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9.13.2009

Toilet Paper Roll Mini Album

I'm done rolling in the mud and oinking...the flu has all but passed.  FINALLY.  I can honestly say that this is the first time in thirty-something years that I have ever had the flu and it sucks!  :)

Anyway, this is my first project since getting sick and it was soooooo fun.  I'd seen these "Toilet Paper Roll Mini Albums" before but hadn't tried one...until today!  LOVE IT!  I think the best thing about it is the cost...almost nothing! 

I was assigned with coming up with a craft project for my mother's group at church and I think these will be a big hit and very cost-friendly.  So, the theme of this TP book is "Pray".  We are going to use it to keep our weekly scripture cards all in one place.  I'm calling it my "Toilet Paper Scripture Card Album"....  :)

I used some paper I've had forever by Cosmo Cricket (I almost donated this paper a while back...glad I didn't!).  I flattened five TP tubes, adhered paper and inked the edges.  Then I added paper embellishments, also inked:  photo corners (punch), words, flowers (Cricut: Home Decor and George), "PRAY" (Cricut: Opposites Attract) and scallop borders on the tags (punch).  I also stamped two journaling blocks onto coordinating cardstock, inked the edges and adhered those inside two pages: 
I used the Cricut to cut scallop tags (Tags, Bags, Boxes & More) at 4 1/2 inches out of cardstock, which slide inside the flattened TP tubes.  I tied ribbons to the ends for easy handling. 
Lastly,  I finally got to use my new Bind It All by Zutter for the edge binding...sooooo easy and soooo fun!  I tied ribbons on the binding to finish it off.  That's it...thanks for looking!  :)

3 comments:

scubascrapper brandi said...

This is a great idea! I could use this for a craft project for bible school next year! How did you flatten the toilet paper rolls? I bet I could use my cuttlebug, huh? I don't have a BIA, but I am sure thinking I need to get one LOL. TFS and enabling!

The Household CEO said...

Hi Brandi,

I flattened the TP Rolls by pressing them flat with my hand, and then using a bone folder to crease the folds. I put them under a few heavy books for a day or so, too. They still won't be perfectly flat, but I think that's okay b/c it allows for some embellishment of the tags that go inside the tubes.

And I won't be using the Bind It All when I do this for my church group...there are over 25 of us! But I figured we could punch two holes on the edge and use metal rings. Once ribbons are tied on, I think it'd look just as good.

Thanks for your comment! :)

The Bearded Lady said...

I LOOOOOOOOOOVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVEEEEEE it!! It is adorable and fun!!