Tuesday, January 26, 2010

paper, scissors, glue




Tis the season to change calendars and buy new ones.  I still need to buy a new one or two.  I always hang the great big calendar that we get from Alerdman Oil because it has huge dates and generous squares to write in.  The pictures are always pretty too.  I love a large calendar to write in.  It's practically a journal of the year by the time we are done with it.



While visiting at Angry Chicken a few days ago, I found a nifty project to recycle those pretty calendars we all must eventually throw away.  I decided that I, too, would recycle my old calendars into greeting cards.  I hardly ever have my own clever ideas, but find brilliant ideas all over the place.  I hardly have to do any thinking this way!  Besides, they say that copying is the best form of complimenting someone....as long as you aren't stealing their copyright.  That reminds me of something Amy did with her cards.  She gave credit to the artist whose art was recycled onto her newly made cards.  I did that too even though Monet will never know I used is calendar art.  Here is Amy Karol's DIY project.  I followed her lead and did mine much the same way -- glue pictures onto the card stock and then trim.  I used a new-to-me glue by Martha Stewart called Create Gel Adhesive that I found in the scrapbook aisle at W-mart.  It's nice stuff.  I felt almost as if I was back in kindergarten today.....playing with paper and scissors and glue.  The best part.....I have some sweet greeting cards to restock my supply.

4 comments:

  1. This sounds SO fun! I love to cut and glue, too. We worked in our art journals at school today and I think I had the most fun of all! I have old Susan Branch calendars, too!

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  2. HUMMM, I HAVE SAVED CALENDERS FOR YEARS..MAYBE I BETTER GET ON IT AND MAKE SOME CARDS..GOOD IDEA, THANKS FOR PASSING IT ALONG! COME SAY HI :D

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  3. I saw that idea and love it. Like you -- that's why I love the internet so much -- there are so many great ideas out there. Your picture makes me want to go buy a Susan Branch calendar this year, just to have it for cards next year!

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  4. Oh I am kind of a glue addict, I will have to look out for this one, Thank you xoxoxox Clarice

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