Ever get a beautiful handmade card and can’t seem part with it?
Well, how about 50 or so of them?
I recently celebrated a birthday and lost a loved one. Being a fan of all things card-related, my family and friends sent a lot of love in card form to me over the course of a month. You might say my living room was taken over, so to speak, by their beautiful cards.
I was so touched by their kindness that I haven’t been able to bring myself to part with the cards.
I’ve come up with a fun way to store the cards that I just had to keep. I present to you Teri’s Card Keepers.
These little albums of cards are easy to make and super affordable.
They started out as simple 5” x 7” photo albums that I found at a big-box store. Not the prettiest things, are they? But they were only a couple bucks each and the perfect size for keeping most cards.
I removed the cardboard covers and decorated them with patterned paper, letter stickers, and embellishments.
Then I cut a circle from patterned paper, adhered it to chipboard and then set it on top of my album. I used the Crop-a-Dile tool to punch a hole through the circle and the album and then set an eyelet through them both.
Once I did that, I wrapped some jute around the circle and then around the album.
Next, I filled the albums with cards.
There’s a sheet to say who sent the cards to me and why every 10 pages or so.
And here’s how my card keepers look all filled up.
Nice, huh? See you again soon!
Paper Crafts Go-to Gal
P.S. Want to make your own Card Keeper? Click here for a free download of the Card Log I made for my Card Keepers!