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Monday, March 26, 2012

Get Ready for a fun week!

Hi Bloggers!
Just a quick post to give you the supplies we will need for our Monday evening project!
In our first lesson, we are going to be learning about the Big Bite by WE R Memory Keepers.
If you are like me, this is a tool I just had to have, and once purchased, it sat on the shelf unused collecting dust!  Let's change that right now!

The Big Bite by We R Memory Keepers
There are several videos available describing the Big Bite, and here are my two favorites:
(just click on the word for the video to appear)
1. Joy's Video 
2. Scrapbook Dot Com's Video
Joy, from has a wonderful website.  She also has a dynamic YouTube presence.
In Joy's video, she describes both the Crop-A-Dile and the Big Bite,  gives a demo, and shares some great ideas for projects using them.
Speaking of projects, for our Monday(now postponed to Tuesday) night project, we are going to be making a Ribbon Dispenser Box, much like the one seen in Joy's video, The supplies you will need are as follows:

  • A Shoe Box with a lid (available at Jo-Ann's or Michael's if you don't have one at home)
  • 2 small dowels, 1 inch longer than the length of your shoe box.  (In other words, if you are using a child's shoe box, your dowels will be shorter than those you would use if you are planning to use a women's shoe box...)
  • Glue (suitable for adhering the dowels to the box).  Elmer's Wood glue works great!
  • Big Bite 
  • 20-30 eyelets (optional but preferred)
  • acrylic paint and/or decorative paper to decorate your shoe box
  • your personal stash of ribbons, still on the spools. 
*NOTE: Depending on the width of the ribbon spools, your ribbon dispenser box will hold from 20 to 30 spools. Choose eyelets that will accommodate the width of your ribbon. 
So to prepare for our Monday night lesson, Please view these 2 videos. put all these supplies together and I'll have the Monday lesson posted by 5 p.m.
Note!!  Class postponed due to illness, see "comments" section!
Remember, we have giveaway$ all week, so tell your friend$!  You will be rewarded for referral$!
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COMMENTS?  To leave a comment click on the word " __Comments" below.  A box will appear and once you leave your comment, click the word "Publish" and that's it!  Click for updates on Ribbon Box Tutorial scheduled for Monday evening...Click on "comments" for update!  Thank you!


Crabtree-Creations said...

Update: The post may go up later than planned today. I am a bit under the weather and am behind a little bit. Please be patient with me. I promise you, the lesson will be fun! thanks for your understanding!

Crabtree-Creations said...

Hi Bloggers,
Tonight's Ribbon Organizer Box Tutorial will be posted tomorrow. I apologize for this, I hate putting you off. But I have to stay off my feet until tomorrow, Doctors Orders! So if you can use this time to view the two videos above, and familiarize yourself with the Big Bite, you will more than likely enjoy our project even more than if we did it tonight!
Make sure you have a shoe box big enough to hold at least one row of spooled ribbon. (On the masthead of my blog, you see spooled ribbon) I have this stuff in about 5 different places in my craft room, and I can't wait to organize it! In the process I get to utilize a much neglected tool, my Big Bite. Not to be confused with the Big Shot, which is a die cutting machine! Ah!, So many tools, so little time!
So you guys do your homework, and I'll be ready Tuesday to tackle the Ribbon Organizer Box with you! Thanks and enjoy your evening! Again, I am so sorry and appreciate your support while under the weather. ~R

Samantha Ivy said...

Hope you get to feeling better. Health always comes first so take care of yourself.