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In today’s post I will be reviewing;

Ultimate Pro: Advanced Construction Techniques

Ultimate Pro: Advanced Construction Techniques

Product Details

  • Manufacturer/Brand; Crafters Companion; The Ultimate Pro; Advanced Construction Techniques for use with The Boxer & Envelobox Creator Boards
  • Item number; 185717
  • RRP at time of writing: £15

Reason For Buying

I’d seen several finished projects created from this DVD, that I wanted to try, shown on C&C. In the past when I have bought boards of this kind, I really didn’t do that much with them. So I thought getting this DVD would encourage me out of my comfort zone and help me get more from the boards.

Contents

Run time 2.5 hours

12 Step by Step Projects

Beginner;

  • Envelobox
  • Stepper Card
  • Tealight holder
  • Accordian box File

Intermediate projects

  • Swing Card
  • Mini Desk Organizer
  • Treasure Chest
  • Hinged Box

Advanced

  • Set of Drawers
  • Tealight Basket
  • Stationary Case
  • 3D Scene Card

Pros/Cons

Pros

  • Clearly explained projects, how to use the boards and their tools show as you create projects
  • Any products used are listed at the end of each project
  • A variety of projects to suit all skill levels and ages

Cons

Not really a con, just a niggle. Something to be aware of ;)

Check the title, because although this title is mainly about the two new boards; The Envelobox Creator and the Boxer board, some of the projects shown require the Ultimate pro or other add in boards. Mainly just for embellishment but extra boards are part of the construction for; Swing card, Treasure chest, 3D Scene card.

Build Quality

This is an excellent quality DVD, not just for the content which I covered earlier, but the production quality is superb. The tutorials are well-lit, perfect sound and superb camera work too. No busy distracting backgrounds. The only music is during the gallery or during some assembly when there is no other dialog, so no struggling to hear instructions over music.

Value for Money

Excellent, Even if only a few of the projects appeal, it would cost far more than that for a tutorial class for just one project ;) I have turned into a DVD convert, it was easier to watch how to do techniques than trying to read how to construct things.

Would I buy it Again?

Yes, and if you have bought either the Enveloboxer or the Boxer board you will get a lot further, much faster with your boards when you watch the tutorials on here. Highly recommed this DVD to crafters of all abilities.

Summing up

Great DVD, beautifully made and projects shown from start to finish. Inspiration, education and fun to watch, well done Crafters Companion, a job well done! If you are a more advanced crafter, once you have understood these techniques, you can easily modify the projects to your own style.

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Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon

Billie :)

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Welcome Back

In today’s post I will be reviewing;

Crafters Companion; Envelobox Creator

Crafters Companion; Envelobox Creator

Product Details

  • Manufacturer/Brand; Crafters Companion; Ultimate Pro; Envelobox Creator
  • Item number; 2428403
  • RRP at time of writing: £14.99

Reason For Buying

As regular readers will know I love to make hand-made books. Although I have other boards which allow me to make boxes to present them in, when I saw this product demonstrated on C&C, I knew I had to get one. This makes dimensional envelops up to 1″ deep, in a very wide selection of sizes. These would make nice presentation/gift wrap alternative, for my hand-made books.

Purpose

Scoring Board, creates flat or dimensional envelopes from 3″ to 8″ in any size combination of these two. Depth options on envelopes; Flat, half-inch, three-quarter inch and one inch.

Pros/Cons

Pros

  • Light weight but robust
  • Compact, easy to store
  • Metric and imperial measurements on opposite side of the board.
  • SUPERB embossing tool. Great if your dexterity isn’t what it could be.
  • Makes flat envelopes as well as half-inch, three-quarter inch and one inch in depth.
  • Really versatile
  • Envelopes from 3″ up to 8″ and in any combination of both
  • Smaller envelopes can be made on A4 (European size or US Letter), some need can be made from 12 x12 and for the largest sizes you will need larger card.
  • Portable
  • Includes step by step photographs and written instructions

Options of a DVD with project ideas and instructions available separately.

Cons

Not really got any, I struggled with the printed instructions ( but I’m dyslexic, so easily muddled). I would recommend the separately available DVD,  from the same company to get the most from the board.

Build Quality

Excellent, light weight making it portable, but still very robust. The embossing tool is superb and great if your dexterity isn’t what it could be.

Value for Money

Excellent. You get full printed instructions, complete with step by step instructions. It will make flat envelopes as well as half-inch, three-quarter inch, and one inch. In any combination between 3″ through to 8″.

Would I buy it Again?

Yes.

Summing up

If you like making dimensional cards or other projects that need a deeper envelope, don’t make do with plain office envelope styles, get an Envelobox Creator. By using beautiful papers and cardstock you will create the most beautiful way to present your projects. You can embellish your envelopes to your heart’s content, for even more personalization.

This board will be a great asset to any craft room.

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Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon

Billie :)

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