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would i do it again? : yep!
it's christmas card season -- hooray! i tried to get ours done early this year and succeeded. however, i didn't want to look too nutty so they sat on our entry table for a good two weeks, waiting to be mailed out.
p.s. i get our cards every year from tiny prints --
i love them and would highly recommend!
i enjoy sending out cards, but i love even more receiving them -- especially picture cards! i know some people roll their eyes at them, but as we already know, i'm picture-crazy. even for other families' pictures. we've already received quite a few cards from friends this year and i'm still contemplating how to display them. how are you guys displaying your cards??
but...what about the influx of greetings we received in christmasses prior? maybe it's because i work so hard on ours, but i just can't bear to throw out cards we got from family and friends in years past.
sooo i went searching for ideas of how to turn our cards into a garland and found this tutorial by freshly hatched -- perfect!
here's what you need!
also, i found scissors and a bone folder useful.
time to go crazy with the circle punch! i tried to concentrate on pictures and signatures so we'd know who each ornament came from.
i tried to get 3-5 circles per card.
once i had a set of circles punched, i folded each in half inwards:
then, i glued the back half of one circle to the back half of another:
i continued gluing half-backs together, around the garland yarn.
what's that reflection in our window?
our yellow and white and gold tree!...so far.
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