Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Making something out of nothing....

I'm doin it rite (because I am awesome!!!)!

Arrogance. Ur doin it rite.

Like that, see?

Oh, ok, you wanna know what I made out of nothing? Here it is....

I know. You're mouth is hanging all agape at this lovely paper box. *shrugs* When you've got talent, you've got it, and when you don't, you don't!

How on earth did I make such a lovely and useful box, you ask (in shock and awe, of course)? Well, I'll tell you.

First, I asked for, and thereafter received, this.


FMIL gave it to me for Christmas! It's gorgeous, plus on the back of each page is a template for a craft, so a beautiful and talented crafter can reuse the page and make something out of it! Yes, like this box!

It IS very green of me, isn't it? Thanks for noticing. And for those of you doubters who allege that I didn't make it out of nothing, that I made it out of something that came with directions and dotted lines on which to cut...well, it's really all semantics, isn't it?

Moving on.

First, set up your work station.
Use a tiny work space, and make sure you have a Sun Drop to drink (ok, or your fave form of caffeine) and some Gilmore Girls playing in the background.

Oh, also, get a bone folder and a ruler. They look like this, in case you don't know what a bone folder is (haha, and if you don't, you must be a real DIY-LOSER***!)
***This was my first time using a bone folder, so really I'm just projecting my own DIY-loser insecurities. At least I recognize these Freudian defense mechanisms that crop up in my crafting.***

Then, cut on the lines that indicate cutting. It'll look something like this....

Next, complain about the lack of work space. Procrastinate and watch a full episode of the Gilmore Girls (bonus points if you know what season or episode was shown previously!). Yell at Mr. Magic "Are you ever going to pick up that free and awesome desk with the large flat work space, for God's sake?"

Finally, use the bone folder and ruler to make foldy line thingys. They will make the box fold up nicely.

Lastly, fold the box into a box. Sadly, I must admit that this took QUITE awhile. I have no idea why. I'm gonna blame it on the Sun Drop - too much caffeine!

And yes, alternate titles for this post included "Making a Mountain Out of a Molehill" and "Bone Folder Virgin No More" and, probably most appropriately, "Why I Need a New Spacious Workspace."Also, I am still not certain I am using this bone folder thingy correctly. I mean, what exactly am I supposed to do with this apparently very important tool that I never knew I needed until I got engaged?!?

What do you do your crafting on? Has any seemingly easy project stumped you? And most importantly, what the heck do you do with a bone folder?

1 comment:

  1. This is a very lovely post my sardonic and witty sister. I'm personally loving the SunDrop and Gilmore Girls, AND the box is awesome! Very pretty and useful. What does this month make?

    love ~ sister polar bear