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Cute and inexpensive alternative to those expensive greeting cards!
I bought a 50 pack of plain cards at Michael’s ($4 with my 50% off coupon), used my stash of dictionaries (I have several, but haven’t paid more than $1 for any of them) and a glue stick to make these cards.

Posted by ellen.price 75 from Columbia, Missouri, United States • Published See ellen.price 75's 7 projects »
  • Step 1

    I used Google Image search to look for various fun drawings or prints to put on the pages.

  • Step 2

    Next tape a dictionary page to a printer size paper. Select a random page or use one that has a picture on it or a special word or phrase. I use Washi tape to attach the page to the printer paper by taping all across the top of the dictionary page. You don't want to have any loose corners or it will jam the printer.

  • Step 3

    Select your image and then paste into a word document (his is how I do it, may not be the easiest way). Adjust the size to fit the size of the cards you have and then center the image on the document so it will be in the center of your dictionary page.

  • Step 4

    Print a "test page", place it over your dictionary page and adjust your word document until it looks right on your dictionary page.

  • Step 5

    Now, hold your breath and print your selected design right onto your dictionary page.

  • Step 6

    Peel off the tape carefully.

  • Step 7

    Trim your dictionary page to fit your card. I almost always use a 5 x 7" card.

  • Step 8

    Now using a very small amount of glue stick, attach the page to the card.

  • Step 9

    You can leave the inside blank or you can add a sentiment by printing words on a dictionary page, trimming and gluing your words inside.

  • How to make a recycled card. Dictionary Page Printed Cards - Step 10
    Step 10

    I added some dots of blue glitter to my peacock feathers to bring out the glam!

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