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My Recycled Business Cards

Posted on June 9, 2010

Ever wonder what to do with all that junk mail? Some of it is very pretty — like those colorful gardening and flower magazines. Well I’ve been saving them along with old greeting cards, cereal boxes, and other junk mail to create my own recycled business cards and tags.

Recycled Business CardsTools

Here are some tags I made using old greeting cards and junk mail. I cut out the tag shapes using this die-cutter I purchased. I then used my green line stamp to stamp the backs of the tags creating my business cards. I chose to use a tag shape as I can use these to attach to my products as well as use them as business cards.

Recycled Gardening Magazine TagsRecycled Greeting Card Tags

Above are more flower catalogs and greeting cards that I cut using my die-cutter. I plan to use these as gift tags for birthdays and Christmas. Just punch a hole at the top and attach a piece of yarn or ribbon to finish off the recycled gift tags.

So whether you need business cards, gift tags or both, consider recycling your junk mail and cards. They are very pretty and unique tags and a wonderful way to make your own business cards.

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11 Responses to “My Recycled Business Cards”

  1. Kristy
    Jun 09, 2010

    I really need to get one of those business card stamps. Your tags / cards look great!
    .-= Kristy´s last blog ..Getting Scrappy =-.

  2. Tami
    Jun 09, 2010

    Is there nothing you can’t do? I want to be you when I get older! 🙂 (Of course I don’t plan on growing up!)

  3. Lynne
    Jun 09, 2010

    Very clever and very pretty – well done!
    .-= Lynne´s last blog ..stash enhancement =-.

  4. Nataly
    Jun 10, 2010

    Great idea!! You are an inspiration as always
    .-= Nataly´s last blog ..I guess I should have… =-.

  5. All Things Eco Blog Carnival Volume 105 » Focus
    Jun 14, 2010

    […] presents My Recycled Business Cards posted at My Recycled "Create your own business cards and gift tags from recycled […]

  6. Priya
    Jun 14, 2010

    These are stunningly beautiful. I make similar gift tags as I dislike waste – lovely to meet another likeminded creative person!

  7. alison
    Jun 17, 2010

    Your tags are wonderful! What a great way to use up junk mail and magazines! I especially love the red vintage stove tag! I have so many Christmas cards saved throughout the years waiting for the perfect project, this sounds like just the thing! I don’t have a business, but these would make great gift tags!

  8. Carmen
    Jun 22, 2010

    Wow, what a great idea! I need to look into a stamper to try this…very fun, thanks for sharing!

  9. Alexandra Cooper
    Sep 30, 2010

    i love to make business cards at home, you can make a nice one by just using an inkjet printer~:~

  10. Doris
    Aug 09, 2011

    Where did you purchase this tag cutter? I’ve been looking, but haven’t found one like yours yet. Thanks for the good ideas.

  11. Cindy
    Aug 09, 2011

    Doris, I found mine at Micheal’s and looks like Amazon has them here . Best wishes and I hope you find one.


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