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Paonia, CO, United States
I have discovered that life is a roller coaster and I'm learning to enjoy the ride! I am a married mom of 4. I work part-time outside of the home and, of course, more that full time as a wife and mother! I do classes from my craft room in the basement...which is why we call it the "Craft Cave."

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Just in time for DAD!






Toilet tube mini book for Dad's Day!






Just a sample of the book we will be doing tonight at class in the cave. I will actually get this one complete before Father's Day!

Sorry for the lengthy delays in posting....

My oldest survived High School and has graduated, #2 is moving on to Middle School, #3 and #4 have maintained a healthy "status quo" and between all the stress of other life altering events we hoped for but then didn't happen it seems that life is getting back to it's normal run of chaos in the Limone household!
Now...
Here are some quick instructions for the mini book:
Keep in mind that the size of the tubes varies from brand to brand and even sometimes from roll to roll.
Supplies:
Empty toilet tubes
Sanding block
Big Shot
Decorative papers & CS
Embellishments
Adhesives
Directions:
1. Flatten the tubes and sand off the excess toilet paper if needed. (It may help to run the edges over the edge of a table or to run through a BigShot. You can also rubberband a bunch together and let them sit for a while.)
2. Most toilet tubes can be covered with a 6 x 6 piece of paper. You will want to have enough paper to overlap the roll and each edge by ½ inch for a finished edge.
3. Punch holes with a Crop-a-dile, drill press, or the Bind-it-all on one side of the tube. You can finish the raw edges of your punched holes with eyelets. (If you punch with the Bind-it-all I recommend securely adhering the paper to the tube along the edge you will be punching.) Use binder rings or binding wire to put your pages together.
4. Make tags to go inside your tubes! My measurements were 2 ⅜” x 3 ¾” but remember tube sizes vary so you will want to measure & adjust to your tubes if needed.
5. Decorate as desired!

7 comments:

Barb said...

Super cute project, Barb!

StampinCarol said...

This is really cool! Great tutorial! Missed your posts. Hope everything is going well for you! Hugs!

Seleise said...

fabulous mini book, Barb! Love it!!!

Stampedbyanangel@aol.com said...

Nice to see a post and a great one it is! I love how you've done all the added details, tfs

Anonymous said...

hey i just love this idea and am saving rolls to make something. I submitted your idea to ThriftyFun.com.
With a link to your page, maybe you will win a prize. Keep thinking of recycled crafts we love them.

Bridget

Ginger - Angel 1427 said...

Great use of an item that goes into the garbage! Love it!!

Rita Kegg said...

Great project Barb!! Keep on creating and sharing with us. Blessings