Monday, September 29, 2008

Wall Calendar Bonanza!





Three months ago I visited my favorite shop, before heading to the super market. It was, of course, the dollar store.
I stop by almost every week and look for cool little do dads that maybe I can incorperate into my art work.

I went up one isle and down the next, checked out the cheap little photo albums and,there, right next to them, I found a huge pile of old wall calendars. There so many different ones, some with horses, some with flowers, others with beautiful country scenes. And they were priced at .35 each! So bought $20.00 worth and brought them home thinking that I surely would be able to figure out a cool use for them.

I was concerned about making items for sale that would violate the copy right of the companythat produced the calendars. I looked all over every inch of each type and found no trade mark,copy right mark or address. All I could find was "made in China". That was it. I tried to look them up on line but could not find a site for the company. So, I feel OK about using the images, cutting them up, mixing them together.

I made a bunch of credit card envelopes, did a little decopauge, and glued them on to card stock to make little gift cards. I'll list them on my Etsy shop, in a new section and see who bites.

I figure that the worst thing that can happen is that I'll have enough gift wrapping paper to last me a really, reallylong time! 80)

3 comments:

kim* said...

THERE ARE SO MANY GREAT TALENTED CRAFTERS AND ARTISTS out there...

i think for me, spending less to make the art makes it all worth while. i dont look down on people that spend money cause there needs to be variety and there is so much more you can do when you purchase to make art...

spending a little money even 35 cents goes a long way. i too love the dollar store. we have the 99 cent only store and the dollar tree. they are so awesome.

Amber Dawn said...

I'm right there with you. i can walk around the dollar store forever with my imagination running wild with ideas of what I can do with all the little treasures! Hey actually here's one if you care to look.
http://colorofdawncreations.blogspot.com/2008/09/surrounded-by-punkinheads.html

Katie Lyons said...

I'd love to see pics of what they look like! What a good idea :) I can't wait until I have the free time to create again, though considering my son is 9 months and I'll probably have another in a couple of years, I can't imagine when that will be! :)

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