Sunday, September 25, 2016

“Forever and always” pocket page mini album by Suchismita Chatterjee Dutta [Guest Post with Tutorial]

This is a guest post by Suchismita Chatterjee Dutta.

Hello there, lovely crafty people!

In my guest design team post here on the CraftAdda blog, I bring to you project inspiration for the Floral Elegance paper collection!
I had been eyeing CrafTangles papers for a while already when Khyati sent over these amazing paper packs from their August release - I Travel the World and Floral Elegance. With my obvious love for shabby florals, I grabbed the latter pack first.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Blue colour themed mini album using CrafTangles 'Wild about Blue' paper pack [Guest DT Post]

This is a Guest Post by Tanaya Deshpande

Hey guys,

I am back with the second Guest DT project.I am sure you have been enjoying the DT projects from my fellow crafters so here is another one.

I feel exactly the same how this quote explains for the paper collection I have used-

Let the blue sky meet the blue sea and all is blue for the time

-Moncy Barbour

I have not used any embellishments except the round handle on the front page.The base paper/cardstock is of Kraft color which is completing the blue paper quite well.The front page has a pocket which lets you slide in a small album.
The cover measures-7.5" * 8.3" and the pages are 7" * 8"

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Baby cards by Neha Bhatt [Guest Post]

This is a guest blog post by Neha Bhatt from Periwinkle Creations who was kind enough to review our range of photopolymer stamps. Over to you Neha...

Hello Friends,
I feel excited to be on the CraftAdda blog reviewing their new line of clear stamps.  They are clear, photopolymer stamps. They are deeply etched designs giving best stamped images.

Today, I am showcasing few examples using their Little One stamp set. It has fun images which are suitable for creating new born invites, greeting cards and baby albums.

For the first card, I have used clothesline stamp from the set. I like the size of it. It is big enough for fussy cutting. I stamped different pattern paper and fussy cut them.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Cash and gift card holders using Craftangles

Hello!! I am back with a post for CraftAdda..the awesome craft store!!
After much deliberation I finally got myself an envelope punch board from We R Memory keepers! And what a fun product this is!!!

 I decided to make a few cash and gift card holders today, 
using the awesome papers from Craftangles.

For the first two cards, I used papers from the 'Autumn Harvest ' Paper pack. The colours are beautiful and the papers are really thick and luxurious! You can buy them here.
I added a strip of vellum to hold the gift card in place and added the die cut sentiment from Winnie and Walter.
the gift card holder is also help in place with a tiny piece of double sided tape.

The cash gift holder card below is also made using paper from an assorted Craftangles 6"x6" paper pack.
With so many kids going off to college just now, I thought it would make a nice motif for the cash gift holder. 

The tilted banner and sentiment are from Simon Says Stamp and the patterned paper is mounted on a kraft card base.

I hope you enjoyed seeing these cards as much as I enjoyed making them!
Thanks for stopping by!
Have a great night!
Paru Mahtani

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Autumn Harvest Patterned Papers

Hey all! I am on the CraftAdda blog today with a couple of cards made with the awesome new 6"x6" Autumn Harvest paper pack from Craftangles
You can see a flipthrough of this paper pack here!
The papers are gorgeous...thick and luxurious to work with. 
The patterns work well with each other, as you can see.

The card techniques  are pretty much self explanatory.
I used the "Landscape trio" die from Mama elephant to add some interest as well as the feather dies from Simon Says Stamp and the gold heat embossed sentiment from 'Paperwishes'. 
The jute twine is from MayArts ribbon.

Come on over to the CraftAdda store and check out all the awesome patterned papers!!

Thanks for stoping by!
Have a great evening!
Paru Mahtani

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

More fun with CraftAdda stencils!

Hello all!
Today I have for you three fun tags I made using the awesome new CraftAdda stencils!
 I used Tim Holtz distress inks to create the backgrounds 
and then die cut the tags using the mft tag die.

For this tag, the stencil used is 'honeycomb' and the sentiment and the fussy cut dice used are woodblock stamps from StudioG. 

The stencil used for this tag is 'handwriting'. 
I added fussy cut flowers leaves  from W+9 Spring Blooms stamp set to make the tag pop!

I made this tag using Simon Says Stamp stitched circle die
The stencil used is the 'Moroccan design'.
I off set it and it used it twice to create dimension. 
I added the Memory box die cut flowers and 
the sentiment from the 'Sending Love' stamp set from Craftangles.

I finished of the tags with some black cord.

Friday, August 26, 2016

Playing with CraftAdda Stencils!

Today I am playing with the new CraftAdda stencils!
They are impeccably manufactured right here in India...the quality is excellent and they have been designed by CraftAdda's very own Khyati Kothari!

I decided on two colours...Tim Holtz Fired Brick and Dried Marigold distress inks and used three different stencils on smooth white card stock.

For this card, I used the 'Dots' stencil. 
I then used some sunshine yellow ink from Mama Elephant to add some brightness. 
I used the dienamics 'Band' die against the background and the sentiment from 
Concord and 9th stamps, seemed just perfect!!! 
I finished the card by adhering it to a kraft card base.

For this card, I used the 'Floral pattern' stencil. 
I used the darker colour first and then off set the stencil and used the lighter colour over it. 
This created some dimension to the design.
I stamped and cut the cushions from the stencilled cardstock 
and added them to the stamped and fussy cut orange couch. 
I used two different washi tapes to  anchor the couch and the coffee table. 
I heat embossed the sentiment in white on black cardstock, to make it bold.
All the stamps used here are from Papertrey ink.

To make this card, I used the "Argyle" stencil. 
I think this is my favourite...Though I dont particularly enjoy the grunge totally works here!
It almost looks like flames doesn't it?
I added the cityscape die cut from PaperSmooches to this beautiful background.
I cut a strip from the bottom and placed it with a gap, to create some interest.
The sentiment is also a favourite..from 'Hot of the press'.

I hope you enjoyed reading about these cards and 
I hope you will try playing with these stencils too!!!
Thanks so much for stopping by...Have a great day!
Paru Mahtani