Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Keepsake Card Books

I have already showed you how I journal about my boys day to day life and how I keep all their memorabilia. Today we will talk about how I organize all those baby shower and birthday cards. Normally cards would probably get thrown away because I don't like to keep clutter but since my boys can't read nor can they really appreciate what is written in cards yet, I really want them to be able to read later how much they were loved, how much everyone couldn't wait to meet them, and what their personalities were like as babies and toddlers.

Around Christmas time I saw a lot of people around blog land were binding their christmas cards in book rings. I don't save Christmas cards but I knew it would be the perfect thing for all the birthday and baby shower cards I had saved.

I knew I wanted it to have dividers so I could put all the cards in one book. I cut out the dividers using my Silhouette, added a picture to the front, hole punched the cards, put them on the book rings, and tied some ribbon on the rings.

Next I did a book for all the congratulatory cards and baby shower cards.

Some funny things I found while looking at the cards, I had given Kevin this card for Father's Day right after we found out I was pregnant. Any guesses what is wrong with this card? 
 And there was a lot of cards like this one...that needed some scratching out to be made plural.

I will be doing a post later this week to give an update on my two littles and what they have been up to.

The fabulous parties I am linking up to:</div>
<a href="http://www.lilluna.com/">Lil Luna</a>
<a href="http://organizeyourstuffnow.com/">Organize and Decorate Everything</a>
<a href="http://www.crystalandcomp.com/">Crystal and Co.</a>
<a href="http://www.houseofhepworths.com/">House of Hepworths</a>
<a href="http://delightfulorder.blogspot.com/">Delightful Order</a>
<a href="http://www.brandyscrafts.blogspot.com/">Gluesticks</a>
<a href="http://tatertotsandjello.com/">Tatertots and Jello</a>
<a href="http://www.bedifferentactnormal.com/">Be Different Act Normal</a>
<a href="http://www.iheartnaptime.net/">I Heart Naptime</a>
<a href="http://www.tipjunkie.com/">Tip Junkie</a>
<a href="http://abowlfulloflemons.blogspot.com/">A Bowl Full of Lemons</a>
<a href="http://letbirdzfly.blogspot.com/">Let Birds Fly</a>
<a href="http://www.somewhatsimple.com/">Somewhat Simple</a>
<a href="http://www.fingerprintsonthefridge.com/">Fingerprints on the Fridge</a>
<a href="http://tidymom.net/">Tidy Mom</a>
<a href="http://www.320sycamoreblog.com/">320 Sycamore</a>
<a href="http://www.sixsistersstuff.com/">Six Sister's Stuff</a>
<a href="http://lollyjaneboutique.blogspot.com/">Lolly Jane</a>
<a href="http://the%20ny%20melrose%20family/">The NY Melrose Family</a>
<a href="http://blah2beautiful.blogspot.com/">Creatively Living</a>
<a href="http://www.craftytexasgirls.com/">Cowgirl Up</a>

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Cavaliers Corner said...

I love this idea. I still have a box full of cards from baby showers for both our kids. Not sure where to buy those book rings from over here but will have to find out. Thanks for sharing this lovely idea.

Nebuchudnessar said...

Great Idea. My daughter just turned 2 and I was wondering what to do with her cards :))

Unknown said...

What a nice way to organize! I've got stacks of cards from all of my kids that I can't bear to throw away. Sounds like I need to do this. I'm visiting from the Mommy Solutions blog hop. Thanks for the idea!

Sarah said...

I love this! I save cards and they are all just in a box. I was actually looking through them yesterday thinking about throwing most of them away; this is a great idea for a keepsake.

Erin said...

I've been wanting to do this for my son's birthday cards but wasn't sure how to hold them all together. The book ring is a great idea! Thanks. :-)

Faith @ Artistic31Mama said...

Very cute!! :-) I pinned this! Great idea to keep those precious birthday cards!

Alison @ Oopsey Daisy said...

This is a great idea to keep track of cards! So smart. Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!

Michelle Day said...


I followed you over from Somewhat Simple’s Link Party and I love this Memory Book. For those of us who are SOOO far behind in scrap booking this is wonderful.

I would love to invite you to share this, and any other posts you would like to, at my Creative Thursday Link Party at www.michellestastycreations.blogspot.com. (Link up until Monday 4-23-12)

Have a great day,

Lindsay said...

This is absolutely genius! I have cards from our wedding, baby showers, birthdays. This is so cool, I had to pin it! Thanks for linking up at Show & Share!

Megan said...

What a great idea! I never know what to do with the cards but don't like to throw them away. I'll definitely have to remember this next birthday.

Jay, Sara & Ella said...

Thanks for this cute idea! I pinned it and found your link from Six Sisters' Stuff.

Emily said...

This is such a fantastic idea. I should do this for Christmas cards every year. Thanks for the inspiration.

Katie @ Creatively Living said...

Great idea! This is such a great way to organize all those cards!

Thanks for sharing at Creatively Living!

{amy k.} said...

love this idea! will be pinning for future reference!

ShareandRemember said...

I love this idea & have been planning to do something similar. Love the inspiration, yours look great!

Kelly said...

Pinned it! Great idea!

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