Sunday, January 31, 2010

Studio Sunday...

Hello Everyone!!!
Today I have a fun tutorial for cute gift box..and its GREEN project, we will recycle or I should say Upcycle some craft supplies.
Lets start with the supplies....

1 sheet of 2" x 2" cardstock, double sided DP,  riddon,Scor-tape, nestabilities -Large scallop circle and circle dies, a Sassy image (colored) and the thin chipboard from the back of the paper pads we use for crafting...Yeah will recycle it now.
Step 1:

Cut 2 scalloped circles out of thin chipboard( Back of the paper pad) and 4 scalloped circles out of the cardstock..using the Spellbinders large scalloped circle die...if don't have that die you can use any other thing to cut out above all into 5" circle( can use a small dish too).

Step 2:
Make a sandwich of two cardstock circle with the chipboard circle in the middle..just to cover the chipboard...adhere firmly...Repeat again to make two of it. This will the base and the top of the box.

Step 3:

Cut 1 strip of 2" X 11" piece of cardstock and another 1"x 11" piece.
Cut 7-8 pieces of 1/2" x 2" cardstock.

Step 4:

Apply scor-tape to short end of the 2" x11" cardstock strip and adhere the ends to form a pipe like circle.
Step 5:

Fold the 3 -1/2" x 2" strips into half...apply scor-tape and adhere to the circle in a L-pattern shown in the picture above.
Step 6:

Adhere the circular rim to the base scallop circle... then adhere smaller circle die-cut piece of the DP inside
(I used the largest die from the Large Scallop Nesties and second largest circle die from the Large Circle nesties.)
This makes the base of the box..

Step 7:
Repeat steps 4-6 with the 1" x11" strip of the cardstock to form the lid..check to make sure the the lid fits perfectly inside the base.

Step 8:

Now the pretty part...adhere another die cut circle on the top of the box...added the Sassy image ..I used the TEDDY BEAR..I love it . I also added a die cut heart which can be used as a tag to write a message or name.
I just added a strip of 1 1/2" x 11" strip of DP on the outside of the box to make it  prettier..but its optional.

Embellish it  anyway you like..I added a lovely bow and Faux stitching with a white gel pen..

It will a perfect for candies, jewelry, small craft supplies...etc..a fancy gift box for someone special.
Hope you all like this tutorial .
If you try out my tutorial this week and  link your project up HERE , you will receive a FREE dollar deal image.  Please have your project linked up by Saturday, Feb 6th.
Thanks for stopping by...

Have a happy crafty day :o)


Hello Everyone!!!
My journey with the yummy cupcakes starts today...and here is my 1st card as HSE Sweetie..

I used the lovely colors of icing and pink candy corns as my inspiration today... and a sweet Greeting Farm stamp from Hope Eternal Stamps. I found a button just like those Sweetheart candies on the cupcake.. perfect!!!  I also sprinkled few tiny punched hearts and added some yellow Crystals by ZVA Creative..
So play along with me a direct link to your project HERE and to upload to  a public gallery like SCS or PCP make sure to use keyword CIC44.
This is also my Pile It On DT card for the I piled on few more challenges with the cupcake.

Pile it On: No more Winter colors.
Lily-Boo too : Valentine.
No Time to Stamp?: Red and Heart.
Handfull of Stamps: I Give You My Heart.
Pixie Cottage: Pink and Red.
Stampavie and More: Love Card/Valentin
Creative Belli : Hearts.
Just Us Girls: Wildcard.
Saturday Spotlight: Bigger is Better...the image is big one.
Your Next Stamp : Anything that Sparkles

Paper: SU, Bazzill.
Copics, ZVA Creative crystals, Spellbinders Label 8 die, ribbon,MS border punch,button.

Have a happy crafty day :o)


Good Morning!!!
Happy Sunday!!! Its a Magnolia-licious Sunday for me...

