Friday, June 15, 2012

How to Make a Reusable Greeting Card

Have you ever gotten a greeting card that was too cute to throw away? Save someone money and time by sending them a reusable homemade card that can be passed on and on. Or cut the front off an old greeting card that you received and pass it on. Share the love!



1. Make your own card topper or cut off the front of a cute card you recieved.

2. Cut a piece of cardstock that is double the size of the card topper. Fold in half.

3. Place an adhesive on the back of the card topper. Choose one that will be easy to get off, like small pieces of tape or pop-up foam squares. I love using my Herma Dotto Dispenser for this. The repositionable dot adhesive sticks really well, but is easy to remove later.

4. Stick the card topper to the front of the folded cardstock.

5. Inside the card, give directions for the reusable card or print out a little note to include with the card.

Click on the picture below and right click to download to your computer. Then you can print your own page of direction notes to cut out and send with reusable cards.

This post is linked to: Sumo's Sweet Stuff, The Morristribe's Homesteader Blog Carnival, Motivate Me Monday, More the Merrier Monday, Alderberry Hill, Little House in the Suburbs, Frugal Friday, Thirty Handmade Days, Simply Sweet Home Friday Favorites, Frugal Days, Sustainable Ways, Works For Me Wednesday, Tout it Tuesday, Tiny Tip Tuesday, Tip Me Tuesday, Teach Me Tuesday, Anti-Procrastination Tuesday, Homemaker on a Dime, Link and Greet Saturday, Saturday Show & Tell, Strut Your Stuff Saturday, Weekend Craft Soiree, Get Schooled Saturday


  1. What a cute idea. Good excuse to get more mail!

  2. This is a cute idea! Thanks for the tutorial. I think it would be neat to make homemade cards for family, friends and coworkers going forward! :)

  3. Great idea - recycling at the simple level! Thanks for sharing on our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday". Hope you come back next week. -The Sisters

  4. I love this! I always love the cards I get, but can only keep them on the fridge for so many months before I face the dilemma-do I throw it away as I have a secret fear of becoming a hoarder, or keep them because they are so cute and the person put so much effort into them? I feel heartless the first way and never know what to do with the pile the second way. Now I can enjoy them, and send them on to brighten the lives of others.

  5. Very interesting concept! I've never thought of this before! Beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing this great post on Saturday Show & Tell @ Cheerios and Lattes last week! :) Hope to see you again this weekend! :)

  6. What a great idea! I love being able to reuse a cute or funny card. Thanks so much for sharing on Tout It Tuesday! Hope to see you next week.

  7. What a neat idea! So cute and frugal! Thanks so much for linking up at Tiny Tip Tuesday, Kendra!

  8. I can't seem to beable to print out the copy of the reuseable page. Can you please email me with it so I can print it out. I love the tip. Thank you so much for sharing. My email is

  9. This is so cute! Love making cards and reusable is a great idea. Thanks for stopping by our blog. :)


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