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"Shadowing" Video Tutorial

"Shadowing" Video Tutorial

I’m Barbara Nicolato, (Nic’s Knacks), Design Team Member, with a tutorial showing you how to make a simple card with a shadow effect.  Very few materials are required and it’s quick and easy to create.  I hope you enjoy.

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"Cup Tissue Holder" Video Tutorial

"Cup Tissue Holder" Video Tutorial

I’m Barbara Nicolato, (Nic’s Knacks), Design Team Member, with a tutorial showing you how to make this Tissue Holder from a cup.  It fits easily into your car cup holder and makes the tissues readily available when driving.  Great during allergy or cold season.

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"Bookmark Card" Video Tutorial

"Bookmark Card" Video Tutorial

I’m Barbara Nicolato, (Nic’s Knacks), Design Team Member, with a tutorial showing you how to make a Bookmark Card. This is an A6 sized card containing the gift of a bookmark for the book-lover in your life. The colors and decorative paper can be changed up to suit your preferences.
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"Tunnel Card" Video Tutorial

"Tunnel Card" Video Tutorial

I’m Barbara Nicolato, (Nic’s Knacks), Design Team Member, with a tutorial to show you how to make a Tunnel Card. This card consists of 5-panels to give it depth – a 3-dimensional effect – with accordion pleated sides.  The cool thing is that you can create your own scene using the stamps of your choosing. There is room for a sentiment behind the back panel.  It presses closed and will fit into a 6-inch square envelope.
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Talk Crafty To Me "Glass Microbeads Over Stencils"

Talk Crafty To Me "Glass Microbeads Over Stencils"

Created by Barbara Nicolato, (Nic’s Knacks) Del Bello’s Design Team member. Learn this technique in 6 ½-minutes. This “Talk Crafty To Me” Video will show you how to use clear glass microbeads over stencils for a different kind of look.  It will give a shimmery, glassy texture to your designs.  The materials used are minimal and listed underneath the YouTube video;  most can be purchased from DelBellosDesigns.com

 

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"Card Box" Video Tutorial

"Card Box" Video Tutorial

I’m Barbara Nicolato, (Nic’s Knacks), Design Team Member, with a tutorial to show you how to make a flip-top card box with a magnetic closure.  This box can hold between 6-10 small note cards with envelopes.  It’s very easy to make and you can create your own design on it.  This box will hold “4-bar” sized note cards and envelopes.

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"Portfolio Card" Video Tutorial

"Portfolio Card" Video Tutorial

I’m Barbara Nicolato (Nic’s Knacks) with a tutorial for a leather-look trifold portfolio showcasing your artwork. This project makes an excellent masculine card, but can certainly be changed-up for any look you’d like. I hope you’ll enjoy crafting along with me!
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"The Woods are Lovely, Dark & Deep" Video Tutorial

"The Woods are Lovely, Dark & Deep" Video Tutorial

Barbara Nicolato (Nic’s Knacks) with a new video tutorial featuring snowy woods and a pond reflection.  I hope you’ll enjoy crafting along with me! 

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"Love-ly Card-Box Tutorial, Part 2" Video Tutorial

"Love-ly Card-Box Tutorial, Part 2" Video Tutorial

Barbara Nicolato (Nic’s Knacks) bringing you Part 2 of the “Love-ly Card-Box” Video Tutorial.  This video will lead you through the steps in making the box with a drawer that sits below the easel card.  If you haven’t yet done so, I would suggest viewing the Part 1 video first, to make the card.  Enjoy your crafting! 

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"Love-ly Card-Box, Part 1" Video Tutorial

"Love-ly Card-Box, Part 1" Video Tutorial

Barbara Nicolato here with a two-part tutorial.  This first part will show how to make the designer paper and use it in making the easel card.  Part two, tomorrow, will show you how to make the box with a drawer and affix the card to it.
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"Gel Plate Techniques Using Alcohol Inks" Video Tutorial

"Gel Plate Techniques Using Alcohol Inks" Video Tutorial

This 11-minute video will demonstrate some techniques using the gel plate to make backgrounds for your creations.  It is done with alcohol inks.  Some prints were made using plastic wrap to create a frosty look; others used stencils and a stamp.  I hope you enjoy this.
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"Rainbow Harmony" Video Tutorial

"Rainbow Harmony" Video Tutorial

Created by Barbara Nicolato, (Nic’s Knacks), member of Del Bello’s Design Team. This 10-minute tutorial will give hints for creating a smoothly blended rainbow effect using distress oxide inks.  It will then be stenciled over in black and finally a stenciled image will be created using Fluff it Paste with heat.

The materials I’m using are listed in the section underneath the YouTube video and most can be purchased from DelBellosDesigns.com

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