Thursday, April 12

Circles sketch

I saw this sketch on SCS Sketch Challenge 380 on Wednesday morning and since then my mind was occupied thinking of what papers I could use for this layout! When I started making this card it was more challenging than I thought it would be since all the layers and colors had to match well. I must admit that I spent a lot of time trying to gather and match all the patterned papers I wanted to use. I also discarded 2 of those after I cut the circles since the patterns didn't gel well. Here is what I finally put together -

Old World card stock for background
Colorbok card stock for largest circle
K&Company papers for smaller circles & background band
K&Company dimensional  flower &  butterfly

I used my new EkSuccess circle scissors for the first time today! Cutting circles is a piece of cake now :) I placed the paper on a glass mat and then placed this tool on top. What I like the most about this tool that you can cut a circle from any section of the paper and you can check before cutting if the circle is going to cut the expected area on the paper.

Let me know if you like this design! Thanks for visiting my blog!

Sunday, April 8

Gift envelopes

This weekend Chaitali, Prema and I set up a booth at Asha's Geetanjali event to sell our handmade paper goods. Chaitali and I started going to this event since last year and this year Prema joined us as well. All the money we earn from selling our cards and paper products goes to Asha for a good cause.

Last year we had a collection of about 50 cards for the booth. This year we decided to expand the variety of goods beyond cards. I made some envelopes and mini/pocket scrapbooks. I will write another post for the scrapbooks. Here are all the envelopes I decorated!

Are you wondering why I chose envelopes of this size? These envelopes can be used for packaging gift cards or gift cash. There are many places where gifts are given in the form of cash to let the receiver buy a gift item of their choice. It is the same as giving a gift card except that you actually pack a bunch of bills in the envelope :) 

All these envelopes are made of handmade paper from India. I usually make the envelopes too from scratch.  I made about 100 envelopes from scratch with handmade paper and decorated the envelopes - some of those were used for giving gifts to the guests at my wedding. The envelopes in the pics are however pre-made and I decorated each one with a variety of embellishments.  The elephant headed figure in a couple of cards is that of Ganpati - who is widely worshipped in India and is honored at the beginning of rituals and ceremonies. 

Hope you like these designs and thanks for stopping by my blog!!!

Thursday, April 5


black card stock
Blue,  pink East card stock
black stones
"Success" stamp

Wednesday, April 4

Pear pair

Checkered card stock
Orange, green, white card stock
"You & me" stamp - orange dye
"Quite the pear" stamp - black, green dyes

Tuesday, April 3

Life is Beautiful

Handmade card stock from  India
Yellow - orange card stock
Tree stamp - black dye
Brown card stock
"Life's beautiful" stamp - brow dye

Monday, April 2


Judikins music notes background stamp
Blue, black dye
"Party Like a RockStar" stamp
Guitars cut from colored card stock
Black marker
Blue grey cardstock  

Sunday, April 1

Feather touch

Peacock feather stamp- Blue, green, pink dyes
Green and yellow  "Old World" cardstock
Green shades cardstock
Green rhinestones
Best Wishes stamp - brown dye