Snow flake card and handmade paper wrapping/ Felicitare fulg de nea si hartie de impachetat manuala

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O pala de vant rece si neasteptata m-a invaluit si gandul mi-a zburat instantaneu la iarna si la zapada, la minunatii fulgi de zapada cu formele lor unice si infinite in varitatea lor, la o frumusete venita parca dintr-o alta lume.

Am taiat si decorat acesti fulgi cu mare drag. I-am folosit pentru a decora niste felicitari, un album foto si chiar  ca onamente de brad. I-am adorat din plima clipa in care i-am primit in dar desi nu ii taiasem inca, pentru ca stiam ca vor fi frumosi si perfecti ca si matrita care imi fusese daruita (so 10x Sis – Xo Xo Xo).

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Am embosat felicitarile isi le-am inchis la mijloc cu sigiliu,

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peste care apoi am aplicat cate un fulg de nea si o bijuterie cu strasuri.

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am embosat insertia pentru text si am scris manual ( sa fie ceva mai personal) mesajul meu si le-am inchis.

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Am facut etichete pentru a scrie numele.

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Am facut hartie de impachetat manual – am botit cateva foi, am patat pe ici pe colo cu vopsea aurie si argintie, le -am legat cu fundita si…

Voila!

Un cadou handmade.

Recunosc ca ciocolatele le-am cumparat, dar poate data viitoare ma invrednicesc si fac si dulciurile homemade sa fie cu atata mai deosebit, unic si din suflet ca toate cadourile handmade.

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Sper ca v-a placut! 🙂

Anunțuri

DIY Projects: Note book tutorial

PROIECTE DIY: Cum sa faci singur o agenda de buzunar

They say is a complicated one this 2012 that has so many ups and downs and we need to keep up in order to benefit  the most. I say, bring it on I like a little challenge, then I thought to my self that every new year you need a few little things that make your life easier like a calender so you don’t forget that is a new year, or a note book so you can write all your ideas and so I started to work.

Am auzit ca acest an este unul complicat plin de urcusuri si coborasiuri si pentru aprofita de el la maxim trebuie sa facem in asa fel incat sa fim la inaltime. Eu ador provocarile asa ca abia astept sa vad ce va aduce. Pana una alta ma gandeam ca la inceput de an este nevoie de cate ceva care sa-ti faca viata mai usoara. Ma refer la un calendar care sa-ti aninteasca de noul an sau la o agenda in care sa-ti notezi gandurile, ideiile, planurile: asa ca m-am apucat de lucru.

The calendar is coming down even slower then I thought. I have one version finished but I am not pleased whit the result – the designs I used look good individually but don’t form a unitary picture so I need to work a little longer on this one project.

The note book it’s not finished ether but it looks all right for my first hard cover so I think I’ll show you some pictures and share whit you some secrets. In order to do your own note book you need: Binding cardboard if you don’t have some use material from a box of cereals or other box you have laying around ready to be cast away, some warping paper or any other pretty paper you have, xerox paper of any other cardstock you like and some glue. If you have self adhesive paper even better.

Calendarul nu a iesit asa cum speram. Desi am o vaoricum rianta finala nu ma multumeste deoarece nu are i imagine unitara chiar daca modele folosite sunt tare dragute, asa ca va trebui sa mai lucrez ceva la acest prim proiect.

Agenduta, desi neterminata, nu arata asa rau pentru prima incercare de acest gen asa ca va voi impartasi voua cateva din secretele realizarii ei. Veti avea nevoie de Carton de legatorie, daca nu aveti puteti folosi carton de la orice cutie o aveti prin casa, hartie de impachetat cadouri sau orice alta hartie/carton colorat, hartie xerox sau de ce tip preferati si lipici. Daca aveti autocolant cu atat mai bine.

1. CUT your cardboard to dimension – two pieces for the cover and one for the spine and prepare your pretty paper to be a little bigger then the opened covers 1-2 cm at most.

2. POSITION the cardboard covers and spine at the center of the pretty paper leaving a 2 or 3mm distance between the three elements.

3.After you MARKed the position for every cardboard it’s time to GLUE them in place. Your joined covers and spine must look like in the picture below.

