Sunday, March 23, 2014

I recently got in touch with Avani from Hobbymela is a platform for professional and amateur crafters to showcase their talent and share their work. It provides a common platform where like minded crafters connect & share their creations & learn from others. It is not only about paper crafts but all kinds of crafts. Crafters can upload pictures of their work and also post tutorials. I think its a great concept because it gives crafters like us a bigger audience and an opportunity to connect with crafters from other art and craft forms. 
 Avani visited my "craft workshop" last Saturday and took a small video of me making this card. It was great meeting her and I thoroughly enjoyed making this card. The video will be up on shortly.
I have used a TON of Lindy Stamp Gang starburst sprays in various colors. The flower is die cut using Tim Holtz tattered florals die (Have used both the regular and the jumbo dies).
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Monday, March 17, 2014

YOU are the best part of my day...

 Hello I am sharing another card I made using stencils and modeling paste. The rose is from a MFT stencil, I colored it with distress markers, the background is done using distress paint
The texture and dimension attainable using modeling paste is just amazing....this view of the card will give you an idea of what I am talking about.

Linking up to:
CAS on Sunday - Challenge #29 One Layer Wonder
Where Life Meets Art - Make Something Monday #11

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

3 Tier 3D Cake Pop-Up Card

This card is my second attempt at a pop-up cake. The first one can be found here. This pop-up cake is much bigger than the previous one. I followed the steps given here to make the card but the measurements were my own.
The card is a made to order 7 page customized romantic birthday card.

Here's a short video showing the pop-up cake in full glory.
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Thursday, March 6, 2014

Convert an ordinary paper bag into a Party Favor bag

We celebrated our daughter Kriti's second birthday in December last year. She was very keen on a Mickey Mouse and friends themed birthday party; the birthday cake had to feature Donald Duck, as blue is her favorite color.
Since the theme was decided more than a couple of months ahead of the party I wanted to do make everything on my own, right from the party decorations to invites to the return gifts. I had a vision of a themed birthday party something on the lines of what you see on Pinterest :). Well ofcourse our party was not even close, all I could manage in the limited time I get to craft was to come up with invitation cards and personalized party favor bags. For the decoration we had to manage with local decorators; and guess what we landed up adding Winnie the Pooh because they didn't have enough Mickey and friends cutouts, luckily Kriti did not complain.
For the birthday cake we got a not so great looking Donald Duck cake, but it tasted great and Kriti loved it and that's what really matters :).
Amongst other games we also had a "pin the bow on Minnie's head" game which the kids enjoyed, Minnie's head was hand drawn by my mom.
And here's a look at the invites:

For the party favor bags I converted regular party bags into personalized favor bags. The names were cut using Silhouette Cameo and the Mickey Silhouettes were hand-cut.
Here's a quick tutorial on how to convert a regular paper bag into something fancier.

  1. Take a regular paper bag
  2. Remove the existing handle from the bag. 
  3. Fold the top of the bag to the desired height.We want to make more holes on the bag aligned with the existing holes on the top of the bag; so mark the location where the new holes would go.
  4. Punch holes at the marked locations. I used my Martha Stewart hole puncher.
  5. Decorate the bag  and add the goodies in the bag.
  6. Now tie it up with ribbon. 
  7. Put the ribbon through the 2 bottom holes from the back (non decorated side) of the bag to the front. 
  8. Now put the ribbon through the top holes from the front of the bag to the back,now pull the ribbon tight and tie into a bow 
  9. and you  are done!
Signing off with one of the few good portraits of Kriti.....