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Keep it all together.
As being more organize is one of the things on my list of new years resolutions, I decided to come up with a better system for myself for logging my swaps. I made one for when I had joined and a page for host/hostess of swaps.
I will do my best to explain how I did this with little confusion. lol

Posted by Sugarlishes from Fort Hood, Texas, United States • Published See Sugarlishes's 135 projects »
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  • How to make a binder folder. Make Your Own Swap Log Pages - Step 1
    Step 1

    Okay I use the program Paint.net. Found it online and it is a free download. Its not precise as photoshop but more easier to manage to get the basics done.

    I am sure the program you have may work with the same concept.

    So first open up your program.

    new> go to width and height and enter 8x10 (this should be size of your printer paper)

  • How to make a binder folder. Make Your Own Swap Log Pages - Step 2
    Step 2

    Chose your text tool and determine what type of font you want to use.

    I choose "Dragon Wick" for my pages.

    This is where your creative liscence has free rain!

    The lay out I did was just my own way of doing it so be my guest to twink it your way.

  • How to make a binder folder. Make Your Own Swap Log Pages - Step 3
    Step 3

    Next I wanted Cutoutandkeep logo back washed onto my page. I found this image and copy it.

    Then went back to my program and chose "paste into new layer"

  • How to make a binder folder. Make Your Own Swap Log Pages - Step 4
    Step 4

    Then I went to properties(where the pink arrow is pointing) and it brought up my opacity window.

  • How to make a binder folder. Make Your Own Swap Log Pages - Step 5
    Step 5

    I set it down to 60...play around and extend the shape while its still selected after chosing your opacity.

  • How to make a binder folder. Make Your Own Swap Log Pages - Step 6
    Step 6

    Play around with the program till you get something similar to this.

    Then What i did was open a new page with the same size 8 by 10.

    Copy this whole image(dont forget to flatten image, then Control-A to select all, then go back to new image and Paste) Move or shrink the image down to make it fit better on your page)

  • How to make a binder folder. Make Your Own Swap Log Pages - Step 7
    Step 7

    Add your own borders are flare after adjusting. Then save, and Print out.

  • How to make a binder folder. Make Your Own Swap Log Pages - Step 8
    Step 8

    After printing out your pages, either use a 3 hole punch and put them in a binder or slip them into those protective plastic sleeves and put those in your notebook binder.

    Then stand up and cheer and check those boards for upcoming swaps and get yourself swimming in the Swapping Madness! :D

    Woot!

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CO + K User

Oh, I just saw this! What a great idea. I was thinking about a way to keep up with people's addresses...in case I ever came across something a past partner might enjoy getting as a surprise in the mail. ;)
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PocketfullOfSunshine
PocketfullOfSunshine · 2 projects
Aw. I want to use that! Too bad I cannot download that paint thingy. Happy
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