DIY: Greeting Card Organizer

Jul 19

Cut to the chase – – – My old greeting card organizer wasn’t doing the job anymore. I’ve shared it in here before.

If you’ve been reading my blog for any amount of time, you know how much I love to send cards to family and friends…And I love receiving cards as well. Over the last year, I noticed it was more stressful looking for a card to send on a special occasion because the old organizer was too small to accommodate my overflowing supply. I was basically shoving new cards I purchased for a later date into random spots around the office or in the office closets.

Then I found some inspiration a few weeks ago while at the container store.

(yes, again. i’m an addict. I am ok admitting that! Here I am in California working on the new house and I’ve been there 3 times in 3 days.)

Anyway, when I spied this product, I immediately thought “greeting card organizer”….

As a warning, this is a little more than I typically spend on any small scale organization solution. It was around $25. But this little gem will save me so much hassle and money over the long haul. It’s going to keep my cards organized and easy to find…

If you are in the market for a new desktop organizer, this one is great. It has little spots for pens and even small plastic dividers to create your own unique system…

To start, I peeled off all the stickers….

Then I grabbed my greeting cards and sorted them into categories…

Full disclosure – with everything going on regarding the move and managing contractors at the new house, I haven’t been able to dig my hands into a real project that requires my laminator or cutter. So I was excited to get lost for about an hour in my happy place. Here is what I needed for the job…

First, I grabbed some heavy white cardstock and cut them to make staggered dividers…

before I moved on I made sure they fit…

 

I found this pretty duct tape at target. I love the bright pink color…

I used the duct tape to create a pretty background for a label and to give the card a little more sturdiness at the top – the top is where I will be touching the most as I scan through the categories…

I overlapped the tape on both sides…

Then I added a standard white label from my label maker…

Once that was done, it was time for a quick run through the laminator…

 

First divider is done…

 

I just kept going until all of the categories were finished…

 

Then I placed the cards behind each divider…

 

There was even room to spare in the back compartment for all of my blank greeting cards….

I kept the pen holder…

And tucked a book of stamps inside the organizer as well. Now everything is ready when it’s time to send off a card…

 

So happy with the outcome!
Don’t fret – I  already have an idea of how I can re-use the old card organizer. I have a drawer full of various sized envelopes looking for a new home. 🙂
Hope you’re having a great week! I’m still in California working away at the new house. Things are coming along. I was hoping to have the interior tour up on the blog this morning but have been flooded with appointments over here. Today I finished out the elfa closets in 4 of the bedrooms. I shared photos on instagram so check them out if you’d like to see the finished product. As well as other photos from the week spent here. Hope to be back this weekend with an interior before tour for you guys!
Have a great weekend!

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  1. Crystal says:

    I love your new organizer. Love the design of the tape. It's so fun and organized. Thanks for the great tutorial

  2. Megan Willis says:

    Love this! It's simple and clean. You know I have yet to do anything with washi tape?? I always see it around blogs and pinterest and love it, but I haven't actually bought any! Maybe it's time to change that!!

    • thank you so much! i love washi and duct tape…so much potential with both items. i don't have nearly enough of it, but what i do have is used quite a bit 😉

      thank you!!!

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