1 TAIATI la dimensiune hartia si cartonul. 2 bucati egale de carton pentru coperti si o bucata de carton pentru cotor. hartia cu are veti impodobi cartonul sa fie cam cu 2-3 cm mai mare decat copertile desfacute.

2 POSITIONATI cartonul in centrul hartiei lasand cam 2-3 mm intre cele trei bucati.

3. Dupa ce ati MARCAT pozitia celor trei elemente in centru hartiei de impachetat LIPITI-LE. In acest stadiu ar trebui sa arate cam asa:

4. TRIM the corners and bring the paper from the edges to the hard cover and glue it place. Once you have done all 4 sides it’s time to attach the book pages that you have previously cut to dimension, fold and glue together. You attache it using glue also- it’s easier and it holds. The professional way to do these is by sewing the pages but it involves a lot of skill and patience that I don’t have :). Please don’t laugh to hard but sewing and stitching are my list favorite things to do that I’m kind of running away from. That is way I have these back up plan all worked up. The inside of the note book it’s going to look like this:

4. TAIATI colturile si INDOITI materialul ramas pe margine catre centru apoi atasati paginile agendei pe care in prealabil le-ati taiat la dimensiune, le-ati indoit si le-ati lipit impreuna. Varianta profesionista zice ca paginile se cos impreuna cu ata de legatorie insa cusutul este o activitate complet nesuferita pentru mine care presupune o dexteritate ce o posed din pacate si de accea am recurs la planul de rezerva :). Inainte de a atasa paginile agendei coperta interioara trebuie sa arate asa:

You can add some finishing touches like die cuts or handmade flowers on the cover, add some colored cardstock to the inside cover to complete the job and make your note book even more special.

Puteti adauga si cateva elemente decorative pentru un aspect mai placut si deasemenea puteti folosi o hatie colorata pentru a lipi coperta de prima pagina a agende, asata pentru a arata cu adevarat special.

I’ll be back whit my finished project in few days. Till then I hope you’ll have fun trying this recipe.

Ma voi intoarce pentru a va arata acest proiect finisat in vre-o cateva zile. Pana atunci sper sa va distrati incercand aceasta noua reteta.

See you/ Pe curand

Gabi

DIY project #2 – Envelopes

If you ever wonder How to make an envelop, wonder no more because today I will tell how to make one.

Astazi m-am hotarat sa va arat Cum se face un plic.

Even if the internet offers a pretty good variety of envelopes that you can bay for a fair price, finding one from the right paper might proof challenging, so you might need to do one yourself. If the dimension you’re looking for is C6 standard (11.4×16.2cm) with a V opening then pay attention to the following instructions. The easiest way to do it is the Origami way but is not elegant enough – you will have some undesired lines on your envelope that simply most disappear.

Chiar daca internetul va ofera o varitate destul de mare de plicuri ce pot fi cumparate la un anume pret, sa-l gasiti pe cel facut exact din hartia dorita de dvs se poate dovedi o provocare, asa ca s-ar putea sa aveti nevoie sa il faceti singuri. Daca dimensiunile de care aveti nevoie sunt C6 standard (11.4×16.2cm) cu inchidere in V, fiti atenti la urmatoarele instructiuni. Cea mai usoara metoda este cea folosita de tehnica Origami insa nu este o metoda prea eleganta – veti ramane cu indoituri nedorite pe suprafata plicului dvs care trebuie musai sa dispara.

START with a square piece of paper: 21 x 21 cm. Choose carefully the thickness; anything between 100g and 200g/mp should do fine. Use a ruler and pencil to MARK the center and four other key points – mark one centimeter diagonally on both sides from the center and then 4 centimeters on the other diagonal. Next step: take one corner and bring it to the first 1cm mark and FOLD. Do the same on the opposed corner. When closed the two corners should be at 2 cm one from another. When folding the other two corners you have to bring the corner to the second 4 cm mark so when closed the two corners should be one over another. CUT the excess material and round the edges – that will give a more elegant look to your envelope. GLUE the bottom and your envelope is DONE. Your envelope will have 11 by 16 cm.

