This to That: Wall calendar –> Bookmark and Cards

TTT1aHello! As promised I have been thinking of new crafty content for this website and this is a first of a new series called “This to That” that I will be featuring here. One thing I love to do is think up ways to repurpose items in my craft room. So I thought I would feature some of these fun projects on the blog.  My hope is to inspire you into rethink the way you look at things in your home. TTT1bToday’s ‘This to That’ occurred to me a few weeks ago when I was taking down my wall calendar in my craft room. I really love the gold inlay on these botanical designs. It’s pretty hot right now in the paper crafting arena right so I was hesitant to throw it away.TTT1cSo I decided to cut up the calendar and repurpose the pages.  I first cut off the tops and bottoms to be used for some paper crafting project. Then I cut the Monthly titles to be used for a scrapbook page or one of my art journals. The font is really pretty and the size of them are great. I have not used the calendars but they could be repurposed too since they are no longer associated with a certain month.TTT1dThe high-quality paper used on this calendar begs to be used on a card base to make lovely cards and the thickness is perfect to create some pretty bookmarks.TTT1eSo that is just what I did, I cut a strip of the calendar and I used some washi on each end to reinforce it but also to enhance the design for the bookmark. Then I pulled out a digital image I hadn’t colored and grabbed some Copics. I also found a sentiment stamp and decided to make a card to send to a friend.TTT1fNo one would guess that this paper was hanging on my wall for a year!So don’t throw away your 2016 wall calendar just yet, you might have some pretty cards or bookmarks just waiting to be created!!

Happy crafting!

Belinda

Comments

  1. You so crafty…! I guess this means you really don’t have to buy as much since you’re reusing!! Lol… I do like the prints of the calendar though. Mine is flowers from Floret, I may frame some of them. XO

  2. I love that blue and gold together. Pretty!

    • Yes, I went to throw away the calendar and kept setting it on my table. Then finally I decided it was too pretty for the garbage and what better way than to recycle it.

  3. ❤️

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