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Sunday, June 17, 2012

Re-purposed Cards

I have told you before, I am CHEAP! Well, not really cheap but I am thrifty. I hate to waste things. Week before last I was in Fredonia teaching a card class to my Fredonia Card Girls. *HI Girls!* Both my Sister Pat & her friend (and mine, too) Kathie, sent me Thank you notes. It was very unnecessary, but nice. They are both excellent card makers and I couldn't throw the cards away.... so I made new cards with them. 
Kathie's card is the first one. She used the butterfly corner embossing folder by Darice.  The butterflies are Martha Stewart punches and the large white one is an EK punch. It is a REALLY pretty card. It was note card sized so I mounted the card front on a piece of rust colored card stock and then to a 5x7 white card. I love the swirls of the background and the butterflies are all so pretty!
Pats card is the second one, an equally stunning card! It uses strips of Jillibean Soup Watermelon 6x6 pad. The Thanks is a Cricut cut.  I didn't have to do anything to her card ~ just mount it on a 5x7 white card. I really love the card, especially the 2 red strips. You have seen cards here before from that piece.
So, be cheap like me and re-use cards others send to you! You will end up with pretty cards you can use for yourself! When I send one of my cards, I never write in it. I always put my writing on a piece of paper, usually a sheet of my personalized note paper, and leave the card for the recipient to use! If I can, I include an envelope. Most people don't have extra envelopes lying around, like we do ;)
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1 comment:

  1. Thanks, Suze! I do send the cards you send to me, too! Yep, that is thrifty, NOT cheap!