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Friday, July 29th, 2011
Technique Corner: how to create splashes

It’s summer time! Hot, hot, hot, it’s time for some water fun! You probably have a lot of photos of your kids playing on the beach, swimming in the pool or just having fun with the water hose on the corner. Here is a simple technique I used on a DT layout I created for My Punch to help you make your summer layouts really cool! All you need to do to create these splashes are thin straps of paper. Curl each strap and insert under your photo to create the illusion of splashing water. You can also cut the edges of a piece of paper and create curled straps. How easy is that?! Have a cool summer! Einat

Monday, July 25th, 2011
Clock canvas

I recently taught a really great workshop at My Punch. We created a clock canvas which was not only useful but filled with embellishments and techniques. We colored the canvas, learned different ways to work with masks and stamps; we misted and even made our own embellishments. I love creating projects that are not just beautiful but useful! Einat

Friday, July 22nd, 2011
Ins(paper)ation: family

“Risk is essential. There is no growth of inspiration in staying within what is safe and comfortable. Once you find out what you do best, why not try something else?” Alex Noble I decided to take a risk, to go out of my comfort zone and try something else. One of my favorite techniques is interactive design, a design with moving parts, what is also known as paper engineering. I love creating layouts with moving surprises in them that make the layout really fun to look at. Recently we’ve been having a lot of family time together, that inspired me to create a layout with a new and different never tried before moving mechanism. I call it “open and shut”. When you open the little tab you discover three shutters that open to a row of small photos. I kept the design simple and left the stage to the moving parts. You should try to create something that moves on …

Monday, July 18th, 2011
101 Flowers Tutorial #5: "Faber" Flower

We continue our 101 flowers tutorial with flower #5, a “faber” flower, a flower combination of fabric and paper. It’s a fun easy technique that you can use on your cards, layouts and any kind of project. All you need are a few scraps of fabric and paper Cut or punch them to any shape you want Create your “faber” combination You can add buttons, glitter or make your flower 3D.See you on tutorial #6!Einat

Friday, July 15th, 2011
Flowery layout…not just for girls – FaveCraft Blog Hop

Today I’m hopping again with all my designer friends at FaveCrafts blog. We all share a project finished on the 15th! I don’t know what the weather is where you live, but its hot here! Sitting in my cool studio (thank God for AC) I decided to create a layout with some spring (cooler) photos. We went on a trip to see the flowers bloom and my two boys, who love flowers, wanted a photo with each flower they saw. You probably ask yourselves a flowery layout for boys? Yes! Why not?! I have told my opinion on that question before, flowery layouts can work for boys just as well as they work for girls. I used Prima pattern papers: “reflections” for my background and cut flowers from “Kashana” paper. I added a few flowers and buttons to complete the layout. If you combine “boys” colors background like blue, or turquoise with red, yellow or green flowers you can create …

Monday, July 11th, 2011
Receiving the Torah

I wanted to create a LO with this photos for a long time, but I waited for the right kind of inspiration. I finally got it. These are photos of my son’s receiving the Torah ceremony at school. It’s my first DT layout for ScraPerfect. I used a paper of my own design with a Tallit (a Jewish prayer cloth) on it. I found Torah images on line and printed them. I then printed my journaling on a piece of vellum. I used the Perfect Printing Pouch to make sure that the printing will be crisp and to prevent the ink from bleeding. Next, I created the title from inked and embossed chipboard letters. The letter “O” was replaced by a Star of David I created from wire and used my Embellie Gellie to pick up the beads more easily and insert them into the wire. Lastly, I adhered the photos, Torah images and title then added a ribbon and …

Friday, July 8th, 2011
Round and round we go!

I love cards! They are fun to make and even more fun to give. It makes me really happy to see the smile on someone who gets a card and knows it was made especially for them. I try to make my cards interesting, with a twist, it can be unconventional colors or embellishments or even…shape. This card is not only rounded, it has a surprise…it turns! This is the card when it’s closed. On the front I adhered two presents made from paper piecing and ribbon leftovers and a muffin with a candle. I will have instructions on how to create the muffin in my “Technique corner” next time. There is also a partial sentiment on the side. When the card turns… The muffin doesn’t move but the presents turn and you can see the entire sentiment and the journaling on the top. The circle in the middle has a half circle window that reveals what is hidden when …

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