Saturday, October 22, 2011

Journal Fest trades....

For once I have actually finished some trades BEFORE heading off to the retreat! :)
I wasn't sure what to make but knew I wanted to use what I had already -not go buy a bunch of stuff. Amongst my piles of paper and supplies I came across these cool pre-cut pieces of card stock.

I inherited these from my sister after she bought them, along with several other wonderful things, to make my bridal shower invitations. These are 4.5" X 6.5" so that set the size.
Next, I searched online to find a free calendar template that I could shrink and customize.

Cut the pages - ugh....I somehow decided to make 52 of did I come up with that number....unknown. So here's some math for you: 52 of these little guys X 15 pages per = 780. Since I could get two 4.5" X 6.5" per sheet of paper, that resulted in 390 sheets of paper to cut up. zoinks!

I then made a prototype....

and decided the back wasn't as stiff as I would like.....gee, do I have any chipboard in my piles of paper? I remembered buying some 12" x 12" sheets a while ago but, the eternal question: WHERE did I put them? :D

Cut, punched and stacked!

The final product:

What a relief to have these completed

Woo hoo!! - day after tomorrow I'm heading to Port Townsend :)


1 comment:

Cynthia of Cynful Creations said...

Wow, Dawn, your trades look amazing! I hope I find you to trade before you run out. :) (I made 62, not sure how I ended up with that number either!)