Thursday, October 20, 2016

Gifting made special

Hi crafty folks,

It is festival time and time for greeting and gifting. I made box cards, which can hold candles, sweets, dry fruits etc. The cards have tags for writing your personal messages.

 I used Bob n Betty papers. The papers are gorgeous and quite thick. Easy to fussy cut the images. I used Papericious Sigma cardstock - 180 gsm for making flowers. I used Heartfelt Creations flower dies. Sit back and enjoy the pictures.

 A basic method to make this card box: ( sorry I don't have any pictures to support)

For card:

Cardstock - 11inches by 7 inches.

Score on the 11 inch side at 5 inches and 6 inches. You will have a card base of size 7 inches by 5 inches with 1 inch depth.

Box Base:

Cardstock - 6 inches by 7.5 inches

Score at 3/4 of an inch on all four sides. Cut the score line on the shorter side along the dotted line as in the picture.


Crease the folds. Stick the tabs and pattern paper. 

Box cover 

Cardstock - 6 1/16 inches x 7 9/16 (1/16 is one small division on Martha Stewart score board and 9/16 is one small division after 7 1/2 inches) 

Score 3/4 inches from all the sides and cut tabs as done for the box base. Cut a window before making the cover. Adhere an acetate sheet on the back side of the window. 

Stick pattern paper on the card base. Adhere the box on the inside. Leave 1/8 of inch gap from the score line so that there is no difficulty in closing the card. embellish as you would like. 

You can vary sizes of the box and card to any size. Hope the measurements were helpful. Don't forget to leave your comments below.

See you next time with more creations.

Till then..... Happy Crafting!


Saturday, October 15, 2016

DCAM October Blog Hop - Gayatri

Hello crafty friends,

I am so happy to share with you my first post as Die Cuts and More design team member.

Have you checked the new range stencils by DCAM?.The quality of stencils are so good and the designs are fantastic! The 2-step stencils are so amazing that you can create innumerable combinations with the designs.

 Here I am sharing with you few projects I made with the stencils.

1. Cubicles - 2 step stencil

 Here is a video on how I created the background with 2 - step stencil

  • Since the BG is colorful I wanted to keep the stamped image and embellishments in neutral color. 

  • Stamped the images from Peony Bouquet on vellum and heat set it with Gold embossing powder and fussy cut them
  • Added few die cuts and tucked a burlap twine behind the image.
  •  Finished off with clear sequins from my DT kit.  

    • The stencil is so beautiful that I went ahead and made another card.

    • Here I used grey as main color and on the second stencil, I used Picked Raspberry DI. 
    • I colored the stamped image with Zig color brush pens. 
    • I splattered the BG with DI and black acrylic paint. 
    • Stamped and heat embossed the sentiment and embellished with clear droplets from my DT kit and a burlap twine tucked under the stamped image.

    2. Floral Delight

    This is a gorgeous 2 step floral stencil. One thing I loved is I don't have to worry about colors of flowers getting into the leaf or stem area while inking!!!

    • I stencilled the images on white CS and trimmed it. 
    • I adhered it on to a black card stock with foam tape. 
    • Added black and white dots with Nuvo Crystal drops.

    Hope you are enjoying our blog hop and a chance to win exciting prizes.

    Blog Hop list

    As we are an International Team, representing an International company we will have 2 winners. One winner will be chosen from India, and one will be an International winner. Winner will receive 1 Double Stencil set and 1 Single Stencil, from our new collection.
    All you have to do is make sure to hop along and comment on each DT members blog post as well as the DCAM blog post. Follow our Facebook Group for an extra chance to win, please make sure to leave a comment there as well so we know you are there. Blog hop ends October 18 at Midnight EST. Winner's will be announced on October 19.

    Thank you so much for hopping along with us and have a great day. Please follow DCAM and the team on various social media platforms.

    Products used:


    Floral Delight
    Clear Droplets
    Crystal Clear Sequins


    Saturday, October 8, 2016

    Quilled Name Board

    Hi there,

    Today I want to walk you through a quilled name board I did recently. I entered crafting world with quilling and absolutely love it. It is time taking but a great stress buster too.

    For the name board, I used cardstock - Fabriano Elle Erre and 180 gsm colored paper to get a gradient or ombre effect.

    I took a print out of the name and fussy cut each letter. Stuck the letters onto a 12 x 12 thick cardstock and outlined each with 5 mm white cardstock strip.

    Filled up the space with 5mm strips of different colored CS. I included a dolphin, ball, butterfly, flower, sunrise and a car to add interest to the background.

    Added the details of the baby with pictures and finished the board with small mdf corner embellishments.

    Framed the whole board and it was ready to be shipped.

    The whole project took about a week, but then I was not working continuously. Enjoyed doing this. I am sharing two more name boards I had done previously.

    Painted the Ariel scene and then did the quilling work. 

    Hope you liked my creations. Do drop your valuable comments and suggestions.

    Till next time, Happy crafting!


    Saturday, October 1, 2016

    Mixed Media tag


    I made a mixed media tag as a DT member of Mudra stamps.

     I used Water color paper and inked with DI. Added texture with stencil and dusted some perfect pearls gold for lustre. Added wink of stella on the butterfly for shimmer and few rhinestones and sequins for a glitter.

    Entering this to the following challenge.

    Wednesday, September 28, 2016

    Bendi Fold card and MM tag at Mudra


    I am at Mudra with a fun fold card and a mixed media tag. Here is a sneak peek of the creations.

    Do check it out and leave some love.
    Till next time,
    Happy crafting!

    Friday, September 23, 2016

    Words are all I have, to take you heart away....

    Hey crafty bugs,

    I had recently made few cards for Mudra Stamps as their DT and you can check them here Mudra .
    I would like to share one of the cards which I loved creating because it involved coloring with my Zigs (crazy about them).

    Stamped and heat embossed the image and colored with Zig color pens. For the background, on a  white CS I lightly added purple, blue and orange zig colors well diluted with water. Splattered black and purple colors and added few die cuts. Assembled the fussy cut images, and added a few colorless sequins. I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment and cut around the letters and mounted it on foam tape.

    I am submitting this for the following challenge: