Online Class: Fun Holiday Cardmaking | Michaels

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Online Class: Fun Holiday Cardmaking | Michaels

Aly Dosdall: Hello Aly Dosdall: Alright, welcome, guys. I’m so excited to have you here. I’m happy Friday. And this is going to be a great weekend for crafting and Aly Dosdall: For all kinds of fun stuff. Let’s see who we’ve got tell us where you’re from, say, Hello, I am coming at you from Utah near Salt Lake City, and we have had an unseasonable e warm fall and it’s been nice because we’ve been able to get outdoors and still kind of gather safely outside Aly Dosdall: Usually walking a longer into the season. Then we have. Let’s see, we’ve got someone from Arizona from new North Carolina Michigan Maryland Houston. My daughter lives in Houston. Hello Aly Dosdall: So, good to have you from California from Florida, South Carolina. It is so fun that we can gather from all around Aly Dosdall: Virtually and focus on something. We love crafting right and and this is a great time to get your holiday cards ready and I really feel like Aly Dosdall: Making holiday cards and sending them to loved ones, especially right now is so important, so that we can connect in other ways Aly Dosdall: You know, outside of face to face. So, all right, I’m gonna head behind my craft table here so that we can get started Aly Dosdall: This class. Oh, let me tell you about myself. Okay. I told him here from Utah, and my name is Ali docile and I work for we are Memory Keepers and I’ve been with them for about 10 years in different capacities Felicia – Michaels: Earlier sounds up our Felicia – Michaels: Alley Felicia – Michaels: Hey, Allie Felicia – Michaels: We’re sorry we’re working on the sound. She can’t hear me Felicia – Michaels: Hey alley Felicia – Michaels: Olly Felicia – Michaels: Olly Felicia – Michaels: Olly Felicia – Michaels: I can’t Felicia – Michaels: As soon as she’s able to get her camera back to work. We will have sound we truly apologize for that

Felicia – Michaels: There we go Aly Dosdall: Okay, I’m sorry. I know some of you laughed, and I apologize for that. This just happened. Sometimes I’m not sure why my phone turned off, but we are back Aly Dosdall: Yay. So we’re gonna, I’m going to go back over and maybe you can tell me where we need to start from Felicia – Michaels: The very beginning Aly Dosdall: Beginning. Oh my gosh. Okay. All right. We’ll start from the very beginning. Okay, let me get this camera up for you. This is sometimes a little bit of a trick we’re going this way Aly Dosdall: Then we’re going this way Felicia – Michaels: I have to find your phone to can so that Felicia – Michaels: I can verify your Aly Dosdall: All right, that like an okay Felicia – Michaels: That looks good Aly Dosdall: Great, okay, we’re in business. You guys, I apologize again. I love technology but Aly Dosdall: Every now and then you get the, the issues. So we’re going to start over again. Let me just make sure the front cameras working okay Aly Dosdall: All right, we’re good. Okay, let’s start over again. I will skip telling you about myself. But I’m going to tell you all about the tools and the stuff we’re going to use Aly Dosdall: All right, paper pad. This is the holiday homestead paper pad. It’s a really cute kind of farmhouse. Look, which I really love Aly Dosdall: So that’s the paper. We’re going to use and it’s got some really pretty like glitter accents and fun things in their tags and labels that you can cut apart news Aly Dosdall: And we’re going to use this card stock pad. It’s the embossed Christmas embossed card stock pad and I love it because it’s already got the embossing on there. So you’ve got some texture Aly Dosdall: And it’s in the traditional Christmas colors that match really well with the paper pen Aly Dosdall: And we’re going to use some yarn some red yarn and twine. This is just kind of do twine, but it’s got some gold kind of threaded through their mixed in there Aly Dosdall: And so that’s going to be really fun to use, and then watch the tape is another favorite of mine for CARD MAKING because it’s flat Aly Dosdall: But it adds an extra layer of decoration and embellishment. It’s easy to use and it’s low tax so you can pull it up and re stick it down if you need to. So we’re going to use some matching Christmas washy tapes Aly Dosdall: Alright so oh also islands. We’ve got some islands in there that are listed in the class apply list and that’ll be fun. And let’s talk about the tools. This is my very favorite part. So this is the crocodile. Now let’s see if we can get an overhead shot Aly Dosdall: If my camera is still working hopefully Aly Dosdall: Yes, so this is the crocodile and this is our best selling tool, by far, of all time we’ve had this one for years and it’s great for punching holes and it’s very powerful. So you can punch through Aly Dosdall: Leather the fin would been 10 plastic chipboard just about anything. I mean, literally, if it can fit in there. You could probably punch it Aly Dosdall: And so it’s got a lock on it. I’m going to undo the lock. And that just helps you be able to store it a little more compact Lee. It’s got a Aly Dosdall: three eighths a sorry, three 16th and a one H in hole punch free 16th and one eight and then it’s got different ways to set different size Island. So you pull these cubes out and rotate them around, depending on the size of the island that you need to

