There’s something wonderful about a new calendar, isn’t there? I love looking through them and finding calendars that are just my style. They can be so beautiful!
Some of the calendars I have bought in the past - usually from Costco – (boring, I know, but they always have cute designs!) have been wrapped in wonderful printed cardstock. The covers usually have small sampler pictures on the back and are so pretty, even though they are only a few inches in size.
A few years ago I realized that these miniature pictures were perfect for cards. I cut out the designs and saved the 12 little sampler pictures. I’m sharing 3 cards I made using them as the focal point.
I love to make cards up ahead of time when I have extra time. It’s a fitting activity when you’re watching a movie! These simple cards used up bits and pieces of scraps.
I added dimension by using my Cuttlebug to emboss on ivory cardstock and then inked the raised portion with a beige antiquing ink by rubbing it with the flat side of the ink pad.
I’ve also added a small organza bow or knot to each card for another simple dimensional element. I keep a stash of various colors of organza because I love the way it dresses up a card so easily.
It will be awhile before new calendars are out, but I couldn’t help but share these summer cards. You might be able to find perfect card cutouts from supplies that you normally would have just thrown away. Another resource might be from used cards.
I’d love to hear your stories if you’ve found a creative resource for card-making. Feel free to leave a comment with your creative idea.
Blessings to you this week, my friends!