Some places have started sending postcard-sized ads that have a punch-out gift card or other discount card attached. The whole ad is made of plastic (laminate?) and is as stiff as a store rewards card.
Don't throw the ads out. They make absolutely lovely thin and rigid edges to fold against when you're paper piecing. You can slap some clear package tape over the punch-out card to make sure it doesn't come off.
Yet another free item (not intended for sewing use) that we quilters can nab.
Starry thanks for the tip I get these all the time from Jarads and have always felt guilty throwing them away but couldn't think of a goode use.
"All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream"
-Edgar Allan Poe-
Political ads last Fall. I used several to make different sized triangles for trimming up my scraps and marking accurate triangle trims when sewing ala Bonnie Hunter.
Also excellent glue spreaders. Worked good for the grouting in the bathroom, too.
Wherever there is a creative mind....
My other thought was scraping or smoothing something like paint or caulk? There have to be more craft uses for these freebies.
They're a little stiff to use for those flexible coin purses (like the Clover brand we discussed the other day), and the available plastic space isn't that big because of the punch-out.
We were posting at the same time. Great minds...
Love the use for the p o l i t i c a l ads! We had a local p o l i t i c i a n who was to blame for totally changing our trash collection system for the worse. When he ran for re-e l e c t i o n and sent out flyers, I couldn't help but tape them all over my trash can!
AARP also sends out smaller cards and that's where I actually started making the triangles. The problem with those is the punch out ID card. Had to tape over the punching. When the ads came, out went the AARP triangles.
The pol ad cards are a tad thicker than a regular postcard and I like that when I'm pp; gives just a bit more for better accuracy.
Love what you did with the flyers for your local beloved pol. lolllll
Just returned to the board index and saw the thread about hexagons. Bet they'd make excellent template for those, too.
And, that sent me to making the template for the Clover yoyos, etc. I have the instructions for that if anyone is interested.
These laminated postcards just could replace the cereal box.
I don't remember receiving a plastic post card in the mail. However, at the office we received a plywood post card!! Thin wood...but still it was wood!
Does this hat make my butt look big?
KYIS, when I was a little girl and my grandma would go to Northern Wisconsin for a trip she would send wooden postcards to us and we loved them. Grandma was thinking about us and we couldn't wait for her to get home. Thanks for the reminder.It made me smile. Pat
My grandmother would bring me wooden nickels from where she spent her summer vacations. "Don't take any wooden nickels" was still a joke back then.
I think I even have one from my Sunday School class... Now why would they have been giving out wooden nickels at c h u r c h ???
"I think I even have one from my Sunday School class... Now why would they have been giving out wooden nickels at c h u r c h ???"
Beware of wolves in sheep's clothing? Things aren't always what they seem?
l would be unstopable IF l could get started!!!
Maybe it was part of a s e r m o n, maybe it was some special Sunday commemorating something, who knows. My dad was in charge of the S. School classes, so maybe it was something he cooked up with his crazy sense of humor? (Gee, could that be genetic?)
I get enough AARP cards (pretty much every week) to make a cardboard cabin! They sure could save some money by not sending me mail! I'll look at those things with a new respect now...see if I can figure out what to do with them. What to do...hmmmm
"It's bad to supress laughter. It goes back down and spreads to your hips."
pattyj - You're welcome. I've gotten memory jogs from many of you before. It's amazing at times what we remember from a casual 'comment.'
LOL Wooden nickels at church.
I've seen many wooden nickels or tokens in antique stores - the original purpose would be to exchange one for - ahem - services rendered by saloon girls.
Does this hat make my butt look big?
I've been using those AARP cards for folding ever since I started PPing several years ago.
Sometimes I laugh so hard tears run down my leg! Lois
I have two really old pretend credit cards that they used to send a few years ago. I use one for marking a straight line on graph paper or plastic templates and the other is the kitchen, I use it as a scraper when scraping dirty dishes on the disposal,then wash it. Works good.
I have also used them as paint knife to make textured mountains on canvas when painting.This message has been edited. Last edited by: Happy Erme,
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