Thursday, August 30, 2012

Box in The Round

If there is one thing I'm not is SQUARE!  A little round and bubbly maybe, but not square! At least that's my point of view!  LOL!

For my YouTube subscribers this is old hat, but for my blogging buddies, I did a video last night on how to make a round box.  You guys, I have to say here and now that I completely hacked this video to pieces!  LOL!  Let me explain if you will....It's tough to keep a video to 15 minutes to slide by the YouTube requirements!  TOUGH!  I SAY TOUGH! :) especially when you have a lot to say!  :)
the video was 26 minutes and some change and by golly I set about hacking away around 11:00 p.m. last night.  An hour to cut approximately 12 minutes!  Bahahaha!  Finally done, I started the upload to YouTube and once it was almost done, the electricity flashes off and back on for a second.  Well,  needless to say, It didn't save the video nor upload it!  BLAST!  LOL!  I went to bed and dreamed of better days!  hahahaha!  SO this morning, I hacked away again and put it up on YouTube successfully! Hall-lay-luyer!

I had received quite a few emails from folks having troubles finding round boxes to make the Happy Haunting Panorama.  So I hope this little video tutorial helps you guys out.  It's pretty simple.  Even if you aren't into the panorama, this might be something to put on the back burner for the day you might be in need.

So here it is....




Oh yeah, I wanted to share one last thing with you!  My mom is coming to spend the weekend this Saturday and she has agreed to do a project with me.  I told her I was going to video tape it....She said, "Well Jimmy, I'll have to get my nails done!"  Got to love her!  Soon you will be able to see what shenanigan's we get up to in the studio.

One last GREAT BIG THANKS for purchasing the Ladies Roll Top Desk pattern!  You guys ARE THE BEST!!!  :)

Thanks for coming by y'all!

Jim
The Gentleman Crafter

22 comments:

  1. I for one am looking forward to seeing you and your mom craft together. I miss my mom soooooo much so I am going to live vicariously through you this weekend. Can't wait!!!!

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  2. It should be quite an experience! LOL! She's not really a crafter. She does crochet a bit and does some handwork on occasion, but is happiest reading a book. I must say that I get my craftiness from my dad! He could do anything! Totally amazing man!

    Sorry to hear your mom is gone. However, I'm delighted to share mine. She's a sweetheart!

    Hugs to ya achairnadream!

    Jim

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  3. Thanks, Jim, for the video on making a round box. The punch sure does make the whole process easier. Where did you get it?

    Can't wait to "meet" your mom this weekend!!! It will be fun to watch you teach her and to get her reactions on video.

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  4. Jim- If you aren't just the biggest sweetheart!!!!!! I just can't believe you did a tutorial on how to make a round box for those who could not find a ready made one. I sure hope that everyone (including me) appreciates your thoughtfulness!!!!! I bet you stayed up at night worrying about this huh???? I love it. What a guy!!!! Thank you from the bottom of all of our hearts. I would have used the wine boxes as I have several, but I just thought this was such a sweet gesture. Hugs to you. Your video was perfect, and loved the use of that punch. Sure gave it a real polished finish. Always thinking my man. Great job.
    Marcie

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  5. Ooopppps. Forgot to say what a pleasure it will be to meet your Mom. See you and her this weekend.
    Marcie

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  6. Hi Jim, I am just about to watch your video but first I had to say how sorry I was to hear that you had lost all your hard work. Having been through this several times I have invested in a Belkin back-up power generator. If the power goes out for a second it will cover the short fall & if it goes on longer it gives you time to save your work & shut down safely. Over here you can pick up a really good one for the equivalent of $50 & do not need upgrading very often. I've had mine 6 years & it works great. Hugs,

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  7. Wow. Mom coming for the weekend. That ought to be awesome fun! I bet your mom is a character! If you take her to a trip to Archivers... CALL ME! Would love to meet both of you! I am willing to put my glue and paper down long enough to drive over there. Besides, I have a pile of stuff to get to you!

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  8. I love how you are always thinking about your fans. So thoughtful to spend all that time to show us how to make around box. What fun that your Mom will be visiting and so looking forward to meeting her. Have a great Friday.

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  9. Jim, I love how you used the punch on the box, thanks so much for the tutorial, good to know. I can't wait to meet MOM she raised a wonderful man, I'm sure I will like her too.

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  10. cant wait to see what fun you and your mom will get into.. this will be good.. LOL Great lil show on how to make a round box.. keep up your wonderful tips/work.. ty ty ty

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  11. Jim, you are the best! You're always looking out for your viewers and it is greatly appreciated! Love your stories...always crack me up (not laughing at you, but with you).;) I remember your mom from a few blogs back...she is a cutey! Hope you guys have a blast together this weekend! Tell her that us viewers feel that she did a great job raising her son! Hugs! Maggie

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  12. Sorry, my mom isn't dead, however she is in New Jersey and some people think that is worse than being dead but thanks for the sentiment. I live in Florida so I don't get to spend time with her the way I would like so I am looking forward to you and your mom. Funny my mom was not really a crafter either, she sewed really well but my dad too was the one who would make things all the time and I would watch him and learn...plus no brothers so I was his little buddy, wouldn't have it any other way. Have a wonderful and safe weekend, I will be checking in to see what the two of you are up to.

    Donna

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  13. You are so thoughtful! Thanks, Jim! And, I can't wait to meet Mom! She must be awesome, 'cuz she has a fabulous son. Tell her to get her nails done AFTER the craft project...crafting has destroyed many a perfect manicure! LOL

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  14. Jim, when I saw your "round tableau" project, I thought of my "fave" crafting goodie as a kid....The Oatmeal container! That was back with they had cardboard lids the slipped on, just like the project box.

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  15. can't wait to see the video with your mom....so funny that she had to get her nails done....way to go Mom!!!!!
    thanks for the box video!

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  16. Your instructions were so much easier than the one I made!!!!! Too bad I didn't wait! Just sayin!

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  17. Where did you get your wooden ink pad spinner behind you?

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  18. Thank you for sharing your video... round boxes aren't the easiest thing to find, lol!!! My friend is at her trailer in the US this long weekend and she's hunting down anything round for us, but I have this feeling that she'll get tired of looking. I did tell her about the oatmeal after Queen Mary's suggestion; thank you! So now whenever in need of a round box, I will make them!!! Looking forward to meeting mom and I she'll do a fine job. I miss my Fridays with my mom while she's away. My parents live in the Czech Republic 8/9 months of the year and then come here for the remainder... so happy she finally got herself a laptop so we can hook up on Skype. Thanks again :)

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  19. Thank you for the vidio and I am starting to have problems with my hands, its ok LOL but where did you get that fat knief? I still think you need to do ustream LOL I am sure others are asking.

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  20. What a useful video tutorial - thank you! Now I need to find one of those Fiskars punches too.

    Lynn Hardy

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