Build This Card Keeper to Organize Your Handmade Cards!

Hi friends! Today I am going to show you how to make a box out of cardboard and decorated with paper that includes dividers so you can sort and organize your handmade cards.


You can divide the cards by occasion like I did or divide it by month and write the names and dates of birthdays and anniversaries on each divider so you are always prepared for upcoming birthdays and events!


Watch the video to see how I made this. I will post measurements for the box I made to hold A2 cards below but you can resize it to whatever dimensions you want.


This video is sponsored by Annie’s CardMaker Kit of the Month Club! Save 50% on your first kit and get a free tool set! Use coupon code “FRUGAL”.




  • Matboard or cardboard *You can glue two sheets of cereal box cardboard printed sides together for your base.
  • Strong double-sided take such as red line or scor-tape
  • Adhesive tape runner
  • Magnet and metal disk *Look for “rare earth” magnets
  • Clear tape
  • Patterned paper
  • Cardstock
  • Bone folder
  • Piercing tool
  • Corner Rounder (WeR Memory Keepers Corner Chomper)
  • Thin washi tape (optional)
  • Ink & Stamps (optional)
  • Pen or pencil that you can mark your cardstock with


  • Front/Back: 5″x6″ (make 2 from matboard) Matting layer: 4 1/4″x5 1/4″
  • Top/Bottom: 4″x6″ (make 2 from matboard) Matting Layer: 3 1/4″x5 1/4″
  • Sides (make 2 from matboard) 4″x5″, Matting layer: 3 1/4″ 4 1/4″
  • Lip/Closure (make 1 from matboard) 1 1/2″x6″, Matting layer 1 1/4″x5 1/2″, Cardstock liner for underside over magnet will be the same as matboard piece.

This is a great project to keep you organized so you never miss another card sending event. It also makes a great gift especially when filled with handmade cards! Another great gift is a subscription to the Annie’s CardMaker Kit of the Month Club. If you know of someone who wants to get started in card making. These convenient monthly kits have all the supplies (except scissors and adhesive) to make 8-10 handmade greeting card and an instruction sheet so you can make the most from the kit and learn as you craft! I want to thank Annie’s for sponsoring this project and thank you for tuning in! Til next time happy crafting!

8 thoughts on “Build This Card Keeper to Organize Your Handmade Cards!

  1. I love this idea, and I seriously wonder how you have the energy for everything you do. I use photo boxes that I buy on sale for $2.50 or less. I have 2 for “card parts”. Those are die cuts and such that are in job ticket holders. I have 1 for church birthday cards. I average 12 a month. 1 for anytime cards. Some of those become birthday cards. 1 for specific holiday cards. 1 for USO happy holidays cards, and I use 1 when I am doing specific projects like 53 Valentines, Easter, Mother’s day, and Christmas cards for my church. Change the number to 35 and I do them for my mother’s church. Those go in 1 photobox in my luggage when I fly to Florida.

    I ADMIRE your energy!!!!


  2. Hi Lindsay

    All measurements written down ready for a day when I can spend time creating a box for me. Thank you for this box Lindsay, it is great and such a good size too.





  3. I’ve just started and I liked your video Basic #1. I really like how you addressed the ink. I got all that, but I’m so confused about card stock, other mediums of paper, etc. I’m looking to make greeting cards. I want to tackle that first. Card stock; I want to be frugal and there are so many card stock’s out there. What is a good white & Black card stock as well as the weight of the card stock? So many weights. There is glossy on both sides or glossy on one side, glue, does Elmer’s clear glue work? It’s all so confusing. I want the greeting cards to look Great, but I don’t have a unlimited budget. Thank you. Jaime


  4. I love how you organized your cards in your card box. I am always looking for great organizing tips! When I move into my new house, I hope to be able to start to organize more of my office space and of course my occasion cards that are in a drawer right now.


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