Aly Dosdall: To set. Okay. And you can do grommets as well. So great tool to have my husband wants one in his garage. It’s just super handy stuff. And then we’re also going to use this tool Aly Dosdall: This is called the works all in one tool and go down here so you can see the whole thing and it is literally a 12 in one tool. So if you have Aly Dosdall: A crafter in your life. Maybe someone that’s kind of just getting started. This is a great tool to get as a gift because they can get their feet wet kind of Aly Dosdall: You know, learn how to operate the 12 different tools here. And then if they really like it. They can go on and expand Aly Dosdall: Their supplies and it’s also great if you have a small craft space because it doesn’t take up much room. So let me just take you on a little tour of this tool. So it has a stamping plate Aly Dosdall: That goes right there and it’s got spring loaded feet so that you can stamp perfectly and these ridges don’t affect your stamping at all. If you’re using card stock. If you’re using Aly Dosdall: Been like copy paper, then you’ll probably want to put this dish up the scrap a card stock underneath there before you stamp it cuts it scores. It also Aly Dosdall: You can pull this out and you can cut up to another sport team up to 14 inches here. It makes envelopes. It makes banners, it makes tags. This is how you make the envelopes banners and tags it Aly Dosdall: Also makes tabs so you can make tab dividers and then you use these to make pompoms tassels and bows and those distorted a little compartment down here Aly Dosdall: And it’s got your scoring and boom folder tool down here as well. It also rounds corners and punches holes and I don’t think I forgotten anything, hopefully, but Aly Dosdall: Also back here you’ve got magnetic holders. These are for when you’re stamping to hold your paper down on the magnetic surface here so Aly Dosdall: Anyway, this is a great tool to have even if you’re an advanced crafter if you like to craft on the go. Take this sucker with you and you don’t need anything else when you craft so Aly Dosdall: All right, let’s get started. We’re going to make five different cards. Let me show you what those look like Aly Dosdall: The first card. We’re going to make is this cute little pocket card and this is a great way to add a gift card to add money to add a little photo Aly Dosdall: A little special little note or, you know, some gum or stickers or whatever. So that’s the first one we’re going to make Aly Dosdall: And by the way, you can make custom size envelopes to fit each of these cards. So that’s a really nice thing about this tool. Alright, so that’s the first one we’re going to make Aly Dosdall: Them. We’re going to make this. This is called a slim line card. This is really popular card size RIGHT NOW IN THE CARD MAKING world because you can fit this in a business size envelope and number 10 business size envelope Aly Dosdall: So we’re going to make this. It’s got some cute little tabs so it’s kind of an interactive card where you can even add like an update you know your your Aly Dosdall: family photo you know you can add all kinds of fun things to this one. And then after that, we’re going to make Aly Dosdall: I think this is the next one. Either way, it’s going to come in here somewhere. So this is a cute little card where we highlight the tags on gift tags and then Happy Holidays. It’s pretty simple one Aly Dosdall: After that, we’re going to make a banner card and this is a six by six card, which is another fun size that that card makers like to use. And again, you can make a custom six by six envelope for that Aly Dosdall: And then the last card. We’re going to make is one of my favorite designs to use for the holidays, just simple paper strips made into a Christmas tree with a cute little pompom at the top here that we are going to make with the Aly Dosdall: Works, all in one tool. So let’s get started. Let’s make some cards, guys. All right, let me just move these paper pads out of the way so I have some space. Okay. First card Aly Dosdall: On you are going to cut the candy striped paper that’s in the paper pad to eight and a half by five and a half Aly Dosdall: That’s your measurements right there and then you’re going to score it in half at four and a quarter Aly Dosdall: And one cool thing about the works all in one tool, you screwed this up a little bit is that this piece Aly Dosdall: Is detached so that you can flip it over for scoring. So you can align your paper exactly where you want it. So let’s grab the scoring tool and we’re just going to score at four and a quarter Aly Dosdall: And then because this tool is also a bone folder you can get your crease, nice and crisp Aly Dosdall: And that’s our card base. So we’re going to start with that. Next, you’re going to cut a layer for your card with this glitter snowflake paper

Aly Dosdall: And isn’t that pretty. I love the snowflake glitter and then you’re going to cut this 123 and three quarters by five inches. That’s your, your first card layer Aly Dosdall: And what we’re going to do with this card layer is we’re going to punch holes in it Aly Dosdall: And stick some islands and at the top, so we can thread some twine through there. So one cool thing about this tool is that you can set this alignment guide to whatever depth you want so that your holes are punched exactly the same depth into your card Aly Dosdall: So we’re gonna punch there Aly Dosdall: And we’re gonna punch there. Okay. And then we’re going to set these islands. So let me grab the islands which are right here Aly Dosdall: And I’ll show you how to set them. It’s really easy to do. So the first thing we’re going to do is take the island. We’ve just got some basic silver I live and we’re going, these are Aly Dosdall: three eighths and we’re going to pop them in there and the whole and then we’re going to take this part of the tool appear at the top and this knob that comes out, we’re going to just place that in the center of the island Aly Dosdall: And then we’re going to squeeze and it’s not hard to squeeze this is a really easy. Squeeze. So there we’ve got our island set. You can see it on the back and we’ll do that one more time Aly Dosdall: With the second one and this is just so that we can thread some yarn through Aly Dosdall: Oh I bumped it trying to do this up off the table of a little bit of a challenge, but you guys won’t have to do that when you’re making it. There we go. And then just sweet super easy Aly Dosdall: Then we’re going to grab some twice. I’m sorry, some yarn and we’re just going to thread this through Felicia – Michaels: Okay. And while you’re doing that, can you tell them the measurements of your first paper again Aly Dosdall: Yes, that is eight and a half by five and a half your card base is eight and a half by five and a half and you’re going to score it at four and a quarter. So it’s basically a half sheet of copy paper of letter size paper and then that’s just scored in half Aly Dosdall: All right, just go through one more time. And here’s a little trick that that Aly Dosdall: I’m going to show you. So the cards with yarn or ribbon or twine tied around them Aly Dosdall: On a layer. It kind of looks like you Aly Dosdall: Well, I should probably get one more time. But I’m not going to Aly Dosdall: It kind of looks like you’ve tied the perfect bow right and how that’s a kind of a question the card makers have, how do you tie the perfect bow and get it to look just right. Well, here’s a trick, you don’t actually tie the bow you tie a knot. So let me get this nice and tight, Ray Aly Dosdall: Alright, so we just tie a knot and then we turn that Aly Dosdall: Nice and tight and then what you do is you make a bow and attach that separately to your Twine. So I’m going to show you how to make a bow with this tool you’re going to pull out the pegs Aly Dosdall: And when you place the pegs on here. How far apart you place them is how wide how big your bows going to be so I don’t need a super big bow. So I’m just going to put one peg in between spacing in between Aly Dosdall: And what I’m going to do is I’m going to wrap this around twice because I want to do a double loop bow. You can do it one time if you just want a single Lupo you could do it more than one time Aly Dosdall: Or more than two times if you want to have a really nice fancy bow, and then what you do is you cross this right side over the left you take your left side, go around Aly Dosdall: Bring it under and then you just tie a knot and that makes a perfect bow, every time you guys this is this is the trick. Okay, so take a look at that. Nice and pretty bow. Nice and even. And then we’re just going to trim Aly Dosdall: The ends off and I’m going to take a little bit of glue Aly Dosdall: Get that out of the way, liquid glue. I like to use liquid glue with the yard. Make sure it dries clear though if you’re gonna hear the actual when you shake this up real good before I squeeze it out Aly Dosdall: Okay Aly Dosdall: Remember, just going to put a little bit of liquid glue right there on top of the knot Aly Dosdall: And place this pretty bow Aly Dosdall: Right on top of there Aly Dosdall: And you’re going to kind of hide those little ends

