Reusing Old Cards

by Merissa on January 6, 2011

in Make Your Own, Thrifty Living

I've been cleaning out my office the last couple of days and in my office closet is all my old cards and memory stuff. After getting down all the boxes and looking at them I wondered why all this stuff seemed so important to keep. So I threw away all the stuff that was garbage, boxed up some stuff to get rid of. I noticed that I had ALOT of old cards in the boxes that were taking up alot of unnessesary room in my tiny closet. I decided that there really was no need for me to keep them but I didn't just want to throw them away. So I went through them and cut out some of the cute little designs and pictures from the front. Now I can make new cards out of the old one and all I need is a little cardstock. Less wasted space in my closet and cheap cute cards!

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1 Nan January 6, 2011 at 5:49 pm

If you scrapbook you can also use these to add interest with your photos to scrapbook pages and you don’t have to pay the prices in stores for themed shapes. Also if you save the fronts of cards, children can use them to make bookmarks. Cut a piece of construction paper in a rectangle and after gluing on a section of the card add a yarn tassel at the top. I used this with 4-5th graders who also added glitter.

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2 Gail May 3, 2012 at 11:54 am

I have used decorative matching paper folded it to the size of the card and glues it inside to cover the inner parts of the card. Voila no fuss. Reusable cards.

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3 Elaine January 6, 2013 at 11:33 pm

Sometimes it’s good to have a physical object to touch as a memory of someone or some event. But in many cases, something like a card can be photographed with a digital camera and then recycled. I’m in the process of scanning all my paperwork (which I’ve kept in file cabinets) and shredding it and recycling it. I’m in an urban studio apartment, and will most likely be moving in a few years. I definitely don’t want to pay to move boxes of papers!

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