I love receiving cards and I always find myself keeping them in a box or drawer somewhere and never looking at them again. I love the memories they represent and so I wanted to find a way to preserve the cards from the baby showers I had. The solution was to create a special piece of art for our daughter's nursery made out of the cards from my showers.
I thought it would be a fun, colorful piece and I am really happy with how it turned out. Here's how I made it:
First, I laid out all of the cards I received at my baby showers and removed the duplicate cards (there were quite a few with the exact same design). Then, I arranged them into color families.
I used a piece of poster board to make a heart shape I liked. It took me about three tries to get the right shape and size. Once I had the tracer ready, I began to find my favorite part of each card and used the heart to trace a heart onto the area I wanted to cut out. Then, I used sharp scissors to cut out a piece of the card.
Once I had all of the hearts cut out, I used the insert of the IKEA Ribba frame to arrange the hearts to see how many rows I could fit.
Then, I cut out a piece of poster board that fit into the frame and arranged the hearts into the color order I liked best.
I then stacked the hearts in the order I wanted to have them and then I affixed the poster board to the matting of the IKEA Ribba frame and got out my glue stick.
Here's the final piece!
I decided to use it in the nursery's bathroom because I needed a piece for above the towel rack and thought this one looked particularly pretty with the pink walls:
If you're looking for a special way to make your baby shower or wedding cards a keepsake, definitely try something like this out! You could do any pattern---polka dots or stars would be really sweet too.
Thank you for reading and hope you're having a great weekend!