Thursday, 13 December 2018

BoBunny Christmas interactive card

Hello my dear crafty friends!
Irit is here today and I welcome you to my first Christmas in August post.
I know that Christmas is still far away, but new BoBunny adorable Christmas collections are here and now and this is a time to share our new Christmas projects with you all.
So today I made an interactive and very fancy card  there and I used this Christmas in the Village collection and I am really in love with  this collections lovely graphics and non- traditional Christmas colors.
My card this time has no Mixed Media add- ons and it's easy to make and fits each and every crafter.
This is how it looks when standing as a regular card:

 But wait- you are going to be amazed!
Let's open the topper :

 And now it's full opened!

Usually this kind of a card is made without  all bottom layers; the pop- up part is the actual card where you write the greetings.
I made it in a bit more layered style: the pop- up part is just the card topper/front and then there are a few more cardstock layers and the actual light blue card where you add your greetings/sentiments/ thoughts or whatever you wish.
 So here you can see all the layers on this standing card:

And if you want to try to make this  kind of card- HERE is a video tutorial for you to use.
Just a word about it: in the video the final part was mis- glued upside down and there were no way to change it in the video. But the final project was re- done and the pop- up part is glued in the correct direction.
As the video is mostly to teach the mechanism of this card  the inside ornaments direction is not the issue and you can see the finished re- done project without any mistakes.

Product list:

Christmas in the Village 12'' cardstock Ornaments, Countdown
Chriastmas in the Village Combo Stickers
Christmas in the Village Layered Chipboards
Christmas in the Village Noteworthy die cuts
Double Dot Powder blue Damask 12'' cardstock
American Crafts Light blue texture  solid cardstock 12''

I really hope that you like my card and my tutorial and see you in a week with more delicious BoBunny Christmas projects!

Sunday, 9 December 2018

Merry Chrismas without red and green with CAS- ual Fridays

Hello my dear crafty friends! Irit is here today and I am going to share my new  CAS- ual Fridays Christmas card made without any green and red colors, but in some mew for me non - traditional Christmas color combo.

 The basic card was made with BoBunny Christmas patterned cardstock, but in each and every circle I stamped a single CAS- ual Fridays snowflake.

The sleigh was first stamped using Sleighride largest stamp and heat embossed with gold embossing powder. Then it was die cut with matching Fri- die and arranged over the lower die cut layer (just for the layering).
The inside part of the sleigh was die cut from patterned cardstock and then more similar snowflakes were stamped and heat embossed with the same gold powder.

The sentiment from Merry set was stamped over same patterned cardstock and hand cut around. It was stamped with blue pigmented ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.
 The only embellishments I added are enamel drops in gold and blue.
Products used:

I hope that you like my non- traditional card and you still have time to buy yourself these gorgeous stamps from CAS- ual Fridays shop and even to use our daily discounts.
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You can also use my own discount if you wish and sometimes you can even get the double discount.

Thursday, 6 December 2018

Christmas Artistic Trading Coins with BoBunny

 Hello my dear crafty friends!
Irit from Irit Shalom Designs is here today with my first project made with the most adorable and newest Yuletide Carol collection.
This is a totally traditional Christmas collection- colors, designs and sayings .
But I decided to make totally new and not so traditional Artistic Trading Coins set.

 Let me explain you a bit about Artistic Trading coins first.
Most of us met and made ATC- Artistic Trading Cards- the small cards that fit the baseball cards plastic pockets.
Some of us even made Artistic Trading Cubes- 3'' cubes embellished from all 4 sides and on the top that can be folded and mailed in the envelope.
Artistic Trading Coins are the new thing that became trendy  during last few months and actually it's 2.5'' cardstock/chipboard/paper/ wooden circle that is pretty flat as we need to swap them and to mail them inside the envelope.
So here are my take of this new trend using this adorable Christmas collection.
I made 6 coins in the same colors and in the same designs.
Each and every " coin" has two cardstock circle layers and then Combo stickers, layered chipboards and Noteworthy die cuts from the very same collections were added on the top.
Some of the coins were embellished with BoBunny die cut from dies, brads, jewels or buttons.
Yet they are still very flat and you can mail them inside the regular envelope.
The first one here has a die cut candle, die cut cardstock layer and some jewels one it.

The second coin was embellished with gold heat embossed wooden shapes, Noteworthy die cuts and jewels.

This coin was covered with Gold glitter paste on the edges.

 The next one has a die cut layer made from the collection cardstock.

The next one is very similar to the second piece, but still totally different.

 The last one is the fanciest one as there are heart die cut, stickers, brad and even button on it.

 And if swaps are not your cup of tea- just add some strings on the back of the coins and you would have 6 adorable hand made Christmas tree ornaments.

Product list
Yuletide Carol collection 12'': O Tannenbaum, Presents, Joyous, Carol, Christmas
Yuletide Combo Stickers
Yuletide Layered chipboards
Yuletide Noteworthy die cuts
Belief dies
Christmas card dies
Double Dot Emerald jewels
Double Dot Ruby Red Jewels
Double Dot Citrus Jewels
Double Dot Emerald brads
American Crafts Sticky thumb glue runner
 American Crafts Sticky thumb 3d foam glue

 I really hope that you like my small art creations today and see you next week with more BoBunny Christmas treasures  using another new and just released Christmas collection! Wait and see how gorgeous this second collection is

Thursday, 29 November 2018

Best Day Ever card

Hello my dear crafty friends! Irit is here today and after a long few weeks without web connection I am finally back with my new fancy and warm card made with gorgeous CAS- ual Fridays stamp and Fri- die set.

