Tuesday, June 30, 2009

My TP book - Trash to Treasure

Several of you requested directions on how to make this little mini book out of TP rolls. I must admit I can't take credit for it - my Stampin' Up demonstrator taught us how to make it at one of our classes. They are really fun to make :)

3 – TP rolls of same size
3 – Coordinating pattern paper cut to 4 ½ x 8 ¼ size
3 – Coordinating cardstock cut to 3 ½ x 2 ½
3 – Coordinating pattern paper strips cut to 1 ½ x 2 ½
Ink colors to match
Stamp sets of your choice
Coordinating colors of ribbon
2 – binder rings
Crop-a-dile or other eyelet punch
6 – coordinating large eyelets

Step One: Fold the small pattern paper strips in half and attach to the three pieces of cardstock to make small journaling cards.

Step Two: Flatten the three TP rolls and use a bone folder to flatten the edges. Take the 3 coordinating
pattern papers and fold slightly around the flattened tubes to make application easier. Apply adhesive to the backs of the 3 coordinating pattern papers and lining them up with the edges roll around to cover both sides and overlap the TP roll.

Step Three: Using your Crop-a-dile or eyelet setter punch two holes on one end of the tubes taking care to make sure they are a sufficient space from the edge to attach the eyelets and have them spaced evenly. (After doing one use it for a template for the others to make sure the holes line up properly). Attach your eyelets.

Step Four: Punch a single hole at random intervals along the edges of the small cards (on the paper
covered end). Tie a coordinating piece of ribbon in each hole. Make sure the cards fit inside the tubes.
Some trimming may be necessary based on the exact width of your TP tubes.

Step Five: Using your stamps and paper scraps decorate each page however you wish using coordinating inks and papers.

Step Six: Attach the pages together with the binder rings and attach coordinating ribbon tied around the rings to complete your mini-album!

*********I don't have the pictures on my computer to add to the post but I do have this saved in a pdf file with the pictures so if you need a visual please send me an email at awendybird (at) gmail (dot) com and I will be happy to send you the pdf file!**************

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