As part of our ongoing effort to make this blog as helpful to you all as possible, we’ve decided to test out a new feature. Instead of putting the written directions to our project IN the blog post, we’re going to put the directions in the form of a downloadable pdf handout for you. That way you can print off the handout and put it in your “idea” binder. Then whenever you want to make the project it will be a quick and easy process to refer to your handout. What do you think? Is this something that you would find useful?
Keep in mind that this is something we are testing out. In other words we’re going to try it out for awhile and see how it goes. If we find that it doesn’t significantly affect our workload then we are going to keep doing it. If we find after awhile that it significantly adds to our workload then we may discontinue it.
The second thing I want to note is that the handout is going to be 1-2 pages long – and it is going to include a photo of the project, full supply list including item numbers, written directions and if required, a template. In some cases, depending on the project, in the handout we may simply refer you to the video if we feel that a particular technique is too difficult to explain in words. If you look at today’s handout that is exactly what I’ve done for the assembly of the box. I was struggling with how to word the various steps of assembling the box so I simply stated in the handout to refer to the video for the box assembly. In the handout you’ll find the link to this post where you can view the video.
Today’s project uses Stampin’ Up!’s Fancy Favor Bigz XL die. It’s a Valentine’s-theme treat box, and it was decorated using some of the new products in Stampin’ Up!’s Occasions Mini Catalogue.
You can watch the video of how this project was made below. Please note that for some reason we are having issues with You Tube. For the first few hours after a video is uploaded sometimes it will show an error message, whereas other times it will play fine. If you get an error message then please try again later.
We hope you enjoy this new feature of our blog!