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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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.
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Does anyone have any ideas for using used greeting cards for craft projects?
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.
Any suggestions for recycling old birthday and greeting cards?
monnat96 from Pingree Grove, IL
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.
Does anyone one remember making pictures 3D, and framing them in shadow box frames?
How do you make waste baskets out of greeting cards?
Beth from Riverview, Michigan
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.
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.
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.
Recycle your old Christmas cards into these cute little slipper decorations. This is a page about making a recycled Christmas card slipper craft.
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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.
Save old greeting cards to use in scrapbooking, either for the poem or for the heading of a page.