Simple math

I’m not very good in math and I don’t like it. However this exercise was a lot of fun and really easy: How many projects can be designed from one kit? I had patterned paper, transparency, cardstock, letters, rub-ons and all kinds of embellishments. So here is what I came up with:   I made an interactive layout featuring a photo as an opening door. I glued two photos back to back and then attached a piano hinge to allow them to open. When it’s opened you can read the journaling block that is hidden underneath.    I made a folding card from bright and happy colors. If you missed the tutorial showing how to do it, you can find it in the previous post. For the Jewish new year I made a “new year resolutions” tag box. The box is made of an Orbit gum wrap that I covered with paper. I made small tags added embellishments and wrote my resolutions (in Hebrew) …

A farewell flower

How time flies! It’s time for our final challenge in the Sizzix blog hop. We had so much fun with those beautiful, versatile dies. The last die was particularly fun. The BOW is a series of strips bind together to create… anything. When I started playing with it, I immediately saw a flower in the making.  I decided to cut new strips from patterned and solid papers and build a multi layered flower. After the flower was assembled I added some stamens from rolled narrow strips of paper. For the final touch I sprinkled some colored Mika on top of the petals. Then I attached a wooden skewer as a stem and added some green leaves made from the same Die. This was such a fun blog hop. It gave me a chance to work with the new great Sizzix Dies, as well as being a part of an amazing group of designers. I’m sorry it is over so quickly. …

Food for the soul, fun for the hands

Yesterday I participated in a workshop day with Nathalie Kalbach, a very talented mixed media artist and scrapbooker from Germany Every few months my friend Alice, who owns a store in Israel, organizes a workshop day or weekend for all of us scrapbook fans. This time we had the pleasure of working with Nathalie, and make great projects. Usually I am busy with deadlines, projects that need to be delivered and other peoples’ scrapbooks. Days like this give me an opportunity to do something for myself, or as I call it: food for the soul and fun for the hands   The first project was a mini album. We made it from corrugated cardboard and canvas pages. We had fun with materials like Tattered Angels’ Glimmer mist, Glimmer Glam, Chalkboard, masks and stamps and we used Prima papers Nathalie’s example was horizontal. I decided I want my album to be vertical (always have to be different…). The theme of my album …

They are my favorite

It’s time for another Sizzix blog hop! This challenge was yumy! We had to design a cake featuring our favorite…anything… My favorite things in the world are my two boys. Their favorite thing is chocolate. So I decided to combine two favorites into one. A high, beautiful, brown chocolate kids cake! The bottom part of the cake was the Sizzix Die, which was painted with brown acrylic paint. I wrote on it with a white colored pencil “They R” and added “MY FAVORITE” with white chipboard letters. I made the upper part from cardboard and added my kids’ photos. I decorated the cake with some fake whipped cream made from cotton wool, with dots of stickles as fake chocolate on top. If you enjoyed seeing these ScoreBoard projects on the hop, please leave a comment here or on Eileen Hull’s blog so we know you stopped by. Check out all the other great designs with the links below: Ann ButlerBonnie …

Happy Box

It’s time for a new Sizzix blog hop! This time our challenge was to design a rectangular box. Every time I design one of Eileen’s Dies I simply can’t wipe the smile of my face. They are so cute, and so much fun to play with. I love boxes, especially if they’re small and I can put cute little things in them. I knew exactly what to do with this box. It will be my HAPPY BOX, where I can put things that make me happy. First I covered the box with an amazing K&Company’s vintage patterned paper. Then I decided to try something I have never tried before. I wanted to challenge myself, so I sewed flowers from fabric and ribbon, and attached them to the box. I managed to give them a little bit of a sculpted look. I cut the leaves from Mesh and paper and gave them a little wave for a dimensional look. If you enjoyed seeing these ScoreBoard projects on the hop, …

A recipe for…

I am a big fan of recyceling. I love altered art and the fact that you can take something and turn it to something completly different. Every week I throw the milk carton and think to my self, if only I could do something with it…  and then I thought of a great ides: A recipe box! I will turn the milk carton to a special place for my recipes.  All the recipes will be written on cards and they will be organized, standing up right, in the box.  After I washed it I covered it with paper. I cut the box on three sides, leaving the back intact. Keeping it closed was tricky, I wanted it to be nice but strong, so I decided to use a ribbon that can be tied and opened. The only question was how to connect the ribbon to both sides.                                                                       For the bottom part I used a chipboard tag and for the upper part I used …

Sizzix ScoreBoard blog hop

I was invited to participate in a blog hop. What is a blog hop? The answer is simple! Eileen Hull, a fellow CHA designer has designed some new Dies for Sizzix, so she assembled a group of tallented designers to play with this soon-to-be-released line. It is amazing to see what can be done with the Die-cuts. Scroll down to the end of the post to find the links and start hopping from blog to blog!   This blog hop is not only fun for us designers, it is fun for you too, because there are prizes!  one prize will go to the designer and the other will go to one lucky reader! All you have to do is vote on Eileen’s blog for your favorite project, and leave a comment on one of the participating blog to be eligible to win a ScoreBoard Die from the first collection. Voting ends on Monday the following the Wednesday hop at 6 PM. This week we designed the Teacup Die. A cute 3D tea cup, with a littla tray. As …

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Einat Kessler


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