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How To : Cut felt with the Big Shot

First cut out card stock using the Big Shot Dye. This card stock is great as a template to make sure you are getting the most out of your felt. Cut out pieces of your felt around your card stock template trying to get as close as you can to the border of the card stock. Next t ...more

How To : Make a flower brooch using the Big Shot

Dawn5377 teaches you how to create a flower brooch using the Big Shot tool. Start with the flower folds bigz die. Apply pieces of material over each flower and cover it all with a piece of acrylic. Pass it through the Big Shot tool and you will have flowers made of that materi ...more

How To : Make a rosette using the Big Shot

If you don't have Stampin' Up's Big Shot yet, you will definitely want one after watching this video! In this video you will learn to make a rosette using this machine. You can make them out of paper, fabric or any of a number of mediums. These rosettes are great embellishment ...more

How To : Make a mini Big Shot Box with Stampin' Up!

This video tutorial is in the Arts & Crafts category where you will learn how to make a mini Big Shot Box with Stampin' Up! For this you got to use the Bigz Die Box #2. Cut a Whisper white card stock at 6" x 11", place it on the die box and run it through the machine to get th ...more

How To : Modify a Nerf Big Bad Bow to shoot farther

In this Hobbies & Toys video tutorial you will learn how to modify a Nerf Big Bad Bow to shoot farther. Open up the front part of the shell by removing the screws. Make sure the spring on the launch piece stays together and pull out the barrel. Then dismantle the white restric ...more

How To : Make a mini milk carton with Stampin' Up!

To make a mini milk carton, you will need the following a big shot, Mini Milk Carton Die # 117310 (Occasions Mini) card stock, a clip, and sticky strip. Run the card stock through the big shot. Now, you are ready to assemble it. Add sticky strip to the decorative paper. Peel ...more

How To : Make a large scallop square card with Stampin' Up!

In order to make a scallop square card with Stampin' Up, you will need the following: a big shot, a large scallop square # 115950 Bigz Clear die, stamps, adhesive, design paper, mini glue dots, decorative ornaments, and card stock. Place the acrylic, the die, and the card sto ...more

How To : Crochet a beautiful crochet business card holder

Job seekers and business professionals everywhere always think they have it made when their shiny new business cards ship in, but then they realize they have absolutely nowhere to put them. This clever crochet project teaches you how to craft a crochet business card pouch to ...more

How To : Make lollipop flowers out of fabric

In this video, we learn how to make lollipop flowers out of fabric. First, start out with dye that has four circles in different sizes. You will also need the Big Shot to cut out the circles and wool cut out to fit on the cutting board. Put the board through the machine and yo ...more

How To : Make a multi-layered embossed floral gift card

This video tutorial is in the Arts & Crafts category where you will learn how to make a multi-layered embossed floral gift card. Take a piece of 11 x 8 1/2 inch Stampin' Up card stock and fold it in half. Next you punch out layers of colored paper of rose red, very vanilla, re ...more

How To : Use Kitchen Foil with Your Embossing Folders

All papercrafters and cardmakers and scrapbookers use metallic paper and card but what happens when you run out? and what is an easy why of making some? well here is the answer. Step 1: Tools Needed Die cutting machine.. I used a Big shot but whatever your machine this metho ...more

How To : Make a gift card holder with Stampin' Up!

This video shows the method to make a gift card holder with "Stampin' Up." First, we use the Movers and Shapers to cut a heart shape on a paper. We use the add-ons cut by the Movers and Shapers to punch windows. Next, we use the Big Shot machine. Next, put a piece of Whisper W ...more

How To : Master SCRABBLE & Win Every Game

SCRABBLE. To some it's just a game, but to me it's life or death. Well, not really, but it feels that way anyway. On a normal weekend, a game becomes much like Jon Thomas' "friendly game of death Scrabble." Video: . When I'm playing a game of SCRABBLE, my friends are not frien ...more

How To : Make a shot glass out of ice

The coolest way to do a shot? Drink it from a glass made of ice. Learn how to make a shot glass out of ice. You will need: One 3 oz plastic cup One 9 oz plastic cup Water Duct tape Remember, when serving liquor, keep in mind that your shot glass will be twice as big as the ...more

How To : Use CGI in a live action film

CGI and live action shots get together in almost every big-budget Hollywood movie these days, but combining them in one shot can be challenging for the uninitiated. This video will teach you all about using CGI in live action films, including the use of 3D Studio Max, Blender, ...more

How To : Shoot in a film noir setting

Film Noir, or black film, is a type of film that can easily be attributed to classics such as the Humphery Boggart films of old (Maltese Falcon, King of the Underworld, ect.). If you're looking on how to create the effect yourself without a big budget, check out this video! Jo ...more

How To : Mix the Irish Coffee

Mixologist Chris McMillian walks us through the history and preparation of the Irish Coffee. This is a classic after dinner drink and was created in Ireland and introduced in the US in the Buena Vista Cafe in San Francisco. Ingredients: One shot Irish Whiskey (Jameson) Unrefi ...more

How To : Find the Best Black Friday Weekend Sales Online

Yesterday was the biggest shopping event of the year— Black Friday— the day after Thanksgiving. Most waiting in huge lines, getting swallowed up by commercialism on its biggest profit-turning day, and there's still tons of shopping to be had on Saturday and Sunday, with many s ...more

How To : Make crab dip with Dijon mustard and lemon juice

We don't think it's even possible to resist crab dip. Usually we try to eat healthy and go for the hummus, but when there's crab dip around we swear we're compelled by some mysterious force to head in that direction and gobble up the bowl before anyone else has a shot at it. ...more

