Almost a month ago, I wrote about how I incorporate my birthday and Christmas cards right into my Project Life. Having been abroad for so long now, I love getting mail. Each and every card is a sign that someone I love was thinking about me and took the time to make me feel special. If that doesn’t belong in PL, what does?
Thus, cards that are not for the big holidays often appear as part of my weekly spread. This card from my mom is in last week’s spread. I understand that you are super impressed by the rest of the layout, but try to focus on the card for now 🙂
After checking the location of the message inside, I just cut down the sentiment from the front of the card. I also cut out the address from the envelope, as it is the first piece of mail I have ever received with my new title. I don’t always keep the envelopes from cards, but I like to include them sometimes to keep track of my ever changing address. It is also a good way to capture someone’s handwriting.
Hopefully, you noticed the little teal tab. That indicates that the message is tucked right behind. By cropping them down slightly, I am able to fit the whole card into 1 4×6 pocket. No additional insert, no additional bulk. Memories easily preserved. That is what PL is all about.
For this card, my mom actually wrote the note on a piece of scrap paper that was conveniently close to the perfect size! Though I adhered it to the cardstock, I added the strip of washi at the top for decoration. After I added the tab, I didn’t love the look of it (it is a little busy) but it is not always visible, so I am getting over it.
One of my PL goals it to try to get as much of my memorabilia included as possible. I have so many boxes of cards and pamphlets and postcards from past years, and I am hoping to go back and sort them into their contemporary albums. Hopefully this inspires you to sort out some of yours too 🙂