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Tuesday, 4 March 2014

So what do you do with yours...

...I mean your old calendars.

I love the Deco Ladies that you can get in that well know high street card store. They are not cheap but every year I take advantage of their "Buy one - get one half price" so that I have one in the kitchen and one on my desk.

This is the 2014 one currently hanging in the kitchen...
...it is in a handy location so that it can be checked on the way out to the car.

The images are beautiful but when the year is over what do you do with them? It seems a crime to throw them in the bin (even if it is the re-cycling bin). So I chop mine up and retain the pictures for future use.

This is a card I made with the November image from the 2013 calendar...
 ...I picked the November one because my birthday is that month and it seemed a good place to start.
The image has been mounted behind an embossed frame...
 ...this was made from white linen effect CS...
 ...and run through the new 6x6 embossing folder from Xcut that is part of the current DoCrafts promotion. The red PP has been roughly edged with a stitch ripper (tip I saw in a magazine somewhere).
As you can see. I cut the oval from the centre of the embossed piece...
...so that it created an oval frame for the image.

The card was made using the following: -
Papermania 8x8 White card blank
Red PP from the Sew Lovely range (the previous DoCrafts promotion)
White linen effect CS
White card candi from Craftwork cards
Rose frame embossing 6x6 folder from X-Cut.

Why not see what you have available and do a bit of crafty re-cycling............................

6 comments:

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Beautiful make, great recycling too. Love the frame. i love these images. i currently have two Gorjuss calendars, both different and the one in my craft room has huge pics, big enough to frame, maybe next year.

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

Great idea. I love the way you've framed the image.

Virginia said...

Oh toni that really is beautiful, what a fabulous bit of upcycling!

Claireliz said...

Ooh what a nifty trick, love it Toni.
C x

Sandra said...

Oh that's beautiful, and such a clever idea. Can you imagine how much that certain shop would sell a card like this for!

Weasel said...

Great idea, may have to nick this - I have a habit of keeping old calendars too (just not of Art Deco ladies lol...)