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Scrap Rendez-Vous || Holiday Cardathon Guest Designer

Wednesday, November 7th, 2012

Scrap Rendez-Vous Holiday 2012 Cardathon

I am just stopping by to say hello and tell you that I am a guest designer for Scrap Rendez-Vous’s Holiday 2012 Cardathon. Here’s a sneak peek of my card:

Sneak Peek

I encourage you to check it out, there’s a sketch included too!

Also browse through all the beautiful cards and sketches from the rest of the guest designers.

While you’re there, I highly recommend to stay tuned and either subscribe or bookmark this eye-candy heavy blog :)

See you soon!

Happy New Year!!!

Monday, September 17th, 2012

Happy New Year Card

To all my Jewish readers and friends – Happy New Year!

May you have a sweet and wonderful year.

To all my readers of all religions and beliefs – Have a good one and enjoy each day to the fullest!

My Process

To make it I cut a bunch of squares from a 6″ by 6″ paper pad and cut each square in half to make a triangle. Then I stacked all the triangles together and instead of machine-stitch them, I laid a line of liquid glue in the middle and wrapped twine a few times around it, then I threaded the loose ends through a button and tied them into a bow. I looked for a “Happy New Year” stamp in my stash but didn’t find one so I used mini letter stickers instead.

Supply




Friday Freebie – Print, Cut and Fold Christmas Cards

Friday, December 16th, 2011

Christmas Cards

Free printable cardsThis week I am sharing FREE printable Christmas cards with you guys (for personal use only; My calligraphy).

You are going to LOVE these. All you have to do is: (1) Print on letter-sized cardstock; (2) Cut lengthwise at 5½”; (3) Fold widthwise at 4¼”, and voilà, you’ve got a Christmas card! You can add some bling or some threads to add texture, or just leave it as is.

I don’t believe it gets any easier than that…

To download it simply click on the image (or the link) and if it doesn’t work try to right-click on it and opt for the “save target as…” option (it may be phrased a bit differently on different operating systems – but do NOT opt for the “save image as” option, as you will get the low resolution tiny preview image).

I hope you like it and have lots and lots and lots of fun with it. Plus, if you love my printables, check out my new self paced workshop: “Make Your Own Planner 2012“, I think you will love it too.

Make sure you didn’t miss the rest of the free printables on Creativity Prompt.

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Make Your Own Planner 2012
Check out Creativity Prompt’s unique self paced workshop: “Make Your Own Planner”. In this workshop you will make a beautiful handmade planner for 2012. Not only will you get the planner kit for instant download, but you will also get a high resolution video tutorial as well as printable instructions to guide you on each step of the way. Either treat yourself or get it to create wonderful gifts for your family and friends.
Join now – for only $12



Bonus Freebie – Print, Cut and Fold Hanukkah Cards

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

Free printable cardsToday I am sharing FREE printable Hanukkah cards with you guys (for personal use only; My calligraphy).

You are going to LOVE these. All you have to do is: (1) Print on letter-sized cardstock; (2) Cut lengthwise at 5½”; (3) Fold widthwise at 4¼”, and voilà, you’ve got a Hanukkah card! So quick, you can still make it in time for Hanukkah…

I don’t believe it gets any easier than that…

To download it simply click on the image (or the link) and if it doesn’t work try to right-click on it and opt for the “save target as…” option (it may be phrased a bit differently on different operating systems – but do NOT opt for the “save image as” option, as you will get the low resolution tiny preview image).

I hope you like it and have lots and lots and lots of fun with it. Plus, if you love my printables, check out my new self paced workshop: “Make Your Own Planner 2012“, I think you will love it too.

Make sure you didn’t miss the rest of the free printables on Creativity Prompt.

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Make Your Own Planner 2012
Check out Creativity Prompt’s unique self paced workshop: “Make Your Own Planner”. In this workshop you will make a beautiful handmade planner for 2012. Not only will you get the planner kit for instant download, but you will also get a high resolution video tutorial as well as printable instructions to guide you on each step of the way. Either treat yourself or get it to create wonderful gifts for your family and friends.
Join now – for only $12



Friday Freebie – Holiday Gift Tags

Friday, December 9th, 2011

Free printable gift tags
This week I am sharing a set of FREE holiday gift tags with you guys (for personal use only).

To download it simply click on the image (or the link) and if it doesn’t work try to right-click on it and opt for the “save target as…” option (it may be phrased a bit differently on different operating systems – but do NOT opt for the “save image as” option, as you will get the low resolution tiny preview image).

I hope you like it and have lots and lots and lots of fun with it.

Make sure you didn’t miss the rest of the free printables on Creativity Prompt.

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Make Your Own Planner 2012
Check out Creativity Prompt’s unique self paced workshop: “Make Your Own Planner”. In this workshop you will make a beautiful handmade planner for 2012. Not only will you get the planner kit for instant download, but you will also get a high resolution video tutorial as well as printable instructions to guide you on each step of the way. Either treat yourself or get it to create wonderful gifts for your family and friends.
Join now – for only $12



Friday Freebie – Holidays greetings Accent Tags

Friday, November 18th, 2011

Free Journaling Tags
This week I am sharing a set of FREE holidays greetings accent tags with you guys (for personal use only).

