Transform a colored image into a greeting card. #freeprintable #freecalendar #cardmaking #cardtutorial
As I sat there, admiring my colorful calendar image for the month of February, I couldn’t help but feel inspired. The vibrant hues and playful design gave me an idea. Why not turn this into a one-of-a-kind, personalized greeting card for a loved one? With a few adjustments, I was able to create a beautiful, unique piece that was sure to brighten someone’s day.
Repurpose your colored calendar into a card and share your work with others. #card #reuse #coloring
This year’s free calendar from Try it – Like it – Create it is an adult coloring calendar. Once the month has passed, please don’t throw away your creation, turn it into a card!
If you haven’t downloaded the free calendar yet, you can do so at the following link. [2023 calendar]
The materials are straightforward, you’ll need a slimline card base, your colored image, a way to cut down the calendar, and some adhesive.
I couldn’t just leave the image as it was, I chose to add some shimmering watercolor paint to a few areas. I bought the watercolors from Temu – they are fantastic metallic-based watercolors available at a great price.
Making the card is pretty straightforward forward but I’ve added a simple way to make a matching envelope with no measurements needed.
The dark green petals around the center have the shimmer added. I love how this project is a kind of recycling project where you can get more mobility from your colored image. What a nice way to share your work with someone special!
Don’t throw away your waste paper before trying this inked wrinkle technique.
The other day I was working on a sublimation project and I was discarding my protective paper. I hated the idea of throwing away paper and came up with this idea for its use. Using the scrap paper, I Inked it to make an interesting texture. I happened to use Protective Paper from Artesprix. It has a vellum or parchment paper look to it.
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The idea here is to use waste paper. The protective paper I had couldn’t be used again for sublimation because it had some ghosting of the sublimation ink on it which might transfer if used again. I started with a black ink pad and then continued with different colors of ink.
This is the inked wrinkles after I added a few different colors of ink. After finding this successful, I did it again with sublimation ink pads and I will have a tutorial on that outcome posted soon.
I ended up making a card with the wrinkled paper. I think it could be used in a variety of different ways. No more wasted paper for me. I will be keeping a stash of these wrinkled ink papers for crafting. Did you find this useful? Let me know in the comments.
With the temperature outside reaching close to 100 degrees, it is really hard to be creative with a Christmas theme. But, for Christmas in July, a blog hop with the Creative Crafters, I made a recycled Christmas Ornament. The ornament is made from pull tabs from soda cans.
Hot glue gun
I have to apologize, I was so busy trying to figure this out, I didn’t take photos. I will try to walk you through the steps with my words.
To begin, I drew a circle on a scrap piece of paper. Then I laid out the soda tabs around the circle (as pictured above).
Using hot glue, I glued the second layer of soda tabs onto the original circle. This time I staggered their placement.
Next, I threaded an embroidery needle with a green cord. I sewed it in and out around the soda tabs.
In the second round of sewing, I added a bead. Then I joined the cord and made a loop for hanging.
The hot glue doesn’t fully hold the soda tabs long-term. This is why I added the cord.
Having finished, I would have liked to have red beads in the right size for this project. I would also like to add some ribbon or a floral pik, center top.
Check out the other projects made for this Christmas in July blog hop. After the 17th, feel free to add your own Christmas in July project to the hop. The link-up will be open until the 22nd.