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Wednesday, October 19th, 2011
101 Flowers Tutorial #8: Beads in the center!

Hello friends! It’s time for another easy, fun, pretty flower tutorial. This time we’ll give some lovin’ to the flower center and create a really fancy center from beads: 1. Punch 3 flowers. The shape or size doesn’t matter. 2. Ink the edges and give them a 3D shape. 3. Thread small beads on a piece of thin wire. The length of the wire depends on the size of the flower you punched. The bigger the flower the longer the wire. I used 2″ flowers with approximately 3/4″ piece of wire. 4. Decide which flower you want to be on top and insert the edges of the wires through the center of the flower. Make sure the wires stay in their place by adhering the edges with a little scotch tape on the back side of the paper flower. 5. Twist the wires to give them the desired shape. 6. Attach the other two flowers to create a 3D flower. …

Monday, October 17th, 2011
New! Digital Freebies

I’m so excited! Finally I can share with you my new blog feature: free digital stamps! Every month I will post a new stamp that you can use on your projects. All you need to do is save this stamp in your computer. The stamp is a png file that you can change to any type of file you need. Here are a few ways you can use this stamp: • Digital scrapbooking – drag the stamp to your LO, color it, make it bigger or smaller and even multiply it. • Traditional scrapbooking – print the stamp on any piece of paper, cut it and add to any Lo. • Cards – you can add the stamp to your Digi or Traditional cards. • Paper crafts – create a banner, a home décor decoration or add to a photo frame. Halloween is just around the corner, so what is more suitable than to start this new, fun, free feature with a cute …

Friday, October 14th, 2011
Technique Corner: maximize your products: part 2 – create a magical LO!

Last time I shared with you how to “stretch” your products and how to use existing embellishments to create even more embellishments. Today I want to share how to stretch your paper. How to take a pattern paper and use its pattern to create a LO. I used a paper from the lost and found collection by My Mind’s Eye. I got the inspiration from the paper itself. When I saw the squares on the paper I immediately thought to use them as frames. However, there were only two squares and I wanted to use three photos. So I took a tag from the same collection and cut out the frame. This way I had another frame and I could also use the tag for a different LO. Then I cut out the inner part of the frames, creating a hole in the paper. I adhered the photos to the paper from its backside, so the frame will have a …

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011
Technique Corner: maximize the products you have: part 1

Have you ever been in a situation where you wanted to do something on your LO but didn’t have enough supplies or the right products for it? This is what happened to me when I designed this month’s Kit for My Punch. I found a really cute photo of my sun having fun on the grass. A great photo like that needed an equally great LO with fun embellishments like flags and flowers. The flowers were not a problem I cut them from a pattern paper that was on the kit. But I got stuck with the flags: I wanted six, but only had three. I had the Lost & Found stickers, which are so beautiful, but have only three flags and one tag. So I decided to transform them into six flags by cutting them. Try to maximize your supplies and stretch them as far as you can! Einat

Monday, October 10th, 2011

“Without inspiration the best powers of the mind remain dormant, they are a fuel in us which needs to be ignited with sparks.” Johann Gottfried Von Herder Sometimes you are lucky and you get inspiration a double dose. This is the story with this LO. I was driving my car and the radio was playing the Beatles song “Baby you can drive my car”. I immediately thought about my dear husband who doesn’t like me driving his car. He will let me drive the car, sure, but if something will happen to it…I’m in big trouble, so I would rather not. Then I thought…wouldn’t it be really funny to do a LO about it? So I did! Another “My Punch” DT LO and a funny one too! I showed it to my hubby…he really liked it! Capturing Humor in your scrapbook LO’s is not only fun it’s life! Einat

Friday, October 7th, 2011
Single sheet of paper: Top 10 Mini Album

If you are like me, a fan of projects made from only a single sheet of paper, you must love all the pattern papers with the journaling cards on them. They are perfect for small, fast but great one paper projects! Here is a mini album I made from Victoria Gardens journaling cards paper by Echo Park as a DT project for My Punch Kit of the month club. You can do it too: 1. Cut the paper into two leaving the upper 8 journaling cards as one block. Leave the other part of the paper aside, we will use it later. 2. Make a slit in the middle of the paper piece two journaling cards across. 3. Make three fold lines starting from the left: first and third fold lines valley and the second middle fold line a mountain. 4. Fold the paper into a mini album. 5. Now you can use the remaining piece of journaling cards to …

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011
Technique Corner: Hanging

I wanted to share with you a great technique that would make your LO’s interesting and fun. Creating a LO with hanging embellishments or photos gives your page movement and flow. It is very easy to create hanging elements and give you’re LO that extra something. Here is how it works: 1. Pick the right photos or embellishments: these photos would either have to be with a hanging motif, like an omega ride or laundry hanging outside, or embellishments you want to hang in order to give them a special appearance. 2. Create a hole in the photos embellishments so you can thread a twine, ribbon or a string through them. 3. Arrange the elements in the way you would want them to hang and adhere to the page. 4. Thread the twine or ribbon gently through the holes and adhere it to the LO. You can arrange all the hanging elements in a row or diagonally, anyway you choose, …

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