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craftyneedle Posted: Wed, Jan 5 2011 2:39 PM

After Christmas, I usually store all my cards with  my decorations, but last year I sorted through them, then  "fussy cut" sections of them, then punched holes in a corner.  I tied  ribbon through them and had  great gift tags.   Mostly I would write "to" and "from" on the back, but some I could even write names on the front.

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Nana replied on Wed, Jan 5 2011 2:46 PM

Neat idea....thanks for sharing.

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Kris replied on Wed, Jan 5 2011 9:25 PM

Great tip.

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I love the idea.  Thanks for the idea.

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MNnancy replied on Sun, Jan 23 2011 7:59 PM

craftyneedle:
but last year I sorted through them, then  "fussy cut" sections of them, then punched holes in a corner.  I tied  ribbon through them and had  great gift tags.

Take that idea one step further and you'll see how we did a grab bag gift exchange in our gardening club.  Everybody brought a wrapped gift, and then picked a "fussy cut" section from a recycled Christmas card from a basket.  While we ate dinner, the party committee attached the card fronts to each package.  After dinner, we had to match our fussy cut piece to the card it came from, and that was our gift.


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Linny t replied on Sun, Jan 23 2011 8:57 PM

MNnancy:

craftyneedle:
but last year I sorted through them, then  "fussy cut" sections of them, then punched holes in a corner.  I tied  ribbon through them and had  great gift tags.

Take that idea one step further and you'll see how we did a grab bag gift exchange in our gardening club.  Everybody brought a wrapped gift, and then picked a "fussy cut" section from a recycled Christmas card from a basket.  While we ate dinner, the party committee attached the card fronts to each package.  After dinner, we had to match our fussy cut piece to the card it came from, and that was our gift.

 

I love these ideas.  I always hate to throw them out and just stick them in the box with the ornaments.  There they stay until they get yucky.

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amber2009 replied on Sun, Jan 23 2011 9:32 PM

With Girl Scouts we have taken them and made placemats.

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