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Monday, August 30th, 2010
Ins(paper)ation

I am a big believer in dreams. I think everyone should follow their dreams and try to make them come true. This is what I did in my life and I wish for everyone to do the same. That was my inspiration. I took a fabric bag, upgraded it and dressed it up with a message: “DREAM! For as you dream, you shall become”. I colored the bag with acrylic paints, stamped it and sewed fabric border on the bottom. I added iron-on flowers and some fabric flowers I made from circles and buttons. Einat

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010
Yummy apple

One of the Jewish New Year’s customs is to eat a red apple. The apple symbolizes the year that we want to have: sweet, whole, round and smooth with no bumps. To emphasize this wish the apple is dipped in honey and then eaten with the blessing: “may we have a good sweet year!” In light of this, apple is a popular theme in The New year’s cards, dishes, table cloths, napkins etc. I decided to go with the flow and make a card with an apple. The writing on the apple: “Good, sweet year”.       Challenges:Etsy Inspired #102 – Global Child Collection: inspired by Compassion for our planet.Sunday sketch & stamp #35Crafty Angles 42 – something old something newC.R.A.F.t challenges 64 – photo inspirationPolka doodles 33 – Vintage styleCrazy 4 challenges – sketch C4C51Just Scraps #18 – fussy cutting    

Friday, August 20th, 2010
Simple math

I’m not very good in math and I don’t like it. However this exercise was a lot of fun and really easy: How many projects can be designed from one kit? I had patterned paper, transparency, cardstock, letters, rub-ons and all kinds of embellishments. So here is what I came up with:   I made an interactive layout featuring a photo as an opening door. I glued two photos back to back and then attached a piano hinge to allow them to open. When it’s opened you can read the journaling block that is hidden underneath.    I made a folding card from bright and happy colors. If you missed the tutorial showing how to do it, you can find it in the previous post. For the Jewish new year I made a “new year resolutions” tag box. The box is made of an Orbit gum wrap that I covered with paper. I made small tags added embellishments and wrote my resolutions (in Hebrew) …

Saturday, August 14th, 2010
Folding card – Tutorial

I made this folding card as one of the designs for the MY Punch August kit. It looks complicated but it is actually very easy once you know where to cut and fold. The hard work is to cut all the squares that come on it. So this is how it’s done: 1. Cut a double sided cardstock 12″ by 5.5″. 2. Make 4 folds at 2″, 4″, 8″, 10″ 3. Turn the cardstock and make 2 cuts at 1.5″ and 4″. Cut only from the first fold to the last fold. 4. Fold the card, starting from the left: first fold – mountain (out), second fold – valley (in), then mountain again and end with a valley fold. 5. Change two of the folds: the inner second fold turns out and the third fold turns in. 6. Now you have the basic card and you need to embellish it. Cut 2 sets of squares: The first set 1/4 of …