|Two calendars from 2012|
And, before I forget let me say that I took both sizes of envelopes to the post office to make sure they were OK to use for snail mail. I suppose I should have done it before finishing them all but had they not approved I would have used them as gift envelopes.
|Gather the crew|
|At the top you can see the envelope I steamed open. To the left is the cut calendar page. To the right is the office paper being recycled for the lining.|
|The envelope cut and the side that will be showing|
After cutting out the lining I placed glue stick over the entire back of the printed side and stuck it onto the envelope. It’s important to get the glue on the edges , otherwise the lining will separate from the envelope.
After allowing all to dry, I trimmed off any bits of white lining peeking out.
|You can see on the left where I've placed a line of glue that I will spread to cover the entire side flap.|
The right flap has already been glued.
Seeing an address on a graphic envelope would be near impossible so I used self stick address labels.
2 x 4 inch labels were used in the ‘TO’ section and 1 x 2 5/8 inch labels were used in the ‘FROM’ section.
They looked stark so I decided to give it some color by drawing around the labels.
|I've really got to learn to operate a camera. These came out really pretty but who can tell with all of this frost?|
The second set of envelopes were closer to a square measuring 5 x 5 ½ inches. I suppose these would be more suited for cards.
This might be a good way to recycle greeting cards discarding the second page, saving the cover and writing on the back of the cover.
I didn’t use a template for these nor did I line them. There was quite a bit of folding it into itself making it sturdy without a lining. And this was also the Dollar Store calendar which had larger pages. I probably should have used a template but I was in the zone and didn’t want to stop.
|On these you can see where I put the postage square. Up top you can see where I made one of them business|
size. I quickly let go of that notion.
|This calendar page started out as a picture of mountains peaks and snow. It's really hard|
to tell that from the picture. I will perfect my methods.