Thursday, April 12, 2012

Make your own thick letters

Hi there Bloglanders

As promised, I'm here to show how to do home made "thickers".  We really struggle to get these in sunny SA so I came up with my own. Best part is that I recycle a lot of stuff and I make letters in whatever color I want. First I'll show you how it looks on my junk album folder.

And this is what you need:

I use old cereal boxes for carton. On top I glue my scrap of paper and the contact. (that is the adhesive plastic I use to cover books with)

At the bottom I put a piece of the Sizzix double sided adhesive. Most of the time I skip this as I prefer to glue my letters on or use foam dots.

And the whole stack goes through my fave toy - the Cuttlebug! Plastic side up.

Ta da. My very own "thickers"!

OK, this is becoming a very long post but for those of you who wondered how I add the folder to my ring binder, I made some notes.  First the pic's of my home made folder:

I cut a spine from transparency (this one was actually cut from packaging material), cut a slit through it and then fold my "folder" over it. Inside this one I sewed 2 big glassine bags and even cut open their backsides for additional storage. A  home made string clasp with some eyelets and twine to finish it off.

And the back. Here you can see that my Easter page is still waiting for the pic's of my parent's 50th anniversary to be printed.

And for the inside info of how my binder spine works. I've drawn one as you can't really see the transparency. 

Hope you enjoyed Toy Tuesday.  Have a great day and please come back to play.

1 comment:

  1. How cool to see your binder that I've heard so much about!