Jewelry Of The Week JOTW#28 – Valentines day Special

Hello Buddies ­čÖé

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 ­čśë 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 ┬átutorial┬ávalentines 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 ­čÖé
  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 ­čÖé ­čÖé 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 ­čÖé
  14. Frame it and wrap it as a beautiful gift !IMG_20150808_095111_1

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Valentines day Gift – Custom Photo Frame

Hello Buddies ­čÖé

Its valentine season ! Love is in the air. People are busy making creative gifts for their loved ones. I have also made a delicate and beautiful gift using quilling technique. A Photo frame in the heart shape with floral embellishments made using quilling techniques. I wanted to share it with you.It was easy and fun to make and the nice part was the quilling embellishments I made. It completely changed the look of the frameFrame

Supplies Required :

  • Cardboard
  • Handmade Paper
  • Quilling paper (White, Green and Red)
  • Quilling needle
  • White Glue
  • Rhine stones
  • OHP Sheet
  • Scissors
  • Craft Knife

My Method :

  1. Take two A4 size cardboard actually I used an old notebooks binding cover since it was thicker than the ordinary cardboard
  2. Draw a heart shape in the middle of one cardboard and cut it outcut out
  3. Now this is the basic for our frame
  4. Take handmade paper and cover the heart cut out cardboard with itstick handmade paper
  5. While sticking the handmade sheet on the top cardboard leave a little extra on all four sides to fold it and stick behind the second cardboard
  6. I loved this peacock blue colour of the handmade paper I used
  7. The inside of the heart shape was like this after sticking the handmade paper on the first cardboardBack side
  8. This forms the top of the frame
  9. Stick an OHP sheet behind the first cardboard
  10. The photo has to be stuck on the second cardboard on appropriate position right below the heart cutout in the first cardboard. You can align it with the first cardboard to place it in proper position
  11. After placing the photo keep the second card board behind the first and stick the excess handmade sheet by folding on all four sidesstick with second card
  12. Now cut out another piece of handmade paper to cover the back side of the frame in exact size of the frame and stick it
  13. The frame part is over the frame is ready now.
  14. Next is the embellishments partFlower
  15. I made three flowers with quilling technique and stuck Rhine stones on the middle of themFlower emblishments
  16. I used three techniques for making the flowers tight circle, eye, leavesQuilled flower
  17. These embellishments were stuck around the heart shape and now the frame has become awesome ! ­čÖéheart Frame
  18. I love the way it turned out !
  19. Try making frames of your favourite shapes in the same way and do share with me how did you like these

With the photo

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How to make handmade greeting cards – Creative Ideas

Hello buddies ­čÖé

As I have already mentioned in my handmade greeting post I like to make a lot of greeting card for all the occasion for my friends and relatives. Recently I made a few festive greeting cards for my buddy and cousins . I Wanted to share them with you ­čÖé Here are they. Check it out and tell me which one you like.

Cut and Paste Collage Greeting card : PONGAL

This one I made for Pongal festival to my buddy and my relatives. This was a simple and just in time greeting I made. But it was neat and pretty all of them liked it very much.Pongal greeting

I decided on what all components should be present on the card and cut out the shapes in different coloured cardstock and stuck them. Few things I used water colour painting.punch out

My card had a pot and fire for it then sun and two sugar canes. The pot and the fire components were cut out from cardstocks. I couldn’t cut out the Sugar canes so i painted them with water colour.For the pongal flowing out I used some cotton. Finally Stuck them all in place and wrote the wishes and signed it. Thats it Greeting card ready ­čÖécollage greeting steps

I made a bunch of it and gave to my relativesTriplet pongal greeting

Beads and Paper Miniature wreath card : CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR

This one I made for Christmas and New year. It was a new try. I made a tiny wreath with crushed paper and beads and two bell shaped cards cut from paint chips.paper wreathNew yeargreeting

Glass Painting Greeting card : DIWALI 

This one I made for diwali for my buddy. It was made with OHP sheet and glass painting. I have written a separate post on this here check it out for the step by step tutorial.cute greetings

Glass Painting and Acrlic paint on OHP sheet Greeting card : BIRTHDAY

Along with glass painting I also tried acrylic paint on OHP sheet and made this pretty greeting for one of my friend’s birthdayBirthday card

Thats all on my list now. Will update you with my new greeting card creations. Which one is your favourite card among these ? Drop a comment.

