Not so surprisingly it was once again Ali Edwards that inspired me to save a "piece" of each card. . .all their cute little faces. . .onto a scrapbook page, added to my People We Love album. So since 2005, I've been putting my cards on a piece of 12x12 cardstock.
It's a simple project that requires only a few tools: a square punch (you can use scissors to cut squares as well), a gluestick and a piece of cardstock.
I pile up my cards, dividing them by picture cards, regular cards and cards with extra embellishments. then i start to punch . . .a square from each card - sometimes two. . .and if my mosaic gets filled up, I don't feel badly about the card or too that don't get punched.
I free-hand arrange them until I get a pattern and color palette I'm happy with. . .then I start to glue them down.
I use the extra embellishments to finish off the page. and now i have a whole history to look through and see how everyone has grown.
|2005 Holiday Card Mosaic|
|2006 and 2007 Holiday Card Mosaics|
|2008 and 2009 Holiday Card Mosaics|
|2010 Holiday Card Mosaic|
My kids always ask me "who's that?" on the older mosaics and I tell them, and they don't believe me. . .it's a fun little craft and an easy way to preserve holiday memories.
What do you do with your holiday cards?
catch you soon -