Erica Edney - Stampin' Up Demonstrator - Victoria, BC Canada

Saturday, 15 March 2014

My First YouTube Tutorial

Hello everyone,
I finally finished my first video tutorial for you. It was a long learning curve because I wanted to add a lot of features: beginning and ending to introduce me and my blog and several captions to provide some explanations or further instructions.
I used my new Canon Vixia camcorder with my tripod set up over my work area. I did use my iPhone but it would become very hot and then shut off. This told me that I was making the videos too long and well, to be honest, making them short didn't seem to be an option.

I used Animoto to create the video beginning and ending and uploaded these to YouTube.
I used Windows Live Movie Maker to edit the frames of my tutorial and uploaded it to YouTube. Then I used YouTube's video editing features to put them all together and make public for your viewing pleasure (I hope). I have certainly learned a lot over the last week or so and I'm hoping this knowledge will go towards quickly producing and publishing future tutorials.

I hope you enjoy it and I welcome your comments.

Thursday, 6 March 2014

Rich Razzleberry Monochromatic

I had two reasons for making this card:

1. I had some scraps on my craft table I hadn't yet put away;
2. I wanted to make another attempt at a video

So, this is the card I came up with and I think I've finally got a fairly decent video which I'll post later. I don't particularly care for this colour - rich razzleberry but after the card was complete, I thought it looked okay.

These are the supplies I used:

Stamp Sets: Chalk Talk (Wood: 130631; Clear: 130634)
Colours: Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry
DSP: Brights Color Collection
Punches: 7/8" scallop circle, 1-1/4" scallop circle, 1-3/4" scallop circle, extra large oval, scalloped tag topper
Embossing Folders: perfect polka dots
Ribbon:  Whisper white 5/8" organza
Embellishments: Basic Pearls

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Basket Box

I am always inspired by the cute little boxes that U.K Demonstrator Sam Donald makes at Pootles Papercrafts. I copied a couple of her boxes for a class I hosted last Sunday. My clients want to be able to make them again and so I have created documents with pictures and instructions. For the little blue basket see this document. For the pink one, see this document.

Monday, 3 March 2014

Stampin' Up! Bundles 2013-2014

What is a bundle you ask? Bundles come in three formats:

  • a stamp set and a punch
  • a stamp set and a set of framelits
  • a stamp set and an embossing folder

Rather than ordering a stamp set and then the coordinating item, ordering the bundle will save you 15%.

To save you from flipping though the catalogues to find the bundles here is a listing from this year's catalogues.

Making Envelope Liners

As a follow up to a class I hosted yesterday on Envelopes, Boxes and Bows, I am posting the instructions for making envelop liners with the Envelope Punch Board.