We had two wonderful USTREAM shows yesterday & got our card organizer box complete. We also got started on the dividers for the box & there was a request that I would add another PDF with some ideas for card subjects in the same font used for the months. I created a PDF with the names of all twelve months + thirteen other card types to use as divider labels. You can download it here: Divider Tab Labels.
Use as many as you like from the list. I made a total of eighteen dividers for my box, but you could certainly make more ~ this needs to be functionl for you! Twelve of my eighteen tabs are for the months of the year, and six are for occasions that come up throughout the year. I'll probably be using the following six from the PDF:
1. Thank You
2. Sympathy (includes bereavement, get well soon, etc.)
3. Congratulations (includes new baby, wedding, graduation, etc.)
4. Thinking of You (includes anytime, friendship, etc.)
5. Faith/Religious Events (includes Baptisms, religious holidays, etc.)
6. Gift Card Holders
If you'd like to see how to assemble the box and create the dividers, check out the two USTREAM reecordings from today's shows:
1. Card Organizer: Box + Lid
2. Card Organizer: Dividers + Decorating
One of my goals for 2012 was to make (and send) more cards to friends and family. In order to store and organize these cards (and the dates on which to send them), I'll be creating a card organizer and storage box. That's why we created the box and dividers today.
I made the box out of 12"x12" chipboard and decorated it with the Bo Bunny "Country Garden" paper collection. Since this box will be sitting in your home, you should choose a paper collection that you love and that complements your home decor.
The tabbed dividers turn the large empty box into a filing system of sorts. There's a tab for each of the twelve months. That's where you put the cards for events that happen on the same day every year: birthdays, anniversaries, holidays, etc. The additional tabbed dividers are for those occasions and circumstances that crop up periodically throughout the year.
To download the date sheets for the fronts of my twelve monthly dividers shown on the videos, click here: Monthly Card Sheets.
I'll be doing card classes throughout the year to fill our boxes up. The goal is to get the box nice and stocked so that you're always prepared to send a handmade card for any occasion.
I hope that you like this idea and that you'll be making a card organizer of your own.