A Virtual Class, for free!

Thursday, March 11, 2010


I've been wanting to create an on-line project class for quite a while, so this video is a bit different because it's in multiple parts. Part one (below) walks you through the creation of the cover of this mini album. I'm going to try to release the inner page videos as I finish them up, so expect one per week (hopefully!)

This first video is LONG, almost 10 minutes. That's a record for me, I like to keep my videos short and sweet. Or short and funny, actually. The inner page videos will be shorter, but probably not so funny, so that I can get them out faster.

All of the supplies used are listed on the video, but there's not an official "what you need" list. That's because I wanted viewers to be able to create the project with items they might already own. The most important part is the mini album, since you'll need cardstock inner pages that you can remove and alter, then put back into the album. You can substitute a chipboard book with rings for binding. If the inner pages are chipboard you'll need to set them aside and cut new cardstock pages. You'll see why in the follow up videos. Can't exactly fold chipboard, now can we?

This "go with what you have" theme is also why I don't have a cutting template or even measurements. Use your eyeballs and a ruler, then just wing it.

Once the series is complete, I'd love to see the final results from anyone who follows along! I'll have a nice prize for one lucky viewer who posts their project, so make sure you take pictures of your finished album.

Coming next, Creative University highlights!

13 comments:

Pelusa said...

Hi Tresa!
Every time you share a new video, I rub my hands... Yummy!!! That's a new inspiration for sure! And this time you make a virtual class! Thanks!!
I'll make my best as a disciple, although I'll use what I have in hands now... With your advice, I'm sure it'll work!
Greetings!

Maline said...

Super, une nouvelle video!!! J'adore tes idées, ton humour et tes videos. Merci beaucoup pour toutes ces supers idées.

LMcBurney said...

I loved it and I really appreciate your hard work to put your tutorial videos together!

Hobbyaholic said...

Can't wait for more..I'm going to try to follow along. Hope it's okay to use a substitute album.

Sheila H said...

Very nice; I'm going to give it a try - thanks!

Amy said...

Another clever and creative project with video tutorial! Never cease to amaze girly, keep 'em coming!

Cathy said...

Love it. I will definitely try all of your ideas. I like the stamping one. I have not tried that. Everything you do is beautiful. You are also one funny gal. Thanks for sharing.

Carrie said...

great tutorial. can't wait to see the inside pages!

Wendy K. said...

Beautiful album! I love the double stamping you did with the flourish!

Crafty Jenn said...

Excellent tutorial video Tresa! The project looks great. Can't wait to see the rest.

Mini skirts?! Lol! Love the outtakes too.

<3 Jenn

Doreen said...

What a fantastic idea! I just love the Veranda papers, too, and just happen to have the set on hand! Yippee! These would be perfect as gifts! I'm looking forward to the inside pages... (hint hint)!

brittany michelle said...

if this were facebook, i would definitely click the "like" button. I loved this tutorial! You are so great at sharing your technique! I have a modest tool set, but I really had no idea how to best use the sandpaper, paint brushes, ink, and sandpapers. Thanks so much!

Jennifer said...

Hey Tresa, I made this mini album! I finished it today and have posted it to my blog www.jensscrappypages.blogspot.com and also to the ctmh bb.

Thanks SO much for sharing your creation and for the fun and informative videos showing how to make it!

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