Friday, February 22, 2013

Organize Your Greeting Cards

Well, despite myself, I seem to be on an organizational trip these days, and I was so excited for my Birthday Stampers' Dozen last night because one of the projects we completed was an organizer for your greeting cards - you know, the hundreds that you're making after being inspired by my blog!  Ha, ha, ha!  But seriously, as a Stampin' Up demonstrator, the cards I create and don't have a chance to send are starting to build up.  I have a couple of 3 drawer trolleys that I have them organized in, but what is happening is that a family birthday will occur, and instead of looking through my already made cards for just the right one, I just make one instead and sometimes only in the nick of time!

I had an idea to create a greeting card organizer and feature it at my Birthday Stampers' Dozen so that my customers would be able to file a card right away in the month that the birthday occurs and each month they would have all the cards they need for that month's birthdays, and they would just have to pop them in the mail.  Here's what it looks like from the outside:

It consists of a 1" binder with Fan Fare DSP adhered with sticky strip to the back and front covers and a separate strip of DSP down the spine.  The front is decorated with some First Edition Specialty DSP and a label cut from 2 different Apothecary Accents framelits and stamped with the greeting from You're Amazing. The Feel Goods stamps decorated the First Edition DSP.

Here's the inside:

I punched some twin pocket folders (which I just happened to find in some coordinating colours) with a 3 hole punch and then I adhered the back of one cover to the front of another cover to make 12 pages, each with a pocket.  I tried Snail for this, but there is quite a bit of stress on the pages, so redid them using Sticky Strip and they held together well.

With MDS2, I created and printed a calendar month for each page and these were attached with Snail.  This way you can mark birthday dates on each month so you don't forget what you need!  And you can store the cards you need for that month in the pockets.  If you have a large extended family or a great deal of friends you might want to use a 2" binder for this.  I also attached a self-stick folder tab with the month name written on it for each of finding the month you need.

If you want full details with dimensions, email me.  Hope this idea helps you with your card organization. 

Happy Stampin' and enjoy your weekend!

Stamps:  You're Amazing (w126720; c126722); Feel Goods (w129681; c129684)
Paper: Cajun Craze (119684) and Whisper White (100730) card stock; Fan Fare DSP (126918); First Edition Specialty DSP (121878)
Ink:  Classic Stampin' Pad in Island Indigo (126986)
Accessories:  3/8" Ruffled Ribbon in Island Indigo (122974); Antique Brads (117273)
Tools:  Apothecary Accents Framelits (127003)


  1. Love it! The binder looks cute to boot!

  2. I have made something similar, but I used a perpetual calendar style so that I don't have to make up new calendar pages every year. I can just add new birthdays and anniversaries, etc to the already existing month. I just know that that would end up being 'another thing' to have to remember to do each year.

    1. Great idea, Eunice. I actually did look for one, but was in a rush to finish and didn't find one right away on My Digital Studio. That would be a better way to go, definitely!

  3. Wow love what you do, so organised! x

    1. Thanks, Amber! Wish I was better at keeping it that way! lol


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