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.


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?
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