All this time I have been soaking up these creative talents (with out my sources ever knowing, bwahahaha!) and I started trying things out for our wedding. I was pretty happy with some of the things I did, but getting ready for my Mary to arrive really kicked me into high gear. I did something totally original (if you have seen this elsewhere, please don't tell me).
You know you always get a bunch of lovely cards for special occasions, and they are wonderful sentiments, but after you read it, then what? I feel so guilty thowing them away, and as a result, I have about 500 cards from different days in my life in 3 shoe boxes in my parents' house. So for my baby shower /new baby cards I made them into a cute decoration for Mary's nursery.
Step 1- pick a shape and make a outline stencil.
Step 2- Trace the stencil on a cute part of the outside of the card and cut it out
Step 3- Write who the card is from on the back side of the cut out.
Repeat 2 and 3 until you have all the pieces you want.
Step 4- evenly space the pieces out on matboard in a grid, I did 5X3
Step 5- place in a frame and hang it up!
Here is my finished product:
I chose to do a tree because we did sort of a bird theme and didn't want to over do the bird thing, and bird live in trees.
I just really, really love this, and it actually turned out well. I will difinetly be doing this for futute ( :) ) baby(ies).
Thanks for letting me toot my own horn.