WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO ADD A FLAP TO A MINI ALBUM PAGE

  Inside: the best way to make a flap mini album page.   I love surprises – as long as they are good ones, they are so much fun! I just love that feeling of excitement when something unexpected happens and how nice it feels. That’s why I love making interactive mini albums with all kinds of hidden surprises in the pages.   One of the most common interactive surprises is a mini album page with a flap. Imagine yourself flipping through a mini album and suddenly a page, that looks like any other page opens and reveals a hidden page underneath. It can hide an extra photo, journaling or even more surprises like a pocket or even more flaps!     WHY ADD A FLAP TO A MINI ALBUM PAGE   It has an element of fun and surprise The page has extra space for photos or journaling Although it’s easy to make it makes your mini album look …

HOW TO MAKE 12 CARDS OF CHRISTMAS – 2019

  Inside: 12 cards of Christmas video tutorials   It’s that time of year again… the time for the 12 Cards of Christmas series! Every year I post it way too late but this year I started early and I’m so happy I can share it with all of you as early as the beginning of October!     12 CARDS OF CHRISTMAS For those of you who never participated in this series you’re in for a treat! I share 12 different Christmas card video tutorials that are completely free. You can pick your favorite card or all of them, follow the step by step video tutorial and make a handmade card for yourselves. The card designs are easy to make and no early experience is required, however each card has a special something to make it stand out among other cards and be a unique gift for anyone who will receive it.   THE HISTORY OF CHRISTMAS CARDS Ever …

INSANELY CREATIVE HOUSE SHAPE PROJECT IDEAS YOU NEED TO MAKE

Inside: 15 amazing house project ideas like mini albums, cards and wall hangings you must make!   This original post was written in the summer of 2014 when we had gone through a terrible experience of war. Hundreds of rockets were fired on our cities and homes. But we didn’t back down or left we stayed and toughed it out. These are our homes and the only place we have on this earth so as bad as it got we endured. During that time I made a little collection of house theme craft projects I’ve made through the years but I wanted to update the post because many other fun projects were created since.       WHY DO WE LOVE HOUSE SHAPE PROJECTS The shape of a house always reminds us of our home, our family and maybe even our childhood. It’s that comfortable and safe feeling That we have when we get home that’s why the phrase goes: …

WANT TO LEARN HOW TO MAKE A CLEVER DIY INFINITY CARD?

  Inside: how to make a clever infinity card   I’m a daughter of an engineer and although I’m terrible at math (why is a question for another post…) I love paper engineering. I love coming up with elaborate moving mechanism in cards and mini albums. Making these types of cards requires a lot of trial and error, maybe because I’m bad at math 🙂 but the end result is always worth it!       WHAT IS AN INFINITY CARD   Infinity card is a card that you can open indefinitely. This type of card is sometimes also called a never ending card. The way you build it  allows you to open it in a very clever way.   HOW TO MAKE AN INFINITY CARD   All you need to create this card is a piece of 6 x 12 double sided cardstock. This cardstock will be enough for the base of the card. However if the paper has …

THE BEST TWO WAYS TO MAKE SPECIAL CHRISTMAS TREE CARDS

  Inside: the best two ways to make really pretty Christmas tree cards   I love flowers and I love receiving beautifyl buckets of flowers. The only thing about flowers that I don’t like is that after a few days they wilt and little pieces of them fall on the table cloth. That made me think about Christmas trees… I always wondered how you keep the tree fresh and does it shed its leafs on the carpet because that would make me crazy! (As a jew I don’t celebrate Christmas so I actually don’t know how that works)… Moving on… The most iconic symbol of Christmas is the Christmas tree and what better way to celebrate the holiday with the best ways of making a Christmas tree card.           CHRISTMAS TREE FACTS   Christians weren’t the first to admire and decorate Christmas trees. The tradition started more than 2,000 years ago when pagans used to worship …

HOW TO MAKE TWO EASY HANDMADE SNOWFLAKES CARDS

  Inside: how to make easy handmade snowflakes cards with paper techniques   I always say I was born in the wrong country because I love winter however I was born in a warm and sunny country. Whenever there is cold and rain I’m happy, unfortunately we only get snow on the mountains in the north. But that doesn’t stop me from celebrating snow with these two snowflakes cards.       SNOWFLAKES CARDS TECHNIQUES   You can make winter and snow cards in many techniques including making faux snow, you can see how here. I made these cards with two easy paper techniques:   QUILLING   Quilling is the craft of creating designs by rolling narrow strips of paper. Pre-cut quilling paper is available to buy in many colors and various widths – usually 3mm to 10mm – either from craft stores or online. Alternatively, you can cut your own strips from medium weight paper – about the weight of …

HOW TO USE DIE CUT SHAPES IN HANDMADE CHRISTMAS CARDS

  Inside: how to use die cut shapes in handmade Christmas cards   Unlike other crafters I love fussy cutting. But even I sometimes to using die cut shapes either becuae I don’t feel like fussy cutting or I simply don’t have the shape I need to cut. So after establishing the fact that I’m also human… (one lady once told me that my fussy cutting abilities are inhuman). I can share with you how I used the die cut shapes on these Christmas cards.     WHAT IS DIE CUTTING   Die cutting is a broad term, but in crafting, the act of die cutting is the process of using a machine to mass-produce cut-out shapes. Die cutting machines or card making machines are machines that cut shapes out of paper, chipboard (like cardboard but thicker and more dense), fabric and other materials. In die cutting, dies are metal-shaped objects with a raised, sharp area for cutting. They are …

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