Monday, August 27, 2007

Recycled Greeting Card Boxes

I'm always tinkering with quick and easy craft projects, but it seems that every year around this time, they take over my work area. Sometimes it's because I feel like I haven't accomplished anything all summer and I'm in a rush to make a lot of things, but usually it's because I'm already thinking ahead to all the fun stuff I want to make for the holidays. Today, I amused myself with these greeting card boxes. These are fun and easy to make, and they cost absolutely nothing! This is a great way to recycle all those greeting cards you receive for birthdays and holidays. They can be used for party favors, tree ornaments, or gift boxes. You can also keep your favorites and use them, as I often do, to store small things in your studio. Once you make a few of these, you'll start examining all the cards you receive for their box potential. I'll post directions as soon as I have a chance to take some step-by-step photos.


Suzan-- said...

Hello!! I love the little boxes, and the tacks, the stamped pictures, and your DCM card is FANTASTIC!!!SO PRETTY!!!

Thank you for your comment on my blog--as to answer your question about how I do so many, and execute so many ideas--first--I have no ideas...I just assembly line the backgrounds, then I find images that I like, then I find little pieces to add balance, and then I find words..and poof--they are done...LOL. Sometimes this works--sometimes, I throw stuff away....LOL..

Cheryl Finley: said...

This is a brilliant idea! I'd love to make some so I'll stay tuned! Don't ya love inventing new stuff...and ways of doing things.
Just yestearday I took a colorful page (of nice weight) from a magazine and used it as giftwrap...good for the environment...and very unique!

Thanks for inspiring, Cheryl!

Lise Richards said...

ok I have a stack of greeting cards that I just can't part with - I must know the secret to making these!