Thursday, November 19, 2020

Handmade Holiday PaperCrafting Parade

Hello everyone!! Welcome to the Handmade Holiday Papercrafting Parade! Christmas is my favorite time of the year and I love making Christmas cards! So I had to jump in when I saw this hop :)

I have 3 projects for you today - let's take a look at them one by one.

My first card uses the Confetti stencil from and their Alphabet dies. I die cut circles using the WRMK Circle dies, from a red card stock and inked the edges with Hero Arts - Red Royal ink. This just adds a little dimension. Then I used the Confetti stencil to add some embossing ink to one part of the circle and embossed it with Hero Arts - Gold embossing powder. Now I foiled a piece of Adhesive Toner Sheet with Gold foil and die cut the letters NOEL on it. I adhered the letter on the circle. I took a card base and stamped the pine leaves from the Sunny Studio - Christmas Trimmings using Hero Arts Forever Green ink on the top. Then I arranged these ornaments and adhered them down. Then I adhered a bit of double sided tape on top of the ornaments and added gold foil on top. For the string , I used left overs of foiled toner sheet from cutting the letters, and cut it in to thin strips using my paper trimmer.

The second one is another Christmas card, for which I used a non-Christmas flower stamp. This layered Blossoms stamp set is a beautiful set which creates lovely layered flowers. I used Hero Arts inks to stamp the layers of the flowers on this cardstock panel. I used the Alphabet dies to die cut the letters JOY from Adhesive Toner Sheet and foiled it with Red foil. I added foil around the edge of the card base and adhered the panel with the tape runner. I adhered the foiled letters on it and added this sticker that said "Tidings of Comfort and Joy" from this Sticker book, after cutting off the 'Joy' from it.

The last one for today is a gift card holder. I had posted pics of this die on my Instagram stories and asked what I should be making with this snowflake die. One of the responses was to make a gift card holder, so here it is :) I die cut the snowflake on Adhesive Toner Sheet and foiled it with silver sketch foil. I made a gift card holder using Neenah cardstock panel. Using a double sided adhesive sheet, I foiled the entire front of the card with aqua foil and adhered the snowflake on top. I like how the snowflake extends beyond the front of the gift card holder.

How do you like my creations today? If you like them, please do check out the Handmade Holiday Papercrafting Parade on Instagram. You can go to my Instagram here. Thank you for stopping by! Have a great day and stay safe!!


 Hello everyone!! I'm on the Craftwell blog today, with this Christmas card. 

Christmas is one of my favorite occasions to make cards for. I love trying different color combos, but I definitely love the traditional colors more, which is apparent by this card. I die cut the pine leaves, ornaments, holly and poinsettia using dies from Spellbinders on white card stock and colored them all with Copics. Coloring them gives a little more dimension. I die cut the letters JOY on gold glitterstock - after all how can you make a Christmas card without even a little glitter! I inked the top and bottom of the card stock with Hero Arts Forever Green ink. I arranged all the die cuts on the card base and adhered them. I added some poinsettia sequins and glitter balls to finish the card.

How do you like my card today? Please do let me know. Thank you for stopping by! Have a great day and stay safe!!

Thursday, November 12, 2020

Sweet Cherries

Hello everyone!! It's been a while since I shared a card that is not part of my DT routine. Here's a card with a Copic - colored digi.

This sweet image of cherries is from Power Poppy stamps. I printed the image and colored it with Copics. I thoroughly enjoyed coloring this image. Coloring is something I really enjoy doing and Copic markers are my go-to medium for coloring. Right now, I have started coloring some Christmas digis, but I'm doing it real slow to enjoy the process!! 

Thank you for stopping by today. Have a great day!!

Thursday, October 15, 2020

Light up Balloon

 Hello everyone!! I'm on the Craftwell blog today, with a light-up card. Believe it or not, this is my first light-up card and certainly won't be my last :)

I made this for my Dad's birthday. I started by making the card base. I took an A2 card base and adhered a light blue cardstock panel on to it. I folded the top of  the card base in to half, to make the easel. I die cut the hot air balloon using the Sizzix Hot Air Balloon die, on card stock and vellum, using my Cut N Boss. I slightly colored the vellum with Brutus Monroe inks. I sandwiched the lights in between the cardstock and the vellum balloons and adhered it there and then placed the yellow pieces on the balloon. I die cut a few clouds using the die from the same die set. I adhered the switch part of the light behind one of the clouds. I die cut a banner and wrote 'Happy Birthday' since I couldn't find a stamp that would fit in it. I die cut another banner using another stamp set and wrote 'Dear Appa' - Appa is how I call him and it means Dad in our language Tamil. I adhered this banner with foam tape, on the inside of the card and it will serve as the 'stopper' for the easel. Here's a pic of it with the lights on:

And here's one with it flat, ready for the envelope:

How do you like my card today? Please do let me know. Thank you for stopping by. Have a great day.

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Decorative Wishes

Hello everyone!! I'm on the Scrapbookpal blog today. I have a quick and easy - yet elegant card to share with you, which you can customize for any occasion. I don't make square cards very often, but something about them just makes me swoon every time I see one. I think square cards look sophisticated and elegant in itself. So I decided to make 1, to see how I like it. I made a matching envelope to go with it too. I have to say, I loved making this card and will be making more square cards in the future, as long as it's hand-delivered. Ok, enough babbling. Let me get to the card:

I have this beautiful Decorative Accents - Curved Square die from Spellbinders (SPAL | SBCOM | SPEL), which I've been itching to use on a card. I decided to use a white and coral color combo for this card. So I started with cutting the largest layer on a coral card stock. After die cutting it, I ran it through the machine again, this time with an embossing mat, to get those beautiful embossed details as well. 

