Inspired by Ali Edwards

As an avid reader of Ali Edwards' blog I am often inspired by her posts, her work, her creativity. This week she is doing an introduction to digital scrapbooking and although I have not read it all or tried anything out yet, I know it will be my first go to guide for when I finally get ready to venture into the world of digital scrapbooking.

However about a week ago, Ali shared an idea that I did already find some time to try...scrapbooking holiday cards. Don't you just hate throwing away all the great cards you receive at Christmas time, especially when many include photos of family/friends? Yet keeping all your cards in a box every year can get to be a lot and do you ever really look back in those boxes? Not very often I'm guessing. However, I do peruse my scrapbooks on a regular basis so when I saw Ali's post about scrapbooking her holiday cards I knew it was a perfect solution for me! It's super simple, no embellishing or anything needed...just punch or cut out sections of cards (photos, sentiments, holiday images, signatures) and arrange them on a 12x12 page or two if you have a lot. You can see Ali's pages HERE and here is mine:

I had a hard time cutting down my images...I tried to do all 2x2" squares but I just couldn't part with certain photos or sentiments. I really liked including some signatures too. And I love that my Christmas cards were reduced from a small box full to one 12x12 page, yet I still feel as though I did not lose any of the memories. I think this will be a new holiday scrapbooking tradition for me and I am considering doing this with the cards I saved from my baby showers/kids first birthdays too! :)

Okay, this is the last Christmas post...just wanted to share in case it might be a helpful idea for some of you! I'll be back on Saturday with my Etsy Inspired project!


StampinCathy said...

Great idea! Lovin the new look too!

Katy said...

This is such a great idea and your page turned out SO cute!