I didn't get a chance to do the "new" technique yesterday, but I did knock out a couple of projects with the Silhouette papers:
The item in the center is one of the keychain mini-albums that I posted a tutorial for. Greg's daughter (mine, too, for 16 years now...) loved the original, but she is very much a tomboy type and has the build that goes with all of the athletic things she does, and this includes (in her case) thick-ish fingers. She said she'd never be able to tie the ribbon back into a nice bow, so I started thinking about other closures for this little album. What I came up with is incredibly simple! I took a plain old ponytail elastic (one of the small ones) and stapled it to the front cover before I added the embellishments and the inside pages:
To close the book, you just slip the elastic around the entire thing! I used Stampin'Up!'s "Carte Postale" and some black embossing powder to make the accent. I layered two daisy punches (ivory) behind a red circle and added an epoxy sticker, and put the whole thing on top of the Carte Postale square, then attached the entire accent with a glue dot on top of the elastic. (The glue dot is one of the thicker ones, so the accent is "popped up" high enough for the elastic to move freely without messing anything up.)
The other two items are large binder clips embellished with paper, ribbon, and such. The red "flower" behind the accent on the clip on the right is actually heart sequins glued to the back of the circle accent. These clips make great photo holders!
All right - on with the day! I'll see if I can get around to trying that technique later on...