15 January 2009

Christmas card collage

This is the third year I've made a layout collage of Christmas cards. I really enjoy this little project, and it's a good way to get the old mojo back after a post-holiday slump. :-) It's surprisingly fun to punch and arrange the squares.



This idea comes directly from Ali Edwards. A good square punch makes all the difference!

Of course, I don't do this with all the Christmas cards we receive. I keep photos, letters, and some cards intact in a pocket page. But this is a nice way to preserve some favorite images of the season.

Square punch (2 1/8"): Marvy; cardstock: Bazzill; tab & alphabet: QuicKutz Studio; font: Futura; ink: Colorbox

10 comments:

katie said...

What a great idea!! I may need to do this to get my mojo flowing again, too!! Oh - I can't, all the cards are in the attic in a bin...darn it!
Katie

julie said...

I LOVE this idea. I'm so looking forward to the weekend that I can start figuring out my next project.... What a great way to use up the cards!!!

And your entry today with kitty - oh my gosh! I'm cracking up. Love reading your blog daily!

Stay warm. Jb.

toners said...

What fun!! Great idea!

Fonda said...

I have our stack of Christmas cards waiting for...something...I was considering this idea, but couldn't decide to do it now or before next Christmas...now is probably better! Thanks for the inspiration.

Sarah C. said...

I've done this for Christmas & wedding cards. Such a fun way to keep them and create a fun page. I love how you inked the edges and left out a couple squares for the title. tfs! :)

Anonymous said...

I was just about to put the cards we received away for the year. This comes at a good time. Thanks for sharing this idea. And, I'll have a project done. Yay!!

Darcey said...

Great layout idea. Yours looks so nice.

Linda said...

I love this design! What a neat idea. I 'll give it a try.

Maureen said...

Oh what a wonderful idea!!!!

Cheri said...

Looks great; love it!