Wednesday, October 13, 2010


I seem to have this knack for finding things and making a mastermind plan to make them bigger, better, or different all together...

Especially when I pass the 'oh so conveniently located' $1 bins at Target.  Or go to the $1 Store.  Or shop any craft store with a $1 section.  See where I am going with this?

Over the summer I bought these two books from the $1 bins at Target.  I really loved the layout of the pictures, the whole sha-bang. 

I've been wanting to really work on the ABCs and Numbers with AJ, so these were just perfect.

Things that are paper, particularly flimsy paper don't last too long, so I wanted to make them a bit more durable.  I knew we'd be using these A LOT. 

I removed the staples...

 Cut everything at the crease...

 Laminated each page, used a hole puncher, and added binder rings. 

I also found these at another store...

 I punched the cards out of the frames...

 Laminated them...



  1. Love, love, love it. That is exactly why I don't buy those flimsy page books! Since I have a laminator now (which I need to use more often) I'll keep this in mind. Now I'm off to do the same with Aiden's ABC cards since I have to put them up after we're done or he'll tear them up.

  2. atleast now i know what can be done...jiya seems to tear up anything thats within her reach..thnx


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