My friends occasionally ask me what they should do with the birthday cards I make for them. That got me to thinking, should I make cards for people that are specially designed for “re-carding”?
In this card, I made sure not to use any layers, just images stamped directly on the card base. I used an image of an environmentally friendly bicycle built for two, and used a generic greeting that is appropriate for all sorts of occasions. There are a few flaws in the card – I forgot to clean my border stamp before re-inking it in a new colour (oops) and stamping on my base, but I decided to go with it instead of reaching for a new piece of cardstock. Good for me, right?
My real innovation though, was on the inside. To make it easier to re-use the card, I made photo corners from scrap paper, and used them to hold down a stack of paper for writing personal messages on. Each sheet of 4 1/4 x 2 3/4 paper can be removed by the recipient of the card, and the sheet underneath can be used for the next greeting.