Thursday, December 6, 2012

The card solution....

I had a bunch of Christmas cards hanging over my blinds in my lounge room. I was thinking there must have been a better way to display and store them so I came up with my Christmas card holder using a Heidi Swapp Memory File and a shabby stand I found out a local market.
I have used the Believe free printable Heidi has on her blog this week, (check it out here) on the front of my folder


I misted some chipboard letters in  Cherry Red Color Shine. That banner comes from another free printable also found on Heidi's blog.


I so adore that Santa flair from Greatest View, just perfect for my project!


Here you can see my card holder open.


The first page houses  the Christmas card we will be sending out to family and friends this year. I used some of Heidi'd digi words on my card. That photo of my boys I created using a few apps on my iphone, see Heidi's blog for full details.


My banner I made from the packaging from Heidi's goodies!


Color Magic paper and Color Shine..perfect!


The second page holds my cards. I used a piece of acetate and sewed three sides to the back of my Memory File, I then printed out that free Christmas printable, cut it out and stapled it to the top of my pocket. I then slid my cards into the pocket!



My stand now sits on our formal dining room table along side my other Christmas decorations. Once Christmas is over I can take it off the stand and my cards are now safely inside for me to revist them in the future!


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18 comments:

Chantalle said...

Awesome!! :)

lisa said...

What a unique idea and I love that stand : )

Lizzyc said...

You are so creative.. a wonderful idea and beautifully made!!Enjoy the season!!

Leanne said...

What a fabulous idea!!!

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Oh how fantastic!!!! Great idea!

BabyBokChoy said...

Wow, this is one amazing and amazingly good idea!!!!!!!!!!!

Victoria Freze said...

such beautiful card display! fantastic idea!

Kerryn said...

I saw this on the HS blog this morning. Absolutely amazing!! Very inspired :).

Denise said...

very novel looks great - wish i had a bit more time to get creative - may be when the hols start!

Heather Jacob said...

wow this is breathtaking Kim .... loveeeeeeeeeeeeeee every little inch of it xoxox

Live 2 Create said...

Absolutely Awesome!! Love the stand and the project is just wonderful Kim!

Melinda said...

Another stunning project Kim and what a great find at the market. :)

Tarrah McLean said...

Gosh you sure know how to get a person inspired Kim, I adore this idea so much!! Beautiful project and the stand is gorgeous!!!

Jennifer Shaw said...

This is stunning!!! A beautiful creation!

Belinda said...

WOW!! That is so beautiful and such a fabo idea too!! Might have to try something similar with all the kids' birthday cards collected over the years. LOVE your shabby stand too. What a lucky find. :-) xoxo

jamie said...

just now getting to see this. it is all over fabulous. what a clever idea. thanks for sharing your ideas with us.
~j

Lauren Hender said...

Beautiful!

Rebecca said...

You do amazing things with file folders!!