Friday, September 27, 2013

Circular Drawers Storage Unit

Well, I've been at it again - made another storage unit. This time it's round in shape! I saw a tutorial on YouTube by Einat Kessler. Einat used the CD's and the chipboard for the dividers, but only used cardstock for the drawers. You can see Einat's tutorial video here. Einat mentioned in the video that she would upload a pdf file of the template to her blog when she returned from holidays, check her blog here.

Well, me being me, I couldn't wait for the template so I created my own, using the few measurements Einat mentioned in her video. I added chipboard to the drawers and magnets to the drawers, as well as creating my own system to create the drawers.

You can check out my YouTube video - the first part here.

I also recorded a Ustream session on making another layer and you can see the recording here.

If you would like to make the Circular Drawers Storage Unit I have put up a pdf of the instructions here on my blog under the Handy Links section, or you could just click here.

What's next?

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

4x4 Gift Card Box WITHOUT the WRMK Envelope Punch Board

Hi everyone!
For all those wanting to make the 4x4 gift card box but do NOT have the WRMK Envelope Punch Board - it IS possible to make it without one, along with other projects the WRMK Envelope Punch Board is being made famous for. Just a little tweaking is all that is needed.

I do have the WRMK Envelope Punch Board, and I made the gift card box using it but I found that it's not rocket science what they have done - just great marketing I guess. The Martha Stewart Scoreboard can make these and any other box you want to make - paper bags, envelopes (real A2 sized envelopes at that) and much more!

Anyway, I decided to make a gift card box using my Martha Stewart Scoreboard, and may I say, it was just as easy. I uploaded a video on YouTube (watch it here) on how I made the gift card box plus the dimensions and how-to on making the envelopes for 4x4 cards. I have also uploaded written instructions and you can find them to the right of this post under the Handy Hints section or just click here for the instructions.

Until next time - happy scrappin'!

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Project Life Storage Unit

Well, who knew about Project Life? Not me, that's for sure! That is until my daughter, Mandy showed me her recent purchases - all those core kits! Apparently this Project Life thing has been around for years and years! Where have I been? Well, probably slogging away building my boxes and storage units LOL. And now - well, here's another one LOL.

Mandy wanted to buy something that would hold her cards and we were out "shopping" when Mandy picked up something that she thought would do the job of holding her cards. Wait for it - yep, I opened my big mouth and said "I can make you one!"
So I did!
Here's the first one I made.

Then I thought "maybe others would like something like this to store their Project Life cards". So I decided to stream making another one - a matched set for Mandy - lucky gal! LOL

I wrote a tutorial on how I built the unit but it was lacking photos. So yep, I went and made another one. This time, instead of painting the edges, nooks and crannies, I inked them and grunged it up!

I took plenty of photos and jotted down the instructions as I went along. The final tutorial is here on my blog under the "Handy Hints" column up the top. I have put a price on the tutorial as I've had so many requests for a tutorial, and I've spent hours and hours typing it up and trying to ensure there are no mistakes, so I hope you understand the cost, albeit only $AU5. I have added drawers and two side units to the PLSU and have written instructions for both. If you buy the Project Life Storage Unit you get the drawers and side units instructions free!

You are more than welcome to go ahead and make one yourself by watching my Ustream recording on making the second unit here, although the measurements have been refined with the final unit. I've also uploaded a time-lapse video onto YouTube making this grunge unit and you can watch it here, the drawers here, and the side units here -

Next project - Stay tuned!