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Old 10-09-2016, 06:50 AM   #1
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I was reminded in another thread that I have a bag of self laminating sheets and pieces. I was wondering if anyone had some artsy techniques they could share besides the obvious intended use.
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Old 10-18-2016, 07:14 PM   #2
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I like to use them for covering bookmarks so they last longer.

You could make your own tarot cards. I cant say playing cards because I dont think you could shuffle them.

Redeemable hug/kiss coupons to put in cards. Or whatever-like 1 chore.

If you do a board with stars for kids, you could make and laminate the stars and glue a magnet on the back. Or other kinds of magnets.

Coasters. If people tend to have big parties. They will store flatter. Make a set as a gift.

Ornaments.
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Old 10-19-2016, 05:48 AM   #3
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Thanks Wavejumper

I was hoping for more creative used other than as laminate cover protection. I seem to remember there be some techniques with glitter and inks. there are probably others as well, I just couldn't remember specifics off the top of my head. Guess I'll have to find time to "surf" the techniques section here and Pinterest on my own.
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I use them to make "templates" to use with my dies so I can see what will fit where:


Not exactly artsty, but very helpful. More info on what I did on my blog HERE...
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Interesting idea, I would never have thought of it. I would have to figure out what to use on the back side though as what I have is self-adhesive laminate and where/how to store the templates. Do you store yours with the dies or elsewhere?
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It would still work with self-adhesive laminate. Just draw on one sticky side, then stick the other sticky side to it so the ink is trapped between. I store the templates in the front of the bin that the dies are in. That way I can play with different sizes/shapes if I'm unsure which one I want to use.
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thanks, ideas are swirling now...
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I use them to make "templates" to use with my dies so I can see what will fit where:

Not exactly artsty, but very helpful. More info on what I did on my blog HERE...
I know it's my brain, Sue, and not your writing, but can you ELI5*? How does the black punched sheet relate to the traced die templates made from pouches?

From your blog: "What I did was take a laminating pouch, open it up, slide one of the punched cards into place at the top, then trace a set of nesting dies in the spaces around it..."

Why is the die traced around a piece from a punch? Why have a piece of anything, unless you want the smallest piece from the set of nested dies?

I love the template idea for nested dies. The other night it took three tries to get the size right for a frame to pop out from the card with foam tape.

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Sorry - in my head it makes perfect sense... I put the punched piece in the laminating pouch to make sure that the pouch feeds through the laminator properly without wrapping around the rollers and jamming. I have since discovered (several packs of pouches and several years later) that there is a folder included in the pack that you are apparently supposed to put the pouch into to run it through the laminator. Yes, I can be taught - it just takes a couple of forevers, lol! If you use the folder as appropriate, you can skip the punched piece. I wanted to have a laminated template for my punches, anyway, so it was no big deal to include it. I just filled in the area around it with the traced dies. I could have traced around the punches instead of laminating the punched card, but that just seemed like extra work, so... Does that make more sense now?
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There's a folder? Who knew?! I get the 3M sheets; I'll look in the box.

Everything makes sense now, thank you! It's so hard to explain processes without step-by-step pictures. You did a great job; my mind was the problem.

I don't have that many punches. I cut laminated cardstock to a uniform size that would accommodate each punch separately, and punched each punch. Then I attached each punched out piece with removable tape next to the punched hole. So the 1" circle is stuck next to the 1" circle hole.

So I can look at an actual punched piece on a card. If the removable tape gets unsticky, I can add a piece, or if the punched piece gets bendy, I can punch another. Neither has happened, not that I use them much.

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