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« on: January 13, 2006 12:36:09 PM »

I was just curious how others plan to recycle their calendars?  I'm making envelopes and cards with mine.
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« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2006 09:15:08 AM »

Our calendar from last year was cheap and crappy, so that when you got past the staples in July the pages would curl over.  (One of those $1 calendars from Michaels).  I ended up taking it down in September.

But I recycled some of the pages in a collage I made about our wedding, it was a roses calendar, and it's the top left corner and the bottom right corner.

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« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2006 05:46:15 PM »

I've kept all my past calendars with te hopes of one day doing something with them but so far I'm out of luck. Last year I had a Nemo calendar and really need to do something with october, which had a picture of Peach, my favourite character (nemo's cute, but really, what can beat a bright pink starfish?).

So yeah, ideas are cool because I have none, other than putting it on my wall, which is kinda boring.

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« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2006 07:06:55 AM »

omg..chelsea, that's gorgeous...

i keep on faithfully storing my calendars in the hope that inspiration will hit me and i will find something to do with them. i guess you could wrap small gifts in them, make envelopes/stationery, etc...  when i was in college and i used to handwrite (vs. email) to a lot more people, i made all the envelopes out of magazines and stuff. but nobody i know wants to take the time to write notes anymore. 

i am also hoping to incorporate them into my scrapbooking at some point.
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« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2006 07:51:55 AM »

I decoupaged my ugly boring desk:



I left the center empty so I could have a smooth writing/drawing surface.
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« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2006 07:21:21 PM »

if i like the calendar enough, i take it apart, decide which months i like best, and hang them in a grouping on the wall. cheap art! Wink
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« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2006 06:45:40 AM »

chelsea - your collage is so sweet & beautiful and potatovixen I would have never believed those images were from a calendar.  I've been using my artists calendars as envelopes but from 2005 I have this great datebook/calendar of Paris landmarks.  I just love the photos and paper is super heavy - great for something - but what???

Maybe some sort of shrine?  I'm not crafting much right now - seems my juicy crafting spirit has taken off and all my attempts are crap.  But here is a link to some collage cards I made from 2004-03 calendar pics I had laying around.




to see the whole thing use these links.   http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=75096.0
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« Reply #7 on: January 25, 2006 03:33:05 PM »

parisgirl- i have the same picture as your icon (the positive rather than the negative) on my closet doors. I printed it HUGE in sections and pasted it up. I love it because it makes me feel like I have a little bit of paris at home  Smiley

I don't really have new ideas besides the ones already given. Maybe use them as book covers? or book marks...
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« Reply #8 on: January 25, 2006 05:07:31 PM »

In the past, I've used the images from calendars along with iron-on vinyl to make purses & wallets. I also took a pic from a vintage New York calendar and decoupaged it to a painted wine bottle lamp I made.
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« Reply #9 on: January 26, 2006 06:53:34 AM »

hold on -

Iron on vinyl - why have I never heard of this?Huh?  Sounds amazing.  I'm going to be searching the threads today for information.  Thanks dayzi for the idea!

Nix Kisses, yes, I love the picture on my avatar...I changed it a bit to make it more "original"  Do you know there is a rubber stamp with that image?  I'll try to track it down and send you the info in a PM.  Such a beautiful city and a beautiful structure. 
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