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« on: August 09, 2007 08:25:30 PM »

I was chuffed when I found a Da Vinci Code calendar in the clearance bin for AUD0.50c (USD0.43c).  I was promptly able to make twelve very nice envelopes.  Keep your eyes on those clearance bins for the art calendars is what I say!

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« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2007 08:31:01 PM »

Great work and very creative!  They look very well-made.  I have years of calendars laying around, I may have to attempt something similar. 

« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2007 09:19:59 PM »

way cool i like it got to try and make this some day once i find some calenders



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« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2007 09:20:29 PM »

Those are absolutely beautiful.  Great job!

I'm just a little bit jealous of the people that will be receiving them.  Cheesy

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« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2007 10:32:34 PM »

hot stuff!  i just came by an old calendar of art prints myself, and now i know exactly what to do with it.  Smiley  did you line the insides of the envelope with anything or did you just leave them in their natural calendaresque state?

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« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2007 01:09:00 AM »

did you line the insides of the envelope with anything or did you just leave them in their natural calendaresque state?

I left them au naturel because the calendar insides were in mint condition.  If I was trying to recycle a calendar which I'd used for a year I wouldn't because it would have looked awful with lots of scribbled notes and crossings out and school notes!

I don't think it looks too bad.  I think the lining is a good idea for a used calendar - and if I try that I'll line the side I'm covering up while it is still flat and uncreased.  It would probably need a spray adhesive and a lighter weight of paper for the lining and by getting a bubble-free full-surface joining of the two sheets the end result would still cut neatly and fold crisply.  Smiley

« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2007 01:25:26 AM »

Wow, they look fabulous! I really like how you still can see the calender-part on the inside.

Now I want to make my own envelopes too Wink

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« Reply #7 on: August 29, 2007 02:16:51 PM »

Very cool. I always buy art calenders in Jan when they're on sale for use in my paper crafting. I like seeing the calender days on the inside,too.

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« Reply #8 on: August 29, 2007 02:23:12 PM »

Awesome!  I bet they would be great if you did them using pages from old books.

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« Reply #9 on: September 09, 2007 01:03:37 PM »

these are a delight Smiley I've been wondering quite recently why I don't hand-write any letters, as there's nothing that matches the joy of recieving post. particularly when it comes so creatively clothed as this! I wonder what it'd be like with a "monet" calendar...

I suppose you could also use old film posters and so on, if you could get hold of 'em. They'd probably be strong enough.
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