This kinda gave me an idea of the size of the card I wanted it to be. This looked like it will fit perfectly on a 5 1/2" square card, so I went ahead and cut my card base. I cut a piece of 5 1/2" x 11" and scored at 5 1/2" on the 11" side. Save the piece of card stock that was cut off as well - we will use a part of it :)

Then I cut the next layer with the die on a coral card stock. Then I ran it again with an embossing mat to get the embossed details. 

Now I wanted to add a white layer in between these die cuts. So I used the die to trace out the curved square in the center of the die with a pencil. Then I cut it out with my scissors (SPAL | SBCOM).

Here are the layers now:

Now I cut up layers for the card base. I cut a layer with Coral card stock which is a 5 1/4" square and a white layer which is a 5" square. The I embossed the white layer with an embossing folder I had. I used the Butterfly Trellis embossing folder by Crafter's Companion, you can use a different one too. 

I tried to align all the layers on the card base and see how it looks. I always do this and take a picture to see how it looks. 

At this point, I decided that I want to add a little bit of color to the white layers. Well, it does look good without the inking, but I wanted to add that 'extra' bit ;) You can very well stop here and skip the next part. I inked the edges of all the white layers with Brutus Monroe Star Gazer ink. Then I stamped the sentiment from Just Rite stamps with Memento Tuxedo Black ink (SPAL | SBCOM). Now I adhered all the layers - using foam tape for the 2 die cut layers. I added a few pearls as well.

A card this elegant on the outside needs something on the inside - right? So I decided to cut a piece of coral card stock with 2 of the dies from Spellbinders A2 Scalloped Borders Three (SPAL | SBCOM | SPEL).

I adhered this piece on the inside right, to give it a little special edge. 

Now on to the envelope - I cut a coral card sock to 8 1/2" square. I use my Martha Stewart Scoring board to make envelopes. You can use envelope score board or any other score board with the triangle piece to make the envelope. I placed my 8 1/2" square piece along the triangle and scored at 3 1/8" on all sides. I folded the 2 side panels and adhered the lower panel on to it, to make the envelope. 

I die cut the swirls and leaves from the Decorative Curved Squares die set and added it on the lower left on the envelope to coordinate with the card.

Here's the card and the envelope:

What do you think? I loved how this had turned out. The recipient liked it as well. Please let me know your thoughts and comments!

Thank you for stopping by today. Have a great day!

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Pop-up Pram

 Hello everyone!! Welcome back to my blog. Today, I'm sharing this cute baby girl card on the Craftwell blog.

One of our friends had a baby girl recently and I decided to make a card to welcome the baby. I used a white and soft pink theme for the card. I took an A2 card base and adhered the front with a baby pink panel. I took a white cardstock panel slightly smaller than A2 and adhered it on top. I die cut the Poppy Stamps Diamond background die on a baby pink card stock and adhered it on the white panel. I die cut pink layers using 2 dies from Spellbinders Fleur de Lis die set and layered it with plain white squares. On the smallest white square, I stamped the sentiment Welcome Little One from Tubby Craft - Fancy Sentiments stamp set. I adhered the layers using foam tape. Now I die cut some flowers and leaves using Karen Burniston - Popup flower pot die set and adhered them on the front.

Now on to the inside, I created a pop-up pram. I die cut the cute little pram using the Crafter's Companion - Baby Carriage die and adhered it as a pop-up using thin strips of pink card stock. I die cut a few baby accessories using the Crafter's Companion - Baby Accessories die set and adhered them on the inside of the card. 

How do you like my baby card today? Please do let me know in the comments below. Thank you for stopping by. Have a great day.

Monday, September 7, 2020

Elegant Christmas

Hello everyone!! I shared this card on the Scrapbookpal blog this weekend. I have made a elegant Christmas card to share with you today. It's September already, and I'm still trying to finalize my design for the Christmas card that I will send out to my family who are in different parts of the world and I need to mail out those cards before Thanksgiving! Whew! No pressure!

I've been a fan of Spellbinders - Amazing Paper Grace dies for a long time. The elegant look of those swirls and twirls never cease to amaze me. I decided to use one of my favorite card creator dies for this card. It's not a Christmas die, but I decided it would give an elegant look on the ivory card base that I have chosen. I die cut the Cascading Grace die on gold foil card stock. Now if this isn't elegant, I don't know what is!

Next, let's get to the sparkling poinsettia on the left corner. I think all Christmas cards should have poinsettia - I'm a big fan of poinsettias! I love this Spellbinders Layered Poinsettia dies to make my paper poinsettias. For this card, I used the 3 smaller layers to make this smaller poinsettia. I die cut 2 layers on red glitterstock and 1 layer (the largest layer) on green glitterstock. I used liquid glue to adhere the layers together.

Now comes the sentiment - I decided to go with Spellbinders - Amazing Paper Grace again. I used the 'Merry Christmas' sentiment die from the Holly Jolly Christmas die set on the same gold foil card stock. I also used the tiny holly leaves dies from the same die set to cut a few green glitterstock hollies. 

Now comes the fun part - putting all of them together. I trimmed a 5" x 7" card base slightly, so that it measured 4 3/4" x 6 3/4". This looked better with the Cascading Grace die cut.

I adhered all the pieces using liquid glue with a fine tip. I added a few red gems to the holly leaves to represent a few berries and a single yellow gem on the center of the poinsettia. Here's a look at the completed card:

What do you think? I think this is pretty easy to make in multiples and elegant as well - do you agree? Please let me know your thoughts and comments!

Thank you for stopping by today. Have a great day!