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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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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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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How to make handmade Greeting card – New year 2015

Hello Buddies 🙂

Wish you all a wonderful and prosperous Happy New Year. This New year  I have made the biggest bunch of greeting cards for all my friends and family. It made me really happy. I wanted to share with you the cool New Year Greeting card I made. If anyone wanted to make last minute new year gift this tutorial might help you. You will need very little supplies

Its kind of a origami paper folding technique. But don’t worry its the simplest. I have made a clear and simple Video tutorial which is less than 5 mins. So try making your own handmade greeting card. This is much better and personal than a store bought hallmark card. Here is the tutorial for you.

new year

Supplies Required :

  • Origami Paper
  • Card Stock
  • Glue
  • Glitter Pens and Craft Punch (optional)

My Method :

  1. Take a square piece of Origami Paper (I chose RED colour)
  2. Fold the paper into smaller square 1/4th the size of the original square in the same way as shown in the videobunch of cards
  3. Take a card stock of size 1cm bigger than the paper.
  4. Now stick the folded paper on the cardstock
  5. You are almost done.
  6. Now the decoration part.
  7. You can let your creativity play the role.
  8. I traced a Big 2015 on top of the folded paper and added some Rhinestones as charms.outline
  9. Inside I made a few doodles a few craft punches stuck here and there and the New Year wishdoodle design
  10. I also added a tag on the top corner of the card to open it (this was not included in the video)opened card
  11. Thats it pretty New year greeting card ready. You can use it for any occasion you just have to change the decorations little.
  12. Cool and Super easy isn’t it ? I love the surprise part of the message unfolding once you open the card.
  13. Tell me how you liked it also share you hand made new year gifts

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