Friday, April 13, 2012

Card Books

Have you seen this super cute idea for cards?
pinned here

I loved the idea because I have saved cards from our wedding, my shower, my baby shower, and even Christmases.  But have never known what to do with them and hate to just toss them.
So I started out, with the plan to make it more like a book- using two binder rings.  I quickly realized- anyone who had more than 25 people at their wedding would NEVER be able to do this with a binder ring! absurd.  I would've needed 4 books!

So- I took a note from my favorite "book" designer, Elise Blaha Cripe & decided to just use some nice white satin ribbon I had on hand to bind them together.

& in case you're wondering- here's how I centered all my cards with 2 hole punches with a single hold puncher:
-Find your smallest card (usually a 4x6), and put one hold punch about 1/2" from the top.
-Take one of you many now-empty envelopes & center your card on it.
-Punch the envelope where the card is...then fold the card in half & punch through that same hole again.
(see where I'm going?)
You can use the envelope as your reference, or go back and hole punch the other hole in the card & use that.

I also did my bridal shower cards, as well as my baby shower cards!

A tip for "threading" your cards with your ribbon- take a bit of tape & wrap it around the end (like you're making the end of a shoelace).  Makes life much easier!

And double knot your bow, but be sure not to make your bows TOO tight- or else you won't be able to open the up!

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