Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Paper Piecing

Hello all !
I have been looking at the paper piecing techniques all over the net , thought i would try it myself. 
So i went simple this time with a set of mini cards.
Here i used the 4"x8" Clear Stamps - Latte Love
 Love this stamp set :)The sentiments are so lovely and apt.

 This sure makes me want a Starbucks immediately !
 I have used Echopark and dear lizzy papers for the piecing.

Cant wait to hear your thoughts

Challenges -
SSS- paper piecing

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Love card with sizzix

Hello from a snow clad part of the world ... 
Its all snow outside my window , haven't seen sunshine for days except today !
So i thought of sharing a pop up card i recently made for valentines day.

They make pop up cards so easy ! :) 
Here is what i made with it 
 The die i have used here is
The die originally cuts a longer card , but i reduced the size to fit my requirement. 
That's the beauty of these magnetic dies , you get to position your pop up mechanism 
anywhere you like ! its just great! 
They have a coordinating label for the insides in the Sizzix Sizzlits Die Set 3PK - Love Set
The label is what i have used outside instead on the inside. 
i have used the  Sizzix Framelits Die Set 8PK - Circles  instead on the inside , with 

 The die is absolutely great! love the outcome 
I curled the petals inwards to give the flower a dimensional look.
Now here is a little idea about the Pop n' cuts die . 
You will need your extended cutting pads with this die.
So if u buy a XL die be it pop n cuts or any other XL die from sizzix make sure 
you also buy a pair of extended cutting pads. 

Ok so first you need to align the pop up die inside your trey 
how do u do that ? 
Well this is something your die looks like with the base 
 Make sure you position your pop up die on the score marking given on the die. 
I hope u can see the lines aligned together.
Then you just keep your card-stock and sandwich it with your cutting pads and run it though your machines. 
 So thats the original and full size of your cut card.
 That's how the cuts come , Now we have to fold it.
 The trick is to do a vally fold then a mountain fold. 
make sure u hold the pop up correctly before folding as shown below. 
The larger two cut lines on the top when you hold the card facing u .

 Hope it was informative 
Along with that i think this video will clear up a lot of things :) 
Happy cutting !! 

Challenges :
zeusandzoe-your-word-for-2013 (LOVE)

Supplies :

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

CHA 2013

hello bloggers ! 
Good morning ! Now that i have all the time in the world , 
i sit and watch \craft channels and videos all day! :D
I found some great new products released by Tim Holtz 
at CHA 2013 , 
Here is a video have a look !
Im  pretty excited about those products !

Happy crafting !

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Cake slice box- Sizzix post

Hello everyone
I have a nice little box to share with u guys !
I cant believe i had this die all along and didn't use it over and over again !
but then to make up for it i made
50 more boxes like this one later (sorry missed clicking a pic of all 50)
Well what do u think ??
I put in chocolates and gifted it to my friends for new year !

Well the die i was talking about is -
Sizzix ScoreBoards XL Die - Box w/Lid, Cake Slice
Its pretty quick , just run the die throug the machine with your card stock on it 
and then later with your pattern paper .
Best thing about this die is that u can even run Chip boards through it ! 

The flower i have used here is handmade :) 
Simple scrap ribbon from my mom's old sewing days ,
and a pearl on top does the trick. 
 Did u notice this amazing lace ? 
well that's again a sizzix treasure ! 
cut with -
Sizzix Sizzlits Decorative Strip Die - Ovals, Interlocking

The flourish is cut with Sizzix Sizzlits Die Set 3PK - Flower Set #5
Amazing sets !
The die below the flower is Memory Box AMANA CIRCLE 
So wonderful how everything coordinates :)
The packaging of the Cake slice die originally uses 
 Sizzix Sizzlits Die Set 3PK - Sweet Treats for You Set 
for the embellishments just FYI
Let me know your thoughts !

Supplies :

Saturday, January 5, 2013

We are Hopping for a great year ahead !! :)

Hello people !! welcome to my blog :) 
We love to celebrate every small accomplishment and that makes it big. 
At Beyond Grey Challenges we are celebrating
 a year gone by and the arrival of a year that seems promising and ever so exciting. 
Why not make the best out of such opportunities ?? 
Why don't we hop our way to glory :D ....and win a cute hamper?

We have a blog hop for you to kick start a new set of challenges at Beyond Grey, 
a new Design Team and a new set of ideas..
we promise lot more fun and frolic in the  year 2013..
 but only till January 16th 
So why don't you hop with us while also submitting your top 3 entries to the  DT call.


You have 6 stops before you get a chance to win some goodies courtesy

 One random but very lucky hopper would claim the prize on January 8th, 2013. 
All you have to do is leave some love in the comments section at all the six stops. 

                   Now for the card i made for this hop !
We decided to wish u all a happy NEW YEAR with a mini New year card !

The cardstock is a gift from A1 craft supplies ,
I like its texture and it comes in a lot of colors .
 What do u think of the embossed lace ?
I used it from the other side over as i loved it that way. 
Its pretty much hand cut after embossing. 
The embossing folder i have used here is -
Its got 2 more designs on it , pretty amazing ones you can get more info 
on them here
The doily is another sizzix die 
Super adorable this one - I often use the "For you " sentiment tag from this set 
so i decided to take up the doily this time. 
Know more about this die here
The flowers are handmade and what do u think of my new tilda ?
its one of the wedding gift from Shalini of Crafters Corner :) 
I still get scared of using alcohol markers on the hair , so i use the safe way :) 
 staedtlers by luna (had massive practice of those from college)
 Hope u liked the card . 

PS:: Well i know the photography is a little not up to what i usually do 
but just bear with me for a few more weeks :) 


So we wish you a Happy New Year :) and we hope that you would all join us in celebrating the kick off party for BGC DT 2013 :D 

Here are the Creative ladies from the hop


Your Next stop is _Bhavana_*
My blog is the 1st stop of this hop , so if u started here , you are are going good ~

 Do drop in some love for everyone on the list ,and you may just win that hamper !

and if u feel like it - Join us in the DT call :) who knows u just may be the next one! 

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