20.9.17

Fancy Fold Step Card

Fancy Fold Step Card
          Hi friends , are you surprised to see so many posts from me?  I am on a determined spree to use up hoarded craft supplies. Do you have pretty papers that you love too much that you can't bear to use them...? Hehe I am big time guilty of that one and hope some of my friends can relate!!
Fancy Fold Step Card
          I used hoarded fall themed papers not only on the base of my card but to also make the embellishments like the die cut tree, the punched flowers and  the tea cup! I die cut the Memory Box tree twice and layered them offsetting a bit to give extra volume and depth and added some cute resin flower embellishments[ which again I loved too much that I have hung on to them for years!!]
Handmade Paper Flower
        The  Magnolia was made with a Spellbinders die and a subtle shimmer added using a special glitter called Crystal Clear. This beautiful glitter[available in India and also sold by the Heartfelt creations, USA] is made by my talented friend  Rajni Chawla   and she was so kind to send it to me to try out.Thank you so much Rajni!
Fancy Fold Step Card
I added rhinestone swirls above my tea cup and a shiny chocolate disc on the saucer!
Fancy Fold Step Card
Here is the side view showing classic fall elements on each step : acorns, a pumpkin, a lazy cat and fall leaves!
Fancy Fold Step Card
Have a good day!!
Supplies : Dies :  Memory Box Arboscello Tree, Memory Box Rounded Fence,Elizabeth Craft Designs Teacup , Cheery Lynn  Flourish 13,Cheery Lynn  grass,  Spellbinders Magnolia,Spellbinders Happy Days,

Owl Shaped Fancy Fold Card

Owl Shaped Card
Hi friends, sharing a simple Owl Shaped Gatefold card.  She is a cute little Owl with bright orange glittery wings , lovely brown eyelashes and deep black soulful eyes!!
Owl Shaped Card
Little Owl opens to reveal a nice cuppa coffee to wish someone a Happy Birthday!!
Owl Shaped Card
It is a simple and cute card and I hope you liked it!
Here are more Owl cards from the past :  Gatefold Owl Card , Fancy fold Owl Card , Owl Shaped Card
Supplies : Dies Sizzix Owl Label Fold A Long, Cheery Lynn  Flourish 13 , Elizabeth Craft Designs Teacup , Heartfelt creations  Sun kissed fleur Die
Stamps : Heartfelt creations  Sun kissed fleur Stamp, Studio G Happy Birthday
Papers :DCWV The Four Seasons Stack

19.9.17

Coffee and Poppy Card

Poppy Coffee Card
        Hi friends have you ever jumped to buy something and then let it sit for months without using it? Well in my case I bought this beautiful Poppy Stamps "Iceland Poppy"flower die set  nearly a year ago and this is the first time I am using it!
Coffee and Poppy Card
 The fun thing about this die is that you can make a dimensional yet flat flower[hehe that is a contradiction of sorts but I think my crafty friends will know what I mean!]! I diecut the petals in thick kraft paper and dotted pattern paper and glued the pattern paper diecuts on the kraft diecuts offsetting a little to get a cool margin.
Coffee and Poppy Card
         I am so glad I hoarded this cute cup with a heart  charm as it goes perfectly with the sentiment I used " warm hearts"!
        The woodgrain background was created using a gorgeous stamp from Winnie and Walter. The copper spoon is another craft item I had been hoarding and waiting to use on the right project!
Coffee and Poppy Card
I hope you are not too bored of seeing all the cute teacups in my recent posts! In this one I used gorgeous coffee colored glitter foam to make the cup !

Supplies : Dies : Poppy Stamps Large Iceland Poppy, Elizabeth Craft Designs Teacup ,Small tag from Winnie and Walter  Essentials Audrey Cutaways ,Itsy Bitsy Word Banners
Stamps : Winnie and Walter Mini Scenery Multi Grain, Sentiment from HOTP Polar Bears
Pattern Paper : Itsy Bitsy
Linking to  Fall Coffee Lovers Bloghop 2017

Winnie and Walter Color Challenge. Used 
Winnie and Walter Mini Scenery Multi Grain Stamp and Small tag die from Winnie and Walter  Essentials Audrey Cutaways

 Poppy Stamps Challenge Dots : Used Poppy Stamps Large Iceland Poppy
, Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge  Shimmer and Shine,Addicted to Stamps 
CardzTV Challenge 13, Word Art Wednesday  , The Crazy Challenge 257,  CraftyHazelnut's Pattern Paper Challenge , 


17.9.17

Altered Penstand

Altered Penstand
Hi friends sharing one more fall themed project which I made for my craft table. Recycling makes me feel good and it was heartening  to give new life to a broken old nut cutter!
Recycling Craft
My favorite way to use pretty paper is to make 3 d projects for the home and I used gorgeous Graphic 45 papers to line the inside and outside of this multipurpose holder.
Altered Penstand
The  cups  were made using an Elizabeth Craft Designs Teacup die set on foam , gold metallic paper and Graphic 45 Papers
Altered Penstand
I couldn't resist adding a smiley flower !
Altered Penstand
All the flowers on this project were made using  punches and dies . The filler flowers are my current favorite and were cut with Elizabeth Craft Designs dies.
Altered Penstand
And here is the altered stand with my water-brushes, scissors and paper-cutter!
Altered Penstand

Hope you liked this project!