Aly Dosdall: Underneath your bow and you’ve got the perfect bow. So guys, that is the secret to making the perfect bow. When you’re doing cards as you tied around. First, make your both separate and then Aly Dosdall: You are good to go. Alright, so now we’re going to add this layer to the card based and then going to do that because we’ve got some bulk on the back Aly Dosdall: I’m going to do that with pop dots. And these are just dimensional foam and he said stickers and they’re great for CARD MAKING because they actually Aly Dosdall: Will kind of press down flat when you put them in an envelope so they don’t create a lot of bulk on your cards, but they allow some texture and depth Aly Dosdall: That’s kind of fun. I’m just going to stick one in the middle here so it doesn’t sink down on us. Oh, I should take the sticky stuff on the back off first peel that off and then it will stick down Aly Dosdall: And this card can be sent in the mail Aly Dosdall: This one’s, no problem Aly Dosdall: Okay, so we’ve got that layer. Now we’re going to make the envelope for holding the gift card. And so let me scoot the tool back into view Aly Dosdall: And move these pegs out of the way and I can. I love that. There’s a storage space for everything Aly Dosdall: On this tool and it’s all right on there so you don’t have to worry about finding another tool or losing pieces. Alright, so we’re going to pull this out Aly Dosdall: This is so handy because it’s got instructions on the back for making envelopes banners tags and tabs. It’s also got a measurement chart here are the different sizes of items that you can make. So we are going to make Aly Dosdall: A three by three and blow up which is the smallest size and that tells me that I need to cut my paper to five by five Aly Dosdall: And then it tells me over here that I need to align my paper at two and a half Aly Dosdall: And I’m going to show you how to do that. So you take this envelope arrow right there and you’ve lined it up on the board with the envelope arrow on the board. And there are ridges Aly Dosdall: And notches up here to keep it from moving. So it’s nice and secure. And then again, lightness up. Hold on, let me put this back over Aly Dosdall: And we’re going to line this up at two and a half. Like it said in the instructions. Oops Aly Dosdall: All right, there we go. Two and a half Aly Dosdall: And then we’re going to score right here along the two inch line which is right just next to the edge of your guide Aly Dosdall: Then you flip it 90 degrees rotated 90 degrees line your score line up with the score guide here on the guide and then do the same thing. And you’re going to do that on all four sides and that is going to Aly Dosdall: Get your envelope folds Aly Dosdall: Again, everything’s right here on the board and it’s super handy. Okay, now we flip this around and we’re going to use the envelope punch, which is right here. You’re going to take the score lines that you just made in line them up on the score guides on the board Aly Dosdall: And then punch and you’re going to do that, that on all four sides Aly Dosdall: All right. And then if you want to round the corners, you can put them in here and around them. I’ll just show you what that looks like Aly Dosdall: So you can see we’re actually going to need to do that for this particular envelope, because it’s a little bit different. So now we’re going to just fold and score Aly Dosdall: And then we’re going to adhere the flaps and because this is a pocket that you want to be able to pull something out of and see something we’re going to trim off the top flap. So I’m just going to grab my scissors and trim right along that score line that I made Aly Dosdall: Now, if you’re making a regular and build up. You don’t want to turn that off. Obviously, and let me get my double sided tape and then we’re just gonna steal that shut Aly Dosdall: Like that. And there’s your envelope that you can fit your gift card in, and that’s a three by three little envelope super cute. Let’s add that to work hard Aly Dosdall: With some double sided tape on the back Aly Dosdall: And that’s gonna go Aly Dosdall: Oh, before we do that, sorry, I forgot to we’re going to add a little bit of the washy tapes. So this is the plaid watch the tape and we’re just going to put that right at the bottom of the envelope, just to add a little decoration

Aly Dosdall: And then you just fold the excess over the back because you’re not going to see that and you’re obviously going to do that before you add your adhesive Aly Dosdall: Because you’re smarter than I am. And then you’re going to add that to the card just write about there so that you have like even borders around the bottom there Aly Dosdall: Alright and then what we’re going to do is we’re going to take this this label. This is one of the labels that you could cut out from your paper stack Aly Dosdall: And I’ve actually trimmed it down. It was actually larger than this, but I trimmed it really tightly so that it fits nicely at the bottom Aly Dosdall: Of my card. And I want to round the corners, just to add a little bit of decoration. So I’m just going to pop all four corners right into that corner punch Aly Dosdall: And it’s got some guides there which makes it really easy to fit it in perfectly. And so that is now ready to go. And we’re going to add some Aly Dosdall: Adhesive foam some pop guts to that and stick that on whoops I pulled it off. There we go Aly Dosdall: And then we’re going to add that at the bottom Aly Dosdall: Of the card right Aly Dosdall: There Aly Dosdall: All right, and then you are set to add your gift card a photo, a little you know pack of gum, you know, whatever you want to add in there, some money Aly Dosdall: And this is a great way to give a gift and a card at the same time. All right. Before we move on to the next car. Does anyone have any questions about this card Felicia – Michaels: I don’t see anything at this moment. But if you don’t mind if you could give the Felicia – Michaels: Dimensions that second corner you gave the first. But if you can, you have a second Aly Dosdall: A second layer Aly Dosdall: Yes, yes, let’s see. I think I put it right over here. I did. OK. OK. So the dimensions of the the snowflake layer are three and three quarters by five inches Aly Dosdall: Alright, so there’s that. And then the envelope paper you cut it to five by five to make the little red envelope Aly Dosdall: Alright, so let’s move on to the next card. The next card. We’re going to make. It’s really fun. It’s the slimline card with tab. So it’s kind of interactive and so we’re gonna make this card and the first thing we’re going to do is we’re going to cut you see Aly Dosdall: Let me grab my my tray here get all my pieces off we’re going to cut three papers Aly Dosdall: To make the Aly Dosdall: Base of the card Aly Dosdall: And those papers. Let me get those measurements for you Aly Dosdall: Are going to be Aly Dosdall: Eight my nine and a quarter Aly Dosdall: Alright, so there’s that. And you’re going to want to do three of them, and then score them and pull them in the middle. And I’ll show you what those look like in a second. So eight by nine and a quarter Aly Dosdall: That over here. So the first one is from the Aly Dosdall: Card Stock stack. It’s a nice hunter green. So that’s eight by nine and a quarter and you’re going to score it along the eight inch side at four inches Aly Dosdall: And then fold it in half, okay. And the next one is this red buffalo check SAME DIMENSIONS eight by nine and a quarter score at four and fold. And then this nice pretty plaid Aly Dosdall: With red and green. And that’s the same thing eight by nine and a quarter score at four and fold. Alright, so Aly Dosdall: Now that we’ve done that, we’re going to set aside, this one, this is kind of like the cover for the card. So we’re going to put that one aside and we’re going to make some tabs with these two papers on the board. So let me move these step outside of the way grab my board Aly Dosdall: Put that backward goes, because we’re not using it for this card and we’re going to work with the tab punch, which is right here. This punch Aly Dosdall: And what we’re going to do is make you can make small, medium, or large tabs. We’re going to make large tap, since this is a pretty long Aly Dosdall: Edge here. So I’m going to start, usually what you would do is you would line up the corner to make us an Aly Dosdall: Edge tab that’s at the end you would line it up with this guide here and then punch. But I want to get it started a little bit lower than that Aly Dosdall: So I’m actually moving my paper so that this edge lines up at the end of the punch there. So I’ve got its got like about a quarter of an inch down from the top so Aly Dosdall: Let’s see, can you see that there got that little notch there. Now I’m going to flip it over and line up that nuts on the large guide on the board and then punch

