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Topic: Card Book----->now with a very obese tutorial on pg. 2  (Read 5824 times)
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rowdygirl
« on: January 10, 2007 12:03:02 PM »

My grandpa recently died and my mom wanted to put her sympathy cards into a scrapbook. Her idea was to glue the backs of the cards to sheets of paper and put them in a three ring binder. I told her I could make something much much much better. So, this is what I did.
Each card is sewn in individually. She really likes it and everyone she shows it to is really impressed.





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« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2007 12:14:04 PM »

wow, wow, wow. I love this!! Do you mind telling me a little more about what you did?? (I'm a total book making newbie...)
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« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2007 12:43:58 PM »

Yes, rowdygirl, please share a bit more on how to do this.

I have the sympathy cards from when my dad died in a box - this would be a nice way to keep them.

I wonder what it is about those cards?  Sad
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« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2007 01:08:35 PM »

That's a really good idea.  Can you keep adding cards into the book afterwards if you receive more or is it a one time thing?
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« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2007 03:20:56 PM »

that's beautiful and a great idea.

as for more cards, it definitely looks like you could add more cards as long as you left extra room (made the biding wider than you needed for the original number of cards).
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« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2007 05:32:39 PM »

It's pretty easy to do. Kategirl is right, you can add more cards later, if you leave room. The hard part is knowing how much extra room to leave. Leave to much, and the book will look funny when it's closed. Don't leave enough room, and then it won't lay closed if you cram to much in. Plus, the part I hate the most about sewing the pages in is starting, so I prefer to only do that part once.

I could definately do a tutorial this weekend if you want me to.
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« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2007 05:36:32 PM »

That is such a neat idea. It would make a nice keepsake to start as a child and keep birthday cards and such in.
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« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2007 09:12:18 PM »


I could definately do a tutorial this weekend if you want me to.

 Grin Grin Grin you can tell i"ve never made a book before, huh?
thank you!
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« Reply #8 on: January 11, 2007 12:57:38 AM »

This is such a fantastic idea. My mum turned 50 recently and I know she would want to keep all her cards for that. Would love to see a tutorial.
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« Reply #9 on: January 11, 2007 07:40:10 AM »

Another vote for the tut! Please Smiley
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