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Handmade Greeting cards

Once upon a time people used to send wishes through greeting cards to friends and relatives for festivals and birthdays. Nowadays no one is patient enough to send them. Almost all our wishes are through phone calls and emails. But we would never get the same charm and happiness in the electronic cards. Receiving a special greeting will always amuse us. Isn’t it ? ­čÖéDIYA

How many of us still save the old greeting cards we received ? When we see those old greeting cards we will go back to those happy memories. Not always expensive gifts make people happy, the best ever gift till date is a simple greeting card with hand written wishes from our loved ones :).

Practically we can’t use a greeting card, that may not be a useful gift. But think of the moment you receive a card specially made for you ? The instant smile we get on our face thats a wonderful feeling ­čÖé isn’t it ? When the shop bought greeting cards can bring us so much happiness think about the hand made cards specially made for you. Won’t it be very special ? Why don’t we give such happiness to our loved ones.

Try making simple greeting cards and present them along with gifts. More than how the card looks it is the time you have spent to make it, your involvement to give a handmade gift all these will amuse them and make them happy ­čÖé Trust me no expensive gifts can make them feel so special and happy like a handmade gift ­čÖé Thats the reason I always make handmade gifts.

The specialty about greeting cards is you can gift them for any occasion. You don’t even need an occasion/reason to give one. Simply send a card and share the love ­čÖé I think I should stop now lets move on to the tutorial to make handmade greeting cards.cute greetings

There is no rule or steps to make greeting cards. Anything you make will do. Today┬áI will show you how I made these tiny little charms.These are the diwali cards I made for my buddy and cousins ­čÖé I gave them along with diwali sweets that was a cute surprise for them ­čÖé I felt so happy ­čÖé┬á

Supplies Required :

  • Card stock / Chart Paper
  • OHP sheet
  • Glass paints
  • Glass outliner
  • Glue
  • Glitter (optional)

My Method:

  1. I made lamp shaped card so first I cut out the shapes in the chart sheet or cardstock. Normal chart may be flimsy. You can stick two charts back to back to make it sturdy. I used Old Invitation cards instead. Fold the chart draw the shape along the folding so that you get two sheets attached Cut the shape
  2. Cut out the same shape in OHP sheet. Leave a small extra flap at the folding end (left side) to stick it to the chart.
  3. Reverse the OHP sheet (the flap should be on your right side) and Trace/Draw the Diya design using glass out-liner. Start from the top and finish the design.
  4. Allow it to dry for 10 to 15 minsGlass painting
  5. After the outline is dry start filling colours inside the shapes.
  6. While pouring the colours avoid bubbles. If suppose you got bubbles break them with a needle or pin.
  7. Add glitters for extra charm. After filling the colours let it dry for 20 to 30 mins.
  8. Reverse it and stick the extra flap to the back side of the greeting.( If you are not able to follow me look at the photos)Stick Flap
  9. Done ? Great ! you have made your first handmade card a wonderful gift feel proud ! ­čÖéDIYA
  10. Now Open it and fill your hand written wishes and present it to your loved ones ­čÖéwishes

Mine looks little childish never mind ­čÖé┬áTrust me whatever you scribble they will like it because you have made it specially for them ­čÖé┬áMake your own cards and tell me how you liked it.
And last but not least this one I made for a friend of mine for her birthday. This is one of my favourite card ­čÖéBirthday card

I have also written posts on Basic Glass Painting tutorial  and How to make Glass painting Rangolis check them out if you are interested.

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