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Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Upcycling a Christmas Card

Merry Christmas
 

 
framed Christmas card
 
I paid $1 for the frame. Someone sent me the card in 1999. There is no glass over the card. I just stuck the card in; it fit; it is done. Yes, it is lying flat since I could not bend to get a good picture where it was sitting. It has been used every year.
 
This is absolutely the prettiest Christmas card I have ever seen. The GED student who gave it to me said I was just saying that to make her feel good and did not believe I would frame it. 


14 comments:

  1. Merry Christmas, Linda. It looks great ! I have a framed card that my father game me years ago that he said reminded him of our house. I framed it and now I think of him and all the Winters we spent together as a family when I see that picture.

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    1. Jane,
      Merry Christmas. I also have a card that could well be my daughter when she was about five. I came across it just the other day while going through cards. I need to get it out and frame it for the memories. Of course, a recycled frame will be used. I am glad your father gave you that special card. Did he know you framed it?

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  2. Brilliant. I have a drawer full of cards which are too pretty to recycle. Thank you so much for the idea. I need to frame one or two, and change them around so the cards are on display.

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    1. EC,
      I have cards like that, too pretty to get rid of. Rotating the cards in frames is a great idea. Merry Christmas.

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  3. Recycling and Christmas go together. Good job!

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  4. Alex,
    If only that sentiment were on a plaque or embroidered somewhere. Thanks. Merry Christmas.

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  5. Brilliant and frugal! Awesome!
    Merry Christmas!!

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    1. Sonya Ann,
      Thank you. Merry Christmas to you.

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  6. Merry Christmas, Linda. That's a nice way to display a lovely card. I have a few special ones tucked away. Perhaps I should frame one or two as well. Thanks for the idea.

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    1. Whisper,
      Merry Christmas! Thanks. I put up away the frame and card each year. Even if you painted an old frame, you could display your special cards. This year, I may put out more of my ideas since I am brimming over with them.

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  7. That is absolutely beautiful. You're right, it is a very pretty card...so vintage looking. I love upcycling. Funny, but I was just thinking about upcycling...Once the tree comes down, I plan on finishing my project of replenishing the household pillowcase supply from worn out comforter covers. (I only by white, 100 percent cotton bed linens.) I was told by a fiend I was "upcycling " by doing that Not sure my mother would have had a name for it beyond "clever" the utmost compliment. Your framed card is, as she would have said "clever." And I reserve the right to shamelessly copy your idea if I everreceive a card that pretty.
    Forgive my typos on my comments...I use my Kindle and find the touchpad /smart reader very difficult and somewhat painful, but refuse to spring for another laptop when I can use my husband's when necessary.

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    1. Meg B.,
      Thanks for the compliment. I have been framing unusual things for years. Who can afford art? I need to make pillowcases, too, and from a very expensive flat sheet that split. "Clever" covers quite a few aspects and shows a respect for the other person's brain. That is the utmost compliment. Go ahead and copy the idea. If I have an idea I do not want copied, I will copyright it. Besides, I may have seen someone else frame a card.

      All white is great in linens. Very pretty and easy to keep nice.

      I hear that some devices are hard to use, but there are not any glaring errors and I just won't examine your comment with a fine-tooth comb. My laptop is breaking, and I have no backup. I mean "breaking" as in pieces are falling off.

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