Post#61 Pink Butterflies Card

I think that adding a butterfly element to any card or craft project makes it a little bit more cheerful….Here I have done that by using stamps and dies…
On a light pink card base,the plain white top layer has been stamped with butterfly stamps in bubblegum dye ink…In the middle of the card I have attached three die cut butterflies…the top layer is in deep pink,the middle layer in embossed vellum paper and the bottom one from the same cardstock as the card base….
The sentiment is stamped and attached using adhesive squares….and just a few pink sequins have been added as embellishments..
Hope you liked this card…
P

Post#60 Huge Giftbag

Thanks to the tutorial by box making/designing queen Sam Donald,this bag turns out perfect every single time I make it….I stopped buying giftbags from stores long back…and this one is a great size – 9″ height 7″ width & 3″depth…and since it is made from cardstock,it is very reliable and sturdy….
I chose grey textured cardstock(2 sheets) to make the bag….then I used the WRMK Flower Punch board to make 2 large flowers for decorating the bag….A stamped and clear embossed sentiment was adhered to the center of the flower….
Instead of using one ribbon for the handles I used two…I think that makes it look a bit more fancy…. 🙂
The one thing I added to this box were the two circle punched pieces 1/2″ and 1″ to the spot from where the ribbons are threaded…that is because if the things inside the bag are a bit heavy then there is a chance that the ribbons might not hold the weight and rip the paper…
Hope you liked this bag….
P

Post#59 Colours Of The Rainbow

I am not sure whether this technique is called the sunburst or starburst but it has been very popular for a while…it is an excellent way to use your scrap paper too…and that is exactly what I did…and luckily I had scrap papers in all the colours of the rainbow…. 🙂
I started with eight bits of paper 1&1/2′ x 4″ and cut them all diagonally from top left point to bottom right point….these were perfect for making two cards….for making one card I would’ve used just four strips….
I then adhered the triangular sections to a piece of card and cut off all the extra bits…this was glued to the top layer of the card….added a ribbon or paper strip to hide the section where it meets the top layer….attached the die cuts and sentiments…put on some sequins to decorate and the cards were ready…
Hope you liked these cards…
P

Post#58 Notepad Cover

Today I’m sharing a simple notepad cover with you….these notepads are usually sold three or four in a pack in most stores that sell stationery and even dollar stores and are very handy for making those all important ‘lists’…..I am a ‘to do list-maker’ myself…..so I have quite a few notepads for my own use…what I don’t like is that they look very ordinary and anyone can see what you have been writing on them…so it is a good idea to put on a cover and make them look beautiful and private at the same time…
Sam Donald on Pootles.co.uk  has a tutorial on how to measure and cover any notebook and its a great tutorial to understand the basics….but now after making quite a few notepad covers,I don’t do too many calculations etc….I just measure the length and width of the notepad before starting out…
The length of the paper has to be a good few inches longer than the notepad…then I just pinch the sides and crease them to accommodate the thickness/height of the pad…the leftover flap of paper at the back has to be glued to the back cardboard of the notepad…
I have used a Kraft cardstock for the base and a printed Kraft cardstock for the top layer….and to decorate I’ve simply cut a square peice of plain kraft cardstock and rounded the corners…layered another square and stamped that with black ink….then added a banner with ‘Just a note…’ stamped on it….
Even if you are not a crafter,you can easily try covering notepads with whatever paper and/or decorations you have…
Hope you liked my notepad…
P

Post#57 Square 4×4 Card

I remember when I bought my first few packs of cardstock…..they were all printed ones….and I loved making cards from them….but I slowly moved on to plain cardstock when I realised that my designs stood out better on them…but still every now and then I keep trying out printed cardstock for a card base….
This card has a very nice geometrical pattern in grey white and black and also has silver glitter lines on it…..so I went with the theme and punched out four squares from silver cardstock and rounded two sides only….then I stamped and heat embossed three of those squares with silver embossing powder….the fourth one I left blank and put sentiment ‘Hello’ embossed with black embossing powder…
Hope you liked it..
P

Post#56 Paper Bag

I have made these paper bags from notebook pages when I was in school(and that was the last century..!!)….so when I saw this paper in one of my printed paper pads I just had to make one…
So I glued the two ends of the rectangular paper lengthwise/landscape and creased the paper…then I scored 1” from each side…at the bottom I scored at 2&1/2” and 3&1/2″….of which the side need to be folded into triangles that makes it look like flaps…..these flaps will overlap each other when you fold them towards each other and glue them to seal the base of the bag…
I have used a wooden peg to close the top of the bag….and a cut out printed sentiment to decorate it…
Hope you liked this simple paper bag…
P

Post#55 Red and Gold Card

I forgot that I had quite a few of the stamping gear cogs,wheels and stamps nicely stored in a container at the very back of my craft cupboard….and once I got those out, I had a few ideas going in my head…the first one was this red and gold card that I’m sharing with you today…


On the gold card base I added a cream top layer on which I stamped using the stamping gear with red ink and then gold pigment ink(not visible nicely in the photo somehow)….In the center I stamped and punched a flower with sentiment and adhered it using adhesive foam squares…I also added a couple of hearts punched from gold paper to finish the card…

Hope you liked it.
P

Post#54 One Sheet Origami Style Gift Box – No Cutting Required

This box is made from a 12×12 sheet of paper and as the title suggests, there is no cutting and no wastage…and you get a box with two flaps closing on top as a lid….


Once you make all your score lines,you just need to fold it almost like an origami box….there is no glue required either….It just needs a paper band around it to keep the flaps closed…

It is much easier to make this card with a DSP than cardstock due to all the folding involved…I did try one with Kraft cardstock and it was definitely harder to fold than the DSP
Hope you liked these boxes….
P

Post#53 Bright And Colourful Birthday Wishes

I looovvveee how this card turned out….and also how quickly I was able to make it…must be some kind of a record for me…I was even tempted to make another just like this one but decided not to as I wanted this card to be one of a kind… 🙂

I used a bright lime green coloured cardstock to make the card base and chose a white top layer on which I stamped a present stamp in bright colours repeatedly….to fill the white spaces I used various tiny confetti stamps…
Then to add the sentiment I used a vellum paper and stamped the sentiment using white pigment ink and then clear embossing powder for heat embossing….but it didn’t show well as the top layer of the card was also white…so instead of starting all over again with another colour,I improvised…I coloured the back of the vellum paper with my green alcohol marker…added a few rhinestones…and attached it to the card…
Hope you like this card as much as I do…
P