Free, Unique Scrapbooking Supplies

Greeting card pictures and textured paper make great scrapbooking materials.
By Jessica Cadeau
August/September 2009
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Don't be afraid to use images on old holiday cards like this one as scrapbooking supplies.
ILLUSTRATION: FIFTYFOUR MEDIA/FOTOLIA


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While we were going through our wedding cards, it dawned on me that I could reuse them for scrapbooking supplies. In addition to the lovely pictures, some of the cards had poems inside that I could cut out. Some even had a vellum layer that could be carefully taken off and reused.

All of this can be done with birthday, graduation and holiday cards as well.

Jessica Cadeau
Newberry, Michigan

Recycled cards also make great gift tags. — MOTHER








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Patricia Capracotta
12/9/2011 9:44:47 PM
I do this too! Great to have a ready made supply of this stuff on hand isn't it? Die cuts are costly to buy ;)

Christie_2
7/15/2009 8:51:37 AM
Old cards can also be used as small gift boxes with a bit of origami magic. Several simple box-folding techniques are online.














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