Sunday, February 7, 2010

Greeting Cards


We've saved our children's greeting cards they've received over the years. They were just sitting a box and I didn't know what to do with them, but wanted to do something with our daughter's and present them to her for Christmas.

I searched the Internet and read where some have put their cards in a scrapbook. I didn't know what that would look like, but I waned to give it a try.

I had a 12x12 scrapbook with lots of page protectors. I also had some 12x12 decorative papers all in the same "girly" theme, perfect for our daughter. I decided to use adhesive squares to attach the cards directly on the page protectors.

I roughly sorted the greeting cards by year. It was pretty easy finding the one-year-old cards, two-years-old, and so-on.

I had a lot of cards (our daughter is in her 20s). I decided to make each page lay-out into one year; so in the photos it shows half a lay-out for her sixth birthday. I arranged the cards to over-lap, but open where you can read them. It was like a big puzzle.

I had more cards than I could display, so I dropped the extras into the sheet protectors.

When I got done I had a HUGE scrapbook. I had to get some scrapbook extenders to make it look right.

I gave it to our daughter and she LOVES it! She tells me all the time she has been looking through her book. It was well worth the effort.

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