Free, Unique Scrapbooking Supplies

Greeting card pictures and textured paper make great scrapbooking materials.
By Jessica Cadeau
August/September 2009
Add to My MSN

Don't be afraid to use images on old holiday cards like this one as scrapbooking supplies.
ILLUSTRATION: FIFTYFOUR MEDIA/FOTOLIA


Content Tools

Related Content

Go-To Garden Supplies for the After-Work Rush to the Garden

I keep a kit of handy garden supplies waiting in my car, so I can head straight to the garden and ta...

What home DIY or remodel project do you most want to do, but haven’t yet?

Home improvement stores offer free DIY classes. What project have you not started yet but dream of d...

How to Make Your Own Paper

If you have a lot of excess scrap paper like I do, it’s time to put that waste to better use. Read t...

10 Common Medical Pitfalls

Not feeling so hot? Time magazine offers 10 things to consider before your next visit to the doctor.

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








Post a comment below.

 

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.








Subscribe Today - Pay Now & Save 66% Off the Cover Price

First Name: *
Last Name: *
Address: *
City: *
State/Province: *
Zip/Postal Code:*
Country:
Email:*
(* indicates a required item)
Canadian subs: 1 year, (includes postage & GST). Foreign subs: 1 year, . U.S. funds.
Canadian Subscribers - Click Here
Non US and Canadian Subscribers - Click Here

Lighten the Strain on the Earth and Your Budget

MOTHER EARTH NEWS is the guide to living — as one reader stated — “with little money and abundant happiness.” Every issue is an invaluable guide to leading a more sustainable life, covering ideas from fighting rising energy costs and protecting the environment to avoiding unnecessary spending on processed food. You’ll find tips for slashing heating bills; growing fresh, natural produce at home; and more. MOTHER EARTH NEWS helps you cut costs without sacrificing modern luxuries.

At MOTHER EARTH NEWS, we are dedicated to conserving our planet’s natural resources while helping you conserve your financial resources. That’s why we want you to save money and trees by subscribing through our earth-friendly automatic renewal savings plan. By paying with a credit card, you save an additional $5 and get 6 issues of MOTHER EARTH NEWS for only $12.00 (USA only).

You may also use the Bill Me option and pay $17.00 for 6 issues.