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Monday, March 25th, 2013
Happy Passover

Today we are celebrating Passover, one of the most important Jewish holidays, celebrating freedom, Miracles and faith. It’s also celebrating spring and the awakening of nature.   Here’s a little freebie tag you can print and use as a gift tag, card or name card.     Here is the story of Passover in a nutshell: After many decades of slavery to the Egyptian pharaohs, God saw the people’s distress and sent Moses to Pharaoh with a message: “Send forth my people.” But despite numerous warnings, Pharaoh refused to heed God’s command. God then sent upon Egypt ten devastating plagues, afflicting them and destroying everything from their livestock to their crops.   At the stroke of midnight of 15 Nissan (The Hebrew month coinciding with April) in the year 1313 BCE, God visited the last of the ten plagues on the Egyptians, killing all their firstborn. While doing so, God spared the Children of Israel, “passing over” their homes, hence …

Friday, March 22nd, 2013
Technique Corner: Fine Cutting

My students say I’m crazy. They say if there is no fine cutting in a project it’s not Einat’s class.My crafty friends say it’s impossible to find a project of mine that has no fine cutting in it.And I say…I love cutting! When I look at a patterned paper I see exactly that…patterns, patterns that I can cut and use in a project! Fine cutting is not that scary! Here are a few tips: 1. Start with big patterns and after a little practice work your way to more complicated shapes. 2. Use small scissors or scissors that you can hold comfortably and move easily in small corners or turns. 3. Play with what you cut – ink it, embellish it or give it dimension. 4. Fine cutting is a great way to maximize your leftovers and scraps. Have fun cutting stars, flowers, birds, abstract shapes and more,sometimes you can find just the right embellishment in a patterned paper!   Have fun …

Monday, March 18th, 2013
inspiration Scroll

We will be celebrating Passover in just a few days. In ancient times the bible and the story of Passover were written on parchment scrolls and were rolled to keep them safe. This has inspired me to create my own scroll, a scroll of, for my Susan Weckesser DT project! I glued together two Susan Weckesser’s patterned papers and created a scroll. I distressed it a little on the sides and inked it to give it a more real look. Then I created my inspirational sentence with Susan Weckesser’s stamps and some letter stickers. I added Washi tape and a little bling (You can’t create anything without bling right?) and misted everything with Glimmer Mists. To create the scroll handles I cut cardboard and rolled it. I stained it with some brown ink and added a golden button on each side. Then I adhered the scroll to the handles and tied it with string. Inspire yourselves with a project, it will …

Friday, March 15th, 2013
Bulletin Board from….

Styrofoam! Hello dear friends! I’m happy and honored to be featured in the Smoothfoam blog. An amazing product that is suitable for so many types of crafts! I took a Smoothfoam board and turned it into a bulletin board. This material is perfect for sticking pins to hang all your little notes. I covered half with paper and half with paint and added embellishments to complete the look. For a full tutorial go to the Smoothfoam blog. Have fun creating!Einat

Sunday, March 10th, 2013
DCC Blog Hop – Buttons Galore and More!

Hello dear friends! It’s time for another inspiring Designer Craft Connection Blog Hop and this time we all created projects with Buttons Galore’s amazing buttons. I created a buttons bracelet all made with buttons connected together with a metal wire. I embellished the buttons with some more buttons by adhering different sizes and colors of buttons to each other. Do you want a chance to win Buttons Galore Buttons and a Viewtainer container?Simply hop through the Designer crafts Challenge hop using the “hop forward button” at the right side of this blog. Visit all the designers and see their button crafts.   As long as you leave your comment on their blog with your favorite button project, no later than March 17th, 2013 at 11:59 eastern standard time, you will have a chance to win one of the Viewtainers shown above “loaded” with an assortment of buttons and 45 feet of ribbon!   Have fun creating! Einat 

Friday, March 8th, 2013
Frame Bulletin Board

Hi dear designing/crafting friends! Today I’m sharing my first DT project with X-MIX an amazing new mixed media and scrapbooking store! I’m really excited to be in the store’s first DT and getting my hands dirty! שלום חברות יקרות! היום אני חולקת אתכן את הפרויקט הראשון שלי בצוות העיצוב של איקס מיקס, החנות החדשה והנהדרת לכל מה שמיקס מדיה ועיצוב אלבומים בנתניה. אני ממש מתרגשת להיות בצוות הזה וללכלך את הידים   My project is a frame bulletin board. I always need a place to put all my notes and lists and I want it in front of me so I can be reminded of it whenever I look up. So I created a bulletin board combined with a frame. This way I can hang my notes and look at something pretty at the same time.   הפרויקט שלי הוא מסגרת לוח מודעות. אני תמיד מחפשת מקום לשים את הפתקים שלי, אז יצרתי לוח מודעות משולב עם  מסגרת כך שגם יהיה לי …

Sunday, March 3rd, 2013
Spellbinders Upcycled Juice Carton

I’m so excited and honored to be the first designer to kick off the new and inspiring International Flair section in the Spellbinders blog SpellbindersExploreBeyond.com! To celebrate this new exciting adventure I’ll be sharing with you all a great fun tutorial on how to upcycle your milk/juice empty carton. This project is all about displaying your photos where everyone can see them! The carton will be transformed into a wonderful house frame holder for your memorable photos.    Here’s what you’ll need to create this project: Spellbinders Nestabilities – Labels On Spellbinders Media Mixage – Triangle One Bezels, Triangle One Dies, Ephemera Papers Two Patterned paper – 7 Dots Martha Stewart Border Punch Flowers – Prima, Kaiser Craft Key Embellishment – K&Company Metal Art Brad – Recollections Acrylic Paint – DecoArt – Americana – Buttermilk Gesso – Ranger Mask – Prima (bricks) Brown Ink – Ranger Resin – Ice Resin Other – Metal chain, rings and hinges, beads, glitter 1. Prepare the carton: empty it and wash it …

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