At the Scrapbook Royalty crop Nan from Zutter Zisters had the cutest little mini books out made from old gift cards! They were so cute! I decided to try my hand at one tonight and here is what I came up with:
First I had to get a TON of gift cards from Target (cuz they have the cutest ones). I used some that looked like stained glass on this book and they are a bit larger than the average gift card. I told the manager I wanted 29 gift cards for a project I was doing. For inventory purposes I had to buy them all. But they just had me put a $1 on each one and then immediately I used them all on a purchase. This is so they will be able to order more--don't want them running out of the cute ones!
First you wanna measure your gift card. Make your inner pages 1/16" to 1/8" smaller all around than the gift card. For these stained glass ones the inner pages are about 2 7/8" by 3 3/8" or so (I could be wrong, don't quote me, k? It's kind of late here...).
Make the inner pages from cardstock and glue pages back to back so textured side is facing out. This makes nice sturdy pages. If you are making a notebook, just cut computer paper down to size and bind.
Make sure you cover any logos with cardstock strips (see inner covers) or embellishments (I used a flower to cover the Target logo on the back and the"Believe" word tile to cover the logo on the front).
Bind it all together using the Bind-It-All and some really small spiral binding combs. Decorate as desired.
This is a great project for scraps!! I plan to make tons more too. You can make mini notebooks, birthday cards (the combs are really cheap when they are this small), brag books, a wallet album, a wallet phone book, a book for your kids' backpack, stocking stuffers....you can even make a book of REAL gift cards to give as a gift--with money loaded on the cards. As long as they can scan it, they're good! Have fun!!
Supplies: Making Memories & May Arts ribbon, Autumn Leaves MOD paper, prima flowers, Daisy D's buttons and "Simple Pleasures" tag, "Believe" word tile from Joann's, and cardstock from Bazzill.