As a saver of all things cute, I was compelled to keep the pictures on every Mary Engelbreit calendar I ever had, This included three years of the large wall size, one desk calendar and two page-a day tear off calendars! Trimming out pictures and pieces of the larger graphic that Mary drew, I cut and glue stick the pieces according to what will fit on my 5 x 5 square. Sandwich method of paper craft creating learned from Elizabeth: cardboard in the middle, scrapbook paper on each side.
The pictures I used for these tags remind me of my 'Imaginary Friends' in blogville. Can you guess who they are?
For the tag on the left I used a vintage Christmas card for the view out the window; I cut pieces of brown corrugated cardboard for window frames. Mary's picture of the girl is glued flat and I used foamie pieces cut in 1/8" strips to raise up the books, pens and yarn basket.. The pet loving little boy was fun to cut and glue on 'grass' scrapbook paper. I used portions of Mary's border to add above the boy's head and then cut the framed pooch out to raise up with pop dots on the border.
Minnesota has 11,000 lakes and within two blocks of my house there are two lakes; the heat this summer brings plenty of swimmers and waders! The girls on the right are having a tea party. My Little Grama poured coffee and 90% milk in my cup when I was four years old. My version of a tea party with my grandkids involves bone china doll dishes and a vintage one cup aluminum teapot. Pretend sugar and cream are poured generously into the cups of (real) water as we drink our tea kneeling around the ottoman!
I embellished some 1" clothespins I found at the Dollar Store; I'll be hanging these darling little tags on yet another measuring tape line and thinking of my friends as I await the arrival of your Friendship pendants!