Earth Day: Turning Response Cards into Notecards

Earth Day - Reuse Wedding Response Cards - Homemade NotecardsHappy Earth Day!

I’m posting today as part of Danielle’s Earth Day Blog Hop over at EcoScrapbook.  Everyone today is sharing great Earth Day tips and some are even hosting giveaways!

Danielle: EcoScrapbook
Jules: Inspired Jules
Renee: Charms Buttons & Bows
Mariah: Its Fun2Scrap
Stephanie: Scrapworthy Lives
Natalie: Almost Never Clever (You are here!)
S: Snaps & Snippets
Zaira: Hacer Scrapbooks (in Spanish, translation tool available)
Lisa: Recklinghausen Musings
Jody: SpiegelMom Scraps!

Make sure to visit all the participants for a great round-up of ideas.

For me, the best way I help the Earth while crafting is simple:  reuse, reuse, reuse.  I keep scraps of paper, paper that’s only been printed on one side, and lots of odds and ends.  I figure the inspiration will come to me and I’ll reuse these things for something.

Turning My Wedding Response Cards into Notecards

I included some of the invitation response cards from our wedding in my wedding scrapbook.

The thing is, I could not get rid of the rest of them.  They were professionally printed on very hefty stock.  I racked my brain to figure out something neat to do.

Earth Day - Reuse Wedding Response Cards - Homemade NotecardsI was picking up my craft space and saw a bunch of greeting cards, catalogs and other things I was saving.  These aren’t new cards – they are cards I received that I thought were pretty.  Why not reuse them?

Earth Day - Reuse Wedding Response Cards - Homemade NotecardsThe rest is simple!  I glued each response card down to a picture/card, leaving the blank side facing up.  Glue first, cut second.  This way you get a clean edge.

Earth Day - Reuse Wedding Response Cards - Homemade NotecardsThat’s it!  Now I have an interesting set of notecards that I can tuck in envelopes whenever I have to send something.  Or I can send them on their own if I want to send someone a “just because” note.

Earth Day - Reuse Wedding Response Cards - Homemade NotecardsThanks for stopping by!  Head over to Snaps & Snippets next!

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24 thoughts on “Earth Day: Turning Response Cards into Notecards

  1. That’s such a great idea and I bet the wedding response cards are so beautiful to write on. I love postcards and pick them up wherever I am but up to recently they have just been collecting dust. Im trying to use them up now whenever I can but they certainly won’t be as nice as these you’ve created 🙂 Thanks for sharing

    • Thanks Lisa! I also pick up postcards and use them as notecards too! I have a ton left over from my last vacation and I tuck them into envelopes all the time.

  2. Glue first, cut second – LOVE that! I have tons of greeting cards and this is such a great idea to reuse some of them. Thanks for participating in the blog hop!

    • I can’t believe it took me this long to think of it! I had so many received greeting cards that I couldn’t figure out what to do with until now.

  3. This is a completely fabulous idea. I appreciate good stationery cards too and often just turn them over for journaling or stamping.

  4. What a great idea! I have some mailing cards similar to that from my husbands (now defunct) business. I might try that!

    • Oh I totally used other wedding leftovers for grocery lists 🙂 We had some leftover pieces of printed cardstock from our favors that we used up for grocery lists.

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