Monday, September 28, 2009
So my twins turned 17 this past week. And, of course, I didn't get inspired to make their birthday card until the night before, after 11pm!!! I made these tag books so I could put a picture of their birthday present inside since they won't be getting their phones until next month.
All in all I like the way the Roll books turned out. They were fun to make, just wish I had more embellishments that I could have used. ANOTHER reason to go shopping!!!
My girls really liked them, so that's what counts!!
When making the Roll books, I wish I would had the time to flatten the rolls between something heavy. As it was, I just used a bone folder (?) to make the creases. Also, I used strong adhesive tape (the red kind) to attach the 4" X 6" pieces of paper. I did realize that some toilet paper rolls are different sizes. And, I just experimented with the size for the tags, using Plantin SchoolBook. (I'm still exploring all the different options for tags with PS.)
For the book rings, I used 1" book rings from the office supply store. They were pretty cheap for 100 count.
I wanted to make something special for a friend at work. She's always giving away her jewelry that she makes or taking photographs and giving them away. She's such a delight! Well, my last day was Sunday, so I wanted to give her something.
I had seen a business card holder that Nicole made posted on the Cricut Message Board. I actually found the old posting and got directions off her blog - www.undertheinkfluence.com, in the month of June, 2009. You can click on the title above to get to her directions.
I did alter her pattern a little bit. I made the box holder using Accent Essentials and cut the figure at 4 1/2" instead of her suggested 5". I also cut a little more off for the base.
Anyway, it was fun and I enjoyed the process. I wanted to add a lot of bling with crystals or glitter (because my friend is a blingy gal), but I didn't have the right paper to go with that. Maybe I should go shopping!!!
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