Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Christmas Cards Album

A few years back, a fellow scrapbooker/photographer, Marci Lambert, shared a really cool way to store her Christmas cards...binding them by year! I was totally intrigued & wanted to store mine the same way. But as time went on, I never got around to it. My laziness kicked in after the holidays were over...just didn't feel like taking the time to get mine in order, except to tie them up with pretty ribbons & add a tag with a date on it. Since I have been cleaning out each week since the beginning of the new year, I thought I'd take the time & finally sit down & bind all of my Christmas cards...starting year, 2007.

For each album, I used a some past Work In Progress kits. Picked out my favorite pattern papers, covered the front & back covers, used my favorite border punches & even stitched together. I kept with the same design for simplicity & I LOVE how they turned out!!!

I used the January add-on kit for my 2010 album. As you will see, 2009 is not pictured. I'm not sure what I did with those cards, but now, I'm on a mission to find them so I can complete this project!

I couldn't resist using this pretty mix of brown & blue together...love the feel of the cover, so soft! These papers are from the November kit.

The December kit was used for 2007, which I just LOVE LOVE LOVE to death!!!

Here are a few images of what the cards look like inside. For each year, I placed our Christmas card at the beginning of each album.

I added an envelope at the back of the inside cover to store all the newsletters received as well.

I love how they all turned out & using past kits for this project. You really do get a lot of product to spark your creativity!!

Cheers :)


Laina Lamb said...

This is such a great idea. i never know what to do with the cards.

BabyBokChoy said...

This is a lovely idea! You don't wanna know what I do with my Christmas cards :) hee hee

jamie said...

that is wonderful. and what beautiful books you made from the past kits.
thanks for sharing this with us!

Angie@Echoes of Laughter said...

Cindy! I love this idea! It looks fabulous and it is such a great way to store them! Happy New Year! Angie xo

Ryzmomplus2 said...

I absolutely love this, I was just looking at my cards thinking of what I can do with them. This is perfect!

Trish said...

This is sheer GENIUS! Love what you did with your cards--I'm so lifting this! :)

Nancy Damiano said...

What a great idea! I never know what to do with all the different sized cards. LOVE THIS!

Anonymous said...

This is a brillant idea. I keep my past Christmas cards in memory boxes, but you have just inspired me to put them together in albums. I was sprinkling them into my December Daily album this year and didn't even think to create a separate album! Thank you so much!

Kimberly said...

Awesome idea! Thanks for sharing

Chris said...

This is a fabulous idea! It never even occured to me.