)