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Greeting Card Scrapbook

18 April 2013

Greeting cards. I feel quite bipolar about them. On one hand, they are momentos from birthday's, Easter's, Christmas' and general love notes from someone thinking about you. On the other, they are pieces of paper that can easily collect in the house esepecially after getting married! But I didn't have the heart to throw our wedding cards away especially since several people who sent us a card have since passed away. I treasure their handwritten notes and blessings shared with us. 

Mr. Collier and I got married in Jan of 2012, it is now nearly 1.5 years later and I still have not done anything with the abudant card collection that I saved from that momentous occasion. I found an awesome way to store and save your cards (in a very organized fashion on Pinterest) and thought the project was easy enough to tackle in an hour or so. 

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I started by taking all of my cards and three-hole punching them. Some cards are obviously bigger or small than others. I ended up starting the book from our first wedding shower through my bachelorette party and finally finishing up with our wedding cards. I took a ribbon that our dear friend Linea wrapped our wedding gift with and made that the binding which held the entire book together. I fed the ribbon through the holes from the front to the back to create a smooth surface on the "cover side" and fed each card onto the ribbon one by one. If you noticed in the picture above, they took a different approach where they used a ring binder in the top corner. 




I think the final project turned out very well. For a small budget (i.e. if you don't have a three-hole puncher or need a ribbon) you could create a book like this very easily within 30 minutes to an hour. Think of how cute this would be for a psuedo-baby book of cards from each birthday! You could even take a photo and place it in between each year as a year divider. There are hundreds of applications but the best part is that memories are cherished. 



18 comments:

  1. I've been meaning to do this with my cards too! I should probably get on that. :P

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    1. It is a quick and much needed project especially after a wedding!

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  2. This is a great idea! And the end result turned out so pretty! :)

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    1. Thanks Ashley! I'm pretty excited. You never know how projects will go at the beginning!

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  3. I've been meaning to do this too, but haven't gotten around to it. I need to do it sometime soon!

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    1. Sometimes I feel like a hoarder with all the stuff I keep around! If you need ribbon, I can mail you some! :)

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  4. I love this idea! We have all of our wedding cards in a box, but it would be nice to keep them all attached. I'll have to keep this in mind :)

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    1. Sara- It was so fun reading through all of the messages again!

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  6. this is awesome! I may be trying this soon with the cards from my wedding, which was nearly 5 years ago, so don't feel bad about 1/5 years, haha.

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  7. This is such a cute idea, I should do this for Christmas cards!

    xx
    Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

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  8. i have a million cards and i need to JUMP on this. they would be so cute-- instead they are currently shoved in a shoe box under my bed.

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  9. This is such a great idea! I need to make one for each of my daughters! They'd love this.

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