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A little Birdie Congrats

I have a quick post about this card I made for a sweet couple who are expecting. I was ecstatic about the news coz I get to be an aunt πŸ˜€ and they specially called me to tell the happy news!! So I thought sending a card is must!

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I love this set from Simon Says Stamp We’re Expecting. I think they don’t sell it anymore. I have the matching dies as well…so cutting them out becomes easy.

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I like the simple sentiment…matches the image perfectly.

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The scallop circle frame is from My Favorite Things Stitched Circle Scallop Frames die-namics. I bought this around Christmas…Finally used it!!! I also added wink of stella clear glitter to the bird and covered it with Glossy Accents. I love making images look like enameled stickers πŸ˜€

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This is all for today’s creativity.

Until next time,

Happy Krafting,

Cheers =)

Elephant Crib Mobile

Ever since I started crafting several years ago, I have always enjoyed making home decor for my own house. A personal touch, I feel, I give to my house to make it a home πŸ™‚ Well so now that we are expecting our first baby…how can I not make something for him!! So while I have several friends working on handmade stuff for his nursery or him… I needed to make something too. I came across this crib mobile on Etsy

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Gorgeous piece…with exact colors that I have for the nursery. Worked perfect. You can find the Etsy listing for this one HERE. But my crafty brain said, MAKE IT!! Sooo..had to create one on my own. It is definitely nothing close to the picture above… but I made it for my little man the best I could πŸ™‚

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Super easy and fun to make. I googled DIY Crib mobile and came across several images, tutorials or quick steps for making a crib mobile. For the mobile I made, I did take pictures of steps (most steps :D). So here is the tutorial.

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SUPPLIES:

Felt sheets – Aqua, Orange, Light Gray, Dark Gray

5/8th” Satin Ribbons- Aqua, Orange, Gray, White.

5/8th” Sheer ribbon white (not pictured)

Embroidery Hoop (I used 8″)

White- Silver Yarn

Elephant DieΒ 

Other supplies- Scissors, Hot glue.

(You can choose any color of your choice for felt and ribbon and shape)

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  1. I started with detaching the 2 hoops and using the inside hoop. I cut out 4 yarn pieces and tied them across each other to create 8 section (left picture in the above picture). Once the yarns were tied, I applied some hot glue over the knot in order to avoid the yarn coming loose.
  2. Next I took the ribbons and cut out pieces. They could measure what ever size you want. I did not measure the pieces I cut, but they were under 6″ approx. I wanted short ties. I did double knot the ribbons so they wont come loose. I still am fighting with the frayed edges!! But it gives it a nice shabby look πŸ˜‰

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3. Next I cut the elephants using the Die and my Sizzix Big Shot. I knew I want to have the yarn between 2 elephants stuck together. So I cut 20 elephants of each color and 20 ear pieces to be able to make 10 sandwiched pieces of each color.( I hope that makes sense)So in all I had 40 elephants (10 of each color).

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4. Next I cut 5 pieces of yarn strings..keep them long, and started to glue the elephants on them. I glued 4 on each yarn string. Once the elephants were glued, I tied the string to the loop and added some hot glue to the knot and cut out the excess. I tied 4 strings on the loop and 1 in the middle (where all the yarn strings crossed).

Then I decided to add 4 more strings of elephants. This time I added 5 elephant on each string. These strings I tied on the yarn strings from STEP 1.Β  So in the end, I landed up with 9 strings with elephants on them.

5. Next IΒ  cut 4 peices of sheer white ribbon and tied them at 4 opposite spots on the loop. Then I gathered them on top and tied all 4 in a single knot. The knot is big/soft enough to slide on a mobile base (click to find the one I bought) or you could add a jump ring or small wire loop.

Final touch… cut the strings from the bottom of elephant for cleaner look.

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So this was my easy peasy mobile… I thoroughly enjoyed making it and truly hope my little man enjoys watching it hang over his crib πŸ™‚

This is all for today,

Until next time,

Happy Krafting,

Cheers =)

Element Inspiration Welcome Baby

It is the first of the month, time for new challenge at Indian Craft Room πŸ˜€

This month, the CoasterRide Challenge is an Elemental Inspiration Challenge. Sounds challenging, and it was too… but once you get going, it is fun!! So the key is you pick 3 elements and you can make only cards.Β  So here is the storyboard for ICRCSPR02:

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A little girl’s/childs room…. with so many elements in the picture… the challenge was what element to pick and combine? For my 1st round of inspiration, I picked the following 3 elements:

  1. Color Palette (pinks and red)
  2. Paints on the shelf
  3. Baby card (for the girl/child)

With those in mind, I created this:ICRCSPR02a

Yess a baby card (Like Sathya says, it perfectly matches my current state of mind :D) I completely enjoyed making this card. As soon as I saw paints on shelf, I knew I wanted to use Distress inks to watercolor and have a painted background. For the background, I used Ranger Watercolor paper and embossed hearts from Simon Says Stamps Baby Party Animals stamp set using white embossing powder.

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I used Spun Sugar, Picked Raspberry and Candied Apple Distress Inks to watercolor the background and color in the balloons. The balloons are also from the SSS Baby Party Animals stamp set. The balloon does not have a die, so I fussy cut them. The little red hearts are stamped using tiny heart from Lawn Fawn’s Love You Tons stamp set and Simon Says Stamp Lipstick Red ink. I used the

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The cute little elephant is cut using Clearly Besotted’s Baby Shower Die. I colored it in with copics and create the features (eye, eyelashes and smile) using black Faber Castell Pitt Artist Pen- Fine tip. Love the elephant!! I actually bought this die for a baby room project that will be done soon!

