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recycled greeting cards

March 21, 2012

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.

Source: via Diane on Pinterest


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 🙂




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17 Comments leave one →
  1. March 22, 2012 12:19 am

    Diane, these are absolutely DARLING! And perfect for spring!

    How CLEVER you are! These cards would even look beautiful framed; placed on a wall in a grouping.

    “Sort of like the logo for the Mike Douglas talk show back in the day. Anyone remember that? Anyone? OK, forget it.;

    YES! I do remember the logo for the Mike Douglas show and you’re right, that’s exactly what they look like!

    Thanks for sharing, dear friend! LOVED em’!

    Hope you had a wonderful Wednesday!

    X to you and Cristybella!

    • Terri Blunk permalink
      January 11, 2013 6:33 pm

      Yes I remember Mick Douglas Ron…..Loved it!! She does some really nice work doesn’t she. I love the use of color.

  2. susan gillenwaters permalink
    March 22, 2012 12:24 am

    absolutely darling – i love these.

  3. March 22, 2012 1:01 am

    Oh wow Diane, these are absolutely gorgeous and how cool that they are recycled. You are one amazingly creative artist.

  4. March 22, 2012 5:05 pm

    Actually~yes, I do remember that! I love the card, and your inspiration photo. It looks like a fun project!

  5. Anna permalink
    March 22, 2012 10:14 pm

    What a wonderful idea…
    …. from now on,
    ……….. I will not throw away cards any more

  6. March 26, 2012 9:11 am

    What a great idea! I always save mine for a while thinking I’ll come up with an idea on how to use them. This is perfect.

  7. April 1, 2012 12:55 pm

    This is so cute! I love this idea – will have to try it some time.

  8. April 3, 2012 5:05 pm

    What a smart idea! Our Beautify It Monday link party is open now and we’d love for you to link this up!

  9. April 16, 2012 9:23 pm

    These are super cute! Love it!

  10. July 21, 2012 10:31 am

    I love this look! I will definitely have to try it out!

  11. November 24, 2014 6:15 am

    wow! this looks so amazing use of Christmas Cards


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