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New Home Congrats

Here is a quick card I made using Mudra Stamp’s House Is. I had to have this stamp because of all the sentiments it has. Stamps to create housewarming/new home cards are hard to find I think and one with sentiments like “Congrats on your new Home” …well, I haven’t found one…So this set is perfect for me 🙂

Now my card:


I used some distress inks and a cloud mask to create the background. Colors used- Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Evergreen Bough and Mowed Lawn.


The house is also from the stamp set, colored with Copic markers and fussy cut. I decided to pop up the house and the cloud with the sentiment.


I love this sentiment…the font especially. The words new and home are separate. With all the other sentiments.. this card can be used for many occasions.


So this is all for today…

Until next time,

Happy Krafting,

Cheers =)

Children’s Birthday Card- 6

With this post, we come to the end of the Children’s Birthday Card Series. While these cards were made for an order I received… making them has been fun! I enjoyed every bit of it…I think I shall continue making cards for children 🙂

So my 2 cards for today are interactive cards…I mean we are talking about children, they would enjoy receiving fun stuff like this.

Card 1: Step Block Card


This is a card that can lay flat and be made to stand. A very easy card to make, just scoring and cutting out some parts.


Once you create the base, the front, top and back can be decorate as you like. Make it for birthday, anniversary, wedding, baby…. many versions possible. I made mine a Birthday card with balloon, banner and present. All the images are from Simon Says Stamp’s Baby Party Animals.


I put a strip of white or cream cardstock on the back in order to write a message. If you do not want to do that, you can add square pieces to decorate like the others.


I have seen videos where crafters talk about using the inside space to insert a gift card- so you can do so if you want, since it folds flat. This card measures 6 x 4-1/2. so I had to make a special envelope to fit this card.


The envelope was made using We R Memory Keeper’s Envelope Punch Board. I used the A3 card size envelope measurements for this one.

Card 2: Scratch Off Card

Yes I finally made one of those… used supplies from Simon Says Septmeber Card Kit. It has a cute Birthday stamp set- It’s No Secret and some Scratch Circles by Inky Antics. A perfect combo for kids card. So here is my card:


The colors I used here were also in the kit… Archival Inks… love the bright colors!!


I simply love the scratch off circle… genius invention!! I intend to use more of these to make cards.


While stamping the sentiment, I was heat embossing with clear ink. Well, the arhcival inks hadn’t dried just yet and hence some clear embossing occurred on balloons too!! I liked how it looked…so I went back on other balloons and did some clear embossing 😀

So with this we come to an end on this series! To catch on other posts from this series, click on following links

Children’s Birthday Card 1

Children’s Birthday Card 2

Children’s Birthday Card 3

Children’s Birthday Card 4

Children’s Birthday Card 5

This is all for today!

Until next time,

Happy Krafting,

Cheers =)

Fancy Fold Card

Today I have a card I made for the November CoasteRide at Indian Craft Room.

ICRCNOV16 is a fun challenge… Use RIBBONS AND PEARLS with a twist of FANCY FOLD CARD.


When the challenge was put out, I realized, I have never made a fancy fold card!!! I have made nearly 400 cards in past 6 years but never a fancy fold!! WOW!!! I started making box pop up card, but never completed it… so I was excited about this one. For round 1 I went with Z-Fold Card, box style.


The card base is a Z-fold card,but with some cuts, you can make it a box card. Actually, the box part can have some pop out elements if you like 🙂


The patterned paper is a retired set from Stampin’ Up! I had loved this paper, so had bought few packs of it. I love the orange blue combo of this particular one, hence I use orange cardstock for the base fold. The blue flower is from a pack I found at Michaels and the orange is cut out using a Stampin’ Up! die (retired now). Tiny pearls on the flower and all over the card give it a classy look I think 😀


The “Happy Birthday” is a Simon Says Stamp die. Finally a cream ribbon gives the perfect finishing touch. Simple and elegant and yet fancy thanks to the fold.

So this is all from me for this card. Head over to ICR and check out the wonderful inspirations by the other DT members (link in the beginning of the post).

Until next time,

happy krafting

Cheers =)

October Moodboard

It has been a while I have posted something… Things surely get busy with a baby… and if not busy with him, then trying to organize the craft space. Had a light bulb moment few days ago…baby boy is growing up so fast… in no time he will be crawling, pulling things off shelf (aaaagh!!!) My OCD kicked in… right time to get working… to baby proof my craft space. Well, while that work is in progress, I managed to make a DT inspiration for the challenge at Indian Craft Room. This is round 2 of the challenge. I could not participate in Round 1. You can check out Round 1 inspirations HERE.

So this month’s challenge ICRCOCT16 is by our new DT member Akshma. She has come up with this festive moodboard. The Hindu festival of Diwali is right around the corner. So Akshma came up with this beautful moodboard that allows for many card design possibilities.

The gold, the diyas, the mandalas… all so festive… Now with the time crunch I had, I decided to pick the colors from the mandala on top right and the bokeh pattern. I would have loved to add a diya, but did not have enough time to print, color and cut!!


I started by creating the background. Simple distress ink blending. I used Barn door, Mustard Seed, Picked Raspberry, Wilted Violet, Blueprint Sketch and Lucky Clover. I love this color combo.


Creating this Bokeh was too easy with my Lawn Fawn Let’s Bokeh set. Although I have seen it being created by regular circle stamps too… inking and rolling the stamp on paper. But this stamp set cut the creation time in half and gave perfect bokeh’s 🙂 I used Brilliance Galaxy Gold Ink to create the subtle gold bokeh’s.


Technically a “Happy Diwali” sentiment would make it perfect for the occasion… nevertheless, this Shine Bright (in the Let’s Bokeh set) fit perfect with the background I thought. Sentiment is stamped with Versamark Ink and heat embossed with Ranger Gold embossing powder.


The front panel is layered on black cardstock to give a tiny border and the card base is Neenah Solar White.

I am also linking this card to Paru’s Card Making Challenges:

This was fun to do, especially after a small break.

Check out the challenge and join in the fun.

Until next time,

Happy Krafting =)



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 😀 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 😀

This is all for today,

Until next time,

Happy Krafting,

Cheers =)

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