Calendar Page Greeting Card Tutorial

It’s nearing the end of the year. If you’re a wall calendar user, it’s almost time to swap for 2020. Here’s an idea to upcycle and repurpose the 2019 calendar you’ve enjoyed this year.

I used my Curated Quilts wall calendar, which is perfect for these simple cards since they are one sided pages on white cardstock and blank on the back. Scroll to the bottom for an adaptation for other types of calendars.

I started by removing the days of the month section by the perforations.

Then I trimmed the page to 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" using my rotary cutter and straight acrylic ruler. I didn’t center the quilt. Instead I shifted to show as much of the quilt as I could on the front of the card (the left side in the image above). I was mindful to keep the name of the quilt and artist on the card. This one is It's My Birthday! by Evie Jespersen.

Once trimmed, I simply folded the cards in half. You can purchase A2 size envelopes (4 3/8" x 5 3/4") wherever you purchase office supplies.

Here are my dozen new cards, blank inside to use for any occasion.

 

If you have a calendar with thinner pages or it’s printed on both sides, a simple option is to adhere your calendar images to a folded piece of cardstock. Use 8 1/2" x 11" cardstock, cut into two 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" pieces. Fold each piece in half to make 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" cards. Then cut your calendar images down to 4" x 5 1/4" and adhere to the front of a card with glue stick or sewing machine stitching.

I'm participating in the 31 Day Blog Writing Challenge with Cheryl of muppin.com.

2 thoughts on “Calendar Page Greeting Card Tutorial

  1. Sarah, what a great idea! So simple - I love recycling/upcycling. Calendars are always so pretty and this is a great way to continue to enjoy the pictures.

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