Sunday, September 27, 2009

Scalloped Punches and Greeting Cards

We've had a busy few days. So I don't have any scrapbook pages or project ready to share for Scrapbook Sunday today. But in the past Noelle shared her favorite tools, so I thought I'd share an easy way I combine my scrapbooking punches and old greeting cards to get more use out of them.
Many cards have lovely illustrations and are professionally designed, and we get a lot at our household. I can't keep all of them but don't like to just throw them away. So lately I've been taking them and punching the best parts of the designs out with my scalloped circle and square punches.

Then I let ER use them in collage art projects, use them to decorate new cards that she can send as thank yous, or just play with them. She likes to lay them all out in a row and look at them. Plus then I don't have to buy as many stickers, she can just glue a couple of these on to her papers or in her little notebooks. As many people pointed out in the comment section, they are also great to use as gift tags. I've also seen them used to make mini garlands. I forgot to mention that the first time around. Thanks everyone for the reminders!

More Scrapbook Sunday posts over at Noelle, Holly, and Vickie.

6 Friends Said:

Anonymous said...

Good idea, Katie! There's a scallop punch on sale right now but I'm hoping it will go even lower! Do you know, if anyone make bigger ones? ♥

♥ Noelle ♥ said...

i have thought so many times about using images off of cards too! i always feel bad throwing cards away so this is a great way to re-use them!! thanks for sharing!

The Activity Mom said...

I need to get more of these punches! I also cut out the designs on Christmas cards and use them for gift tags the next year.

Vickie said...

That is a good idea!! The girls will love it!

Now I have to get a scallop punch:)

Dawn said...

I've been wanting to get some of these punches-great idea!!

Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog said...

I love reusing greeting cards like this! We turn them into gift tags by using a hole punch and some ribbon. I love how you let ER create things with them too!

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