I blew up the images to just larger than the presentation boards (which were 36"x48" - I made the images 38"x50"). In Photoshop, I drew lines over the images to make 8.5"x11" rectangles, then copied and pasted each rectangle (copy the bottom layer, not the layers with the lines) into a new project. I then printed out every rectangle on a sheet of HP Brochure Paper (which is just amazing - high quality, glossy paper). I then cut them out (as they don't print truly full-sheet) with a paper cutter, matched them up, and taped the backs together.
I then hot-glued the posters onto the cardboard with a LOT of glue (I never have luck with hot glue holding). Finally, to attach the two boards, I overlapped one of the folding sides of each presentation board and hot-glued them together.
|Dolphin marriage: one boy dolphin and one girl dolphin!|
For a final touch to the outside, I wrote out a "Women" label and stuck it on with double-sided tape.
Now, since I am only one woman, and the binder is full of WOMEN, I had to find some women to put in my binder. I asked several of the women I admire if they would like to be included. I grabbed some Facebook photos, printed them out on that nice brochure paper, and glued them onto poster board. I wrote out their "qualifications", and then had Mitt (my husband) make some nice, sexist notes about them.
I was going to attach my pages via rings, but it just was too complicated to figure out how to have the rings in there around me (how would they attach?) and since it was my DAY OFF, I decided I didn't care. Instead, I cut out thin strips of poster board, folded them in half, and glued them between the pages with the folded part to the back (just to help the pages open up a bit - it didn't work as well as I'd hoped). And, of course, I imagine Romney would get bored while going through his binder, so he'd graffiti it up 7th-grade-girl style. Once again, my husband stepped in and lent his artistic talent.
|See my little zip tie handle?|
|Photo Courtesy: my 7-year-old nephew!|