I feel I should have my own series using the Ikea Ribba frames as there are so many uses for these box photo frames. Prompted by Charlotte’s request for memory book ideas for Mabel, I wanted to share an idea to put to use the stash of new baby cards accumulated after a newborn arrival.

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{You will need}
  • Several greetings cards or other paper mementos
  • Heart shaped punch. Hobbycraft have various sizes and designs
  • Blue Tack or Double Sided Foam Pads
  • Box frame
  • Textured paper
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    1. Layer the textured paper behind the mount and secure in place.
    2. Take each of your cards in turn and punch a heart over the desired area.
    3. Either add blue-tack to the back or the double sided pads and secure the punched hearts on the card.
    4. Frame and admire.
    My little creation uses a bundle of new baby cards, but the DIY could be carried out with new home cards, engagement, anniversary or weddings cards. I have one in my kitchen filled with restaurant stubs, hotel business cards and flight tickets from our honeymoon.
    Please send through a photo if you’re inspired to give this a go. Oh and if you’re wondering where the little rhino came from then check out my tutorial for spray painted animal jars.