My Holiday Confession
• I have a confession to make. Friends and
family…I have been cutting up your holiday
photo cards for years.
• Don’t get me wrong, I love getting cards from
near and far showing me how much the family
has grown or trips you have taken but they
used to end up in a pile.
• I have created something over the past few
seasons which I think, although I’m taking a
scissor to your work, actually gives your hard
work and time the respect it deserves.
Holiday Photo Card Collage
You will need:
-Your holiday photo cards
-Piece of foam board (I used 11” x 14”)
-Fabric scrap – enough to wrap around board
-Scissors, glue, quilters t pins or straight pins
How to do: Step 1
• Cut out your fabric and wrap your piece of
foam board. Similar to wrapping a gift –
which this time of year you have become a pro
• Keep fabric tight across front. Glue into place
Photo Card Cut Up
• As your mail carrier delivers your daily supply
of cards, cut each one out, obviously keeping
your loved ones visible.
• Just by gluing each of them together, one next
to each other you begin to develop a freeform
collage. And we always have those friends that
send last minute. No problem, just keep
adding onto. You don’t need any special
backing, by creating a collage the photos
become their own surface.
• Once you have compiled all your photos, place
on top of your fabric covered foam board and
pin the top corners to hold.
• Even though I have cut up your cards, I keep
this display out to show to others that come to
visit during the holidays and show them how
beautiful all these cards truly are.
• With the array of home photo editing
services, cards are just getting more beautiful
year after year and they deserve a honored
place in my home.
• When the season is over, this collage gets
packed away and I get to enjoy them next year
while waiting for my new supply!
With just a couple simple supplies, you can create one-of-a-kind
cards and gifts for your friends and family. The only limit is your
imagination! For more ideas and hints on bringing creativity into
your daily life visit my blog, “The Everyday Muse” @