Card Organization

Am I the only one who keeps all of the birthday cards, Christmas cards, anniversary cards, St. Patrick’s Day cards, etc. that they receive?  Please say I’m not alone.  Because I seriously have boxes full of cards from years and years that I haven’t been able to part with.  I suppose that makes me a sentimental pack rat.  Well, in my quest to have an organized house, I decided it was time to organize the cards and put them together in books.

062 066What do you think?  Much better than hiding away in boxes, I think.  So far I’ve only made books out of Quinn’s cards, but I say that’s a good start.

It’s a time-consuming project, but really not that difficult.  Here are the materials you need: scrapbook paper, a hole punch, ring binders or ribbon, scissors, and boatloads of cards.  Follow my instructions below:

Look! I organized 3 years worth of cards!

Look! I organized 3 years worth of cards!

Start by grouping cards together and figuring out how big the covers need to be. The biggest card in the group is your best best; cut the paper big enough to cover the biggest card and you're golden.

Start by grouping cards together and figuring out how big the covers need to be. The biggest card in the group is your best bet; cut the paper big enough to cover the biggest card and you’re golden.

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I put a white card on top of the scrapbook paper to use as a label for each book.

Get to punching. Hole punching, that is.

Get to punching. Hole punching, that is.

Use binder rings or ribbons to bind the cards together.

Use binder rings or ribbons to bind the cards together.

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Baby Shower cards, 1st Birthday cards, and advice cards from the baby shower, all neatly packaged together 🙂

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I printed titles on the white cards to label each book. I then glued the white labels onto the scrapbook paper. Finished!

067 069 070I hope some of you sentimental pack rats love this project!  Boy, does it feel good to be organized 🙂

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