29.9.16

Fall Leaves and Coffee Card

Coffee Card
 Hi friends , sharing yet another fall card in bright orange colors! I heat embossed leaves from the Winnie and Walter In Bloom Elsa's Flora Stamp Set using WOW Metallic Gold Sparkle and water colored it in lovely orange shades .
Coffee Card
 Made a cup of coffee using Marianne presents die and Memory Box 's splash border[ the mug handle] and layered it atop a wood grain embossed tag!
Water-colored Flower
A rather bright card if I may say soo myself but somehow I am in love with bright cheerful orange nowadays!
Supplies : Dies :  Poppy Stamps Pinpoint Main Street Tags , Marianne Presents,Memory Box Splash Border,Marianne Anja's Corner,Winnie and Walter  Essentials Audrey Cutaways,
Stamps : Winnie and Walter In Bloom Elsa's Flora Stamp Set


28.9.16

Gatefold Owl Card

Gatefold Owl Card
        Hi friends, I just couldn't resist making another Owl Card...especially since I found to my amazement that so many of you loved owls!!
        This gatefold Owl card was so easy and fun to make since I used a Sizzix Owl  Fold A Long die , part of the candy I had won from Katarina...blogland is an amazing generous place!
Heat Embossed Flower
           The flower and leaves I used at the bottom is from Winnie and Walter In Bloom Elsa's Flora Stamp Set .I used WOW Metallic Gold Sparkle embossing powder on the leaves...its one of my favorite embossing powders!
Owl Shaped Card
      My owl has a  pattern paper base [ details below] and  details made using foam. I love to use foam to give light weight dimension in  papercraft projects ! Sticking it however can be tricky...you can use tacky tape/ Aleene's tacky glue or fabric glue.
Gatefold Owl Card
         Since this card is for the Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop I wanted to add a nice cup of Cappuccino inside my card but I didn't have any cup/ glass die so I  improvised and made a creamy frothy cup of coffee with dies I had in my stash!
Coffee Cup
         I drew the glass freehand and used the "icing" from a Marianne Cupcake set to make the frothy cream of my coffee! Cut up a Spellbinders die cut to make the sleeve of my coffee cup! I am so happy with the  way it has turned out!
Creamy Coffee
And here is my Owl Fancy Fold card sitting happily amongst the flowers in our terrace garden.
Gatefold Owl Card
Supplies : Dies : Sizzix Owl Label Fold A Long , Cheery Lynn  Flourish 13, Spellbinders Aster Flower Topper,Nellie Snellen Hearts,Sizzix Handwritten Love 660218,Marianne Creatables Cupcake LR0160,Spellbinders Majestic Labels 25
Pattern Paper : Debbie Mumm Harvest and Holiday
Stamps : Winnie and Walter In Bloom Elsa's Flora Stamp Set 

27.9.16

Tea and Flowers !

Die Cut Paper Flowers
          Hi friends I am on a  crafting spree and enjoying making cards for the Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!The teapot is a Kaisercraft Tea Party stamp embossed with WOW's Metallic Copper embossing powder and layered on  a Spellbinders decorative curved square die cut.
Cheery Lynn  Chrysanthemum
      Created the paper flowers using the Cheery Lynn  Chrysanthemum strip die and thin punchcraft paper. The leaves are a  favorite of mine and were made with Winnie and Walter In Bloom Elsa's Flora Stamp Set and WOW  Metallic Gold Sparkle embossing powder
Cheery Lynn  Chrysanthemum
        I used a Martha Stewart border punch to make a fall themed leafy frame to decorate the inside of the card .
Fall themed Card
      Also added a few punched butterflies and in this view you can also see the lovely aperture style floral vines created using the Couture Creations Venetta die .
Fall themed Card
And that is the card sitting amongst the flowers in our terrace garden!Hope you like the riot of bright colors!

Supplies : Dies :  Couture Creations Venetta,Cheery Lynn Chrysanthemum Strip, Spellbinders Decorative Curved Square ,Cheery Lynn Build A Flower Embellishments 3 , Spellbinders 2012 Holiday tree ,Spellbinders Fancy Labels Tags 4
Stamps : Heartfelt creations  Sun kissed fleur, Kaisercraft Tea Party, Winnie and Walter In Bloom Elsa's Flora Stamp Set 
Pattern Paper : Debbie Mumm Harvest and Holiday
Embossing powder : WOW's Metallic Copper embossing powder, WOW Metallic Gold Sparkle
Punches : Jef medium Butterfly Punch, Martha Stewart Leaf border punch


Fall Themed Tag

Fall themed Decor piece
          Hi friends I hope you are not bored of seeing fall colors on my blog! Sharing another project I made for the Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.
          I made it by embossing some Poppy Stamps Pinpoint Main Street Tags  die cuts with Spellbinders wood grain embossing and layering  atop  Spellbinders  die cuts.
Wood grain Embossing
        Love how the green , brown and orange shades came together in this one! The little ladybug is a tiny cloth-peg I picked up from my local super market....isn't it cute!!
Fall themed Hanging
       The coffee cup was created by heat embossing a Kaisercraft Tea Party stamp with WOW's Metallic Copper embossing powder. And giving it company is a quilled flower , cute little mushrooms and an acorn I made using air drying clay and a Plaid mold.

