Inspiration: I get this catalog for mailing labels every month and I've always thought about cutting out all the little images and doing something with them. So now I have! Kind of like those pictures made from lots of timy pictures.
How I Make Them: As I mentioned, I cut out all the square and rectangular pictures/images from a label catalog I got in the mail. I took my usual card stock and folded the card in half. I measured out a space that I outlined in pencil to make sure I had a small edge around it with enough room at the top to write my greeting. I used Modge Podge to adhere all the pieces. If I don't feel that I get them down smooth enough, I use my daughter's play-doh rolling pin to smooth it out. I let the whole thing dry under a pile of books. After it's dried, I put a layer of Modge Podge over the collage and let it dry. Then I used the Marther Stewart glitter marker set to write Merry Christmas at the top of the card. I'm leaving these blank inside to write personal messages on them.
- I created a few Fall ones to use as stationary. I also made one for the 4th of July.
- I've made a few postcards with these as well - for Christmas and just general summer ones.
- Basically any catalog or magazine could be used for images on just about any holiday or season or occassion.
Additional Photo (though it's a little fuzzy because I didn't use the flash):