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December 02, 2010


Alice Clark

What do I do with old Christmas cards? Save!

I have years' worth of cards, stacked up in back of my closet.
Recently, I used about 60 -- punched circles and stars and glued them to string for a garland.

I'm sure that "1000 More Greetings" would inspire and amaze. Your single example is cool!


Just the push I needed for that Sizzix die (much quicker and easier than doing it manually! I love your card, and your idea. I save my cards - the homemade ones stay as they are. Store bought ones are cut up (as you did with the deer), or punched into tags and other embellisments for future projects! You know us crafters - we are the best recyclers in the world!


so far I save ALL my cards, not only Christmas cards. For this year I'm thinking of binding all of them together, to save them from being tucked away in a box.


I recently saw a garland on TV that was made out of old cards strung together with ribbon. I want to make one when I take my card display down at the end of this year.


I save all my Christmas cards and actually make a scrapbook page since most of the cards I receive have photos on them. Great idea for the gift card holder!

Beth Watson

Gift Tags for next year! Love your upcycled Reindeer!

Melony Bradley

I love the layout of this card and that you used recycled cards to die cut the reindeer- I will have to think about saving this years cards to make something for next year- thanks for the tip

Karen B.

We had the same idea! I put a prancing reindeer on my project this week, too! I absolutely love your card, especially the way the GCH is integrated into your background scene and tucked to the side to allow full view of the tree. I love asymmetrical cards like this. Brilliant! Using recycled holiday cards is brilliant, too. Thank you for using my die!

Kathy Peterson Inspired

Oh I love those reindeer and thanks for the info on the book too.


I always save and recycle Christmas cards in other craft projects. Of course, the few that I receive hand made are not recycled, but placed in my saved cards album for future inspiration. I would love to win this book!

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