Wait! Don't throw out your old 2010 calendar yet!
Pretty much every year I take all the photos out of my old calendar and turn them into beautiful envelopes.
So much better than plain white, huh?
I usually make the standard envelope size and shape, but I also sometimes make appropriate sizes for cards I have. Everyone always enjoys receiving them.
Want to make some?
Here's what you need:
1. old calendar
5. template envelope (or you could just wing it) :)
Here's what you do:
1. Tear out any images you want to make into envelopes. Then, using your template (I just use another envelope) trace the shape of your envelope onto the wrong side of the calendar picture. Cut it out.
2. Tape up the envelope.
3. And your done! Easy cheesy. I either apply blank address stickers in the appropriate places or cut out rectangles from some plain white paper and tape them in the appropriate spots so you can address your fancy new envelopes.
Here's my stash for the upcoming year!
Now, a word of caution: some calendars are copyrighted in such a way that you cannot take out the pictures and use them for other purposes. Calendars usually specify on either the back or first page, so check there first. :)
I hope everyone has a Happy New Year! Stay tuned for some super organizing ideas from Everyday Art.