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Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Flash Card Books


During unpacking today I came across my daughter's shapes and colors flash cards from the Dollar Store.  They were loose and scattered in the bottom of a bag.  Forget the box that they came in... that was destroyed the day they came home with us and seeing them all over like that reminded me of a tip that I ran across way back when.  I don't remember where I saw it but I knew it would come in handy someday.  Book bind them loose flash cards!  Yep, it's an awesome and practical tip to keep any set of flash cards together and organized.

Front View

I was about half way through my flash card project when Ellie spotted me punching the binding holes in her precious "play school" cards.  To a three year old, it was hard to convince her that it was alright and that I wasn't breaking them.  She was so relieved to see her new flash card books when I was all done.  I am happy to have them bound.  Now I don't have to worry about them getting scattered about or keeping them all together as a set.

Back View

So how did I do it?  I split the deck in to two stacks separated by categories.  Luckily, the flash cards included two cards that I could use for front covers... one for each stack.  From there I traced around one of the cards onto a piece of pink chipboard and cut it out for the back page.  Punched the holes and bound my stacks with my Bind-it-all and that was it.  Project done!

I hope you can use this tip.  It's handy for sure!

Smiles,
~Nancy

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5 comments:

stampinganja said...

Great idea, Nancy. It feels good to be organized, doesn't it.
Hope all is well, take care, Anja

Rebecca said...

awesome project!

House of Smith's said...

OH my word! What a great idea!
I need to do this, so that cards aren't flying around the house everywhere. lol.

Thanks for entering the giveaway!
Shelley

Sarah G. said...

Cool idea! I need to do this with my flashcards at scool and I might have to go ahead and get some ready for Lily, too!

Sarah G. said...

Cool idea! I need to do this with my flashcards at scool and I might have to go ahead and get some ready for Lily, too!