This is my very first Mognolia creation...for this week's Stamptacular Sunday challange.
There is sweet story behind this image...before christmas I came across a lovely blogcandy. In order to win the candy, bloggers were asked to leave a comment with their Christmas wishlist. So I followed it and wrote about my wish of getting few Magnolia stamps..soon I received an email from a very Sweet crafter... she asked me for my snail mail and  few weeks later I received a package full of stamped Magnolia was from U.K. ...the generous lady who sent me the package is Mina of Pinkpuds ...she is such a sweetheart!!
Thank you Mina!!
I still don't have any stamps yet..but I have a whole bunch of images to play with now.
This week's SSC is
Create a winter themed card or project using only shades of blue and white.

This week our sponsor is Instyle Stamps..and one lucky winner will get 4 free ISS images of their choice.
This cool winter card is also for few other challenges...
Pal Paper Arts: Snowflakes.
Mojo Monday : Sketch

So join in for the wintery fun ..make sure to post a direct link to your project HERE.

Have a happy crafty day :o)

Saturday, January 30, 2010


Hello Everyone!!!
Today I have CAS card to share with you all. I usually make A2 cards ...but this is a circular card. Its super easy to make ..I used Spellbinders for the card base..sketch is from this week's Mojo Monday challenge. The beautiful stamp is  ROSE BUD from it. Simply embossed the image using versamark & black embossing powder.
Mojo Monday: Sketch...I used the round one.

Colour Q: Colors

Frosted Designs: Embossing.

I hope you enjoyed my card today. Be sure to check out the great new items at ABC Toys and Crafts store.
Paper: SU ,Bazzill.
Stamp: Inkadinkado~ Rose Bud.
Sentiment: Basic Grey Mini stamps.
Sakura glitter pen, Spelbinders, Versamark ink,Black embossing powder, Making Memories ribbon, Dew drops,chipboard heart.

Have a happy crafty day :o)

Friday, January 29, 2010

ISS Valentine Heart Blog Hop....

Welcome to InStyle Stamps Valentine Hearts Blog hop!
If you are here from Lysa's're right on track ...if you are just joining me now ,please go back HERE to start so that you don't miss any of these fab creations..

Today I have made a  Heart shaped Valentine treat bag using the super cute image..."Balloon Holding AVA" ....she is so sweet..

Visit all our Fabulous DT members and enjoy thier creations..leave a comment ..and be sure to head over to ISS Blog to vote for your favorite DT project ...Then, in order to be entered into the drawing to win the prize of 5 yards of new ribbon from May Arts, leave your name with Mister Linky.
You have until 11:59pm EST on Sunday, Jan 31st to enter, and the winners will be announced on the InStyle Stamps blog on Monday.

This is  the last DT hop over to InStyle Stamps Blog to vote.. don't forget to leave your name with Mr. Linky.
Good Luck!!!

This treat bag is also for few challenges..
Caardvarks: Red Heart challenge.
Hand full of stamps:" I give you my  Heart"
DareU2 Digi stamps: Valentine /Hearts.
Stampavie and more: love/ Valentine.
Pixie Cottage: Pink & Red.
C.R.A.F.T.: Paper Piecing.

Paper: Martha Stewart, Bazzill.
Copics, Glitter, Recollections Bling, K & Co. chipboards,

Out of this World...

Hello Everyone!!!
Yay!! Its Friday !!!! This weekend will be a busy one..I will have lots of post this Sunday ..
Today I have a very fun card to share..

How cute is this!!! WIGGIES from The Character Cafe...its a set of four , I have used only one today...they are so cute , really out of this world...
This card is for few challenges....some new challenge site I have come across lately.
SC Sketch challenge: Sketch ..First time joining this challenge, I get lost when it comes to SCS...really can't follow this forum well..

Digital-Ink Co: A pet or baby birthday theme containing the 4 primary colors, red, blue, yellow, green and one neutral 1st time here too.. I have made a boy card with all primary colors and white.
1. Use a "non human" image
2. Add some texture
3. Use a product you've never used before
Image--- definitely, Ribbon for texture, new image..I'm using it for the 1st time.

Hop over to The Character Cafe blog for a new Feature Friday Sketch lucky winner will get two entire set of the new released images, winner badge and also a 15% discount on entire CAFE store
Paper: Cosmo Cricket, Bazzill.
Image & Sentiment: Wiggies~ The Character Cafe.
Copics, EK Success Oval punch, distress ink,brads, white gel pen.

