Now many of you joined in Jazzi's pawsome Christmas card swap this year (Thanks Jazzi's Mom for all the hard work she did on that) - but what to do with all those cards after Christmas is the question? Well here is a simple idea that will let you use them to make a special Christmas Photo Book out of them.
What you will need
All your old Christmas cards
Some Christmas stickers if you have some - but you can print them for free online too. All the craft stores have them on sale now and you can get them at Walmart too.
Some Christmas printable pages - like a Letter to Santa, some puzzles etc (just search "free Christmas printables" on google images - there are gazillions of them.
Some bits of old Christmas wrapping paper to make the blank pages look pretty
A hole punch - what ever kind you have will work
Some Binder rings - you can get these at any office supply shop or walmart
Some glue and sticky tape
Some ribbon cut in 6" lengths - it is optional - I just think it makes the rings look pretty
1 piece of heavy cardboard to make the back of the book. What I did was made it the same size as the BIGGEST card I had - which I used as the front cover.
Photos you have collected over the last year
1.Start at the back of the book with the sheet of cardboard. Punch 3 or 4 holes in it for the binder rings depending how many you want to use.
2.Pop the open rings in place and use these as a guide for the holes you punch in the cards
3.Stagger the cards from top to bottom as you keep adding adding them
4.Add in some blank pages or some printables you have found
5.Use the biggest card you have as the front cover.
6.Close the rings and then start decorating and adding your photos.
7.Add some ribbon to the ring binders and you are done.
Here is an example of the one we made from last years cards. I made the entire thing yesterday afternoon so it doesn't take long to put one together.