Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Reuse, Recycle and Save!

Look at the neat envelope I made today! I needed something sturdy to send photographs in since I didn't want them to be bent in a regular paper envelope. Can you guess what this is? It is an old calendar. Cool, huh? And so easy. I especially like it because my calendars depict things that I love - in this case my favorite breed of dog. Now, don't go rubbing your eyes, it isn't a dachshund and Spot is fine with that, okay? It is a Chesapeake Bay Retreiver. Isn't she gorgeous?

This is the back showing the inside.
It is so easy, really. Take a 12x12 calendar page. Trim 1" off the top and 1" off the bottom. Fold "Sunday" at the line on the left. Do the same with "Saturday" on the right. Fold the bottom up approximately 2 3/4" and fold the top down approximately 2 1/4".

Place goodies inside and glue shut accordingly. You can either write addresses directly on the front or use address labels like I did.

It is so much fun to send and receive, I think.

2 comments:

Linda and Denny said...

Ah, you're one of them-there creative people!

All kidding aside, that's a terrific idea and a great way to recycle calendar pages that are too attractive to just throw away.

P.S. My word verification is "revoy". I shall use it as my theme for the day; Life is great--revoy!

Gail said...

Great idea. Keep those creative juices flowing.