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« Reply #20 on: October 18, 2007 06:47:31 PM »

Actually, I cut the lining from the pattern I cut out of the lid before I folded it up. Then sewed the lining, and put it in with hot glue. Which worked perfectly! Smiley If you wanted you could put holes through the cardboard and sew it on with a whip stitch around the top. Or add some grommets to keep them together.  Grin
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« Reply #21 on: October 19, 2007 04:45:11 AM »

Ah, you're the *best*! Thanks so much. I'm gonna use grommets/huge eyelets for the handles, so maybe I'll just do it that way. I didn't even think of that. Now, the next big challenge: Contact paper. Ugh! Roll Eyes
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« Reply #22 on: October 19, 2007 09:24:13 AM »

Check Ebay! Wink I got a massive roll for pretty cheap.  Grin
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« Reply #23 on: October 19, 2007 09:56:31 AM »

Great. Now, another quick question, if you don't mind sharing:

Did you tape the edges together before you contact-papered it? Or does the contact paper alone work to hold the edges together?

I have the pattern cut from the lid now. But I'm nervous about the next part -- I've never been too good at contact paper, I'm afraid to say. And I'm so scared I'm gonna screw it up. And I ain't tryin' to go out lookin' for another Operation game. My sister's worth some trouble, but not that much.  Wink Cheesy

Anyway, I don't know if I should contact it first, then somehow put it together, or tape it together then contact paper it. Does my confusion make sense?

If you can help me on the order of what to do next, I'll adore you forever.

AND, I'll be done with it within the next coupla days. As soon as I'm finished, I'll post my finished product ... giving *you* all the glory -- very much deservedly, by the way. Wink
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« Reply #24 on: October 19, 2007 03:11:27 PM »

No problem, you make perfect sense to me. Wink

I contact papered first, then left extra at the seams to fold over. Much to my dismay this wasn't the most stable way to hold it together (especially if it was going to be used for real), so after I got it together I hot glued along the seams on the inside where you can't see it. So it's got double duty seam stability.  Smiley

I hope that helps and isn't too confusing. I'd love to see pictures when you're done!  Grin
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« Reply #25 on: October 20, 2007 02:29:11 PM »

Okay, so you are now officially the coolest Craftster I know. I tried to be original with this -- started off trying to encase the cut-up game box in clear vinyl, then sew that together. But the sewing looked so shoddy. It was awful. I ripped it apart, totally frustrated from spending a whole day trying to sew that stuff.  Angry

So, I decided, why "fix" a pattern that isn't "broken"?!?

So I'm a total copycat. What's that they say?: Mockery is the best form of flattery.  Wink

Thanks so much for your help. My sister'll wanna kiss ya for it!  Cheesy

Here it is, in all its glory: Thanks, again, ever so much, for your idea and your help.

(P.S. The charms were my first attempt at resin, too. There are all these teenie-weenie air bubbles in them.  Embarrassed Oh well. I'll figure all that out later. It'll be good enough for my sister.  Cheesy )





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« Reply #26 on: October 20, 2007 03:36:21 PM »

Totally awesome! I love the charms in resin!! Good job!

Ya know, when working with resin if you see bubbles form you can get rid of them by breathing hot air on the resin. The Co2 will bring them to the surface where if they don't pop you can pop them with a needle. Wink

Don't forget to vote!  Grin
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« Reply #27 on: October 20, 2007 04:44:21 PM »

I *totally* tried the breathing thing. It got rid of the bigger bubbles, but not the tiny ones, apparently. I only saw those once the resin dried.   Undecided

I used leftover resin from sealing some plaques that I made, so I didn't measure it exactly right. Maybe that was the problem. Hmmmm. You can bet I'll be trying it again!

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« Reply #28 on: October 20, 2007 06:31:52 PM »

Oooh thanks!!!!

I make purses out of game boxes (like the record album purses).  (Unfortunately I forgot to take a pic of the one I did of the Operation game - rats.)

I love your game pieces in resin - they look great.  Did you use a form?  I love the shape.  I have been wanting to add the pieces as charms in some way - this will be perfect!

I also just did my first resin project as well.  Here's a tip, when you bend over to breathe on the resin, don't bend over so far that you touch your project with your head.  I was in the shower for a VERY long time figuring out how to get that stuff out of my hair!  (oil, scrubbrush, shampoo, repeat).
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« Reply #29 on: October 21, 2007 04:03:28 AM »

Great bags Smiley

..those little charms are such a clever idea, wonderful finishing touch!  Smiley
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