Repurposed DIY Christmas Cards

As we explore unique ways to create Christmas cards this year, we love Crew Member Jennifer Hottinger-Sloan’s idea for incorporating recycled and repurposed boxes and cards and you could even use tags and old gift wrap.  Every year we still get Christmas cards in the mail that are manufactured and still beautiful of course so why not save them for next year to whip up something cool.  You might be on the lookout for vintage postcards and Christmas cards next time you go to the Flea Market if you love this look too.  A blend of new and old is the perfect twist for these sweet cards.
repurposed christmas cards
These are a few vintage inspired Christmas cards using faux vintage post cards as fronts on CCB Canvas Kraft cards. You can also collect old cards, make your own with stamps and paper or repurpose cards you receive each year. Various CCB items were added to embellish them.
Adding a gift to the card is a fun way to create a hostess gift, gift for a teacher or for a sweet friend and Jennifer added a Canvas Ticking Flower that is removable as it is a broach that you can wear on your coat.  Such a cute idea.
I also made some matching gift boxes for small items and gift cards. These were made from some recycled card boxes which I had saved from a work project I was doing. I covered them with cardstock, stamped a sentiment on a die cut and embellished.
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repurpose boxes

Gather boxes both big and small that you can repurpose for holiday gift boxes and decorate them in creative ways.

happy holiday gift boxes

Choose the ribbon, tag and paper you will use and create more than one item that coordinate together, so cute.

cards with a gift

Add a gift to your card like this simple and sweet broach. You can also slip a gift card in your card or in a mini paper bag.

holiday owl card

Vintage art that is new or old is a perfect touch for the holidays. Add them to Canvas Corp’s Canvas and Kraft Stitched cards and wow it really has a handmade look.

Handmade Christmas Card Ideas

A few layers of vintage style embellishments atop this vintage art add just the right touch.

 So if you are looking for inspiration for creating your own Christmas Cards, we hope Jennifer’s cards made of vintage art and embellishments does just that.  Gather vintage cards, boxes, craft supplies, old jewelry and have a ball.
Happy Holiday Creating!!


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'Repurposed DIY Christmas Cards' have 2 comments

  1. December 9, 2016 @ 10:57 am Linda Simpson

    Fabulous! I do love the owl.
    Linda xxx


  2. December 12, 2016 @ 8:46 am jean marmo

    Love this!


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