I am sentimental when it comes to cards. I save almost all of them. I really don’t know why. I have boxes of old cards just waiting for me to do something with them. I could recycle them – that has been hubby’s suggestion for quite some time now. But I haven’t been able to part with them.
Amidst one of my many nocturnal stirs last night, it dawned on me (pun intended)! I am going to use the cards for scrapbooks! I thought it would be great to incorporate some of the Valentine’s Day hearts, Christmas angels, anniversary couples, new baby card rattles, and all those beautiful flowers (that adorn most cards) into my scrapbook page designs. I have stuff from my childhood and the early years of my oldest daughter, the baby is beginning to get a collection as well. And I’ve saved a bunch of stuff from when hubby and I were dating (and beyond, obviously).
The best part about it? Besides the fact I get to use the cards for something sentimental, I get to reuse/repurpose those old cards! So I’m being green while being creative!
Who knows when I will actually complete one of these, but I like to think they’re ongoing as long as we’re all alive. Here are some fantastic scrapbooks for inspiration:
All the above images are original scrapbook layouts from scrapbook.com‘s gallery.
Do you scrapbook? Or have a useful way to repurpose old greeting/holiday cards? If so, please share a link or comment below!