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« on: February 24, 2006 02:54:19 PM »

i have a bunch of used ones, any creative ideas of what to do with them?

« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2006 04:21:42 PM »

how many is a bunch? you could poke holes in each end, string them together, and make one of those hippie-door-hanging things.
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« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2006 06:10:07 PM »

What's a metrocard look like?  I mean, are they plastic or heavy paper?

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« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2006 07:00:10 PM »

Metrocards are the handy-dandy passes for the NYC subway & bus system. They are a thin plastic, about the weight of card stock. Dreamxon- are you a fellow New Yorker or from the NYC metro area?

I have seen bags and wallets made out of them (like the clear packing tape version of the duct tape wallet). I've even seen a dress!!! A friend used poster tack to wallpaper her bedroom with them. Another friend covered a notebook with them. I once saw a small trash bin made of credit cards...maybe you could do something like that.

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« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2006 07:59:34 AM »

oooo...maybe i'll eventually make a bag out of them.

and yep,  I'm from queens

« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2006 10:20:24 AM »

I once did a project in college using train tickets (probably similar to the cards, small tickets u put through machine thingy) and i did a series of small paintings on them. it worked really well, i used acrylic paints

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« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2006 12:28:28 AM »

I made a post just lke this a while ago about metcards form australia...i don't know where the post is (i think it might be on the second page of this board) but you might want to look for it coz i got quite a few good ideas. i've just about finished finished making a bag with contact, and after that i am going to make a pack of playing cards... or cover an art book, or.... i dunno... if you just search around you might find stuff to help you.  Kiss Fudgegirl
« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2006 12:25:32 PM »

keep saving them.
when you have enough, train it out to IKEA in Staten Island and get yourself a couple of those KNACK tables (they're like 9 bucks). Rough sand the tops of the tables, and ModPodge, Clear Coat, or Plexy them to the top of the table -- think paint chip mosaic. Take those tables down to Astor Place or Broadway on a tourist filled Saturday afternoon and sell 'em.
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« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2006 01:26:51 PM »

Check out what this girl did with her cards:http://www.teenvogue.com/magazine/room/panorama.
Pretty nifty, eh? You can see it up close, I think, if you take the digital tour Wink
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« Reply #9 on: March 07, 2006 05:06:37 PM »

Snag some random flyers, napkins, papers, business cards, lotto tickets or betslips, and other papers, and cut them to about the size of the cards, and drill holes through it all and make a little urban style notebook or something Smiley I've never been to New York, so if you have an obsessively large amount of them would you be interested in trading for something?

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