Reusing and Repurposing Christmas Cards
I am very sentimental and I do not throw away cards people give me – just ask my family and they’ll nod as they recall the boxes of “special Stephanie papers” they’ve helped me move over the years. This year I got bold and tried something I’ve never done before. I saved the message from past Christmas cards, and lifted elements from the front of a few cards to re-use for other cards. This is something I’m sure a lot of creative people do, but it was new to me. I like to recycle and reuse things, so I was happy that I could make three new cards to send from one pretty card I had received in the past.
These are the three cards I made from the card. The cards came together so quickly because the embellishments were already done. I just added a little ribbon, maybe some gems, Stickles glitter glue, a sticker and a fun edge punch… and voila!
I used cardstock from the DCWV Shimmer Stack to make these cards. I am hooked on shimmery paper! You may clack any picture for a larger image.
This picture doesn’t show the gold edge like the first main picture does, but I thought it would be a good card for my brother, a proud UW Husky Alum.
I encourage you to save your Christmas cards and look at them with a creative eye. Can you reuse elements from them to make more cards? How many can you make from just one card? Stretch yourself and get creative! 🙂 Thank you for reading my blog.