Frugal Gifts: Christmas Book of Cards & $50 Hobby Lobby Giveaway
Last week, I was given an awesome gift from one of our Money Saving Contributors, Brandi O. It was a scrapbook of the Christmas Story made with Christmas cards and it is beautiful. I wanted to share the book with you and the instructions, this is perfect for any family.
From Brandi O:
Nine years ago someone gave me a book similar to this and over the years I have been collecting Christmas cards and making the books for friends and family. After Christmas sales are the best time to pick up the Christmas cards at places like Hallmark, Hobby Lobby, Dollar General and Christian bookstores.
What you will need:
A Scrapbook (Hobby Lobby is best)
Christmas cards depicting the various scenes from the Christmas story (Bethlehem, Jesus, Mary & Joseph, manger, shepherds, angels, names of Jesus, Mary & Jesus, Wise men traveling, star, Wise men with gifts and 2 basic Christmas cards)
Scrapbook adhesive or tape
Various colors of card stock paper
First print off the template #1 so you can see what Christmas cards you are going to need which are noted next to the page numbers. Page numbers are only there to help you keep everything organized.
Next, gather the Christmas cards that will coordinate with the pages of the book and write the page number on the back of the card so you can keep them organized and know which ones to look for if you are missing some. Match the best colored stock paper that goes with the Christmas card. I like to pick out a subtle color in the card to make it pop out.
Then, keeping the stock paper in the 1-20 page order, print the wording using the template #2 provided. Be VERY careful and diligent to make sure the correct colored stock paper and wording match up! If you mess up, just turn the stock paper over and use the other side because it wont be visible once it is put in the scrapbook. When all the pages are printed, use the paper cutter/trimmer to remove the back flap of the card and use the corner rounder. Adhere the card to the card stock paper centered above the wording then place card stock in the scrapbook.
This scrapbook is simply beautiful and my entire family just loves it. Enjoy!
Today's giveaway is a $50 Hobby Lobby Gift Card! Enter to win using the form below: