Friday, December 12, 2014
A vintage altered journal binder for Christmas Cards
As it is I am already missing at least one from when Jack was really little. :/
I googled and googled and googled. I asked on facebook. I really just wanted one of these scrapbook companies to sell a book ready made to save Christmas cards in. Bonus points if I could keep the Santa photos in the same books.
Nothing turned up. Not even a blog post from someone with a great idea!
I finally found an 8.5 by 5.5 inch three post binder from We R Memory Keepers on Amazon after someone mentioned they sell that stuff in Wal- Mart. (I REFUSE to go Michaels now.) Black would not have been my first choice, but frankly it was the cheapest option.
Now I need to figure out how to protect the cover! Packing tape? Mod Podge? Maybe one of you is a scrapper with the answer! (Color me clueless. The Christmas stickers on the bottom are dimensional and right now their life span will be short if I do not get them stuck on their more permanently somehow.)
I think I need to order one more pack of pages when our bank mess is sorted out to make sure I have enough pages in there to get the kids through high school at least.
There you have it! Maybe that will help some other crazed mother who is googling her brains out trying to find a quick way to store those cards. :-)
P.S. My original plan had been to just eventually make the card photos into a shutterfly book. But meh, I spend time designing the card and that method would lose the spirit of the card. The santa photos are digital now, so the same could be done, but the first 8 years of Jack's visits to Santa are only preserved on paper photos in my file box.