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« on: December 26, 2010 09:57:16 PM »

I need ideas of what to do with old cards (xmas, bday, baby, etc). I don't scrapbook, but I hate to throw cards away. The past year though, my family has gotten over 20 cards though, and if it keeps up like this, we will have way too many. What can I do with them when I no longer have space to hang them up on my wall? lol
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« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2011 04:39:09 PM »

You can reuse them as gift tags, or postcards, or reuse portions of them to make other cards.  Do you do other crafts?  They could be used to make small card envelopes or small boxes for gifts - like gift cards, pieces of jewelry.  You could use some to make paper beads for jewelry, or small sections in glass tile, scrabble, or resin jewelry.  Decoupage them to make coasters, decorate trays, frames, etc.  There are patterns on the net for using cards/paper to make Moravian Stars, or other ornaments too - including the one where you cut out circles and fold three edges equally, gluing a bunch together to make a balls.  You could use them, with other paper, like cardboard to make small accordian booklets, or fan booklets.  I did that with origami paper and scrapbook paper, with copies of pictures to make Christmas card/mini scrapbooks for family one year.  It would be cute to say use the baby cards to make a book of pics of the new baby for the aunts, grandparents, etc.

« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2011 06:45:26 PM »

At our house we use the old cards to make new cards by cutting/pasting/embellishing. We make it fun and tailored to the person it is for... kinda like scrapbooking?
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2011 07:08:19 PM »

Here are some suggestions I came up with. If they are all quite special  to you I recommend number 4. Once bundled they dont take up too much room and then you can open them up to look through them later (like photo albums) when you want.

1.Make gift tags for presents you give.
2.Cut out into shapes and make a garland (or 2 or 3 Wink ).
3.Make a montage/collage out of smaller cut outs from your favourite cards.
4.Keep in bundles tied with ribbons in catorgories by year or person given to or occasions etc. Then keep bundles in a big box, such as a nice hat box or a recovered shoe box.

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« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2011 01:25:12 PM »

If you really want to keep them, there are online companies that will bind them into books for you. Or maybe you could bind them yourself

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