Here is my completed project:
In order to do this, I used the K cup box and took off the lid.
I covered the box in paper, and because I wanted a rather shabby chic kind of look, I used different papers on the front, back, and sides.
I also covered the insides of the box with coordinating paper so it would have a more finished look.
I then cut out squares to fit the box from chipboard, and covered those with paper. I'm not big on using rulers to measure so I just traced around each piece of chipboard.
I made twelve of these pieces, one for each month.
I then inked each one, and added a tab at the top with the month, and a piece of lined paper to put the names and dates for each birthday for that month so I could see at a glance the birthdays that were coming up.
I used Spellbinder's dies for the circles, Tim Holtz distress ink in antique linen and tattered rose, and a variety of patterned paper that I had scraps of lying around. This is a good project to use up scraps!
I hope this system helps me become more organized. I don't usually forget birthdays, but I do find myself often scrambling to make a card at the last minute. Perhaps this will help me to have some cards prepared in advance. One can always hope!