Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Turn a photo into a keepsake....

My oldest son graduated this year and we received a stack of graduation invitations in the mail. Many of the cards had a wonderful graduation photo of the graduate. For years I never could figure out exactly what to do with the photo. After displaying them for a time, I would put them in a drawer and eventually I would throw away. Knowing how expensive the photos were, I have always felt guilty about doing this. I now have an easy way to transform the photo of the graduate into a keepsake....



Taking the photo and incorporating them into the gift card will make your graduation gift unique and something that the graduate will treasure.

Now, I no longer feel guilty about discarding the photos. I have had many graduates tell me how much they enjoyed the card that I made. This also makes a wonderful card to hold a gift of Money.





Even boys enjoy getting these cards.





 What high school student wouldn't like to get a picture of themselves!




These are some cards and journals I made for some of the many graduation parties we attended this summer.




Next time you receive a graduation or birthday invitation with a photo, think about how you can transform the invitation into a one of a kind "Creation From the Heart". I'm linking to the following wonderful sites.  Stop by and see all the creativity at:Transformation Thursdays.... Thrifty Thursdays ....

Metamorphosis Monday ... So Very Creative Party ... DIY Day. 



15 comments:

Embellished Bayou said...

What a great idea! Your cards look beautiful and make such a special addition to a gift.

Chari said...

Hi Sherry...

Ohhh...I love this idea! I have done exactly the same as you, my friend...display the photos for a time and then they get tossed and I too have felt so guilty about doing that! This is just so sweet...taking the photo and turning it into a beautiful card that they can display! Pure genius!!! I am definitely going to commit this grand idea to memory! Thank you for sharing it with us! All of your photo cards and gift bags are so beautiful!!!

Warmest wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Nice idea, Sherry, and they look so nice!

Patti said...

Your cards are lovely! A nice keepsake!

Maureen said...

What a great idea this is. I think you probably speak for many about how we feel bad throwing the photos out after holding them for a respectable amount of time. Thanks for sharing this. These are beautiful and the idea is priceless.

Leanne said...

What a great idea and your cards turned out beautiful. Thanks for sharing. I'm having a giveaway this week it you'd like to stop by.

Pat said...

These are beautiful! You are so talented. I'll go and take a look through your Etsy shop now.

Kate Bagley said...

Great idea! These cards are beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

GWENDOLYN said...

Sherry,
that is an awsome idea! Never would have thought of it. Thank you so much for sharing!
Blessings!
Gwen

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

Sherry, What a fabulous idea. LIke you I hated to toss them, threw them into a drawer and several years later would end up tossing to make room and feel guilt.
Thank you for linking up to Thrifty Thursday this week, and as always thank you for being a friend in Bloggeritaville.
Leigh
Tales from Bloggeritaville
www.lbratina.blogspot.com

Its So Very Cheri said...

You are so creative. I love the look and it truly is a treasured gift. I would LOVE for you to post this to my Its So Very Creative party
Your new follower
Cher

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What a clever and cute idea!

Shelia said...

I just love your beautiful cards! What a great idea.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Mama Holli said...

These are just perfect!!! I am so bookmarking this post for future reference!! You are so talented! Lovely gifts indeed!
Mama Holli

Its So Very Cheri said...

You've been featured today because this is just a great idea--so go check it out and grab your I've been featured button and proudly display it-you deserve it.

Cheri

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