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


Reclame

With SPRING in my soul

Cu primavara in suflet

Ana’s christening has past and I think it’s time to share some photos of the stationery made especially for her reception.

Botezul Anei a trecut si cred ca este timpul sa impartasesc cu voi cateva poze cu papetaria facuta pentru acest eveniment.

Many children attended Ana’s First Party so her mum ordered special card places for each of them. „Make them cheerful and full of color” she said and I complied :).

Mai multi copii au participat la Prima Petrecere a Anei asa ca mama ei a comandat cate un Place card pentru fiecare dintre ei.” Fa-le vesele si pline de culoare” mi-a spus si eu m-am conformat :).

She also ordered a „butterfly invasion” – medium size, hand cut butterflies of different colors – that she placed on glasses as decorations.

A mai comadat si o „invazie de fluturasi” – de dimensiuni medii, decupati manual si in culori diferite – pe care i-a asezat pe pahare ca simple decoratiuni.

Little David had an idea of how the butterflies should be used and I think he was brilliant – look.

Micutul David a avut o idee despre cum ar trebui utilizati fluturasii si cred ca a fost genial – priviti.

Till next time/Pana data viitoare

Hugs and Kises,/Va pup dulce

Gabi

A touch of Spring

Un strop de Primavara

Don’t you just love the nature in spring? All that green scented whit the smell of fresh flowers, trees in bloom, singing birds and playful butterflies – all that color and brightness – isn’t it just beautiful?

Nu-i asa ca va place natura primavara? Tot acel verde inbibat de mirosul florilor proaspete, pomii in floare, pasari cantatoare si fluturi jucausi – toata acea bogatie de culori si lumina – nu-i asa ca este o frumusete?

Inspired by this beauty, Ana’s christening invitation wears a fragrance of raw grass and cherry blossoms so they seems touched by nature – a touch of spring in a sea full of love that with great emotion Crina and George wears towards their daughter.

Inspirate de toata aceasta frumusete, invitatiile de botez ale Anei poarta un parfum de iarba cruda si flori de cires astfel incat par atinse de natura – un strop de primavara.intr-o mare de iubire ce cu emotie o poarta Crina si George pentru fetita lor.

See you,

Pe curand,

Gabi

Perfect Plum

Violetul perfect

I know I am really behind with the posting, but I have been so busy lately that  I haven’t had the time to write.

Stiu ca sunt tare in urma cu postarile, dar am fost atat de ocupata in ultima vreme ca nu am avut timp pentru a scrie

Back to Julia’s invitations now. Her quest for the perfect invitation ended a few weeks ago. Perfect plum is the result of great team work and collaboration between handmade designers. A special thanks to Corina who has supplied the embossed borders.

Inapoi la invitatiile Iuliei acum. Cautarile ei pentru invitatia perfecta au luat sfarsit in urma cu cateva saptamani. Perfect plum este rezultatul muncii in echipa si a colaborarii intre design-erii de handmade. Un multumesc din toata inima as vrea sa-l adresez  Corinei care ne-a furnizat benzile embosate.

Till next time,

Pana data viitoare,

Hugs and kisses.

Pupici.

Gabi

Cristina’s gatefolds

Invitatiile Cristinei (inchidere stil poarta)

I sure like a determined woman. Cristina knew what she wanted from the start. She wanted something simple with a ribbon and a bow – two color invite (ivory and garnet).  Here’s what I made for her:

Trebuie sa recunosc ca imi place o femeie hotarata. Cristina a stiut ce isi dorea inca de la inceput. Vroia ceva simplu stans cu o funda – o invitatie in doua culori (fildes si grena). Iata ce am facut pentru ea:


Hugs and kisses,

Pupici,

Gabi

A quest for the perfect purple

In cautarea violetului perfect

I was telling you last week to find the courage to make your invitation your own. Julia didn’t stop at picking a design and adding some personal ideas she got involved. Really involved, helping to create a prototype invitation for her wedding.

Va indemnam sapatamana trecuta sa gasiti curajul de a va face iin asa fel incat nvitatia sa va apartina cu adevarat. Iulia nu s-a oprit doar sa aleaga un model si sa faca cateva sugestii personale, ea s-a implicat. S-a implicat activ in crearea unui model de invitatie pentru nunta sa.

It all started with a very nice Asian pocket purple invitation whit a cute  butterfly on it that got her inspired and another portable pocket that made her vision complete. She searched for days for the perfect purple shimmer paper: not too glittery, not too simple either, darker and yet light enough for a wedding. In the end she found her color and let me tell you: It’s indeed perfect.

Totul a inceput cu o foarte frumoasa invitatie violet in forma de portofel cu un fluturas tare dragut deasupra care a inspirat-o si a continuat cu o alta invitatie gen portofel portabil care i-a indeplinit visul. A cautat zile in sir violetul perfect: nici prea stralucitor, nici prea simplu, o nuanta inchisa si totusi suficient de deschisa pentru o nunta. In cele din urma a gasit-o si dati-mi voie sa va spun: Este intr-adevar perfecta

I will not reveal the entire design just now so please bear with me until there are all ready. I will however give you some clues hidden, as usual, in the pictures below.

Nu va voi dezvalui deocamdata intregul design asa ca va rog sa indurati alaturi de mine pana sunt toate invitatiile gata. Va voi da totusi cateva indicii, ascunse ca de obicei in pozelele de mai jos

Cut to dimension the envelopes are taking shape. They are almost done. The butterflies as you can see, pretty but not quite finished yet.

Taiate la dimensiune plicurile incep sa prinda forma – sunt aproape gata. Fluturasii, dupa cum se vede, sunt tare draguti in schimb parca nu tocmai finisati.

Hugs and kisses,

Pupici,

Gabi

Butterflies…

Fluturasi…

Butterflies … again!!

I know, but they are so cute, I simply adore them. Or maybe because I don’t have any decorative punches, it feels easier to cut a butterfly shape than anything else. Anyway, here’s my latest creation.

…din nou fluturasi!!!

Stiu,stiu insa sunt atat de dragalasi, pur si simplu ii ador. Sau poate, pentru ca nu am nici un perforator decorativ, imi e mai simplu sa tai o forma de fluture decat altceva. Oricum, iata ultima mea creatie.


Since I saw that is a practice amongst scrapers I also created this card to fit a few challenges. It all started with the Perfect Plum, Always Artichoke or Neutral of Choice from The Color Dare and continued with:

Cum am vazut ca este o practica comuna printre scraperi, am creat si eu o felicitare care sa se potriveasca cu mai mute provocari. Am inceput de la tema celor de la Color Dare (Mov pruna si Anghinare sau la alegere o paleta in tonuri naturale) si am continuat cu :

And since today is the 1st of March, please come back later for a magical story about the coming of spring.                                                                                                                               

Si din moment ce astăzi este 1 Martie, va rog sa reveniti mai tarziu pentru o poveste magica despre venirea primăverii.

See you soon.                                                                                                                                         Pe curand

Gabi

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