Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Project Idea: Christmas Card Collage

 Hello, Memory Bound friends!  

Here's a fun and easy project to make good use of the beautiful Christmas cards you receive this year -- a Christmas Card Collage. This idea came from Ali Edwards many years ago, and I've enjoyed making collages ever since then. You could display your collage in a frame as a home decor piece during the holidays or place it in your scrapbook, as I've done each year. This would be a fun project to do with the kids during winter break!

After Christmas is over, gather the cards which you'd like to use for your collage. (If you're like me, you'll want to keep some very special cards and letters intact, so don't include them in this project.) Use a 2" square punch to punch an image from the front of the cards. I punch 22 squares for my collage design. 

Then the fun begins! Start with a 12x12 sheet of red cardstock to match your collage. Adhere a slightly smaller sheet of tan or kraft cardstock. Arrange the punched squares on the page, moving them around until you have a pleasing design. When you're happy with your collage, begin adhering them, starting with the upper left-hand square.

I use skinny die cut letters in the lower right corner to spell out "Christmas", but sticker letters would work just as well. Of course, you may need to adjust your design to accommodate the letters you choose.

Die cut or punch a tab for the top of your page (the WRMK Tab Punch would be perfect for this!) and stamp or print the year.

 This is a fun way to preserve some of the images of the season and create a great home decor piece or scrapbook page
Happy holiday crafting!

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