Check out this really neat project!!!
I was recently approached by a close friend of mine and was asked to create a Christmas present for her mom. Her mom needed something to keep track of family birthdays and important dates and cards. (Her mom likes to buy a bunch of cards all at once for the entire year) Well.........after just 5 days, this is what I came up with.
This is the front of what I call THE CARD KEEPER. Catchy name huh?
My friend requested that I include a gardenia flower, so I purchase this one at Hobby Lobby for $4.00, kind of pricey, but with gardenia's being a wedding flower, they are hard to find this time of year. This was a hair clip and I just removed the clips from the back and glued it on the front.
Overall, the supplies cost me $26.65 to make this card keeper.
This book is what you see when you first open THE CARD KEEPER. I made this log book to be able to keep track of birthdates and all other special dates (anniversaries, etc.) that need to be remembered. It has 12 dividers and each section has 5 pieces of lined notebook paper. I took it to Office Max and had it binded for $3.20 and self laminated tabs at the top for each month.
This is the back half of the book. It is an accordian style folder. It has 6 sections that I have labeled: HAPPY BIRTHDAY, HAPPY ANNIVERSARY, THANK YOU, FEEL BETTER SOON, THINKING OF YOU, AND HEARTFELT that way it can hold all different kinds of cards.
This is a view of the back side of THE CARD KEEPER. The white band is a headband and the closure is a button with a brad through the middle.
What you see here is the book that I made to log the dates in. It is REMOVABLE!!! How cool right? that way you can take it out of the book and to the store with you when you have to go shopping for your cards (unless you make them of course).
So there you have it! THE CARD KEEPER!!!
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