Sunday, December 15, 2013

2013 Christmas Cards…

I made something similar to this last year, although I couldn’t find whether I posted about it on my blog to re-share with you! Such a great way to organize the cards as the arrive in the mail! 

You can simply put a hole punch in the corner and just use a ribbon if you don’t want to go to all this trouble, but I think its kinda fun to fill my day up with crafting!

First I glued paper to cardstock paper…


Deciding how to label the front of the card holder is the greatest part of all – I started doing this at the end of my crafting day, so I kept mine simple this year.  I just hand stamped “Christmas 2013”.



& glued it to an old dollar frame I have from Michaels.



I then began to paint the outside of the paper with acrylic paint…I recently did a similar project of layering paint for a storage box to go into my daughters room ~ for some reason, I am loving the layered paint look!


Using a hole punch and looping the book ring thru with your holiday cards in the center creates a darling 2013 Christmas card holder and piece of décor for your home! 


Keeping the hole punch near to add more cards as they arrive in the mail box makes keeping up with this project super easy!


Everyone loves being able to flip through all the cards throughout the season!  Let me know if you do something similar, I would love to see! To see where else I am linking to this week – please check my “Cottage Links” label…xoxo, tracie

PS – Follow Fishtail Cottage on Facebook / Pinterest / Twitter


Pondside said...

That is just a great idea! My cards are still sitting in a stack, waiting to be put into a silver bowl - but this is a great way to keep them out - and people can flip through them.

Blondie's Journal said...

I love this idea! It's a cute and organized way to store them away, too!

Happy Holidays!!


September Violets said...

This is a great idea if you get a ton of cards. I tape ours to our kitchen window. I like the way the look as more come in ... I start with one in the middle and work around it so they don't end up in straight rows across. This way we can see them all there together. Wendy x

Karen Doyle said...

love it- clever to add the frame on the cover title!