Monday, August 5, 2013

From Wine Bottles To Mason Jars!

Good Evening Everybody!

I wanted to share a few things with you all real quick.....

Here's the story and I'm sticking to it...I was going to teach the Leisa Traveling Wine Box tomorrow night on my Ustream class, Take Out Tuesday.  Well, the Traveling Wine Box is done, the tutorial is written, but the pictures didn't make it yet!  I use Flickr to upload all my photos and resize them.  I don't know if you do any "Flickring," but they have changed the format that I was so accustomed to.  We couldn't get the pictures to upload.  Thankfully, we have found another program and will add the pictures to the tutorial this week.  OK, long story longer....So, tomorrow we will NOT do the Leisa Traveling Wine Box but hold off until the tutorial is complete with photos.  I'm sorry to disappoint you all, but I have tried.....

So what to do now?...No problem....Once again I find my work surface cluttered with cups and jars full of knives, bone folders, tools and more tools! So... I thought I would pull out the new (to me) Eileen Hull/Sizzix Canning Jar die and make an organizer that will not take up my whole work surface and would provide plenty of organization.  Of course I say this now as it's still just a thought in my head....but as soon as I finish this post...I'm going to let the creativity began!  I Can Do It!  Let the sample be made!

OK, don't panic if you don't have the die.  You can purchase the die from, or Carol from was kind enough to cut the dies from chipboard and package however many you will need into a kit. 

Things you will need:

The Mason or Canning Jar Die/Cuts
Medium/Heavy Weight Chipboard
Theresa Collins Far and Away Paper Collection
The Usual Scor-Tape-ATG or your favorite adhesive
Glossy Accents
Heavy weight cardstock
A few pulls or knobs (still don't know how many yet)
Your Basic Tools

Here are some details about the show:

The Gentleman Crafter - Take Out Tuesday Ustream Show


7:00 p.m. Central Standard Time -US

Also, I am in the process of uploading the Traveling Hostess Gift (I blogged about that yesterday)video to YouTube if you would like to see the gifted Book Box in 3-D...So please check my YouTube channel later tonight.

Well, better go hit it!  See y'all tomorrow night!

The Gentleman Crafter


  1. This may be something my own desk could use! I can't find my favorite bone folder and it's driving me nuts! Now I do have "real" canning jars but who wouldn't like a really cool chipboard mason jar? At least if it hits the floor (like so many things on my desk often do), it won't shatter!

  2. aha! I bought that die just last week! I also put a stash of chipboard away a couple of months ago. The rest is just standard supplies. Yay! I am ready to rock and roll. Can't wait for the class.

  3. Just watched your 2 new YouTube videos....gotta have those Tim stencils!! And it goes without saying...Dyan's super little journal!!! I'm looking forward to seeing the Mason Jar class tomorrow night....can't quite picture it but know it will be fab-o.

  4. Perfect! I just stopped mid-project to reorganize my studio (mess). I have yet to find a spot for my various pens that aren't markers and here it comes. I'm sure I spotted that die at myocal LSS. Full day tomorrow but I'll do my darnedest to be I time.

  5. Sounds like fun! We can always use more storage. See you tonight.

  6. Sounds like something we will all be able to use. Hope the creativity is flowing :)

  7. Had to do a double take over "FLICKRING" - I thought this blog had taken a turn.
    Not necessarily a bad turn but a turn nonetheless.
    Or maybe I just need glasses.

  8. Sounds like a good plan "B" to me!!!!! But make sure you record Jim, because I usually (if lucky), can only make the tail end of the show and have to watch the recording. Looking forward to mason jar storage, who doesn't need extra storage!!!!! Hope to see you tonight.

  9. I LOVE mason jars! Along with crafting and tending my dogs there is also some canning going on too so I can't wait to see mason jar storage!!!


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