Saturday, October 17, 2009

Hi all! I just finished doing a video on a standing calendar, I invented this for Christmas presents, I know, I know it's too early for Christmas but never for me :) especially when you need time to make homemade gifts.

To make the calendar I started by designing a 2" x 3" calendar in Microsoft Publisher (or you can download the calendar in the supply list), then I cut out the sheets with a x-acto knife, Stack the papers on top of each other and cut a piece of 2" x 3" piece of cardstock, line up all pieces of paper and using binder clips Clip the 2 sides together run a dab of glue (I used alenes tacky glue) down the top edge, clean up the edges, bind the top with 2 more binder clips and let it dry you will end up with a calendar that when you peel off one of the sheets they will still hold together you can also do this with larger sheets and make a notepad. Although I did not make the calendar in the video I will post some pictures at the end so you can get an Idea of what I am talking about... I also want to say that the idea of gluing the paper was NOT my idea I found it on another persons blog and for the life of me can not remember who, I will try to find out and give them full credit.Well I hope you like the video be looking for more videos of Christmas gifts coming soon! Have a great day and Happy Crafting!

Here is what you will need:
Cardboard 3 3/4" x 4" ( I just used some cardboard from a old box I had)
Cardstock 3 1/2" x 3 3/4"
Cardstock 1 1/2" x 8 1/2" - Scored at 3 1/4" - 4 1/4" - 5 1/4"
Patterned Paper 4 3/4" x 5" (The pattern paper I am using here is SimplyFab collection - Maddi Paisley by Making Memories)
Calendar 2" x 3" (you can download the calendar in black here - or a pink one here)
Scallop Circle punch ( I use the punch by marvy uchida, from Michaels)
1" Circle Punch
Stamp Butterfly Scroll by Inkadinkado ( I was so excited to find they are selling these at my target :) yah! and only $1.49 how could you beat it!
1/8" Adhesive Tape ( I found this on one of my favorite websites for ordering BlockHeadStamps I love this stuff)
Mini Pop Dots ( The ones I am using can be found here)

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Christmas is coming :)

Ok so I have gotten in to a major Christmas mood lately... After all it is my favorite time of the year with lights, music, Christmas shopping, and the tree and everything... so I have already started making my Christmas cards for this year... with that in mind I have created 5 card designs that I am going to share with you... starting Nov. 11 I am going to post a Christmas card video every day for 5 days... why Nov. 11 because that is the mark of 6 weeks till' Christmas... so be looking for those... also I wanted to mention, you know how I love deals : ) I found out on you can buy marked down stamp sets and sizzix dies for up to 80% off I found dies on there as low as .75 so make sure to check them out... who knows maybe you could get some early Christmas shopping done lol : ) Ok well as always have a great day and be looking for my videos starting Nov. 11 Happy Crafting : )

Sunday, October 4, 2009

New Video :)

Hey I know it has been a while (a long while) but I finally have 2 new videos up... I have to hang my camera over my craft desk to record the video... well I got rid of the stand I was using to hold the camera so... My dad made me a stand that hooks to my desk and is fully adjustable to hold the camera but now I am on the search for a better camera... mine works well enough but yesterday while filming the card video it just shut down on me arrgh... and on top of that I have a cold so not the best condition to be filming videos but I ended up using my parents video camera for the card... Ok so last week my family and I went down to Williamsburg and we went to the pottery... they have gobs of silk flowers and at a great price too... I picked up a twig of sorts of pink and white flowers thinking I could take the flowers off and use them on cards and scrapbook pages (this is a great way to get cheap flowers just go to walmart and pick up a couple of flower rods and pull the flowers right off you get a ton)... well when I got them home I didn't like how they looked so I re-invented them... using fabric paint and glitter you can really get a fun new look that matches anything... I did them in orange for the video but if you watch the card video I made using the flowers at the end I will show you how I made pink and purple ones too... Ok next the card is just really simple but so elegant looking. Here is what you will need:

Base card (orange in my case but use any color you want), 5" x 7" card stock folded in 1/2
Black Card stock 4 3/4" x 3 1/4"
Orange Card stock 4 1/2" x 3"
Black Cad stock 2" x 1 1/4"
Orange Card stock 1 7/8" x 1 1/8"
White Card stock 1 3/4" x 1", stamped with a greeting
Black ribbon, just enough to wrap around the card stock

Ok I hope you enjoy the videos and have a great day and keep crafting!Please leave a comment or if you have any questions email me :)

P.S. Be looking for more videos soon now that I have a camera stand back.