Monday, March 31, 2014

MDS Monday: Challenge #59!

Well...I'm back at it least for today! (I never know what tomorrow will bring, so I am just going with the flow at this point...) If you like what you see, please leave some encouraging words to keep me motivated to continue posting!! Thanks in advance to those who do stop by & see my posts. :) Today for MDS Monday, I have once again taken the challenge over at the MDS Monday Blog!!
Here is the sketch:

& here is my creation:
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Saturday, March 15, 2014

Toilet Paper Roll Brag Book Tutorial

For this tutorial, I'm going to show you how to cover & assemble a Toilet Paper Brag Book.  This does not include start to finish on the same will see 3 different books in this tutorial.

First, gather your supplies:
     - 3 to 6 empty toilet paper rolls
     - 1 or 2 binder rings
     - strong adhesives (I use 1/8" and 2" Scor-Tape, Tombow Multi Liquid Glue, Stampin' Dimensionals & a stapler)
     - a heavy-duty hole punch or paper drill (I use a Crop-A-Dile II)
     - paper trimmer & scissors
     - bone folder
     - ruler
     - your favorite Designer Series Paper (DSP) or patterned paper (3 to 6 designs)
     - a roll of Washi Tape that goes with your paper
     - a few pieces of matching cardstock
     - a couple coordinating ribbons (especially if you want to tie your book closed)
     - stamps, punches, dies, rhinestones, inks & any other embellishments you want to use to decorate your book

Here is a completed book using the Retro Fresh DSP & Washi Tape.
Step-by-step Instructions:

(This book uses the Sweet Sorbet DSP from Sale-a-bration & the Epic Day Washi Tape.)

At this point you can decorate your book & finish it how you would like!

If you'd like instructions for the ties shown in the completed book at the top & the inserts for the rolls, please read on!

 I hope you all have enjoyed this tutorial!  Please leave me some feedback...especially if you have any questions that I didn't answer!!  This was the first attempt at a tutorial like this (since I don't currently have a way to do videos) & I will be looking to make improvements for the next one. :)

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