Halloween Tissue Tube Tag Book Swap
Hostess: Connie Holso
Sign up by: September 1, 2015
Due (In my hands) by: September 26, 2015
Skill level: 2
Number: 4 for 4
For this swap you will make 4 (alike or similar) tags with sleeves. Make your tags and sleeves in a Halloween theme. They can be whimsical, traditional or spooky, the style is up to you. The sleeves will be made from empty bathroom tissue tubes. Do not punch or bind your tags or sleeves, I will swap them, add covers, and bind them into little books for you.
SLEEVES: Flatten the tissue paper tubes and crease edges. Cut a piece of cardstock about 2 inches long and double the width of the end of the sleeve for the end cap/hinge of each sleeve. Securely adhere end cap to sleeve as shown in the video below, placing sleeve about 1/4 to 1/2 inch from edge of sleeve. Remember DO NOT punch them, I will do that when I bind them so the holes all line up. Using a Halloween theme decorate the sleeves by covering with decorative paper, paint, inks, etc.
TAGS: Your tags should be longer than the sleeves with a tab or ribbons to pull them out. They will need to be a bit narrower than the sleeves so they easily slide in. See the video for inspiration on tag length. Using a Halloween theme decorate the tags and be sure to sign them so others know who made them.
Please mail early to arrive by September 26th so I will have time to bind and return them before the Halloween season. Include $5 for return postage.
Check out this video for help in making your sleeves and tags:
See my Pinterest board for ideas and inspiration:
Skill Level: 2) BUDDING - Participants will be open to trying new ideas and materials, without necessarily being competent yet with their applications. Swap Hosts are encouraged to add the requirement of a technique or process such as creating texture, using crackle paint, doing photo transfers, painting with watercolor, etc.