Monday 31 December 2012

Faux wood background tutorial

Hello all!!
 hope you all kick started your new year celebrations.This is the last post of the year in crafters corner.We all wish you a very HAPPY N PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR.Have a crafty 2013 ahead:))

   Its kavitha here to share a tutorial today on how to make a faux wood background for your cards.Of-course you get lots of embossing folders for wood backgrounds,but i am going to show you a easy method which can be done within few minutes with your scoreboard.
Keep you card stock on the martha stewart scoreboard and randomly score the lines using bone folder.Make small lines instead of scoring from top to bottom at a stretch.Keep moving the card while scoring so that you don't get even lines.

Hope you can see how the lines have come out in this picture.Then using vintage photo distress inks first distress the whole card stock.

Then make it darker from the outside,so that you get dark n light shades.If you want more darker add a little bit of black only on the edges.Now your wood background is ready to use in your card.

I have decorated the card with stamped and colored butterflies from hero arts.For the sentiment panel i used spellbinders floral oval and classic oval dies.Sentiment is from fiskars Make a wish stamp set.Some ribbon n button to finish the card.
Hope you liked my tutorial and card. (All craft supplies under one roof)
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Friday 28 December 2012

Gift bag and a tag set! :)

Hi Everyone,
This is Hussena here & today I am sharing with you all a  small gift bag & tag set which I have made as a inspiration for this time's Challenge # 3 - "Make a set" .!!..So here is a look at the set first :-

And now a look at the bag :-

And  a look at the tag :-

And now a list of  the products I have used to create this set :-

For the BAG :

Base CS -Fabriano Elle Erre!
Pattern Papers- DCWV Garden Party Stack (Crafter's Corner)
Border Punch -Martha Stewart Daisy (Available at Crafter's Corner)
Dies :-
=>Spellbinders Label 3 -(Available at Crafter's Corner)
=>Cheery Lynn Exotic Butterflies (Small) -Crafter's Corner
 =>Cheery Lynn Tropical Flourish -Crafter's Corner
=>Cheery Lynn Olive Branches -Crafter's Corner
Big Mulberry rose & leaves -Crafter's Corner
Background Stamp -Hero Arts Flourishes (Available at Crafter's Corner)
Distress inks :Vintage Photo ,for stamping as well as distressing..!! (Crafter's Corner)
Ribbon & Pearls- Stash

For the TAG :

Base CS- Fabriano Elle Erre!
Pattern Papers- DCWV Garden Party Stack (Crafter's Corner)
Border Punch Martha Stewart Doily Lace Punch & Daisy Punch - Crafter's Corner
Dies :-
=>Cheery Lynn Tropical Flourish -Crafter's Corner
Flower made using Punch Bunch Scallop Punch -Crafter's Corner.You can check out the tutorial for it HERE
 Big Butterfly Paper -Pieced from DCWV Garden Party Stack (Crafter's Corner)
Small Butterfly -Hero Arts Antique Engravings (Available at Crafter's Corner)
Background Stamp -Hero Arts Flourishes (Available at Crafter's Corner)
Inks :Disstress inks (Vintage Photo) -Crafter's Corner
Mulberry Leaves- Crafter's Corner
Lace ,Ribbon & Pearls- Stash

Hope you all like my project...Please do leave me your comments & suggestions..It really helps me to improve my work..And if you have any  query regarding ay of the products used here...Please leave us a comment or contact Shalini at (All craft supplies under one roof)
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Tuesday 25 December 2012


Hi Friends,
I,m Anita here, with my last post of this year.
A very very Happy Christmas to all of you and may this season bring you loads of happiness.

This post was written long before this date as I,ve had a surgery and am unable to craft and create new projects. I wanted to make a christmas project was too tied up with things. I would also take leave from all of you for the month of January as I will not be able to recover fully and so have to take proper rest.
But I promise that I will continue to read and view all the fabulous posts here.
So here are a set of envelopes made for a baby.
 Supplies--Yellow card stock envelope-available at crafters corner. Punch Bunch Circle punch-
Stamp-Stamendous-Baby Invite, Martha Stewart-Doiley Lace punch, Ink-Rangers Archival-Jumbo Black, colours-Distress Markers, Ribbon and pearl from stash.

Supplies--Yellow envelope -available in lovely colours at Crafters Corner, Stamp-Stampendous-Baby Invite, Colours-Distress markers, Spellbinders-beaded ovals, Punch Bunch-Scalloped Oval Punch, sticker-3 Dimensional Stickers with Glitter Accents - Feather Phrases
So I hope you all are having good fun creating projects for Challenge#3 Make a Set.

All the craft supplies and much more are all available at the Crafters Corner--All Craft Supplies under one roof.
For further information or pre orders of any craft materials , just drop a mail at
I wish you all again a very HAPPY NEW YEAR.
Please continue to craft in the new year.