Aly Dosdall: All right. And then what I’m going to do is I’m going to flip this over Aly Dosdall: And I’m going to do the same thing on this end Aly Dosdall: Line it up at the end of the punch hair just a quarter inch down with this over minded up on the large Aly Dosdall: Right there and trim. Alright, so now we’re going to trim the access Aly Dosdall: So the cool thing about this is on this blade right here. There’s a little line a little guide right there that shows you exactly where the blade starts Aly Dosdall: So when you line up this notch here you’re going to put the valley of that notch right along the the cutting guide there and then place this line right into that valley and then trim off the end, move it down started here. Trim off the excess. So there is your tab Aly Dosdall: All right, and then we’ll do that again on the other side Aly Dosdall: Valley term access and same thing on the end Aly Dosdall: Alright, so now we’ve got two tabs here and now we’re going to use our other page to make some tabs in the middle here. So what I like to do is, and I forgot my pencil. So I’m just going to use my fingernail to kind of make a Aly Dosdall: Line with my finger. Now, but what I’d like to do is mark where the end of the previous tabs are and usually I’ll use a pencil for that. And that way I know exactly where to start punching my Aly Dosdall: My paper to get the tabs in just the right spot Aly Dosdall: Okay. And I just need to make sure that I can actually see that Aly Dosdall: That nice and Aly Dosdall: Tight. There are right. Okay, so let’s do the process again Aly Dosdall: And we’re going to use that that that little notch. I just made with my thumbnail and line that up right on the alignment guide on the board right here Aly Dosdall: And then punch flip it over, line it up the large guide Aly Dosdall: And punch. And then the other side Aly Dosdall: We’re going to line up the not to that I made again Aly Dosdall: Right on the Enlightenment guide. Make sure did that Aly Dosdall: There it is. Yep. Okay, and then flip it over Aly Dosdall: And line it up on the large guide and punch again and then we’ll just remove the access like we did before Aly Dosdall: Using the guides and and that’s one thing I love about we are Memory Keepers is they think of everything they thought of adding guides and alignment guides to everything. So you never have to guess Aly Dosdall: Where you’re going to be cutting punching. It’s really easy to use and this tool comes with a great instruction booklet. We also have Aly Dosdall: on our youtube channel video instructions for all of the different features of the tool so you can figure out exactly how to do that. Alright Aly Dosdall: So now we’ve got tabs for tabs and what we’re going to do is we’re going to take all three layers Aly Dosdall: We’re going to stack them together and line them up nice and even. And then we’re going to take our crocodile again and we’re going to use the three eighths inch hole open this up and carefully. Let’s see, actually want to move my guide here to half an inch Aly Dosdall: I want those holes to be a half inch in from the edge and then I’m just going to punch right along that center line score line and do the same thing on the other end. And this is how we’re going to bind the book together. So then, I’ve cut a piece of twine Aly Dosdall: Just got right here. And this is about two and a half feet of twine. Okay. And so we’re just going to read that through the holes Aly Dosdall: And I’m going to go Aly Dosdall: Down from the, oops Aly Dosdall: Okay. Hello Aly Dosdall: There we go. I’m gonna go down from the inside of the card to this to the outside. Okay, same thing on this side Aly Dosdall: All right, and then I’m just going to kind of pull these so they’re nice and even Aly Dosdall: And tie a pretty bow Aly Dosdall: And you’re going to want to make sure this is nice and secure. Now, don’t, don’t pull so hard that you tear the paper, but do you make sure that this is a nice and secure binding for your interactive card and then just type a cute little bow

