A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Join us for fun, contests and discussions on Craftster's Facebook page!
Total Members: 314,012
Currently Running With Scissors:
441 Guests and 12 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop
  Show Images
Pages: [1] 2
1  first monster ever ^^ in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by danny_cruz on: June 22, 2006 07:09:01 AM
yay! i'm getting addicted to felt stuff.
here's my 1st try, my version the nina monster tutorial (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=5843.0)

her name is crazy daisy and she's gay friendly:

Report to moderator  THIS ROCKS  
2  Re: panta! (from a finnish pattern). in Knitting: Completed Projects by danny_cruz on: March 30, 2006 04:16:11 PM
yay! i can't believe i finished my first knitting project in less than a week! i guess it took a only few hours, but i have college and other stuff so couldnt keep on doin' it all the time =~ it's pretty fast.
i'm in love.
my mom is knitting a green panta too ^^ i think i'll start a black one, and a pink one. omg, i'm addicted to it. i guess i'll make some for my friends or my closet will be full of pantas before winter gets here (i'm in Brasil and it's autumn here ^^)


i've got the "i cant' believe i made this" look!
Report to moderator  THIS ROCKS  
3  Re: *PICS* pirate handmade journal/diary! "whole-page bookbinding" in Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General by danny_cruz on: December 20, 2005 04:19:10 PM
ok, so here's the tutorial. i never thought it would be so hard to make a tutorial , hah! it's my first one.
maybe it's a little bit confused, feel free to ask me anything if you have any doubts!

here is what you'll need:

- a few pages for your book. choose whatever measurement you want, but double it because they should be folded in half!
- paper clips, you can find these at any paper craft store, or wherever. if you don't have these, you can use a strong friend/relative to hold it to you, hah.
- a kind of stick glue, i used Pritt. liquid glue can't get it right, i don't know why Sad .
- paper or fabric, to make the cover
- a different color paper to make a first page, you'll use it to protect the others
- cardboard. two pieces (half-centimeter bigger - on the width, and on the height - than the folded pages) for the cover and one small piece measuring half an inch of width to the middle.
- scissors and rule.

STEP 1 - glue it until you die!

put all the pages together, and put the paper clips on the FOLDED side. you'll start glueing the pages from the end to the beginning , so here's what it should looks like:

skip two pages. on the THIRD one you start glueing the left border... after that you'll skip one page and glue the next... again skip one and glue the next. do that until you get tired and your pages are done!

tip: to check if you're glueing the right pages, you can look at the folded side. if it's the folded page, you won't glue. if the pages are not the same, then it's the page you'll have to glue.
like this:

once you've finally finished, that's how it should look like:

got it? so, ok. let's go to the...

STEP 2: hard cover!

it's really easy, you can do that with fabric if you want to, it's basically the same way <a href="https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=10347.0"> alisonwonderland did here </a>
if you'll use fabric for the cover, you should use liquid glue on the protection pages, stick glue won't do it well.

cut the paper two inches longer than the cardboard, then fold it. you can put a piece of cover-paper covering the middle cardboard, 'cos that will appear when you open your book.



STEP 3: the end!

glue the different color paper to the first page of your book. do it to the last one. something like this:

now you'll align the folded side of your book to the middle cardboard part, and glue the back of the other part from the first page to the cardboard .
wow, i just can't explain it right, so here's a pic.

once you've glued the pages to the cover, TADA! it's finished.

I'm sorry, even I got upside down with this tutorial. it's a little bit hard to get the "binding" right on the first time, you'll glue the wrong pages and stuff. don't cry and keep on trying. it'll look beautiful when it's done, and pretty useful, i have a lot of these notebooks myself. ha!


Danny Cruz
Report to moderator  THIS ROCKS  
4  necklace - lucky charm! in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by danny_cruz on: December 19, 2005 06:35:50 PM
first time making jewelry!
this is a necklace with a lucky charm a did this afternoon... I'm going to use it on December 31, we call it PATU (pi - too - i) and we use it to attract luck and to keep us away from bad luck, envy, and negative energies from other people!