Just a few more days left for the Challenge#3 make a set. There is fab fiskars 8x8 as the prize.

Monday 24 December 2012

Baby Carriage Tutorial

Hello Friends ,
This is Mallika here from Aola Handmade Cards with a tutorial on how to make these pretty favor Baby Carriages .
I had a tough time deciding what tutorial to make and I actually changed three projects . I was suppose to post this yesterday but was stuck in some emergency so couldn't post .Apologies ..
Now onto my project

How to make a baby Carriage ??

Item You ll Need -
Cardstock -  I am using Nana's Kids from DCWV 
Scoreboard - Martha stewart 
Trimmer - Tonic Trimmer
Nesting Dies - Circle scallop
Big shot 

Step 1: Cut the two pieces of cardstock, pink 4” x 5”, white 3 15/16” x 4 15/16” and one piece of 4 x1/4'' inches of cardstock

Step 2: Score both pieces of large cardstock at 1” on all sides

Step 3: Cut in at four places on both pieces of cardstock .

Step 4: Fold on score lines and adhere together.

Step 5: Insert lining into box to make sure it fits.

Step 6 : Cut either a round circle or oval for the carriage hood.  I used my largest Nestie Scallop Circle.  Cut 1/3 of it away.

Step 7: Using the larger piece of the circle, punch holes on
ends and attach it to the carriage with brads:

Step 8: Insert lining back into carriage box

Step 9: Put adhesive on ends of 4” x ¼” piece of
cardstock and stick in-between lining and box for handle:

Step 10:
Assemble the wheels and adhere to carriage.  Finish off with embellishments
For wheels you can simply take your nesting dies circle of course and assemble with the help pf small button /.

Saturday 22 December 2012

3d Box Card

Shalini Pahwa here. I really enjoyed working on this card. I had used Ek success Punch Intertwined Arches on the border, and cut the window using Spellbinders Die Labels Seventeen, for butterfly i had used marrianne die Vlinder3 . Pattern Paper DCWV Garden Party Paper StackStampmulberry flowersmartha stewart punch monarch  butterflymagnolia lovely fence die, On mulberry flowers and on the card edges i've used Tim Hiltz Distress Ink-worn lipstick, for stamping i've used Ranger Archival waterproff ink-black.
Cream based paper with window cut i had made a background using stamps.
All these products are available at and some amazing offer on Martha Stewart, Ek Success punches and Spellbinders Dies. So order sooon before its is out of stock!!!!

Hope you will like my creation and don't forget to participate this month challenge-Make A Set
and the winner will receive 12x12 fiskar stamp.

Have A Nice Day!!!
Happy Crafting!!!

Thursday 20 December 2012

Red White card set

Hi All!

It's me Priya again... With another inspiration for the current challenge... This time I have made a fancy fold side stepper card with a matching gift card holder...
Here it is:

I loved the red dotted paper of DCWV's Dots Stripes & Plaid Paper Stack.. And you can never be wrong with red and white color combo...
Now have a closer look at the card...

Dies, punches and scoreboard really makes a crafter's life easier... I have used Matha Stewart's Scoreboard to fold the card stock into a side stepper card... To add elegance to the card, Cheery Lynn Fanciful FlourishMS Monarch ButterflyMS butterfliesDoily Lace is a perfect choice..

Now have a look at the gift card holder...

I have made this scalloped circle holder using Spellbinder's Scalloped Circle dies and Spellbinder's Circle dies.. Just make a sandwich of dies and paper, and run it through Bigshot... tada! b'ful shapes are ready to use!

and this is how the gift card holder will open... tied the 2 circles using a brad to make them slide on each other.. isn't it cool?

Most of the products I have used here is available at Crafter's Corner & Shalini is offering some really fantastic discounts on the Martha Stewart & Ek Success Punches...Make sure you check them out & place your orders before they are out of stock :)
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Have a happy craft day ahead!

Wednesday 19 December 2012

Dies to die for

Hello Friends ,
Today I am up with a very special card made on order .
This one has beautiful use of dies . I have this habit of never buying stuff which I don't require. I really like making the best out of my supplies rather buying and making a collection . The money which I splurge upon my supplies is hard earned and made of sleepless nights .
Let move onto the card -
I have used Layered Elegant Swirl  die to make a fan . There is a special sale going on our site .
Can you see beautiful fanciful flourish on the card ? It is available at our store .  Right beside the Elegant flourish is the most amazing die ever made by my God  ' Tim Holtz '  The sewing room 
I simply love this die .. when I work on the mannequin I remember my childhood days when I use to dress up my doll .
It has the perfect buttons and pegs .
Right behind my favorite die is Labels 8 { offer is going on our spellbinder dies } . This is the most versatile die , perfect for making my frames .
Now I need full attention ... Can you see the word Cherish .. Its heat embossed !! Yes I tried Heat Embossing for the first time . I used Ranger Black Embossing powder and Heat gun by Ranger which works on Indian Voltage .Voila !! I am trying to learn Heat embossing , I am sure it will be a great addition to my vintage world .
The stamp used to make the elegant border is Bo bunny's Gabreille .
The flowers are made by Beautiful Ribbon1  .
Other supplies are Vintage photo Distress inks and Tonic Trimmer .
Hope you all will leave some love .
Aola Handmade Cards 

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Tuesday 18 December 2012

Card & Box Set and a Tutorial !!

