recycled greeting cards
Some people save all the greeting cards they’ve ever received. Such was the case with the mom of someone I know. When she passed last year, he and his sibling lovingly sorted through the belongings in her home where he was surprised to discover a treasure trove of greeting cards. Hundreds received through the years.
I’m touched and grateful that he brought some to me for crafting. And I’ve used a few from her collection to create my own note cards.
This generously sized fold-over is made from one half of an extra large format greeting card. The colorful printed shapes came from a variety of others. I originally saw the folded floral design at mondocherry. Using a heart shaped punch, you merely fold the hearts in half and glue one side to your area in an arc, circle or other pleasing shape.
That’s just some kind of fabulous, isn’t it?! The oversized heart punch I used gives the flower a mod 1970s feeling. Sort of like the logo for the Mike Douglas talk show back in the day. Anyone remember that? Anyone? OK, forget it.
Point is, they’re easy, clever, and it’s a totally fabulous way to recycle colorful paper and used greeting cards.
Happy punching and thank you for stopping by 🙂