Supplies : Dies :  Cheery Lynn  Flourish 13 ,Cheery Lynn Sunflower, Spellbinders Magnolia ,Elizabeth Craft Designs Teacup,Elizabeth Craft Designs 728 Bunch of Flowers
Papers : Graphic 45 Time to Flourish , Graphic 45 Time to  Celebrate
Linking to  

16.9.17

Fall Themed Organizer Box

Fall Themed Organizer Box
Hi friends, though we dont officially have a fall season here in India I love fall themed projects. I just love the bright orange !I dressed up an MDF box for my craft room using lovely Graphic 45 papers and cute teacups
Fall Themed Organizer Box
         When I first started paper crafting  cute smiley faced punch craft projects made with Peachy Keen stamps where very popular! I couldn't get the stamps in India but loved them so much that I braved ordering directly from the company only to have the parcel lost .
So you can imagine my delight when a couple of months back I could buy my first Peachy Keen face stamps from a crafter here in India who was de-stashing her supplies.
Happy Sunflowers 
One's crafty first love is indeed unforgettable, sweet and thrilling !! Am I so in love with these adorable faces!! What do you say friends...Did you have a first love in crafting?
Fall Themed Organizer Box
 I made the happy faced flowers using the Peachy Keen stamps on die cut circles and centering them on sunflowers die cut on Graphic 45 papers.
Fall Themed Organizer Box

The cups were made using an Elizabeth Craft designs die set and has 4 layers- foam, craft paper, metallic gold paper and Graphic 45 patterned paper.
Coffee Cups
Fall Themed Organizer Box
This happy flower is maybe not a flower...my daughter calls it a doggy flower as I used a puppy face on it!! Hehe...anything goes in love and crafts isn't it!!

Fall Themed Organizer Box
 Each side of the box has a teacup and a happy flower on gorgeous Graphic 45 paper!
Fall Themed Organizer Box
Since the box is made of wood it is quite sturdy to hold even my Sizzix heavy duty BigZ dies. This particular box resides on my craft table and holds all the dies I am currently working with!
Fall Themed Organizer Box
I hope you enjoyed this project.
Supplies : Dies :  Elizabeth Craft Designs Teacup, Cheery Lynn  Miniature Rose, Cheery Lynn Sunflower,Cheery Lynn Colonial Lamp Post, Fall leaves from Sizix  Floral Wreath 660256,
Papers : Graphics 45 Time to flourish, Graphics 45 Time to celebrate
Linking to  

14.9.17

DIY Remote Holder Tutorial

DIY Remote Holder 
         Hi friends have you ever had to solve "The case of the Missing Remote" ? Hehe it is such a frequent occurrence in my home with each family member ending up playing detective and the hunt at times  lasting excruciating hours!
DIY Remote Holder Tutorial 
After one last episode of having to go excavating under the cushions and crawling on the floor in search of an elusive remote.... I decided enough was enough!
And here is How to make a Remote  / General purpose Holder!! 

Materials Required

  • Cardboard or Chipboard - I recycled old desktop calendars !
  • Pattern Paper-Use good quality pattern paper
  • Strips of Card stock 1 inch wide - to join the cardboard pieces
  • Liquid Adhesive-more reliable than tapes and glue gun 
  • Thick Foam- to form the base and line the inside
  • Decoupage Glue- Mod Podge

I measured the height of our tallest remote and the width and worked out a design.
DIY Remote Holder Tutorial 
The picture above shows the shapes of the cardboard pieces and their dimensions. The exact dimensions will actually depend on the thickness of the cardboard/chipboard pieces you are using.
If you want to make a really sturdy project....use double layers of cardboard/chipboard on the front and back .
DIY Remote Holder Tutorial 
If you want to create a functional and sturdy 3 D paper craft project the best way to glue the parts is to use strips of card stock with liquid adhesive. If the climate in your country fluctuates widely , red tacky tape and hot glue [from the glue gun] are not reliable.
DIY Remote Holder Tutorial 
After sticking the outer parts...decide the position of the inner dividers. I have spaced the inside at 1 and 3/4th inch apart so that there is enough room and the remote can rest comfortably at a slant and be easily removed and put back.
DIY Remote Holder Tutorial  
Line the inner walls with pattern paper and add a piece of thick foam on the outer and inner parts of the base . The inner foam lining will help to form a soft cushion for the remotes to rest on .I added a piece of foam on the outside base too as foam is waterproof and will help the remote holder to withstand the inevitable spillages on our table!
DIY Remote Holder 
Cover the dividers with pattern paper too and stick inside onto the foam base and pattern paper lined walls. Since you are not using card stock strips to help adhere the pieces but applying glue directly to the edges, you have to be a bit patient and hold the pieces in place as the wet glue dries.
DIY Remote Holder 
To make the project durable, add a nice coat of a sealant decoupage glue such as Mod podge.
DIY Remote Holder 
Since this is going to be a functional project subject to everyday rough handling, don't add embellishments but use it as a chance to showcase the prettiest papers you have ...which in my case are the fabulous papers from Graphic 45 Nature Sketch book
DIY Remote Holder 
So how do you like this functional project my friends...?
      And you may be wondering....has that solved the issue of our remotes going amiss..?Well the remotes seem to like their new home better than the dark recesses under the sofa and only wander off occasionally when they feel they have to give myself or my hubby some exercise !!
Linking to
Word Art Wednesday 300- 301
CraftyHazelnut's Pattern Paper Challenge
All Sorts Challenge - Used 2 different papers from the Graphic 45 Nature Sketchbook- one on the outside and one the divers and one on the inner lining walls.

