Good Morning Everybody!
As promised this weeks Fast and Easy! A fun project to thank Dad for all he does! I know how busy we can all be and this little thank you can be done in little over an hour.
A PDF of this project can be found here: Download Thanks Dad w: Pictures!
Here's how I did it...
Graphic 45's ABC Primer Paper Stack
2 -G45 Door plates
2 -ring binders
Sizzix/Tim Holtz Gear Die
Idea-ology Sprocket Gears
Idea-ology Hitch Posts
Idea-ology Alpha Cards D-A-D
idea-ology Adornments Regal (Crown)
Assorted nuts and washers
Elastic Hair Scrunchy (Dollar Store)
With an awl, slightly enlarge the holes on the Graphic 45 Door Plates. Not alot, just enough to help the metal rings slide through the Door Plates smoothly.
Cut the front, back and inside cover papers to 1 x 6-1/4 and adhere to Graphic 45 Door Plates.
Cut six 1-1/2 x 11- 3/4 pieces of Kraft cardstock. Score at 6" leaving a 1/2-inch tab on the left side. Fold. Punch two 1/8 holes on the left tab side. Use one of the door plates for a template for hole placement. Apply four 1-1/4 x 5 inch mats to all six pieces.
Cut six 1x 2-1/2 inch pieces for the top tabs. Score in half on the long side creating a 1 x 1-1/4 inch tab. Use a decorative corner punch and punch the left and right top of each side. Stamp the letters, T-H-A-N-K-S and apply to top of each of the six pages.
Insert the binding rings through the door plates and pages. I added washers and nut to the rings.
If you want a closure, I used two Idea-ology hitch posts into the open holes on the end. I then placed washers on brads and inserted them into the holes on the backside trapping the elastic hair scrunchie under the washers. Bend the brads legs down tightly. The scrunchie is then brought around to the front and then on the hitchposts for the closure.
As far as embellishment, I used several Idea-ology pieces and a Graphic 45 hinge on the front. I distressed the Idea-ology Alpha Cards to the letter's D-A-D and applied to the front. Voila! A metal mini to place 24 quotes or hand written thanks for dad!
Thanks For Looking!
The Gentleman Crafter