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Mar. 31st, 2007 @ 01:01 pm Branching Out - Numpty Key Rings
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Feeling: productiveproductive
Some of my favourite newish things in my shop are my recycled game card key rings.

Thanks to my ideas involving various Monopoly pieces and one yet to be realised (there just aren’t enough hours in the day) using those little pieces of “pie” from Trivial Pursuit sets, I have wound up with several second hand, charity shop finds Monopoly sets and one of the aforementioned Trivial Pursuit. All bought for the pieces. Which left me with rather a lot of play money and game cards which I did not know what the hell to do with. Until (eventually, I might add), the proverbial lightning bolt struck…

Game Card Key Rings ~ A Numpty Recipe
Take one hopeful idea
A whole lot of Googling
And more Monopoly money than any sane person should own:

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Throw in:
Some extensive eBaying research
A trip to Staples
And a laminator (swiped, temporarily, from the office):

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And finally:
Brace self for using scary eyelet bunch (result of eBay research):

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Gather ingredients:

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Get ready:

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Go forth and laminate!

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I bought a bunch of different sized laminate sheets for this. The ones that worked really well were actually for making your own luggage tags – you can see their original shape in the photo of the £100 note above. A pair of sharp scissors, a little patience and quite a lot of holding my breath took care of the rest. Time consuming, and a little tricky, but definitely worth it.

The eyelet punch, while a little scary, did work pretty well. It just took a bit of getting used to. And it certainly achieved the desired effect:

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I’m really pleased with how they turned out in the end, and thrilled that I finally found a use for all the money and game cards! Something a little different, I think...

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From:bridgetwannabe
Date:March 31st, 2007 02:42 pm (UTC)
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Ok, I love the keychains, but is it terribly wrong of me to be MOST in love with that pic of you and the eyelet punch? Heehee, you're so cute, I just want to squeeze you.
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From:numptynumpty
Date:April 1st, 2007 09:20 am (UTC)
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Hehehehehe. You are nuts, woman :D I look like such a DORK in that photo!
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