09-13-2017

DIY Princess Birthday Invite (WARM_Sept 2017 DIY Challenge)

Hello, everyone!

So my little girl, Krisha just turned 4 last week and this time we had a little Frozen themed birthday party arranged for her at home. I’ve posted all the pictures from the party on my Instagram. Do check them out.  Today’s post is a mini tutorial on how I made

Today’s post is a mini tutorial on how I made Krisha’s birthday invites. It is an easy handmade party invite that would not require a lot of supplies.

I am posting this tutorial for We Are Real Mom‘s September Challenge’s DIY Game Night to celebrate the birthday month of darling little Laddoo.

If you do not know what this challenge is all about then you can read more about it here.

Now let us get started.

For the base of the card, I took this mildly textured blue A4 cardstock and folded it into half.

I had an outline of a flowy dress drawn on to the cardstock in a way where the puffy sleeves touch the folded edge like shown in the picture below.

I carefully hand cut them and this is how it should look like. (You can avoid these three steps if you have a Silhouette Cameo. Since I have quite a few invites to make the Cameo just made my task easy.)

Now comes the fun part! Jazz it up. You could use absolutely anything to embellish it. Use your creativity to the fullest. I decided to use some lace, ribbons, and rhinestones.

The blue mesh that I used for the dress is from one of Krisha’s old dresses.

I went ahead and customised each one adding the names of each kid on a tag tied around the waist.

Voila! Just like that, the birthday invite is ready. Easy peasy lemon squeezy!

Thanks for stopping by. I really hope I’ve inspired you to try one of these yourself. If you do try them out please don’t forget to share them with me.

Thanks!

 

04-06-2017

Heat Embossed & Vellum Birthday Card

Hello, all!

Today I am back on my blog after almost a year. I had promised myself I will be more regular here and be more active on my social media too.  To be honest, I have done quite a bit of craft and artwork. You could see bits and pieces of it on my Instagram.

Anyway without further ado, here is a simple card I made using minimal supplies.

The yellow cardstock is trimmed and scored at 4×5 inches. The Kraft Cardstock is trimmed at 3.75×4.75 inches. I went ahead and stamped the leaves by Altenew’s Doodle Blooms stamp set on the cardstock randomly with my favorite white embossing powder from Wow! by American Krafts and Rangers Versamark.

The fuzzy cut poppy stuck on top is from the Painted Poppy stamp set by Alternew. The poppy was also stamped and heat embossed and colored using Zig Watercolor Brush pens.

Then I placed the Kraft cardstock on top of the yellow cardstock using Scotch’s double-sided foam tape. I also placed a vellum trimmed at 2.75×3.75 inches. The sentiment on vellum is stamped and embossed similarly as well.

Do check out my very first video tutorial on my Youtube channel. Please do like and subscribe if you like what you see.

Thanks!

04-18-2016

Graphic 45 Mon Amour | Silhouette Cameo | Mini Album Tutorial

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Hello,

I cannot wait to share with you guys a closer look at this mini album that I made using my Silhouette software and Cameo as a DT project for PPS. I cannot tell you enough how easy it is to make an album or any paper project once you own a Cameo. It is a great paper cutting machine!

I used mostly the Graphic 45 Bon Amour 12×12 pattern papers and embellishments for this album.

So, for the pattern papers I chose the Patterned Paper 65lb Silhouette setting.

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Most often than not the machine suggested settings are accurate.

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The Mini Album cutting file is the Lori Whitlock Chipboard Mini Album bought from the Silhouette Design store. It comes with a very easy to follow video tutorial on Lori’s blog.

Here are all the pieces cut and ready.

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It is very easy to put these pieces together into a mini album even without a tutorial.
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This is the accordion spine of the album. I remember earlier how long it took me to measure and score the cardstock while making one of these.. but not anymore!

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This is how it looks when you attach the pages to the spine.

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Once the skeleton is ready you can go ahead and start embellishing it.

Page 1:

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On the inside front and back cover I made a pocket for the tags, journaling cards and photo mats:

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Page 2: Here, I have used some cut-outs with quotes on it to hold my tags and photo mats together.

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Page 3: I also used the band technique on more than a couple of pages to hold mini envelopes with journaling cards and other embellishments in them.

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Page 4:

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Page 5:

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Page 6: I used some acetate sheets too. It can be easily slid on and off the album page.

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That is it! My mini album is ready! All I have left is to fill it up with photos, sweet memories and maybe some more beautiful embellishments.

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I had a blast putting together this mini album from  beginning to end!!

Do let me know what you think about it in the comments section below.

Love,

sig

Supplies used:

Silhouette Cameo

Graphic 45 Mon Amour 12″X12″ Paper Pad

Graphic 45 Mon Amour Chipboard Die Cuts – Journaling

Graphic 45 Mon Amour Cardstock Die-Cuts 6″X12″ – Tags & Pockets

American Crafts Solids KRAFT Textured Cardstock 12×12″

Maggie Holmes Shine Foiled Acetate 12″X12″

Echo Park Paper Lucky In Love Cardstock Stickers 12″X12″

Bazzill Cardstock Bling In the Pink 12×12″ Cardstock

Bazzill Classic Cardstock 12″X12″- Cardinal

05-27-2014

My new blog + some old projects

Hi all!

Welcome to my new blog! I’m so excited to unveil this look of my new blog. After about almost two years with the same look, I decided to give my blog a new name and a facelift to better reflect my style and aesthetic preferences. This has been a long time in making which also explains why I have been quiet lately. I am simply in love with how it turned out. Hopefully, you guys like it too.

In the past few months I had finished quite a new projects and unfortunately due to all the work going on on my blog, I could not share them here. But you better watch-out for this space as I may just bombard you with a lot of picture heavy posts.

For now, I thought I would share with you all these two projects I finished for a couple of swaps I had participated with some beautiful fellow craft-ers here in Dubai.

The first one is an altered shadow box from Ikea.

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I have used a lot of Prima flowers on this project. In the background I have used some pink felt fabric. I have also used some white gesso though some brick stencil on the panel.

Here is a close up.

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The bird cage as well as the little birdie was cut using my Silhouette Cameo. Later I went ahead and heat embossed it using some gold embossing powder.. I also added some glitter in the embossing powder to get this shimmery look.

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I did the same with the black frame die cut. I used some black embossing powder with some glitter on that too.

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I love pearls which I am sure you can make out after seeing this project.

Now for the second project I made for another swap. This is an altered matchbox.

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Those blooms are yet another Silhouette Cameo cut out. The pattern paper used on the match box are from my favorite paper pad from DCWV called the Lemon Flower Stack.

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I scraped the box with sandpaper and colored it with black acrylic paint.

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I filled the box with some goodies for my swap partner!

That is all for today.

See you guys in the next post!

Love,

sig