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Family-Tree Photo Cards

A handmade card with photographs depicting different generations shows that the things mothers and daughters have in common transcend the passing styles of the times.

Family-Tree Photo Cards

Source: Martha Stewart Living, May 2000

Introduction

Do You Know?

In 1914, President Woodrow Wilson made Mother's Day a national holiday.

materials

  • Color copies of photographs (enlarged or reduced in scale); cut into 2-inch squares

  • Card stock

  • Colored paper

  • Scissors

  • Craft glue

  • Bone folder

  • 1 yard of thin ribbon

steps

  1. Fold a 6-by-12-inch sheet of card stock in half crosswise; the fold is the top of the card. Glue a 5-inch square of colored paper to the center of the front of the card. Glue one photo onto each colored square, as shown. Glue a length of ribbon around edge of card, and tie off at the last corner.

  2. Fold a 6-by-24-inch sheet of card stock at 6-inch intervals. Use a bone folder to create sharp creases. Glue a photo on each accordion fold, as shown. Frame each photo with four lengths of ribbon; affix with craft glue. Write each person's name under her image.

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