Saturday, May 09, 2009

Use the Tools!

Do you have a TON of tools, paper, embellies, and other miscellaneous goodies in your crafting haven?? I sure do. Today, I needed to (quickly) make a Mother's Day gift for my mother-in-law, as well as for my mom. My printer went on the fritz the other night, and that caused a delay in getting these done. Anyway, because I have SO many wonderful tools and goodies in my Haven, I was able to make a really cute gift - really quickly (we had dinner with my mother-in-law this evening for Mother's Day since we won't see her tomorrow).

Tools, tools, tools ..... That's what I used on this little project. My Cricut was used to cut the rounded-corner squares, the 2009, and the shadow of the 2009.

My Xyron was used to adhere everything - because it makes it easy, has a strong bond, and covers the entire piece.

The Bind-it-All was used to punch the holes and bind it.

Inside pictures ....

Jared's page.

Jaydin's page.

Jonah's page. Just took this picture today. :)

The ribbon was part of the SAB promotion that SU had and was placed between the decorative paper layer and the coaster on both the front and back of the book The coasters were sent to me from a friend on SCS (thanks, Kathy!!). The Bind-it-All rings used were brown, which fit the theme colors of the book. Those were sent to me by another SCS friend (thanks, Diana!!!) and are fabulously handy. :)

So ... all in all, I used the Xyron, Bind-it-All, Cricut, SCAL (to design and cut the 2009 and squares), some wonderful (.... and hoarded) paper, and ribbon. It's been a good day. :)

I'd love to hear your thoughts!

Have a wonderful Saturday night, and a great, big, beautiful tomorrow .... Mother's Day!! Tell your mom that you love her and appreciate her.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous12:04 AM

    that is just great... I love the pics, and your choice of paper...

    tfs, Soni


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