I finished my annual Christmas card recycling project last night and this is how I do it.

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Gather all your Christmas cards and tear off each front cover. (Make sure there’s no writing on the back).

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Get out your Cuttlebug (or other die cutting machine) and tag die.  If you don’t have these of course you can just use a ruler and craft knife or scissors.

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I try to make 2 tags from each card, but that is not always possible.  Place the die strategically.

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Run the card and die through the Cuttlebug and replace the die to cut another.

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Now you have 2 tags which only have to be hole punched at the top and ribbon threaded through.

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(You can see how well used my Cuttlebug is – I don’t remember how many plates I have been through.

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Here are my tags all ready for next Christmas.

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That’s all for now,

lorraine

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