2014: T-shirt in a scrapbook

2014: T-shirt in a scrapbook
I normally would not create or post a page like the one above, because it actually looks quite boring.  It was set up mostly as an ephemera page at the end of the exchange student year.  However, I think that it has a unique technique that I used to mount a t-shirt square to a scrapbook page.

The background story is that our exchange student received an award t-shirt from the Exchange Student Organization for all the volunteering that he did while he spent the year with us.  Afterwards he handed the t-shirt to me and said “I will never wear this!”.  So I kept it and decided to put it in his scrapbook.

A couple of years ago I worked with my mother to make a t-shirt quilt, so I had all of the tools on hand needed to cut the t-shirt into a perfect 12 inch square.  See this link for a course on how to make a t-shirt quilt –>  The Ultimate T-Shirt Quilt (w/Winnie Fleming)

Since the t-shirt was bright yellow I used the same color for the background pages, and used brads to attach the certificate that he received as well.  I then gently temporarily tacked the square piece of t-shirt to the background page with sticky tabs.  I then used my Crop-A-Dile to punch holes through the t-shirt and the background page in the four corners, and then used the same tool to set brads through the holes.

The most difficult part of this page was slipping the page into the plastic protector without rolling the t-shirt back.  I used my Cricut lifting tool to push the t-shirt pieces that rolled while doing this back into a flat position.

The Ultimate T-Shirt Quilt (w/Winnie Fleming)

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