Quilling Greeting card – DIY

I always love to make handmade gifts to my friends or relatives. And the most among them were handmade greeting cards because they are easy to make takes lesser time and more importantly there is more possibility of the other person keeping it safe for longer period. I feel more happy when people keep my gifts safe 🙂 Kind of childish still it means a lot to me. Ok ok I know I am dwelling too much on it I will move to the tutorialquilled card

I made a quilled greeting card for my sisters Anniversary and that’s todays topic 🙂

Supplies Required:

  • Card Stock (I used old Invitation card)
  • Quilling Paper
  • Quilling Needle
  • Craft Glue
  • Scissors

My Method :

  1. I was in a plan to make a simple quilling card for my friend-cum-sister for her anniversary
  2. I didn’t knew what design to choose fortunately I had a old Wedding Invitation handy It had a embossed design on it I liked the design and kept it safe for making something like thissteps
  3. I used the embossed design and traced it with the quilling paper and decorated it with my imaginations
  4. Most of the lines were traced with single paper and for flowers I used the loose whirl and twitched them as neededQuilled greeting card
  5. I didn’t follow any proper method or step I just went along with the design and crafted it
  6. That’s it a beautiful gift ready and a keep sake for my sisterAnniversary card

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Jewelry Of The Week JOTW#28 – Valentines day Special

Hello Buddies 🙂

How are you all doing ? Sorry again I couldn’t make any posts last month got held up in too many things. It became a habit of starting all the posts with excuses and sorry. I will try not to do that from now on. Ok now about today’s post. Since its sunday I wanted to write a JOTW post and I made this jewelry for the special occasion of this sunday. Didn’t you smell it ? Love is in the air 😉 So we are having a valentines day special jewelry set this week. A heart shaped pink coloured earring afterall its valentines day shouldn’t we make something in heart shape ? So here it is ! Lets move on to the  tutorial valentines day spl

Supplies Required:

  • Quilling paper (Pink Colour)
  • Head pins
  • Ear hooks
  • Jump Rings
  • Pearl Beads
  • Quilling Needle
  • Wire cutter
  • Pliers

My Method :

  1. This is one of the simplest earring I have made but its lot more cutter 🙂
  2. Take two pieces of pink quilling paper roll it into a loose coils
  3. Pinch them at one corner and form tea drop shapes
  4. Now you have two tea drops stick them together to form the heart shape steps
  5. While sticking them them together you can insert a jump ring at the bottom end for the hanging part or make a tiny tight coil and stick it at the bottom
  6. Insert a white pearl bead into a head pin and form a loop and cut the excess wire this forms the hanging part
  7. Connect this loop to the bottom of the heart using a jump ring
  8. Stick a small tight coil on the top of the heart and insert a jump ring inside the tight coil I used a lighter shape pink for this tight coil
  9. Connect the ear hooks to this top jump ringpendant
  10. Apply varnish on the earring with a small paint brush. This is to make your earring resistant to water.
  11. Tada you are done with this beautiful Valentines day special earring !Heart earrings

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DIY Quilled Monogram

Happy New Year Buddies 🙂 🙂 Have a wonderful year ahead !

One of my cousins was going abroad for higher studies. He wanted to meet us all before he left so I planned to make him some personal gift that he can take along and keep with him and thus the idea stuck me to make a monogram frame and wanted to share it with you guys. Anyone will like their gift associated with something related to them either their photo or their name so I chose to use his Initials to make a monogram gift which he might like. So this is how I made the monogram gift

R monogram

Supplies Required :

  • Plain cardstock
  • Quilling paper
  • Quilling Needle
  • Water Colour paint (Orange)
  • 3D Liners (Black , Silver Glitter)
  • Pencil
  • Craft Glue

Supplies

My Method:

  1. A neat and rough sketch of the monogram should be drawn on the card stock initially
  2. I painted the main monogram with orange water colour paint and left the other decorations to be done with quilling paper and rhine stonesMonogram drawing
  3. So the first step is to paint the monogram
  4. A 3D black outline for the monogram was my next step It highlighted the orange colour well. Let it dry for next 15 mins
  5. By the time it is getting dried let us make ready of the quilled pieces
  6. My design was simple It had a small flower and a few leaves with a string running around the monogramsteps
  7. So lets start making the leaves, a total of six leaves were made with green colour quilling paper
  8. These leaves has to pinched and twitched in different directions as per the design
  9. Next comes the flower same as the leaves the petals were made from red colour quilling paper
  10. Once all the parts were done stick them on the cardstock as per the designIMG_20150807_094518_1
  11. And decorate it with the rhine stones and add some sparkle to it
  12. I also added silver glitter on the orange water colour to make it shineIMG_20150807_093927_1
  13. Almost done let it dry and sit and adore your work 🙂
  14. Frame it and wrap it as a beautiful gift !IMG_20150808_095111_1

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DIY handmade origami Greeting card – New Year 2016

Hello Buddies 🙂

How are you all doing ? This time again I proved to be the laziest blogger ever. Its been very long time last I made a post for you. I know I have been too bad but please go easy and forgive me I have got a new year gift you- Greeting card tutorial ! (Reason enough 🙂 ?)

