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Friday, September 11, 2015

Envelopes from calendar pages...

Do you ever get too many calendars? Or feel badly throwing out an old picture calendar because the artwork in it is just too good?

I sometimes get calendars from charitable organizations that we support, but because my husband and I make our own family photo calendar every year, I really don't have a use for them. A while ago, I decided to use some of the full-page photographs in a  calendar I received to make some envelopes.

Here are some of the envelopes I made from calendar pages. Aren't they interesting? I like to use these for masculine cards that are hand-delivered. Then I can write the name on a part of the envelope that doesn't interfere too much with the picture or artwork.

If I do mail these envelopes, I use a plain address label on the front.

This is the back of the clown fish envelope. Isn't it great? Some of these are great for kids' cards, too. They sometimes like the envelope just as well--or even better--than the card!

Isn't this envelope spectacular?

Here's a peek at the backside (and also the inside).

The quality of the paper is excellent, but it's not too heavy to mail. I used my WRMK envelope punch board to make these.

I've also made envelopes out of wrapping paper, typing paper and from the paper in a child's drawing pad. I am always looking for papers that will work for envelopes - just one more way to keep my cardmaking more affordable.

Thanks so much for stopping by, and remember to laugh--a little or a lot--every day.


designbydonna said...

These are beautiful. What a great way to recycle. I am going to be on the lookout for those freebie calenders this fall.

Glittered Paws said...

I love these - I did them like lots of years ago - and had totally forgotten about them, you have sparked some ideas for sure.

Taunya Butler said...

Cheryl - You are so smart and this is a genius idea - what a wonderful way to showcase a home made card than in one of there envelopes!!! I always pull pages out of calendars that I love and now I have a way to use them!!! You are so cool and thank you, thank you for sharing this wonderful idea!!!! Have a super happy weekend!!

Lynne in NI said...

What a cool idea Cheryl, these are fabulous!!

Mona Pendleton said...

So pretty Cheryl! What a great way to upcycle! Thanks for the inspiration!

Hannelie said...

Now this is CLEVER!