Monday, November 10, 2008

Fifth day of Christmas

my true love gave to me... a book for christmas memories....


I have made mini books before using card and paper. Then I saw this idea at Craft Daisies - A Christmas Card Book which was practically the same except using a christmas card.

All you need for this craft is some christmas cards, copy paper, scissors and a sewing machine (which you don't need if you hand sew the card.. but this is much faster for me.. this craft can be done in 2 mins!)


Place card with folded paper (I cut a copy sheet in half then folded the half using two sheets of paper so my books have 8 pages.. you can do more or less) in sewing machine and straight stitch down. Reverse a little at top and bottom to secure thread or alternately tie bow at ends with loose thread.


Make a whole bunch for gifts - school class gifts, friends, family and for your own children to write Christmas lists, wishes, dreams. I am keeping one for us to write what happend this Christmas, traditions we upheld, presents we got on Christmas morning. My plan is to keep one for each year to remember our Christmas Memories/


Admire your handiwork - and think of how many of these you could crank out in one sitting :)

4 comments:

Chocolate on my Cranium said...

This is so COOL! I love, love, love this idea. My daughters can make these for their cousins.

Jan said...

Another reason to want to get my sewing machine fixed. Great idea.

The Sugar Fairy said...

I'm not very good on the sewing machine (i'd be afraid of breaking the needle) but i really like the idea of writing down traditions, presents etc to be able to look back on in years to come.

katy said...

I love this idea, Bobbie! I hate to recycle the beautiful cards we get. This is perfect!

Thanks for your thoughtful comments about my adjustment hiccups. Thanks for sharing your ideas and experiences. Your friends are VERY lucky to have you!

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