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Friday, March 30th, 2018
12 Things You Didn’t Know About Passover

Hi dear crafty friends! Today Jews around the world celebrate Passover, which is one of the most important holidays for Jews. For those who aren’t Jews Passover is that time once a year when their friends can’t eat pizza. But there is actually more to this holiday than what Jews can or can’t eat. This holiday is all about celebrating freedom, miracles and faith. Today I want to share 12 Things You Didn’t Know About Passover!     Here is the story of Passover in a nutshell: After decades of slavery to the Egyptian pharaohs, God saw the Jews’ 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 …

Tuesday, March 27th, 2018
Nesting Boxes version 2

Hi dear crafty friends! Remember the three nesting boxes I made with the beautiful Fairy Dust papers by Graphic 45? Well… I liked it so much I decided to create the Nesting Boxes version 2.      Nesting Boxes version 2 I was not the only one who really liked them. I was invited to teach a class with this project in a craft store I really like. The class is going to be during the Passover holiday for moms and daughters. We’ll have so much fun! Here are a few photos of the three boxes I made with Hello Spring papers by Echo Park. These papers have a really happy, colorful and bright vibe to them. I have to say I’m usually not a fan of papers in this style but this paper collection just got tome 🙂       Have you Joined the VIP Room? Where every month you’ll get new class grade video tutorials, be the first to …

Sunday, March 25th, 2018
Z Fold Card with Studio 75

Hi dear crafty friends!  Today I want to share with you a Z Fold Card with Studio 75 new paper collection: Cherry Blossom. I don’t make cards very often but when I do I like to add something extra to them. This time the card opens a little different which makes it much more interesting!     Z Fold Card with Studio 75 Creating a Z fold card is really easy. I created a horizontal card but you can easily make it vertical. The principal is to fold the cardstock in half and then fold one of the sides in half again. Fold the cardstock in an accordion shape to create the Z.       Here’s how to make this card: Take a 4″ x 12″ piece of double sided cardstock and fold it in half. Then fold the left 6″ x 4″ rectangle on the 2″ from the edge and fold in the opposite direction. The Z on …

Friday, March 23rd, 2018
Mini Album Tips: Using Scraps!

Hi dear crafty friends! Every month I post about a scrapbooking tip to make your layouts look better. This series is such a success I decided to also share my tips about mini albums. Especially with all the questions I’m getting about the mini albums I create! So I’m proud to present Mini Album Tips: Using Scraps!       Mini Album Tips: Using Scraps! Since mini albums are small in size they are the best opportunity to use your scraps! Every once in a while I like to collect a few scraps of papers and use them as pages in a mini album. The secret is to decide what is the size of the largest page, for example 6″ x 6″ and have all the scraps in that size and smaller.         Once you pick all the pieces bind them together with rings or a binding machine and start adding embellishments, photos and journaling! You can find …

Tuesday, March 20th, 2018
Three Cards – One Paper with Graphic 45

Hi dear crafty friends! Today I’m sharing a really cool project: Three Cards – One Paper with Graphic 45. This project is not only fun and easy to create it only takes 60 seconds!!     Three Cards – One Paper with Graphic 45 All you need for this project is one double sided 12×12 pattern cardstock. I used the Secret Garden paper collection by Graphic 45. I really love this collection even though it has light pastel colors and it is not typically me. However it is great for projects like this when you want to create soft and pretty cards.         All the directions on how to create these three cards from just one piece of 12×12 paper are in the video tutorial. Check it out!     Have you Joined the VIP Room? Where every month you’ll get new class grade video tutorials, be the first to hear about new products, get access to printables and …

Sunday, March 18th, 2018
Printers Trays and Configuration Boxes

Hi dear crafty friends! The last post on my new House Printers Tray class gave me an idea to share with you all Printers Trays and Configuration Boxes. When I started looking I found out I created quite a few versions over the years…     Printers Trays and Configuration Boxes Romantic Steampunk shadow Box Printers trays combine two things I love, the first is boxes. I love them, I collect them, I buy them even if I don’t need them. The second is working with little 3d items and embellishments. It’s so much fun filling the spaces with all of them.     Box of Treasures This is one of the first configuration boxes I created. I just started collecting metal embellishments, little trinkets and found items. I was really excited to show them in this box.     Toys Shadow Box Wall Hanging This printers tray was created from scratch. I used old jewelry boxes and my old …

Friday, March 16th, 2018
Scrapbooking Tips: Using Unusual Backgrounds

Hi dear crafty friends! Today on Scrapbooking Tips: Using Unusual Backgrounds. What is an unusual background? It’s any background other than a piece of paper! Yes! you can creates scrapbooking layouts on other materials which are not a 12×12 paper!     Scrapbooking Tips: Using Unusual Backgrounds Any material that is flat enough and sturdy enough to hold photos and embellishments can be a background for a layout. Using a different material than paper will make your pages a lot more interesting and unique. Here are a few ideas: Lace paper: I love lace papers. They are challenging to work on because they are full of holes but they are great for tying things and layering!     DIY lace paper: Create your own lace paper by attaching together cut out shapes. You’ll be able to create any type of pattern that you need for any layout!     Metal wire: It’s basically another type of lace paper because it’s not …

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