Friday, January 25, 2013

ATC Holder

Hello again,

Two posts in a day!Can you tell I am on a roll today?This is a "once in a blue moon' occurence on this blog,because the blog owner is as lazy as can be.:-)

Anyway,in my previous post I had mentioned receiving some ATCs.I think I am going to participate in more ATC swaps or just make some for myself,so I was trying to figure out a way to store them.After much googling and youtubing (yes,that's a word ...I think),I finally found a supersimple and easy tutorial.Took me not more than an hour to make this and that too because I had to dive into my cluttere craft closet and look for embellishments.So here it is, my tiny cute ATC holder

The top flap opens up and you can put ATCs inside,Right now,I have only 5 or 6 of them,but I am guessing that it will fit at least 10.Mine are all dimensional so they take much more space.I think it will store more if you have flatter ATCS.You can also use it to store your ATC blanks if you like.

The sides are accordion folded so they can stretch a little bit too.To make it a bit prettier,I glossy accented the motifs on the paper.You can't really see that in the picture.Added flowers,a bit of lace and called it done.I actually have to think about what I want to do for the closure of the flap,but for now,it seems to stay closed,so will see if I want to do anything more.

If any of you is reading this,do you think I should add some letters or some label saying that this holds ATCs?I tried to put the making memories metal lable thing on the flab but could not make up my mind whether I like it or not.Suggestions are welcome!

Now,since I am pretty proud of my photography skills lately,I have to put one more pic.Talk about being self

This is made based on the excellent tutorial by theElegantCriminal on youtube.This is her original template and its awesome.

DCWV Coral Couture Stack from Crafters Corner
White cardstock from A1 crafts
Broken china distress ink from Crafters Corner
Lace,bling ,pearl from my stash
Flowers : I am roses

Hope you like this!


Submitting this for the Crafters corner challenge number 4 here

ATC Swap


I am very happy today!I had mentioned in one of my previous posts that I had been a part of an ATC swap over on myscraproom and showed the ATC that I had made.Yesterday I received the ATCs from all my partners and its so exciting to finally have those with me.

This swap was a Vintage Christmas ATC swap and my group had 5 people including me.Here are the ATCs that I received.

They are all so unique and pretty!I am so glad that I decided to participate.I am not sure if the people who sent these ever read my blog,but if they do,then thank you!


Monday, January 21, 2013

Create with abandon : My current motto.:-)


I am back with another project and I am so glad I finally did something!I have been busy with work and have been postponing all my crafty work for almost a month now and was itching to do something.

I don't know what to call this.Maybe a plaque?A lot of people have been working on identifying a defining word for this year.A word that will be the underlying inspirational theme for 2013.I have been thinking real hard and I came up with one finally.Mine is Endeavour.I am one of those people who always hesitates before getting into anything.Extra cautious and non committal,that's me!This year though,I do not want to play it safe.I want to play,take risks and try everything,hence the word.I wanted to to make something to remind me of that.Unfortunately I was also creating this for a challenge and I had the restriction of a 6 by 6 project,so I decided to use the word CREATE.Cliche much,eh?I will probably make a bigger something for my actual word, but for right now this also mirrors how I want to be this year.

Anyway,without any more rambling,here is my plaque or affirmation sign or whatever you want to call it.

It was pretty simple to make.The base is thick white cardstock.The pattern paper is punched.The letters are coloured with blush pink acrylic paint and then I used pink glitter glue on them.The rest is diecuts,laces,flowers etc.I tried to create some texture with a stencil and gesso.Not sure if I like that too much,to be honest.There's some stamping too but its hardly visible.

Hope you like this project!

Submitting this for Crafters Corner Challenge No. 4 which is anything but a layout or card.My project is neither of those,so I hope it qualifies for entry.

Supplies :
Paper : DCWV botanicals stack from Crafters Corner
Die Cuts : Tigerlily Collection from Lulupu (Either from the Lakehouse or the Tigerlily collection)
Flowers : I am roses,I think.:-)
Chipboard Alphas : Itsy Bitsy


Friday, January 4, 2013

Handmade Desk Calendar


One of the swaps that I participated in was the 2013 desk calendar swap on Swap Central India .I was so happy when I discovered this blog since I had been whining and grumbling about the need to do swaps and not having a forum locally.I have been following the blog for a couple of months and finally gathered my courage to participate in one.

I decided to use the papermania chipboard album for the calendar pages and made a standing frame to hold the pages using a fairly thick chipboard.

All the paper that has been used on this calendar is DCWV fresh florals stack.I kept the pages very bright and happy.I decided not to make monthly theme based pages since I did not have enough coordinating embellishments.I decided to go for bright colours, flowers and butterflies since mostly everybody likes those.I have provided a pocket on almost all the pages.The recipient can stick in some notes in there if they want to.I used tons of perfect pearls and glitter and I love it!It's a little bit chunky,but it stands okay,so that should not be an issue.

Supplies Used
Paper " DCWV Fresh Florals Stack
Flowers : Crafter's Corner,A1 Crafts,Itsy Bitsy and handmade
Stickers : Itsy Bitsy
Wood Flowers and leaves : Crazycrafter
Chipboard Flourish : Itsy Bitsy
Calendar Printable : Findingnana

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