Friday, August 17, 2018

cute matchbook mini photo album


I have a cute little matchbook album, which can be used as such or as an insert in albums. This is my inspiration project for Itsybitsy.

It measures 4" x 4" and I made it out of a  single 12" x 12" card stock. You can make this for birthday/ anniversary/ or any occasion with few pictures of cherished moments.
I have used 'Vintage Frame' die for cutting frames for photos and the flowers are made with the flower dies in the set.

So without much ado, let me get into how you can make this.
  • Take 12" x 12" cardstock and score at 4" and 8" on one side. Rotate it 90 degrees and score at 4" and 4.25" , and 8.25" and 8.5"

  • Cut the quarter inch flaps on both sides as shown in the picture.
  • You will end up with the sheet looking like the one in the picture below. Fold and burnish all the fold lines well.
  • Cut alternate flaps to around 1. 75" so as to make pockets.

  • From the cut scrap pieces, make four 1" wide pieces. score and fold at .5" .  The pieces should slightly less than the pocket height. Stick these to the pocket flaps.
  • Cut the two side flaps of the top fold which will be less than 4". This will be the flap cover.
  • Stick the side flaps to the base to make pockets.
  • You can shape the cover flap in any way you want.
  • Decorate with pattern paper and other embellishments.
  • I have used the Vintage Frame die, which gives a perfect frame for photos.
More pictures of my finished project:

Here is a video of the project:

  • Check my itsybitsy blog post here

Hope you like my project. Till next time - Happy Crafting!!


Products used:

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Victorian Window card


Today I am sharing a card I made for Itsybitsy DT post. I have used their recently launched 'Thin Cut Dies'.

Here I have a card using the beautiful die - 'Victorian Window'

Here is a step-wise description on how I made it:
  • I prepared a square card base measuring 5.75" x 5.75". I took another card panel and trimmed it about 1/8 of an inch smaller.
  • I cut several pieces of the window, so as to create a 3 dimensional effect. I used washi tape to hold the die in position.

  • I made an out line of where I have to cut the opening for the window  on the panel, and cut it with a craft knife.

  • I used the brick stencil  and distress inks, to give a wall effect. I mixed two colors to get a stone wall effect.

  • I distress colored a piece of card stock with - Mowed Lawn, Pickled Raspberry and Dusty Concord Distress inks and die cut leaves and flowers with the dies in the set.

  • I created a curtain for the window with organza ribbon which I had in my stash.
  • I assembled the flowers and leaves on the panel and adhered it to the card base.

  • I splattered some brown and white paint to finish the card.
Here are the final pictures of my project:

Hope you liked my card. Check for Itsybitsy Challenge #16. Waiting to see your wonderful creations.

Till next time,
Happy Crafting!!


Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Pop-up Birthday card


Here is a pop up birthday card I made. It is a V-fold pop card on the inner panel. The pattern paper used is G45 - 'Cafe Parisian' and I have decorated with my handmade flowers.

Here are few pictures and a video of the pop up inner panel.

Thank you for stopping by. Hope you liked my card. Till next time

Happy Crafting!!


Monday, July 16, 2018

DT call Srapmir 2018_2


ScrapMir has come out with their second DT call this year. ScrapMir is an Ukranian Paper company with amazing collection of pattern papers.

Good day, our beloved readers!
Again came the exciting moment of the announcement of recruiting new designers in our team. 
Design team ScrapMir - it's part of your and our lives. 
  • We - we love our products! Really, really! Not a sign of gratitude for the generous dis-parcels. And because of high quality materials, unique design, inspiring and just great!
  • We not only distribute tasks and MC, we come up with, discuss, argue, find common solutions, and you can not find it terrible admin ... oops, this information is selected to know only selected designers)
  • We are free designers. Our work is so constructed that we will expand the boundaries and plan for the months ahead and on any force.
  • We are a team of crazy creatives, hohotushek, serious and real skraperov trudyazhek who like their job.
This will be the 7 DC of our challenger.
What is it? It depends on you, our future designers)

The full details of the call can be found here : 

 Hello everyone, I am Gayatri from India. I am stay at home mom and I have two wonderful grown up boys. I started crafting when my boys grew up and I had leisure time to spend.
I love to craft and create with pattern papers. I try to make new projects and avoid repetition. Be it cards, I love trying fun folds or 3D cards. I spend time to finish my work so that it is perfect and brings joy and awe to the receiver or beholder. 
I had not heard about Scrap Mir before, but when I saw their DT call in January, I checked their paper collection and to be frank, they are awesome. I love soft patterns, pastel shades, and vintage patterns. The paper pack is well thought of and the sentiments, cards, and chipboard pieces are so coordinated and amazing. I would love love to work with them and try to create new crafty projects. Hope I get a chance (please... :) )

I am a member of Design Team at :

Conie Fong Art: Conie Fong Etsy store

I would like to share few of my creations here. The title is linked to the particular blog. 

Inside of the Book Box card.

Another view of the Z- fold card.

Here I would also like to share a recent card I made which I am sharing here first. I am yet to write a blog for this:

This is a pop up card and you can see the pop -up in the video.

My other social media links are:

Thank you for stopping by and going through my creations. 


Monday, July 9, 2018

Smell The Sea.....

Hello crafty folks,
Today I have gone out of my comfort zone and tried something new for my DT inspirational post at Itsybitsy.
So, I tried my hand at a mixed media canvas. I used chalk paints to create the background. The more I work with chalk paints, the more I am loving it . It dries quickly and gives a matte finish. Itsybitsy has such beautiful color range too. ( I am going to hoard them for sure :D )
I am  so happy with the outcome. Let me take you through the steps on how I created it.

I assembled the materials required. Monte Marte 5" x 7" canvas and chalk paints and brushes.

For sky I used Tuscan Teal chalk paint and a bit of blue acrylic paint. For the beach area I mixed Lemon Chiffon with a little bit of Mocha Color splash. I added a it Marsh Green chalk paint here and there too.  I stuck gauze cloth to create texture for waves.

I added Snow chalk paint on the tip of ruffles of gauze cloth to give it a frothy texture. I added the fence sticker from the 3D sticker collection and gave it a color with a mixture of Snow Chalk paint and Mocha Color splash.

I used the Irregular Dot stencil and Frosty Fizz Embossing paste to create texture. I added mini art stones I had for more texture. Once it dried I colored the stones with the same colors I used for beach.

I colored a small chipboard bird with chalk paints and stuck it to the fence. I completed the canvas by adding some shells, moss etc. I painted few birds in the sky too.
Here are more pictures of my completed canvas:

List of materials used:

Linking this to the July challenge at More Than Words

Hope you liked my project, just as  I thoroughly enjoyed creating this.

Till I see you again with my next creation - Happy Crafting!!