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Memory Cards


 By: Chris Herrmann, Artistic Guide

I would guess you all remember playing with Memory cards when you were growing up.  I have a 15 month old grandson and I decided that he should have his own custom made memory cards to play with when he is old enough.  I decided to start them now because I have been known to take a while to get things done. I get bored easily and jump to something else before my first project is done.  These are so easy and fast to make you will want to make a couple of sets.

Little boy by Art Impressions
Boat and watch by Another Stamp Company
Alphabet stamps (unknown) 
9 other assorted stamps of your choice to create 24 cards (12 pairs) 
24 Blank cards
small piece of fine grit sandpaper 
Ranger's Jet Black Archival Ink pad or any permanent black pad
Ranger's Adirondack pigment pens, assorted colors
Ranger's embossing craft tool


  1. Moving in a circular motion, sand each card just enough to remove the shiny finish.
  2. Stamp your image onto the sanded card using the permanent black ink pad.
  3. Using alphabet stamps spell out the name of item in the picture.
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  5. Dry thoroughly using heat tool.
  6. Color in images.


That's it, you are done! You have just created a one of a kind customized gift that will be treasured for a long time.  

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3 Responses »

  1. Thank you Joe and Shelly. When Aaron is older I want to make a set with numbers. I will use small stamps and say say for the #6, 6 leaves, or what ever. I just love the idea that he will know that it was created especially for him.

  2. Cris beautiful job...Hugs...Joe

  3. Chris, this is such a great idea. So easy to personalize for each child.