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Uses for Old Business Cards?


I've been switching roles at my job and also re-branding my freelance work with new business cards - which means I have LOTS of old business cards that I don't know what to do with ... It seems like it would be a waste to throw it all out, so any suggestions ?
Jun 01, 2015 @ 01:31 am

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  1. Make a collage out of them—You probably have a ton of old business cards that you need to do something with. Why not turn all of those cards into one big piece of art? You could make your company’s logo out of a bunch of business cards for an interesting art piece!
  2. Use them as bookmarks—Like to read? Don’t bend up the pages in your book. Mark your place with your old business cards. They make perfect bookmarks!
  3. Paint over them and make new cards—Just because your old cards have incorrect information on them doesn’t mean that you need to throw them out. The actual cards are still useful. Paint over them and print your new information on the cards. This lets you reuse the card, and it gives your card a fresh, interesting look.
  4. Make a box to hold your new business cards—How are you going to hold all of your new business cards? Why not build a box out of your old business cards? Talk about being resourceful!
  5. Use them as table place cards for special events—Have a special event coming up with lots of guests attending? You’ll need place cards that tell your guests where they’ll be sitting. Your old business cards could do the trick. You can conceal the old information in any number of ways, like painting over it, and add the names of your guests for the perfect name cards.
  6. Turn them into labels—Use the blank backsides of your business cards as labels in your filing cabinet, on cans, in your library, and anywhere else you need labels. This is as simple as it gets, but it works.
  7. Make a headphone holder—Don’t you hate how your headphones get all tangled up? It’s annoying, and it damages your earbuds. With this simple tutorial, you can easily turn old business cards into headphone holders. It’s creative, fun and very useful!
  8. Make a deck of playing cards—Like to play card games? Make your own custom card deck out of your old business cards. You can paint, color, or even put construction paper over the business card and design new playing cards.
  9. Cut out guitar picks—If your business cards were printed on high-quality card stock, they could be thick enough to use as guitar picks. This article offers a good step-by-step walk through on cutting out your own guitar picks.
  10. Save them for a scrapbook—It’s fun to look back on the various stages of your life. That’s why saving some of your old business cards for scrapbooking is a good idea. It marks a special time in your life and the life of your business.
  11. Update the info and drop them in fishbowls for drawings—Restaurants all over the place have fishbowls (or other containers) placed on the counter where you can drop in your business card for a contest. If your card gets drawn, you could win a free meal or even something more (like free meals for an entire year or something cool like a new tech gadget). Just update the info on your old business cards with a pen or marker, and use these cards for fish bowl drawings.
  12. Recycle them—Don’t feel like being crafty and making something out of your old business cards? That’s OK. You still don’t have to throw them away. Instead, recycle your business cards so that the materials get reused. Business cards can be put in the recycle bin with other paper materials, like newspapers and magazines.

I found this link thought it might be helpful. Have a great day !!!


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Jun 01, 2015 @ 11:23 am


Hi there, I use my husband's old business cards to write quick notes to myself on the back. Like reminders of what I need to pick up at the store or what time an appointment is. I also use magic markers on the back and write numbers and letters for my oldest grandson to use to learn the alphabet and numbers. He always plays the match up game with them. Ginger.
Jun 01, 2015 @ 04:41 pm

Great Ideas

chrissyann123 & rogersresaca: Thank you so much for these ideas. I'll definitely try them out :)
Jun 01, 2015 @ 11:21 pm

Hmmmm... I would...

1. Leave them in the car so whenever I decide to eat unhealthy food and allow it to get stuck between my teeth, I can rip a corner and quickly floss.
2. Great bookmark, you could even write a memo so you don't forget where you left off reading.
3. Leave them by the phone in case you run out of post-its
Yeah... That's all I've got.
(Well, not sure if you have kids, but I buy index cards so my daughter can have her sight words for reading... Maybe they can be mini index cards(?))
Jun 02, 2015 @ 06:55 am

Nail Art

I use them as a barrier for my desks when I paint my nails haha.
Jun 02, 2015 @ 09:00 am


Your very welcome I just did a search for you and all off these great ideas popped up hope they helped. Have a great day tiffaniiee !!!
Jun 02, 2015 @ 09:49 am

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