So with Mother's Day coming up at the end of the week I thought I'd re-post a past favorite. This is a little gift that you can make for mom out of a single pack of blank cards and envelopes. There are so many cute patterns and designs of cards out there that I'm sure you can find a style that fits her taste.
Here's all the steps to making mom her own little book. And, don't forget to fill it with nice notes and memories of all that she has done for you.
adhesive, like a glue stick or tabs
chipboard or cardboard (don't have any? Cut up a cereal box)
Step 2 & 3: Set aside the cards for now and just take out the envelopes. Determine how many envelopes you will use, I used 4. From here you will basically make a chain of envelopes hooking one flap to the back and bottom of the other. You'll repeat this until all your envelopes are glued together. Be sure to line them up well with one another as this will help it align better once it's folded into an album. (to see how the envelopes will look once they are all glued together, see photo #4)
Step 6: Take one card and center it on top of the envelopes in the first fold
Step 7: Once you have them centered, punch two small holes through both the card and envelope. (holes should line up on the crease of the folds in both the cards and hooked together envelopes - see completed album photo if clarification is needed)
Step 8: Thread ribbon or string through holes and tie in place. Knot or bow can either go inside the card or on the outside of the envelope. I chose to put mine on the outside. Once your first card is in place, repeat steps 6 thru 8 until you have cards attached in all the folds of the envelopes.
Step 9: When all the cards are in place and attached with ribbon, you should have something that looks like this and is ready to decorate.
Below are some photos of the same project done up in different colors.