Give Cards from the Heart

How many times have your received duplicate holiday cards or a repeated card from the previous year? Rather than purchasing mass produced holiday cards, why not try your hand at creating a designer original? Not only will it come from the heart, it will be more thoughtful and unique than any card you could buy. You will see a noticeable difference in the reaction when you give a handmade card. It will also more likely be saved as a keepsake rather than tossed into the recycling bin.

These cards were made entirely out of recycled materials. I colorwashed paper from a magazine and maded ruffled strips to make the tree. I used magazine pages to create the snowman body, braided yarn for the scarf and glued on twigs for the arms.

Look around your house – you might surprise yourself with amazing cards you can create with the things you have on-hand. This is also a great project to do with kids.

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