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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Toilet paper album made by one of my clients

OK, I have been intrigued by the toilet paper roll albums for quite some time and have wanted to try my hand at it.  Most of you know that I work with Developmentally  Disabled adults and even tho two of my clients are men, they love to scrapbook and do crafts.  For Christmas I was trying to come up with some ideas that we could do that would not cost an arm and a leg especially because these guys are on limited income.  My first ever client and the one I have worked with the longest (6 years) is Kevin and he had 8 women in his family to make something for.  Well if you add that up at even $5 a person it is $40 and way more than he could afford.  So we decided to try to make these albums.  In the end we made just one album for his mom and ornaments for the other gals (time factor). I will share some of those in my next post.  But for now here is the album we made for his mom..


 Kevin chose the papers to use and the ribbons.  I would line up the paper and he would cut it.  Then we ran the papers through my 2.5 " Xyron , a perfect fit , by the way..  Once the papers were attached he did the inking.
Then we went through my embellishments and he chose what he wanted on each page of his album.

Overall I am really pleased for a first time effort.  The cost was extremely minimal because I used alot of my stash!  An action that eased my guilty conscience for hoarding so many supplies..:)
This ornament was perfect for the back and of course each tp roll has a tag in it for add't photos.  I would like to add that Kevin's family had their Christmas party last Sunday and this album was the talk of the day along with the ornaments he made.  I got gratification knowing that I helped him give the women in his family nice gifts for next to nothing cost wise.  Now if I can only come up with some great mens items to make!

10 comments:

Scrappin' Sista said...

OMGoodness! This is PERFECT!!! I love it. Great job Kevin and Vicki. Thanks for sharing!

Kimbery Pate | KP Kreations said...

This is really a clever idea! What a great job he did with your help.

Kimberly

Deb said...

Fantastic Vicki.. You and Kevin are SOOOO talented... as for supplies in the future, let the word out and the birdies may just surprise you!!!

Lori Comeau said...

Great job, I think it came out perfect. I've tried many times to do a toilet paper roll mini and I could never get mine flat and that's even after setting it under heavy books. Kevin's mom is going to love it.
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Christine from TX said...

I am so impressed!! This is so cute! Your client did a great job with your guidance...you both have inspired me to try one.

JindraS said...

I don't know where my first comment went in cyberworld...still floating around out there, I suppose. Anyways, Vicki, you go so far above your job requirements with your clients. You are an amazing woman. No one would ever know that these were TP rolls as a base. I got to see them in person and your attention to detail is exquisite. The mini albums are to be cherished. Awesome work, Vicki!

Wendy Swenne said...

What a cute mini TP album your client made with your help.

Esther said...

I love it...Great job!!

Audrey Frelx said...

You guys did a great job!

Deb said...

You always inspire such wonderful work.