July 24, 2020
- Z-fold card
- Dull green and 2 colors
About The Episode
Episode archive posted on July 27, 2020
It seems like with this much gray hair I should know just about everything in the world; and after 19 Craft Roulette episodes, I should have at least a working understanding of my process. Nope. Episode 20 brought a dose of humility and teaching.
The lesson was about inertia and warming up my creative muscle before expecting cute to be made.
In other words, I need to stay inky to stay creative. For whatever reason, I had not been at my MESK!* creating much all week, so when I got to the wheel’s deals, I was basically cold. Does this ever happen to you?
Do you get to a window of crafty time and go blank? What do you do then? Watch a video? Clean and organize? Feel frustrated? Do you walk away? It isn’t FUNN.
Do you ever watch a video or a FUNN U. lesson and get a little intimidated by how quickly a beautiful card is made? Yeah, don’t be. I can’t speak for others, but I know each Cards+ Lab on FUNN University represents hours and hours of thought, development, and making trash before the projects are seen. Don’t let this bum you out, though, because students and viewers get the benefit of someone else’s prep work (which I love doing).
Once I got groovin’ on the episode 19 parameters, I went overboard (scroll down to “Official Projects”), and had a darn good time fixing up some “problemed” cards and making new ones! As you look at these “Z-fold” cards, look at how the differences are made. You can see variety in the size of the sentiments, placement of the images, choice of color proportions, and more. If you like thinking about cards this way, you would love FUNN University. It is one thing we do on campus!
Thank you, guest contributors! It is so FUNN to see what your creative muscles come up with. I am looking forward to sharing these on the Craft Roulette’s FB group and showing them off on next Friday’s show! Let your crafty friends know so they can see how outstanding you are!
SPECIAL GUEST coming to Craft Roulette!
I am so happy to announce Craft Roulette will be featuring a very special guest during Episode #21! Jayma Malme! She is a very talented paper crafter with a clean and super darling style whose projects I have admired for years. She will come up with something super cute, I just know!
Find more about Jayma on her blog Playing with Paper, and on her excellent YouTube channel.
If you haven’t subscribed to mary gunn FUNN’s YouTube channel, please do that, too, while you are there.
Jayma is a brave soul to venture into a LIVE FB with me. Be sure to invite friends and join us Friday, July 31st at 6:30 p.m. Central time on my mary gunn FUNN FB page. One easy way is just “SHARE” the upcoming live post pinned at the top of my mary gunn FUNN FB page. Jayma has been super great to prep with for this adventure and I really look forward to creating with her!
But, there’s more next Friday!
AFTER Craft Roulette I’ll be hosting the FUNN University July Student Showcase! Student Showcase is FUNN University’s way of showing off our students’ “homework” which they’ve been inspired to make as a result of that month’s classes. I love being able to do this! Our students are rockin’ their craft time! To see last month’s Student Showcase, click HERE.
Our July classes featured:
Scrapbook Lab – Placement and Proportion
Cards+ Lab – Geometrics (circles, squares, and triangles)
Crop Lab – Drawing and Painting
If you have any questions about Craft Roulette or FUNN U., please let us know!
What a FUNN night of creative ideas we’ll have next Friday!
*MESK! is my hybrid word for messy-desk