Repurposing Old Christmas Cards
So today lets actually get into some crafting! I wanted to write a (very) short post today about just how simple a craft project can be. We are talking Christmas cards! My boyfriend and I just moved into our own apartment and I am extremely excited about being able to send our own Christmas cards this year. Making Christmas cards may seem like a time-consuming task, but it can actually be a very quick project! It is so easy to repurpose old Christmas cards you have been sent or buy deeply clearanced pre-made card sold in after-Christmas sales and make them into something fresh for the upcoming holiday. Below are some examples of Christmas cards I've freshened up! Also please feel free to use this simple technique for giving new life to cards for any holiday you celebrate!
The snowman and tree cards are excellent examples of pre-made cards that I had been sent and gave new life. For these two, I cut the fronts of the original cards off and trimmed them down, then stuck them on some plain, brown card bases I had. A few extra touches here and there and they were done! The Merry Christmas card had been handmade by someone else and I reused it in a similar way, cutting and pasting the pieces I wanted to add to the new card. Doing something as easy as cutting out the image you want and adding it to a new card base can make a huge difference and make your Christmas cards look like something you spent a lot of time on.
In theory, this is all you would need for this quick project:
- Old/Cheap Christmas Cards
- Paper that can be folded into solid card bases and some envelopes that match (an 8 1/2 by 11 inch piece of cardstock can easily be made into 2 card bases OR I recommend buying solid card bases and envelopes that are already made and folded for you; they are cheap and worth the price especially for a quick project!)
- Scissors or a paper cutter
- Double-sided tape or craft adhesive
- Any embellishments you want to add such as ribbon, sparkles etc.
That's really all I have for today, but just wanted to write something quick to show how simple a craft project can be. You don't always have to start from scratch to make something exciting!
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I am a 26-year-old crafter and baker from New Hampshire!