DIY Handmade Greeting card New Year 2017

Hello Buddies 🙂

How are you guys doing ? Its time for making our customary new year greeting cards 🙂 Since 2015 I have been making new year greeting cards for my friends and cousins since there are more friends and relatives I have got to make a bunch of greeting cards every year.  This is the third consecutive year I am going to make them. Check out my last years cards 2015 2016

I have some criteria for making them. It has to be simple, colourful, interesting and charming 🙂 Everyone love the beautiful cards I make. Since I like to combine origami and card making I made one more origami oriented New year greeting card. I came across one interesting and simple origami piece in Pinterest and decided to use that for making this years New year card.

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Shall we start making them ?

Supplies Required:

  • Origami Paper
  • Cardstock (Chart Paper)
  • Colour Sketches
  • Craft Glue
  • Scissors
  • Rhine stones

My Method :

  1. Take a square piece of origami paper
  2. Cut into 4 small squares
  3. Take one small square and fold it into half follow the steps below  till no.10 then repeat the same steps with the other three pieces as well and finish the flower shapesteps
  4. The main origami and charm part is ready and we are almost done.
  5. Next we have to take a small cardstock and fold it into two like a regular greeting card
  6. Stick this origami piece on top of this card stock
  7. Paste a small rhine stone(kundan stone) in the center and flower becomes even more charming 🙂
  8. Open the card write your wishes inside sign it and send it across to your friends and enjoy ! 🙂
  9. Check out my last years greeting cards 2015 2016

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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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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

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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 for 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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How to draw with a colour pencil

Hello Buddies 🙂

How are you doing its been a loooooooong time I have posted something here. Sorry for leaving my space unattended and keeping you all waiting. I have been held up with some exams and couldn’t post anything here. I almost forgot “Happy Ramzan” to all my Muslim buddies 🙂 Wishes and Apologies done now shall we move on to what I have in store for you. I wasn’t posting anything lately but I have been making few crafts now and then to keep me sane ;). So this week lets start with a lighter and easier post.

Colour Pencil drawing

In school every child might have used a colour pencil. It might have been our fancy to colour every colouring page given by our craft teacher. We get fascinated by the crayons and colour pencils when we were young. As we grew up we moved to better colouring means like paint water colour and many more. We have left behind the colour pencils and thought they were for kids and we think we have out grown it.

Its never a sin to go back to your childhood and relive those happiness. It makes us feeling good. Same way I thought of doing a colour pencil drawing in memory of my childhood colouring books. But this time the colouring was a bit matured :). Its not a bad idea anyway It turned out to be a pretty nice drawing. Let me show you how I made one !

Supplies Required :

  • Card Stock
  • Colour Pencil
  • Ordinary drawing pencil
  • Eraser

My Method :

  1. Since we are grown up now we will draw our own drawing instead of the colouring books
  2. So the first step is to trace the design in a simple pencil outline drawingPencil sketch full
  3. Once the design is complete slightly rub it with eraser It should be seen but not so prominentpencil sketch
  4. Now start colouring with the colour pencils
  5. I used only two colours. SInce mine is a floral design, Green for leaves and Pink for the flowers thats it I meant it to be simple
  6. First Green outline to the stem and leaves draw with little pressuretrace outline green
  7. Then colour the insides of the outline without pressure ever so lightly
  8. Next is the flower I drew the outlines darker and made few places opaque with thick colourTrace outline pink
  9. Then the left out part inside the flower was coloured pink but lighter like we did in the leavesComplete shading
  10. We are almost done.Now I made it a little darker here and there few finishing touches and I am amazed by my pretty drawing myself.Darken it
  11. Really a good drawing with such simple tools
  12. Go grab your set of colour pencils and make your pencil drawings in colour 🙂
  13. Have fun and do share your beautiful drawingsfill shade

Happy drawing 🙂

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Water colour painting

Watercolours is one of my most favourite painting colours. Every one of us must have used it from our childhood. We have been familiar with those colours but we never could easily predict the outcome :). That’s the interesting part of water colours they behave in their own way.

I haven’t done much of paintings but have done a few greeting cards and bookmarks with water colours. So I decided to do a simple painting with water colours along with my nephew who has come home for school annual holidays. And I have to admit it was lot more fun than we expected and there was more learning for both of us. Here we go with the two paintings we both made.scenary

This one I painted I loved the way the colours merged with each other

flower bunch

This one I helped my nephew to paint he is one creative kid ! What a lovely creation isn’t it. It was fun with him

Happy Painting

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Handmade Bookmarks – Water colour – For kids

Making bookmarks was one of my favourite craft. I have made many different bookmark. I I almost had an obsession for making bookmarks. My buddy got inspired by me and he tried making a few bookmarks using chart paper and water colour. They are for kids, comic book since they look a little kiddish any kid will love to keep it between their comic book pages. The creative idea was making book marks in the shape of objects like bat, feather etc. It looks pretty cute idea isn’t it ? I personally kept all these bookmarks. Here we go a round up on his creativity

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Happy Creating

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