DIY wedding card book Instructions and pictures.
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





Married: 10/22/2011
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Edited On: Jan 10, 2012 at 12:16 AM
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MrsD2011
Married: 2+ years ago
Reviews: 1
Jan 10, 2012 at 12:19 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
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

Married: 10/22/2011
Reviews: 13
Jan 10, 2012 at 12:19 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
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.


Married: 10/20/2012
Jan 10, 2012 at 12:20 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
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

Edited On: Jan 10, 2012 at 12:21 AM

Married: 10/22/2011
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Jan 10, 2012 at 12:24 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
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.


Married: 10/22/2011
Reviews: 13
Jan 10, 2012 at 12:26 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
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.


Married: 10/22/2011
Reviews: 13
Jan 10, 2012 at 12:29 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
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.


Married: 10/22/2011
Reviews: 13
Jan 10, 2012 at 12:33 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
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. :)


Married: 10/22/2011
Reviews: 13
Jan 10, 2012 at 12:35 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
@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?

Married: 10/20/2012
Jan 10, 2012 at 12:38 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
yeah thats what i was thinking too . i just think it would be less expensive to make our own invitations then buyin them

Married: 08/31/2012
Jan 10, 2012 at 12:43 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
Cydney, I love that idea!!! Thank you for sharing with us... another beautiful idea I am stealing from here.. :-)

Married: 06/24/2012
Jan 10, 2012 at 12:43 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
Very nice! Will have to steal!

Married: 10/22/2011
Reviews: 13
Jan 10, 2012 at 12:43 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
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!
Edited On: Jan 10, 2012 at 12:43 AM

Married: 10/22/2011
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Jan 10, 2012 at 12:44 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
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.

Married: 10/20/2012
Jan 10, 2012 at 12:47 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
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.

Married: 10/22/2011
Reviews: 13
Jan 10, 2012 at 12:49 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
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!!!

Married: 10/20/2012
Jan 10, 2012 at 12:52 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
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.


Married: 06/24/2012
Jan 10, 2012 at 12:56 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
Kimberly V.- Can you get a color swatch to take with you?

Married: 10/20/2012
Jan 10, 2012 at 12:57 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
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

Married: 05/12/2012
Jan 10, 2012 at 6:35 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
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
Married: 04/27/2013
Reviews: 6
Jan 10, 2012 at 8:59 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
Oh I love it! Another great DIY idea :)
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