Birthday card organizer

I had a VERY crafty four-day weekend!  🙂

It started with finally cutting out and sewing up the Christmas stocking that I cross-stitched for my granddaughter.  Then I cross-stitched two Christmas ornaments for her, one for 2016 and one for 2017.  My plan is to make her one every year so when she has her own tree as adult, she’ll have a good start on her ornament collection, but I totally missed last year!  All I have to do is frame them.  (Hopefully I’ll be more on-the-ball with them than I was with her stocking!)  That took me through Saturday early afternoon.

Friday and Saturday were wet and chilly here, and my husband decided to warm us up by making a fire in the fireplace downstairs.  I brought down a skein of yarn and started a baby sweater.  Knitting is such a portable craft!

I only had one skein left of this yarn, left over from this Baby Surprise Jacket.  The colors are much prettier in real life.  Lots of deep reds and blues.

Sunday I worked on design team projects, getting ahead of the game.  I finished everything through September because this is going to be a busy month for me with visitors and traveling!  I even have all my photos processed and blog posts scheduled.  Yay me!

So yesterday I worked on a project for myself.  One goal that I set for myself  was to make a birthday card organizer.  I wanted it to be a tickler file that would include birthdays and anniversaries — yearly events that I send cards for but excluding holiday cards.

I started by making a 4.5″ x 7″ card in Microsoft Word for every person’s birthday.  The card includes their birth date in the upper left-hand corner and their mailing address in the middle of the card.  (Thanks, Heather, for the address idea!!)  Next I used Silhouette Design Studio to create monthly dividers.  They’re plain now, but I plan on making them fancy and fun!  I’m sure you’ll see them here in the weeks to come as I get each one finished.I used an empty photo box from Michaels that I had laying around plus the inside mechanism from another box that pushes the contents forward so they stand up straight even if the box isn’t completely full.  The box will accommodate both A2 and 5′ x 7″ cards. Now I will know whose birthday is up next and will get my cards made in a timely manner!
Ta da!


About Evelyn

I created this little blog so that I could have a place to show different crafts that I make for my family, my friends, my students, and myself! I have always enjoyed crafting. I particularly love paper, and that's what I'm currently working with.
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4 Responses to Birthday card organizer

  1. Diane says:

    Gorgeous colors on your sweater and what a fun idea to make cross-stitched Christmas ornaments.

    Hugs Diane

  2. Treva says:

    Like your idea for the card box, tfs!

  3. Scrapper 69 says:

    Well, it sounds like a very productive weekend! I LOVE that beautiful sweater you made! and Rock On Girlfriend getting ahead of the game with your DT Projects! I do love it when everything comes together for the month… Having all the DT projects complete & posts ready to go… it can be time-consuming that’s for sure.. but getting it all done in one go makes for a lovely, relaxing month! And Omgosh… look at you getting all organized for Birthdays and such! YAY YOU! Looks like a big undertaking… But I bet when you finished getting that part done… the rest will be a breeze!!! 🙂 Have a wonderful day!


  4. The jumper is gorgeous – love the colours. I really like the organiser as well. I struggle with being organised!!

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