Thursday, February 23, 2012

New USTREAM Series: Card Organizer Project Starts Today!

Hi, everyone!

Now that the "Frosty Window Album" has been completed, we'll be starting a new project during today's USTREAM shows. This is a project that I'll be working on periodically throughout the year.

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 what we'll be starting today.

I'll be making the box out of 12"x12" chipboard and decorating 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.

Essentially the box will be come a file. We'll have tabbed dividers for each of the twelve months for events that you know about each year (birthdays, anniversaries, etc.), as well as tabbed dividers for those occasions and circumstances that crop up periodically throughout the year (congratulations, sympathy, thinking of you, etc.).

I have created date sheets for the fronts of my twelve monthly dividers. If you'd like to use them instead of making your own, a PDF is available for download here: Monthly Card Sheets.

Once we've got the box made, we'll be doing card classes throughout the year to fill it 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 am live today and every Thursday on my USTREAM channel at 2:00 PM Eastern USA time and 9:00 PM Eastern USA time. Check the right hand sidebar of my blog for a timezone converter if you're not sure what time that is where you live.

I hope that you like this idea and that you'll be able to join me on my two live shows today to start working on it.

See you there!

~Kathryn :D


  1. This is a great idea :) I am always missing card, when I need them.

  2. I also LOVE this idea and hope that I can be there working right along side you!! See ya then! The Oz

  3. Looking forward to it. Just getting into card making.

  4. Love this idea....i just got into card making also! Don't know if i'll be able to attend the live class, but i know i'll watch the recording tonight! Thanks Kathryn.

  5. looking forward to today's show! this is a great idea and one to give as a gift at Christmas filled with cards. my best friend doesn't make cards and is always scrabbling to find one. I'm thinking I'll give this to her for Christmas!C U in class. ella aka cmella04

    1. I agree that it makes a great gift idea! Christmas is a perfect time of year to give one, too, because then it will be full for the next year. And you could always include a coupon to refill it as a birthday or Christmas gift any time they wanted it. I was also thinking this would make a good project for Mother's Day as well.

      ~Kathryn :D