So if you’ve gotten married, had a big birthday, or celebrated any other type of occasion, you’ll know that you can end up with a stack of cards after the fact. Since we got married last August (you can check out all the details of the day here), I have been keeping all of our cards in a drawer. In a big messy drawer, and it just wasn’t cutting it. The cards are lovely and have such sweet messages, so I wanted to make sure I did something with them so they didn’t get lost of damaged over time.
I wanted to do something simple, so I decided on just binding the cards together. The first step (not pictured since I didn’t have enough hands..) was to 2 hole-punch all of the cards on their “spine” end (so that you can still flip through them). To do this I used my 3-hole punch, but just made sure to use only 2 of the holes (none of the cards would have been big enough to hit all 3 anyway).
I grabbed these book rings from Staples for about $5. It was a mixed pack since I wasn’t sure what size we would need (I ended up needing the biggest ones). Then I just threaded all of the cards onto two rings.
I realized I wanted a front and back cover to make sure the cards were protected, so I grabbed some white foam board from the dollar store and cut two pieces to size (one for the front and one for the back).
Then I hole-punched the covers to match up with the rest of the booklet. The foam board was too thick to get into my 3-hole punch so I had to use my single one and just made sure to mark the spots first.
Then I grabbed some gift wrap I had and covered the two pieces. I wrapped them just like a present and used some double-sided tape on the front so that the paper would really stay in tact.
Then I re-hole punched (to make holes in the paper I just wrapped), threaded the two new pieces on to the binder rings, and added a little title place card. The end result is actually pretty cute!
What’s nice is that it’s super easy to flip through all the cards. That way, 20 years down the road, the hubs and I can still flip through for a little trip down memory lane.
And that’s it, folks! Just an easy little craft project for your Wednesday afternoon… and only 7 months overdue (we got married in August – eek!).
What about you guys? Done any crafting lately? Had any brilliant ideas about organizing your cards? Do tell.