Sunday, 26 January 2014

Boite Rose (French) – Pink Box

Once again I leafed through my origami book and found this no cut folding box.  I made this box out of 12 inch square paper but it can be made with any size square paper.

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I started with pink pearlescent card from Itsy Bitsy , they have awesome colors. With MS scoreboard I scored all my folding lines.
For the band I used scrap white card with Marianne Ribbon 1 die. After embossing the die I added little color to it with Distress Spun Sugar inkpad.
One of my favourite tool is mini Bowdabra . I made that pretty bow with tulle in one minute….super fast.
Found a pink button from my kid’s old dress and added a small rose to it. The small flower was punched out from the scrap pieces, inked them on the edges to match the band.
The punch I used  was Jeff Flower from Itsy Bitsy.

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To finish the box I added pearls and 3D liner to it. Added lighter pink card diecut from Spellbinders Decorative Label One to the base of the box. Storing this box is very easy just keep them flat in a folder.

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I normally don't like throwing away even small pieces of paper so now I so such of bits and pieces.
My tip to store these scrap papers,I bought 2 expandable folder added small pieces of color paper to the tabs. I sorted all my scrap pieces according to color and pattern. If the paper is very small I store them in a ziploc cover and keep them in the folder respective to their color. Folder doesn't occupy too much space and also user friendly. 

Saturday, 25 January 2014

Write up for a Gift Box

This is Nirupama a homemaker with a vision to start a school. I am popularly known as an Art class aunty in the neighborhood. Always with some innovative ideas in craft , kids including mine come to me for their school projects which i enjoy helping them with my time. Craft is one thing which has helped me even when the days are tough. It is my stress reliever and I am sure it is the same for most of  the crafters like me.


This box was done for my daughter's school farewell day. Every year it has become customary of gifting her friends with something we make ourself. This year it is very special for two reasons. One is the way it was made and the other is my little daughter is finishing school this year. Now about the making, it was not a single person job, inspiration came from my sis-in-law(Anuja Sekar) . We started making this box in our Farm house in Bodi ,when all the family members met for Christmas last year(2013).Secondly my daughter’s friends have become so close to us that we wanted them to remember this year's gift for very long as they will be parting this year to pursue their college in different fields. I hope they enjoy it.

About the box
Any scrap can be used for enhancing the looks of our projects. A little planning. and foresight is what is needed. For this project ,the embellishments on top adds the zing. The oval shape was cut and embossed using the Cuttlebug, a must have tool for crafters.The bloomed flower was made from printed paper cutout using Spellbinders Bitty Blossom die and the pretty bows from Die-namics beautiful bow die. The sparklers and the pretty five petal flower gives a personalized touch as it has the names of friends. Opening and closing the box is very easy, just a velcro  does it.


Saturday, 18 January 2014

Altered Frame

The frame was given to me by my friend  Rupa . She gave this frame to everyone who came for the crafters meet in Bangalore along with Priya (color Conceptions) from Chennai. It was really great to meet other crafters with same passion.
Rupa asked us to alter this frame… this is what I came up with……..
frame 6Finished frame with our pic at the meet
frame 7Made the ribbon bow with Bowdabra
frame 8And I also tagged everyone on the pic so that I can remember their name and the day when we meet.

Materials used
Inkpads – Black and Brown
Embossing Powder – Black and Clear
Stamps – We r memory Keepers Autumn saying & Hampton Art Butterfly /Script
Dies – Memory box Pippi Butterfly and Quilled Creations Roses

Entering this frame for
Itsy Bitsy Picture Bingo Challenge – Patterned paper, ribbon, inkpad, stamp, embossing pdr,  bigshot, copic marker, Mod podge.

Sunday, 12 January 2014

3D Cube Calendar

Happy New Year Everyone!!!!
I had a great time making this calendar especially the cubes......recently I bought We R Memory Keepers Gift Box scoreboard from Priya (Color Conceptions), awesome in a jiffy.
I was planning to make a calendar with Fluorescent colors, that's when I  saw this tutorial on , perfect timing since I just bought the box making scoreboard. Made the boxes in 10 mins.

Materials used
Recollection Kraft cardstock
Fluorescent Cardstock -  Itsy Bitsy
Mdf numbers - Itsy bitsy
Quickutz alphabet dies
Spellbinders Rose creations die
Half pearl Sticker - Itsy bitsy
We R Memory Keepers Gift Box Punch Board (
Martha Stewart Scoreboad
Sentiment stamp from Papertreyink
Cheerylynn mini fanciful flourishes 
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Adding this calendar to