Thursday, February 7, 2013

DIY: Card book

So... I'm sorry for the not-as-fun DIY project today. But I still feel very accomplished because I needed to do something with all my Christmas cards! (A little late, huh!?) I saw that Steph also did this project a few weeks ago. Go check hers out too.
My version:
Original Pin:

It was super easy, but a little more time consuming that I had originally thought. It was definitely well worth it though. I plan to do this to our wedding cards as well! See below for the steps on how to create this project:

Step one: Get your supplies all in one place
Supplies include: mod podge, paint brush, twine, scissors, hole punch, cardboard, Christmas cards (no brainer), marker, and any additional decorations you'd like to add.

Step two: Paint the cardboard
If you have plain cardboard, you can skip this step if you'd like. As you can see from the photo above, mine had writing on it.

Step three: Hole punch
I just kind of eyeballed where I wanted my holes to go on the cards and cardboard. Once you have one, you can use that as your "stencil" for the remaining others by drawing a black dot on the next card for where you'll use the hole punch.

Step four: Add some decorations
Using mod podge, I added some stickers that I had, and some scrapbook paper cutouts.

Step five: String the twine through the holes
If the ends get frayed (mine did), simply cut off a little bit and keep truckin' along.

Step six: Admire your piece of work

Go get linky dinky with Katie and Steph!


  1. super cute! I have been meaning to do this! All my xmas, wedding and baby shower cards are just sitting in a box! great job!

  2. Cute cute cute! I never got around to doing this so I'm glad you guys did ha ha thanks for linking up with us girly!

  3. This turned out SO cute!! I have a bag of wedding and Christmas cards that I need to do this for. And I'm obsessed with the gold pattern on the front of your book!

  4. This is so cute! I have bought the supplies to make mine, but have yet to get around to it, whoops!

  5. This is such a great idea - I really need to do this with all my cards! I think I want to do it with my wedding cards!!

  6. So cute! :) New follower from the link up!


  7. You already KNOW I'm a HUGE fan of this!! Now I just need to getting around to doing last year's lol...Thank you for linking up with us sweet girl!!

  8. Wow, that's really precious. Great way to hold onto all those special cards!

  9. I love this idea! All my Christmas cards are thrown into a box because I never know what to do with them.

  10. Love this idea! Great way to save your cards