Originally Posted by jeanne3579
You can even get some milage out of the cards (as I do with the store-bought ones I get from others) and fold them into beautiful little gift boxes. A pencil, ruler and scissors are all you need. A scorer might be helpful, but I've never used one. I'd attach a picture and step-by-step if I only knew how.
I posted tutorials on my blog back before Christmas on making little gift boxes and decorative cones - both from old Christmas cards. You can find them HERE
The attached thumbnails are of a card made with a diecut Kleenex box and a flower made from wire-edge ribbon, the other pieces cut from the same box (you get lots from just one box), and a card made with embossed and punched cardboard from a cake mix box.
I'm another faithful follower of Mel (stampztoomuch), and have made several embossing/texture plates following her tutorial
. I'm also one who uses markers to alter the colors of embellishments (and cardstock, too, if needed...)
I've recently hauled out all of my old lettering stencils to make my own "diecut" alphabets. A card I made for a recent challenge with them (and what I did to
make them) is HERE
. I'm looking at other "old" tools and supplies to see what "new" ways I can use them, too!
Thanks, everyone else, for the great ideas!