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Monday, January 28, 2008

IRIS FOLDING- APPLE

Iris folding is so easy, even I can do it! Here is a demonstration of just how easy it is! Enjoy!
*** Remember- to trace pattern -have card or paper right side up and put pattern wrong side down onto paper (trace the pattern with a light box, etc. on the wrong side, or just make 2 copies of your pattern and trace the 2nd one after you cut it out) you want to trace on the right side of your card or paper. Attach pattern on the right side of your paper with tape that isnt too sticky (painters tape, repositionable tape, or scotch tape that you have stuck to fabric to make it not so sticky). You will be working on the wrong side of the paper when applying your cut strips of paper. Make sure the fold is facing into the opening of the pattern.
Cheri


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Friday, January 18, 2008

MISH MASH ALBUM

I DEMONSTRATE MAKING A HOMEMADE ALBUM USING MANY DIFFERENT TYPES OF MEDIA. I JUST LOVE THIS ALBUM!! (MUST VIEW IN 2 PARTS DUE TO FILE SIZE)

CHERI

Pictures of completed album- to see how to make this, scroll down for video's.


PART ONE- *** NOTE: I WAS VERY SICK WHEN I MADE THIS VIDEO... SO WHERE I SAY CARDSTOCK, I MEAN CHIPBOARD... LOL... SORRY ABOUT THAT... SINUS INFECTION & HEAD PRESSURE JUST DIDN'T LET ME THINK CLEARLY.


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RIBBON SPOOL ALBUM

THIS IS A GREAT PROJECT USING YOUR EMPTY RIBBON SPOOLS! THE VIDEO IS IN 2 PARTS. (I MUST SAY, AFTER 20 HOURS OF TRYING TO UPLOAD THIS, I FIGURED OUT IT WAS TOO LARGE SO I HAD TO MAKE IT INTO 2 VIDEOS... UGH!)

I HOPE YOU ENJOY!
CHERI

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Sunday, January 13, 2008

ALTERED & HOMEMADE ITEMS

THIS VIDEO SHOWS ITEMS I ALREADY HAVE MADE. I MADE THEM RIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS FOR MY DAUGHTER & MOM, SO THEY ARE RUSHED. I DIDNT HAVE TIME TO FULLY EMBELLISH, BUT THAT'S OKAY CAUSE I CAN DO IT ANYTIME. HOPEFULLY IT WILL GIVE YOU IDEAS OF HOW EASY IT IS TO MAKE YOUR OWN ITEMS AND HOW MUCH NICER THEY ARE WHEN YOU MAKE IT YOURSELF. SO START THINKING, PLANNING, AND MAKING YOUR GIFTS NOW FOR NEXT YEAR :)

VIDEO INCLUDES:
PAPER BAG CALENDAR WITH POCKETS
HOMEMADE BUSINESS CARD HOLDER
ALTERED DOLLAR STORE POCKET PLANNER
TEEN ADDRESS BOOK FROM SCRATCH
ELEGANT ADDRESS BOOK FROM SCRATCH


THANKS FOR WATCHING!
CHERI


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CHEAP CHIPBOARD PROJECT THAT CAN BE USED IN MANY WAYS



HERE IS A QUICK, CHEAP, SIMPLE PROJECT YOU CAN MAKE USING ITEMS YOU HAVE ALREADY, SCRAPS, AND FREE STUFF. I DEMONSTRATE USING ONLY 2 PCS. OF CHIPBOARD, BUT DONT FORGET TO THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX, ADD TO IT, CREATE SOMETHING NEW... MY VIDEOS ARE MEANT TO MAKE YOU SEE SOMETHING SIMPLE THAT CAN BECOME SOMETHING WONDERFUL. I ALSO ALWAYS TRY TO DO THINGS TO SHOW YOU THAT IT DOESNT HAVE TO COST A FORTUNE TO MAKE SOMETHING VERY ELABORATE AND BEAUTIFUL. THE SKY IS LIMIT.. AND YOUR HOUSE HAS MANY TREASURES YOU NEVER KNEW YOU HAD! ENJOY! AND FEEL FREE TO SHARE MY VIDEO'S AND BLOG WITH YOUR FRIENDS.

THANKS FOR WATCHING!
CHERI




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Saturday, January 12, 2008

TURKEY PAPER PIECING

THIS VIDEO DEMONSTRATES HOW TO MAKE A PAPER PIECING. THE PATTERN IS OF A BOY IN A TURKEY COSTUME... I LOVE IT AND WANTED TO SHARE IT WITH YOU. PAPER PIECINGS ALWAYS INTIMIDATED ME, THEY LOOKED SO HARD! BUT I TRIED IT ONE DAY RECENTLY AND FELL IN LOVE! THIS IS THE 4TH ONE I HAVE MADE AND HOPE TO DO MANY MORE! I DO HAVE THE PATTERN IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN IT FOR YOURSELF. I DO ADVISE SHRINKING IT DOWN AS IT IS ABOUT 8" HIGH AFTER IT IS ASSEMBLED. PLEASE LEAVE ME A COMMENT WITH YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS IF YOU WOULD LIKE ME TO EMAIL YOU THE PATTERN OR YOU CAN EMAIL ME DIRECTLY AT LUV2LEARNATHOME@AOL.COM. THANKS SO MUCH FOR WATCHING... I KNOW THE VIDEOS ARE LONG, SO I REALLY APPRECIATE YOU TAKING THE TIME OUT OF YOUR BUSY SCHEDULES!

AS ALWAYS, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO SHARE MY BLOG & VIDEOS WITH ANYONE.

THIS VIDEO IS DEDICATED TO YOU "CB"... NOW GO MAKE A PAPER PIECING WOMAN!

CHERI

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Friday, January 11, 2008

Inking tips & surprises- My 1st video attempt

Here is my first attempt at making a video. This one is on some cool ideas on how to alter items using ink. Also, I share some money saving tips for making your own transparencies and at the end there is a surprise. I hope you enjoy!

Cheri
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My first blog

Hello! My name is Cheri. I live on Long Island, NY and have been a collector of scrap items for several years now. I just started using my items and am still a beginner. I have found a niche in paper piecing and altering journals, calendars, etc. I will be posting videos on different topics from time to time, so make sure to check back often.

Homemade Business Card holder

Homemade Business Card holder
I made this for my daughter for a Christmas gift- The cards were for her new phone line- a very special gift.

Business card holder back

Business card holder back

Altered Planner with bookmark & pen

Altered Planner with bookmark & pen
For French teacher.