Monday, July 9, 2012

Birthday Cards for Staff

Hello Crafty Friends,

Hope you are doing well. I have been busy working on some more projects. Here is a piece of one that I am ready to share, but I still have a series that I am working on. It should be ready either next week or the following. I can give a little hint...Back to School.

This project consist of birthday cards for the staff members at school. I asked the secretary for a list of all the birthdays for teachers and paraprofessionals for the entire year. I decided that I would make the cards this summer rather than each month. Once the school year starts, I get extremely busy with planning and grading papers. I never have enough time or any in my stash, so I thought this would alleviate that problem. 
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I am using a photo box from Michaels to store the cards. The boxes are currently on sale ~ 6 for $10.00. I am a frugal shopper, so I buy everything on sale or with a coupon. Any time I can use my teacher discount, I use it too!
I put the staff member's name on a post-it at this time since positions may change. I will put the cards behind each tab and be ready to go. At this time, I have August and September completed. I plan on working on November and December next.

I am so happy to be more organized!
What have you done lately to organize your craft space or supplies?

If you would like specific details about a cut I used, please let me know. I used various sketches, cartridges, papers, and embellishments for these cards.

Stay Creative,


  1. You are very organized. lol Beautiful cards.


  2. I hope you are enjoying your summer off Georgiana!! I love all the cards but I really love the brick patterned paper card - how did you create that beautiful background??

  3. These cards are fabulous and what a great way to get organised. TFS

  4. Great cards and a great idea!!!
    I'll bet they'll all love them...I love getting homemade cards. Lee-Ann :)

  5. Great cards! The one with the cake is my favorite.

  6. What a beautiful idea. I love the designs and they sure will be a hit. When do you start back? Sept?
    The latest organization of done is my scrap pile, sorting all of my drawers in my rolling cart and I stocked up on Photoboxes as well. I have all of them labeled and everytime I make a card, I put it in the appropriate box and have one extra box with all tab dividers with replicas of that card. That way if I want a card for an occasion, there it is. In my own personal photo boxes, I write all dimensions and material used so I don't have to guess when I want to recreate it!

  7. Wow, you are far more organized than me!! What a great idea!! And all of your cards are so fabulous and creative :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  8. Fantastic cards Georgiana! Love the pink and brown one. It's so nice to be organized!

  9. Great to get organized before the school year begins again. Nice cards for the teachers birthdays.

  10. Oh I LOVE each one of them.. They are all so cute. I wish I could get more organized.. You are defintely an inspiration.

  11. Your cards all love really cute! I thought I was organized, but not compared to you! Great idea to work ahead!

  12. What a GREAT idea!!! Love the organization of the cards...I really need to pick some more up to house all my overflow :)
    Your cards are beautiful and will be treasured by all who receive them!!
    TFS and hope you had a GREAT weekend!!

  13. I wish some of your organisation skills would rub off on me...what a great idea. Great cards , I'm sure the teachers will love them.
    I think I continually organise.....the more I buy, I have to find a home for it!

  14. All the cards are wonderful, G! I love that Have a Sweet Day card with the quilt-like background (if that's what you'd call it). That's such a neat way to use your scraps and it looks so pretty! And what card is that phrase from? I really like that.--P

  15. Wow, you've been busy! Your cards are fabulous and I love your organization of them...I need to get more photo boxes for my extra's. They do come in handy on storing them..
    Have a great evening!
    Sherrie K

  16. These are all wonderful!!! It's great that you are getting ahead! I haven't done any organizing yet. Plan to when I take my vacation. :)

  17. Great idea, so organised : )
    Great bunch of cards so far as well.

  18. Georgiana ~ well this is the BEST idea yet! WOW! I am going to have to try this! I LOVE how you are sharing your ideas! Thank You! The cards are just PERFECT too!


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