Sunday, December 25, 2016

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!!
This is the most favourite card that I made this year!!
I was inspired by this card  by Paper Luxe that I saw on Pinterest.

It is the first time I have tried something like this...I created an ink blended sky using Tim Holtz distress inks. Before blending, I used my Versamark pen and Ranger white embossing powder  to heat emboss some snowflakes.
To create the snow banks, I used the Mama Elephant dies, which I distressed as well. 
 I then die cut two bicycles from Memory in black and one in white and adhered them a little off create the look of snow.
I added a couple of punched holly leaves and a red ribbon to the handle to finish the image.
I completed the card with a holiday sentiment from Hero Arts.

I hope you liked the card...I would love to hear from you if you did!!
Thanks so much for stopping by..
Have a great christmas day!!

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Quick and Easy Christmas cards-part 4

Here is my last and final quick and easy Christmas card using ScrapBerry's patterned paper
For this card, I used the cute snowmen patterned paper from the ScrapBerry's Happy Holidays 6"x6" paper pack along with two designs from the ScrapBerry's One Upon a Winter paper pack.
I used a sketch from Retrosketches archives as inspiration 
when I layered the patterned papers on a white card base, 
added adhesive pearls and a stamped sentiment with green Bakers Twine, 
to complete the card.
Sweet, simple and quick, don't you think?

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a great day!

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Indian Craft Room Blog Hop. Christmas Cards

Hello everyone!
Welcome to the ICR Blog Hop!
It has been a wonderful year at ICR and we are ending the year with a blog hop by all the 
team members who were creating for ICR this year!

For this blog hop, we are creating cards with 
any type of EMBOSSING.
It could be heat embossing (wet embossing) or,
 embossing with an embossing folder (dry embossing)

You would have come here from 
Gopi's blog..

I have a set of 5 christmas cards to share today.
I have used both wet and dry embossing techniques on all the cards. 
I hope you enjoy reading about them as much as I enjoyed making them!!

For the first card, I doodled four christmas trees, 
painted them using Sakura Koi watercolours and fussy cut them. 
I then cut the snow bank using Mama Elephants's landscape trio dies and,
 embossed the background with Cuttlebug embossing folders.  
I then placed the background panel on a 5"x5" red card stock base.
I finished the card with a sentiment from Hero Arts and a bit of jute twine from MayArts.

I have seen versions of this card  a lot on Instagram and Pinterest, and, 
I was inspired to try making my own.
I embossed the background panel with a Cuttlebug embossing folder and, 
blended Memento Summer Sky ink onto it.
I stacked three stitched circle die cuts one on top of the other and 
added googly eyes, a shiny gemstone for the nose and a doodles smile.
 I then added twigs, (die cut using Memory box dies)
 for the arms and a doodled and coloured scarf.
I then placed the panel on a red card stock base and
added a sentiment from Hero Arts to finish the card.
I love the feeling of breeze, when I see this card

I particularly love this card! 
I learnt how to colour the Holiday Bow from the Ton stamps, 
The rest of the card is simple..
A Cuttlebug embossed background panel and,
 a gold heat embossed sentiment on vellum finish the card.

I doodled another three Christmas trees, coloured and cut them for this card. Again, I used the Mama Elephant landscape trio dies to create the snowbank and Cuttlebug embossed the background.
I finished the card with sentiments from Hero Arts and jute twine from May Arts.

For this card, I Cuttlebug embossed swirls on the background panel, to begin with.
I then stamped and heat embossed and fussy cut two cups from 
the Paper Smooches 'Cyber Cafe' stamp set. I placed the cups on a vellum panel on which I had heat embossed the heat swirls in white embossing powder. I then hand stitched the panel onto the card base. I added a gold heat embossed sentiment and some green Bakers Twine to finish the card.

I hope you enjoyed reading about these cards, and I hope you are inspired to create some of you own this season! 
Do leave a comment..I'd love to hear from you!

Next on the hop is the lovely Pratyusha..head on over and leave her some love!

We have some awesome prizes in store for you...

a bag of goodies  (dies, stamps, etc.)

Don't forget to link up your creations here and leave a comment on all the blogs!

                            Paru<---- You are here
                       Pratyusha<----Next blog

Thanks so much for playing along...
Have a great evening!!

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Quick and Easy Christmas Cards-part 3

Hello! I am back with card three...
I used the Scrapberry's patterned paper to make this  quick and easy Christmas card. I accentuated it by adding two die cut twigs (memory box dies), a sentiment from Winnie and Walter  and 
self adhesive gemstones.
I adhered the patterned paper to a white  card base and voila! My card was ready!

Do check out ScrapBerry's 6"x6" patterned paper pack at CraftAdda. 
They really are of excellent quality and lend themselves perfectly to making Quick and Easy Christmas cards!

Thanks so much for stopping by..
Have a great day!
Paru Mahtani

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Quick and Easy Christmas cards at CraftAdda

welcome back to part 2 of Quick and Easy Christmas cards using patterned paper from 
I can't get enough of this paper has such fun designs and the quality is just fantastic!

To make this card, I used the Christmas tree paptterned paper as the base and,
 overlayed it with the cute houses paper. 
I felt it needed something to make it pop, 
so I added the two strips of red card  stock on either side. 
I stamped two panels with greetings from the Hero Arts 'Xmas sentiments' stamp set and,
 adhered them to the top and bottom of the card.
 I finished the card by adding some self adhesive pearls.

So much fun to make and really quick and easy. 
Hope you are merrily making some Christmas Cards with patterned paper!

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a great day!
Paru Mahtani
Paru's Perceptions.

Friday, December 2, 2016

Christmas shaker tags with the fuse tool!

Today I have some shaker tags  which I have made using the We R Memory Keepers Fuse tool.

It is such a fun tool...once you figure out how to use it!!
Here is a really good video showing you how to use it.

I found its good to let it get really hot before using it. 
It works best of soft plastic the one shown below.
I haven't had any success on acetate.

It comes with a steel ruler which can be used a s a guide to seal the plastic. 
I tried to make  circular tags...but found them very difficult.

So, after many attempts, I decided to make simple rectangular tags.
These were really easy to make. 
I started by placing the embellished tag inside the plastic sleeve and sealing it on three sides. 
I left one side open to fill with the shaker elements...lots of gorgeous sequins from A1 Craft supply!
I then sealed the fourth side, punched a hole and added a rivet and twine to finish the tag.
I also added some embellishments and sentiments on the top of the tags for interest.

I used the We are Memory Keepers 123-punch board to make a little box to hold the tags I made. 
I followed Jennifer McGuires video to make this box.

I hope you are inspired to try out the Fuse Tool and the 123 envelope punch board from 
We are Memory Keepers!
If you have any questions, (or even if you don't) do leave a comment below. 
I'd love to hear from you.
Thanks so much for stopping by..
Have  a great day!

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Craft Adda official December post no.1

Happy December!
You can feel the nip in the air in Mumbai and its starting to feel like Christmas!!
to make some quick and easy Christmas cards.
The papers that I have used for this card are from the Happy Holidays 6"x6" paper pack.

To make this card I started by trimming the green trees paper to size to fit the front of my card base. 
I then used the Simon Says Stamp 'stitched squares die to die cut the windows patterned paper.
I order to make it stand out a bit, I layered it with white card stock. I then added the white tree which I die cut using the memory box die.
I finished the card with a sentiment from the Hero Arts 'Xmas sentiments' stamp set, a little die cut memory box house as well as some clear sequins.
I just love the cheerful look of the card and though it doesn't snow in Mumbai, it makes me feel all christmassy!! ;-)

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a great day!