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« on: February 22, 2004 09:38:27 PM »

I'm making a wallet like in this thread
http://www.craftster.org/yabbse/index.php?board=13;action=display;threadid=2145
the one posted by anna reilly, she said she used contact paper...but it was milky looking...I want crystal clear , so which do you guys think would be better??  Packing tape or get it laminated?? Huh Huh


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« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2004 09:48:34 PM »

most laminate (at least the laminate I've seen from kinko's and the like) is hard and not beandable, therefore not useful for a wallet.  unfortunitly, packing tape something starts to peel up on itself or get gunky and icky looking around te edges.  and of course laminate is more durable *if you found bendable stuff, that is).  but packing tape is really cheap.

I'd go w/ packing tape, my self.
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« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2004 10:04:14 PM »

I work for a moving company.  You can get lots of widths of clear packing tape.  The biggest problem with it is that it isn't water resistant.  You can get relatively flexible lamintation done.  I'd say if you weren't using cardstock, the lamination I remember from my school days would be about right, and is much more water resistant.  But I've never done any of these projects, so I'm just basing my opinions on other experience.
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« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2004 11:01:10 PM »

if you're laminating something thin it stays pretty flexible - another option that works great is iron on vinyl. it is crystal clear and very flexible and you can sew thru it if you want.

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« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2004 05:45:59 AM »

THANKS YA'LL!!  I think I'm gonna try the iron-on vinyl...keep you posted...



Ok...I can't find the freakin' iron on vinyl...gonna go with packing tape...
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« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2004 07:17:58 PM »

OK...so I FINALLY FINISHED my wallet!!! WOOHOO!!!! I did finally find the iron on vinyl at joanns!! Man was I excited!!  Like I said before, I used ANNAREILLY's intructions...I'm not sure about starting a new thread...so here it is...







I added the flappy thing that goes underneath a duplicate check, and change up the card part for a see-through slot ...anyways, enjoy!
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« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2004 01:40:53 AM »

holywhack, you really packed a lot into a small project. Great work, and to think... all the stuff you could put in it. It could become a portable, mini-gallery.

I vaguely recall reading a thread months ago mentioning that clear contact paper needs to be burnished to lose the milky finish. I believe this can be accomplished by rubbing the image with something blunt, like a wooden spoon, but I haven't tried it yet. Probably because it's almost impossible to find contact paper in my area, for reasons unknown to me.

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another option that works great is iron on vinyl. it is crystal clear and very flexible and you can sew thru it if you want.
You would iron paper images on both sides, would you not, shs? I swear, I'm salivating at the possibilities... If I wasn't going camping this weekend, I'd be at Joann's.
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« Reply #7 on: June 11, 2004 11:06:54 PM »

I particularly like the pictures of the "postions".
Looks like lil AOL people getting it on.
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