Thursday, January 6, 2011

Repurposing Christmas cards

Last week, when I was taking down my Christmas cards (I clothespin them to a giant framed piece of chicken wire. I'll have to show you sometime...) Anyways. When I was taking down the cards, I fell in love with one that was sent to us from my husband's grandmother. The vintage Santa was just too cool to recycle, so I decided he was going to be repurposed. I cut Santa and the sentiment out of the front of the card and used it on the following layout about our Christmas Eve tradition...


The journaling reads: Every Christmas Eve the girls get to open their "Christmas jammies". This year they were pink with frogs and a polka dot robe.

**Everything on this layout (except santa and the "jolly good cheer") came from the January TSM kit!!!

You could take all those cards you have and punch them into tags for next years gifts, or drop them off at your local Elementary School (they use them to make wrapping paper for the handmade gifts the kids make).

Kim Garner took all her photo cards and created layouts with all the photos...

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!
Happy Scrapping!

8 comments:

Carol said...

What a fantastic way to reuse and to keep Christmas card memories! TFS

A splash of Sherry said...

Those are two of the most awesome ideas. Love that Santa on your layout!!!! Now I'm gonna go look at my cards!!

Laurie! said...

Oh my goodness, such great ideas here. I clothes-pinned my cards to a string of yarn this year, which didn't really work so great, so next year I'm going to have to check out the chicken wire method. I'm also planning on repurposing my cards.

Shelley Haganman said...

You are so smart!

Sara Zenger said...

Love this idea! I posted this on my Friday Favorites http://sarazenger.blogspot.com/

Jocelyn said...

Great idea!!!!! I saved some of my favorites from this year!!!!

LOVE!!!!!!!!!!!!! TFS!!!!!!!!

Have a great one!!!

Sarah said...

I've always held onto my favorite greeting cards for this exact reason. What a wonderful way to save a memento from a loved one (and make the layout even cuter too).

talha said...

I love this idea and i will try by my own.

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