Personal scrap jewelry

How many times did you look for just the right piece of jewelry and couldn’t find it? It happened to me so many times, the color is wrong, the shape is too big, the mood is completely off and you left with the what you have worn so many times before. Well..I think I found a solution, Make your own! I know I’m not inventing the wheel and that people have been making their own jewelry for a long time. However I want to share with you my way of doing it and combining my love for paper and scraps. You can take a piece of acrylic block and turning it into a pendant by adhering a pretty pattern paper on the back and attaching a small metal ring for the necklace. Another way is to take a small metal frame and insert a square of paper in it. You can stamp the paper, distress it or paint on it. …

Sizzix Fresh Vintage Blog Hop: 3D Flower #2

I’m so excited to be a part of another Sizzix blog hop. This time I was asked to create a project using Eileen hull’s new 3D flower die. I had a lot of fun playing with this die and trying different possibilities. To view the hop, you can click on the Fresh Vintage blinkie on the sidebar. This will take you around to all of the designers on the hop. You can see projects that have already been posted here. This die is versatile you can create flat layered flowers for layouts, journals or cards or build a 3D flower to embellish boxes, canvases and home décor projects. Card with Layered flower 1. Cut two sizes of 3D flower die from patterned paper. I used a paper with a floral pattern from Grant Studios. The die has one size, so in order to change the flower size cut a smaller piece of paper and positions it with in the center …

Technique Corner: My guys, a loving LO

A special tribute Lo I made for my three guys from My Punch’s monthly kit. There are a few fun and easy techniques in the layout: Puzzle pieces with rub-ons 1. Adhere the puzzle pieces with a little temporary adhesive to a piece of paper to keep them from moving. 2. Add the rub-on on to the puzzle pieces. 3. Gently cut the rub-on along the edges of the puzzle pieces. 4. Remove the temporary adhesive and attach the puzzle pieces to the LO. Waves of music 1. Draw “music” lines with a pencil. 2. Add different sizes of rhinestones on the lines. Hope you liked it! Have fun creating! Einat

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. …

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 …

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


“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

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Einat Kessler


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