Technique corner – all you need are words

Every now and then, although I adore flowers, I feel like doing a layout with no flowers, no elaborate embellishments, just something simple, quick and easy. This is a DT layout I did for My Punch’s Kit of the Month Club. This layout is really easy to do, because it has the most basic embellishments of all…words. I didn’t put any flowers, bling, swirls or cutouts, I used word stickers. This way I killed two birds with one stone: I embellished the layout and I wrote the journaling. It all goes well with the theme of the camera and photography, since the words are all in that subject. This type of simple embellishing frames the photos and gives them the focus. Don’t forget to enter your card to the Valentine’s Day Card Contest and get a chance to win a great prize! Have fun creating! Einat

Ins(paper)ation: a tribute to Grandma

“Really great people make you feel that you, too, can become great.” Mark Twain This week my grandmother will celebrate her 85th birthday. She is a remarkable woman who has inspired not only me and our family, but generations of students through the years. My grandma is a holocaust survivor who endured the horrors of the war in concentration camps, labor camps and a death march. After the war she got married and had two daughters, twins: my mom and my aunt. This is a DT layout for My Punch’s Kit of the Month Club with a photo of them. She became a high school history teacher and for 30 years she has instilled in her students the love of past events. During the years she wrote teaching plans for the holocaust and instructed many teachers. She wrote several books on that period culminating in her PhD and awards she received for her continuous holocaust education in the national level. She …

Baby Card tutorial

There are so many designs for a baby card. But for this baby (first born of a dear friend of mine) I wanted to make something special, something different. I thought about it for a long time and one day it came…the perfect idea! A knitted card! The card is really easy to make (if you know how to knit): 1. Knit a square that is a little bigger than the card you want to use. 2. When finished wrap the card with the knitted piece (the same as you wrap a book with paper) and adhere to secure. 3. Add embellishments. I added a small sock attached a safety pin and added stars, ribbons and a title. I “hanged” the sock with two small laundry pins I painted blue. You can make a pink version for a baby girl. Have fun creating! Einat

Maximize your supplies: create your cut out flowers

This is a DT layout I did for My Punch’s kit of the month club. Whenever I design layouts for the kit I try to make as many layouts as possible with the materials I’ve got. The problem is I don’t always have as many embellishments as I need, and I always need a lot of embellishments. The solution is to create my own embellishments. One of the papers in the kit was this pretty Echo Park paper. I cut different sizes of flowers and wrinkled them in my hand.  I inked their edges and layered them with 3D foam tape for extra dimension. I added rhinestones in the centre for a finished look. Have fun creating! Einat

Clock canvas (number 2)

You really liked the clock canvas I did last year. So much that it was voted by all my readers as the favorite project of the year. Here is a new clock canvas I recently did that I wanted to share with you.  On this canvas I tried two new things. First, I created two separate canvases with the same theme, color palette and coordinating embellishments. Then I combined the two pieces into one by attaching the two canvases with a flowerpot hanger. The big canvas was the “wall” that held the hanger and the smaller canvas hanged from it. Second, layers. Not layers of paper, but layers of canvas. I adhered a small size canvas on the big one to add more dimension a difference of height. One of the things I like to do on canvases is to write with a pen nib. I wrote one of my favorite quotes with black ink on the bog canvas and …

A tag doesn't always have to be a tag

Sometimes I like to dive into my stash and fine forgotten treasures. The last time I did it I found a white chipboard tag with a really nice shape, not your ordinary square tag but a tag with a scalloped top. I don’t know why, but for some reason when I looked at it I saw it not as a tag but as a card. I took the tag and adhered it on a cardstock I folded in half. Then I cut around the borders of the tag to give the card the same shape. I wanted to use some of my scraps (my scraps drawer is too full!) and I found a piece of paper full of flowers. I cut the flowers and adhered them to the front of the card some with 3D foam tape to give them a little dimension. I added a sentiment and inked the edges. Now I have to find someone to give it …

You and Me – Creative Journaling – DCC Blog Hop

What a better way to open the new year then a creative inspiring blog hop with my designer friends from the Designer Craft Connection! This month our theme is journaling. The magic of words, a collection of letters telling a story, a memory, a feeling.  My creation is a layout with a very special photo: a photo of my mom and my aunt when they were little girls. This layout is part of a birthday scrapbook I’m making for my mom’s 60th birthday. It’s going to be a unique scrapbook because all the journaling is going to be  written by different family members. Each layout will have the story from the point of view of the person in the photo. For example: my boys will write the journaling on the layouts showing their photos, with all their feelings, experiences, memories and love for their grandmother. The journaling on this layout is going to be written by my aunt, her sister. The layout has a …

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