Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Calendar Envelopes

Wait! Don't throw out your old 2011 calendar yet!

Last year I showed you how to make calendar envelopes, and I'm going to do it again this year, so I thought I'd show you how again. :) I love the way these envelopes look and everyone likes recieving them.

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
2. scissors
3. tape
4. pen/pencil
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. (You can see here that I've been stock-piling calendars for awhile--this one is from 2000!)

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!



  1. What a neat idea!! I still have my calendars so I will be giving it a whirl!!

  2. What a great idea, I will use this a lot, thanks for sharing


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