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Creativity Prompt – Chunky Mini-Album – First Video Tutorial

January 16th, 2009 by Avital

Chunky Mini-Album
After long deliberations with myself (I admit. I have those.) I have decided to go ahead, roll up my sleeves and make a video tutorial. I have chosen to make a project similar to a former creativity prompt – a mini album I have prepared from a recycled cardboard box, for my nephews’ and niece’s photos.

I hope you will enjoy this tutorial and that the instructions are clear enough. However, bear in mind that this is my first attempt at a video tutorial, so it’s a bit rough around the edges (and then some). Therefore I would be much appreciative for any feedback – good and bad, so I can apply it to my next videos.

Covering the cardboard (which is the same as covering chipboard) with patterned paper is a step which is repeated in many creativity prompts. So it’s good to have it “on tape” for you to see the way I am going about it. I believe that even in poor quality, a video is more explanatory than a photo.

This week’s creativity prompt is brought to you in a video form… Enjoy!

[To watch in high resolution, go here and press the link below the video]

The papers I used on my tutorial were from Basic Grey Wassail 6×6 Paper pad.

The song on my video was made and performed by my brother in law and his friend while they were still in high-school. I was amazed at their talent and I would like to know what you’re thinking as well 🙂


Chunky Mini-Album

If you have any question, suggestion or remark – don’t hesitate to contact me – either leave a comment, use the contact form or start a new thread on the Creativity Prompt Flickr Group!!!

I would also be very happy to see your own creations, so don’t be shy and share 🙂

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21 Comments to “Creativity Prompt – Chunky Mini-Album – First Video Tutorial”

  1. Holly says:

    That was terrific! Loved the speedy bits. More please…

  2. Rachel says:

    I love it! I really like the music and the speed-this was really cool! I’ll be linking.

  3. Reese says:

    Great tutorial Taly!! I think the speed was great and it’s so easy to follow! Yes, please do more!

  4. Rivi says:

    Great tutorial! I loved the music. I don’t know if its my computer but the seed together with the headlines sometimes made the picture looks composed of many little squares(pixeled?). I saved it and will link to it whenits relevant. Is it you demonstrating? if yes than who is filming?

    • Avital says:

      Thank you!
      Try to watch it in high resolution on the You Tube website. It might be less pixelated…

      I’m demonstrating, and don’t even ask how long it took me to tie up my camcoder to my assistant – the lamp… 🙂

  5. Cory says:

    I think you did a great job on your video. It was not too long, not too short and easy to follow. And it was funny!

  6. Superkitina says:

    Thanks for the tutorial! I have to try this…

  7. Karen says:

    Awesome tutorial!
    I’m gonna try it…hurray I can use up my cardboard boxes!
    I like the video. The written info is very clear.
    Thank you so much!

  8. Nancy says:

    So brilliant!!! I think you are such a smart scrapbooker. Using scraps– isn’t that what it’s all about? Now I have a firm guidance on how to use my collected boxes that I knew I would use someday with scrapbooking. I actually just made a cover type book for a DVD birthday gift and painted it before covering it with papers. Thanks so much for sharing. You are my new inspiration. All the best! Oh, Love your comments on the video-very good sense of humour.

    • Avital says:

      Thank you so much for your kind comment, Nancy. I’d love to see your works.

      Your kindness has encouraged me to make more videos – the next one will be up on Friday.

  9. Arlene says:

    Loved this video. I like the idea of using the looseleaf rings. You can add to the album if you want (well, up to a certain point). You made it so easy.

    The song was great, but I was focusing so much on the technique that I only heard it off and on, I can close out all sound around me when I focus.

    • Avital says:

      Thanks! I am the same when it comes to shutting the rest of the world down while focusing…

  10. anat simon says:

    ופתעתי פתאום לשמוע שיר בעברית בוידאו ואז קלטתי שאת ישראלית

    נעים מאד
    גיליתי לאחרונה את הבלוג שלך ואני מאד נהנית ממנו
    תודה על הסרטונים המקסימים שלך
    אני עכשיו משלימה דפים בבלוג אחורה.

    • Avital says:

      I was born, raised and lived in Israel but I currently live in California. Thank you so much for your kind words and for stopping by 🙂

      By the way, the Hebrew song is by my brother-in-law: Ido Samet.

  11. Victor says:

    I just want to say thanks for sharing your art. I finished this one today it looked really cute. I also liked your poems.