Tuesday, January 8, 2013

What To Do With Old Christmas Cards

Hi, Friends

First off I wanted to share with you all an awesome link party taking place at One Tough Mother. Kirsten is hosting a special link party. What's so special? Well, you have to use a particular material to link up to this party. This month is burlap, so if you have a burlap project you have done or going to do link it up to One Tough Mother. Link party is live now and will close by January 22, 2013.

I wanted to give you some ideas for those beautiful Christmas cards you received from family and friends. I hate to toss any kind of greeting cards for one main reason greeting cards are so expensive. So, here are some of the ways I try to use greeting, birthday, Christmas cards. I incorporate them in my scrape book, or make post cards out of them, gift tags, labels, use them as a matte in picture frames, use as art and I decoupage with them.

I love to make them all different sizes and by using ribbon, twin, buttons, glitter or just about anything to embellish these lovely tags or post cards. Also do you see on the bottom back these two vintage Christmas cards? I gave those to my aunt back in 74 & 75. She saved them after all these years love! Do you see that handsome Santa Claus card? It came from a dear blogger all the way from the UK. This card is an actually photo she took and made into a card. You can see her beautiful work at - www.etsy.com/shop/LittlePhotoHut.

Don't tosses those expensive greeting cards out instead reused them and give them new life. Thank you for stopping by and LOVE you SWEET comments, so drop me a line. Have a great day!



  1. What a cute idea! :) And thanks for the shout out! Can't wait for our super cool linky together next month - WOO HOO!

  2. How clever and cute! Also, thanks for providing a link to the party. I went and joined :)

  3. Very creative and cute :) Thanks for sharing your wonderful ideas.


  4. So glad others are on the "same page" w me. We have been getting cards in the mail regularly for months [ an on going serious health issue] and as I read these it just ocurred to me..'what a shame to trash these beautiful cards"...A project was born! Tools: craft scissors/asst patterns; Asst colors embroidery thread/many options here, hole punch, spray glitter /The end product: 1. Gift Tags 2. Book Marks
    *The bookmarks a great little 'thinking of you' item when you have a large group/a club, Bible Study group or just neighbors to whom you would like to have a little "I made it for you" to share at Christmastime but of course ANYTIME. You get the idea..soooooooooo simple! Leftovers?? {that's your ready stash for months]


    1. Thank you Jonell, for stopping by. I appreciate it.


  5. Clever! Thank you for sharing at the hop xo

  6. This is a great idea, Vanessa. Very creative, colorful and *fun* :D


  7. Pretty recycle! It's nice to see those lovely prints put to use longer.

    <3 Christina at I Gotta Create!
    Thank you for partying with the Wildly Original Crowd.


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