Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Cal Cards - Repurposing A Page A Day

The end of another calendar year is fast approaching, and almost time to think about buying, or even creating, another calendar for the new year.  Have you ever received, or given, those desk size calendars where you can flip a page a day at a time?  After the year is up, what do you do with them? 

I recently made a set of cards out of one of those types of calendars -- an old calendar I found at a Thrift Store called Grace for the Day, with quotes & scripture references, that each have a day on them but not the year.  One of the growing trends this year has been using papers that have the look, or have been, ripped out of a spiral bound book -- there are even punches to give you this type of look on your papers.  No kidding...

For this Cal Card set, I gently pulled the pages from the calendar that I wanted to use & trimmed to fit my mat (green cardstock 5 1/4" x 4").  The calendar pages already had a great look with the key & "staining", so I left them as is only adding some flower pieces, brads, & rhinestones (the flowers on the bottom cover the calendar day).  I attached the mat to Spice cardstock and the cards were complete.  How quick & easy was that?!

Inking the edges of the envelopes adds a nice touch for handmade cards.
With all the scrap papers we tend to accumulate it would be fairly easy to make a card a day (or even one a week) in a variety of colors & patterns.  These are great to send for any reason...or if just to say "I'm thinking of You".  They also make a great stationary set for gift giving -- just add envelopes & tie up with a bit of twine or ribbon.

Thanks for coming by, and have a lovely week!  Lisa

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