Card Box Tutorial

Wow! I think this is the longest I’ve gone without blogging something crafty! Let’s fix that!

Dsc_1874_small_2I got many requests for how to make the baby shower card box I did in this post.

The video tutorial is below. My template is a recreation of an old Papercrafts template I had from 2 or 3 years ago.

You will need:

  • 8.5×11 cardstock
  • 6"x5 15/16 cardstock
  • red-line tape
  • adhesive
  • closure mechanism (like magnetic snaps, velcro, button loop, etc.)
  • border punch (optional)
  • detail scissors
  • scorer
  • bone folder

The score dimensions are:

  • 8.5×11 base: score at 4.5" and 9" on the 11" side; score at 1.25" and 7.25" on the 8.5" side.
  • 6"x5 15/16" lid: score on the 6" side at 2" and 4"

Here is the video. Any comments are greatly appreciated! I think I got the lighting problem fixed! 🙂


A Muse Pretty Little Papers Purse Tutorial

I finally got around to making another video tutorial. It’s so hard to hear yourself speak. GAK!  I’m still trying to figure out how to improve the lighting since I film after dark! (I actually did the first video during the day and my 2 year old showed up and you can hear him on the video so I had to reshoot it when he was in bed! LOL!) Anyway, I’m still learning so bear with me! 🙂

The score lines for this need to be at 1 1/4", 2 1/4" and 3 1/4". I say that in the video but I figure you won’t have to replay it just to get those measurements again ;).

Enjoy. And of course, I’d love some feedback on what you think (besides the lighting!)!

My Birthday Present!

So, I don’t know if you know many engineers. And even if you don’t, you probably know at leasF260w_01large_2t one male that likes gadgets. We, stampers, are not too different. We all have our wants of the latest tools out their for paper crafting, don’t we? Well, I fall into to the "want-a-new-gadget" category just like the other engineers I know… only, I also have the crafty gadget desire too. Poor DH. 🙂 So for my birthday this year, I requested one of these: 

I have an older Sony Camcorder for those family videos and such. But I wanted a little video camera to keep with me and to be able to make tutorials and stuff. The tutorials… well, that’s assuming you care to see any, of course. I’ve been playing with my new video camera and it’s SUPER cool and super easy to use.

Now, don’t laugh at me. I made a tutorial. The "what I’m teaching" on this video is readily available all over the web but nonetheless, I thought I’d show it…mainly to test out my new gadget. I would love to hear your feedback on it. I don’t like hearing my own voice but that’s okay. And the lighting isn’t the greatest… so I need to work on that too.

Hope you like it… My very first video tutorial… how to make a bow embellishment: