This year when I was getting out my supplies of new cards and a few left from last year, I came across a card that I had sent to a friend and that had been returned to me. She was in a nursing home and sadly had been moved to the dementia wing so I never did resend it. I thought it was such a cute card and tried to come up with a way that I could use it again.
I also like to wrap my gifts in attractive ways and thought that if I cut this card down, it would make a great package tag, something of which I always seem to run short. So I cut off the inside part of the card with the sentiment and writing, folded the front in half, using a boner for the crease, trimmed it way down, and voila, a nice little tag.
It was originally a horizontal card with a very long scarf to the left and more snow to the right. Now the scarf wraps around to the back, Those are real little buttons. Isn't he cute?
So that got me to thinking about what I could do with some other cards and I went through all of my cards from last year. They don't all adapt to this technique. Some are folded vertically as above where they open like a book or horizontally making a tag that opens from the bottom. If it has been written on on the inside of the front, you can't use it. Some were small cards that could not be folded but they could be used as a tag that you write on the front.