Today I'd like to share a project with you that takes the idea of an ordinary birthday card and makes it more meaningful and interactive by adding pages, pockets and tags.
I put this interactive birthday card together for my daughter to fill out and give to a friend for her birthday. Here's a look at how it was put together.
1. Cut 3 sheets of patterned paper cut to 8" by 8.5".
2. With the 8" side facing you, fold the bottom of the paper up 2" to form a place for the pocket. Then for the paper in half. Repeat for each of the three pages.
3. Use a sewing machine to sew up the sides of the pockets on the three pages. You could use staples if you don't want to sew.
4. Stack the three pages in the order you want them to be in the album. Sew the pages together down the center of the pages on the crease. Instead of sewing, you could punch holes and tie the pages together with ribbon.
5. Now the pages are assembled and ready to embellish.
6. Create six tags to fit in each of the pockets. I used a combination of cardstock, transparencies and paper layers. The tags are each approximately 5" X 4".
7. Embellish each of the pages with stickers, crepe paper, patterned paper and paper layers.
8. Now the album is embellished and ready for my daughter to write notes to her friend on each of the tags.
This is an easy interactive card that would work well for lots of occasions like graduations, Mother's Day, Father's Day and birthdays. You could even replace one of the tags with a gift card.
Hope you enjoyed this interactive card idea and you will try making one on your own!
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