What do you do with greeting cards after you
get them? Once they have been on display for awhile,
you might throw them into a box, where they’ll never see the light of day again. Or I hate
to admit, but yes, sometimes they go in the trash… But sometimes you get those cards with such
sentimental notes inside, that you just can’t throw out and maybe don’t want to store
somewhere you’ll never find it again. For this reason, I decided to try binding
the cards together using a coptic stitch method. This makes a great way to archive those special
cards into a sort of album and you can keep them on display, like on a book shelf. If you want to try this out with your own
cards, here is how you can do it. First I gather all the cards and stack them
with all the folded edges on the same side. Then use clips to hold them in place. Now I need it to stay up right and to do this
I just placed it between two mugs. Now take a scrap piece of paper and fold it
to form a straight edge. I’m going to use this to measure out the space between binding
holes. Now mark lines across the folded edges of
the cards. Then unclip the cards, and pierce holes on
the marks of each card with a thumbtack or an awl if you have one. And keep them in the order you marked them. After the holes are made, it’s time to bind
with a coptic stitch method. I’m using craft thread and a large sewing
needle. Single thread the needle, and to estimate the amount of thread, just
string it along the edge times the number of cards you have. To start, sew into the bottom card. Leaving
some thread on the end. Then return back in and leave a small loop
on the outside. repeat this on the next holes. You can then tie that bit you left on the
end in a knot and trim the excess off. Now grab the next card, sew into the hole
and out the other, then through that little loop you made and back in. Continue sewing as you would with a coptic
stitch binding. If you are unfamiliar with coptic stitch binding,
I highly recommend watching this easy to follow tutorial I made on how to do it. You can also
find the link to this video in the description below. When you reach the last card, tie a knot on
the inside and cut the excess thread off. And then it’s done! I hope you found this video helpful and try
turning your greeting cards into an album of your own. Feel free to like, share or leave
your comments below. For more tutorials, be sure to subscribe and
check out my channel. For another tutorial involving greeting cards, check out the video
to the left. If you like the light that was on my book shelf, see how I made it in the
video on the right. You can find all the links and more in the
description below.

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