Posted on October 18, 2010

Tuesday “Eve” Tip – Recycling Old Holiday Cards


You've heard of Christmas Eve? Well, we have some exciting news to deliver tomorrow so the Tuesday Tip comes on Monday, also known as "Tuesday Eve"…lol!

Handcrafting holiday cards can be a family affair in which young and old alike can participate. One fun way to create new cards is to start with old cards that you have saved from years gone by. Cards created with patterned paper work best. I've found two ways that work for me:

1. Use Christmas-shaped punches, (our Extra Large Ornament Punch works great), to punch out shapes from the old cards and incorporate into a new card. Another idea… use cookie cutters! Trace around the shape, and then cut out. Younger children love this; try using a Gingerbread Man or Snowman cutter.

2. Cut random-sized pieces from old cards and then either "paper-piece" together to create a "collage" background or border or use as a decorative strip. Add stamped images, embellishments, and a greeting, if desired,  to create a finished card. I used this method in today's card and combined with our Dasher Stamp, Real Red 1/8 " Taffeta Ribbon, a button from our Candy Cane Big Designer Button pack and card stock.

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