Ready for something different today? I’m teaching you how to make a perpetual calendar for birthdays. This perpetual calendar will keep you organized and prepared plus it’s easy to make!
We all like pretty things and ways to keep life organized, right?! It feels terrible when we miss a special birthday so this perpetual calendar is a great DIY project. You can get creative with decorating the cover and the journal pages. Use different colored pens or markers to differentiate family and friends. The possibilities are endless and this is like an everlasting birthday calendar!
Don’t need a perpetual calendar? No sweat! Turn this notebook into something that suits you…a list for books you’ve read, books you want to read, craft supplies you have or need, favorite recipes, family recipes for a new bride, pregnancy journal…you get the idea. Create and have fun.

I’ve included pictures, cutting dimensions and supplies below. Be sure to scroll down to see them. Also, don’t forget to grab your perpetual birthday calendar printable!!

Perpetual Calendar for Birthdays ~ The Video Tutorial:

What to do with a notebook or journal? Make a DIY notebook cover and turn it into a perpetual calendar for birthdays! Follow along with the video and be sure to watch all the way through so that you don’t miss any of my tips!



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Perpetual Calendar Details

The Pressed Petals Journal is pretty all by itself. The debossed cover provides texture but not too much, which allows you to cover it if you’d like. Which is exactly what I did. This 24 page, spiral-bound design includes pages you can remove and use on card fronts, too.


The entire Pressed Petals Suite of products (annual catalog pages 72-74) include an array of designer papers, stamps, dies, ribbon, embellishments and the most amazing Washi Tape ever! The Pressed Petals Specialty Washi Tape includes two rolls, one of which includes petals to make flowers! I share lots of tips about creating it in today’s video.


Stampin’ Up!’s color coordination is second to none so why not add accessories?! I added two different scalloped ribbons to the spiral binding along with a trinket. These embellishments slide on the binding allowing the book to open flat or to use inverted.


The Peaceful Moments stamp set has been used a lot in my studio lately – and for good reason. The varied greetings are suitable for both the inside and outside of cards – or journals! I chose “always remember” because in a busy world, we often overlook the power of a handmade card, especially on someone’s birthday.


My free printable/download fits the Circle Tab Punch perfectly and will create a tab for each month of the year. With 24 pages, you’re able to create enough space for days 1-15 on one page and 16-30/31 on the second page, giving you lots of room to include names.

The Stampin’ Up! Journaling Pens are perfect for numbering the lines. This often overlooked product is my favorite “marker” because it writes so smoothly. The two pack includes two different widths; .01 and .05.


Cutting Dimensions

  • Pressed Petals Designer Paper for the cover is cut 4 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ and torn along the right side. Watch the video for great tips on tearing!
  • Pressed Petals Designer Paper strip is cut 1″ x 5 1/2″
  • Merry Merlot cardstock strip is cut 1 1/4″ x 5 1/2″
  • Very Vanilla cardstock for the greeting is cut 1/2″ x 2 1/2″
  • I used 12″ of both ribbons for the binding and 8″ of linen thread to cinch them and hold the trinket

Perpetual Calendar Printable

Create the tabs to this journal easily using this download. Click on the image below.


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