Friday, August 17, 2012

Reusing Old Christmas Cards

a sample of cards
If you're anything like me, piles of craft supplies and half-finished projects multiply during the off-season.  The off-season, as I like to call it, is Summer.  This is the time of year when the kids are off from school and it's almost impossible to do a project.  Sadly, the pile containing the Christmas cards had sat long before school ever let out in June.  Truthfully, they got buried and forgotten.  The good news is, if you're like me, this is the perfect time to dig out those cards and reuse them!  Who wants to be making cards in the middle of December during the height of shopping and entertaining?

Along with cutting them into gifttags, you can also make them into this year's Christmas cards!  It was at this time last year that I found a bulk pack of blank green cards with envelopes at 80% off.  Afterall, who's buying Christmas stuff in August?  The project is simple.  If it had a rating, it would be marked "super beginner". 

Just cut off the front of the card in it's entirety, or just the portion of the picture you want.  Then tape, glue, sticky-dot, or however you want to adhere it to the front of the new blank card.  You can proceed to stamp or handwrite "Merry Christmas" inside the card.  However, I like to leave them blank.  This way they can be used as thank you cards for teachers or general holiday cards for others.  Don't throw those cards out.  There's a second chance for them to bless again.

2 comments:

  1. I would like to invite you to join me at the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week! http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2012/11/clever-chicks-blog-hop-10.html

    I hope you can make it!
    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick

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    1. Thanks Kathy! I just linked up. Love your blog. : )

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