Have you ever seen the movie “The Onion”? There is a scene in the movie that depicts a guy reading a magazine. As he starts flipping through the magazine, cards start falling out of it. You know the kind – the prepaid postcards you send in for subscriptions, information, or to order some ovepriced knick-knack in three easy payments. The more pages he turns, the more cards fall out, until he is entirely buried in them.
It’s an exaggeration, but I know exactly how that guy feels! After scouring a huge stack of magazines for a decoupage project, I had a stack of dozens of the silly things that rained out from between the pages of each issue. Sure, I could have tossed them all in the recycling bin, but where’s the fun in that? The first logical use that came to mind was recording contact information. So I thought, why not use them to make an address file box, kind of like a Rolodex? I posted the tutorial at my new blog, Mrs. Greene. This would make a great gift for anyone you know who enjoys good ol’ fashioned correspondence! [how to make a recycled magazine subscription card address file]
- Business card file with alphabet tabs, $2 and up
- Magazine subscription cards, on hand
- Business card, on hand
Total: $2 and up