April Fools 2014


April Fools is over for another year, so I thought I’d share the designs I made for my April Fools joke this year. Essentially, I made a video explaining how because of my new “inclusive design philosophy,” I’d be re-releasing all of my merch using only fonts that are available to everyone – mostly Comic Sans. For one day each year, it’s so fun to pretend to genuinely love Comic Sans. But wait, this shirt I designed is actually a real shirt for one week only! DFTBA agreed to sell it as a limited run, and I can’t wait to wear it ironically.

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DIY Pinwheel Cupcake Toppers


I don’t think I’ve made a blog post on here about any of my HGTV DIY videos, but if you didn’t know, I’ve been making weekly craft videos over on HGTV Handmade since January! This past week’s was my favorite craft so far, so I thought I’d share the photos I took and give you a little behind-the-scenes on the project.

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Hank Green and Maureen Johnson PDF Book Designs


I present to you the Womb of Requirement, a Harry Potter fan fiction written by Hank Green for The Harry Potter Alliance’s Equality FTW campaign. The HPA asked me to design the PDF for this story, and now I’d like to share the design with all of you. Also keep reading for a look at the PDF of Maureen Johnson’s story A Study in Sink!

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Xacto Knife Cutting Practice Sheets


I’ve gotten questions before about how to learn to use an Xacto knife well, so I wanted to make today’s video to share how I learned. When I was in high school, my teacher gave out sheets like this one where we had to cut along all the lines until we had a perfect sheet. It was so annoying at the time, but it really helped so I wanted to share it with all of you, along with some other tips and tricks on using craft knives. Keep reading to watch the video and download the PDF.

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DIY Stuffed Animal Taxidermy


My newest DIY project is a little weird, but that’s what I like about it. I decided to make some stuffed animal taxidermy to hang on the wall. It came out looking a bit like something you could put in a toddler’s room, so all you new parents out there, here’s a craft project both you and your kids can enjoy (or run away screaming from). Keep reading to watch the DIY video and see more photos!

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