How To : Find cheap and cool DIY lighting for your film

Continuing on with budget lighting, we explore using Fluorescent and LED lights, along with using available light, bouncing it with a reflector. These setups will work great for interviews, video casting, vlogging, and the likes. These lights use less power and also generate m ...more

How To : Build a cheap camera jib arm

Movies take us places we've never been before, and a big tool that has contributed to that age-old phrase "movie magic" is the camera jib arm. Kind of like a camera extendeder, the jib arm is like a rotating crane that you can place your camera on top of. It allows you to sho ...more

News : Frozen Screen of Death

Stuff you need You're gonna need some Dry Ice, a geek/nerd friend or anyone in general who's a complete and utter idiot when it comes to computers, a laptop (prefferably a brand new one), several accomplices and a high-resolution screen shot of this: (It can be any of the di ...more

How To : Grow Plants With Compact Fluorescent Lights

I like to grow vegetables all year round, and I couldn't afford the big gas bulbs, or the power to run them. The big gas bulbs: can explode can burn you and your plants cost upwards of $50 a month to operate raise the temperature in your home, causing the air conditioning to ...more

How To : Take Better Photos Without a Better Camera

Taking great photos doesn’t mean you have to invest in an expensive camera. By learning a little bit about photography and the camera you have, you can use a simple point-and-shoot to capture amazing pictures. Try out these tips to begin! 1. Take the time to learn your camera ...more

How To : Successfully Create A Panorama With Your Camera

Have you ever wondered how to successfully create a panorama with your camera? What is a Panorama? A Panorama is a big image that has a very wide field of view, a Panorama is created by merging a sequence of photos taken adjacent to each other from the same origin, simulatin ...more

How To : Control Running Bamboo

Most bamboo in the United States is running bamboo, because nearly all cold hardy bamboo is the running or invasive type. The tropical bamboos are mostly "clumpers" and stay in a nice, tight clump. Running bamboos spread far and wide and can be very invasive. I grow many kinds ...more

News : very hard to do prank

This is prank is a 'bit' complicated to do but if you manage to do it, it will be the best prank ever made for good. I think the best man for this prank should be Bam as his chances not to die during the fall down are the best : - Go to some scene shooting somewhere in the wo ...more

How To : Make a paper shotgun

In this video of 3 parts you are shown how to make a shot gun out of simple paper. You need Scissors, tape and paper for this. Now follow these simple steps: -Take 2 sheets of rectangular paper and roll them separately lengthwise. Put a piece of tape on each of them at the end ...more

News : Canon 7D's Firmware Update v1.2.1: 4/17/10

Canon EOS 7D Firmware Update v1.2.1 Canon's updated the 7D firmware. First time since the November 2009 patches. The biggest fix looks like it's for "a phenomenon in which vertical magenta-colored banding appears in still images taken in movie-shooting mode." Download from ...more

How To : Big wall climb with a basic jumaring technique

This is part of the 'How To Big Wall Book' series on rock climbing. In this segment Chris McNamara demonstrates basic jumaring technique for rock climbing overhang or low angle terrain. This technique for over hanging terrain called jumaring is to reduce arm strain and ascendi ...more

How To : Make a bench shooting bag

In this Outdoor Recreation video tutorial Dave from 'journey the outdoors' explains how to make a bench shooting bag. This is used by bench or week-end shooters for recreation purposes. For this you will need an old sock. Take one that you don't use anymore and preferably a ti ...more

How To : Take better photos with your digital camera

First thing you should do is invest in a reliable good quality digital camera. No, you do not have to spend big bucks on one. Kodak, Sony and Nikon make inexpensive digital cameras that are ready to be bought everyday. Make sure you find a camera that fits your needs. If you ...more

How To : Chroma key green screen video

This video tutorial is in the Fine Art category in which you will learn how to chroma key green screen video. Chroma key is the magical process of making images where the background or any object in your scene can be made transparent so that you can replace it with a different ...more

News : Bare essentials for poor-ish filmmakers

Equipment list for the low budget crowd Let's assume you have a script (not just an idea) and have gotten your pre production out of the way. These are both incredibly important and should not be taken lightly, especially when you have no budget. So you have an awesome film a ...more

How To : Draw thumbnails for making a comic book

When shooting a movie, a director creates a storyboard. A comic book artist must do the same thing for drawing a comic book. Thumbnails are small blocks that represent the pages in a comic book. There is no finished work, but sketches. When following the script, the artist nee ...more

How To : Edit videos using PiTiVi on Ubuntu Linux

Are you a film buff whose looking to become the next Quentin Tarantino? Well, other than having a big dream, a big vision, and a camera, you need an EXCELLENT film editing program. It really make the difference between creating a crappy, home video-esque shot and creating a "L ...more

News : The popsicle race

Ive done this myself in the past with a couple of friends and it yielded interesting results. Go to the store and get some popsicles ( I'm fucking positive I'm spelling that wrong but fuck it) big meaty bastards like the old school bomb pops you then take x number of people an ...more

News : 7D Best Lens

This is the god lens.  The Canon EF 50mm 1.2.  I could shoot with this lens all day long and have a big smile on my face.

How To : Prune roses in container garden

Pruning roses is one of the hottest trends in container gardening is using flowering shrubs. Of course, the king of flowering shrubs are roses. Mindy has several different examples of roses in containers. One was beautiful last year, it bloomed all season long, but this season ...more

How To : Communicate with your partner in the Lindy hop

Sosh and Gina continue your Lindy Hop education. This clip will teach you how to communicate with your partner. The front to front, the sling shot, the scissor kick, the swing out, the big turn, are all dance moves distinct to the Lindy Hop. It was named for Charles Lindbergh ...more

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