Aly Dosdall: That’s going to hold your card together and then I’m just going to turn the access Aly Dosdall: And there you go. So once you’ve done that, the next step is to decorate the front and I’ve got these layers here Aly Dosdall: Alright so let me tell you the sizes of these these separate layers. Okay, so of the dark green glad you’re going to cut a one and a half by nine and a quarter inch strip Aly Dosdall: All right, so one and a half by nine and a quarter inches. That’s this one, and that’s going to go from the top of the car to the bottom of the car. Then the next measurement is Aly Dosdall: This Aly Dosdall: Red plaid the buffalo plaid and that is three and a quarter by eight and a half Aly Dosdall: Three and a quarter by eight and a half. Okay. And then the green and the red plaid is going to be two and a half by seven inches Aly Dosdall: Two and a half by seven inches for the green and red plaid and that is because the middle layer. So you’re just going to layer them like this Aly Dosdall: With this kind of everything kind of is a little bit over to the left edge and then you’re going to put some double sided tape on the back of these and stick them together and stick them Aly Dosdall: On to the front of the card Aly Dosdall: Kind of centered and with the green at the top lined up with the top and the bottom of the card. A little too close to the left side Aly Dosdall: Alright Aly Dosdall: So that’s how that’s gonna look and then you’re going to take Aly Dosdall: Where did I put it up here it is. Alright, we’re going to take this happy holidays card. This is one of the tags that you can actually cut out Aly Dosdall: From your paper pad and then I added an island at the top and I added some twine at the top and then we’re just going to put some double sided tape on the back Aly Dosdall: And we’re going to stick that over kind of to the right side Aly Dosdall: Let’s go up a little bit higher Aly Dosdall: Right about there so that your Twine is kind of at the top of the card and then we’re going to take a piece of this cute little Aly Dosdall: Vintage truck washing tape. Love it. Absolutely love it. And that’s going to go at the bottom here Aly Dosdall: Of your tag Aly Dosdall: And, oops, oh I folded that right over deny. It’s good thing. Wash your tape is low tech. Okay, there we go Aly Dosdall: And there’s the front of your card. Now for the inside of your card. I’m just going to show you how I decorated it that’s kind of the fun part two is going inside and decorating it Aly Dosdall: So these are all tags and labels that I cut out from the paper path and you’re just going to add them inside however you want, whenever you want you can add photos Aly Dosdall: You can write like an update letter, you can have a whole bunch of people sign it, you know, maybe for all your coworkers Aly Dosdall: Or your neighbors or whatever. And that’s a great card to give away again number 10 business size envelope you can fit that right into there. Okay, moving on. Any questions before we move on, actually Felicia – Michaels: Not that I can see everything is being really positive positive comments right now and Felicia – Michaels: You’re right, of course Felicia – Michaels: Of course, everybody’s loving the all in the all in one tool. Yes Aly Dosdall: This is my, I swear. This is my go to tool right now. I pulled this out for almost every project. So it’s a great tool to have alright Felicia – Michaels: So I do. I’m sorry Felicia – Michaels: You do have one quick question that just came Felicia – Michaels: In asking how do you decorate the taps Aly Dosdall: The tabs. Okay, so I actually didn’t decorate my tabs, but you can let me pull a card back out here Aly Dosdall: You can totally decorate them one idea I had was you could cut Aly Dosdall: Another tab with the tab punch and just place it kind of on the back here. You can add like little stickers that say hello. You can write something on there, you know, they could pipe photo Aly Dosdall: Letter. And you know what, whatever you want to put on there so you can you can add stickers and write with markers and, you know, do all kinds of fun little things and add some paper and stuff. So, good question. All right. Um, Aly Dosdall: Let’s see. Okay, now we’re moving on to the banner card. This is six by six cart and we’re going to cut this cute little wood grain ship lap paper

Aly Dosdall: Into a six by 12 strip or sorry block. And let me get all my pieces out here so we can make this card. This is a fun one. Again, I like to on each of my cards that kind of has like a special little feature that makes it unique and the one on this card is a cute little banner Aly Dosdall: Alright Aly Dosdall: So again, here’s the wood grain ship lap paper. I’ve cut it vertically this way. So this is the direction that the paper actually goes and I cut it this way Aly Dosdall: And then I scored and fold it. So we have a six by six card base that opens from the bottom like that. Okay, let me put the Washington there and then Aly Dosdall: You’re going to cut three different papers, two, three by three inches, three by three inch squares three different papers and I’ll show you the papers that I used. I did two Aly Dosdall: In the this polka dot. Now these aren’t in the square shape because I already made them into banners, but they would be square shape when you start Aly Dosdall: And the other one I did with this cute little pine tree and snowflake paper that’s three by three inches. So you’re going to do three papers three by three inches to make your banners Aly Dosdall: And I’m going to show you how to make the banners using this guide. So again, you’ve got your measurement chart here instructions on the back Aly Dosdall: The first thing you’re going to do is determine your size. So I wanted three inch banners and the three inch measurement is actually the height. So from top to bottom, it’s going to end up as three inches Aly Dosdall: And then it tells me to cut my paper to three by three inches and to align my paper on the guide at one at one eight inch. So now we’re going to take the banner arrow, we’re going to turn it this way. And then we’re going to line that up here on the board with the arrow on the board Aly Dosdall: And it’s, you can see it, it’s rotated. Now a little bit Aly Dosdall: And when you’re making the banners. If you have paper that has a specific orientation, like it’s got to be facing a certain direction. This one we need to make sure this is at the top because the Christmas trees or the pine trees Aly Dosdall: Are facing that direction. And so this is the top of your banner. The top of your banner is going to go against the alignment guide right here Aly Dosdall: And again, wonder one eight inches, where I was told on the chart to line up my paper and then I’m just going to cut Aly Dosdall: Then I’m going to flip it upside down. Put the top up against the the guide again one eight inch and cut Aly Dosdall: Straight down, and there’s your banner. This is a three inch tall banner. And now if I were making a banner that I was going to string along and hang up in my home like for decoration, then I would use the hole punch, which is right here on the board. And I would line the top up Aly Dosdall: According to the guide here and just punch the holes. Okay, so, but we’re not going to do that, since this is actually going to just be on a card Aly Dosdall: So let me add, I’m going to add a piece of washy tape to the top of the car just to add a little bit of decoration. This is the plaid watch the tape Aly Dosdall: And then I’m going to take some scissors and just flip it over and trim off the excess Aly Dosdall: Well, let me move that piece out of the way so I can see what I’m doing Aly Dosdall: There we go. Okay, so now I have three banners with wash your tape at the top that are ready to go on my card. So I’m going to move this out of the way Felicia – Michaels: Le before you move it completely out the way Felicia – Michaels: Where you were cutting the tax doesn’t lock in place Aly Dosdall: Um, yes. So this has some little grooves and notches up at the top here, so that when you put it in, it locks into place and then you you know it’s it’s set there. So that’s a good question Aly Dosdall: Alright, so let’s add these two to the card. This is what we’re going to end up doing so you can see. And I kind of do them at a little bit of an angle, and I put the red polka dot one kind of layered underneath Aly Dosdall: The green one green one kind of goes right in the middle there Aly Dosdall: Are right and let me get my double sided tape Aly Dosdall: And then we’ll start with the end Aly Dosdall: And get those lined up here and I want to leave just a little bit of space up at the top there don’t want to put it all at the top because I’m going to add

