Card Organizer

by Beate Johns

Make this organizer for someone special to keep track of their birthdays and store their birthday cards.


  • Binding system (I used Rubicoil™)
  • 6 sheets of 12" x 12" cardstock
  • 2 pieces of 6" x 7 3/4" cardstock
  • Calendar printouts (PDF, 36KB)
  • Paper cutter with scoring blade


  1. Step 1

    Take a piece of your 12" x 12" cardstock and score it at 4 1/4". Repeat with all of the 12" x 12" cardstock pieces.

  2. Step 2

    Turn your cardstock piece one quarter and score at 6". If you are using Stampin' Up! cardstock score at 5 15/16", because it's not quite a 12" square.

  3. Step 3

    Stamp the upper 4" of your cardstock.

  4. Step 4

    Turn the cardstock over and stamp the lower 4" all the way up to the score line.

  5. Step 5

    Turn cardstock back over so you will see the upper part stamped. Now fold the lower part up.

  6. Step 6

    Now fold the cardstock in half. This will create two pages with pockets.

  7. Step 7

    Push your folded cardstock with the open ends all the way into your binding machine and punch holes. Make sure your cardstock is all the way in before punching. Repeat with all pieces of cardstock including your covers.

  8. Step 8

    Stack your cover, pages and cover on top of each other.

  9. Step 9

    Start inserting your coil into the holes manually. Continue to do so until you have the coil into four to five holes.

  10. Step 10

    Lay card organizer onto the Rubicoil so the coil is in the indentation.

  11. Now roll your fingers over the coil towards you until the coil is all the way to the end of the page.

  12. Step 11

    Cut extra coil off.

  13. Step 12

    Bend wire in to keep from unraveling.

  14. Step 13

    Take your printout calendar pages, center them and tape them onto each pocket.

  15. Step 14

    Decorate the front of your organizer.

Your Turn

You've seen the tutorial, now you try it! We've got a section of the gallery set aside for Card Organizer. Try this technique, then upload your artwork to the gallery. Show us your creations!

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Questions and Comments

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This reminds me so much of the perpetual birthday calendars that my cousins in Europe have made. I'll have to try this.
High D  |  Mon Sep 20, 2010 at 10:56 PM
I love this organizer. I'm going to make another one but instead of making it for cards, it is going to be a coupon organizer.

Thanks for the tutorial.
Debbie  |  Fri Nov 12, 2010 at 3:49 PM
What a great tutorial, it's great to make some for a christmas present, thank you!!!!!!!!
Els Schutte  |  Wed Dec 14, 2011 at 6:31 AM
Love this idea!!!!!!!!! Have to make one.
Jill Peer  |  Wed Dec 14, 2011 at 12:35 PM
i love it , would you know whereto down load calendars that are 1 to 30 in one row instead side by side ??.
sally  |  Mon Feb 20, 2012 at 8:15 PM
diane  |  Tue Feb 21, 2012 at 6:20 AM

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