03-06-2016

Easy DIY Vellum Flower Party Lights | Tutorial

vellum-party-lights-11I’ve seen some really pretty vellum flower party lights in Gifts and Craft shops here in Dubai and they’ve always caught my fancy. It is only when I made one myself did I realize how easy it was to put one together.

So let us get on with it.!

To begin with, you need some wire lights. I went for these really thin ones I got from a craft shop. you could use any type.vellum-party-lights-2Apart from that you need some Vellum, a ball tool to make flowers, Crop-a-dile and some glue.  That is it!! Can you believe it?

Start off by cutting out some flowers in four different sizes. I used my Silhouette Cameo. You could use flower punches in 4 different sizes or simply cut using scissors.vellum-party-lights-3Use a ball stylus tool to gently mold and form a cup shape to each petal. If you don’t have one, you can use the rounded back of a paintbrush.vellum-party-lights-4Glue them together. I used the Glossy accent so that it dries clear and it does not see though the vellum when lit up.

Easy DIY flower Party lights using Vellum

Now push the front end of the bulb though the punched hole. In this case, the size of the hole was perfect for bulbs to sit in snugly.vellum-party-lights-6Finish up by covering all the bulbs with the vellum flower.vellum-party-lights-7Voila! You are done! How easy was that?!IMG_0798It looks so pretty even in the daylight that it works as a great home decor accessory.vellum-party-lights-8I urge you to try it out! I am sure you will love it!!

Tell me if you have ever tried one of these yourself. If yes, then I would love it see it. Share it with me on my Facebook, Instagram or Twitter account.

That is all from me today.

Toodles,

– Shruti

Supplies:

Silhouette Cameo

Wire Lights

Vellum

We are Memory Keeper Crop-a-dile

Ranger Inkessentials – Glossy Accent

Flower making Ball tool

12-05-2015

Rainbow Tags

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I always end up not having a tag or fishing through my box of cards looking for one to maybe send a quick thank-you or Birthday note along with a gift or parcel that I am sending to my family or friends. And what is better than making one by yourself for your loved ones and make them feel special.

So, what I made today are seven tags each representing each color of the rainbow. Each tag is unique in its own way. For the base of each tag I have used pattern papers from the paper pad, Lemon Lush from Studio Calico. It is a perfect 6×6 paper pad for this Rainbow challenge.

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The first tag is fairly simple. I cut out the sentiment ‘Love’ and the window used in the background using my Silhouette Cameo. I stuck a flower sticker in the background and added some wood veneers (colored them with some violet ink) as embellishment. As simple as that.

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This second one is also a clean and a simple tag. Yes, that gorgeous butterfly is cut using my Silhouette Cameo. I used my distress marker and added some stokes on the butterfly cut out to add some depth.

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What I love most about this tag, apart from the flutter, is the sentiment from my Lawn Fawn Breakfast stamp set.

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Needless to say, this third tag is my favorite form the lot. I distressed the pattern paper with distress inks, later stamped a background stamp with some blue ink. The doily used in the background is Cameo cut.IMG_8727
I also went ahead and spritzed some blue glitter mist on the butterfly wood veneer before I stamped the sentiment on top.

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I decided to not touch up this beautiful pattern paper with water color effects used in the background of this fourth tag.

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I used some stickers and some other embellishments and kept it simple.

IMG_8731A lot of thought and effort went behind this yellow tag. I decided I wanted to use my rose stamp from Miss Caroline Howdy Doody Baby stamp set to go with those leaves on the pattern paper. Just in case you are wondering what pattern paper is this..

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It is this from the same Paper Pad. I just erased out the lemon images by distressing the pattern paper with some Mustard Seed distress ink.

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The sentiment used is from the ‘The Sweetest Thing collection’ from My Mind’s Eye.

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Orange reminds me of the Sun and so I added some sunrays to go behind the beautiful bloom. I spritzed the flower with some water after I colored it with some distress markers.

IMG_8737This last lacy creation is again one of my favorite from the lot. I did some distressing on this one too.

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As for the pretty Hero Arts butterfly, I stamped it with my Hero Arts Shadow Ink in Pale Tomato. I again stamped the rubber stamp over it with some Versamark ink and clear embossed it. You need no Stamp-a-ma-jig for it. Do leave a comment in the comment section below if you need a quick tutorial on how to restamp over an already stamped image without making any error.

That is it! I hope you enjoyed my take on the Rainbow challenge.

With love,

Shruti

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Embellishments:

Alphas

Inks

06-08-2014

Quick and easy cards

Hello and welcome!

I am absolutely excited to announcing the launch of PPS’s new website! It is an absolute fun and easy place to explore. if you have not checked it out yet then you should!!

So I made some cards using  the supplies PPS sent me this month. I love how my kit this month included a lot of embellishments!

This is the first card I made using them.

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 I have used my beautiful Martha Stewart Lattice punch here around the card outside the green pattern paper. Whereas for the die cut  used in the inside was cut using my Cameo. The blue glitter Alphas are my favorite from the PPS store and can just not have enough of it!

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How cute are those salt and pepper shaker stamps from the Lawn Fawn in Love n Breakfast!! Here is a closer look at them!

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The stamps used for this third card is from the same stamp set as well! All the pattern paper that I have used for the cards here are from the same paper pad; Lemon Lush from Studio Calico

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I have distressed the edges of the card slightly here. The chevron pattern used on the tag is again cut using my beloved Silhouette Cameo. I added some Blue and Diamond stickles too on some of them to add some interest. The sentiment is heat embossed using some white embossing powder on vellum. The vellum was colored red using a red distress marker.

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A closer look at the cute stamped image. I colored them in using my distress markers.

I hope my cards inspire you to enter PPS’s challenge this month!!

I also quickly wanted to share this altered journal I made the other day. Couple of weeks ago, I was given an opportunity to guest post for my dear friend Neelu’s blog and this is what I ended up making. If you are interested in seeing a full post including a tutorial on how to make this then make sure you check it out on her blog.

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See you next time!

Love,

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