DIY: Wedding Card Album
Supplies You’ll Need:
- Two pieces of cardboard
- Three pieces of patterned paper that all complement each other
- Ink pad
- Glue dots
- 30″ of ribbon
- Two large brads
- Large ring
Step 1: Prep The Front And Back Covers
You’ll need two pieces of cardboard to make the mini-album. The size of your album will depend on the largest card in your stack. Measure about a quarter of an inch past each side of your largest card. Trace your measurement and cut two pieces – one for the front and and one for the back.
Step 2: Design Your Front And Back Covers
Choose something meaningful to put on the cover. A wedding picture, the date, your initials…
Then you’ll need three pieces of patterned paper that all complement each other. Based on the design you choose for the front of your album, measure and cut your desired papers.
Step 3: Create The Wraparound Bow
This part can be tricky, but it’s important to get it right. The ribbon will hold your entire album together.
You will need about 30″ of your desired ribbon. You want the bow to tie directly over the line of your two patterned papers on the front of your album. Put a mark about one inch in from each side – this is where you will attach the ribbon.
Placing the ribbon over your marks, stab through the ribbon with scissors
Once your holes are ready, put two large brads through the ribbon and cardboard and secure them on the backside. Now your ribbon is completely attached.
Step 4: Prepare The Interior Album Covers
Next, cover the inside of your album covers. Trace your cardboard and cut out your choice of paper, attach with glue dots.
IMPORTANT: You must do this step after the ribbon is attached, so that the paper covers the brads that poke through the backside of your album.
Step 5: Add Embellishments
Add alphabet initials, stamps, or any other details to jazz up your cover.
Step 6: Affix The Album Ring To Tie It All Together
Draw a little dot where you want to punch your hole, about half an inch in from each side. Place your album covers together, insert into your hole punch.
Next, stack your cards together and in sets of four to five, punch the same type holes. Now you will need a large spiral ring, which you can purchase at a scrapbooking store. Open it up, insert your album cover, then all of your cards, and then finally your back cover!