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Old 09-12-2008, 06:32 AM   #1
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Default How to organize handmade cards?

I found the almost perfect way (for me) to store handmade cards. I use a Jr. size binder with protectors. I only make cards so far in A2 size. But the binder I have is about 1" and is not holding too good since my "stash" is growing. I need a bigger binder, anybody knows of a place online where I can get a bigger binder? I have searched with no results

As I was searching for those binders I came across the Plastic Sleeve Organizer for handmade cards from Stampin Up. They might work too!
Any body has them? Any store sells something similar? I rather see them "personally" and try them before I buy tons of it. I have been "burned" tooooo many times with storage ideas that do not work for me.

I am still looking locally for a junior binder (for the page protectors I have already) but came across this and it looks like it could work too.

Basically, I like to keep my cards in protectors until I am ready to use them by avoiding the bending of the corners and embelishments to "come off".
Sorry to bug you with a question on my first post but my "searching skills" within SplitCoast are not good yet.
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Old 09-12-2008, 07:13 AM   #2
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I have 4 Snapware boxes from Target that are designed for organizing photos, but I use them for my cards. I put my cards in clear cello bags and then organize them by type (sympathy, birthday, thank you, etc.) The boxes come with hard plastic dividers with a tab at the top where I label each section.
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Old 09-12-2008, 08:48 AM   #3
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I leave my cards in cello bags and then file them in an accordian folder that I labeled by type. I got my accordian folder through my Creative Memory rep. I like that it is plastic and will last a long time but it's also fairly small and flat so storage isn't an issue.
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I keep my stock of cards in the cardboard photoboxes you can get at Mikes (and everywhere else). I got all the same color, printed nice labels for the front. I have a box just for birthdays, love, sympathy, inspiration, etc. Each card is sealed in a plastic card jacket that I bought from clear bags.

I have the cards that I have received and ones that I want to keep for personal samples in photo albums. I originally bought inserts that would hold standard cards but larger cards didn't fit. Now I use the photo pages that just peel back and I stick in the card. It fits different sizes, but the albums are really, really, (did I say really?) really heavy. I'll probably find another way to store them but that is project for another day.
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I tried the binder system but it didn't work for me. Turned out to be more hassle and money than it was worth.

Now I buy small bins at W*mart. They are about $2 each and perfectly fit a 4.25x5.5 card on it's side. I can fit a couple dozen in one bin. I have one bin for cards that I plan to keep (I like them too much to give away ), one for cards that go to the troops (cardsforheroes.com), and one for cards to be sent out. I sort them by type (bday, thank you, etc) within each bin. This has really helped keep me more organized because I know what I am getting low on and what I need to concentrate on making.
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