Aly Dosdall: Some yarn so that my banner looks like it’s hanging on my card kind of fun. So we’re taking a trend a home decor trend right which is banners and Aly Dosdall: Garland’s and we’re applying it to a card decoration, which is kind of fun Aly Dosdall: So you can kind of take a look, you know, at at other trends outside of CARD MAKING, LIKE HOME DECOR and fashion and jewelry and stuff and kind of try to apply those trends TO YOUR CARD MAKING which is kind of fun. Alright, so we’ve got those three on there. And then I’m going to take Aly Dosdall: Some twine Aly Dosdall: And I’m just going to use my liquid glue shake that up again Aly Dosdall: And just put a little ribbon of that very thin ribbon right up at the top above the banners on the card base Aly Dosdall: That I can add my glue up there Aly Dosdall: You could do this with twine up at the top, you could do this with really thin written so however you want to decorate your card. It’s up to you, but I like the warm and cozy feel of the yarn and the twine. So that’s what we’re working with Aly Dosdall: Today, right. So once you get that in place. Just take your scissors Aly Dosdall: Trim off the excess Aly Dosdall: And then what I did is I again I used the bow making feature on the works tool to make two little perfect both to add each end. So I’m going to use my liquid glue again and just add a little ball a little ball glue right on top there Aly Dosdall: And put that here Aly Dosdall: And then same thing at the side. Now the nice thing about the yarn is once it’s glued and the glues dried when you put this in an envelope that that yarn will just kind of fold over so Aly Dosdall: it’ll fit nicely in your inbox. Alright, so we’ve got those. Now we’re going to add a little sentiment at the bottom. And what I’ve done Aly Dosdall: Is I took this tag. This is one that you can cut up from your paper pad and I just cut out these two words Christmas wishes and trim them down a really tight. And I’m going to add them on to my card with a few little layers. So the first thing I did. Let’s see Aly Dosdall: Hold on Aly Dosdall: Okay, so this particular little layer here the strip. It’s the the pine tree paper with the snowflakes is three inches long and three quarter inches tall Aly Dosdall: So those are the measurements for that. And then I cut a V shape in the end it’s just kind of makes it a little more decorative and I’m going to put that stripped down on my card Aly Dosdall: Kind of down here right up against the side. Then I’m going to take the polka dot paper and I cut this and let’s see. Let me grab the measurements for that one Aly Dosdall: Measurements are three and a quarter inches long and then a quarter inch tall. All right, and I cut that one with a little angle Aly Dosdall: On the edge and that’s going to go right underneath this green one. And I’m going to use my liquid glue for that. You don’t need a time just a teeny bit enough to stick it on there Aly Dosdall: Alright Aly Dosdall: That’s going to go right here Aly Dosdall: down underneath Aly Dosdall: And that’s one of my favorite tricks about CARD MAKING is is layers just layering things that paper is a great Aly Dosdall: embellishments very decorative and all you need to do really is just layer it up and it looks great. Okay. So Christmas. We’ve got our Christmas word that we cut out from the tag little tape on the back of that Aly Dosdall: And that’s going to go just above the Slayer Aly Dosdall: Right about there. And then wishes to cut that out of the tag. And we’re going to put a little Aly Dosdall: tape on the back. And that’s going to go right below Aly Dosdall: Underneath there. And there you go. Fun little banner card that’s kind of a unique shape. That’s a six by six card and you can make a six by six envelope with the works all in one tool to be able to send that to your loved ones. All right, let’s move on. Any questions before we move on Felicia – Michaels: Yes, if you could give the name out again the double sided tape you’re using Aly Dosdall: Yes. So, this particular one I’m using is an American Craft, but there are tons of them available. I know my kids have a whole bunch of different kinds. As long as you have us a permanent double sided tape, you’re, you’re good to go there. Honestly, they’re all pretty good so Felicia – Michaels: Yeah, political glue is that Aly Dosdall: This is also American crafts liquid glue. But there are you can totally use like you know school glue like Elmer blue big blue is perfectly fine. So there’s, again, a lot of different options out there for the liquid glue, as long as it dries clear then you’re just fine

Felicia – Michaels: And then one someone maybe, I don’t know if you have enough time, if you could show how to make the bows. One more time. If you have Felicia – Michaels: Yes, I Aly Dosdall: Can do. I’m knocking things down. Alright, so Aly Dosdall: Let me grab the pegs, you’re going to grab the pegs and for a small bow, you’re going to keep your pegs close together. If you want a larger bow. You’ll separate them further Aly Dosdall: So I’ve just got one post one peg in between. I’ve got my yarn, you’re going to come around the back. This is for single loop, just a single that you’re going to come around the back criss cross right over left, left now goes up and around Aly Dosdall: And then you just tie knot right there and you can double that, if you go around two times or, you know, you can do more than two times and then all you have to do is trim Aly Dosdall: Trim your end Aly Dosdall: And just adjust a little bit. Pull it tight. And there’s a perfect bow. Super easy. You can also make tassels with this. We’re not going to make tassels with this class Aly Dosdall: But what you would do is just go like this, go around a bunch of times and then tie it off at the top and then trim the bottom pieces and so Aly Dosdall: Anyway, that’s all in your instructions. There’s also videos online for making bows tassels pompoms all of the things so you can check that out on the we are member keepers YouTube channel Aly Dosdall: Alright so next card. Oh my goodness. Here we go. Tags. Okay, this is the card. We’re going to make now and when we’ve got three tags of the same size. And on top of that is just a really cute sentiment. So let’s start with the base. So the base is Aly Dosdall: Similar to the first card. We did it the same size. So you’re going to cut an eight and a half by five and a half inch piece of the red Aly Dosdall: Card stock. So that’s eight and a half across here five and a half here. So this is like half of a letter size sheet, then you’re going to score and fold at four and a quarter right in the middle. And there’s your card. Let me pop up those measurements. So you can see Aly Dosdall: What they are five and a half by eight and a half and you’re just going to score right in half. At four and a quarter. Alright, so we’ve got our card base here and then you’re going to make three tags and I’m going to show you how to do that Aly Dosdall: And they’re all going to be the same size Aly Dosdall: SEC just grab all my pieces Aly Dosdall: Okay, so your tags Aly Dosdall: You’re going to cut three different papers from the paper pad and this is the size you want to cut them two by three and a half Aly Dosdall: So those are your measurements for three pieces of paper and I’ll show you the ones that I used. I use this cute little pine needle one this cute Holly berry one Aly Dosdall: And this other cute green Holly berry. So we’ve got the white and red Holly berry green Holly berry and then a cute little pine branch or pine needle. Okay, so these are all two by three Aly Dosdall: And a half. Okay, so once you’ve cut those to make the tags, you’re going to go back to your guide here Aly Dosdall: And you’re going to cut whatever size tag you want it could be square. It could be rectangle. It could be, you know, large, it could be small and you’re going to just align the tag arrow on the tag arrow here like that Aly Dosdall: And then there’s no magic measurement for tags. You get to decide how deep your angle is on the corners. So all you need to do is just place the side of your tag here, slide it down or up until you like where the angles are okay so if you want super deep little Aly Dosdall: further forward if you want them really shallow kind of come back. So I’m going to line up at one inch. That’s kind of where I like it Aly Dosdall: For this size card and then you’re just going to cut the quarter off Aly Dosdall: All right. And then what I love is they’ve got alignment guides here that stretch out so you can find exactly where you need to place that again. So here’s one inch line Aly Dosdall: And that’s going to extend over and I’m just going to turn that again. So there’s my tag right now we’re going to punch the whole Aly Dosdall: Here’s your hole punch right here and there’s a centering feature. So this is a two inch car tag. So we’re going to use the two inch centering measurements

