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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

DIY {Wedding Card Keepsake Book}

First, please excuse the horrible picture quality. I was all snuggled in on the couch with my materials laid out and didn't want to get up and get the big camera. Or apparently turn on a light.

Second, I made this with materials I already had on hand. Looking back I would have gotten some new scrapbook paper and stickers and made it a little prettier. Maybe one day.

Third, I completed this project back in June and am just now posting it. Awesome.

Anywhoo...

When J and I got married we got the sweetest cards with the most wonderful notes, blessings, and words of encouragement for our marriage. I wanted a way to keep all the cards together in one place and after browsing Pinterest, I came across this idea.

Start by printing off a cover for your book. I just printed our names, date, and who the cards were from on a piece of cardstock. I cut it out so that the cover was just a little bigger than the largest card.

Next, hole punch a card with two holes. Make sure the holes are about an inch in from the edge of the card to avoid the holes ripping.

Use that card as a template and hole puch all the cards. This is a beast and pretty time consuming!

Next, string heavy duty ribbon through all the cards. I used ribbon from one of our gifts. I first strung the cards through based on size, largest to smallest, but that looked funny so I randomly varied the size order of the cards.

Tie both the top and bottom ribbons into a bow.

And whalaa! All your wedding cards are bound in one spot. I put the book in a large hat box with all our other wedding momentos.

What do you do with your cards?
1 comment on "DIY {Wedding Card Keepsake Book}"
  1. I think that it’s pretty creative, and fairly easy for me to make. Thanks for sharing the idea! I have to attend four wedding in four months. That’s a lot, and this book will be a nice little keeper for all the invites. Just recently I came back from the first one that was in one of the LA event venues. The next one is next month. I’ll be busy bee with all these weddings this year!

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