Report to moderator  THIS ROCKS  
5  *PICS* pirate handmade journal/diary! "whole-page bookbinding" TUTORIAL ADDED in Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General by danny_cruz on: December 19, 2005 06:23:19 PM
ok, so x-mas is coming and i had to do something to my bf. actually i've already bought a book for him, but i wanted to give something special, something I did!
we live in Brasil and next January he's going to spend 1 month in new york Sad so i made him a diary, just like the ooooold pirates used to have when they went sailing and looking for treasures  Grin  I'm a little obsessed with pirates, and he likes them too Wink
The binding is a different way i learnt in college (I'm a graphic design student and we were making books) and i haven't seen it on craftster... it's cool 'cos you can use the whole page, pretty useful if you draw a lot!
feel free to ask me if you need a tutorial, I'd love to help you and make one.

no more talking, here are the pics!

AHOY, CAPTAIN! (did you ever played 'the secret of monkey island' ?)


i guess now you can understand the binding ...

that's all for now!
I'm sorry about the messy english
Danny Cruz

Report to moderator  THIS ROCKS  
6  stripes and cows! (pics heavy) in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by danny_cruz on: November 06, 2005 12:02:28 PM
when you're sad on a saturday night, waiting for the phone to ring, what do you do?
i sew.

yesterday i did this purse and fell in love with it... it was much more fun than what would happen if the phone rang hahaha

cute =~

velcro! Grin

a close up for the cow applique...

dirty mirror, me and the purse!
Report to moderator  THIS ROCKS  
7  Re: Tattoo/bodymod swap round 2 GALLERY in The Swap Gallery by danny_cruz on: August 28, 2005 09:25:15 AM
yay! last friday night i received my package from lespaulguitargirl!
i'm so happy Smiley amazing stuff, i would say. thank you thank you thank you!
here are the pics!

a purse, painted wooden box and a necklace Smiley

close up for the necklace (my friends are in love with it  Tongue )

sassete, did your stuff arrived?
they said it could get there in 7-22 days =~
Report to moderator  THIS ROCKS  
8  Zebra Purse with ribbons! [with pics!!] in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by danny_cruz on: July 15, 2005 08:00:05 PM
this is my 1st project that's not a recon. I can barely believe it that i bought this fabric for U$1 (R$3 in brazilian money) a meter!! the inside was only U$0,30/meter. Pretty unbelievable.

I followed supereggplant.com (i'm a mariko fan! hehe) tutorial for tote bag, but it's a mini... actually, a hand bag! I added a cute ribbon outside and a label from Weee!Wear - which is my almost-done-commerce - and fot this one I MUST thank vanityandagun tutorial .

soooo... here are the pic so you'll understand my messy explanation!

ribbon close up:

and the label!

that's it, see ya!
Report to moderator  THIS ROCKS  
9  Re: come one! come all! post pics of your tattoos! in Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects by danny_cruz on: July 07, 2005 09:40:49 PM
the first one , but not the last one

martim is my dad and suely is my mom.

Report to moderator  THIS ROCKS  
10  first t-shirt recon! in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by danny_cruz on: July 04, 2005 11:55:07 AM
omg. i'm a sewing machine bitch.  it's addictive , once you start it you can never stop.

this one used to be a XG t-shirt from a punk band that my boyfriend never used ... so he gave it to me and here it is.

after i did put a cute ribbon on the shoulder , i'm not sure if you can see it on the second pic ... messy pictures , dirty mirror...sorry!
Report to moderator  THIS ROCKS  
Pages: [1] 2

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search

Latest Blog Articles
Meatless Monday: Charred Jalapeno Corn Salsa
@Home This Weekend: Updated Yardbird
Tute Tuesday: Apple Cozy

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

Follow Craftster...

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2017, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.