Wednesday, July 25, 2018

A Sweet and Easy DIY Keepsake for Wedding Cards

Confession: I am a card hoarder. I have boxes of old birthday cards that I will probably never look at again but refuse to throw away. I didn't want to see that happen to my bridal shower and wedding cards, so I decided to make a little book out of them with this easy DIY. This was perfect for wedding cards but could also make a great keepsake for baby showers, children's birthdays, or family Christmas cards.

Here's what you need: Cardstock for the front and back cover, string or ribbon, and a hole punch. That's it. Since I had extra marble contact paper from my kitchen makeover, I decided use that for the cover by adhering it to a manilla file folder. But any cardstock will do, or get creative by laminating your invitation, gluing wrapping paper to cardboard, or making a collage. Make sure your cover is slightly larger than your largest card and cut to fit. (I found I am just not skilled with a razor and ruler, so I freehanded with scissors instead.) Then, decorate the cover or leave it blank. I had these sparkly gold letters on hand from Michael's, so I spelled Bride for my shower cards and I Do for our wedding.

Next, punch holes in your covers and each card using two holes of a three-hole punch. It's important do this so that they all line up, as it would be difficult to measure the same distance punching one hole at a time. For our wedding, I included the invitation at the front, and for my shower, I included marriage advice cards guests filled out at the party.

Last is to string them together. If you want a more professional look, you can buy special rings (like these). I preferred a more "shabby chic" look and chose twine for my shower cards and leftover ribbon from our bookmark favors for the wedding. I'm so pleased with the result and plan to display the books on a shelf with my dried bouquet. How do you store special cards?

13 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh, a fellow card hoarder! My husband makes fun of me all the time for keeping old birthday cards and Christmas cards from years and years ago. I love this idea!
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  2. That is super cute! Going to have to keep that in mind for my wedding cards!
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  3. Such an amazing DIY! It turned out so nice.

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  4. beautyfull :) amazing diy honey, really great idea!
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  5. Such a nice DIY. This is very creative.
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  6. So nice and easy.
    Love it.
    Thanks for sharing
    I got some pretty cool ideas for my scrapbook too
    because of this post.

    Ann
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  7. I'm seriously sitting here pinning all the photos in this post because it's so creative! I love this!

    xo Deborah
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    1. Thank you darling!! Tag me if you create something ;)

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  8. I keep cards too mainly for my children so they can look back when they are older So beautiful and creative babe xoxo Cris
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  9. Thanks for sharing this lovely post
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  10. It looks lovely! Thanks for sharing. :)

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  11. oh what a nice keepsake an displayu! <3

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