by Julie and Bill Stephani
throw away old greeting cards! Use them to make new ones, plus
a whole bunch of gift items.
You will need:
- Brown paper bag
- Wrapping paper
- Greeting cards
- Black marker
- Paper glue and fabric
- Decorative edge scissors
- Cut designs and patterns,
etc from old cards, wrapping paper or fabric with plain or
decorative edge scissors then use to decorate the following
stationery items you can make from old grocery bags:
Note-Cards. Trace around a used envelope then draw another
line 1/8" inside first line. Cut out along inside line.
Fold brown paper in half. Place one long edge of pattern along
the fold of paper. Trace and cut out.
Envelopes. Open up a used envelope, trace around it onto brown
paper and cut out. Fold envelope using original one as a guide.
Ornaments, Gift Tags, or Magnets. Cut out design and glue
onto brown paper. Cut out brown paper, leaving a 1/8"
to 1/4" border. For magnets, glue one on center back
of brown paper. For ornaments or gift tags, punch a hole at
center top of design. Insert a string through the hole then
- To finish, make tiny
stitch marks around the design or around the edges of your
note card or envelope. Write in your own personal messages.
Add tiny ribbon bows, tassels, or charms for a special decoration.
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