I love snail mail! Everyday, I
skip excitedly check the mail for cards! I send cards for all family birthdays and holidays. Bottom line… Mail is the best.
That being said, I have a lot of cards just sitting around creating a cluttered mess. I decided it was time to tackle those bad boys and get them organized! First thing I did was to sort them into what year they were received. I Anything earlier than 2011, I had a hard time remembering what year they were received, so I just put those all together. I also separated all the cards from my bridal shower, bachelorette party, and wedding to put them in a book all by themselves.
I wanted the cover and the back of the book to be chipboard, so it would be hard and sturdy. I searched Hob Lob and Michaels for a pack of chipboard either 8.5×11 or 12×12, but I couldn’t find it. So I used a couple of pieces from a pack leftover from one of our wedding crafts. I cut each piece out into a 8.5×11; then, I cut it in half long ways.
Then, I used acid free double-sided tape all around each piece of chipboard I cut. And put a piece of scrapbook paper over the tape and cut it around the chipboard.
Then, I took a blue stamp pad and smeared it on the sides of the chipboard, so they were blue instead of cardboard color. (If you do not have a day to let it dry, I would skip this step. It takes forever to dry.)
For the cover of the book, I took an “M” cutout and traced around it and cut it out to glue it on the cover.
Then, I took a stack of cards and punched a hole in them. I did it one card at a time. I only used two of the hole punches. I just centered each card by eye balling it and punched the hole.
Then, I took Binder Clips from Staples and put each cover and card through them. The last step, I added some scrap ribbon to finish them off and viola, you have a cute book of cards!
Do you love snail mail like me? Do you keep all of your cards or toss them? I just can’t bare to throw them all away since I love mail soo much.