In Mother's Day


April 27, 2015

Today’s project is one that has been near and dear to my heart for over 10 years.  It’s a 6″ x 12″ piece of card stock, scored at 6″ and folded to make two 6″ square card/scrapbook pages.  My daughter made these scrapbook cards for us until grandchild #2 arrived and her life turned more hectic!  But, one of her girlfriends picked up the idea and has been making them for several friends and relatives both in and out of the US since her first daughter was born.  It keeps those long-distance relatives aware of how her now two daughters are growing.

6" x 12" scrapbook cardAbove is the front of the folded card.

And below is the inside:

6" x 12" scrapbook cardAt the time these mommies began making this wonderful, heart-warming cards Stampin’ Up! carried 6″ x 6″ albums.  Unfortunately that is no longer the case so they have to purchase their albums in a big box store now.  But, as a recipient of these cards it’s worth it!

After enjoying the displayed card, all you have to do is cut it in half and then insert each 6″ x 6″ scrap book page into your album so that the pages are facing each other.  I totally understand why my daughter no longer makes the 5 sets of scrapbook cards and I see the kids often enough to have tons of photos of their activities.  But……..if you have long distance relatives this is a fabulous recurring gift of love and memories.  Christmas, Easter, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, birthdays, special events……..  Any excuse is a good one.  And now that Stampin’ Up! has the Envelope Punch Board it’s easy to make your own envelopes.

Stampin' Up!'s Envelope Punch Board, 133774, $19.95

Go for it!  Start making these awesome heartwarming card/scrapbook pages for your loved ones–including one for your own memories.

Have a great Monday.  I think (if it’s warm enough) we’re going fishing!  Trout season opened Saturday–and we had heavy rain at home with snow falling up where we want to fish.  The weather has cleared so hopefully we have some “Kodak moments” if we actually get out of the house and hit the stream/river.  See you tomorrow.


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