5.9.17

Teacher's Day Gifts with Crealies

Bird House Tea Light Holders
          Hi friends, Teacher's Day is celebrated on September 5th in India and my daughter and I love to use this chance to give small tokens of appreciation to her teachers . Over the years we have  made Photo-frames, Pen Stands, Post it Note Holders, Paper Purses and Mini Albums[Here are the projects: Teacher's Day Gifts]
Paper-craft Bird Houses
           This year I was struggling for ideas and thought only a card will have to do when a wonderful parcel containing fantastic dies from Crealies arrived all the way from Netherlands !
Crealies Dies from Netherlands
My regular readers will know I love working with dies and when Annelies from Crealies  contacted me some weeks earlier asking me if I would like to work with her dies I literally jumped at the chance as I loved her die designs!!
The gorgeous Create a Box Bird house set gave me the idea to make Tea Light Holders!
Teacher's Day Gifts- Paper House Tea Light Holders
I had to make 9 Tea Light Holders as my daughter has 9 teachers this year and as all are ladies I went with a feminine Shabby Chic theme!
Paper House Tea light Holder
I wanted the frame work to be sturdy and so used the base die to cut thick kraft card stock.
Crealies Create a Box -Birdhouse Die Set
I loved that the die set was cleverly designed and contained extra dies to cut all the decorative panels !
Paper House
I used pretty papers from Papericious which I distressed with Abandoned Coral Distress Inks to line the panels of the Bird house.
Crealies Decorette XL-Quatrefoil Die
So in love with Quatrefoil die...such an intricate design and it cut so beautifully! I loved it so much that I used it to decorate the walls and cut small strips to form decorative borders!
Paper House
The original design is meant to open at the base of the house but I modified it to have a side door and attached a brass "door knob"
Adding Door Knobs
Also attached magnets on the door and back of the house so that the door would be securely closed.
Adding Magnetic Closure
The ruffled pink polka dotted ribbon and lattice roof [made using a Wild Rose Studio Floral Frame die] helped complete the "Shabby Chic" look!
Teacher's Day Gifts

Teacher's Day Gifts
Here is how the tea light fits inside the "Bird House"!!
Tea Light Holder
The birds in the die set are mirror images which is  super cool as you can easily make birds facing either direction !
Crealies Double Fun- Birds Die Set
Paper Craft Bird House
Love how the bird dies embossed even without using an extra embossing pad!
Bird House Teacher's Day Gift

Teacher's Day Gift
Feathers are quite the fashion in the crafting world but I have never had a die to make such delicate beautiful feathers so this  Crealies die was especially delightful!
Crealies Double Fun-Feathers Die Set
I used the die to cut feathers from matching pattern paper.
Paper Feathers
And tweaked the die cut to keep the central feather element!
Paper Feathers
This Tea Light holder all lighted up looked so pretty in our garden!
Tea Light Holder
It was so much fun designing the 9 bird houses differently while still keeping to a theme!
Teacher's Day Gifts- Tea Light Holders
My daughter has some very special teachers and I  really hope they liked our presents!
Teacher's Day Gifts
I hope you liked our Teacher's Day gift idea !
Also please do check out the Crealies website too....they have some amazing die designs and especially the unique and fantastic Crealies Create a Card dies !

Supplies : Dies : Crealies Create a Box -13 Birdhouse,Crealies Double Fun-33 Birds,Crealies Double Fun[34]-Feathers,Crealies Decorette XL-02 Quatrefoil, Marianne Craftables CR1307 Tiny's  Forget me not,Cheery Lynn  Flourish 13,Dienamics [MFT] Stitched Circle Scallop Frame,Wild Rose Studio Floral Frame, Tiny Butterfly from Winnie and Walter  Essentials Audrey Cutaways , Partial Bow from Memory Box Precious Hearts
Papers : Papericious Its Peach Time
Linking to
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge 
Pixie's Snippets Playground - used lots of snippets!
Crafty Hazelnut's Pattern Paper Challenge 
DL Art September 
Just keep on creating
Really Reasonable Challenge 171
Cuttlebug Mania
LTSCB 101
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