I did this with the bears congratulations cards from when she was born and it worked really well, so I’ve been meaning to do this with our wedding cards for ages but just hadn’t found the time. I mean, we’ve only been married 6.5 years and these poor cards have been rammed in a gift bag ever since!
So…..may I present the homemade card book!
A lot of people scrap book their special cards into albums with their photographs but I wanted to read them again from time to time. So making them into a little book I could flip through really appealed to me, as long as you don’t mind a few hole punch holes in the edge of said cards!
It’s so quick and easy to make this, all you need is: (1) 2x pieces of a5 card for the front and back cover, (2) a piece of coloured paper and picture of your choice to decorate the front, (3) some double sided sticky tape for the front cover, (4) some hinged rings which you can pick up really cheap from eBay, (5) a hole punch, and (6) your cards!
So first of all, use the hole punch to create the holes in the 2 pieces of card to make the front and back cover. I just used some cream card from my craft stash.
You can then use the double sided sticky tape, the coloured paper and picture to decorate the front in any way you like. As you can see I kept it simple with a wedding themed Mr & Mrs:
You then need to go through your cards, and hole punch each one centrally on the folded left hand line. Obviously position it as best you can and although this feels horrid to do, it makes it easy to flick through as a book and allows you to open and read the messages inside as you do so.
You should now have hole punched cards and a decorated cover:
So all you need to do now is put it all together on the hinged rings:
I told you it was quick and easy!!
You should now have a little card book that I as a great keepsake for all your special cards. Easy to store on a bookcase and easy to pull out and look through from time to time:
Why not have a go yourself and let me know how it turns out?