Special Occasion Reminder Book

I saw a lovely special occasion reminder book on Bloglovin, and just loved the concept. That particular one was focused on a specific brand of stamps, but I wanted to create one that utilizes the power of my KNK digital cutting systems. This post is step 1 of 2 for the project. Step 2 will follow on January 7th. This is where the project will come together using a variety of mediums.

The first thing I needed to do was create my pages; one page for each month. I imported a scroll shape for the frame and added lines for the items that will be handwritten into the book. I used the Print and Cut feature in Make-the-Cut and printed the insets on various colored card stock with different colors of ink. The cut lines were created using basic shapes (a rectangle and circles).


I want the book to be durable, so I also cut hole reinforcements.


I added double sided adhesive and placed the reinforcements over the ring holes on both sides. I thought about using the back side of each page for the next month’s list, but decided to keep that area free for decoration/embellishments.


I am making this book for my mom and she likes as much color as possible, so I went with a multitude of color combinations.


Settings (Maxx Air):

  • f = 25
  • v = 300
  • passes = 1



  1. Import shapes, or use basic shapes in MTC to create the desired page shapes. For these tabbed pages I used the rounded rectangle in multiple sizes.
  2. Weld shapes as needed.
  3. Import shapes and/or use basic shapes to create the inset with note lines and any desired decorations. Be sure it will fit on your page without covering the ring holes.
  4. Follow the instructions in the appropriate KNK User Manual (Maxx Air) to complete the Print-and-Cut.
  5. Adhere the hole reinforcements and insets to the cut pages.
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About Cuttin' with KNK (Michele)

I am the proud mother of 2 grown children, waiting for grandchildren some day. I've been married to my best friend since 1988. I have been crafting since I was a girl - I can't even remember a time when I wasn't creating something, and I've tried nearly everything. I discovered KNK in 2009 and have loved the company and its products ever since. The machines are so versatile and enhance my own creativity. It is rare that I make something without my KNKs.

2 thoughts on “Special Occasion Reminder Book

  1. This is an excellent idea. I have been pondering the best way to record birthdays and anniversaries. This should work perfectly. Thank you.

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