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« Reply #10 on: October 11, 2008 03:20:33 PM »

This is totally awesome!
I really thought it was metal flashing at first!
I think I just found my Holiday card idea for this year!
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« Reply #11 on: October 12, 2008 07:34:15 PM »

Hardware store for sure!  Some local independent craft stores might carry the small rolls too. Metal repair tape can be found with the ducting for air conditioning.  Also known as foil tape.  There are several kinds you want the kind that looks the thinnest and the widest. The thick stuff is useless unless you are using it for its intended purpose.

Its around $4 to $7 for a roll, I bought the bigger roll because I ran out the small one so fast using it to cover my journals.

Yay! Thanks! I may have to make a run to the store tomorrow on my day off. I have a stack of small notebooks that are waiting for a cool treatment, and I think that this could be it!

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« Reply #12 on: October 13, 2008 10:16:16 PM »

What a great idea!  Awesome execution Smiley  I've been looking for cute ways to wrap my Christmas presents and this would be great for gift tags!  Thanks for the breakdown Grin
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« Reply #13 on: October 14, 2008 06:56:17 AM »

Thank you for posting a tutorial for your technique!  Cheesy This is probably the coolest thing I've seen done to a book! I can't wait until the next trip to the hardware store - I'm getting myself some foil tape.  Cheesy
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« Reply #14 on: October 14, 2008 09:04:05 AM »

I was just wondering if you didn't have the metal letter stamps, can this foil be "engraved", with a pen tip for instance or even a thin metal stylus?  Or would that cause the foil to tear?
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« Reply #15 on: October 14, 2008 10:47:37 AM »

I've inscribed this type of metal foil tape before without problem. Just make you don't press really hard or use anything with a sharp point. Even if you do it might be a happy accident! Then I write over it with Sharpie and wipe off. You can always make a test piece first...
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« Reply #16 on: October 14, 2008 11:59:31 AM »

What she said!

And here is an example of 'engraving' with the stylus:

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=271703.0
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« Reply #17 on: October 14, 2008 04:26:53 PM »

I just picked up a roll of this tape at the hardware store today. Christmas gifts for the children of friends. I think I'll cut out a monogram for each of them. This will be fun, indeed!
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« Reply #18 on: October 14, 2008 04:40:23 PM »

That is AWESOME! 

Thank you for the tute!
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« Reply #19 on: October 14, 2008 07:17:20 PM »

I've inscribed this type of metal foil tape before without problem. Just make you don't press really hard or use anything with a sharp point. Even if you do it might be a happy accident! Then I write over it with Sharpie and wipe off. You can always make a test piece first...

Sweet Cheesy  Thanks!  I figured it could work and save me from having to buy stamps until I see if I like working with the foil enough.

What she said!

And here is an example of 'engraving' with the stylus:

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=271703.0

Awesome job enola!  I love the way the lettering came out with this technique.  Thanks so much for the added inspiration (I'm thinking endless scrapbooking ideas...).
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