Guest Post by Maggie {Midwestern Sewing Girl}

Guest Post by Maggie at Midwestern Sewing Girl blog.

Remember last week, when I told you about the whole big box of wonderful that I received from Canvas Corp? Well, here’s another project I created with some of the goodies I received…

Now let me backtrack just a little…a few months ago, I posted my Forty before 40 list. One of the items on this list is to send birthday cards to friends and family…I’ve already failed…miserably. BUT, I WILL get better…now that I have this super-duper handy-dandy organizing system.
This is what I started with:

*Some Conservatory paper from 7Gypsies*
*A couple of odds and ends
I removed the handle that came on the library drawer…I wanted something just a little more low-profile…and replaced it with a length of twine and a button I had in my stash…

Then I cut a piece of the scrapbook paper to size and DecouPage’d it onto the bottom of the drawer…

Yes…the paper is a bit wrinkly…no, I’m not the best DecouPage’r…admittedly…
I used the individual month dividers that came with the drawer to organize the different cards I will need throughout the year.
Then I made a couple of postcards using Canvas Corppaper…I like to have a couple on hand to use for a quick note or thank-you…

One sheet of the 12×12 paper had these wonderful vintage-style postcard templates on it…then I simply cut two other sheets with patterns and colors I liked to size, and attached them to what would be the front of the post card. So fast & so easy. And completely personal. I think I may eventually add some other embellishments to the front of the postcards, but they are ready-to-go as-is if I decide to leave them alone.

I now have this drawer sitting right on the main surface of my hutch in my craft area…easy to find…no more excuses for not sending correspondence…I hope.

6 Responses to “Guest Post by Maggie {Midwestern Sewing Girl}”

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  1. sharon gullikson says:

    I wouldn’t have thought to put the pretty paper on the bottom. Thanks for the idea!

  2. Susan says:

    This library drawer project turned out so well. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Dawn Woolf says:

    I just have one of those plastic clear card holders (like a recipe box)…..I love the idea of using the drawer! You decorated it really cute and I love the idea of the post cards. I make and sell wooden postcards…..your idea would work great with those! Thanks for sharing!!!

  4. I am a huge fan of Maggie’s! I’m stopping by to let you know that I am really hoping to win the Canvas Corp prize on her blog! Thanks for the opportunity!

  5. Maureen says:

    LOVE this and love Canvas Corp for giving you the supplies and showing us what we can do!

  6. alice pace says:

    Love this drawer idea! I’m always organizing. Would love to win some supplies too…….

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