Last year, I started to make my own business cards for Recycled Fashion. Obtaining a custom made self-ink stamp from an etsy seller, I've been making my own cards using cardboard packaging, retaining the concept of recycling. (seen here)
It is a lengthy process, tracing the shape of a credit card onto cardboard, and cutting each individual rectangle with scissors before stamping, but worth it for a) money saving and b) environmental friendly factor.
So far, I have been using empty facial tissue boxes, because their decorative sides are so pretty.
Last month, I received some lovely greetings cards for my birthday from friends and family. I always feel bad placing beautiful birthday cards straight into the recycle bin, although keeping old greetings cards in storage can be a pointless exercise.
I happened to be out of business cards, so instead of recycling or storing my birthday cards this year, I've used them to make some of my prettiest business cards yet!
What do you do with your greetings cards? Do you keep them or recycle them?