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Tutorial on Distress Ink Storage Spinner.

I'm gonna try to explain step-by-step how I made my Distress Ink Storage Spinner, bu tkeep in mind, this is my first tutorial ever and it might suck. If you wonder about anything just ask. So here we go! I used a strong cardboard, like the one you use for making posters and signs. Got it at my local craft store, and I know some bookstores sell these too. They where 26 3/4" x 19" big, and I needed 3 of them for 40 small boxes. First I cut out the pieces for the small boxes, it's 3 7/8" x 9 1/8". Then on the short end you score at 7/8". IMG_7830 Then turn it around and score at 7/8" - 4 1/8" - 5" - 8 1/4". IMG_7831 I did all of my scoring done before I started with my scissors. After cutting them they should look like this: IMG_7835 Now you can use glue and put the box together, the sides first, then the bottom. It's really self explanatory when you have the box infront of you. Just remember to use your tool and fold the edges good first just so they get a crisp edge. Here I got 4 finished boxes. (not glued together yet)DSC_0250 To make sure they where solid enough I took a thicker piece of cardstock and glued it on like this to make sure they wouldn't bent from the weight of the distress ink pads. I used a hot glue gun for the smaller piece, but for the longer one I used a hobby glue and stacked it together with paper clamps. IMG_7746 After this is done I started putting the boxes together, didn't get any photos while I was doing it, but I pretty much just added a glue on the white cardstock pieces and put the other box on top of it. I just put 1 and 1 together at a time, so I made a lot of stacks of 2 before I added them togther and made stacks of 4. Added two stacks of 4 together to get 8, and then added the last 2 on top to make it 10 in a row. And here I have 4 stacks of 10 boxes. IMG_7757 As you can see I have some tape on the backside, this is to make it straight and pressure it a bit together in the back so they don't "fall downward" in the front. When you glue it all together and add the top and the bottom you can't see it anyway. So now you're done with the boxes and it's the decorations and the structure to make it a bit more solid. I cut out 4 long pieces in 3" x 9 3/4" and then a plate for the top that was 6 1/2" x 6 1/2". (I cut out two cause I thought I needed one for the bottom, but didn't)IMG_7760I then covered them with white cardstock, over the edge and around on the back so it's completely covered. Then for decoration on the sides I cut out 4 pieces of paper in 9 1/2" x 2 3/4" and decorated with Distress Ink, stamps and embossing powder. IMG_7766 I later glued this decorated pieces on the cardboard pieces BEFORE adding them to the stacks on 10 boxes. Then I started putting the 4 stacks together, here you gotta pay a bit attention to the opening, specially if you have an up and a down on the decorations. As you can see on the finished project I have 1 stack of boxes open to each side of the storage spinner. So make sure you set them up together and find out how you want them before starting to add glue. Then add 2 and 2 stacks together like this. (I added something heavy on top to make sure they didn't slide apart. IMG_7794 When that is dry, glue those 2 together aswell. (remeber to make sure that everything is right side up) IMG_7798 I let that dry for a few hours to make sure it wouldn't slide or loosen. To get it to spin around I used an old Lazy susan tray that I got from some friends of mine. I cut out a square around the spinner itself, and I sanded down the edges before I painted it. (make sure to not get anything close to the spinner itself since it can stop it from spinning smoothly). Also since my Lazy Susan Tray had a pattern on the top I put a piece of cardboard covered in white paper on top, then added a black piece of bazzil over there to give the base a more neutral look. DSC_0256 You can of course buy a spinner from a craft store or something and then add it to a plate of some sort as well, but since I didn't know where to get one and had one of these I didn't do that. Then I glued the boxes on top of the spinner and held it down with something heavy on the top. IMG_7803 To decorate the top plate I didn't need to fill out the entire square, so I just used 4 pieces of cardstock and glued them together to fit the edges of the top. (again don't have any photos of the assembly of this, but it's pretty much just to glue it down to the cardboard then glue the cardboard on top of the entire thing. IMG_7795 And the box on top I just decorated with gesso and distress paints, and then I stamped it before I sprayed a thing layer of clear coat on it. (it was just something I had laying around the house and the measurements fit the constructions so I used it). Then I glued the box on top. top And there you have it. A Finished Distress Ink Storage Spinner. To make it easier for myself to find the correct Ink Blending Foam for each I have added a piece of Velcro under each of the ink pads where I have put it. IMG_7805 The labels you can either make yourself, or if you go on Pinterest and look up Distress Ink Pads Label you will find so many. Here is some of the tutorials I took my inspiration from: Sari Hänninen's YouTube tutorial Jenny Potters Blogpost Tiffany Doodles

Paper Mugs Video Tutorial

Here is the video tutorial from Traci at Stampin Up on how to make the mugs I showed you 2 days ago. I feel like their more steady and robust then the ones I found on Scrappesykens youtube channel because they don't have the built-up "foot" underneath it. (Though that one is also really pretty) This video is easy, and you get the measurement as the video goes, you can just pause and write them down to make it easier to have when you make more of them. Links: Get Creative with Traci Traci Cornelius YouTube