Thursday, March 19, 2009

Handmade Memory Game

We have owned 3 different Memory Games. We have lost an annoying amount of cards from those Memory Games, which kind of defeats the purpose. Plus, why should I buy another game when I have so many fun colors and patterns of paper at my fingertips? Why didn't I think of this sooner?
I have well over a thousand sheets of patterned paper. (Shhh! Don't tell Brad.) I have scrap pieces that are left over from projects but were just too pretty to throw away. I kept thinking that I might need them someday. See? I was right! You could also use scraps of wrapping paper, fabric or even magazines for this project. I am definitely going to make a set for Christmas using all of that leftover wrapping paper!

I used my Fiskars circle punch to punch out 2 circles of each piece of paper that I wanted to use. You can make as many as you want for your Memory Game. I made 20 pairs - or 40 circles.

I then used my Making Memories Paper Trimmer to cut my white cardstock into 2.5" x 2.5" squares. (Sorry for the quality of pictures, this was one of my 1:00AM projects, hee hee!)

I then used my corner rounder to round the edges of my squares. You definitely don't have to do this step, but I am a glutton for details. Then, glue your circles into the center of your squares. Wasn't that easy?

You can make as many cards, or as few, as you would like. For Maddux, he does better with 10 matches at a time, but Breuklyn can easily do all 20 matches.

Once I get some laminating sheets, I will be laminating these. I also have extra cardstock squares so that I can make more cards when I have extra scraps of paper.

You should try this! And now I am off to finish laundry. Carolyn will BE HERE TOMORROW!!!

12 comments:

Chasity Grace said...

i love this!!! i'm going to be making a few sets off these for my friend's children. thanks for sharing!

Patrizzia said...

Love it. I too have tons of scrapbooking paper. I will have to make a couples sets myself. Also love the Christmas wrapping paper idea (oh heck I have tons of holiday PP as well).

Thanks for all the great ideas. And I still don't know how you get so much done with 3 kids. You are my hero.

Michelle said...

Again, may I say, you amaze me!! All these things you come up with!! And, you aren't at all excited about Carolyn coming tomorrow are you?? Can you believe I still have Laura's memory game?! Don't worry, your secret is safe with me, I won't tell Brad about all the paper, if you don't tell Greg about all my scrappy goodies!!

Carmen O. said...

What a fabulous idea! Love it. Your kiddos will have many happy memories of all the fun stuff you do together.

shopgirlaudi said...

What a super cute and clever idea:)

Rhayne said...

Wicked cute idea! I'll be going out to Michigan to visit my nieces (and others, I suppose) next month. This is a great, easy little project :o)

Lal said...

Oh Estee, you are just too darned creative!! :)LOVE EM'! :)

StrawberryPia said...

This is an awesome idea! I made memory cards with photos awhile ago, as a present. They were very much appreciated! Now i´m off to make my own memory game! Hugs Pia

Juliana said...

Hi Estee! Once again I stop by and you just blow me away with you creativeness! I am definitely going to be making one of these for my niece! Thanks for all the inspiration! I seriously could go on and on!

dutchbird said...

What a fabulous idea... LOve it~!!

Merel

Amanda Sevall said...

Love this!!! You are so clever - definitely going to have to make some of these :) Thanks for sharing it!!

Michelle said...

Hi there! I love to pop in here and see your cute ideas. Tell Carolyn hi and give her a big hug from the Mendens!