RECYCLED CHRISTMAS CARDS?

What did you do with the  Christmas cards you received last year?  There are lots of things that you can make, this is what I came up with from last years cards… for this years pressies!

SAM_2041

The cards…

SAM_3530

So, this is what you start with a heap of Christmas cards from previous years that you have kept “just in case” …

SAM_2039

SAM_3537

You  will need to treat your self to a few punches… I bought these four as I liked the traditional “luggage” style shape label, however I am rather fond of a circle label too!  They are fairly expensive, naturally pricy for the larger ones from £10 to  £12 ish,  the smaller ones about £5 to £8 each.  Good thing about this  investment is that you will NEVER have to buy a label-tag  EVER ever EVER  again!

Okay, off we go!

SAM_3601

Look through your cards, some are better than others as you can position the punch right over a cute Santa, Robin, Snowman or a little Christmas scene.

SAM_3597

SAM_2040

Some cards are just brilliant for a funky pattern…

SAM_3544

SAM_3602

With a bog standard stationery hole punch, make a little hole to thread your ribbon, string, curling tape…

SAM_3538

The “spoils” tip into your paper recycle bin.

SAM_4812

Wrap your gift and thread a label on to the ribbon…

SAM_4805

… or make a batch of  the labels ready for when you are about to start wrapping your gifts…

SAM_4806

SAM_4807

And, the luggage shape style…

SAM_4810

Some made from plain  card, ideal if you have fancy gift wrap paper.

Do the same with saved Birthday cards…

SAM_4824

… and some from plain, spotty, stripy, floral novelty printed cards for really any subject or occasion!

The possibilities are endless…

Thanks for visiting, tell me what you have made with your last years Christmas cards.

Bye for now, Jay x

My little extra snippet for you from Snoo “….Humming birds are the only birds that can fly backwards….”

 

 

Advertisements

3 thoughts on “RECYCLED CHRISTMAS CARDS?

  1. Another great and interesting blog Jay. I know that, just in case I even need them thing…. I hope you and yours have a great, happy and safe Christmas and New Year. Maxie

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s