Gift cards are given for a number of occasions and reasons. Normally, when we receive a card it is read, laughed/cried/smiled over, a thank you is written, and the card is placed in a box with all other cards. No organization, no rhyme or reason to how they are arranged. But after seeing this wedding mini album from Something Turquoise...
I wanted to change our system. And it would begin with our cards from our wedding and the wedding shower (which is appropriate because of our one year anniversary Monday).
**Please excuse my very dirty rug - Lola hair is visible, I'm embarrassed, but now I'm over that. In case you are in doubt, we do, in fact, own a vacuum.
I sorted through the box and pulled out all of our wedding cards. I also pulled out left over materials from when we made the various paper goods for the wedding, including our trusty customized stamp. Then, I just followed their tutorial, with a few changes to suit my needs.
I chose to use cardboard over card stock for a firmer cover to my mini album. But it is difficult to cut cardboard with a straight edge (and when you cut it, you see the inside form, which isn't super pretty). I sorted through and looked for the largest card to use as the stencil. At the last second, I also chose to include an invitation from our wedding, which was the largest, and therefore the stencil for the size of the mini album.
To hide those edges, I decided to wrap the cardboard with card stock like a present.
Then, some tacky glue secured the paper to the cardboard, and our stone coasters held them in place.
It is still a semi-work in progress. I like to sit with certain things and just tweak until I feel it is complete. There may be some aging still to do on the corners and what-not. But, for now, we reflect on all of those wonderful people and their sweet words as we celebrate a year together.
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