No blogging lately - trying to get all of my Christmas Gift Projects finished for the holiday. I'm a long way off, but I think everyone seems to be in the same situation this year. We have no specific plans all weekend, for the first time in forever, so I think this will be a sewing and Christmas cookie-baking weekend.
Here is my Craft of the Day.
I always save the Christmas cards that people send us, in the hopes that I will use them for crafting. I tuck them away with our Christmas ornaments, etc, and they go in the attic 'til the following year. Then the next year comes along and I end up throwing them out. So this year, I decided to go through them all last night, while we were watching a movie (Night at the Museum 2, if you must know). I found a bunch that had pictures on them that I really liked. So I grabbed some picture frames that we had in a bin, and went to work.
I really like the one below - it was a card that showed two small boys making snow angels. I cut the card up to fit the frame. The picture doesn't do it justice, really - the snow is all glittery and it is really cute.
This next one was also one card that I cut into 2 pieces.
I liked this next one, it has a folksy look to it.
And, Lastly, my retro-looking card. I do have several other cards that I need frames for. Two of the frames had family pictures in them, so I simply tucked the Christmas cards in front of the pictures that were already there. Once the holiday season is over, I will just take out the cards and the family pics will be there.
The best thing about the craft, is...it cost me NOTHING. I had all of the materials in the house already. Yay! I love crafts like this, that I can throw together on a whim.