Supplies : Dies :  Poppy Stamps Pinpoint Main Street Tags , Spellbinders Decorative Labels 8 , Spellbinders Labels 8, Spellbinders Decorative Curved Square [ used to make the tiny swirl amongst the leaves], Cheery Lynn Build A Flower Embellishments 3 , Cheery Lynn  Rose Leaf Strip, Cheery Lynn  Flourish 13, Heartfelt creations Delightful Daisy Die, Provocraft Leaves
Embossing Folder : Spellbinders Brick and Bark
Stamps : Heartfelt creations Delightful Daisies Stamp, Kaisercraft Tea Party
Embossing powderWOW's Metallic Copper embossing powder

26.9.16

Owl Shaped Card

Owl Shaped Card
         Hi friends...here is another Owl shaped fancy fold card I made for the Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. This one is similar to the Fancy Fold card  I shared earlier but with a little variation.
        When the card swings open there is a nice hot cup of coffee with a "hello" rising up from the steam!
        The cup was created by heat embossing a Kaisercraft Tea Party stamp with WOW's Metallic Copper embossing powder.
Owl Shaped Fancy Fold Card
I love making and seeing cute cards, they cheer me up!!!....How about you?!

Supplies : Dies : Sizzix Owl Label Fold A Long , Cheery Lynn  Flourish 13, Cheery Lynn Build A Flower Embellishments 3 ,Ultimate crafts Jadene Celebration Spray,Spellbinders Pagel Maps Say What, Heartfelt creations  Sun kissed fleur
Stamps : Kaisercraft Tea Party Clear Stamp set, Heartfelt creations  Sun kissed fleur
Papers : DCWV The Four Seasons Stack

Embossing Powder : WOW Metallic Copper
Linking to  
DL Art Thankful Thursday Challenge 
613 Avenue Create ,Crafty Cardmakers,Trimmies Craft Challenge
WOW September Challenge : used WOW Metallic Copper embossing powder
Fall Coffee Lover's Blog Hop

25.9.16

Fancy Fold Owl Card

Fancy Fold Owl Shaped Card
        Hi friends...sharing something cute and cheerful....an Owl shaped fancy fold card in fall colors made for the Coffee Lovers Fall Blog Hop!
Quilled Rose
My little owl is a girl and has sparkling brown eyes and wears a quilled rose on her head!
Fancy Fold Owl Shaped Card
           The card swings open in a gate fold fashion and you get a nice impressive large card!
Fancy Fold Owl Shaped Card
          On the inside panel , I added a nice tea pot full of coffee created by heat embossing a Kaisercraft Tea Party stamp with WOW's Metallic Copper embossing powder.
        This card was so fun to put together using a  Sizzix Owl die which was so generously sent to me   by Katarina all the way from Scotland [as part of  her candy which I won]!Thank you so much Katarina for taking so much trouble!

Supplies : Dies : Sizzix Owl Label Fold A Long , Spellbinders Aster Flower Topper, Spellbinders Decorative Curved Square, Elizabeth Craft Designs Best Wishes,Cheery Lynn  Flourish 13, Cheery Lynn Build A Flower Embellishments 3 ,
Stamps : Kaisercraft Tea Party Clear Stamp set, Heartfelt creations  Sun kissed fleur
Papers : DCWV The Four Seasons Stack
Linking to  
Crafty Cardmakers

Edited : This card was winner at Crafty Cardmakers

22.9.16

Pyramage Die Cutting Tutorial

Pyramage Box
           I have a deep fascination for 3 D decoupage/ Pyramage technique and have made many projects using ready made printed image sheets and even stamped images. [You can see examples here : Accordion Pop Up Card3 D Decoupage Tutorial ] 
Pyramage Tutorial 
          But fuzzy cutting  can be tiresome at times and here is an easier ,quicker way to create the 3 D decoupage look using dies.
Pyramage Die Cutting Tutorial 
I saw this technique at Splitcoast Stampers using stamped images and they called it Telescoping image technique . I tried adapting it to pattern paper and loved how easy it was!
For this technique you need 2 stamped images or  pattern papers and 4 nesting dies.
Pyramage Tutorial
I have used 4 dies from the  Spellbinders Labels 8 die set. You can use any nesting die set you have.
Pyramage Tutorial
Place the 3 larger dies on the paper/image and remove the middle one. Tape the other 2 to the paper and cut through your die cutting machine.
Pyramage Tutorial
You will get die cuts as shown below
Pyramage Tutorial
Replace the dies on the 2nd sheet of pattern paper/ image and this time use the smallest of the 4 too ie if you are labelling the 4 dies as 1,2,3,4 from smallest to largest, you will be using numbers 1 and 3.
Pyramage Tutorial
Tape the dies 1 and 3 to the paper and die cut.
Pyramage Tutorial
You will get 4 die cut frames as shown .These are now ready to be stacked atop each other using foam tape. I found it sturdier to stick the die cuts with the center aperture to a similar die cut before layering.
Pyramage Tutorial
Isnt this a cool technique to make a 3 D pyramage image!
Pyramage Box
I added  my pyramage image to a glitter foam die cut and used it atop a shaped box made using the same Spellbinders Labels 8 die using this tutorial : Easy Hinged Box Tutorial 
Hinged Box
Hope you liked this easy technique to create Pyramages!
Supplies : from Crafters Corner
Dies :  Spellbinders Labels 8
Papers : Bob N Betty
Linking to  
613 Avenue Create 

