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Saturday, February 18, 2012

{DIY} Family Memory Game

It was my niece's second birthday this week. Two years old already! I can't believe it. (You can read a little about the cute tea party that Melody put together here and make sure you check back on Monday for more details!)


This little girl has brought so much joy to us in these past two years! I love watching her develop her personality and her likes and dislikes.  

 (Yes. She's picking his nose. What a helpful cousin.)

One of her loves is her cousins. She use to get so excited when she saw her aunts, but now she looks right past us to the little bundles in the car seats that we carry. She loves to play "Pat-a-cake, pat-a-cake" with them and share her toys, okay it's more like "MINE!"...we're still working on the sharing part. But she really does love her cousins. 


 We're going to have a family birthday party for her tomorrow and I decided to incorporate her love for her cousins into her present. I found this idea on Pinterest for a cousin memory game and thought it was perfect. I took it one step further though and included the whole family. 




Once I found all the pictures and resized them smaller, I printed them and cut them out. I glued the pictures onto some Amy Butler scrapbooking paper and then cut out the pictures. I traced the edges with black marker to make them stand out a little bit. 


 (Just realized that there is dog hair on that picture. Guess I need to vacuum...)

I bought some clear contact paper from Dollarama and covered the front and the back of the cards to protect them to help make them a little bit durable.



I'm really happy with the results. I hope that Bella enjoys it as much as I did making it. :) 

Happy weekend! 


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6 comments:

  1. That's about the cutest idea I've ever seen. My little girl (4 in April) would LOVE this. How long did it take to put together?

    I'd love it if you'd link this up at my weekly Pins to Projects linky party - others would too!

    http://www.thebinkertation.com/2012/02/show-it-off-sunday-from-pins-to_19.html

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  2. Thanks Amber! I'm so happy how it turned out! It took a bit longer than probably necessary because I switched up the paper after gluing it...but I would say that without any baby interruptions (laugh here) maybe 2 hours?

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  3. Popping over from Amber's linky! So cute! I think I'll add it to my list! I forgot that Amy Butler makes papers of her fabric designs too. I love that design. I think I still have the fabric.

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  4. Kameron, I was so excited to find Amy Butler's scrapbooking paper. It is g.o.r.g.e.o.u.s. and it is my absolute favourite paper to frame and use for special projects. I don't know what I'm going to do when it's gone!

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  5. adorable and brilliant!!! now that's a memory game I wouldn't mind playing :)

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