Have a happy crafty day :o)

Thursday, January 28, 2010

New Fairy in the Patch..

Hello Everyone!!!

There is a  someone new at the Patch!!!!.... HEART FAIRY. Absolutely adorable!!!
She will be available in WFK store on Feb 3rd..
There are few more Sneak peeks yet to come...

I made a Happy colorful card with this happy girl :)
Play Date Cafe: Color combo.

Quixotic Paperie: Flutter By~
Dutch Dare : Summer in winter... The bright colors,butterflies, flowers , happy kid reminds me of Summertime.
Flutterby Wednesday: open challenge with fairy/butterfly.
Your Next Stamp challenge: Anything that sparkles...I used glitter on the wings.
Crazy4 challenges: Pretty in Pink
Treehouse Thursday challenge: Flowers+ butterfly

Check back soon for more sneaky peeks ....

Paper: SU ,Bazzill.
Copics, Fiskars border punch, MS fine glitter, ribbon(SU), heart brad, eyelet and pearls...

Have a happy crafty day :o)

Polka Dots....

Hello Everyone!!!
Happy Thursday!! I have a sweet gift for my daughter..Anushka loves to read and in her class they maintain a reading here is one from me..

This week's SASSY STUDIO  challenge is POLKA  DOTS!!!....I looooove polka dots.
One lucky winner will get 2 SSD image of their choice play along, make sure to post a direct link to your project HERE by  Wed~ Feb 3rd.

So here is the note pad for her to write....there is a pencil holder package.

Whats That?????? This template is from Nichole Heady..check it HERE ...I just added a little thing to it..
That is a bookmark....

So there is lot of polka dots....
This project is also for few challenges...
Etsy Inspired Challenge: Its my 1st time with this challenge , hope I'm doing everything right...this week's inspiration is from Sweetie Pie Tutus..cute stuff!!! I picked this one

 The Pink Elephant: Polka Dots, a Bow and Pink...this week Sassy Studio Designs is sponsoring TPE challenge so you have another chance to win 4 SSD images of winner's choice.
Cupcake Craft Challenge: ***A MATCHING SET***...again you have a chance to win 4 free images from Instyle Stamps...because ISS is sponsoring the challenge.
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday challenge: Be inspired by the letter I have Polka dots, Pink,Pencil holder, Paper Piecing, Punched border, Pull-out(bookmark) and a Pretty
Pixie cottage: Red and Pink.
Just Us Girls: Templates...I used Nichole's template
Crazy 4 Challenges: Pretty in Pink.
KL Stampin n Scrappin: Punches, dies and Nesties..
Die Cuts R Us: Ribbon.
Pixie Dust Studios: 3D project.
C.R.A.F.T: paper piecing 

Paper: Martha Stewart, Bazzill.
Image: Go Go Girl from Sassy Studio Designs
Copics, Fiskar's Border Punch, EK Success Circle Punch, Dew Drops,Ribbons,Button,Note pad, scor-tape, pencil.

Have a happy crafty day :o)

Tuesday, January 26, 2010


Hello Everyone!!!
Lets get ready for another fabulous Sassy Studio Design Release....
Join us this Monday Feb Ist 2010 for SASSY BINGO fun....
There will be not just one but THREE winners for the game...lots fun ,chit chat and surprises.
 All you have to do is SIGN-UP.... HERE, with your EMAIL addy and your NAME!
Susan~ our lovely DT sistah will email you the Bingo cards.
For more details check  HERE.

Now its time for another Sassy Sneak Peek..

Meet CATERPILLAR..isn't she Sassy???

I have used  Cosmo Cricket~Earth love ...its just perfect for the image.
Friday Sketchers: Sketch #86

Paper: Cosmo Cricket,Bazzill.
Sentiment: Hero Arts.
Spellbinders: Fancy label,Oval Large, Label 8
Copics, Recollections pearls, Prima flowers

Have a happy crafty day :o)

Guess what!!!!

 Hello Everyone!!!
Guess What!!! I'm a HSE Sweetie now.....

