I actually do try out a lot of my Pinterest pins. But there are some that you just know you’re probably not going to get around to, if ever. So when this Pintester Movement (http://pintester.com/category/pintester-movement/ ) was announced, I decided that I should do one of these types of pins, instead of the usual alcoholic beverage or recipe.
Enter the… what the hell is this thing?
It’s a ticket box, bitch. And I was really excited to make this shit, because I had been thinking about it for a few weeks now, and whenever I came across ticket stubs I put them in a fucking pile! You know how organized that is? Very. Sure, the pile wasn’t impressive, but there are lots of things about me that aren’t impressive. That’s a whole other story though.
So I click on the link, (http://shop.foursided.com/ticketboxes-s/1849.htm) expecting some crafty, organized bitch to be giving a tutorial, except she’s so effin cute that she calls it a tute. But, NO, that was not the case. It was a website to buy these things. And this shit is $125.00! Hell, no.
And oddly enough the one in the pic from the pin is not showing on the website.
Well, before making this discovery, I went out and got a big ass shadow box, fully expecting this imaginary tute bitch to give me a clever way to cut a slit in the top with an exacto knife without cutting myself and having to go to the emergency room. You know, to drop in all of those ticket stubs. But yeah, that didn’t happen. If there was another adult at home I would have tried it on my own. But, there wasn’t, and I didn’t feel like entertaining kids in the emergency room while my severed finger got reattached. Besides, my one year old would have probably picked it up off the kitchen floor and carried it around before I could get it on ice.
The back of the shadow box that I had gotten had those bendy metal tabs to hold the back on, and I didn’t want to have them snap off since I’d be opening the back to add new tickets often. I remembered a frame that I thought was really cool back in 2003 and I never wound up using. And, amazingly, I found it.
Notice the back had the slide closing things so I can add new tickets easily.
So guys, since this thing has a friggin clip to hold the Admit One, and already has this lovely faux-bamboo background, the only thing left to do was make the Admit One sign. This shit is just begging to be half assed.
So I typed Admit One in Word in two different fonts and different sizes to see what looked best after printing. I was going to put fancy paper in the printer, but that was a whole other trip upstairs and I didn’t feel like it, so it just got printed on normal paper. I just grabbed some scrap paper for the backing. It was the piece on top of the pile.
I cut of the Admit One, and since we are embracing half assed with this, I just taped it onto the purple paper.
Then I just shoved in my unimpressive pile of ticket stubs, and here it is:
Not bad for five minutes of work.