Birthday Calendar Organization using Memorydex Cards

How do you keep track of birthdays? Do you use your phone, an address book – or even social media? If you ever wanted to get organized and send cards out to family and friends BEFORE their birthday arrives, then I have a great project for you in this new year!

I’ve chosen a cupcake shape to be my theme for this project – it’s a rolodex style of organizer, and some use the term “memorydex.” This comes from the Heidi Swapp brand but has become more of a common term. It refers to the old style of rolodex organizers. And I’ve made one with the CutCardStock papers!

My die cut is from Queen and Company, but you can also cut this out as a basic shape on an electronic cutting machine. I’m starting with a Basis White 80lb. paper, and cutting one for every month of the year. This will be the base and also the back where I will write down birthdays to remember.

Next, I’m choosing to cut the base of the cupcake in various colors – shown in this project are the Raspberry Ice Pink, the Astrobright Lunar Blue and the Pop Tone Limeade Green. I’ve taken the main die cut and cut the bottom out as shown with my manual die cut machine.

For the tops of my cupcakes, I’m using Stardream Metallic White Pluto – I love the shimmery look in the light!

Now, to coordinate with a theme for each month, I’m picking assorted die cut shapes like stars, hearts and even a shamrock for St. Patrick’s Day. This is a fun way to coordinate the months of the year by season.

These shapes are adhered to the top of the cupcake. Shown in the picture are Astrobright Blastoff Blue (star), Strawberry Cream Pink Pearl (heart) and Bonzai Green (shamrock).

To turn the cupcakes into rolodex style cards, I’m using the Heidi Swapp punch. This coordinates with her card holder but also any handmade box or original Rolodex holder too.

My final additions are to add lines to the back of the card with a pen to write birthday dates and also some coordinating pom-poms to the front as sprinkles. I’ve also stamped the name of the month on the front.

Any big shape would work for this project – what theme would you choose for yours? I appreciate you stopping by and hope you’ll save this to your future projects on Pinterest. Check out the great options in colors on CutCardStock’s website this month and get yourself organized this year! That’s all for now!

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