Paper and Quilling Altered Frame

Hi dear crafty friends! How do you present your favorite photos? Are they tucked away in albums, are they framed and hanged on the wall? Today i want to share with you a Paper and Quilling Altered Frame I created to present one of my favorite family photos.     Paper and Quilling Altered Frame I started this frame with a shadow frame i got at IKEA. They come in a white color, which I didn’t like. So I covered it with gesso and then painted it with brown acrylic paint. When the paint was dry I added a little white strokes with a dry brush to create a vintage distressed look. The next step was to create the details. First I cut all the large pieces of flowers, butterflies and the background. I layered them all on the inside of the frame and around it. To create dimension I added the flowers on the inside and outside of the …

Exploding Box with Extras

Hi dear crafty friends! Aren’t exploding boxes great fun?! I love them! Today I want to share my Exploding Box with Extras. It’s not a regular exploding box with empty pages to add photos it’s an upgraded exploding boxes with interactive moving parts inside! I created this project for Scrap & Craft and used Craft O’ Clock papers.     Exploding Box with Extras Exploding boxes are already interactive and fun, especially when you open them and they open to all four directions. I wanted to take my exploding box to the next level and make room for even more photos. So I added an interactive mechanism to each side wall of the box and its center.               In the center I created an accordion mini album that can fit photos on both its sides. On the sides I added flaps and pockets. These interactive mechanisms allow you to add many more photos to …

My Top 3: Steampunk Rules

Hi dear crafty friends! Today I want to share with you My Top 3: Steampunk Rules! I get a lot of questions from you who want to start creating steampunk projects but don’t know where to start. So today I want to help you sort all of this out with three simple rules for steampunk projects.       My Top 3: Steampunk Rules Style not material The first rule might be a little counter intuitive. The important thing about steampunk projects is not necessarily the material of items you add but their style. What I mean by style is the theme or the shape. For example use cogwheels made of chipboard is better than using hearts made of metal. Steampunk is all about mechanical, industrial and grunge that means lots of cogwheels, screws, clock parts, mechanical parts etc. Metal is also important but only if you don’t cover everything with paint. If you cover the project with paint or …

How to Create a Tunnel Book with Graphic 45

Hi dear crafty friends! Now that my two year term as a Graphic 45 Grand Ambassador is almost coming to an end I went over all the projects I made and realized there are some I didn’t share here. One of them is How to Create a Tunnel Book with Graphic 45.     How to Create a Tunnel Book with Graphic 45 But first a few words on tunnel books… Tunnel books are made up of a series of pages that are held together by folded strips of paper on each side. In fact, the sides of a tunnel book might make you think of an accordion. The overall effect of a tunnel book is to create the illusion of depth and perspective.       I created this book with the Enchanted Forest collection. Since it’s full of castles, princesses and all things fairy tales I thought it would be great to create a story in a box, …

One Page Wonder Mini Album for Studio 75 DT

Hi dear crafty friends! Today I want to share with you my One Page Wonder Mini Album for Studio 75 DT. It’s another easy project that you can create from only one piece of 12 x 12 double sided cardstock.     One Page Wonder Mini Album for Studio 75 DT Here’s how to create it: Score your paper vertically on 3 7/8″, 4″, 8″ and 8 1/4″. Turn your paper 90 degrees to the right and score on 2″ and 8″. Fold all the fold lines.       Cut from the bottom of the page on the fold lines up to the first horizontal fold line on 2″. Remove those little pieces completely to create gaps between the sections of the mini album. Repeat on the top as well. Apply glue on both sides of each of the bottom flaps and attach to the paper to create pockets. Add inserts, photos or journaling cards inside the pockets. close …

Craft Tips that will make Your Life Easier – part 3!

Hi dear crafty friends! I have a confession to make… I collect craft tips to make my life easier 🙂 I’ve already shared 15 Craft Tips that will make your life easier and 12 More Craft Tips That Will Make Your Life Easier in the past and you loved them. So today I’m sharing Craft Tips that will make Your Life Easier – part 3!     Craft Tips that will make Your Life Easier – part 3! 1. To maximize your craft space organization store your important items at eye level. Keep your secondary items down low so that you can simply bend down to get them. Lesser used items should go up high, perhaps even where you need a step stool to access them. You have a lot of vertical space in a room – use it! 2. If you don’t have an embossing mat or misplaced yours use plumbers gasket with embossing folders instead. That will eliminate any folder lines. 3. Sharpen your Fiskars …

Last Chance to Get in the VIP Room!

Hi dear friends! I have some news! The VIP Room is closing its doors for new members so you have a Last Chance to Get in the VIP Room!     Last Chance to Get in the VIP Room! After a really really long launch the VIP Room is closing its doors for new members. After May 1st you will not be able to join the VIP Room anymore! The VIP Room will be reopen for new members in the summer in a higher price! Until then you will be able to join the waiting list. What is the VIP Room? The VIP Room Creative Club is a subscription based creative club for people who love to create and craft. The club offers various activities all posted on a private blog with access only to members. The main club’s activities include: * Workshop grade, in depth video tutorials * New product review and recommendation * Private blog with creative tips …

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Einat Kessler


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