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Old, used greeting cards?


Friday, May 24, 2013

I was going through my mom's wedding scrapbook from over 50 years ago.

I love old greeting cards.

Any suggestions as to what to do with the old cards?

I really don't need to remake tons of wedding cards. LOL
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LNSYLVSDOGS 8/9/2013 3:09PM

    Hey, I was also thinking that you could use the old cards to make some bookmarks. You could glue onto a backing paper (or fabric). You could edge them with scraps of lace, or not. emoticon

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LNSYLVSDOGS 8/4/2013 7:18PM

    Idk about the wedding cards. But, my favorite thing to do with Christmas cards (or any other with a pic that can be used for this....), is to cut the pic off the front of the card....cut another piece of paper in the same shape, but slighter larger....glue the pic onto the backing paper. You use these for gift tags...Christmas, or other types.

I use card stock as the paper that I glue the pic onto. BUT, you could use the lightweight cardboard from a cereal box (as a for instance.) You could cut the cardboard the same size as the design you've cut out (make it a circle, square, or any shape you prefer...something that looks good with your card design.) Make sure that when you glue (I use a glue stick, the kind they use in school craft projects, etc) the printed side of the cardboard to the back of your card. That way, the plain side will be the side that you can write your TO & FROM. If you have spare scraps of lace (or any other embellishment you want to use), these could be used to edge your gift tag, or something like that. I had so many of these handmade gift tags that I ended up having to get rid of a bunch of them. LOL. Well, the prob happened when I started to use the little square designs from that back of a fancy calendar pkg? So, every year I got a nice doggy calendar, for instance, there were 12 lil squares of doggy pix to use. A lot of times I didn't glue something on the back of a card or design. Sometimes, I just cut it in a nice shape and used as is. emoticon

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HICKORYRN 7/4/2013 6:09PM

    I found this idea:

Turn into A Book: Send your greetings to Cards for Keeps and they'll transform them into a bound book. If you're feeling crafty, you can try doing this yourself by following the blog Something Turquoise's DIY tutorial.

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CHERYLE51 5/25/2013 7:57PM

    I agree that I would put your favorites in a picture frame. I just printed out a saying about adoption that is going to be framed.

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JESUSLIGHTSMEUP 5/25/2013 11:22AM

  I would get picture frames for each of them and scatter them through out my home because each one deserves their own personal picture frame. It may take awhile but it sure will be worth it. The comment from SHERIO5 is also a very good idea, both of them.

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SHERIO5 5/25/2013 7:10AM

    A younger friend put hers in a glass fronted shadow/memory box with other memorabilia from her wedding...I've seen people turn greeting cards into ornaments or origami...

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ECONLADY 5/25/2013 1:36AM

    I'm not creative, so other than scrapbook them I don't know.

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