Wedding Card Album
Next grab your ribbon you want to use, or burlap in my case. The length on the ribbon depends on how many cards you have and how much extra you want at the end. I placed all my cards between my cardboard pieces to 'measure' out my ribbon. Then lay the back piece of cardboard down and lay the ribbon evenly across the middle. I used my E-6000 glue to place some dots and laid the ribbon right on top of that. One blog post I saw recommended using brass tacks to hold your ribbon in place. I knew we weren't going to be using the book that much, so glue is secure enough for me.
Now here comes the time consuming part, adding the binder ring. I prefer to cut the hole out before adding my decorations that way I don't mess them up. Just cut a hole up towards to the top for your ring. You can add more than one binder ring if you want, but the ribbon will hold your book together. I went ahead and punched a hole in all of my cards as well. Making sure the holes were in the same top left corner of each card, that way your bottom edges don't line up.
Next I simply added my decorations where I felt they looked good. Just use the E-6000 glue to help hold these down. I even stuck one on the back! I found all my decorations in the scrapbook aisle at Michaels.
Just add your cards to the book, tie your ribbon, and you are done!
Wedding Shadow Boxes
I coordinated my wedding card book with our wedding shadow boxes. Rob's just has his boutonniere, whereas mine has part of my bouquet, the scrabble letters that were around my bouquet, and his note to me. I saw this idea from another friend, Marla.
These two frames hang with a third shadow box displaying our wedding invitations. It is nice to have these mementos of our best day out so we can see them, rather tucked away in some box.