Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Photo Memory Cards

First, I want to apologize that I haven't been able to respond to all of the wonderful comments you have all been leaving me.  I appreciate them so much, and feel bad that I am falling behind (though I promise that I read each and every one).

My life is getting more crazy by the week, as I am sure it will continue to be as we get closer to our big move this summer.  We are moving to China, which means a lot of work and a lot of change is in our future!

However, my first priority with this blog is to keep on top of sharing fabulous ideas with all of you.  And that is what I promise to do!  So if you can forgive me for not being the best at responding to your comments, then we're all good :)

Enough of my blabbing... I have to share this AWESOME project with you!


Ok... so maybe you've already seen this one, as it was posted over a year ago now at My Little Gems. Check out the fabulous tutorial...

by My Little Gems


I came across this idea before the holidays and HAD to do it.  Of course, right?!!  We live away from most of our family, so it made a great gift for my little nieces whom we don't see very often.

I selected some of my favorite photos of each of the kids, throwing in some family shots and photos with grandparents.  I followed Sharla's instructions, and found it to be a fun and easy project.


I made some cute little bags for the cards to fit into, but I must not have taken a photo to share.  I will say, they were cute... ha ha.. :) ... I had hand embroidered "Memory" on the front.

Best part of all... the kids LOVED them!  My kids had so much fun playing with these before we sent them away that they were begging for a set of their own.  Hmmm.... perhaps something I'll tackle once we are settled in China, right?!

I did find that my cards wanted to stick together, even after letting them sit for hours before stacking.  I used the glossy Modge Podge, so perhaps the matte finish would be better???  So if I have a tip here, it would be to try the matte finish over the glossy.

Just LOVE this one!  I hope you give it a try.
Enjoy!

23 comments:

  1. Rachel--A little mod podge info-- (not an expert by any means, but a frequent user) I have found that it takes several days for the finish to really cure. And, when I store things somewhere that gets a lot of moisture (humidity), it "softens" the mod podge and it will stick. I have sprayed stuff that I don't want to stick together with clear, acrylic sealer instead and even on top of the mod podge and it works great.

    Sounds like you have some wonderful fun on the horizon! We have several friends in China and they are really enjoying the opportunities they have!

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  2. Tammy, thanks so much for your comments! Shockingly enough, I NEVER use Modge Podge, so your feedback is very much appreciated!

    And yes... lots to look forward to for sure! It will be a great adventure. :)

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  3. I made these for my kids when they were little and also had the sticking problem. Acrylic sealer sprayed over them does the trick!

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  4. This is such a great idea. I am going to have to try this one. I am a new follower from UMP2011

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  5. What a GREAT idea!! This is a super present (probably inexpensive too).. hmmmm...if I start now maybe we can make some for relatives for Christmas.. Thanks!

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  6. That is so much fun. I did a similar project one time using baby food jar lids.

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  7. Lovely project. New follower via UBP11. Hope you will follow me too @ http://masalabowl.blogspot.com/2011/04/day-298-ultimate-blog-party.html

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  8. this is a great idea...my kids love the memory game and am sure they will have so much fun matching up our family members. thanks for the great inspiration, as always :)

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  9. LOVE this idea! Our family all lives in different states, so we are constantly showing the kids pictures to help them remember their relatives. This would be a great game for them! Looks like I know what I can put together for their Easter baskets! Thanks for sharing a great idea.

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  10. What a cute idea! Thanks for sharing!

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  11. love this idea, I have some extra wallet prints and this would be perfect!

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  12. Hopping over from SisterSister at Kuzak's Closet...I LOVE this project! What a great idea! We live a long ways away from all of our nieces and nephews...this would be a perfect Christmas present for them!

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  13. This is the cutest idea!! I saw you on the C.R.A.F.T. Linking party. I noticed yours because my project is the hair bow organizer right next to it and our images look very similar because of the colors we chose. Great minds! :)

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  14. I LOVE this game! What a great idea and beautiful execution!

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  15. Sweet. I really like this idea. Beautiful!

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  16. this must have taken forever!! Love the idea!

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  17. Thanks so much everyone! And Kristen, not really a lot of work... just one step at a time... letting them dry, then onto the next. Just make sure you have half the table reserved for them ;) They are SO worth it though!

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  18. Oh those are really sweet! How very special and lovely! Bet it makes a great keepsake too!!

    Thanks for linking up to Kids Get Crafty :-)

    Maggy

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  19. Love this idea - perfect for relatives that the kids don't see very often!
    What an adventure - moving to China!!

    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  20. Wow, this is lovely. Hope to see you at My Dream Canvas!

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  21. These are AWESOME! What a great idea!!
    Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!
    AllieMakes.Blogspot.com

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