I have a modest collection of vintage "swap" playing cards. That is how I started making note cards since I had some playing cards I didn't want to keep. I thought there had to be something "crafty" I could do with them. Well, shoe boxes full of note cards later, I branched out to tags, plaques, bookmarks, and here I am today. All thanks to old playing cards.
If you've never given playing cards much thought (I hadn't), you'll be surprised at the hundreds, thousands, of different designs. Here is a pair of happy birds from the "Have A Nice Day" 70s.
Below are two note cards I made from playing cards.
I will post more "neat-o" playing cards now and then.