Vintage Mini Album

I made this Mini Album for a workshop I taught in “My Punch”. I wanted to teach a specific design style and since vintage is one of my favorites I decided to make a mini album full of fun embellishments and techniques. The mini album is made from 1 craft cardstock, 5 patterned papers and a few embellishments. I made most of the embellishments myself, as well as the cover, which was made from pieces of cardboard I took from a shoe box. The theme of the mini album is “Time goes by”. I used old photos of my mother and grandmother, as well as a few photos of me and my sister as little girls. For the final touch, I added a few sentiments and quotes about time and its meaning in our lives. Here are a few close-ups of the embellishments. Soon I’ll post a few tutorials! stay tuned!

Mom, I'm bored…

In this age of television and computers we often hear the words: “mom, I’m bored”. But sometimes, as I found out, they can surprise you. These photos were taken on a trip to the beach with my son’s kindergarten a few years back. We were all sitting waiting for our guide to arrive and all the kids were complaining that there was nothing to do. My son found a solution…he started collecting snails. It was the season when all the shells were left behind and he collected them like it was the biggest treasure he ever saw. He kept himself occupied for a long time collecting and playing with the snails. A scene worthy of a photo, don’t you think? The layout is one of the projects I created using the October Kit of the Month club by My Punch.

HOW TO MAKE INCHIES AND TWINCHIES

  Inside: how to make easy inchies and twinchies with your kids using leftover craft supplies   Some of my friends call me the queen of leftovers because I always try maximizing my materials and using them in a smart way. I keep all my paper scraps, leftover stickers or rub-ons and I never throw any ribbon no matter how short it is. I try to use all my materials to their last inch, and that is exactly what I did this time…INCHIES! This was a fun project! I took some leftover papers, ribbons and other embellishments and made a few magnet inchies and twinchies to put on my fridge.       WHY MAKE INCHIES AND TWINCHIES   It’s a great way to use your stash and leftover craft supplies This is a fast project you can make in less than an hour Inchies and Twinchies are a great project to do with kids It’s an easy project that …

Welcome baby girl

As you know I have two boys. When I scrapbook or design a project I usually use their photos. This time I had so much fun making a project for a baby girl. This is a present I made for my best friend’s daughter soon after she was born. This is a double accordion mini album in a box. My friend doesn’t like a lot of embellishments, so the design is simple and clean. When you open the box the accordions open to opposite sides. It was really great doing this project because I had a chance to use some girly materials and colors. Einat

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 …

Dreams

I was invited to be a guest designer at “Scrap the Poetry” after winning one of their challenges. This time the poem was “Dreams” by Langston Hughes. Hold fast to dreams for if dreams die Life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly. Hold fast to dreamsfor when dreams goLife is a barren fieldFrozen with snow. Dreams are such an important thing to have. They inspire you to achieve great things, they help you see things in a different way and they enrich who you are as a person. This theme was so right for me, because I am a person who followed her dream. I left a steady job to be a professional designer; I followed my dreams and followed my heart. The beginning was hard, I had to build a business and generate income when no one here knew what scrapbooking was about. It happened slowly, but I was true to my dream and I didn’t give up!

ins(paper)ation

Another ins(paper)ation project coming your way. This project was inspired by…me! However I wasn’t the only one inspired. My friend Alice from My Punch liked the puzzle mini album “Pieces of my Heart” I made with Kiki Art products, so she asked me to make a bigger version of it and teach a class. Each page is made from puzzle pieces I took from an old puzzle of my kids (a good way to recycle old puzzles you don’t need anymore). I used the Family line from Fancy Pants for all the backgrounds. I added photos of my two cute boys in different ages and some cool embellishments. I sanded the edges so the papers and the photos would fit nicely to all the curves. I also inked them to create more definition. Here are some of the embellishments I used. The class was a lot of fun and the mini albums turned out beautiful.

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