Almost every year, I get myself a page-a-day calendar for my desk. That way I can use the backs for scratch paper. If there’s a great picture though, I use them for cards! The calendar I used for the card is Thomas Kincade, so I didn’t throw any of the pictures away.
All I do is trim around the date if it’s written across the picture and then trim the rest of the picture evenly. That gets matted onto cardstock for my card. From there I do a little embellishing with flowers, ribbons and stickles glitter glue to finish it off.