This card is for a special January birthday 'boy' so I thought it would be nice to include a small calendar that he could use. Luckily, Ben Franklin Crafts had sheets of 2013 calendars for a REALLY good price (10 sheets with two calendars for a DOLLAR!) so it was an easy, inexpensive job to make the mini calendar using a Martha Stewart anywhere punch (square with scalloped edge). I started the card by cutting the base from a 12x12 Black and Kraft cardstock from Canvas Corp. using the Sizzix card base die (the one that can be used to insert various pop-up designs). The front of the card was folded in half to form the stand-up part of the card. On the front of the card the stars were cut from Sn@p! color vibe 6x6 sheets using a Sizzix thin die from a set, and stamped with Hero Arts words. The quote in the upper right hand side of the card front was cut from a sheet of 12x12 cardstock from Graphic 45 Kraft Reflection Collection. It says, "The great use of life is to spend it on something that will outlast it". These words seem apropos for the birthday card recipient because he spends lots of time doing volunteer and foundation work.
As a final touch to personalize the birthday card, I stamped an Inkadinkado stamp on computer paper, cut it out and adhered it to the back of the card. The card's recipient is a retailer so I think the stamp is perfect for him. I guess some of you have figured out who the birthday'boy' is and know that the time spent of this card was well worth it. I hope you'll make some calendar birthday cards for those special ones in your life. Thank you for stopping here and please visit again for more ideas. You can find all the supplies shown here at your nearest Ben Franklin Crafts store in Hawaii.