The Inspired Notebook

I don't know about you, but I have a large family.  Seriously, I have over 20 first cousins and all but a handful have children of their own too! Sending birthday cards can get a bit pricy and confusing around here. So, today I'm sharing tips on how to make Birthday cards easy and affordable!

I've just about always hand made cards.  Using a kit or collection of coordinating items is a time saver in itself.  For the second half of this year I choose the Patio Party Suite from Stampin' Up.  The papers and stamps are adorable and fit for Birthday guys and gals.

I love that I have stamping ink and markers to match! To add a feminine touch to my eldest niece's Birthday card I used the Elegant Butterfly punch. To organize your card making and keep those special occasion dates in one place I designed a FREE Birthday Calendar Printable.

Make your own Birthday Calendar in a few easy steps:
  1. Print each sheet onto letter size white card stock
  2. Cut out each month with your cutting board
  3. Place the months in order and hole punch the top left corner
  4. Slip in a jump ring or tie with ribbon
Now you're ready to add your loved ones Birthdays to each month!

Find more daily inspiration:

Feature Yourself Fri / I'm Lovin' It / Weekend Wrap Up / Made by You Mon / Motivate Me Mon / Get Your Craft On / Whatever Goes Wed / Wow Me Wed / Create n Share / The 36th Ave / Somewhat Simple /


  1. Replies
    1. thanks Gina, it's reach outside my normal color choices, but I like it for Birthdays

  2. These cards really are so pretty!! We have instituted a no buying cards policy within our family. As you said, they really are pricey and we think homemade cards are so special!


I love reading your little notes, it makes me smile from ear to ear!