Sunday, April 28, 2013
Refurbished cards for donation
It is quite easy to refurbish commercial cards. Most times it is just a matter of trimming the card and layering it onto a folded card front. You can easily add a bit of embellishment like a ribbon and/or a greeting. The hardest thing is to find an envelope that will fit it. I am fortunate to have some commercial card envelopes that were donated to me so I usually find an envelope that works.
If you don't have envelopes you can certainly make custom ones that will work perfectly.
Here are a few sites that give you instructions to make them:
This one uses a template - letter size and invitation size:
This one uses a scoring tool and has a formula for making a custom envelope:
Here's one that creates a custom envelope by just folding paper around your card:
I encourage you to refurbish cards for donating to a local group that could use them - nursing homes, churches, non profits, etc. They will be most appreciative and it will give those beautiful cards another life!!