Friday, January 06, 2012

Start the Year Off Green by Repurposing Your Old Calendar!

Make cards and envelopes, turning each picture-of-the-month into an envelope and then matting the index images and affixing them to the front of blank greeting cards.

What You Need:

An out-of-date calendar

Colorful paper cut into 3x4 rectangles

Card stock (8.5x11 can be cut into half sheets)

Paper cutter or scissors

Double-sided tape or rubber cement

Optional: Envelope, carefully taken apart, to use as template


1. Using a papercutter or scissors, cut out each of the index images, leaving a white border around each.

2. With rubber cement, or double-sided tape, fix one of the index images onto a complimentary color square. Then affix the colored square to the greeting card.


1. Trim off the white edges of the picture-of-the-month.

2. Using the calendar grid on the back as a guide, cut a one-by-four rectangle out of each side. You can also take apart a greeting card envelope from the store - approximately 6x5 - and use that as a template.

3. Fold over flaps. DO NOT GLUE OR TAPE.

4. If desired, cut a notch, triangle, or other design under envelope flap.

5. Fold over and seal sides.

1 comment:

Nasir said...

These pictures are very good and the design is awesome.

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