For all the people who tell me they aren't creative (but I know you really are)I'd like to share with you an EASY way to make homemade cards. Think of it more as recycling, than being creative.
When I receive cards, I put them on display on the fridge or my dresser to enjoy. Every few weeks I do a clean sweep and these cards are put in two categories: sentimental cards I save to enjoy reading again at a later date, and a majority of the cards I keep only the front of the card to reuse.
Here's a batch of thank you cards that I made into a new set of cards.
Original thank you cards
New cards - thanks again!
Here are up-close shots of all the cards and a few details...
|For this card I used scalloped scissors to resize the original card. |
I used brass brads to mount the card on kraft cardstock.
|I used only the 'thank you' portion of the card. I rounded the edges and |
mounted it on a piece of a recycled envelope (similar to this) and attached them to a blank white card.
|This was the trickiest card, although not too hard. I carefully cut the 'thank you' out of the card and mounted it on a tag. I then mounted the entire tag on the original card, carefully covering the hole.|
|I only used the 'thank you' portion of this card. Using a piece of brown paper and brass brads, I attached the thank you to a card made of kraft and patterned paper.|
|I simply trimmed the edges and mounted this on light gray cardstock.|