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Easy Calendar to Greeting Card Upcycle

Hi Kim Six Readers!! We are so excited to be back here visiting with you today. If you can tell, from our previous posts, we love a good upcycle. What's not to love? Take something that is lifeless and bring it back to life. It's probably how a heart surgeon feels.....ha! As we end 2016 we say goodbye to some pretty fabulous calendars. Really, people are paid to make these. They are artists for goodness sakes.


You say you don't buy a calendar? No worries, you can reuse the front of greeting/Christmas cards you receive.
How to Upcycle Your Calendar into a Greeting Card wtih materials you already have on hand

Q. Why make your own cards?
A. Well, not only are you avoiding waste but has anyone seen the price of cards? YIKES! Tight budget or not, cards can really add up. If you send out 55 cards a year (average) X $3 (average) = $165 a year. We can make them WAY cheaper and with less to throw away.


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DIRECTIONS
Now, take your calendar/card and cut out any designs that you like. Think about those pretty boarders. Pictures on dates. Basically anything you can use again.
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Take a blank greeting card that you can find at any craft supply store or HERE.


******************Let your imagination fly****************
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There are some tricks to design though:
  • Make sure you pick a color theme. Are you doing a red and green card or a snowflake card?
  • Pick one special piece or focal point and build around that.
  • Don't glue anything do right off the gate. Play around with a mock design for awhile to see how you like it.
  • Layer! If you want the card to have a special quality to it, get some layers and even look at different patterns.
If you are super "fancy", you can stamp your name on the back......designed by.
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Since a calendar has many different seasons, it's easy to make a card for each one. You can then tie them all together and give as a gift or use them yourself. 
Turn your own scraps into your own greeting cards.  Not only is this a great way to reuse or upcycle materials but it's a real cost saver.  An average person purchases 55 cards a year at $3 each that can really add up.  Make your own for a personal touch. 

Now that you are ready to start making your own cards, look over your Christmas card stash and see if you can use any of it before it's recycled. If you would like to learn more about salvaging time, money, resources, and moments for your best life, we would love to visit Salvage Sister & Mister. 

Here are a few more posts we think you will enjoy:
Brass ceiling fan makeover. For just a tad over $10 we transformed this dated ceiling fan into a more modern look. This DIY project took an afternon to do. The supplies needed and insstructions are on our site. 
Do you know what to do with leftover cupcakes? Come over for how to store them and ways to use them. Waste not, want not. This dessert parfait recipe is a great way to entertain at the last minute. Or maybe it's for a dessert for one. Simple and easy and makes the best use of what you already have. 
Junk Mail Confetti (would be fun to put inside your homemade cards)
junk mail confetti- turn junk mail into something useful 

How to make your own greeting cards using leftover cards and calendars.  A great way to use up leftover items as well as reduce the cost of purchasing cards.  An easy DIY /Craft project you can do with friends or your kids.  Reuse to eliminate waste..

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