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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…

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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”.

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& 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!

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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! 

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

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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

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4 comments:

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!!

XO,
Jane

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!
Karen