DIY Christmas Card Book

So today I have one last holiday project to share with you all. I am going to show you how to make a cute “book” from your holiday cards. I originally had seen the idea of making a book from holiday cards from Michelle Allen Here. I think that this is such a great way to not only keep your cards neat and organized, but you can put them out on your coffee table every holiday and enjoy them every year! I wanted to give mine a more vintage feel, so I added a cover from a vintage children’s Christmas book.

These books are so easy! All you need is your cards, a vintage book, good craft scissors, and a good hole puncher, as well as binder rings. The first thing you need to do is cut the spine off of your book. Neaten up any rough edges on the front and back cover. Decide where you want your holes to be and mark them with a pencil. Punch holes in the front cover. Then, use the holes in the cover as a template to mark the greeting cards and punch holes where marked in the cards. To finish load the back cover onto your binder rings, then load the cards, and the front cover then close the clips. And now you have a fun book to show off your holiday cards for the year.

I love my book! I love to receive cards but once they get put up they rarely get seen again. I love that by making books of them, you can look through all of your lovely cards ¬†every year, it’s just fantastic! A big thanks to Michelle for the inspiration! I hope you all have enjoyed all the holiday fun here on my blog over the last couple of months! I am so thankful for all of your love and support! You guys are awesome! I look forward to 2013 and a whole new year of creating, decorating, and meeting new friends and artists!



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8 Responses

  1. what a lovely idea. =)

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  3. Sooo I just had to let you know how much I love your blog. Seriously! Every idea you share is on my wanna-do list! :) Thanks for being awesome and sharing your awesomeness, too!

  4. Jennifer Whitus

    I love all of your crafts, you are so talentend! I made one of the books last night. I did not have the binder clips, so I cut strips of vintage fabric to fit into the punched holes. It turned out so cute, thank you for the inspiration!

  5. Barbara

    This is a great idea!
    I can see it for cards received for a special occasion, like a “sweet 16” or all the adorable cards you receive for a new baby, just a different cover. Thanks for your awesome ideas and for sharing!!