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.
What a wonderful idea guys! I'd love to commemorate all my beautiful cards and friends and this would be perfect!! Thanks for passing this project along! :-)ReplyDelete
That is great and it will go perfect with MOM and I do with our cards. Which is we normally place them in a basket and each day throughout the year we pull one out and we pray for the person/dog that sent it to us.ReplyDelete
Woof! Woof! Exactly what my mom did. We saved all of the cards ever since we joined DWBcards (before Jazzi did it). LOVE the video and Golden Thanks for sharing. We are delighted to receive many Holiday cards from our bloggie friends. Wishing you Happy Holidays. Lots of Golden Woofs, SugarReplyDelete
Very clever. It's fantastic!ReplyDelete
XXXOOO daisy, Bella & Roxy
Great idea guys, Mom said OK and dad made a spreadsheet of all the info for each card recieved!ReplyDelete
Susie & Bites
That is the coolest idea ever. You guys ae so clever......ReplyDelete
Adorable! You are so creative.ReplyDelete
Wow! That looks awesome! Mom's been wondering what to do with all of them so we will for sure share this idea with her!ReplyDelete
Sam and Pippen
Your mom is so unbelievably clever, guys! What a fabulous book to have forever and ever!ReplyDelete
Love ya lots,
Mitch and Molly
So that's a little more festive than the gallon sized zip lock bag that mom put all of our cards n last year!ReplyDelete
Bart and Ruby
Very nice idea. Mom says that looks like a great project for her and the little bipeds to work on. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning
What a great idea! I've been wondering what to do with all our cards and now I know.ReplyDelete
Cindy & Millie
That's pretty darn creative.ReplyDelete
What a great idea. Mum is so clever. Have a terrific Thursday.ReplyDelete
Best wishes Molly
What an awesome book for your cards! thanks for such a wonderful idea!ReplyDelete
That's a pawsome book! What a wonderful idea!!!! We need to get on the Crispmas (Can you tell I was just over a Ludo's blog) I mean, Christmas Card list -- next year!!!!ReplyDelete
LOL. You just read my mind. I was thinking of what to do with them... aside from hanging them in a clothesline. We do hope that one of those hanging there (in your previous post)is ours LOL.ReplyDelete
We got your pretty card. Dorkie looks especially pretty... of course, Reilly was the most gorgeous of them all. LOL.
Huggies and Cheese,
Haopee of my dogs love me
Great idea! We have saved all of our blogville cards from the last several years :DReplyDelete
Wyatt and Stanzie
Thanks guys! I sure hope you guys and your pawrents have aReplyDelete
woos and hugs, Tessa
That is a pawsome idea!ReplyDelete
What a wonderful idea! Your mom is so clever and creative. It's really much better than storing those beautiful cards in a big box like my mom.ReplyDelete
Merry Christmas to you guys and your family!!!
What a fabulous idea!ReplyDelete
Freedom, Casper, Nikki & Twinkie say "Thank You" for the adorable card you sent them.
That hat was beautiful. Much better than tossing them into our decoration box. Loved the video.ReplyDelete