Along the same concept that you're describing...It reminds me of a setup that Randy Fair showed me at the LBA convention in Bossier. I don't remember the details of it, but it's a sheet of metal mounted to the hive or Nuc with rows and columns labeled for different task and/or observations. I want to say there was even a calendar or something to mark a date. Anyway, he had little square magnets that he would move to the appropriate location to mark the results of his last inspection. It was pretty neat!
Wanted to follow up on this, I contacted Randy and he was nice enough to share a photo and some details of his system. The document is done with a table in Microsoft Word, four to a page. He prints them on labels and sticks them to the metal plate attached to the Hive/Nuc and marks his observations with the little magnets.