THREE WAYS TO RECYCLE YOUR CARDS!!!
I am often told by my fellow stampers that they tend not to send out the cards they make because they fear that the recipient will just throw their handmade creations away, well I can't say that I blame them! BUT I wanted to share with you today three different ways that you can recycle your cards... the ones you make and the ones you receive.
1) LITERALLY RE-USE YOUR CARDS...
simply trim off the card front that you received and re-attach to a clean card base.
You simply cut the card at the score line, for this card it was at 5-1/2". Notice that the original card folded at the TOP and when I cut it off I reattached the card front to a SIDE folding card base. The new card base measures 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" scored at 4-1/4". Now this card is ready to be re-used to keep the sharing moving along.
you can use your cards as inspiration for your scrap pages.
I loved this card so much I thought it would make a GREAT scrap page, another way you could take this idea a step further is to use your card as a scrap page element. For instance on this scrap page I could change the Vanilla layer with a solid or pattern paper and placed the card front (my inspiration card) where the green photo mat is. I would rotate the layout so that the card would be at the right orientation and then I could add a photo mat where I have the flower on the layout. See a few changes and then your cards now become not just a page element but the jumping off point for your pages.
3) RE-PURPOSE YOUR CARDS...
give a NEW life, a new purpose to your cards- especially for special occasion or themed cards!!
You could take a sweet and elegant Christmas Card slice it up just a bit... and create something wonderful to decorate your home or give away as a gift.
This would be a great item to give back to the family that sent you this beautiful Christmas Card. Think what you could do to turn a card that one of your kids might have made into a memory frame like this. Include a sweet photograph of you and that child and you now have a memory that can be saved forever and showcased for all to see!
Now YOU give it a SHOT!!! Try to recycle your cards and you will be amazed what other wonderful projects you create and have as keepsakes.
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