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]

Project estimate:

  • Business card file with alphabet tabs, $2 and up
  • Magazine subscription cards, on hand
  • Business card, on hand

Total: $2 and up