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Friday, December 31st, 2010
New Year resolutions – Tutorial

I want to share with you a project I did for the Jewish New Year back in September. I always decide a lot of things in the beginning of the year, but then they seem to fade as time goes by. So this year I decided to keep all my resolutions close to me, so I will be reminded of them all the time. Here is how you do it: 1. You take an empty gum box and cover it with paper. Don’t cover all of it with one piece of paper, because it will be very hard to fold. Measure the different sections of the box and cover them with separate pieces. Make sure to leave the folds uncovered. 2. To cover the wavy front trace the line with a pencil and cut accordingly. 3. Make a cut on the front of the box so it will be possible to close it by tucking the flap in it. 4. …

Monday, December 27th, 2010
Technique Corner

Whenever I use a fun technique I like to share it with all of you. So I decided to start “Technique Corner” which will be THE place to find easy, fun and quick techniques. This way, each time you’ll see the title “Technique Corner” you’ll know there is fun to be learned and new things to try. I did this layout for My Punch’s kit of the month club. This is a layout with a photo of my son when he was 1 month old. I wanted to give this layout an atmosphere of a magical peaceful night. I added the moon with the hat and instead of just adding stars; I hanged them on a string. As if they were hanging from the sky, twinkling and shining. Here’s how you can do it:1. Cut or punch stars. 2. Arrange the stars on the paper. 3. Take a piece of string, yarn or twine and put it on the paper …

Friday, December 24th, 2010
Have a very merry Christmas

Dear friends, I wish you all a very merry Christmas, a time of family love and joyful gatherings. If the sun is shining or the snow is falling, I hope this season will bring you light and happiness. Have a fun holiday with those you love and a happy, peaceful and great new year. Einat

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010
First time ever layout and technique

This is another DT layout I did for My Punch and it tells the funniest story ever! As you know a Jewish woman lights two candles every Friday evening to welcome the Sabbath. She covers her head, lights the candles and sais a blessing. All kindergartens have the Sabbath ceremony each Friday at the end of the day. One of the girls acts as “the mother” and lights the candles. My son decided it’s not fair that only girls can light the candles. He wants to do it too! The kindergarten teacher didn’t mind and went along with him and so did we. When Friday arrived he covered his head, lit the candles and said the blessing. Don’t you think it’s cute? I didn’t use a lot of materials for this layout. I wanted to keep it simple and tell the story. I did use one technique I want to share with you: the recycled flower technique. I first punched …

Thursday, December 16th, 2010
Sizzix Triple Play Blog Hop, week 7: Christmas Countdown

Hello my friends, we have reached our final week in the blog hop. I’m so sorry it’s over; I had so much fun making all these wonderful projects. Thus week is no different, Eileen Hull designed a bunch of Treat Bag Toppers and we got to play with them! I wanted to create something different and not use them as toppers for a treat bag. Their shape reminded me of those standing calendars you put on your desk, so I decided to design a Christmas countdown calendar. I covered all the larger shapes with paper and colored the smaller shapes with colored pencil. I made small pages counting down to Christmas and attached them to the topper. I added the title to one of the shapes and embellished it. I adhered the shapes to a wire and inserted it through the fold line, securing them on the back with sticky tape. I hope you enjoyed the blog hop as much …

Monday, December 13th, 2010
And the winner is…

I’m sorry it took me so long to announce the winner of the baby card, but I haven’t forgotten! I was really busy with a few deadlines, projects and Hanukkah, but I know it’s not an excuse and I apologize. I’m proud to announce that the winner is: Donna Henley Congratulations! Please e-mail me your address to: kessler8@netvision.net.il For all of you who didn’t win, there will be another opportunity very soon… Einat

Thursday, December 9th, 2010
Sizzix Triple Play Blog Hop, week 6: YOU Mini Album (Tutorial)

Week 6 of the Blog Hop is here! I can’t believe 6 weeks have already passed and the hop is almost over. I love mini albums, so I was very excited to play around with Brenda Pinnick’s Album, Brackets XL Die. I got paper and canvas pieces which made it even more fun. What made my happy feeling complete was the fact that the idea I had for the mini album solved a problem for me. When I put photos of my kids in my purse they always get lost and if I put them in a mini album it doesn’t stay whole for a long time because of all the stuff I have in the purse. This mini is perfect for that because it has a bag of its own! I took the two large canvas pieces, sewed them together and made a little special bag to put my mini album in. then I made the pages of the …

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