Credit card craft - where are you?

@coffeebreak (17811)
United States
March 30, 2008 7:27pm CST
There's got to be a craft out there that uses credit cards asa the main material. I get these "you are pre-approved" imitation credit cards, insurance cards in the mail and even used gift cards - they are all that same size and sturdy plastic. Surely there is a great craft that they could be used to make.. Any suggestions?
9 responses
• United States
31 Mar 08
Watching "It's Easy to Be Green" last night (I think that is the name of it...) and she made earrings out of cc's. It looked like she'd cut shapes from them...? I will see if I can track down a link to th eshow, maybe they posted something about it. Of course, she'd made earrings out of froot loops and gummy bears, too, so I don't know how valuable her idea is. The credit card ones looked pretty nice, though.
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@Ldyjarhead (10241)
• United States
31 Mar 08
I've not heard of that show, but it sounds neat! What network is it on? I'd love to check that one out.
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• United States
31 Mar 08
It was a special program on Fine Living Network. http://www.fineliving.com/fine/our_specials/episode/0,1663,FINE_5916_50485,00.html The gal who made the earrings has her clip on You Tube: http://youtube.com/watch?v=iW2cc5vnNEc .
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@Ldyjarhead (10241)
• United States
31 Mar 08
Well it was on at 1:00 a.m. this morning, so I guess I missed it again. Looks like we don't get 'Fine Living Network' here anyway. : (
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• United States
1 Apr 08
How about using it as an ice scraper on the inside of your car? I know a lot of us get ice on the inside of our cars. I've used the fake ones in the past to clean my car.
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@coffeebreak (17811)
• United States
1 Apr 08
Well I live in SOuthern California so that isn't an issue to me, but it would have been great years ago when I lived in west Texas and had to go to work in that icy mess! Good idea! Keep them in the glove box and you don't have to have that big ice scrapper thing laying around!
• United States
9 Apr 08
Exactly! Those of us who live in snowy areas get stuck with this if we have older cars.
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@venshida (4837)
• United States
8 Apr 08
I have seen them as bubble magnets. I don't think there are much use for them.
@coffeebreak (17811)
• United States
8 Apr 08
This is the third time I have run this up that old flag pole and have yet to see it wave! I have asked 3 other places the same thing and not a craft in the bunch! Hum...Martha Stewart, Carol Duvall - where are you when we need you!
• United States
31 Mar 08
Well if anyone can use thos imitations to make a mosaic or something, let me know... I get a ton of those things every month...lol. I also gave them to my youngest son to play with...he lined them up on the carpet and used them as a road for his cars and trains.
@coffeebreak (17811)
• United States
31 Mar 08
Good idea! You could even tape the ends together, fold it up when done playing and have it all ready to go next time! I'll have to pass that on to a friend that has a little boy!
@Sillychick (3279)
• United States
31 Mar 08
They are great for children to play pretend with, or to use with playdough or as paint scrapers. They are also great for removing stuck-on foods from dishes (not a craft,but useful all the same). I've never tried this, but what about a house of cards? Like either a gingerbread house or a house of playing cards, only glued together and decorated. Or try using them as embellishments in a scrapbook.
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@coffeebreak (17811)
• United States
31 Mar 08
A household scrapper - good idea! I'll have to keep one near the sink. Good one! ANd a playdoh cutter thingy - that's good to! Don't know anyone would have the patience for a house of cards, but hey, I'll them decide that!. And I have used them in scrapbooking - even have artilce about them in my blog Scrapbook Layout Ideas (Link in my profile) I used my son's high school ID cards in a layout for him - his 4 years of high school, and a pic of every year and things like that. I have had many comments on that layout! Just seemed a waste to trash such a memory! And my GD does use them as library cards when we play library.
• United States
31 Mar 08
I can't think of anything useful to me. I was looking at my old debit card sitting right here. I make wallets and use it to measure the card slot. I also gave those garbage ones to my daughter to play with when she was young. That is all I got from them.
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@coffeebreak (17811)
• United States
31 Mar 08
That's my extent too, but they are so nice and a perfect craft thing..surely there is a craft......!!!!
@arkaf61 (10881)
• Canada
1 Apr 08
Hmmmmmmm that certainly is an idea, but what to do with them as a craft I'm not really sure. They're not even good for coasters LOL THey are good scrappers though. I used one when my kids accidentally got gum on the floor. Someone stepped on it and it was really hard to take out, and I didn't want to use anything metal because it would scratch the floor, so I used one of them and it worked. But a craft.... can't think of anything I could do with them. Glue them to a shoe box to keep the bills that you get in the mail?
@julievy (595)
• United States
31 Mar 08
I use them for dish scrapers too. They work very well for scratching/scrubbing cooked on foods from the bottom of pots and pans.
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• United States
31 Mar 08
How about turning them into magnets for the fridge, or as fun crafty items for glastables. Not sure what else you can do with them. I actually also receive lots of them.
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