After my twins were born, I had a collection of beautiful, loving cards I wanted to save for the girls to read one day. I created this mini-album inspired by designer Ali Edwards. Her kids will have such an amazing chronicle of their childhood through her work—something I really want for my daughters.
I kept this album very simple, but the possibilities are endless. Add more design elements like photos or journaling. Use cards from your wedding or Christmas. I plan on doing one for the girls first birthday in August.
- Hole punch
- Binder rings. Find them at your local craft store. (Other options could include ribbon or grommets.)
- Glue. (I use Martha Stewart Art & Craft Glue)
This is a great project to reuse and recycle things you have around the house. For the covers, I took cardboard from a cereal box and glued card stock on both sides. The image on the front cover is the design from my crib bumpers scanned in. The "baby" tag is from a shower gift.
Cut each of the cards at the seam. Otherwise, they won't open and lie flat once they are in the rings.
Use your hole punch and order the cards how you like. I went in size order, small to large.