I've always enjoyed making the goodie bags for Nigel's parties and this is one of my favourites. Thanks to my brother's laminating machine (ah! The joy of laminating!), I've discovered a way to preserve the tags so that they can become bookmarks and are waterproofed. Of course, I've to get some nice shots of Nigel and a little photoshop helped to tweak it a wee bit.
Some photoshop fun. Nigel had fun watching his head grow and grow.
Using cheap photopaper, I arranged to have it printed so that I don't waste paper. Trimmed and ready to laminate.
While waiting for the laminating machine to heat, I sandwiched the photos into the films. Do this if you don't want to panic, if you're doing this on your own and in bulks. See the video and you'll see why you need everything prepared beforehand.
The best part, is watching the tags emerge perfectly laminated! Do wait for the red light to indicate that the machine is ready and is hot enough, if not, your laminates will appear bubbly.
This is my new toy, the tag puncher. Had these punched and tied together with the bigger tags.
Everyone received one! What's for next year? (headache! headache!)