Make Your Own Cards

Posted on December 7, 2007 by Allie


If you’re planning to send holiday cards this year, consider making your own out of recycled materials.

I’ve been saving magazines and scraps of pretty paper all year. Using a few decorative punches, and a glue stick, I mounted shapes on to recycled card stock and used rubber stamps to spell out holiday greetings.

You can get really creative with your reused materials. I made snowflakes out of scrap computer paper, aluminum foil, paper bags, and even the foil top from my vitamin bottle. The cards are easy to make. This would be a good project to do with your kids.

Not feeling crafty? Make sure to purchase cards printed on recycled paper, and consider sending postcards instead to cut down on paper.


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  1. so cute!! an inspiration to me on a day of procrastination at work :)

    December 18th, 2007 at 5:35 pm
    Comment by nicole
  2. [...] can make them yourself with recycled materials like these holiday cards or turn your holiday cards into thank you [...]

    January 14th, 2008 at 4:59 pm
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If It Doesn’t Smell, Don’t Wash It


According to Real Simple, if every American made an effort to launder less — cutting out just one load of laundry a week per household — we’d save enough water to fill seven million swimming pools each year.

So if it looks clean, and it smells clean, call it clean and wear it again. Consider hanging worn clothes out on your clothesline to freshen them up between wearings.

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