So, I've been wanting to make an organizer for my cards for quite sometime. I finally decided to do it tonight. I searched high and low for an easy tutorial, but I couldn't really find anything I liked. I decided to create this on my own, a sort of compilation of a bunch of tutorials I browsed. I used 8.5" x 11" inch paper. I don't really own any 12x12 cardstock paper.
I wanted to have a pocket for each month to hold cards for birthdays that month. But, that's not how it turned out. It became way too thick with 12 pockets, so I cut it down to 6. I'm not sure how I'll use it, but I'm sure I'll figure something out.
I cut each base at 6" x 11", then scored it on the long way at 3" and 3.5" to create some depth for the pocket. The patterned paper is Safari Stack from The Paper Studio. I just love this stack.
I used a brad to close one side of the pocket and the other side is closed by the O-wire. I used my Bind-it-All. I love the concept, but it's pretty complicated, at least more than I want it to be to create a quick project, so I wind up rarely using it. But, it does come in handy for things like this.
The image on the front is a Penny Black stamp. Isn't he adorable?
Well, I no longer have an excuse to miss a birthday. One of my many resolutions for the new year.
Speaking of...Happy New Year!
Here's how the book looks closed. It's kind of fat, but I figure the top part will plump up once it's filled with cards.
Here's another inside page. They're all the same, basically.
For the last page, I used an accordian fold to create a deep pocket. I figured this can hold envelopes, stamps, return address labels, or just a bunch of extra cards.
Thanks for looking!