Collage Greeting Card

I joined a swap on Swap-bot to create a collage greeting card and mail it to one randomly assigned partner. I’ve been making only holiday and birthday cards lately, so this was a welcome change. The card base is 5×7 and I scored a frame along the edge. I picked several elements to start and then picked the background mat to match. I laid out the larger pieces first and glued them down, and then just kept adding. I find it challenging to know when to stop, and hope that I balanced out the images enough. I added the metal charm for a little dimension, color and shine. I decorated the envelope to mail it in as well.

For anyone following and wondering what I’ve been up to, I’ve been helping my oldest daughter plan her wedding in July! I just hosted her bridal shower this past weekend and we had a wonderful time. My youngest is testing out her wings and has flown the nest for a while, and that leaves my husband and I trying to find a “new normal” once again. Enjoying the Spring and the changes, and taking one day at a time.

My daughter Kathryn

32 of us! and my husband the chef/photographer makes 33. I’m in the blue dress next to my daughter Katie “the bride to be” in the middle. My youngest daughter Sarah is on the other side of her sister. My Great Niece is in front and will be the flower girl.

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Hello! I'm a 50 something wife and mother of two girls ~ I started Blogging in March of 2011 on Blogger and just converted to WordPress in Dec 2019. I started paper crafting in 1995 when I first tried embossing with powder, I was so excited and couldn't believe it was so easy to make something so beautiful. Creativeseconds was started as a way of selling secondhand craft supplies and cards on Ebay and Etsy. You will find creative cards, tags, and paper crafting projects here as well as craft room organizational ideas. Follow along with me and comments are welcomed and appreciated.

4 thoughts on “Collage Greeting Card

  1. Very creative and elegant collage card ~ I agree ~ it is sometimes a challenge to know when ‘enough is enough’ with collaging ~
    lovely family photos too ~ Xo

    Wishing you good health, laughter and love in your days ~

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  2. Such a gorgeous card and what wonderful photos of you and your family! How wonderful to be planning your daughter’s wedding and the bridal shower looks amazing, the views of the ocean are so beautiful ๐Ÿ˜. Glad you are having fun! Hugs Jo x

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