You said you liked my “penmanship“, so here you go again :)

To download simply click on the image (or the link) and if it doesn’t work try to right-click on it and opt for the “save target as…” option (it may be phrased a bit differently on different operating systems – but do NOT choose the “save image as” option, as you will get the low resolution tiny preview image which is no good).

I hope you like it and have lots and lots and lots of fun with your freebie.

Make sure you didn’t miss the rest of the free printables on Creativity Prompt.

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Make Your Own Planner 2012
Check out Creativity Prompt’s new and unique self paced workshop: “Make Your Own Planner”.
This workshop will show you how to make a beautiful handmade planner for the year 2012. Not only are you going to get the entire meticulously designed planner kit for instant download, but you will also get a high resolution video tutorial as well as step-by-step instructions to guide you on each step of the way. Either treat yourself with a fresh and creative start for the coming new year, or get it to create wonderful gifts for your family and friends.
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Creativity Prompt #18 – The Complete Guide For EASY Holiday Cards

Friday, September 26th, 2008
Greeting cards on display at retail.
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The joy and magic of the holidays are already here. I love everything about the holidays. The familiarity. The festivities. The customs. The atmosphere around. Funnily, I don’t just love the holidays I traditionally celebrate, but all the holidays (except for ones based on hatred which I do not condone nor enjoy).

Nothing conveys the holiday’s spirit more than sending cards with holiday greetings from the bottom of the heart. We have this saying in Hebrew: “what comes from the heart is also received by one’s heart” and I do believe that giving the cards some extra attention by hand-making them makes all the difference. It becomes unique, original and most of all – drenched in love and attention.

Having said that, I do know you are all thinking I have gone mad. Handcrafting the 300 cards or so you need is the understatement of time consuming and who has free time on his hands these days? Fear not, as I’ve got the perfect holiday-cards-solution for you!

The Ultimate Guide For Handcrafted Cards

  1. Plan Ahead. Card making, as every other time consuming chore needs a game plan. You need to figure out the scope of the task and prepare accordingly by cutting the chore down to bite-size chunks. Starting a couple months in advance should be enough – so start now for Christmas/Hanukkah and if you’re celebrating Rosh-Ha’Shana (Jewish new-year) than either run a “card-a-thon” this weekend or aim for next year…
    • Figuring out the scope -or- how many cards do you actually need. Make a list of all potential recipients. Use these groups as reference: family, friends, colleagues, business partners, neighbors etc.
    • Time slotting. Now, that you have a definite number of cards you need to prepare (1517), divide this number by the number of days you’ve got until the “d-day” (when considering your “d-day” allow enough time for mailing the cards) and that is the number of cards you’ll have to make each day. Feel free to play with the numbers,allowing more card making time over the weekends or vice versa – whatever works well for you.
    • Gathering materials. Make sure you have everything you need for the cards, otherwise the production line would be cut off and you’ll use its momentum. Don’t forget the basics like: adhesive, cards and envelopes. Make a “card station” with all the materials you’ll need for the card.
  2. Think: “Mass Production”. The only way you can conquer this behemoth of a chore is by tagging along the momentum a production line. You need to get to the point where your actions are technically automatic. OR you can prune your list down to the very close loved ones and prepare a killer one-of-a-kind card for each (but this is not really the point, isn’t it?!?).
  3. For creating your own little card-production-line, just follow these principles:

    • Go For A SIMPLE Design. This is really not the time for intricate and artistic cards, detailed cut outs and seventeen-steps stamping. Leave those fun interactive -secret tags-double pop-ups-magic- cards out for now. GO SIMPLE. Use nestable punches or die cuts and go for linear design with no more than a few pieces of patterned paper, a piece of ribbon and one additional embellishment you can just stick down and call it a day. Don’t get me wrong, I am not saying you should go for ugly, just make it quick and easy – so reproducing it 1517 times would be feasible…

      Embellishments

    • Use pre-cut and pre-scored cards. Save your time for important stuff. Cutting and scoring aren’t. Feel free to use other pre-made stuff as well like paper flowers and threaded buttons. Relax, it isn’t cheating just being sane. If you insist on making your own cards – make it in advance. First cut all of them and then score all of them (remember: production line thinking).
    • Use Scraps. Another way of saving precious time is using scraps. We all have them and using them saves time on cropping and coordinating. As an additional advantage you are stretching your hard-earned buck and being more tolerant to your environment.

      using scraps

    • Use Tools. The right tools can save you time and money. You do not need to go overboard, just get a paper trimmer, a bone folder, a craft knife, scissors, a ruler and cutting mat, a few nestable punches and a crop-a-dile (for good measure).

      Tools

  4. Personalize. Don’t throw away all the hard work of making your own cards by forgetting the final personal-touch. Hand write the recipient’s name and add some personal hand-written words – even if it’s just: “Luv,(your name goes here)

Here are some example for easy-peasy cards I have made – feel free to “lift” the design (click on the link to get to the original Flickr photo-page and then choose “all sizes” for watching it in high resolution):

holiday cards

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Now it’s your time to throw in some good advice on handling the massive holiday-cards-making task and to share your own holiday card-creation.

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