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One thing I never seem to have enough of around the house are cards. Cards for every occasion, no matter how big or small, always seem to get left at the store when my sole purpose is to run there to buy one. And then, when I am halfway home jamming out to whatever music I’m listening to on the radio, I kick myself because I suddenly remember that card I had meant to grab. But not wanting to turn around and go back to grab just the one thing I keep driving home and that card becomes a distant memory. Until the next time.
It’s an ugly cycle I’m in. And because I no longer wanted to be known as “the forgetful girl” when it came to birthday’s, I decided to do something about it. So off to Wal Mart I went to stock up on Hallmark cards starting at 47 cents so that I could finally get a handle on the situation!
With Hallmark cards starting at 47 cents I knew I could grab a ton and be set for the next five years or so (at least, that’s what Chris told me). And I ended up getting some of the same cards because they definitely had some cute ones that I just couldn’t resist. I mean, could you say no to that smiling cupcake?
And now that I had all the cards, they needed somewhere to go. Otherwise they’d just be added to the pile of “I need to put that away sometime soon” of things on my desk. And that just wasn’t a good option for me!
- Rectangular medium-sized box
- Chalk Paint, mine was mint colored!
- Magnetic Strip
- Hot glue gun
- Scrapbook paper
- Silhouette cutting machine
- Label Maker
I started out painting the box because I really wanted to add a bit of color to it. White was just a little too boring for me I guess.
While that was drying I used my Silhouette to cut out the scrapbook paper divider tabs. I then used my label maker to print out labels for the tabs.
Once that was done the box was dry so I added the magnetic strip to one side (it had to be glued down because it was so stubborn and wouldn’t stay put!) and then added small pieces of the magnetic strip to my scissors, tape dispenser, and stamps so that everything would be in one easy to reach place.
And yes, I realize my scissors say “Fabric Only” on them. Originally I only used them when sewing but I was in a pinch and needed to cut something non-fabric related one day and ruined them. So now they’re my all-purpose scissors!
I have to admit that I love this organization project! It makes keeping track of cards and special occasions so much easier, and I just love an easy fix for an annoying problem.
Now that I’m officially a greeting card hoarder, I want to shout it from the rooftops so y’all can be one too! You just can’t pass up Hallmark cards starting at 47 cents from Wal Mart , it’s to good of a deal! You can pick up your own cards in the greeting card station of the store. But I have to warn you, this section is pretty popular and I had to fight a few people to get the cards I wanted.
And now that you’ve got a card stash that could rival Martha Stewart’s (wait, does she have a card stash?), you can send a smile to family and friends for every single occasion all year long!