Monday, June 16, 2014

Father's Day Card Collage

Hi everyone, I hope you all had a wonderful Father's Day. For my post this month I thought I would try something different for a layout. I wanted to create a page using old store bought cards I've been collecting over the years. The covers and sentiments were so sweet that I just couldn't throw them away.

I decided to use a few of my favorite cards that my daughter has given her daddy over the years for Father's Day. Since the original cards had different textures and sizes, I started by scanning them. After they were scanned, I re-sized them and cut them out.

Next I printed out the photos I wanted to use, I chose two photos for my page. One from 1988 and one we took this past weekend for a "then and now" look. I printed them out using wallet size so they wouldn't cover too much of the background. Now all I had to do was put my layout together, add a few embellishments and my title.

Dads & Daughters by Tena Ellison. Supplies - Patterned Paper: Glitz Design; Cork Alphas: Making Memories; Cork Arrows: American Crafts; Ink: Prima; Die Cut: Silhouette Cameo; Sequins: Teresa Collins; Metal Embellishment: Tim Holtz.
Now I have a few of my favorite cards and great memories on one page without having to use the original cards and there's no bulk.
How do you keep or your cards, whether they are store bought or handmade? Do you recycle them, scrap them or just throw them away? Leave a comment and let me know.
Happy crafting!


  1. Beautiful LOO and a great idea to scan the cards; tfs!

  2. Love this layout! The tip about scanning them is fabulous....makes so much sense! This turned out beautifully. Thank you for sharing.

  3. Thanks Mandy, glad you like the scanning tip. It works great for children school & art work too.

  4. When my Mother turned 80 about 3 years ago, my siblings and I collected over 100 cards. My plan is to make a book out of the cards like a video I saw on YouTube.

  5. I LOVE this idea and the layout is perfection! I pretty much toss all cards unless they have a special message in them or something like that.

  6. Heartwarming and great way to preserve in a layout!

  7. Love this Tena! They almost look like pocket scrapbooking cards. BTW, I love that card with the legs.

  8. This is wonderful! I love how this turned out. What a great idea.



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