After a few post with Christmas and Hanukkah projects I decided to make something general and not green or blue.
So this card is in all warm colors and made as a grid card.
I punched a lot of rectangles and squares in different sizes first. Then I colored then with warm inks and glued over a piece of sticker paper. The gaps were filled with light pink glitter and my background was done.
It takes some time to punch, color and arrange the pieces over the sticker paper. But then it was almost finished as this kind of a card doesn't need much more, but the fancy sentiment.

 The sentiment was done with CAS- ual Fridays stamp and Fri- die set Best Day Ever.
First I stamped the sentiment and then die cut it and glued over another die cut layer.

The only embellishments added were square rhinestones to keep it in this " angled" arrangement.
The layered die cut was covered with clear 3d glue that is not much seen on the photo.

This are CAS- ual Fridays products used here:

I really hope that you like my card and please visit our CAS- ual Fridays shop as we have a lot of great deals in the shop!

Monday, 19 November 2018

Altered cross stitching hoop : Give Thanks

Hello my dear crafty friends!
Irit is here today and I am going to share my Thanksgiving altered project made with totally non fall / non Thanksgiving BoBunny collection.
This week  the DT members were challenged to make Thanksgiving project. I was also challenged  to make Mantel decoration. So from the beginning there were two major problems with this project.
 First of all I didn't even know what this one was. Then I was told that this is a fireplace decor. Living in Israel  the fireplace is the least used thing in our life. So I just made a nice home decoration and took a photo over the only shelf I have in my home. Really. There is a TV screen over each and every other drawer or shelf in my house, so imagine that you have a fireplace and my decoration is a part of your fireplace space.
The second problem was that I never got any Fall or Thanksgiving paper collection.
So this Floral Spice new and most gorgeous collection was the closest to the Thanksgiving that I had and yes, it worked!

I tried to make the simple and affordable and something that any crafter can make with just one BoBunny collection without die cutting, stamping or Mixed Media add- ons.

The background was made with two pieces of cardstock; the upper  circle  edges were covered with BoBunny Gold Glitter paste.
Then some more layers were added using Combo Stickers, cardstock hand cuts, a couple of Layered chipboards etc.
Two flower clusters were made with a lot of hand cut paper flowers from one single cardstock piece and layered with American Crafts foam dots.
The circled saying was made with Thickers from another new and adorable collection- Something Splendid.
The Floral Spice  collection has it's own lovely Thickers, but the color was too dark to be seen over my decoration hoop and I decided to use gold for the brighter color.

 I added some gold glitter paste dots over the paper flowers and around the hoop.
Product list:
Floral Spice collection 12'' cardstock- Floral Spice, Owls, Intrigue, Take Flight, Memories
Floral Spice Combo Stickers
Floral Spice Layered chipboards
Something Splendid Thikers
Gold Glitter Paste

American Crafts:
Sticky thumb glue  runner
Sticky thumb adhesive foam dots

 I hope that you like my " non fireplace" altered piece!
Thanks for being here with me today and see you in a week with my first Christmas project!


Friday, 9 November 2018

Happy Hanukkah with CAS- ual Fridays

Hello my dear crafty friends! Irit is here today and I am going to share one more Hanukkah card.
Hanukkah is just around the corner and as CAS- ual Fridays have the most beautiful Hanukkah stamps and Fri- dies this is a time to get yourself a few new items from the shop and to make a few new Hanukkah cards.
This time I decided to stay with die cutting  only and there is no stamping on this new card. But then there are a few background techniques that can be useful for non  stamping crafters or for these who want to make a set of cards with just dies and to try some Mixed Media easy techniques.

This card was made over the thick white cardstock without any patterned paper (not so much of  Hanukkah cardstock can be found in the shops).
I tried to stay in our traditional Hanukkah colors of blues and silver, but believe me you can use purples and gold, black and white or even reds and oranges of candle flames.
This is how it looks from the side: flat and fits the regular cheap mailing envelope.

And here is the main part- with both CAS- ual Fri- dies.

I used two sets of dies for this card: the first is the new and just released Happy Hanukkah Fri- dies set and the second is the older,but still much loved ........ Fri-n dies set.

Happy Hanukkah

And I made a full step by step photo tutorial for you all too.

1.Cover the card front with 3 strips of painters tape (repositionable tape to use for painting lines).

2.Use inks (I used American Crafts Mixed Media inks for this card) to ink the first strip on the card and then move the strips and ink all other parts with different blue ink colors.

3. Die cut the Star of David as shown and then arrange it inside with colors in the different spots.

4. Cover the card front with the stencil and use translucent texture paste over the stencil.
Let it dry for a few minutes.

5. Heat the dry paste and use silver foil and bone folder to add some distressed silver foil over the stencilled parts. This is not the usual way to use the foil, but  it worked without any laminators or other fancy tools. Anyway all I wanted is the get some silver over the texture paste lines, not to foil the stamped images.

6. Add some silver glitter drops over the die cut star as shown and let them dry.

7. Die cut the Happy Hanukkah and heat emboss it using VersaMark ink and glitter blue embossing powder.

8.Arrange the card and add more glitter glue drops over the card front.
Happy Hanukkah to you!

 I really hope that you like my Hanukkah card and my small tutorial.

And if you want to buy our fantastic Hanukkah dies in the shop- here is my discount code  for you to use:

See you soon again  with more CAS- ual Fridays inspiration!


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