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« on: April 16, 2012 09:29:12 AM »

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Making Old Cards New Again! - featuring Elmer's products

I've been wanting to make some of the old greeting cards that I've received over the years into new greeting cards.  It's kinda a great feeling to make old useless things new and purposeful again.




I started with a selection of old greeting cards from my stash.


Using my Elmer's 9" Paper Trimmer, I cut out the imagine from the card.  This trimmer is super sharp and great for smaller projects, like cards. (Side note: If you are an ATCer, keep the leftover pieces of the old card.  They work great for ATC bases!)


I rounded the corners of the card image with Elmer's Corner Rounder Punch.


To give the plain new cards some interest on the background, I applied Elmer's Designer Tape and cut off the extra with some scissors.  This is such a fast and easy way to easily decorate the background of a card.


To make the old card image pop on the new card, I put on Elmer's Foam Mounting Tape.


Tada!  New card!

You can also add embellishments and borders to the card images, to spice 'em up!
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« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2012 10:25:40 AM »

What a great idea for re-using old cards! Your redone cards look way better than the originals!
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« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2012 01:34:07 PM »

This is a great idea for giving new life to cards. Love upcycling Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2012 01:48:55 PM »

 I have been keeping some of my old cards recently and this is a perfect excuse to keep them and not be called a hoarder by my hubby! Thanks.
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« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2012 07:26:24 PM »

Perfect project for Earth month! Very adorable.
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« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2012 09:06:12 PM »

What a good way to reuse cards! They look fabulous!
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« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2012 06:23:36 AM »

These look great...I've got tons of old cards, I can't bear to throw them out, and now I'm inspired to play with them!
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« Reply #7 on: April 17, 2012 10:08:28 AM »

Thanks everyone!  Its great to give something a second life!
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