Sunday, 3 August 2008

Art Cards memory game

I used some of Ebi-kuns art work to make him a memory game for his birthday. I had already taken photos of all of his artwork so that I could make a photo book with the pictures (I will show you that when it arrives).

I bought some pulp coasters from the ¥100 shop, then measured them and made myself a template on Photoshop. I designed it so each picture would have an orange border. Then I simply re-sized each picture, or cropped when necessary and pasted each picture into the orange frame. I managed to get 8 to a sheet of A4.

Then I printed them out, 2 pages of each set. I actually printed them on to sticker paper, just because I happened to have some. I then cut and stuck the pictures onto the coasters and covered them with contact paper. I did try painting them with modge podge first but the ink ran so I ended up using contact paper instead, I'm not sure how well they will hold up, a matter of wait and see...



There are 26 cards in all (13 pairs), I was aiming for 15 pairs but some were binned due to the modge podge disaster.



match!





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13 comments:

  1. I LOVE this idea! You are so creative!

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  2. Fantastic!!! I am just thrilled with this amazing idea. They turned out great! What did Ebi-kun think of them?

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  3. That is a very awesome idea! You are very creative, like Shannon said!

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  4. Love this idea! I was actually thinking of making a photo memory game like this only I hadn't thought of the coasters. I was going to use photos of family members.

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  5. What a wonderful way to honor BabyEbi's work, and on his birthday too : - )

    Bree

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  6. These are great. I never would have thought to use coasters.

    Like Anna, I am planning on making some with pictures of family members. You have inspired me to get started!

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  7. Oh, so clever! I love it! :)

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  8. These are so cute- what a great way to honor your child's hard work and give yourself a smile while you're playing memory!

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  9. Ooh, what a great idea! Thanks for sharing.

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  10. katef - www.picklebums.comWednesday, September 03, 2008

    this a great idea.. think I might make a set for my girls for Christmas! Thanks so much for sharing

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  11. This is a beautiful idea!

    Thank you for sharing it!

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  12. How cool! Thank you for sharing with me! :) You are such a fun mom!

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  13. Just included your memory game in a roundup. Thanks for sharing!

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