Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Vintage Album

Hello crafty people ,Rashmi here
Thanks for joining me today .I have a lovely project with a tutorial for my GDT post on Craftsneed blog.

If you are someone who likes vintage then I'm sure u will wish to try this out! 
But if u are not a vintage fan like me u
can still make it in any theme of your choice
I have listed a step by step tutorial for u guys.  Hope u like what I made .

Before hopping to the tutorial let's see what all we need and what we are actually going to make

Supplies we need :

Pattern paper ( Nakshathra designs, Papericious , Enogreetingsand few other papers )
Scissor/paper cutter 
Clock charm 
Antique chain 
Papericious chippies

Grab all your supplies and now  let's begin :

Take card stock of size A3*7 inches 
Score the way shown in the pic below :
(Remember to leave margin on all sides ) 

Cut chipboard to fit the scored lines leaving a slight margin as shown in the pic :

Adhere tacky tape to it, also remember to taper the edges just as in the pic attached :

Stick the tape inwards as shown  below 

Attach a black sheet leaving 1\4th margin and attach magnets to the flap (I added a cover up flap to create some interest,  you can use ribbons also to tie the album together) 

For the pages I chose to do accordion style pages and used 2 sheets of size A3 *4.75 inches and scored them like below: 

Then pull out the papers of your choice (lady from vintage Melany pack of Nakshathra designs) 
Fussy cut lots of sheets 

As shown below :

Start making the layout till u r satisfied 

Add pattern paper on all sides and pages and add fussy cuts too .

So I hope u guys enjoyed the tutorial 
Thanks for dropping by. 



Thursday, 23 February 2017

Our favourite DIES

Good Day all,Anushree here

Today I am on Craftsneed blog with small information on Dies.This whole topic is too long to cover in one post,so today I will focus on some portions and surely will cover rest soon in next post.In this post,I will talk about what are Dies,what is their use and how to use them and many more similar queries. Before that let me show you a card which I have made majorly by using Dies.

Now lets start with little flashback.Paper cutting always fascinated me from very childhood,I loved using scissors to cut various designs.When I started crafting professionally, I also tried my hands on various kinds of knives,few of which I still use occasionally. Then one day I saw this beautiful card with lovely intricate design...I was stunned.I just wanted to know how it was done.On asking I got to know its done with Dies...and that was just beginning,I am still hoarding them.

Dies are honestly one of most beautiful tool a crafter has.Yes it does involve some investment wherein we need Die cutting machine either manual or mechanical.A manual die cutting machine will also require Dies as their fuel.

For this post I will stick to manual machine and its working.I have a beautiful powder blue and teal color Sizzix Big shot machine ,This has cutting pads which actually helps in getting die cut.

So we place our dies and paper/felt/fabric/thin chipboard/acetate/craft foam/sticky back canvas/denim/sandpaper in between these pads and pass through the machine to get beautiful Die cuts.

Mostly dies are made of metal where companies use steel in manufacturing these dies.Other manual Die cutting machines are from brands like Cuttlebug,Vagabond and Wizard.Most of the dies works with all of these machines.So major job of a die is to cut shapes but there are also few dies which serve more purposes like embossing and stenciling.The die packaging will mention if they can serve multi purpose .

The price of these dies depends on various parameters like size, quality and yes foremost brand value. I have dies with starting range of rs 150 to rs 2200.I am not sure if there are more expensive dies than this but if customization is there, for price of dies, sky is the limit. Attaching few pics of metal dies.

pics of Die cuts

For storage, mostly people worldwide uses magnetic sheets (craftsneed also have these magnetic sheets) to store them with ease.

Craftsneed store has wide variety of Craft dies ,you can click on this link to actually witness whole collection of super quality dies http://www.craftsneed.com/craft-dies-2 .
The store has some major brands like Tattered lace, Spellbinders, Sizzix, Cheerylynn, Joy craft ,Penny black and many more.

So its time to explore this beautiful form of crafts. Hop on to the site and choose your favourite soon.
There are still many portions related to this topic which I will cover in my next post. Hope you enjoyed this one.

Happy Crafting!!

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Baby Boy Scrapbook

Hello friends,Today I Rashmi have a beautiful scrapbook to show you all in my Guest designing post for Craftsneed. 
Firstly , before talking about my project I wish to thank Craftsneed for the opportunity and trusting my work ! 

So now coming to what I created using the fun products from the store ! 
I had used my favorite papers Nakshathra designs and Papericious ! Both only available together at craftsneed.com 
So I came up with a merged scrapbook using both these papers as they are perfect for baby boy album 
I used Its a boy from Papericious and Bundle of joy banner from the chippies 

Also I have used Charming prince paper pack from Nakshathra designs . 

Have used lots of ribbons and embellishments too plus few handmade resins  😊 .Now lets jump on to pictures

All material is available at http://www.craftsneed.com/
Thanks for dropping by ! 

Friday, 17 February 2017

Love Layout

Hello friends,Riddhi here

Today again with Craftsneed I am back with a simple LOVE layout I created with supplies from the store.

Check the images below:

Below are the few pictures I clicked while making this.

Few close-up shots

Supplies I have used :
  • Papericious pattern paper
  • Buralp ribbon
  • Powder glitter
  • Paper doilies
  • Iris paper for making flowers
  • Distress ink for edges
  • Other Basic supplies

Thanks for stopping by. Hope you like my creation.

Riddhi Shah

Monday, 13 February 2017

Gypsy Wagon Valentines Party

Hi friends,

How are you all? Happy Valentine’s day to all my friends! Myself Bhavani Balaji here, have come up with a valentine’s day project. Hope you all like this…. I will give brief introduction to the project. I named it as “Gypsy Wagon Valentines Party”. Sounds interesting, right? Yes, this is simply not a wagon alone, it holds mini album inside it. I will share some of close-up pics in detail but I don’t have a tutorial for this.
ok let’s not delay further here we go….

                                                                        Front view

This is the front view of the wagon.... have decorated with half pearls, organza bow, laces, pattern paper by Papericious " Perfect affair & Blush"

                                                               Back view

This is the back view of the wagon completely decorated with handmade flowers frosted with pixie dust.
                                                               Right side view


This is right side view of the wagon both the sides I have done beads hangings which gives a celebration mood...on the roof I have stuck the hand made flowers, leaves and some flourish. you can see two mini pots with mini flowers and leaves. u can also see the steps that I have made.
Left side View
This is the left side view of the wagon with window.
Handmade Clay Cake And Table Chair

Top view backside
Top view front view

 Some more close up  shots of mini pots, flowers, cake , table, chair  all are hand made.

If we open the wagon, u can see the mini album. Few glimpse of album

Pics of flowers and danglers
Materials  used

PAPERICIOUS pattern paper latest edition “BLUSH” – 12x12 & “PERFECT AFFAIR”- 6x6 - http://www.craftsneed.com/papericious-premium-edition-blush-12x12

Few embellishments, Beads, Mini Flower Pots, Mini Cake (which I have done with Thai clay), Chipboards, Black Cardstock, Laces, Pipe Cleaners, Half pearls, Organza Bow etc.,

Hope you all enjoyed it as I did.  leave some love on the comments column and Please do share.

Happy crafting!!!!
Bhavani Balaji.



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