Aly Dosdall: Punch the whole right in the middle. And the nice thing is is that hole is actually three eighths of an inch. So it’s the perfect size for your eyelids. So we’re going against that. Another islet just like we did before. Oh, and I went, knocked that one out again Aly Dosdall: Okay, so we’re just going to get that top Aly Dosdall: Knob in there and squeeze and there are islet then I’m just going to add Aly Dosdall: The. Here we go. Add a wine bow. So let’s see. I think I’ve got 10 inches. Yet this is 10 inches of twine Aly Dosdall: And I’m just reading it through Aly Dosdall: lining it up evenly and then we’re just going to tie a knot Aly Dosdall: One. Not at kind of at the front top here and then we’re just going to tie up a book Aly Dosdall: Now you could technically if you want make your perfect though with this tool and then just glue it on Aly Dosdall: Or you can tie it on actually through the tag, like I did. Either way, with book. Very good Aly Dosdall: Alright, so once we’ve arranged that got that ready. I’ve got my others already finished. And then we’re going to add those on to the card base Aly Dosdall: But first we’re going to put a piece of washy tape right across the bottom here we’re using that cute little vintage truck watch the tape again. And that’s just going to go right across the bottom Aly Dosdall: And then we’ll flip this over and wear my scissors. Here we are. Trim off the excess Aly Dosdall: And now we are ready to add our tags with double sided tape which is. Here we go Aly Dosdall: All right Aly Dosdall: What’s I should I should happen that first right. All right Aly Dosdall: Little bit on each tag Aly Dosdall: And then let’s see. I think I want to put Aly Dosdall: This one here, kind of an angle Aly Dosdall: This one goes on this side again at an angle at the same Aly Dosdall: Place as the other one. They’re pretty well even that one’s not quite as angled. There we go. Okay. And the middle one goes right over the two and kind of goes up just a bit higher Aly Dosdall: Kind of centered there. All right, now what I did for these such sentiment is I took this this little card this little tag or whatever you want to call it label cut it out and then I trend out the ornament Aly Dosdall: Like this and we’re going to use that for our sentiment and i think i use popped up. Yes, I did. So we’re going to put some of these pop tops again around Aly Dosdall: And stick that on just to get a little bit of dimension on the sentiment Aly Dosdall: Oh, let’s put one more. Oh it stuck to my finger. Now that’s what happened to it. Okay Aly Dosdall: See this one here. Okay, not just gonna kind of go down here Aly Dosdall: And then our card is ready to go nice and fun. And again, this one features the tags. That’s kind of the, the hook or the feature on this card Aly Dosdall: And that’s ready to send. All right, last one, guys, let’s see how we are on time. Alright, we’ll go through this one pretty quickly. It’s not too hard Aly Dosdall: Okay, so this is a Christmas tree card. We’re going to first cut the base. This is a five by seven size card that opens on the right side Aly Dosdall: And then we’ve got our strips that will make a Christmas tree. So let’s get out that a snowflake paper and we’re going to cut the snowflake paper to 10 inches by seven inches so that we can make our card base. Bear with me one second while I get all my little strips out Aly Dosdall: And get those ready but so your snowflake paper will be 10 inches by seven inches 10 inches across and seven inches tall and I’ll show you that Aly Dosdall: So 10 inches across here. I’ve got my little sticky sticky notes. So you can see Aly Dosdall: 10 inches by seven inches so 10 inches across seven inches tall and then score and fold at five inches. Right there. Okay, so five by seven cards. This is a nice car for fitting in a really pretty five, it’s a family photo. If you’d like to print those up. Alright, so we’ve got that ready

