Thursday, February 10, 2011

Recycled Valentine's Day Cards

Make Recycled Valentine's Day Cards from Paper Sacks and Vintage Cards
Make Recycled Valentine's Day Cards from Paper Sacks and Vintage Cards
B. Holmes
User-Submitted Article
If you enjoy making your Valentine's Day cards, and are looking for something a little different to do this year, consider these Valentine's Day cards made from recycled vintage cards, brown paper bags, potato stamps and embellishments. It is a fun way to reuse cards and bring together several different craft mediums.
Difficulty: Moderately Easy


Things You'll Need:

  • Raw potato, cut in half
  • Acrylic paint, poured into paper plate
  • Construction paper
  • Glue
  • Paper Sack
  • Old Cards
  • Embellishments
  1. 1
    Carve a shape into the cut end of the potato. Fold a piece of colored construction paper in half and dip the cut end of the potato into the paint and decorate the edges of one side of the card. Allow to dry.
  2. 2
    Choose an old card to decorate your project. Cut the picture out if necessary. Tear out a piece of paper sack, the same shape, and a little larger, than the picture you intend to use. Glue the paper sack piece onto the center of the card. On top of that glue the picture from your old Valentine's Day card.
  3. 3
    Add an embellishment to your card. Like a key, for the key to your heart, or little dry flowers.
  4. 4
    Fold a piece of paper sack to fashion an envelope. Embellish the envelope by using the potato stamp and acrylic paint.

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