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Dress It Up April

April is here and so we are back with the new CoasteRide at Indian Craft Room. This month ICRCAPR17 brings a very interesting challenge- Dress it up!

So here is my inspiration for this challenge:


So I dressed up my card with a dress πŸ˜€ I found this via Pinterest and had to try it. It was very easy…. just 1 print, cutting and folding. I found the template and directions HERE.



The 3-d look makes it looks so real….and the design makes it versatile to use it on a card or decorate a bag… also it could be used for any occasion … birthday, wedding, friendship… πŸ˜€


The paper I used to make the dress was part of a Simon Says Stamp Card Kit. It was white based embossed paper. I used some mustard seed distress ink and sponged the paper. The background paper also comes from a Simon Says Stamp Card kit. I did not add any sentiment right now…. will do when I use the card.

Making this card was fun and this challenge is as much fun too.

So join in the fun.

Until next time,

Happy Krafting

Cheers =)

Pop Up Gift Card Holders

Today I have set of Pop-up gift card holder. So this is not my original idea, I got it from a crafter on YouTube. You can check out the video HERE.

So here is my version:


It is simple and easy to make. It is 3-fold and when opened, the gift card pops up. Hence the name “Pop-Up” card holder.


I used Kraft cardstock as base and some beautiful printed papers from Stampin’ Up! The printed papers are pretty old… I had ordered 2-3 packs since I had liked it and use it with care πŸ˜€


The sentiment is from Mama Elephant’s Sunday Sentiments Stamp Set. I have it popped up on the band to give some dimension. Finally some sparkly enamel dots complete the look of these holders.


I made 12 of these..a set. I also like how the printed papers look against the kraft cardstock- bright and cheery. I know all 12 have the same sentiment, this only makes them appropriate for any occasion πŸ˜€


This is all for today. More gift card holders to come soon!!

Until next time,

Happy Krafting,

Cheers =)

Rakhi Cards

Rakhi or Rakshabandhan is an Indian festival celebrating brother sister relationship. Usually it comes around in the month of August. The celebration is symbolized by a hand tie/bracelet/sacred thread known as Rakhi that the sister ties on the brother’s wrist. By tying the Rakhi, sister seeks her brother’s well being, while brother vows to protect the sister.

Some Rakhis. Courtesy: Google

So while I do not have brother of my own, I do have plenty of cousin brothers…although I only manage to personally send rakhis to all the cousins in U.S. mother dear takes care of cousins in India. So every year for cousins here, I make cards and send my rakhi for them with it. This is my creation for this year:


So the image I used is not exactly rakhi types… it actually is a flower…from Handmade Floral Greetings stamp set which was part of their July Card Kit. I will be honest, I would never think of using this flower stamp to create a rakhi. But a crafty friend shared this card she made using stamps by a company called Mudra.

So there is an actual stamp set for this occasion, but alas, unavailable here. So when I saw this card, I thought of the flower from the July Kit and thought, it shall do πŸ˜€ You can check the stamp set and the post by Priya HERE.


So I heat embossed the image with some glittery gold powder. Then used Zig Clean Color Markers to color in the image. A simple pearl in the center, and some coordinating twine completes the card.


The sentiment is stamped using Sweet Shoppe Alphabet stamp set by Stampin’ Up! (retired)

So my sweet simple card is ready…for all brothers to receive, of course with an actual rakhi inside πŸ˜€

This is all for today,

Until next time,

Happy Krafting,

Cheers =)

Christmas Tree

Today I have a card for Freshly Made Challenges new challenge- #209. A simple sketch….

Simple sketches can be challenging at times…. So I decided to make a Christmas card…. get into holiday spirits πŸ˜‰ So here is my take on the sketch:

407I used all Simon Says Stamp products today!! The tree is from Merry Trees, the tree and the circles below have been die cut using Suspension Tree Craft Die. The sentiment is from Be Joyful and is stamped using Lipstick Red Ink.

407bThe background is from the same stamp set as the sentiment. I stamped it with Versamark Ink and covered it with Winter Wonderland Opaque embossing powder (I have had it for a long time now… can’t rem the brand 😦 ) It gives a nice sparkly shine to the background…creates a snowy background.

407cFinal touch…some glossy accents on the tree! Clean and simple πŸ™‚

This is all for now.

Until next time,

Happy Krafting,

Cheers =)

October Card Kit

My Simon Says Stamp October Card Kit came 2 days ago …it always makes me excited when I see the brown box in my mail box πŸ˜€ So finally I got to open the box today. Here is what was in there:

Oct2015That gold ink… my new favorite… nice gold color!! The Journaling cards are my other favorite…. lot of those cards can be used as focal point on your cards…. few of them can be turned into shaker elements!! So here is what I made using this kit:

Oct2015aAfter a lot of debating, I ended up using the typerwriter journaling card. It was hard to decide which one to use. I have been making shaker cards lately…so I decided not to go in that direction and try something different. So layered a jounraling card over same size printed paper from the kit… gold stamping, tiny hearts and sentiment…. and have a cute card!

Oct2015bThis is all for today….

Until next time,

Happy Krafting

Cheers =)

Gift Card Holder

Summer break means full time crafting for me πŸ™‚ So I have been watching videos of these wonderful crafters and trying boxes and bags and gift card holders. I love 3-D projects… So recently I tried Paper Craft Button’s gift card holder… it is a holder that would fit in C6 size envelope…. U.K. size I think!! However, I think these are nice size that if decorated well would look nice on its own.

GH10The thing I like about this holder is the pop up part… the insert slides out when you open the flap.

