Wednesday, March 14, 2012

All Occasion Mini-Books

After I made my Christmas Card Mini-book (found here, inspired by Pinterest), I decided, "Why not make one for all of my other cards I've been saving forever?". Yep, I'm a saver. When people give me cards, notes, etc., I throw them in this box. I have cards from when Russell and I first started dating (from 1994).

In fact, this is what Russell sent to me for our very first Valentine's Day ever. He used a package of kiddie Valentine's cards, wrote something on each one, and sent it to me in the mail. How thoughtful and sweet, right?

So I started sorting, birthdays, Mother's Day, Valentine's, Christmas cards from Russell and of course, all of the cards Sophia has made for me. Plus, there is a stack of miscellaneous ones (notes from friends, students, my dad).

I cut chipboard down to size. I used scrapbook paper to make covers and used my Cricut to make titles. 

I started out using 3 rings but found it easier to turn the pages when I used one in the upper left hand corners.


Anonymous said...

Wow! You know I am a huge fan of the minibook. These look so good! And Russell's first Valentine to you? So sweet and so priceless.

Kristy @ Next to Heaven said...

What? How sweet is Russell? These are so great! I made one with our Christmas cards, but this is even better!