Ok, so here is my super genius idea that I'm so cranking out for my kids' friends Christmas gifts.
Memory games using the Cricut machine. No, I don't have one, and no, it's not 100% necessary, but that's a lot of cutting w/ out. Or you could use the big punches. Or die cut machines. Just to show you what i'm thinking, I'm making a non-cricut tut.
Punch of your choice
Various patterned paper
Decide how many matches you want. This will depend on the age of the reciever. Let's, for sake of tutorial, say you want 3 matches. Punch out 6 pieces from the cardstock.
Step 2: Pick out three different patterned paper. Punch two shapes from each of the patterned papers. Note: if the punch, die cut, or whatever shape you're using isn't symmetrical, you need to make sure the cardstock is the same color on both sides or punch the patterned paper upside down.
Step 3: Glue the patterned paper to the cardstock
Now you have a set of memory cards! Cute, eh?!
Use stickers instead of patterned paper (you can get a book of stickers that repeat themselves from the $ store)
Make marble magnets, but on the bottom of the magnets, place matching stickers. Now it's a memory game to go. Or to play on the fridge.