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Facebook Special! Don’t Miss it.

November 9, 2009   

Heritage Makers is having a Facebook drawing and all our fans are invited to participate. For you consultants this is a great way to generate more leads and show others what Heritage Makers is all about. All you have to do is tell your friends and clients all about the drawing and tell them they need to become a fan of Heritage Makers to enter to win.

Here’s how it works.

  1. If you’re not already a fan of Heritage Makers on Facebook, become one by following this link http://bit.ly/4mwI9e.
  2. Copy the paragraph and picture below.
  3. Create a Note on Facebook and paste the paragraph and picture.
  4. Post the Note on your profile page so others can see it.
  5. Tell guests at workshops and other events about the drawing.
  6. They have between now and November 29 to become a fan.
  7. We will announce the winner for a FREE 20 x 20 canvas credit on Cyber Monday (November 30) through the Heritage Makers fan page.

Copy the following and post it on your profile, your blog, wherever.

Enter to win a FREE Heritage Makes 20 x 20 canvas credit just by becoming a fan of Heritage Makers. By becoming a fan between now and November 29, 2009, you automatically enter the drawing to receive this great addition to your home décor. On Cyber Monday (November 30), we’ll post the winner on our fan page. Don’t miss this chance. Become a fan today by following this link http://bit.ly/4mwI9e!20x20canvas-w-shadowlo.jpg

 

Fonts 101

November 9, 2009   


Choosing fonts for your project can be a bit daunting. You want to make sure you pick fonts that go together, and you don’t want to over burden your page by having too many fonts. So, to help you out, we’re providing Fonts 101: a quick tutorial to help you pick the right fonts for your project.

To get started, you’ll need to know the difference between serif and sans serif fonts.

Serif fonts have finishing strokes on the end of the letter, such as in this font. Examples include Garamond and Times New Roman.

Sans serif fonts do not have finishing strokes on the end of the letter, such as the title of this article. Examples include Arial and Calibri.

Now that you know the difference between serif and sans serif fonts, you’ll understand what we mean when we talk about combining the two.

There are two basic types of text you will apply fonts to. One is the title. The other is the body or copy of your story. To begin, let’s talk about the title.

First off, you may have many different titles to deal with depending on your project. If you are doing a poster or a canvas, you will most likely have one title. If you are doing a storybook, you will have the main title of the book and, possibly, sub titles within the book. Make your title consistent to help keep the flow from page to page.

When designing your title, you will want to pick no more than two fonts. As a bit of advice, we would recommend that you do not choose two serif fonts or two sans serif fonts. Mix it up a little. You can choose a fancy font such as Broadway, then add a serif or sans serif font to the mix. Or you can replace that fancy front with a script font such as Shishoni. Or you can go elegant simple and combine a serif and a sans serif font.

For the copy or main text, you will want to choose a readable font. Choose a simple serif or sans serif font, no fancy fonts or script fonts. Good fonts are Garmond, Times New Roman, Avenir, and Trajan. The goal is to help ease the work of your readers. They don’t want to stare at a long piece of writing, trying to figure out what it says, which is what they will do with a script font. (Save script fonts for titles or small pieces of text).

Now you have it. Go ahead and try new title designs. You’ll be surprised at what great designs you can come up with.

Special Memories Craft Box

November 9, 2009   

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Boxes are always in style because they have so many uses. They become important for storing sentimental letters, collecting little treasure, or keeping candies and chocolates. Of course, with so many uses for a box, come great reasons to decorate. With Heritage Studio you can personalize your keepsake boxes. You only need to follow these simple instructions to create a few beautiful boxes you will be proud to display in any room.

You will need a few supplies to get started:

    • Special Memories Craft Box: 12 x 12 scrap page template submitted by Heidi Arave (ID 15170). This includes two 12 x 12 scrap pages: the first contains four side strips for the 7” x 7” base and four strips for the box lid. The second contains the 7” x 7” lid top and two tops, eight base side strips, and eight lid side strips for the two 3” x 3” boxes.
    • One 7” x 7” box
    • Two 3” x 3” boxes
    • Scissors
    •  Mod Podge (gloss or matte finish)

* Get boxes and Mod Podge from any craft store.

Let’s get started:

  1. Inside Studio Editor, personalize each strip of paper.
    1. You’ll want to keep the same dimensions for each strip of paper. The best way to replace paper is to keep the strip locked in place and drag the wanted paper on top. Just like replacing photos in a template, the paper will automatically take the place of the strip in the correct dimensions.
    2. Replace embellishments to match your desired finished product.
    3. Change the color of text to match your project. Make sure the color is readable.
    4. Publish your project.
  2. Once you have received your printed scrap pages, you can get started on applying your prints to your boxes.
    1. Cut out each side strips and box tops.
    2. Apply a layer of Mod Podge to one side of the base.
    3. Press one of the side strips down over the Mod Podged area. If strips are longer than the area of the box applied to (which should be the case with the side strips), cut off the excess after you have applied the strip to the box.
    4. Apply all strips and tops in their proper place.
    5. Apply a layer of Mod Podge over the strips. The Mod Podge will dry clear and give your box a sleek finish. The more layers of Mod Podge you apply to the top, the more protected the box will be.
    6. Let the box dry. Do not place the lid on the box until the box is completely dry.
    7. Do this to all three boxes.

And viola, you’re finished. Set your boxes up for display in any room and begin storing your favorite treasures inside.