Hi everyone,
This is Hussena here to share with you all a box & a card set...Keeping in mind this time's challenge theme which is Challenge # 3 "Make a Set"...So here's a look at what I have made :-

 A look at the box again :
Supplies used for the box :-
Base CS  -Stash
Pattern Paper- DCWV Garden Party Stack (Crafter's Corner)
Martha Stewart Doily punch - (Crafter's Corner)
The flowers & the small brown butterfly -Paper pieced from the DCWV Garden Party stack(Crafter's Corner)
Fiskars Good times Stamp -Crafter's Corner
Distress Inks used : Shabby Shutters & Broken China (Crafter's Corner)
Butterfly Die : Cheery Lynn Exotic Butterflies (Small) (Crafter's Corner)
Pearls & Ribbon- Stash

Supplies used for the Card :-

Base CS- Stash
Pattern Paper- DCWV Garden Party Stack (Crafter's Corner)
The white Cs is Embossed using -Marrianne Designsables Embossing Folder- Daisy (Crafter's Corner)
Martha Stewart Doily Punch (Crafter's Corner)
Distress Inks used : Shabby Shutters & Broken China (Crafter's Corner)
Butterfly Die : Cheery Lynn Exotic Butterflies (Small) (Crafter's Corner)
Flourish Die : Cheery Lynn Fanciful Flourish  (Crafter's Corner)
Tag Die :Spellbinders Ribbon Tag Trio -(Available at Crafter's Corner)
Blue Mulberry rose &  Leaves-( Crafter's Corner)
Ribbon -Stash

And now for the Tutorial for the box ...Its really a very simple & easy to make box tutorial ...And this is so perfect for holding small note-cards ,tags ,chocolates & as it is in  the Indian tradition even some cash for all occasions....So firstly let me get to the supplies you will require for this :-

So as you can see the basic supplies that yu will need is some atleast some 12 * 12 inch cardstocks of any color , Paper Trimmer (Fiskars) ,Scoring  Board (Martha Stewart)  Border Punch (Martha Stewart Doily Punch) ,Ink for Stamping (Memento Tuxedo Black),Distress inks (Ranger) Blending tool  ,Good pair of scissors ,Double sided tape ,Some strong adhesive .

And now here goes the tute for it :-

Step 1 : For the Base Box : Start with a 7 1/2 inch * 6 inch piece of CS.

Step 2 :Score at 1 inch on all four sides of this CS.

Step 3 : With a pair of scissors put cuts on all four sides at the 1 inch mark as shown in the picture below :

Step 4 :Fold on all the four sides where you have cut out the tabs at the 1 inch :

Step 5 :Glue all the four corners together using double sided tape or an strong adhesive :

Now for the lid of the box :

Step 1 :Take a 9 1/2 inch * 6 inch piece of CS & score at 41/4 inch & 51.4 inch.

Step 2 :Fold the scored ends using your scoring tool & the lid will look something like this :

Step 3 ;now stick the box to the base of the lid  keeping it in centre as shown in the picture below :

Now the measurements of the Band which goes over this box :-

Step 1 : You will need 11 1/4 inch CS by 2 inches &  you have to score at 1 inch ,5 1/2 inch ,6 1/2 inch ,10 3.4 inch & 11 inch & glue it.

 Step 2 : After you glue the two ends of this CS ,it forms a perfect band which will go over the box easily ,but  before you stick the 2 ends of the band ,it would be better if you embellish it with pattern paper of your choice :

Now here's a look of the finished box with its band removed ...Its a perfect size for the card I have made which nestles into it :-

 As you can see I have embellished my box using punched laces ,pattern papers & few other thing of my choice !!...You can create these boxes for any theme you want & these could make lovely gifts for your near & dear ones especially for the upcoming Christmas season as well!...Hope you all like the tutorial & if you have any doubts..Do leave me a comment & I will try & get back to you as soon as possible.

Most of the products I have used here is available at Crafter's Corner & Shalini is offering some really fantastic discounts on the Martha Stewart & Ek Success Punches...Make sure you check them out & place your orders before they are out of stock :) (All craft supplies under one roof)
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