Reuse and Recycle Note Cards

comments (2) October 2nd, 2008 in gallery     

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ITDdesign ITDdesign, member
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Note cards are part of life...you use them to say thank you, congratulations, I LOVE YOU, or just to say HI. Sure, note cards are great and personal but the only problem I have is what to do with them after I have read them. Some have personal notes that I just can't throw away but the space they take up is overwhelming.

What if you received a card that you could turn around and reuse? If you send one of these to a friend you could even place extra paper in the pocket and attach an envelope with a note about the art of reusing. I got this idea from making pockets for wedding invitations. The best part about the cards is that if you mess up you can easily find another piece of paper and rewrite without wasting the beauty of the outside.

All you do is allow for 1-2 inches extra when cutting your note card pocket. For example if my card measures 6.25 x 4.5 I would cut my piece of paper 11" x 6.25 and then fold up the extra 2". Then simply glue the sides to form a pocket and insert paper. It is as easy as that.

Just think about it, you are recycling twice...once with found paper (if you choose) and then again once the person receiving the card realizes they can reuse it.

To my knowledge this is an idea I came up with but if you have seen this somewhere else please let me know.

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Pattern or design used: My own design - Pam Baldwin
posted in: gallery, chic, paper, card, recycle, reuse, pocket, note card

Comments (2)

ITDdesign writes: Thanks OregonDuck! I love getting a nice note in the mail but I have no idea what to do with it after.
Posted: 9:29 am on October 6th
OregonDuck16 writes: This is a BRILLIANT "green" idea! Any ideas that promote creative snail mail is good. Thanks so much for sharing.
Posted: 12:01 am on October 5th
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