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 …

It's card time




The new (Hebrew) year is approaching fast and it is time to start working on my Happy New Year cards. This year I decided to do 2-3 types of cards and make a few copies of each. This way I will not have to think about a different card for each person, but I will not be board making the same card over and over again. The first card is a sunflower design made with Heartfelt Creation stamps and their matching Nestabilities. A few challenges: * etsyinspired – Cathy walters: Sunny creating pendant – #100 challenge* Stacy’s stamping stage – Curtain call challenge 42* Creative inspirations challenge #40 – rcycled element* Practical scrappers – summer theme product*Tuesday taggers – Sunshine* ABC challenge – A is for August

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.

Independence Day




I was recently published in an e-book of crafts for Independence Day. The book is full of great projects for the American Independence Day, but can easily be applied to any country’s Independence Day; all you need to do is simply change the color scheme to fit the colors of your flag! My contribution to the book was a scrapbook layout designed with one of my favorite paper products: Lace paper. I found just the right paper for this layout, all blue stars. The full instructions of this layout are in the e-book and it is really easy.

Don't you think it's too hot?




I think the last few days were too hot. I decided to do a layout that will cool me down a little bit: “winter at the beach”. This is a layout with my son’s photos from a trip he went to with his kindergarten. They went on a trip to the beach in the middle of the winter; they collected sea shells and played in the sand. I had these photos for a while; but I could get inspired to create a LO with them. I got my inspiration when I designed my own paper. This paper is part of my “KIDS line”. All the papers were designed with real children’s’ drawings, my children. The rainbow in the clouds drawing was just the right one for this LO. It had a feel of winter and summer all together, gray skies with shining sun…winter at the Beach. A few challenges:twisted Sketches #054– boldThe ABC challenge – W is for weatherStampin’ Royalty …

What do you do when there is almost nothing left?




That is the question I recently had to deal with. It was time for me to create another project for Kiki Art DT, but all my supplies were almost finished. I was left with mostly pink papers; I can’t really use with my boys’ photos, some scraps and the large chipboard puzzle shapes. What can I create with that? I put it all on my desk, looked at them, hoping an idea will come. And then it came…a great idea! Why not create a mini album from the puzzle shapes? I thought to myself…I love these fun pieces…and then it hit me, another idea, I would make a mini album titled: “The pieces of my heart” a very appropriate name for a mini album created from puzzle pieces. I took two puzzle shapes and glued a paper on them to form the pages. In the middle of the album, I decided to have a little surprise and kept two small …

1 125 126 127 128 129

Einat Kessler

Welcome!



Hello crafty friends!
I'm Einat: creative professional,mixed media artist, scrapbook and paper designer, altering enthusiast and class instructor.
Click here to learn more about me and my creative journey

Contact me:
kessler054@gmail.com



Social Links



Newsletter Signup



Craft and Hobby Association



Copyright Information

Copyright


The designs, pictures and instructions listed on this blog are provided here for personal use only and may not be sold, reproduced or used for commercial or submission purposes in any form without my written permission.