Wednesday, May 13, 2009

WFMW - Reusing Cards

I used to be crafty and hand stamped many of my own cards that I would give with gifts. However, two kids later and not near as much time in a day as I need... I no longer seem to do that. Also, if you look at the price on many of the cards, I find it crazy to spend $3,4,5 on a card that oftentimes will end up in the trash can of the recipient.

So, my solution.

On cards that I receive, I simply cut off the front half of the card at the fold. Then I store it away for future use of my own. When it's time to give a gift, I simply look through my stash and find the perfect "new baby" card, or "congratulations" card, or "wedding" card, etc. Then I write a message on the blank back of the card, punch a hole in the top left corner, and tie it onto the gift bag with some pretty ribbon.

Voila!

It's an easy way to send the very best!

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7 comments:

thecarrikers said...

clever! i love it!

Jen said...

I do this too!! :) some I save and some I re-use! :)

Jenny @ Another Jennifer Speaks said...

interesting.

Rona's Home Page said...

That's a smart idea.
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Jennifer said...

What a clever idea-- love it!! =)

Bek said...

Great idea Michelle! I'll have to remember to save my cards now!

Emily said...

Great idea thanks!! I'm always saving those cards, but never quite knew what to do with them all! Thanks for stopping by!