Saturday, October 4, 2014

Card Book and World Card Making Day

Woohoo, happy World Card Making Day everyone! There are so many fun contests, product releases, and card sketches out there in blog land today; have you been playing along?

I'm here to share my vintage Graphic 45 project for Mountain Plains Crafters today; we're giving away THREE pads of Graphic 45 paper over on our Facebook page. Just 'like' and 'comment' to enter! Believe me, I wish I could win it...

So, I finally finished a card storage book I started, oh, back in March...what, I've been busy! The book measures 6"x6" and is made from folded sheets of the Place in Time paper pad.

Place in Time card book
Pretty cool, huh? The back & front covers are chipboard covered with some paper from the pad, then topped with one of the tags from the embellishment kit. I added some navy ruffle ribbon from Pretty Pink Posh and a scrap of white shimmer ribbon I had laying around. The flower is from May Arts that I added a chocolate pearl to for the center.

Closeup of the tag
Some clear Wink of Stella finished the tag off, along with my handwriting and a Sharpie. ;)

Inside the book are (2) pages for every month, with pockets for keeping cards in. Now when we make things ahead of time, we have somewhere to put them! Each page also has a tag to keep track of birthdays, anniversaries, and the like.

March with the tag in the special tag pocket
September with a closeup of the tag for the month

Some ribbons over the binding finish the whole thing off. How about you; how do you keep track of your cards for those special people?

Happy Crafting!