Tuesday, November 16, 2010

HOW TO USE YOUR OLD CHRISTMAS CARDS

Do you hate to throw away all of those beautiful cards that your family and friends send you for Christmas? I have always kept mine! I started running out of space to store them, after many years. So, I made this album several years ago using 3 white paper bags. I decorated the pages with old Christmas cards from family and friends.





This shows a pocket formed from the opening of the bag. You can add photos, journaling mats and keepsakes to the three pockets in the album.








The word "JOY" is added to this frame using Gold Glitter Glue. The top of the frame was left open to add a photo. The circle and swirl were cut from Christmas cards with punches. On the page to the right, I added part of a card to form a pocket for the tags.



These Christmas tree lights were cut out of a patterned gift box. I drew them on the backside of the box, cut them out and added sequins.




The purple frame was left open at the top to add a photo.




This was torn away from an envelope that one of the cards came in and then the edges were inked with red ink,




Please leave a comment on this post, if you liked my Christmas Card Album Idea, letting me know that you liked it. Thank for looking and don't throw those cards away!!!!

9 comments:

Colleen said...

I save ALL my cards and my husband twitches every year. Cute idea! Love the fact that the stamp is $.37...

Debra said...

HI Debra, I loved this idea-I have years of old christmas cards from family and friends-what kind of white bags are you using? thanks, you are so creative. Debra Goocher Morgan

Debra Pate said...

DEBRA MORGAN: They are just regular lunch bags!

Anonymous said...

Adorable idea. Great blog. Met u on scorpalpals on yahoo. :) Kimmie k stamping freak. Lol

Sharon said...

Thanks for the nice comment on The Hive post. I LOVE this album!!! I've got tons of old cards that I just can't throw away and this is just what I needed! Thanks! I can also use them on some of my mini albums. Oh boy!

Lynda said...

What a great idea! I keep all of our Christmas cards also and just didn't know what to do with all of them but couldn't part with them!

Pat said...

Great ideas - I love to recycle too!

Scrapping Galaxy said...

love this idea. I might try making an album for my 30th birthday this way using birthday cards
My only question is where to find white lunch bags

Jaye said...

Great idea! Would that be a nice guest book for the holidays?