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Wallpaper Cards

After you've repapered your walls, use the leftover scraps to make distinctive greeting cards.

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Choose envelopes in matching colors.

  2. Step 2

    First  With a pencil, trace rectangles twice the size of the envelopes onto the reverse side of the wallpaper (plain, smooth backs work best), less 1/8 inch all around.

  3. Step 3

    Cut them out, and fold them in half; if the cards curl, flatten them under a book overnight.

Source
Martha Stewart Living, January 2004

Reviews (8)

  • littlelindy 25 Mar, 2009

    I never made cards or envelopes, but I would love to but I really do not understand this one. I am a new beeeee to this site. So Hi to everone out there.
    littlelindy

  • slwinchester 26 Apr, 2008

    Back in the day, my mom helped us make our May Baskets using old wallpaper samples - no paper cups and pipe cleaners in her arsenol! We had the best May Baskets in town!

  • MargaretFigert 22 Apr, 2008

    I recycle greeting cards, use holiday/birthday, etc. wrapping paper and wallpaper samples to make greeting cards. Many home decor and floor covering stores have old wallpaper sample books they'd love to get rid of. I then add buttons, brads, ribbons, stickers and other bling to personalize cards before I send them.

  • MargaretFigert 22 Apr, 2008

    I recycle greeting cards, use holiday/birthday, etc. wrapping paper and wallpaper samples to make greeting cards. Many home decor and floor covering stores have old wallpaper sample books they'd love to get rid of. I then add buttons, brads, ribbons, stickers and other bling to personalize cards before I send them.

  • howdydog1 22 Apr, 2008

    Not only that, but you can buy odd rolls on clearance. I've used it as gift wrap for years!
    How about recycling greeting cards that you've received?
    This is the first idea that seems really green and useful. Keep it up.
    Nancy L.

  • sbchipsgal 22 Apr, 2008

    IF THE PAPER IS PREPASTED, YOU COULD PROBABLY DAMPEM THE PASTE WELL WITL A DAMP SPONGE AND USE THAT TO HOLD IT ON THE CARD STOCK....SAVES ON BUYING GLUE STICKS YOU CAN MAKE MATCHING GIFT TAGS, TOO

  • toasty_coastie 21 Apr, 2008

    This reminded me of another waste-not-want-not craft; using those too-small scraps of holiday wrapping paper to accent homemade cards for next year.

  • CraftTestDummies 20 Apr, 2008

    I would just cut small rectangles of wallpaper to attach to the front of a piece of folded cardstock, and use a glue stick to keep it on. Another fun idea is to cut out floral motifs at decoupage them onto pots, boxes, or notebooks. -Jenny at www.CraftTestDummies.com