Cydney J (Cydney M)
Master October 2011

DIY wedding card book Instructions and pictures.

Cydney J (Cydney M), on January 10, 2012 at 12:14 AM Posted in Do It Yourself

Ladies...this only took about 4 hours total to make...and I'm a perfectionist!

Here's the final product and instructions. Let me know if there is any confusion or if you have any questions.

I think it turned out quite nice.

Pardon the pictures too...they're all from my iPhone




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  • MrsD2011
    Master October 2011
    MrsD2011 ·

    Beautiful did you go out and buy matching pattern paper for each card ... I'm starting to get ideas for post wedding projects ... do you have any others you've done

  • Cydney J (Cydney M)
    Master October 2011
    Cydney J (Cydney M) ·

    Step 1: Gather your supplies

    Cardboard - I got mine for free from Michaels. If you look under the scrapbooking paper you'll find it. They typically toss this away.

    Scrapbook paper that match your theme or style you want

    Glue dots

    1/4" eyelets

    Binder Clips

    Brads

    Ruler

    Ribbon

    Card board letters

    Exacto knife

    Sharpie Pen

    Scissors

    Pencil

    Cutting board (I used the back of one of my drawing pads)

    Hole Punch

    All of your wedding cards

    Step 2: Put all your cards together and find your largest card for me, it was 2 cards, one that was length and one that was width.

    Step 3: Measure your largest card out onto the cardboard piece.

    Using your exacto knife and ruler, cut the front and back cover out.




  • Kimberly
    VIP October 2012
    Kimberly ·

    Thise are cute cydney. im wanting to do my own invitations. we kind of want it to look like its on parchment paper.

    kind of like this


  • Cydney J (Cydney M)
    Master October 2011
    Cydney J (Cydney M) ·

    Step 4: using your cardboard cutout, trace around the edges onto your scrapbooking paper

    If you have different sizes, than you'll need to cut them out individually after you cut around the card board.

    Step 5: Once paper is cut to correct sizes. Using your glue dots, glue paper onto the cardboard piece

    Careful, these glue dots are sticky little suckers! If you're like me and have 3 different layers, you'll need to repeat this step again.




  • Cydney J (Cydney M)
    Master October 2011
    Cydney J (Cydney M) ·

    Step 6: Add Eyelets

    Using a hole punch...punch a hole into the corner where you'd like your cards to come together. Push eyelets through and use a hammer to secure.




  • Cydney J (Cydney M)
    Master October 2011
    Cydney J (Cydney M) ·

    Step 7: Cut and tie ribbon where you'd like it to be placed on book

    Step 8: Using scissors, poke holes into back of book for brads to be placed and secured

    Once done, secure brads into place.




  • Cydney J (Cydney M)
    Master October 2011
    Cydney J (Cydney M) ·

    Step 9: Start punching holes into cards

    Line up each card individually in corner and mark with a pencil in center of eyelet. The using your hole punch ... punch out a hole in corner.

    Step 10: Start adding cards

    As you're punching holes, open your binder clip and put the back of your book on first...then start adding your cards as you punch each one.

    Step 11: Add your front cover Tie the ribbon...and you're finished!

    Set on your book shelve or place on coffee table.




  • Cydney J (Cydney M)
    Master October 2011
    Cydney J (Cydney M) ·

    @MrsD2011 ... I placed all of our wedding cards into this book. I purchased colors similar to our wedding colors.

    @Kimberly V. ... I think those will look beautiful. Maybe consider putting them onto thicker paper so they're more sturdy?

  • Kimberly
    VIP October 2012
    Kimberly ·

    Yeah thats what i was thinking too . i just think it would be less expensive to make our own invitations then buyin them

  • Irchykk
    VIP August 2012
    Irchykk ·

    Cydney, I love that idea!!! Thank you for sharing with us... another beautiful idea I am stealing from here.. :-)

  • Audra
    VIP June 2012
    Audra ·

    Very nice! Will have to steal!

  • Cydney J (Cydney M)
    Master October 2011
    Cydney J (Cydney M) ·

    Kimberly - Majority of the time DIY is less expensive...especially if you know where to find the deals. But...many times, people don't consider the amount of time it takes to do their DIY projects. My husband wanted to save money on virtually everything, so when I told him I could save us about $40 by doing our own favor boxes instead of buying the pre made ones, he was all for it...until he realized how much time it took me. It literally took me about 30 minutes per box to make and I had to make 105 of them! It got tiresome :oP But I don't doubt that your invites will look gorgeous, and printing them is a lot different than favor boxes were

    Post pictures when you've finished them!

  • Cydney J (Cydney M)
    Master October 2011
    Cydney J (Cydney M) ·

    Thanks Iryna and Audra...steal away! I stole it off of Pinterest! Some of the girls asked me to post instructions...I guess the Pinterest instructions were a bit harder to understand.

  • Kimberly
    VIP October 2012
    Kimberly ·

    Thanks cydney. im all about making my own stuff. i dont doubt that it will be time consuming. but if i start now ill have them down by the wedding or before. im even making my own flower girl wands and my bridesmaids bouquets.

  • Cydney J (Cydney M)
    Master October 2011
    Cydney J (Cydney M) ·

    Sounds like you're going to have a very beautiful personalized wedding! Make sure your photographer gets all the detail shots so you remember all of your hard work!!!

  • Kimberly
    VIP October 2012
    Kimberly ·

    I cant wait to start.. so heres a question. should i wait to start on that til i get the exact blue that i want for my dress..this is my dress that i have picked out.


  • Audra
    VIP June 2012
    Audra ·

    Kimberly V.- Can you get a color swatch to take with you?

  • Kimberly
    VIP October 2012
    Kimberly ·

    I could i was thinkin about going to home depot or lowes and getting the cards that u get for paint. lol.they are free

  • Jennifer
    VIP May 2012
    Jennifer ·

    Thank you soooo much for posting this Cydney! Have already emailed it to myself to use after our wedding! I would never have known how to do this without your help! lol I am a clueless crafter, got the motivation, but not yet the know how!

  • * Gin
    VIP April 2013
    * Gin ·

    Oh I love it! Another great DIY idea

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