Making Greeting Card Collage from Old Greeting Cards
Here's one easy way to reuse, remake, and recycle unwanted greeting cards
Want to get rid of old or unwanted greeting cards? Turn them into greeting card collage creations.
Another alternative is to trash them in the recycle bin. But where's the fun, challenge, and adventure in that?
Besides, usually, putting together a collage greeting card art involves using new materials.
But if the goal is to make a
-usual card, then utilizing non -new materials is a good place to start.
One option is to chop up the old cards into tiny confetti pieces. Then use the pieces to create the greeting card art.
However, the collage card featured here follows a simpler
approach: cutting out and using specific and identifiable shapes,
figures, symbols, and letters.
Obviously, this card is a great way to encourage someone, especially after an on-stage performance.
Apart from this, it's also cool for saying thank you. By the way, there's more on this in the tips and tricks section shown further below.
Tools and Materials
A couple greeting cards you don't want to keep anymore 8.5” x 11” mustard cardstock paper or any other color that suits your project Scissors Tweezers Sliding paper trimmer Metal ruler Scoring stick Cutting mat Craft cutting knife Glue Collage Card Making Instructions
Score the 8.5” x 11” cardstock paper and fold into a 5.5” x 8.5” card. Cut out identifiable images, words, and shapes from the reusable old greeting cards. Arrange the cut outs on the greeting card. The tweezers come in handy here when handling the smaller cutouts. Finally, glue the cut out pieces on the card.
It’s that simple.
At this point, there's only one question left...
How will you use the cool greeting card collage you create?
Cool Tips and Tricks
Feel free to add or take out more pieces as necessary. For example,
here’s what the greeting card looks like after adding another character.
Also, don't be afraid to use as many cards as needed.
For instance, this collage works as a thank you card - just
the way it is. But throwing in cutouts from a fourth old greeting card
removes any doubt.
Mouse-over the picture gallery below to see how.
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