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Sunday, November 11, 2007

Sewing Paper Holiday Cards



Take some nice deckle-edged paper, tear it to the correct size, sew on some (previously used) holiday postage stamps---and Presto! a nice new (upcycled?) card for the upcoming Holiday Season. I also sewed along the outside edge of the cards. Some cards I hinged with the zigzag sewing---rather than folding the paper. I have saved up holiday postage stamps for a few years, but I sure would love to find a source for purchasing some more....




6 comments:

DAWN said...

What a great, creative, recycling idea! those are great cards for the holidays. Oh, by the way, I recieved my card last week and I love it! So much more to it in person. Thank you so much!

Jafabrit said...

What a wonderful idea, they look great. perhaps you could put out a call over the blogosphere for people to save their holiday stamps and mail them to you?

Aurora said...

Hi dawn--I'm glad you liked the post card! I enjoy creating them...

and Jafarabit--I just purchased a bag of holiday stamps on Etsy, but I would love it if folks sent me their used holiday stamps!

Mary Timme said...

Is there anything you can't recycle? I think not. I'm pretty impressed. I'm such a non saver that I never have anything like that around. Rats.

Lorraine said...

Very cool cards. My DH and I are way big into recycling and I especially love to do it with art. I save postage stamps and use them in various ways. I'd be happy to send you all my holiday stamps this year. Let me know.
Lorraine

Theresa said...

Aurora, I'm a journalist working on a story about repurposing holiday cards. I'd like to use your idea, but want to give you credit. Please email me with your contact info. Thanks, Theresa Sullivan Barger, writing for the At Home section of The Hartford Courant in Connecticut. e-mail: theresasb@sbcglobal.net ...Thanks