Sizzix Triple Play Blog Hop, week 6: YOU Mini Album (Tutorial)

Week 6 of the Blog Hop is here! I can’t believe 6 weeks have already passed and the hop is almost over. I love mini albums, so I was very excited to play around with Brenda Pinnick’s Album, Brackets XL Die. I got paper and canvas pieces which made it even more fun. What made my happy feeling complete was the fact that the idea I had for the mini album solved a problem for me. When I put photos of my kids in my purse they always get lost and if I put them in a mini album it doesn’t stay whole for a long time because of all the stuff I have in the purse. This mini is perfect for that because it has a bag of its own! I took the two large canvas pieces, sewed them together and made a little special bag to put my mini album in. then I made the pages of the …

Happy Hanukkah – Paper Candles Tutorial

Today is the first day of Hanukkah and we light one candle. I made this layout with a few Hanukkah photos from last year for My Punch November kit. I used a cool technique to create the 3D candles. Here is how it’s done: • Cut 3″ X 2″ rectangular pieces from patterned paper. • Roll up each piece of paper and adhere the edge. • Cut flame. Embellish with stickles, ink or paint. • Attach the flame to the candle by adhering it to the inside of the roll with a piece of 3D foam tape. Embellish your Hanukkah, Christmas or any other layout with these beautiful cool candles. Tune in tomorrow for the Sizzix Triple Blog Hop with a fun project. Einat

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 …

Flower Tutorial

In the last post you had a chance to see the flower I designed from the new Sizzix Dies. But! You don’t have to have those Dies, you can make them yourself! Here’s how: 1. Cut strips of paper. Use any pattern or solid paper. you can stamp, paint and ink it. You can cut as many strips as you want and in any size you want. I used: 8 strips – 5 inches on 3/4 of an inch (13 x 2 cm)           12 strips – 4.5 inches on 3/4 of an inch (11.5 x 2 cm)            6 strips – 4 inches on 3/4 of an inch (10 x 2 cm)2. Cut the edges of the strips to form an arrow. Punch a hole on each side.3. Cut 5 circles 3/4 of an inch (1.5 cm) in diameter. Punch two holes side by side to make the circles look like buttons. You can also use actual buttons. 4. Cut a piece of wire, about 6 inches long. 5. Thread the …

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