GH10bSo you can find the tutorial for this gift card holder at Papercraftbutton. She has the dimensions and video tutorial in her blog post. Why mess when she has a perfectly detailed video tutorial.

So while I loved this size and I was trying to make a gift card holder for a friend, I thought it was a little too big for a gift card. I think it would be a nice money holder. Anyways, so trying to keep the same pop up but in small size I tried to tweak the measurements and came up with the following.

GH9I will be honest that in the excitement of being able to figure out the tweaks….I completely forgot to pop up my insert :(( and glued it down instead… nevertheless… it still made a good gift card holder… I think =)

GH9aWhen I look at the picture, I realize it does look better like this rather than pop up (just because it is smaller)… but it would not be hard to pop it up if one desires. So here are the measurements for the gift holder I made.

Base CS: 5″ x 7-1/2″

Score 7-1/2″@ 1-3/4″ and 5″

Score 5″ side at 1/2″ on both ends.

Insert CS: 3-3/4″ x 3″ (if you want to pop it, I would make the insert 3-3/4″ x 3-1/2″ and score it at 1/2 ” on 3-1/2″ side.)

Writing panel (for inside): 3-3/4″ x 2-1/4″ (if you are popping the insert, then you would need the panel to be 3-3/4″ x 1-3/4″)


1 pc-3-3/4″ x 2- 3/8″ (for the flap)

1 pc- 3-3/4″ x 1-5/8″

Follow the procedure as shown in the video and the gift card holder is ready πŸ™‚

These are very easy to make and can be made and stored for future use πŸ˜€

This is all for now,

Until next time,

Happy Krafting!

Cheers =)

Happily Ever After

Today I have a cute card …. Wedding card…. Made using Simon Says Stamp’s May Card Kit. When I got the April card kit… I thought boy does it have pretty papers….open the May kit and have my eyes popping out…. simply gorgeous papers….such pretty colors…and perfect stamp set for wedding cards!!

Here is my card using the kit:

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Absolutely love the colors of the printed papers in this kit….Besides the card kit, I used some gold embossing powder (bought from Michaels), Lawn Fawn Small stitched circles die, Lawn Fawn small Rectangles Die, and Enamel dots ( came in one of the previous kits).

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The kit include Simon Says Stamps Pale Blush Ink… my #3 color of Simon Says Stamps inkpads. It is a pretty pale color… splotchy to start with…dries nice with a clean look. Perfectly matches the printed paper in the kit. I used it as a base for the sentiment just to have similar colored paper.

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This card is for sale on ETSY

This is all for today….

Until Next time,

Happy Krafting =)

For Mom

Today I have a cute card for Mom πŸ™‚ Whether it’s her birthday or Mother’s day… this card will suit any occasion for mom.

We had secret santa at work and my secret santa gave me this awesome box filled with card making supplies. One of the items was a paper pack. As soon as I saw this pretty orange printed paper…. I thought of elegance….something for mom?? Hence this mom card.Β 

The sentiments are gold embossed and the “Mom” circles are popped up. After putting the card together, I felt something was missing….so I added the yellow-orange rhinestones to go with the background paper color.Β  A simple, yet elegant and pretty card

Products used:
Cardstock – Stampin’ Up!
Printed Paper – DCWV The Glitter Basic Stack
Loved Ones – Stampin’ Up! (Only available in digital form now)
Messages for Mom – Stampin’ Up!(Only available in digital form now)

This is all for today.

Until next time,

Happy Krafting

Color in Life

Simon Says Stamp’s March Card Kit had this stamp set called Color and Sunshine. There are some images in this set that you could play around with- crayon, rainbow, sun, smile face… and quite a few words to create your own phrases.Β 

So this is from the March Kit…. and I have not used this set at all..I just could not see myself using the crayons or doing something with the rainbow. I think my style is pretty simple and I use only certain images…. however I always wondered how card makers can use these different images and come up with such pretty cards. That is one of the reasons I enrolled in this monthly card kit.Β 

So here is my card using Color and Sunshine stamp set:

So I wanted to use this crayon image. It is an outline image… I wanted to stamp few…like they were scattered… but could not stamp them directly…so I decide to make a background with it. Stamping it multiple times and I used some Stampin’ Write Markers (Stampin’ Up!) to color them in…. bright colors :))

I also added subtle glitter with Wink of Stella Clear Glitter pen… hard to see in the images… but it adds a nice, subtle shine. The sentiment is 3 different stamps, part of the Color and Sunshine set, that I stamped to form this phrase. Since these are clear, see through sets, placement is very easy.Β 

Β The little rhinestones were clear… but I used some Copic Sketch Markers to color them in and glued them down around the sentiment. The sentiment make this card appropriate for any age, could be from parents to their kid, or from husband to wife, or friend to friend!!

Even after completing it…I was unsure… but now looking at the pictures…I think it does not look bad!!

Until next time,

Happy Krafting,

Cheers =)

Love you Watts & Watts

Today’s card is a simple and fun card to send some love to the special someone.Β 

The cute light bulb image and the sentiment are from Watts Up by Simon Says Stamp. This stamp set was part of their April Card Kit. The pattern paper on the base card is from one of the card kits as well. The image is stamped on a 3″ x 4″ piece from Becky Higgin’s Project Life, Kraft Edition Core Kit. I love these project life cards…. nice sized, nice designs and colors.Β 

This is my first time using such image… or pun sentiments. Now that I have made first such card, I think I am going to keep trying to make such cards πŸ˜€

This card is for sale on ETSY

Until next time,

Happy Krafting,Β 

Cheers =)

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