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The sentiment is from Your Next Stamp’s Welcome Baby (a stamp set I have had for a while) and was cut using banner die from Lawn Fawn’s Stitched Journaling Card Die set. To take away from the white look, I sponged the edges of it with some spun sugar distress ink.

I always use Versafine Blank Ink and heat emboss with SSS Clear embossing powder for a crips look of stamped images and sentiments.

A very fun challenge… so what are you waiting for? Come join in the fun, pick 3 elements and share your creations!

Check out other DT inspirations HERE.

This is all for now,

Until next time,

Happy Krafting,

Cheers =)

Waterfall Album

Almost 2 weeks ago I made this Brag Book Album for my godson’s parents.. a memory keeper of his 2nd year. They loved it… we discussed on how nice it would be to have 1st year book too… so I got working. I wanted to try this Waterfall Folio by My Sisters Scrappers. Absolutely love all of her work and all the albums she creates. I came across her tutorial for this album on You Tube and had to try it out. Absolutely easy and fun to make. So what best than to make 1st year album for my godson.

Absolutely love the cover. The paper collection I used in this album is by Mambi Sheets- Baby Boy (bought it from Michaels). The cute little monkey is from Simon Says Stamp’s Baby Party Animals- Stamp and Die Set. I stamped, die cut and colored using Copic Sketch markers. The number balloon is Avery Elle’s Numbered Balloon Set. I stamped, fussy cut and colored using Distress Inks. Both the Monkey and Number balloon are layered with some Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Pen and Glossy Accents. The balloons in the background are die cut using Simon Says Stamp’s Balloon Dies. They too have been colored in with distress inks and layered with Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Pen.

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The book holds 15 pictures and also has a side pocket that can hold tags or more pictures or could be made into multiple pockets to hold tags/pictures. The waterfall look is so easy to achieve and is well explained in the tutorial.

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I decided to add some stickers to most of the pictures… hence my waterfall album is a little bulky, but there is plenty of space and it closes very well. In Hindsight I could have added a closure- ribbon or magnet tab. But without any closure too it stays shut well.

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I added 2 tags which I die cut using Stampin’ Up!’s Tag Scallop Combo #2 (retired). I cut 2 pieces for each tag- 1 pattern paper and 1 cardstock. Using some rub on letters I wrote a simple quote and Birth Stats.

It turned out to be a beautiful album… looks wonderful… easy to make and in the end bringing joy to the ones who receive it. Ginger from My Sister’s Scrappers has a wonderful Video Tutorial that can be found HERE.

On to another album shared by her πŸ˜€ (Will make it soon!!)

Until next time,

Happy Krafting

Cheers =)

Brag Book memory keeper

Almost a year ago I had tried a Brag Book/Photo Book made by Papercraft Button. It was a cute little pocket size photo album that had plenty of space for pictures. Click HERE to go to the post for measurements.

So I wanted to create a little memory book for my godson/nephew…. He turned 2 in December and I thought would would be perfect for his parents than to have this memory book which has pictures form after him turning 1 until his 2nd birthday. So I went working…. and created this:

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Now this is the same as the brag book linked above… except that It turned out a little thicker so I had to change the dimensions for the cover and the belly band.

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Why is this thicker you ask?? See the yellow cardstock?? well Besides the normal printed paper layout, I decided to add this yellow cardstock over the black base…making this one thicker than the original design.

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The printed paper is from DCWV’s Nana’s Kids Paper Collection (I’ve had it for years now). The 2 is stamped using Stampin’ Up!’s Memorable Moments stamp set (retired).

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I added some stickers…. to go with the pictures…tried not to make it even bulkier πŸ˜‰

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Best part of this book is to see how he has grown…the changes physical appearance to the changing expressions. Love it completely!!

IF YOU ARE USING A CARDSTOCK MAT UNDER THE PRINTED PAPER THEN HERE ARE THE DIMENSIONS (otherwise follow the dimensions in the previous post linked above)

Outer Cover:
9-1/2 width x 4-2/8β€³
Score at 3-2/8, 4-2/8″, 7-1/2β€³, 8-1/2″
Printed PaperΒ  for cover:
2 @ 4-1/8″x 3-1/8β€³
3 @ 4-1/8″ x 7/8β€³

Pages:
3 pieces of card @ 12 x 4β€³ (you could do 4 pieces if you want)
Score them at 3β€³, 6β€³ and 9β€³

You need to connect the 3 pieces together to make one long strip. I glued DSP on both sides which is why I needed 19pieces (So I can have 19 pictures in this book :D)

Cardstock Mat: 2 7/8″x 3-7/8″
Printed Paper: 2-3/4 x 3-3-3/4β€³ (I used 19 pieces)

Belly band:
Cardstock 9-1/2″ x 1″
Printed Paper- 9-3/8″ x 7/8″
Stick together then score at 3-2/8, 4-3/8, 7-5/8, 8-5/8β€³

It looks complicated…but it is a very easy book to make…and I intend to make every year for him as long as I can…and soon make 1 for my kiddo too πŸ˜€

Nothing like seeing how little munchkins grow…because they do seem to grow up quickly!!!

This is all for today,

Until next time,

Happy krafting

Cheers =)

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