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Topic: im in ur journal guardin ur secrets: LOLCat License Plate Journal  (Read 3470 times)
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« on: March 14, 2008 02:24:51 PM »

I've been dying to make a license plate book/journal for the longest time...so I made one for my LOLCat swap partner (whose now received) Smiley



Closeup of nameplate


I was thrilled how it turned out -- it's the first time I've made one.

Thanks for looking

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« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2008 02:33:01 PM »

awesome! Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2008 02:55:18 PM »

That's awesome!  I love LOLCats.   Grin
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« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2008 08:23:52 PM »

That's adorable? How in the world did you make it? Tute please if there isn't one already.
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« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2008 08:31:31 PM »

That looks fabulous - very professional!

I have been saving an old plate for a while - I want to do something with it but am afraid I'll goof it up.

Any tips you can pass on (especially about cutting/binding) would be appreciated!
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« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2008 09:31:48 PM »

Thank you for the nice words! I'm flattered that you asked for a tute. Smiley

Here you go!

Use tin snips to cut plate in half (be careful -- cut edges are sharp!)

I used a hammer to tap down the rough cut edges.

Decide where you want to punch the holes along the edge.  I used a drill and 3/16'' bit, clamped down the plate and drilled slowly.  (wear your safety glasses!)  Of course you may want to make fewer holes, or bigger holes, YMMV.

I duct taped the cut edges. You can feel the holes under the tape.  Use an awl or something similar to poke thru the tape.  Glue ribbon over the duct tape.  Then repeat the poking again thru the ribbon.  (Safety first!)

Eyelets or grommets are a good idea to finish the holes.  Tap them in gently but firmly!  License plates are soft metal and whacking em will distort the plate (and eyelets).

Attach the front and back with loose notebook rings (available at office supply stores like Staples, Office Max.)

and TaDa! License Plate Journal!

Put whatever pretty paper/pictures inside!
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« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2008 07:13:37 AM »

That is the cutest thing! You did a great job on it. I love the little nameplate.
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« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2008 07:21:18 AM »

High praise indeed from one of the mods.  You've made my day!  Cool Smiley

Thanks rackycoo  Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: March 18, 2008 01:01:47 AM »

Clever and looks great! Really creative tie-in to LOLCats  Wink
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« Reply #9 on: April 02, 2008 12:21:21 AM »

Another lolcat fan reporting in! I love your journal--as others said it it very clever. Cheesy
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