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« on: March 09, 2018 10:52:39 AM »

I found a second-hand memory game featuring harvest machinery of all things, and turned it into something classier.

What I bought...

I cut out covers from good quality paperstock and glued them over the old graphics.
Some tips on this....

Dip your dipper (I used a piece from the same cardstock) into your modpodge jar and begin spreading.

Use a backwards motion as if you were using a metal spreader on cement or the like. Doing a backwards motion gives it all a super nice even spread so your paper will not be rippled as it dries. Or ever.

After glue is spread, work quickly before that thin layer begins to set up.
Line up your cover paper on the old card, press just to get it started. Do a bit of jiggling to get the sides lined up as accurately as possible.
You are about to put it under heavy books to get it to really grip nicely. But, as this rather lame photo shows, flip the card so that the paper is on the BOTTOM and the old card is staring up at you.  One last touch or two at the sides to be sure you cannot see any paper peeking out, and go ahead and add the heavy book or two.
As you play the game, it is good to have each piece look like the other. This is why you dry the pieces with paper side down, so as you look straight down on the card, it is easier to see if any tiny bit of paper is sticking out. If you had it the other way around, there might be paper sticking out (thus giving a hint after playing the game a few times that 'the card with the paper a bit out on the left always has the snitch on it') but you might have that stickyouty paper mistake unseen.
I think I have muddled things somewhat in this explanation so I will just sigh and go on to show you  how I decorated the  cards once they dried....

Just sharpies for outline

and I added a tiny splash of color somewhere on each card

I added a couple of humorous bits to one full card and one bit of a card

The original game was manufactured on really nice heavy duty cardboard, built to last years so i hope the family who now owns this will get many happy years of playing


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« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2018 12:25:14 PM »

It makes me giggle that the game you found pictured farm equipment.  I say that b/c when I taught, I also tested the students, and part of the testing was identifying pictures of things.  It was interesting to see what kids who had never seen a farm would call a tractor, etc...  The test had to be "normed" to be used across the USA so the creators of the test picked the pictures they did for a reason, but it always made me giggle! Cheesy

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« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2018 08:31:59 AM »

That's a nice Harry Potter personal redesign of an existing Memory card set.  It's interesting that the original cards are rectangular and have two images on them, as the ones I see are always square and have a single image.

I have a great many digital versions of Memory, but I don't think I have any physical copies, although that's definitely one of the most common games I see at the thrift stores I frequent.  I'm okay at Memory if there are around 10-20 cards, but my brain gets frazzled with more than that.

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