I'm so honored to be a part of the extremely talented Hope Eternal Stamp Design Team.
Thanks Rachel for the great opportunity....
Lucky me!! I get to create with those super YUMMY cupcake SWEET is that!!
Really I love Cupcake Inspiration Challenge...please join me next week for my new sweet adventure..
Today I made card with few goodies I got from Hope Eternal thing I like about HSE is the fast delivery and great price too....
So here is my new MME creation... I used my new MFT Pure Innocence stamp and Get sketchy challenge sketch #22 for this card. I'm working on my stitching skills ...trying to get it
Get Sketchy : Sketch #22

Allsorts challenge: Hearts and flowers.
  Stampin Sisters in Christ: Something green..
Die cuts R Us: Ribbon.
Practical Scrappers: Patterned Paper.

Paper: My Mind's Eye~ Be Loved kit, Bazzill.
Stamp: My Favorite Things.
Sentiment: Hero Arts
Copics,Ribbon( from Michaels), jeweled brads, button.

Have a happy crafty day :o)

Monday, January 25, 2010

PTI Hop....

Hello Everyone!!!
Its my first time for Papertrey Ink Blog Hop...7months ago when I started blogging,I used to  admire at pretty polka dot stamps lots of crafters used for their projects..I'm huge fan of polka dots. Gradually I learned about Papertrey Ink...since then they were on my wishlist . At last ...DH got me two PTI stamp sets and some PTI cardstock for Christmas..
I absolutely love I wanted to check out the new releases thats when I learned about the bloghop...
So I made a simple card using only the two stamp set I have now...

Its a great theme for the hop~ TOTAL complete a card all inside,back and envy.
I have done my best with newbie skills and just two sets..but these two sets (actually all PTI sets) are very versatile...


I stamped the leaves from Blooming Button Bits set and stamped it randomly inside and added few blings, sentiment is also from the same set..

The back --- I used the Polka Dot Basics II set and the flower from Blooming Button Bits.
Also added a little felt heart and a bling...
and here is the envy....

Sorry the photo is little blurry...but have to run daughter is getting late for her Ballet class.

Hope you like my first PTI blog Hop card...

Stamp & cardstock: Papertrey Ink
Sentiment- Outside-Hero Arts and Inside- Papertrey Ink
Versamark ink, Clear embossing powder,buttons, pearls,bling chalk ink, Fiskar Border punch, EK Success Border punch.

Have a happy crafty day :)

Good Morning!!
Winner!! Winner!!!
Yeah!! its time pick winner of my little thank you candy..
I used random .org.....Min: 1 Max:73 Result: 17.
MICHELLE~ Shawnsgirl315.

Shawnsgirl315 said...
Thank you for the chance to win your candy. What a lovely bunch of Valentine's stuff. And your creations are just adorable. Thanks for the great inspiration.

Michelle..please email me at piali(dot)biswas(at)yahoo(dot)com so that I can mail your goodies to you.
Thank you everyone for all your love and support....

Have a happy crafty day :o)

Sunday, January 24, 2010


Good Morning!!
Happy Sunday!! Blogland is lot quite this weekend..seems like everybody is at CHA. I'm waiting for the new products...have to grab some as they come to store. While I all play along with this week's  Stamptacular Sunday challenge..
Create a card that pops up when you open it.
Here is my Pop UP card.

I used this CCEE stamper's sketch for this card..

Last Christmas I received a store bought pop up card ..I really liked the inside. Today I tried to make the inside like that came out pretty good.

I love Penny Black Critters...absolutely adorable..

The flowers make me think spring...also the floral Amy Butler designer paper, so this card is also for Sophisticat challenges~"SPRING".

This week our very own DT Sister SARAH sponsored a fabulous prize....Yeah!! Verve Stamp Set, "Swan Song"

I love Verve stamps..this is a very pretty set...

So play along with a direct link to project HERE..

Papers: K & co. Amy Butler collection, Bazzill.
Stamp & Sentiment:  Penny Black Stamps
Copics, Spellbinders scalloped circle die.

Have a happy crafty day :o)