Wedding Card Booklet Tutorial

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Being a scrapbooker, I keep everything.  You just never know when that birthday card from 3 years ago or that ticket stub from the movies will be the perfect piece needed for an album or another project.  After our wedding I gathered up all the cards and added them to my collection, waiting for the day I had time to decide what to do with them.  While browsing Pinterest I came across this great site, Simple Mom, with multiple ideas for re-purposing old cards and letters and then stumbled across Something Turquoise and her post with a great step-by-step post about creating a wedding card mini-album.  I immediately knew that I wanted to create a coffee table book with all our wedding cards, that way in the years to come we can look back over all the warm wishes and remember how amazing it was to be surrounded by our friends and family on our big day.  Here is how it turned out:

Bound Booklet of our Wedding Cards

A word of warning.  Wedding cards can be quite thick, and trying to punch holes with a 10 year old dull hand hole puncher will probably leave your hand bruised and sore. If you are willing to risk the discomfort, or buy a better hole punch, this is a great way to preserve wedding day well wishes. Continue reading »

Ticket Stub Photo Album Cover

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Back in the summer of 2007, right after I had graduated from college, Alex and I went on a six-week backpacking trip all over Europe; starting in Portugal and ending in Switzerland.  We were on a shoestring budget and traveling light, so most of my mementos were ticket stubs from trains, planes, museums and the like.  I kept a small journal and tucked away each little piece of paper to keep it nice with the idea that when we returned home I would figure out a project using them. Once we got back I had the great idea to use some of the tickets to create a cover for my scrapbook! Continue reading »