Thursday, September 10, 2009

wordbook design video

I attempted another video. This one explains how I make my wordbooks in design studio. I know I zoomed in a little too close, you can't see the tool bar on the left and the size property box at the top. Hopefully you are already familiar with these so it won't matter too much. I'll try to improve-thanks for your patience with my video technique!!!!!

18 comments:

Janell J said...

Thanks so much for this video!!

AndreaA said...

OMGosh Denise, You make this look so easy. I THINK I might try this.
I have been wanting to do my Grandbabies names.
Thank you soooooo much.

Denise Hill said...

Try it-it is easy! You'll be hooked. I love making wordbooks.

Lisa said...

Great video! I don't have DS but would love to make these books. I hope to get the software soon. Or maybe I'll get the Gypsy :)

Lisa

Denise Hill said...

You can download the trial version for free. It lets you cut with the cartridge that came with your machine. (either george or plantin)

Anonymous said...

What an easy-to-follow video! Are you a professional teacher or do you just have the knack? I am going to try this! Thank you for sharing your talent! Carolyn in Nebraska

Denise Hill said...

I'm not a teacher, but it is what I would have chosen to be if I wasn't going to be a sahm. :0)
I do love helping people learn.

Bearylish said...

OMG thank you for this video. I had made a word book a while ago but made it more difficult than that. now I am inspired to make more.

Anonymous said...

Denise, I successfully cut out a word book with granddaughter's name following your directions. But...I realized I have no idea of the best way to embellish it. I just used cardstock to see if it would work, and it did, but flimsy of course. So...a few questions: Can you cut chipboard with Design Studio? If so, how? Do you then cut out patterned paper? And how do you best attach the patterned paper to the chipboard? Thanks...Carolyn in Nebraska

Denise Hill said...

Yes, you can cut chipboard. Just place it on your mat like paper and use blade depth 6 and heavy presure. You may need to set it to multi-cut depending on the thickness of your chipboard. I just use cereal boxes. You may want to tape your edges to the mat with painters tape to make sure the chipboard doesn't move around. I only cut the first and last page of chipboard. I then cut a front and a back for each page-so each page has 3 layers. If you use patterned paper make sure you put one piece patterned side face down on your mat for the backside of your page. I use a glue called Fabri-tac. Walmart and michaels both have it. I run a bead around the edge of the page and put a few squiggles through the middle, lay the patterned pperon top,slide it around alittle to spread the glue to the edge, then line up my edges. Hope I answered your questions. Feel fre to ask more. I would love to see your book when it is done!

Denise Hill said...

Ok, don't try to answer someone until AFTER you've had a cup of coffee!!!!!!
it should say "lay the patterned paper on top, slide it around a little to spread the glue to the edge.
and feel free not fre!!!!
Sorry, it was early!

Jimmie said...

Thanks Denise, I had watched several video's on wordbooks and was unable to construct one until I watched yours. So thanks again and have a wonderful day.

felkatz said...

Thanks for the video! I thought they were hard to make! I"m going to try to make one tomorrow!

So awesome!

craftaddict said...

I was looking for a good video to expain how to make a word book and I found yours. Thank you for and easy to understand tutorial.
xxxeileen

Anonymous said...

I have watched quite a few wordbook videos but yours makes it look SO EASY!! Thanks!!

Duan Marie Byrd said...

Because of your video I have started making my first word book. You made it look so easy. And actually it was. Now I have to figure out how to decorate it. Thank you so much for taking time to show us how to do this. You are wonderful.

Jeanie said...

O MY GOSH!!! for the first time someone has explained making a word book so that I can understand it!!! I had just about given up making my own!! Thank you so much for helping the rest of us out here, I appreciate it so much. If or rather WHEN I get mine done I will post to you with a pic. Thank you!!
Jeanie

Denise Hill said...

Jeanie
Glad it helped. Can't wait to see your book!!!!