Greeting Cards Crafts?

Old 07-27-2009, 01:14 PM
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I ran across a yard sale that had a huge lot of new name brand Valentine greeting cards....over 800 of them...but not very many envelopes. I was wondering if there are some crafty items that people make out of these? Ideas? They were cheap so I couldn't pass them up. :-)
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Old 07-27-2009, 05:09 PM
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I saw an amazing wreath made of cards cut into shapes glued onto toothpicks and arranged into a Styrofoam wreath. These would look great cut into hearts.
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Old 07-27-2009, 07:29 PM
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I would say make some envelopes for them and use them as a card. They are not hard to make really from the heavier type paper you can get at the craft stores. Or you could check at a scrapbook store for envelope templets.

I have made kids placemats from cut up christmas cards. You elmer's glue them collage style onto lace or paper and then enclose it in clear contact plastic sheets. Run a stitch around the edges and then cut them out just beyond that with pinking sheers. Kids love them.

I also made the cut outs on a kabob sticks and then arrange them like flowers in into a cute pot that has the styrofoam glued inside. Add some greenery on top of the strofoam to hide it. Oh, I add some ribbon and decorations to the pot as a finishing touch.
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Old 07-28-2009, 08:31 AM
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If they are all about the same size, I think one can buy/order envelopes from a printing place. (If you want to send them)
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Old 07-28-2009, 09:04 AM
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You could cut some up into quilt blocks and mount and frame them.
I have also seen them cut into abstract shapes and strips and put together as large wall hangings. If you glued them to a black background and left even spaces between it looks like stained glass work.
Paper can be used like fabrics and vice versa :wink:
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Old 07-28-2009, 12:35 PM
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Greeting cards make the best little gift boxes! Just cut the corners and fold and half and bottom half for the box..can put money, gift cards a love note, etc in them. Or if you have a ton of them and don't know what to do w/them...donate to your day care! They love to have 'stuff' to make their own crafts...Skeat
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Old 07-28-2009, 05:41 PM
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From out of left field.. I know years ago the veterans hospitals use to have a big push for people to send valentines to the veterans in the hospitals. just a thought
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