Hello and welcome aboard our CTMH Australasian Blog Hop featuring the beautiful Zoe Reflections range of papers and embellishments. If you have arrived here from Maz’s Blog, Inky Fingers then you are in the right place. If you landed here by accident, no problem, please join in by following the link at the end of this post.
Today I would like to share with you a project that I have made using the new Zoe paper range. This is gorgeous paper that is so perfect for scrapbooking but I wanted to do something different with it so I have made a calendar book to put in all the birthdays throughout the year so you will never forget a birthday again. I first made one of these many years ago when I started some classes and they are simple to do even if you have no Cricut machine.
To start I cut 14 sheets of cardstock at 8 1/4″ x 11 1/2″. I have used Slate, Whisper, Glacier, Sorbet and Canary cardstock to match the papers on the papers. For the front I have used the sorbet coloured papers from the Whimsy Fundamentals paper pack. I then scored down the centre of the longer side at 5 3/4″ and folded it in half. I then used my trimmer to cut down the centre for 3″. I then used my CTMH Versamat and lined up to cut diagonally from the bottom of the cut to 3″ on the side.
I then had some fun decorating with the Zoe papers. Once I had done that I then used double sided tape at the bottom of the page to create a pocket to stop papers and cards falling through the bottom.
Here are the pages ready for binding.
I went to my local copy place and got the booklet spiral bound as I don’t have my own binder. The binding makes it much stronger than if I had just used some rings.
I then finished embellishing the pages. For the left sides of the pages I have cut a piece of White Daisy cardstock and stamped the lines with the lines stamp from the Year >>Noted stamp set which is no longer available. I didn’t have the time to stamp the months at the top so I trimmed the words from the zip strip and adhered them to the top. I used my new Artistry cartridge to cut the flowers (3 1/2″) out of Sorbet cardstock for the page and also for the front page from page 12 . I also cut the other flowers (1″) from the same page for creating some continuity throughout the book.
I also made some coordinating cards to go into each pocket and used this month’s SOTM set Framed for the sentiments and this time I cut the shapes out with the Artistry cartridge. I have tried to do a mix of feminine and masculine cards.
Here are the finished pages:
And here is the front of the book:
There is now no excuse to forget a birthday! This book would be great to keep special mementos as well as cards for birthdays throughout the year and would make a fantastic gift to give someone.
The Zoe papers are available now for you to purchase and is available from your CTMH consultant here. I’d love you to leave a comment before heading off to the next stop, Vandra’s blog, Vandra’s Virtual Craftroom.
Cardstock – Slate, Whisper, Canary, Glacier, Sorbet, White Daisy
Papers – Zoe, Whimsy Paper Fundamentals
Stamps – Framed, Year>>Noted (NLA)
Have a great week and Happy Crafting
37 thoughts on “CTMH Australasian Zoe Blog Hop”
What a great project! Every page is better than the last. Very pretty. Love the papers.
Thank you Evelyn. I was really happy how they turned out.
What an amazing work of art! I just love it
Thank you Shaunna 🙂
I love this! You did an absolutely awesome job creating it!
Thank you I enjoyed making the book.
You are such a clever cookie! Gorgeous!
Thank you Kara 🙂
Thank you so much. Love your creativeness.
Fabulous, fabulous and more fabulous! Love it! Thank you for sharing:)
Thank you Chris
Love your birthday card book! You did such a wonderful job on it! Very creative!
Thank you Pam. It was nice of you to comment 🙂
Gorgeous book and I love how you have shown that the Zoe collection can be used for Males and Female cards and what great cards they are.
Thank you Marguerite 🙂
This is stunning, great effort.
Thank you Leah 🙂
A very pretty project – lovely gift!
Thank you Jenny 🙂
Patricia, you never cease to delight us with your gorgeous artwork. You Calendar Book is just beautiful. Thank you for sharing. 🙂
Thank you Denise 🙂
Wow I love your ideas Patricia! Thank you for sharing them. 🙂
Thank you Jo
Love it, looks fab. Would make a wonderful gift idea too.
Thank you Maz.
Your card holder is stunning. Matching the cards with each page is inspired! They look amazing. I would be jumping with joy if you gave me one of those (hint, hint 🙂 ) great gift idea for the person who has everything!!
Thanks Vandra. Yes it would make a great gift.
What a great project Patricia, it showcases the Zoe papers beautifully.
Thank you Doris
Patricia, i just love coming and visiting your blog, the birthday book is amazing, and such an essential and must have item. If you dont mind i would love to case this. Its simply gorgeous and delightful.
Thanks Tracey. I am happy for you to case this as long as I get the credit for the idea.
You always have such amazing projects Patricia!
Thank you Lauren. CTMH make it so easy to do different things
Wonderfully done! It’s a delightful calendar book and certainly would make a wonderful gift
Thank you Britt.
Beautiful work Patricia!