Aly Dosdall: Then you’re going to cut five strips of paper. They’re all going to be one inch tall Aly Dosdall: So let’s go through each of these sizes. We’re going to use that pine branch or pine needle. That one’s going to be four and a half inches by one inch Aly Dosdall: Four and a half inches by one inch. That’s your first strip. Next is this cute little. And by the way, Savior your scraps, because that’s what I’m using I’m just using scraps from the other cards so hang on to those little scraps. So this is one inch by three and three quarters inches Aly Dosdall: All right, one by three and three quarters Aly Dosdall: And then the next one is going to be three inches by one inch. And that’s this cute little green plaid. The dark green plaid three by one Aly Dosdall: All right, and then Aly Dosdall: We’ve got two and a quarter by one inch and that is this red and green plaid. Two and a quarter by one inch Aly Dosdall: Okay. And then the last one is Aly Dosdall: This the pine trees and snowflakes and that is one and a half by one. Okay. So those are our strips Aly Dosdall: And Aly Dosdall: Hang on, I’m just gonna put these all back so that we can Aly Dosdall: Do those again. Okay, so let’s start. Oh, and then I forgot. Let’s see where I put it. Here we go. You need a one by one inch square of the red embossed card stock that we used earlier one by one instructor that that’s the bottom of your tree, the base of your tree. Okay, so Aly Dosdall: Let me see. We’re going to start with this that’s that’s that’s going to be our base our guides. So let me grab my tape Aly Dosdall: And we’ll put some double sided tape on the back of this and we’re going to place that like about a quarter of an inch Aly Dosdall: From the bottom. And here’s how I like to make sure I center it I added I put it on my my mat here and I’ve got, you know, the five inches. And then I’m just going to send her out on two and a half Aly Dosdall: And then up a quarter of an inch. Okay, so that’s where we’re going to start and then we’re going to go with the largest strip first tape that Aly Dosdall: Line that on their centered and we’re just going to go from there. Keep going Aly Dosdall: Taping these and they’re just going to sit right on top of each other. And it’s pretty easy to eyeball them to get them in the center Aly Dosdall: If they’re not exactly perfect, that’s totally okay because handmade cards are handmade. And that means that they’re not exactly perfect, which is part of the charm Aly Dosdall: Right, that there. And then this one Aly Dosdall: On the top Aly Dosdall: Okay, and let’s talk about the sentiment for a second. So this is another one of the little tags or labels that you can cut out from your paper pad I trimmed it down Aly Dosdall: And then I rounded the corners using the corner rounding punch on the tool, which is this one right here, but you put it in from the side, and then I’m mad at that. Or layer that on top of some of that red embossed card stock. Okay, so let’s see. I think I’ve got my measurements for that Aly Dosdall: I do. So the black ends up being to buy one in seven eight. That’s how you’re going to trim that one and then the red card stock ends up being two and a quarter by two and one eight Aly Dosdall: And that gets you a nice pretty map there. Okay, so then we’re going to let me see. Put some pop dots on the back of this think we just need to for this one Aly Dosdall: And then I can add the sentiment and then we will work on a pompom I’m going to show you how to make a pompom which is really fun Aly Dosdall: Okay Aly Dosdall: That’s going to go down here kind of centered on these three bottom strips here okay pompom. Let’s see. Let me grab a bunch of yarn Aly Dosdall: And bring this back over get our pegs out. And again, this is going to be a pretty small pump on so I don’t need a lot of space. I think Aly Dosdall: I just put to two holes in between the pegs for this. And so you’re basically just going to wind and windy windy windy or twice. I don’t. I didn’t really measure how much Aly Dosdall: Just realize that the more twine that you are or yarn that you add, the more you wrapped around the fluffier Baker your pom poms again to be Aly Dosdall: So if you want a kind of a thinner looking pompom that’s cool. Don’t don’t wrap it around that many times. If you want a really nice thick pump calm keep wrapping just keep wrapping keep wrapping

Aly Dosdall: And probably not going to wrap as much as I normally would just for the sake of time, but we’ll get a pretty good amount around here so you can get the idea Aly Dosdall: Of how to do these pom poms. And again, the bigger the pompom, the more space. You’re going to put in between those pegs. Alright, so we’ve got that. And then you’re going to cut a length of maybe 10 inches and we’re going to slip the edge underneath Aly Dosdall: And tie it nice and tight in the middle. Now if you want to hang this pompom you’re going to leave some access for this. You’re gonna, you know, however long you need for that for hanging. But we’re not hanging this one Aly Dosdall: We’re just moving it on to a tree. So I’m going to do a square knot right over left, left over right and tie that nice and tight. Okay, so now we’re going to pull this off and all we’re going to do is cut these loops Aly Dosdall: So that they’re free loops anymore Aly Dosdall: Okay, one more. All right. And then what we’re gonna do is we’re just going to give this guy a haircut. We’re gonna give it a shake Aly Dosdall: And we’re just going to keep cutting all the way around and cutting, and cutting, and cutting and this this process takes a little bit of time, but the tighter you cut the shorter you cut this Aly Dosdall: The Fuller. It’s going to look. So I would just keep cutting, and cutting, and cutting and fluffing. And here’s what we end up with Aly Dosdall: All right. And I actually, I found quite a bit more on the pegs for this pompom than I did for that one just, I just wanted to show you, for the sake of time Aly Dosdall: How it goes and then you can just keep trimming till you get it exactly how you want it now for this particular problem pompom since we’re adding it onto a card I cut the bottom here Aly Dosdall: I cut it so it has a flat side. Normally you would want it all nice and round, but for adding to a card I cut a flat edge on there so that I can glue it down Aly Dosdall: And so I’m going to do that now with my liquid glue Aly Dosdall: And just put Aly Dosdall: A pretty good amount here on the flat side Aly Dosdall: And then this is going to go just at the top of the card here, right in the center Aly Dosdall: And I’m just going to kind of wiggle that around a little bit and press into the glue Aly Dosdall: All right. And then I also did is I made another one of these double bows with the pegs and I’m going to add that with a little bit of liquid glue right underneath the palm, palm Aly Dosdall: Little bit of glue there and just stick that right underneath Aly Dosdall: And press that down. And we are done. Yay. Isn’t that can’t have fun. Now this one because the pom poms pretty bulky, you’re going to need to send this in a kind of as a parcel so like a padded envelope, where you can handle it Aly Dosdall: If you’re, you know, maybe a safe porch drop, we should say, all right, so, um, any questions, any more questions about the tool about any of these cards and Felicia – Michaels: Then, no, it looks like everybody was enjoying everything I’ve already explained to everyone that the class is being recorded and that it should be available on on Monday on both michaels.com for slash classes as well as on the Michaels YouTube channel. Sorry Aly Dosdall: Alright Felicia – Michaels: That sounds Aly Dosdall: Great. Thank you so much, you guys. I appreciate you coming, I appreciate your patience with our technical issue that front Aly Dosdall: But hopefully, we got all the information out there and and again this tool is just invaluable for you as a crafter. It’s also a great gift. If you have a Aly Dosdall: crafter in your life that you need to find a gift for this is a great way for beginning crafter to kind of get their feet wet and try out a lot of different Aly Dosdall: features on the tool and it’s great for on the go, crafting small craft spaces. So grab one of these. Thank you so much. I hope you guys have a great weekend and happy CARD MAKING and happy holidays. Bye