19.9.16

Purse Shaped Gift Card Holder Tutorial

Purse Shaped Gift Card Holder
        Hi friends , Hope you had a wonderful weekend.

Sharing an easy tutorial to make a fun Purse Shaped Gift Card/ Money Holder.
        If you don't have a die cutting machine , don't despair, you can easily handcut a  purse shape like I have done in the posts here : Bag Shaped Card Tutorial  and Explosion Purse Tutorial .
Here I have used the  Spellbinders Labels 8 die set though you can use any die in your stash you feel will look good as a purse!
Step 1 :Create a Shaped Card 
One of the easiest ways to create a shaped card is to place the die over the edge of a folded card and run it through your machine.
Shaped Card
Tips : tape in place to avoid shifting of the sandwich

If you are using thick card stock and the die doesn't cut through both the layers ...invert it and run through again with the cutting side up!
Shaped Card
Step 2 : Add an Embossed Texture
Once you have cut out your basic purse shape, run it through an embossing folder .
Texture Creation with Embossing folders
Then pounce on it with Distress Inks ! You can use 1 or more shades and try various things like using a sponge or simply swiping the ink pad over your embossed paper...both techniques of ink application will give entirely different looks!
Embossed Faux Leather Texture
Step 3: Create a Faux Leather Look
You can create a shiny faux leather look  by dabbing Embossing ink [ Using Ink-pads like Versamark or  Ranger's Distress Embossing Ink  or using an Embossing Ink dabber] all over your embossed card , sprinkling clear embossing powder and heating it!
Heat Embossing

Step 4 : Create Pockets inside the Purse
Purse Shaped Gift Card Holder
Line the inside of your purse with matching pattern paper[ I have used Bob n Betty papers]
Make pockets on each side of your purse using the  same die  and trimming the die cut to add to the central fold line.
Purse Shaped Gift Card Holder
You can use different embossing folders to make different styles of purses and if you want to make a quick purse without all the embossing ,use simple pattern paper! 
Purse Shaped Gift Card Holder
You can make handles for your purse using nesting ovals . If you are using magnets as a closure mechanism you can hide it under the handle.
I liked the hidden magnet closure better than the velcro closure mechanism!
Purse Shaped Gift Card Holder
The pockets on inside of the purse can be made by using the same die, trimming the die cut  and sticking just the 3 sides .
I hope you liked this simple tutorial illustrating one more way to have fun with your crafting supplies!
Here are more Tutorials using the Spellbinders Labels 8 dieEasy Diorama Card Tutorial ,3 D  Purse Tutorial , Hinged Box Tutorial , Pyramage Tutorial

Supplies : All from Crafters Corner
Dies : Spellbinders Ovals, Spellbinders Labels 8
Embossing Folders : Cuttlebug squares,WRMK Next Level Embossing Folder Woven
Papers : Bob n Betty
Linking to  
Stamplorations Cutplorations Linky Party

16.9.16

Easy Hinged Box Tutorial

Hinged Box
Hi friends , Thank you so much for the lovely comments on my Onam post!! Sharing a hinged box I made with  dies and some simple mixed media techniques!
Partitioned Hinged Box
The box as such measures 5 x 3 inches and is made from a single piece of cardstock measuring  9 x 7 inches and I made customised partitions for the inside .The cardstock is scored on the  9 inch side at 1, 4, 5 and 8 inches and on the  7 inch side at 1 and 6 inches. 

Hinged Box Tutorial 
Wedges are cut off for neater and easier gluing .Here is the link to the  detailed Tutorial : Hinged Box Tutorial 
Hinged Box Tutorial 
I used the Spellbinders Labels 8 die to die cut the base and lid of my box. As I wanted a sturdy box I layered 2 pieces of card stock under the pattern paper.
Hinged Box Tutorial 
Stencilled a design using texturing medium Whipped Spackle and the Memory Box Texture Adornment Stencil.
Hinged Box Tutorial 
The paper I used was so pretty I kept the embellishing to a minimum! Added a homemade resin cabochon [ made using resin and alcohol ink in a silicon mold] on an oval die cut.
Hinged Box 
Couldnt resist a tiny ribbon rose on the corner of the box!
Hinged Box
And here is the box with real roses from our garden!
Hinged Box  
Supplies : All from Crafters Corner
Dies :  Spellbinders Labels 8, Spellbinders Elegant Ovals
Stencil : Memory Box Texture Adornment Stencil 
Papers : Bob n Betty
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