Tuesday, November 22, 2011

SAS4K and a question

I got a dozen cards in the mail yesterday for this very wonderful cause, SAS4K.  You can learn about it by clicking the link in my sidebar.  I created some of these cards and some were repurposed from card fronts that my online friend, Sue Rapin sent me.  Thank you, Sue. 

These two were created by me.  Along with a couple others.

And so, here is my question.

Do people mind if we reuse the cards we have received in swaps or as Raks?
Here are my thoughts on this:
I have saved every card I have received over the last 14 years.  I have about 20  binders full of them, all tucked safely into photo sleeves.  I love looking back and seeing them and using them for inspiration.  But I now have a scanner and a digital camera and I digitally save all of the cards I get .  I have come to the point where I can comfortably reuse some of the card fronts that  I have received to extend their life and give joy to others.  I sell as many cards as I can to raise money for our local Relay for Life and now I am sending cards to SAS4K.

Don't get me wrong, there are some special cards from special people that I would never think to reuse, but will cherish always.
I know I would love to know that the cards I have sent to people would have a second life.  I often use a removable sheet on the inside for the sentiment with a little note at the bottom that says "Please reuse this  card".

When I reuse a card, I always give credit to the original stamper.  I have made a label that says:
Origainal art by:
(space to write the card maker's name)
Repurposed by:
Theresa in Kitimat
and I put this on the back of the cards. 

I would love to get some feedback on this subject.  Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think.

Happy week to you all.
Theresa in Kitimat


Gail said...

Alrighty then!
I see no one's commented & I read this a while ago.
I'd never thought about it!
But, after serious consideration; I have no problem repurposing bought cards that are sent to me at Christmas, so why not!
I think I'd feel flattered that someone liked my card well enough to pass it on!(Repurposed)
On the other hand I DO send cards to my mom & other family members, 'Thinking of You' etc. that I don't write in so they can pay them forward!
BTW, cards are awesome!
Loving the pink snowman card!

Nancy said...

I agree :) I think they should be repurposed! Again and again and if I gave it to someone...it's theirs, they can do what ever they like :) I, too, would be proud if someone forwarded MY creation to someone else!

Tammy said...

Interesting question Theresa. I agree with your thoughts and those of other commenters. I love the idea of a gift that keeps on giving even if it is a card.

Love the cards you've posted today. I especially like the gingerbread house, too cute!