Crafts Using Greeting Cards

February 24, 2010

Finished tile trivet project (square format).I cut and save the fronts of all of my received greeting cards. These are great for scrapbooking. I use my scissors to cut flowers, words, scenes, tiny birds, holiday scenes, etc. It saves so much money.


A really cool thing is my local thrift shop sells bundles of old greeting cards for 75 cents! Some of these old cards have beautiful prints and illustrations. These can also be used to make new cards to send.

By Carol Young from Landisville, PA

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December 6, 2007

This is a no-cost project that will occupy your kids for a while. Let the kids cut characters from the fronts of old greeting cards. These may be animals, people, snowmen, etc.

Greeting Card Finger Puppets

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July 3, 2013

Does anyone have any ideas for using used greeting cards for craft projects?

By Susan


August 21, 20131 found this helpful
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I took some vintage post cards and found scrapbooking paper that they looked good with. Then I put them in old picture frames that I bought from thrift stores, yard sales, etc. They are now hanging on the wall going up the stair case in my house. Makes for interesting wall art, and you can always change them out easily for different seasons or holidays.

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January 14, 2008

Any suggestions for recycling old birthday and greeting cards?

monnat96 from Pingree Grove, IL


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January 19, 20082 found this helpful
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I have used old Christmas cards for years as gift tags. cut out picture on front of card, punch hole in corner, tie skinny ribbon thru hole about 2 inches long to tie to package.


Write to and from on back. Everyone likes them because they are large enough to read easily.

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October 9, 2014

Does anyone one remember making pictures 3D, and framing them in shadow box frames?

By Lynn

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November 3, 2006

How do you make waste baskets out of greeting cards?

Beth from Riverview, Michigan

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April 5, 2017

Give sentimental or funny greeting cards a longer life by sharing them a second time. This page explains how easy it is to reuse greeting cards as postcards.

Writing a stack of postcards

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January 21, 2016

Old greeting cards can be used in many crafts. Use a favorite one to make a unique trivet. This is a page about making a greeting card trivet.

Finished tile trivet project (square format).

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August 7, 2018

Greeting cards are a good craft supply to keep on hand; there are so many uses they can be put to. One easy and fun project is to make bookmarks from them.


They make great all around gifts and remembrance gifts.


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April 3, 2017

Recycle your old Christmas cards into these cute little slipper decorations. This is a page about making a recycled Christmas card slipper craft.

Recycled Christmas Card Slippers

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February 24, 2010

We want to keep the memories so when we do scrapbook pages, we cut pictures from some of our old greeting cards people have sent us.

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January 14, 2008
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May 20, 2009

Save old greeting cards to use in scrapbooking, either for the poem or for the heading of a page.

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