Monday, December 15, 2008

{Photo Memory Game}

I had so much fun making this crafty gift for my little ones for Christmas. It is a memory game with photos of our family. I'm sure they will love playing with this soon.
Here are the instructions for any of you who want to give it a try.
Things you'll need:
-Bazzill chipboard squares, (2 inch)-you can find them online or at most craft stores
They come in packs of 20 and I used 2 packs-so I had 20 pairs of photos.
-20 photos-2 of each printed 2x2 inches.
-Scrapbook paper for the back-digi paper is best to print and use because you need the
backs to look exactly the same. I just cropped this polka-dot digi paper and printed
40 2x2 inch squares.
-glue stick, or some form of adhesive and Mod-Podge (what would we do without Mod-Podge!)
1. Print your photos and digi paper or cut out square for backs. I added a frame to my photos and a grunge frame to the back paper.
2. Glue both sides with adhesive.
3. Mod-Podge over the photos and back paper. I did one side of all and then let them dry for about 30 minutes or so and then mod-podged the other side.
Next step is to find a fun way to store your photo memory game. There are a lot of ways to do this, but I found this tin box with a lid at Robert's Crafts. I added some paper, ribbon and a little family photo. Loved making this!
P.S. I also thought it would be cute to make an alphabet matching game with photos of your family.

25 comments:

naomi carmen said...

that is such an awesome idea! i have to copy this soon, probably not by christmas, but soon. ;)

VintageChicChick said...

Love this project! Think I will work on it in January for my toddler to help him learn our large family! Thanks for sharing! Very cute blog.

Elle said...

okay, if thats not the coolest thing ever!

Rachelle said...

Super cute!

The Stones said...

Jamie, this is one of the cutest things I've ever seen!! I think this is a project I could do-whether or not they turn out like yours remains to be seen!

Jessica said...

Incredibly cute! I am totally going to make that.

Linda said...

Jamie: I saw your cute Christmas card on your blog. I have a question....have you found a way to print two-sided. In other words, were you able to print your Christmas card on two sides or did you do the second sheet for your blog only? Also, I Digiscrapped my Christmas card this year but Costco could only print it 5 x 7 or 8 x 10. Have you found other places where you can print it bigger than 5 x 7, perhaps a square card??? (Lanlamp@aol.com - Linda from Mill Creek)

coryshay said...

what a fantastic idea!! I'm definitely going to try this soon

AdrianeS said...

Love it!! Can't wait to try this!!

Jill said...

What a fun idea! I've been trying to think of a way to help my kids recognize family members - and this is perfect! Got the squares for $1.50/package on papercents.com and ordered enough to make a game for both my kids and my niece! Can't wait to get them and start the project!

April, Kevin, Amelia, and Tessa said...

I love this idea and just made it for a friend. I couldn't find any chipboard squares so I went to Home Depot and bought a sheet of 2 X 2 ceramic bathroom tiles, 36 tiles for $2.50. I had to cut them apart and trim the glue off, which was easy, but then didn't have to decorate the back. Thanks for this great project!

Chalet said...

Adorable! Where did you get the tin box? I am very new to PSE..would you mind e-mailing me some tips on "cutting" the 2X2 squares and pictures? I am going to take a class but not until March and I want to make this for my niece's birthday. chaletschenk@gmail.com Thanks a ton!

Lolly Jane said...

Way too cute! Glad I found this! :)

Martha said...

oh my.. this is really cute! i love it!

Maria said...

Thanks for sharing this! I have to tell you that I made an Ancestor Memory Game the other day following your tutorial and it turned out completely amazing. You can see it here. http://tatertotspot.blogspot.com/search?q=ancestor+memory+game

Sandra said...

Hi, loved this idea! I am making it for my nieces who's mom just had a baby sister to keep them busy:). I did have a problem though. When I Mod-Podged my black and white pictures they bubbled and turned pink! Yikes! What kind of paper/printer did you print your pictures on? Thanks!
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MEGAN said...

I am sooo glad I stumbled upon this! Brilliant! Seriously, the coolest idea ever.

Tonya said...

I hope you don't mind...I copied your idea for my MIL for Mother's Day! Thank you for sharing hte idea and instructions. Here is how mine turned out: http://thecozyhousecrafter.blogspot.com/.

Becky DeVries said...

Here from "one of a kind gifts" LOVE this idea and look forward to more posts from you. Super cute blog. Love the colors. Have a wonderful weekend. Becky

www.spirit-of-giving.blogspot.com

Cheryl said...

Hi Jamie. This is adorable and I'm hoping to make this for our 3 year old and her cousins which all live in different states.

Can you email me and let me know what kind of paper you printed the photos on? Was it photo paper or just regular inkjet paper? Thanks!

Caroline said...

Can you email where you found or purchased 2X2 digital paper? Can you also email me where you had 2X2 pictures developed? I can't wait to make this for my daughter. Thanks.

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Jenni Rollins said...

Awesome...I love this idea! This should be awesome for wedding presents, etc. Thanks!

Morgan said...

Help! I am not a digital scrapbooker so I have no clue how to print 2X2 paper or pictures can you help me? also... Where did you get the chipboard I have looked everywhere!

Kyle Grando said...

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