Some of you might remember the bunch of colourful greeting cards I made last year it was the first time I made so many greeting cards. I even posted a video tutorial for it check it out here

Inspired by myself this year around the same time again I made similar bunch of New year greeting cards for all my friends cousins relatives almost everyone 🙂 And you guessed it right this time also I made colourful cards with origami technique. When you make a whole bunch of them origami is the best technique and comes in handy in making interesting cards.

But this one is little tougher origami than last year yet sorry I couldn’t make a video tutorial for it. Bare with my step by step photographs. I have tried my best. I wanted to make lot of cards and wanted to make them in lesser time. You can even make this as a last minute gift. You hardly need much supplies just a origami colour paper and a tiny cardstock will do. Sounds easy isn’t it. Just follow the origami steps carefully. Shall we move on to the tutorial.New Year Greeting card

Supplies Required:

  • Origami Paper
  • Cardstock (Chart Paper)
  • Satin Ribbon
  • Colour Sketches
  • Craft Glue
  • Scissors

My Method :

  1. Take a Square Origami paper of any colour of your choice.
  2. Follow the steps below to get a foldable box kind of a thing.Origami steps
  3. Mine is a very tiny box. But I liked it that way, If you wanted a bigger box take a big squareFinal Step
  4. Cut a tiny satin ribbon to tie around and secure the box from opening (I took red colour paper so I chose white ribbon to match the santa effect 🙂 )Satin
  5. Once the outer box is ready we are almost done. The difficult part is over
  6. Next step is to prepare a tiny cardstock to fit inside this origami box. This is where we write down the wishesWishes
  7. I wanted to keep it simple so this tiny message card was enough for me. If you are not satisfied you can make a bigger box and a bigger Wish card
  8. You can stick this card inside the box, but I left it inside without sticking instead I stuck a photo behind the card. An old happy memory with the person whom we are giving the greeting cardBunch of them
  9. Thats it ! I added a small choclate inside the box and tied the satin ribbon
  10. My teeny tiny New year gift ready !!New Year Greeting card
  11. How do you like it ? Ready to make a seasonal cards for your loved ones ?

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Jewellry Of The Week JOTW#27

Its been a very long time since I made a jewellery. Lets catch up again. The easiest and ever pretty design is the jumkhees. May be because of its elegance or because of the traditional design I am more attracted to the Jumkhee designs than any other design. This weeks jewellery is a simple yet beautiful Pink and pearl combination Jumkhee.An adorable one it will make a pretty gift as well

Pink pearls

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DIY Desk organiser

Having a pretty neat table, all my requirements on it A Computer in the middle a pen stand, phone stand, small succulent plant, cute keepsakes tiny photo frame having all this is my favourite wish to top all this I wanted most of them handmade. Since I am used to making handmade gifts to friends and family. I planned to make these things all by myself and I am halfway done

All of a sudden my best buddy gifted me one of this amazing gift a “Handmade Desk organizer”. Since I haven’t received many handmade gifts this one totally amused medesk organiser2

An amazing beautiful piece of art. I was impressed and so much happy and you know what ! Its completely handmade. I wanted to share it with all of you. He has even taken step by step photos ( My craft buddy is so adoringly creative)

Check out the design so beautiful such perfection ( The engineer in him claims for the perfect proportionate design ) so adorable. The choice of colours, the pretty floral pattern added as embellishment he has cut and pasted every piece separately such patience it takes. Such a worthy and most creative gift that made me go to clouds. Here we godesk organiser1

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Handmade Greeting Card – Happy Retirement

My dad was getting retired I didn’t plan any gift At the last moment I decided to give him a simple gift. But I wasn’t inclined to buying a gift that is not my style and It doesn’t give the happiness of handmade gift. So the simplest handmade gift to make at the last moment is a personalised greeting card. I usally add a memorable coto inside every greeting card I make that is the trick. A photo makes is personalised take us back to the memory and make us happy and we will love the card no matter how is it ! 🙂 So now shall we move to the real part of making the handmade greeting card. I used water colours my favourite painting technique added a few embelishments. Made it a little quirky. My dad loved it he was happy to recieve it as gift 🙂

final with wordings

Supplies Required :
• Card Stock
• Decorative floral paper
• Water colour
• Craft Glue
• Black Pen

My method :
1. I chose to make a square card so I Folded a cardstock in the shape of a square card
2. This forms the base of our card
3. Next step is to paint that additional embelishment. Actually I painted that flower pattern as a bookmark then as an after thought I added it as an embellishment in this cardsteps4. Once the water colour design is painted we are ready to assemble the card
5. First I stuck the Floral pattern on the left side of the card
6. Then the water colour emblishment was placed at the joint of the floral pattern and the cradstock overlapping both
7. Next is to cover the left out empty space in the card stock (the right side)
8. I used water colours to fill it up I used aqua blue and pink and blended them in between with wet on wet technique I allowed both colours to merge
9. Then I added a few texture patternss in the pink portion (Have a closer look you will find them ). I was just playing around
10. I added a smaller piece of floral design and card stock on the right side portion to write down the retirement date
11. As a final touch I added a few wordings for happy retirement wishes
12. Voila my pretty simple handmade “HAPPY RETIREMENT” card is ready
13. I made it for my Dad and he loved it ! Inside I wrote a personal wish and stuck a few memorable photos 🙂 Photos are really a pretty addition to any greeting card . Anyone will love to look back on the memorable picturesretirement card

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