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Texasladi
« on: July 22, 2005 05:08:03 AM »

I used this tut...
http://www.allfreecrafts.com/christmas/card-ornaments.shtml



and came up with this, just a quickie to see if I could do it...pretty neat way to save cards that mean something to you and ya get new ornaments!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v717/Texasladi/xmasball.jpg

sorry if this has been posted before, couldn't find it anywhere...
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« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2005 05:12:08 AM »

I remember making these at christmas time in primary school.  They were so much fun to make.  I remember each family member ending up with at least 2 each and they all varied in size from ones slightly smaller, to ones a lot larger, than the one in the picture above.

I believe my gran actually still has hers.

It's definately a good craft idea to keep little ones busy with, though you have to supervise them, as scissors are involved!!
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« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2005 04:54:53 PM »

I have been lurking around here for a few weeks.  I am so motivated by all the crafty ideas on the entire site.  I had bookmarked the website you referenced above months ago, and I recently tried making the ornaments from recycled Christmas cards.  One hint:  there are paper punches available now in scrapbooking sections that will save you the trouble of having to cut out all the little circles with scissors.  I purchased a 1 1/2" punch, and it works perfectly.  If you have many cards to recycle, this will save your precious little fingers.  Just thought I'd share.  Happy crafting!
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« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2005 03:00:30 AM »

Oh! I've seen these before, but I never really thought much of them until I saw your rendition! This year is the first year my boyfriend and I will have our VERY OWN CHRISTMAS TREE! So I think a few of these are in order.
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« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2005 01:36:50 PM »

That's a really cool idea! I might have to try that, since every year I feel bad about throwing out all these cards, so I stash them, but eventually it just leads to loads of clutter, as the only cards I reread from time to time are birthday cards.
Great idea!
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« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2005 01:46:31 PM »

Wow those are awesome!

You could even do them by theme: Snowman, Santa etc.

I've got a ton of old calanders sitting around....I could make some tropical ones then!  Grin
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« Reply #6 on: October 07, 2005 01:53:00 PM »

Oh I forgot to add:

I used to work at Michaels and around Christmas we would sell Christmas cards for like $1. As in a BOX of cards for $1. They weren't the greatest and I think they were smaller sized....but for about $5 you could probably make a whole bunch of these!
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« Reply #7 on: November 07, 2005 02:10:10 PM »

you can do these with postcards too   and if you have cubscouts they have those post cards that advertize and they are great fro the blue and gold banquet
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« Reply #8 on: November 07, 2005 09:27:34 PM »

That's cute.  You can also do lots to recycle Cards.  What are some other ideas you guys use to recycle Christmas Cards?? Huh
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« Reply #9 on: November 08, 2005 06:20:54 AM »

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=19694.0

I like this idea also. I didn't read through the whole thread to see if this was suggested, but I know that one year my ballet teacher made tons of these and gave them out with Hershey's Hugs and Kisses in them (I think 2 fit in a box).


Also, Texasladi I love your ornament!
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