One of my resolutions for February was to actually finish some projects. My card-hoarding project was first on the list. A long, long time ago I blogged about my card-hoarding issues and my simple solution. You can read the original post here.
You see, I have a slight card hoarding problem. I can't seem to throw away my snail mail... it doesn't matter if it's a thank you card, a birthday card, a graduation announcement, baby announcement, wedding invitation... whatever it is, I keep it. Told you. Problems.
So. What to do about this little problem of mine?? Well, before anyone calls the Hoarders show on me... I figured I would attempt to bring some order to my card collecting obsession.
It's a pretty simple solution. I just decided to punch a couple of holes in all of my cards and put some rings in the top of them all. I gathered up all of my materials first: a gigantor hole punch (I use the We R Memory Keepers Crop-a-Dile), some fun tags for the front of your cards, laminating sheets (optional), some rings to corral everything together, and then of course, a shit ton of cards.
I used my awesome vintage-looking number stamp set to stamp the year on the back of some fun die-cuts. I love the simple look of these.
After all of my tags were laminated, I trimmed them down and punched holes in each top corner. I went ahead and stamped 2 tags for each year that I was catching up on. I learned early on that there is no way I can fit a year's worth of cards on one set of rings. I told you guys... I have a crap-ton of cards. Stop judging me.
And like I said... my card hoarding problem is so out of control that we needed 2 sets per year. Issues people, I know.
What about you? Do you keep your snail mail? What do you do with it? Are you in the card-hoarders-anonymous group too?