Several years ago, my dad decided to write his personal history, which has been an awesome treasure for our family. One idea my mom shared with him as a way to dig up memories was for him to draw a rough-sketch floor plan of the house he grew up in. Then he looked at the floor plan and jotted down various memories he had with each room in the house. I decided to run with that idea and make cards filled with memories from the rooms in the home I grew up with.
I started with some pages that I washi-taped and painted with acrylic paint.
Next I cut some house shapes out of chipboard with Tim Holtz's Artful Dwellings and covered them in patterned paper. I used the negative space so that I had house frame shapes.
I painted and stamped my house frames and glued them to my collaged pages. Then I labeled each house with the room it represents.
On the back of each card, I listed memories that go along with that room.
Once the cards were done, I tied them in a bundle with crinkle ribbon that I'd dyed.
I feel grateful to have grown up in such a loving home where happy memories are easy to find. And I was glad to make a project that reflected that.
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