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Friday, December 7, 2012

26 Our Super Simple Christmas Card Display

With all of the craziness, hustle and bustle, late nights, running errands, gift wrapping, treat baking, home decorating, memory making and hot cocoa drinking that is taking place, I am all about keeping everything as simple as possible.  And over the last couple of days, our Christmas greeting cards have begun to trickle in, so I knew it was time to figure out how we would be displaying them and enjoying them this year.

Last year, we went with a simple ribbon display on our pantry door...


It worked great!  But, I felt like mixing things up this year.  Weird, I know...


For this project, I borrowed the frame from a memo board I had made for our studio, and temporarily popped the cork out {it can easily be re-attached after this project expires}.  I just love the frame so much, it seemed perfect for the project.

Then, I used bakers twine to string between the edges of the frame.  I just stapled the twine onto the back of the frame {holding it in place with a small knot}.


The next step was to determine how to hang the cards from the string.  Mini clothespins to the rescue, paired with pretty washi tape.


The small clips are the perfect solution for quickly gripping the holiday cards!


I used blingy ornaments and paper cutouts {made with the Silhouette}, to fill in the empty areas of the frame until more cards come in the mail.


For added flair, I labeled the wall... again...


I created the vinyl cutout with my Silhouette, and it is completely removable after the holidays come to an end.


I love walking through the front door to see such happiness and all of the smiling faces of our loved ones!  I definitely brings us joy!





26 comments:

  1. So great! I love to decorate my clothespins with washi tape--so much easier than contact paper or gluing on scrapbook paper! And I'm really jealous of all your great daylight photos.

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  2. I love both card ideas! I'd love to do the door one, but I haven't even gotten a single card yet! Hopefully I'll have some to decorate with soon. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  3. You are so creative, you think of everything and everything is a good idea!

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  4. These are super-cute! Thank you for sharing.

    xoxo
    Kelly

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  5. I love this project, Jen!! We haven't begun receiving Christmas cards yet but I've been thinking about how to display then and I do have some medium sized frames that I could paint & I have mini clothes pins on hand, just need the twine and a few simple print-outs and flat ornaments. Thanks for the inspiration, I repined this!!

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  6. This is too cute! Thanks for sharing!
    Anna
    asweetsouthernmess.blogspot.com

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  7. I've been so excited to be back in the States and get Christmas cards {on time} that I haven't even though to display them! Since it's late in the game, I think I'll use your fantastic ribbon idea from last year!

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  8. Jen, where do you purchase your baker's twine? The kind I find (online) seems much thinner!

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  9. Super cute! I made an Advent Calendar that is very similar to your card holder! :)

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  10. Ahhh! Such a darling idea. So beautifully executed as always. May even steal this idea to put in my daughter's room. Cute one to contain the photos she likes to have up!

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  11. So cute and clever, Jen, that I pinned it on my Christmas Board for all to see.

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  12. Such a cute idea! I'm doing the ribbon card holder this year with clips. Pinning this for next year when I wanna change things up too! ;)

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  13. Beautiful display, love the idea of changing it up year to year!
    Morgan :)
    MorganizwithMe.blogspot.com

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  14. This is so cute! Where do you get your washi tape and twine?

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    1. Hi Amy!

      I find mine on Etsy, and some shops even sell both! :) I like to purchase a few at a time to save on shipping charges as well.

      I have started seeing some paper tape and twine being sold at craft stores, such as Michaels and even Paper Source.

      Hope that helps!

      xo,
      Jen

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  15. Very cute ideas! Receiving Christmas cards in the mail is one of my favorite parts of the season...

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  16. Thank you for the ideas!!! I have been struggling this year with what to do! 2010 I strung ribbon up like the #2 link, but last year I didn't want to cover the pictures I put up. So instead I did something similar to link #3. It just didn't work for me. So now I have a ton more to try and I am so excited!

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  17. I love how you added paper cutouts and ornaments to fill the empty areas until more cards come. I hang rows of string on a wall just inside the entrance to our house and clip the cards into bells that hang from the string, but it looks so empty until the cards start to pour in so I think I'll try to fill those spaces with some cutouts, etc. Thanks for the idea!

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  18. I really think that's a cute idea. At my house we tape then up in the walk way to the kitchen.

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  19. This is really cute! I have a sleigh on my front entry table that I put cards in.

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  20. ahhh LOVE the twine!!! I have seen a ton on Etsy, where do you buy yours?

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    1. Thanks! I purchase mine on Etsy and Paper Source. I have recently also seen it at Michaels.

      xo!
      Jen

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  21. So cute, Jen!! I love the vinyl cutout above the "space fillers" until more cards roll in - such a great idea!

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