Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Technique Corner – Dance "flag" letters

Another one of my layouts was published on Prima blog! This time it's a really cute lo telling the story of two young dancers: my son and my niece. The dance and the choreography was completely theirs as well as the idea to make the performance it my son's 11th birthday.

I wanted to share an easy fun technique I used in this lo. Flags are in fashion these days, but sometimes I feel like it's been done too much. So, instead of hanging flags on the rope I decided to hang letters! The technique is simple:

*letters with holes like O, B, and D are easy to hang. Simply thread the twine or string through the hole and your letter is hung.

*letters like E, M and F are a little trickier because they have no hole. In this case hang the letter by placing the string in the corner of a letter creating the illusion that the string is holding it.

*The problem is with letters like I, L and J, they are straight and can't be hanged. The solution I found is put the letter on the string and let it blend with the other letters as if it is hanged as well…lol.

A few challenges:

CreativeInspiration Paints: Inspired by spring
OneStitch at a Time #109: Bright
Pileit on #16: Pop it up
Scrapit with a song: Beautiful Day U2
Thecrazy challenge:  Movie – Dirty Dancing, Dance, Streetdance
Thepink elephant #144
Clearit out: Based on a song - "Dance", "Dancing Queen"
PartyTime Tuesday #64: Color inspiration
AudSentiments #52: spring summer colors
ColorThrowdown #188
CreativeBellie #141: children
Movingalong with the times #144: Vintage, Shabby chic
Polka Doodles: Pretty in pink
Berry71Bleu: Inspirational photo

Have fun creating!



  1. Fabulous layout.

    Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week, and good luck!

  2. Gorgeous layout! Fun technique with the letters - thanks for sharing! Glad you could join us this week at Scrap it With a Song!

  3. Aww this is So beautiful !! what lovely photos! The layout is fab and I love the gorgeous papers and embellishments - so many wonderful details!
    Thanks for joining us at MAWTT for my Shabby Chic/Vintage theme and good luck in the Challenge!
    Hugs Sue xx

  4. Love it - such a great idea! Thanks for playing along at Polkadoodles xxx

  5. A beautiful layout - a fab way to showcase the photos
    Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week
    Lisa x

  6. Awesome! LOVE the way you did the "dance" banner on this wonderful page. Cute photos too.
    So pretty.
    Thanks for joining us at Belli Challenges.

  7. Beautiful LO Einat.. LOVE the word banner and all your pretty details!! Thanks for sharing with us at B71B :))

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  9. Hello Einat..

    What a special page this is! I love how you captured their photos while dancing. These are precious photos!

    Beautiful page as well..

    Thank you so much for joining our challenge at berry71bleu.

  10. Thanks for sharing your talent with us at Scrap it with a Song. The layout is beautiful.

  11. Beautiful, thanks for the tip on the letters too!
    Thanks for playing along with us at the Clear It Out Challenge blog :)

  12. what a wonderful Lay Out so glad you joined us at Polka Doodles this week

  13. Thanks for joining us @ Clear it Out Challenge love the work you have done here...tfs

  14. Beautiful layout! Thanks for playing along at Scrap it with a song!

  15. This is so pretty. I love the idea of doing letters for the banner effect. Brilliant.Thanks for playing along with us at Scrap It With A Song.

  16. What a pretty layout, Loving all the flowers. thank you for joining us at B71B, Channa

  17. What a fantastic idea! I am so going to try this!!! Thanks for sharing you scrapbook page with us - what a wonderful memory. Thanks for the inspiration and joining us for our "Spring/Summer Color Challenge" at Aud Sentiments!

  18. Gorgeous! Thank you for playing along at One Stitch At A Time xx

  19. Thank you for joining us @Clear it out Challenge. Love your work.

  20. Beautiful LO, love the flower decorations :) Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge hugs Rebecca

  21. This is a gorgeous page. Thank you for joining the CI Paint spring challenge this week.

  22. Absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for joining in with our bright challenge over at OSAAT and good luck. Julie

  23. Gorgeous layout. Thanks for sharing your art in the Creative Inspirations Paints blog challenge.

  24. this is really beautiful Einat!! thanks for sharing it and playing with us at B71B

  25. Beautiful layout! I love the design and the way you placed the title is so cool!!!Thanks for playing at B71B!

  26. So many lovely details, especially the way you have the words laced to make a banner!

    Thanks for Joining the Creative Belli Challenge

  27. Niceeeeeeeeeeeeeee....really smart and elegant :)
    Thanks for sharing your work with us at Scrap it with a Song!

  28. What a gorgeous page! Love the floral accents! Thanks for playing along with us at Color Throwdown!

  29. Beautiful page! Thanks for playing along at Scrap it with a Song!

  30. Very pretty page, thanks for joining Berry 71 Bleu!