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May 18, 2012

Design Team: Jennifer McCrae Week 6 Term 3

Jennifer McCrae is Awesome!

If you have ever been asked to create 200 party boxes by hand and have done it,  YOU are awesome, and fit in this category! Jennifer did just that and lived to tell the tale! See what she has been up to!


“Anything You Can Do (I Can Do Better)”
from Annie Get You Gun


Annie: Anything you can do I can do better
... I can do anything better than you
Frank: No, you can't
Annie: Yes, I can
Frank: No, you can't
Annie: Yes, I can
Frank: No, you can't
Annie: Yes, I can, yes, I can


Frank: Anything you can be I can be greater
... Sooner or later I'm greater than you
Annie: No, you're not
Frank: Yes, I am
Annie: No, you're not
Frank: Yes, I am
Annie: No, you're not
Frank: Yes, I am, yes I am
-Betty Hutton & Howard Keel



Do you ever have one of those days when you sit back and think to yourself ‘How awesome am I?!?!?’  LOL  I’ll bet it happens a lot more than most of us would admit...  Especially, as my mom pointed out to me, ‘no one likes a brag’! 


That’s why I love that there is good bragging and bad bragging :)  And today’s post is the good kind...  See, my boss has a HUGE event coming up and she needs lots of things.  The first thing she asked me to do was use her Big Shot and cut out 200 matchbox boxes.  Yep, you read that right - TWO HUNDRED.  Do you have any idea how much manual labor its takes to cut out that many boxes???  But what happens when you want that same box but BIGGER?  You can’t make a die grow no matter how much you love and nurture it.  And no amount of water is going to help either - you’ll just end up with a wet mess that nobody wants to clean up ;-)


eCraft to the rescue!


The original box is on the right and the full-sized, classic version is on the left.


That’s the beauty of my eCraft!  Everything that my boss has wanted - I can do it with my eCraft (and yes, there will be more projects to come from this event!).

This particular box can be found at http://www.SVGattic.com in the ‘Be Mine’ set.  Which brings me to a couple more benefits to having an eCraft; the set that I bought was instantly available for me to use, I didn’t have to wait for it to be shipped and for it to arrive.  I paid $5.99 for the set of files (4 items, multiple layers); when was the last time you could buy a die for that price - let alone buy 4 of them?!?!?


What I Used:
eCraft
Rose Gift Box
Xyron Tape Runner
Pattern Paper - Maribelle stack
Coordinating card stock


How I Did It:

I went shopping and picked up a great set of svg files lol!
I got out my slave-driver whip and put my eCraft to work

My Xyron Tape Runner made quick work of the ‘lid’ - I am so loving all my new Xyron goodies!  lol


My boss is a pretty spectacular individual who has taught me a great deal in the short time I’ve worked for her - so it means a lot to me that I can do these things for her.  My eCraft gives me the freedom to go wherever mine or her imagination takes us.

-Jennifer

See what we mean by awesome?!

See more of Jen's projects on her personal blog here:

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1 comment :

  1. LOL you are hyllarious! Agreed, it is a plus not having to wait for dies to arrive, downloading them and use them right away is such a time saver.
    TFS and have a great day!
    Liz

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