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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

It's made out of what?!!

  Well hello there!!  I am pretty dang excited about my little project today!  It is a mini album made out of toilet paper tubes!!  How crazy is that?! Really...!  Toilet paper tubes!   Now it is assembled, but not finished!  I still have to add all of my pictures and embellishments, but I was so anxious to get it posted that I couldn't wait! LOL   Take a look at this:

Isn't this a really cool way to recycle?!  I am sooooo excited!!  I flattened my tubes (I used 6 of them!) and then used my bone folder to crease the edges.  Then I ran them through my Big Shot to further flatten the curve out of them.  Then I put them under some heavy weight for a few days so they would be good and flat.  Once they were squashed as squashed as they were ever going to be I added some paper and dressed them right up!  I used the DSP Spice Cake (one of my favorites!!) and matted it on Pool Party since it coordinates with the paper and used sticky strip to adhere them to the tubes front and back.

Close up of my flower.  I used the punches that make the flower from the paper and crumpled them up and pulled them apart to make soft, fuzzy looking layers.  I added a Build a Brad  to the center Which looks in the  picture like it is floating LOL but it really is not!)  and topped it with a rhinestone.  The little tag is made using a sentiment from Teeny Tiny Wishes and the Jewelry tag punch.

Page one.  All of the pages use the same paper and color scheme.

I made tags to go inside of each tube and used the Round Tab punch to make the finger pulls.  I added some rhinestones to each tab.  They all pull out completely for pictures and journaling on both sides.

Tag pulled out.

6 pages with 6 pull out tabs.  Lots of room for pictures or other souvenirs!

Another view of the flower!  I cannot wait to get this little guy filled up with tons of pictures!  This was a really, really fun project!  The whole thing is bound with notebook rings.  I haven't added eyelets yet, but think I may go back and do that.  What do you think?!  You should really try one.  They are a blast to make so start saving those toilet paper tubies!

I am off to tackle my to do list!  Hope you are having a stamp-y kind of day!  Be back soonest!


Catherine said...

Absolutely GENIUS!!!! I love that you repurposed the TP tubes (I've been looking at mine and thinking "what a waste" when I toss them into the recycling bag.) YGG! The papers & bling on this are yummy as well, and your flower looks amazing. What a fab project, AM. TFS!

Jackie said...

This is just too cute! Lovin' the paper you used....absolutely gorgeous work Hun & TFS!!!

Joan said...

What an awesome project. Fabulous recycle idea.

Samantha said...

What a great idea! I love it!

Margaret said...

Don't you just love recycling projects?! Especially when they turn out as beautiful and practical as this!