I love the Graphic 45 Nutcracker Sweet papers this Christmas and decided to make my book using them. First off you will need to collect toilet paper cores to make your book/s with. It doesn't take long to collect them yourself but I told some friends at my LSS about my need and by the end of the month I had a large trash bag full of the cores. I didn't realize how many different sizes of these cardboard tubes were used in making toilet paper so you will have to be careful and choose cores of like size. I used spray paint and painted the cores basic black and allowed them to dry before smashing them down and using an iron and waxed paper to flatten them out. After flattening them I used extra sticky tape to seal the bottom before gluing the decorative end piece on. Another problem was there are different lengths to the tubes so I took basic black heavy weight card stock and made and end piece that I glued to one end as a decorative finish but also to get my lengths correct.
Each one of the tubes holds a tag that can hold a picture and journaling.
|For the first two inside pages I made a mat on the left and a pocket on the right that holds 3-4 ATC cards (3.5 x 2.5 in)|
|Simple mats of contrasting cardstock|
|I put a decorative sticker on the left and another edge pocket on the right that holds one or two ATC.|
|Journaling tag on the left and a single mat on the right.|
|pocket made with a piece of print paper that holds a 'book' for journaling and putting photos into. One mat on the right.|
|The last pages hold fewer pictures but you could switch around and put a pocket on the left and have more ATC's in the pocket. I loved the look of these papers and didn't want to cover them up.|
|Once again I didn't want to cover the paper up so left it as above|
|Cute collaged finish|
Stay tuned another one is in the making!