Sunday, September 06, 2009

Wedding Cards Project

Hope everyone's having a great Labor Day weekend! :) Well, at least those of you in the US. The hubs and I have been chilling so far but we're heading out to a fun little bbq today. I made some tomato and moz salad to share - yum-o! I could eat it all by myself! :D

Also loving the holiday sales. I picked up some new stamps already (haha, don't tell the hubs just yet...). I couldn't help it!

I wanted to finish a few scrappy projects this weekend and I've been pretty good about it so far! :) No cards to share but a fun way to save your cards!

I had a stack of wedding cards and I couldn't bear to toss them so I figured I'd save them all in a decorated little book. This would work for birthday cards as well, wedding shower cards... (when I find them....).. the possibilities are endless here!

I punched holes into all of them and strung them through a metal ring. I tied some pink, green, and white ribbons around the metal ring. Brings me back to high school when the cheerleaders used to tie multiple ribbons in their hair...

I organized them by friends, family and family friends. I put our friends first cos they wrote the most, family next cos some of them did write stuff and then family friends last. Mainly cos most of them wrote stuff in Chinese that I can't read. Hah.For the cover, I took a piece of A2 cardboard I had (I think it was from a cardstock package or something...). Cut it in half and then proceeded to decorate it. I had some yummy Amy Butler paper from the Tea line and the Lotus line. I'm actually hoping to find that fabric as well -- I'd love to make a fun bag or something with it. Especially now that I need to find some sewing projects to amuse myself with!

Ok, I digress... the rubons and die cuts are also Amy Butler. The thickers are cloth ones from American Crafts... I LOVE these. The texture on them is just fab. I'm not sure I would have bought these on my own but now that I've used them... I NEED MORE! Ok, also need to do more scrappy projects but that's aside from the point. I wanty!
My metal ring was just a tough squeeze for the number of cards I had... I didn't think I had that many... so I will be getting some bigger rings later so it's easier to flip through the cards. Otherwise, it's a great way to put the cards out so that the hubs and I can reminisce about the wedding. And its so much prettier than in a box or something, don't you think? :D

When I find my wedding shower cards, I'll do the same. I just can't remember where I've stashed them... with all our moving furniture around I've lost track of the "safe" spot I've put them. I could have sworn they were with my wedding cards...


Paper: (Gray) Unknown, (Lotus, Afternoon Tea) Amy Butler
Accessories: (Cloth Thickers) American Crafts, (Rub-ons) Amy Butler, (Die-cuts) Amy Butler

7 comments :

Laurie Marmon said...

so cool! i may copy you on this idea. I just found all my wedding cards too and it is such a shame to throw them away, but yet too many for making pockets in my scrapbook pages. :)

Cheryl said...

This is such a great project! I love the patterns and colors, too. Great work.

Melissa said...

What a great idea! I save all the cards people give us...I should do something like this, especially for my kid's baby cards! Thanks for sharing!

Lee said...

Love the album you have made. Such a great idea.

BethieJ said...

Oh Belinda I LOVE this.. what a GREAT idea.. hmmm what a FUN way to save all the cards I have been SAVING over the years! HA HA!!! NOW to remember their safe place.. hee hee! I do that too! :) Good luck finding the shower cards safe place! :)

Carrie said...

Cute idea! I should do something like this with all the postcards Oak sent me when he was on that crazy trip to Alaska.. I have a collection of 30 or 40 postcards! It's pretty neat. :) And, that paper is very Carrie-friendly... haha

Chrissy D said...

Gorgeous!!!