OK, this isn’t so much a DIY project as much as it is a ‘look-what-I-put-on-a-book-ring’ project ….
A little background ….
We got married in November 2005. … Then in May 2008 we moved from Arizona to California and put 85% of our belongings into storage. Including almost ALL of my scrapbooking supplies, paraphernalia and memory-related STUFF.
Well …. while unpacking my office boxes, I found our stack of wedding RSVP cards!
Now, I don’t know if any of you kept your wedding RSVP responses …. but we did ours as a MAD LIB so they were TOTALLY worth saving! Although, why we saved the envelopes I have no idea ….
So the first thing I had to do was take all the cards out of the envelopes!
I’ve been collecting various materials to use for minibook covers …. and I happen to have some small-ish pieces of matboard from the days when Andrew managed a custom frame shop. They always had tons of scraps from the inside bits of the matboard – cutting out the hole for the image.
I found 2 matching pieces.
That’s basically the entire reason for choosing this color matboard – I had 2 pieces the same color!
I trimmed them down a bit and punched a hole in each board …
While taking the RSVP cards out of the envelopes I got a good look at all of them and decided the best way to make sure that none of the FUN text got missed, would be to bind the book with one ring in the middle of the left side.
The stack ends up maybe just over an inch high …..
But then I have to figure out what I’m going to do with the cover ….
Luckily, while unpacking I ALSO found my box of foam stamps!
Side note: I love foam stamps. … They’re not too expensive, I get to use paint with them (in any number of colors which is less expensive than ink pads), they generally come in much larger sizes than rubber stamps AND I can reuse them over and over (versus stickers).
Related: As I mentioned, my scrapbooking supplies were in storage for 4 years, so these foam stamps are AT LEAST that old. And so I have no idea what brands they are or where you would get them …. Leave me a comment if you know!
In the box with the foam stamps were some bottles of paint, so I test a couple colors on a scrap of matboard to figure out which paint I’d use on the cover…… Good thing, too, because my initial color choice (that brown) looked TERRIBLE on that matboard.
I used this circle-border-stamp to create a basic pattern in white ….
Then simply printed RSVP in gold paint on the front….
(go back up to the first photo to see it in a rough scale)
Just simply bound with a small 1″ bookring….
And just for fun …. here are some examples of some of the fun MAD LIBS we got from family and friends:
I love it
I’ve set up a basket in my office for all the minibooks I’ve made and WILL make, so now whenever I want to I have these super fun, loving and supportive “notes” from our favorite people!
What do you think?