Let’s start this blog post off with some backstory!
I’ve always had a habit of holding on to almost every card I’ve been given, & up until a few years ago it was still at a manageable level.
Then, I got married, & I suddenly had many, many more cards to add to my collection. It was one hot mess, so I went scrounging through Pinterest (seriously what was life like before Pinterest?) to see if I could find a good solution. And guys, I found one! Thanks Something Turquoise for the inspiration!
And, before we move on, let me tell you that this is a no-brainer project.
You know, the one where you only have to spend a few minutes prepping & then you can pop in a good DVD, drink something warm… & go to town? Yep! Then, in the end, you have some cute books & a super organized card collection.
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- Binder Rings (various sizes)
- Scrapbook Paper
- White Cardstock Paper
- 1-Hole Punch
- Tape Mounting Squares
STEP 1: ORGANIZE YOUR CARDS INTO GROUPS
You can do this by event, or by category. For example, I had a group for all the cards from my wedding day (event), and also a group for my friends wedding invitations (category).
STEP 2: PICK OUT SOME FUN PAPER FOR YOUR COVERS
This part was fun for me! I haven’t scrapbooked lately, so I tend to forget how many pretty sheets of paper are hiding away in the closet.
STEP 3: HOLE PUNCH YOUR CARDS
Next, you’ll create holes in the top left corners of your cards. Make sure you have a good quality hole punch, because some of the cards can be really thick.
STEP 4: SLIP YOUR CARDS ONTO THE BINDER RINGS
Now is the time to determine how many groupings of cards you’ll have. I split my wedding day cards into two parts because there were too many of them for one binder ring. Once you’ve done this, you can put the cards onto the binder rings!
STEP 5: MAKE A CUSTOM COVER FOR EACH CARD BOOK
Measure out beforehand how big your cover will have to be, & make sure it’s at least the same size as the largest card in the book. Then, cut your scrapbook paper accordingly.
Next, you will use a word processing software to create a title page. Pick some fun fonts for this part! 🙂
And once you have printed the title page onto white cardstock, cut it to be a little bit smaller than the scrapbook paper & paste it on top with tape squares.
Your final part of Step 5 is to punch a hole in your cover & slip it onto the binder ring with your cards.
I did about six of these in one afternoon, & most of them are pictured above!
I think they look so adorable, & I love being able to flip through them without being afraid that my cards will fall out of order.