As you can probably tell from my most recent DIY projects and my weekly menus, I'm kind of a Pinhead. Whenever I'm jonesing to try a new recipe or make something pretty, Pinterest is my go-to source. It's like a digital mecca for all of my crafty/culinary/design needs.
So when two of my favorite lady bloggers--Katie from Bower Power and Sherry from Young House Love, along with Cassie from Hi Sugarplum and Erin from The Great Indoors--declared another Pinterest challenge, I knew I had to throw down.
Thus, I turned to my "Gotta craft this" board and looked through my lengthy to-do list. I'd been itching to do something with our wedding and shower cards, and when I rediscovered this pin that I'd happened upon months ago, I fell in love all over again. (Sorry Ryan). I had to craft it!
So I grabbed our cards, a piece of cardboard, some coordinating scrapbook papers, double stick tape, scissors, and a hole punch, and set to work.
First I organized our cards from smallest to biggest and stacked them up real nice. (No picture for that step--it's pretty self-explanatory). Then I measured and cut out cardboard to create a front and back cover for our book. Next I covered the front and back with my scrapbook papers. I wanted an eclectic look, so I used different papers and shapes on each side of the cardboard. I applied them with the double stick tape.
Then came the hole punching. The most tedious part of the whole shebang. I completed the arduous task while
I made sure that the smaller cards would line up with the holes, too:
Once everything was decorated and punched (including the covers--I just used a scrap of punched out paper, traced it to the cardboard, and cut it out with an Exacto knife since the cardboard was too thick for the puncher), I grabbed some pretty pink baker's twine, stacked up the cards & covers, and threaded the twine through the holes.
One bow later, and I had this lovely book full of our wedding cards. And I think it's pretty darn cute. I like that I can just grab the book, flip through it, and see our loved ones' well wishes.
I just have to share a picture of one of my favorite cards...hilarious. #2 is very true.
I've made it a goal to complete 10 of my pinned DIYs by the end of this year, and so far I'm trucking along nicely--I've made paint chip wall art (inspired by Sherry herself), a paper pinwheel wreath, and painted up some spoons! Plus I adjusted some existing artwork to copycat a lovely bedroom gallery wall. Have you conquered any project that you've pinned lately?