DIY NoteCards with Scrap paper

We may live in a digital age where it is easy to send a text or type an email but there’s still something special and individual about sending a real card in the mail. Sure, you can order notecards from your favorite online store but have you thought about how easy it is to use scrap paper to create notecards. If you have a stash of beautiful card stock leftover from other projects and some blank envelopes, you’ve got all you need to repurpose those scraps and turn them into usable notecards. This is such a simple idea that only takes about 30 minutes to turn scraps into stationary.

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DIY NoteCards with Scrap paper


  • Scrap Craft Paper
  • Paper Cutter
  • Envelopes
  • Stamps
  • Pen of choice


Measure your envelopes and then cut the scrap paper just slightly smaller. If the scraps are large enough then you can double them and make a hard fold so you have a full card. If they are too small, then just cut them to fit the envelope and use them as a simple notecard.

That’s all there is to it! Now you have a stack of custom cards ready to address, stamp, and send the next time you want to send someone a thank you, get well or thinking of you card.

Gift Idea: This would be a fun idea to package and give as gift to someone who loves to send cards. Just make up a batch of cards and tie them with a piece of ribbon or twine and share.

Bonus: Add Texture

If you have a Cuttlebug or Sissux Die Cutting Machine, you can take this project up another notch and add texture. Simply pull out the embossing folders and run the cut cards through the machine. **Remember to keep the textured side on the outside so you will be able to write on the inside with a smooth surface.

Do you love to send handwritten notecards? Have you ever thought about using your scrap paper to make custom cards? I’d love to hear your favorite story and reason why you love handwritten notes!

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