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Topic: Craftster 5th anniversary: Kittie Calendar to Kittie cards and envies  (Read 33190 times)
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« on: January 15, 2010 05:14:24 PM »

I think today is the 5th anniversary of the day I signed up for Craftster.org (though I know I lurked for quite a while before signing up), and I have learned SO MUCH!

In honor of this momentous occasion I re-purposed a Cat calendar from the dollar store

into cards and envelopes, turning each picture-of-the-month into envelopes and then taking the tiny index images

and matting them into "medallions" for matching notecards.

Back of envelope and card

Front of envelope and card

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I know that I should have cropped these pictures better but was afraid that I'd miss the date deadline if I goobered around any more.

Now I find myself watching for all kinds of calendars to convert to Paper Fun!

Happy New Year, in more ways than one! Tell me what you think, please!
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« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2010 05:24:57 PM »

adorable! I love the calendar and that is such a creative idea!

« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2010 08:21:00 PM »

The cat who lives with us (it's hard to refer to him as MY cat, or even OUR cat, even after 9 years) helped pick out the next calendar to turn into cards and envelopes:
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« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2010 09:17:02 PM »

What a cute idea! They are super cute.

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« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2010 10:07:20 PM »

THIS - this is an idea of pure genius! I wish I had thought of that before tossing the bunny calendar at work. Sad

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« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2010 04:08:50 AM »

This is such a supercool idea! You should sell those! Not really my taste of motive but the idea rocks!

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« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2010 06:25:39 AM »

Now I'm gathering up all the old calendars that I can get my hands on, AND am watching out for bargains at thrift stores and dollar stores....
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« Reply #7 on: January 16, 2010 07:51:16 AM »

nice idea!  i might imitate this but in another style.

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« Reply #8 on: January 16, 2010 09:14:47 AM »

This is such a great idea.  I hope you don't mind if I borrow it.  I have been saving a calendar with baby kitties on it and didn't know what to do with it.  I've had it stashed for three years, just knowing the right project would come along.

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« Reply #9 on: January 16, 2010 10:04:06 AM »

That is a GREAT idea! And they look awesome!  Those would be nice to give away as gifts!

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