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February 27, 2008


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Oh Diana -- it's beautiful! Thanks for sharing!


It is cute. I recovered 2 of mine ages ago, and never did the other 3. They do take a long time.


Fantastic Diana, I love it. I have the exact same pink fabric with the white polka dots, that's pretty cool. I have a whole bunch of those file folders that Peter gave me over a year ago and they are in the basement just gathering dust. You have given me a fantastic idea to dress them up.

Great tutorial because it's really easy to follow. I just wanted to know how the hot glue turned out?
I find sometimes I get strips of it (lines) that stand out on paper and don't look nice, did you have that problem? It looks sleek and so pretty.


Hey Stephanie, I figured I'd answer here instead of email in case anyone else was curious...I tried to only hot glue the inside pieces b/c of how you can see glue "streaks" where the glue and fabric meet, but figured I'd give the narrow strip a go with the hot glue since the spray adhesive seemed so messy. I used one of the smaller, lower heat glue guns for the project, so it pushed out less glue than the larger ones at one time. When I applied the glue to the magazine holder, I tried to drag the tip around along the top of the cardboard in small circles, while squeezing lightly, to make the lines of glue very thin. I'm sure you can see some streaking, but by keep the glue thin, it's not too bad.

You could probably cover the sides with paper and use the spray adhesive, but I was feeling a tad lazy last night...heehee.

Oh, and if you pick darker fabrics, I think the streaking will also be less noticeable.


:) Diana


I love it. the fabric is so cute, too.


They (magazine holders) turned out lovely. Very pretty fabric. Hope wedding plans are going well -- just wondering when is the Big Day? Best wishes.


the folder is fantastic!
and soooo spring like :) my heart sings looking at this one :)


Love your magazine cover you made. Especially
the colors and patterns of the fabrics. I did this once but used scrapbook papers. (12x12) and it worked out well, too. Your fabric idea is more suitable for the wear and tear on the box -- great job !


this mag-holder is so so cute. I love it. congrats on your wedding. It looked fab and very very romantic.

I have one question. How do you place those signatures on your pictures?

enid p.

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Hey Enid,

I tried emailing you ,but it's what I sent:
Thanks Enid!

I used Photoshop to add the words over the photos. It's pretty expensive,
but there are some freeware versions out...I hear "gimp" is good, but I
haven't tried it myself.


Diana :)


LOVE it! I'll be linking...

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