INCEPETI cu o bucata de hartie de 21 x 21 cm. Alegeti cu grija grosimea: orice grosime intre 100g si 200g/mp ar trebui sa fie ok. Folositi o linie si un creion pentru a marca centrul si inca alte 4 puncte de interes – MARCATI 1 cm de o parte si de alta a uneia dintre diagonale si 4 cm de o parte si de alta a celeilate diagonale. INDOITI coala aducand unul din colturi catre marcajul de 1 cm. Faceti la fel si cu coltul opus astfel incat dupa ce le-ati indoit cele 2 colturi sa fie la distanta de 2 cm unul de celalalt. Cand veti indoi celealte 2 colturi ele trebuie sa ajunga la cel de-al doilea marcaj de 4 cm astfel incat atunci cand sunt amandoua indoite, colturile sa vina unul peste altul. TAIATI excesul de hartie si rotunjiti colturile pentru a da plicului un look mai elegant. LIPITI in partea de jos si ati TERMINAT. Plicul astfel format va avea dimensiunile de 11 pe 16 cm.

Hope the images are also helpful.

Sper sa va ajute si imaginile.

If you have any questions or need more information please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Daca aveti intrebari sau aveti nevoie de mai multe informatii nu va sfiiti sa ma contactati.

Hugs and kisses,/ Va pup dulce

Gabi

One DIY project

Hello/Buna,

I am behind again with the posting, I know, but in my defense, I was pretty busy.                             Sunt in urma cu postarile, stiu, insa in apararea mea, am fost foarte ocupata.

I have in mind some DIY (Do It Yourself) projects that I don’t have time to write or make pictures for and we have to be patient. It would be nice if you can tell me what do you wont to do by yourself: projects for daily life or for special events.                                                                                             Am in minte cateva proiecte DIY (descurcate singur) pentru care nu am timp nici sa scriu nici sa fac pozele necesare asa ca trebuie sa avem rabdare. Mi-ar place sa stiu si ce anume v-ar interesa sa faceti singuri: proiecte de zi cu zi sau unele pentru vre-un eveniment special.

Till then, here’s something simple I made for a christening a while back. To make something like this you need to follow 4 simple steps: PRINT, CUT, SCORE, GLUE and that’s it :).                                   Pana atunci uite ceva simplu facut pentru un botez cu ceva timp in urma. Sa faci ceva asemanator enu trebuie decat sa urmezi 4 pasi simpli: PRINTEAZA, TAIE, INDOAIE, LIPESTE si gata :).

1.PRINT the design you like on a sheet of paper – use A4 card-stock, light colored, min160g max 200g  2.CUT the excess paper to 18x25cm – you can skip this step if you don’t mind your finished place card to be bigger.                                                                                                                                     3.SCORE the lines in order to bend the paper – if you don’t own a scoreboard use a pattern (9x18cm or 10.5x21cm) cut from a thick cardboard to help you fold the paper.  Start from one end and aligne the pattern with your sheet and fold, aligne the pattern from the first fold and bend again.                 4.GLUE or TAPE the other end to form a pocket and you’re done.

1.PRINTEAZA modelul dorit pe o foaie de hartie – foloseste o bucata de carton A4, culoare deschisa, cu grosimea intre 160 si 200g                                                                                                                   2.TAIE bucatile de care nu ai nevoie astfel incat sa ramai cu o bucata de 18x25cmdaca nu te deranjeaza sa fie mai mare plicul de bani poti sa sari peste aceasta etapa.                                                                           3.INDOAIE la dimensiunea dorita – daca nu ai o placa de biguit poti folosi un sablon (o bucata de carton mai gros pretaiat la una din dimensiunile 9x18cm or 10.5x21cm pentru a te ajuta sa indoi. porneste de la un capat, aliniaza sablonul cu foaia ta si indoaie, repozitioneaza apoi sablonul de la aceasta indoitura si indoaie din nou. 4.LIPESTE – foloseste lipici sau banda dublu adeziva pentru a foma un buzunar la capaul celalalt si ai incheiat.

Best of look with this project. Be free to address me any questions regarding my work – I will try to answer them in the shortest time possible.                                                                                              Mult succes cu acest proiect. Nu va sfiiti sa-mi puneti intrebari legate de munca mea – voi incerca sa va raspund in cel mai scurt timp cu putinta.

Hugs and kisses/Pupici

Gabi