Jul 11, 2009

Birthday Countdown (4 more days!), sneak #7: Tutorial: Cutting Your Own Stencils


I've got an awesome video tutorial for you today! But first...some random Q&As:

  1. If I could be in any infomercial, I would pick the Cricut informerical, because: It’s the only one I’ve watched from start to finish (though, I don’t think I can actually operate a Cricut)!

  2. If I could be any character from a movie, I would be Elizabeth Bennet from Pride & Prejudice because: It's my favorite book and one of my favorite movies. I'm a romantic at heart and I've always felt that I was a very Austen-esque heroine. I also identify with Elizabeth's sharp tongue!

  3. If my life story was to be written as a novel, the title would be: A Life Unexpected

  4. I always wanted to be: a Mom.

  5. If I can only give my not-yet-in-existence children one piece of advice, it would be: Always see the glass as half full.

  6. Three things I want very badly at the moment are: Breakfast, a sweater, and to clean my glasses.

  7. What is your process for creating layouts when you receive a Label Tulip kit? Do you start with photos, paper, a sketch, or something else? I generally start with the kit itself. I look at the products and figure out what I want to do with them. Then, I start to think about what stories will go with those techniques.

  8. I had the BEST time creating this layout using the May 2009 Label Tulip kit:

Here is a sneak peek of the July kit:


And if you'd like to make these:


Watch this video:

And, I have to share these photos:



I made this video at my Mom's house over Fourth of July weekend. And my brother was nice enough to rig up a camera set up so I could video my hands from above. It was quite the impressive MacGyver moment!

Finally, for an in depth tour of my crafty space, click here.

Thanks for stopping by! If you decide to make some stencils, drop me a line! I'd love to see them!


Sassafras Lass (Me Likey) Collection Winner!

The winner is ............

Blogger Jennifer said...

Thank you so much for the tutorial and the sneaks! Awesome work! Can't wait for the 15th!
Jenn in Vancouver

July 9, 2009 5:29 PM

Congrats Jennifer!! Please send an email to info@labeltulip.com with your contact information to claim your prize~!!


Jennifer said...

Awesome tutorial Julie and what a great MacGyver moment! Sometimes people might wonder how that happened and what type of special equipment you needed to do it, but loving the bananas!

Thanks so much for the win too! WOO HOO!

Jenn in Vancouver

Keely Yowler said...

Congrats, Jennifer! Love the MacGyver setup you have. Very creative!

Erika M. said...

Awesome tutorial and great project - I'm totally loving your MacGyver moment - watched it when I was growing up.

Tyggereye said...

great tut, Julie! love the brother set up for the camera. I might have to try that if I ever do tutorials! lol

Kimberly said...

You are such an ARTIST! I LOVE this! I especially LOVE your set up too! so fun! xoxo

Cathy said...

Your video setting cracked me up, Julie! When I first saw the photo, I was like "what are those bananas for?!?!" As always, thanks for sharing a great tutorial with us!