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BEAUTIFUL EASEL CARD TUTORIALS USING CS STAMPS: GDT Avni Jain.

Hello everyone..
It’s Avni Jain today , winner of Craftycrappers November challenge#17″ SKETCH”
and it’s an honor for me to be a guest designer for craftyscrappers for this month of December.
I received this fabulous goodie bag from Craftyscrappers as my Win prize.
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And with the products that i received in my goodie bag that i won, i have created an Easel Card as an inspiration for you all.
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 Since child hood, I was passionate towards crafts.. but one day I was searching something on YouTube and I came across Craftycrappers Youtube Channel,
Craftyscrappers Channel has so many craft videos,which were so inspiring and educational.
Each video has a new idea, a different technique to showcase.
Not to mention, their products. Craftyscrappers is the first company here in India to bring so many versatile crafting products at a pocket friendly cost,
whether they are clear craft stamps, mixed media tools such as shimmer pastes,stencils or shimeer sprays… or scrabooking supplies such as Pattern papers,Die cuts, dies,ribbons, flowers,charms..ets.. they have it all.. and that too are priced economically, keeping in mind crafters need and their capacity to afford those products to create stunning creations.
I have been so impressed by Craftyscrappers products and the videos, that from last three months , I have taken crafts seriously… Not only that, they have a superb Design team, who are so talented in their fields… and their Craft videos/tutorials are so very inspirational and motivating… that has motivated me to come up with new crafty ideas and give life to my creations.
 

“Thank you Craftycrappers team”
for being the best,
for bringing crafting to a whole new level, for providing versatile and beautiful products in India at an economical rate so that all crafters, whether beginner or experienced can afford and enjoy them with out any hindrance and most importantly, For showcasing crafters handwork and talent with the world.
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As a part of the Guest Design team I have made an easel card for you all as an inspiration using Craftyscrappers new release  “you are so enchanting”.

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This Stamp set is so mesmerizing and unique and is designed by Pritusha Banerjee,
who is an established graphic artist in India.
Craftyscrappers has given a new meaning to the fairytales themes and these designs are the first ones to surface in india, which makes me so very proud.
All of craftyscrappers stamp sets are available in 3 different sizes, keeping in mind the crafters need.
They are available in 4x4inch stamp set size which is perfect for making your own handmade embellishments for craft projects.
The 5x5inch stamp set size is the medium size, used in making A3 cards,envelopes and layouts, and its is the size that i have used to create my make today.
And the 6x6inch Stamp set size, which is the jumbo stamp set size,used for making bigger projects like,using in  8 or 12inch scrapbook layouts,mixed media etc.

Along with Craftyscrappers versatile stencil, ” Victorian”.

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Which is a beautiful and high quality stencil,for you to create amazing backgrounds
or highlights on your projects.
These stencils comes in a trendy package and are 6.5×6.5INCH in size,

which makes it easier for you to twist and turn the stencils according to your work surface.You can also customised the size of your stencils with Craftyscrappers, they have a wide range of  mini stencils too…
And the most incredible thing about them is, they are pocket friendly.

Check them out at the store: Craftyscrappers store

And with the stencil, i have also used Craftyscrappers Super shimmery and one of a kind product, “Shimmer pastes”. The shimmer paste that i have used in my creation is called, “Shimmer paste-Splash”
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These Add a fabulous layer of shimmer and shine to any craft project , and you can
use stencils with these shimmer paste and create beautiful sparkling details and add the touch of beauty to any card, scrapbook or mixed media.
Can be used on paper, cardboard,chipboard,acetate, wood, glass,mdf,fabric and even on layered stencils.
They are also available in 16 amazing coloring sets, here’s a glimpse of that:

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And last but not the least, to add the special touch of shimmer to my creation, i have also added Craftyscrappers Shimmer tape,” Rainbow
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These shimmer tapes are used for packaging, crafts, and decor!
​They have a nice feel and are very easy to use.
These shimmer  tapes can be re-used since they are removable and re-positionable.
Lots of colors and styles are available at the craftyscrappers shop to – get creative – and to use them in your craft projects.

Okay so moving on to sharing my inspirations now…
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But before i get into that, let me tell you…
Our challenge for this month of DECEMBER is ongoing.
If you missed our previous post,check it out here…
 

You can create any project using embossing technique.
This embossing can be in any form,wet or dry,on stamps,through stencils or pastes.
it can be a layout, a journal page, a simple card, interactive cards,
mixed media canvas or project, altered art, anything crafty!

  • Last date of submission is 31st DECEMBER,2017

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To win An amazing goodie bag of  rs1500/-
From our store, http://www.craftyscrappers.in
(Coupon code will be generated to the winner.)

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So this is my completed EASEL CARD:

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An easel card is another fun alternative to the ordinary fold.
It has a built-in easel, so artwork stands beautifully on display. As an added bonus, the card lies flat for ease in mailing.

Here i will show you how you can create a Square easel card, but keeping the measurements in mind, you can create an easel card in any size that you like.

 

A BRIEF TUTORIAL:

  • Cut one piece of card stock to 4 1/4″ x 8 1/2″ and one piece to 4 1/4″ x 4 1/4″. The larger piece will serve as the base and the square will become the front.
  • The basic formula for an easel card is to divide the length of your base by two and score.  (This is the mid-point.) Next, divide one side by two and score. (This is the three-quarters point.)
    Place 4 1/4″ x 8 1/2″ block of card stock on scoring table horizontally. Score at 4 1/4″ and 6 3/8″.
  • Fold along score lines creating a mountain fold at the 4 1/4″ mark and a valley fold at the 6 3/8″ mark.
  • Flip card stock so that the largest panel is face down and the two smaller panels create a mountain fold. Apply double-sided tape to the outer panel.
  • Turn card stock so that adhesive is at the top and remove liner from tape. Adhere 4 1/4″ square to top of base, aligning top and side edges.
  • Decorate as desired. (I used “you are so enchanting” stamp set and Stencil, ” Victorian” with the “Shimmer paste-Splash” for this.
    Be sure to include a border strip,paper embellishment or Shimmer tape like i have used here, which is Craftyscrappers Shimmer tape,” Rainbow” near the bottom edge of the base (i.e. the rainbow strip as can be seen above) as this will help hold the card open for display. The deeper you adhere the “stop,” the taller your card will stand.
  • Then i created the origami air balloon using some scrap paper from my stash.
  • Colored and fuzzy cut the stamp set, you are so enchanting’ and adhered it to the balloon carriage.
  • Added some mulberry flowers from the store, and the card was ready.

 

Sharing some Close-ups:

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I would also like to share some other variations/measurements to make Easel cards:

 

#1) MEASUREMENTS TO CREATE A STANDARD A2 SIZE VERTICAL EASEL CARD

  • Cut card stock pieces to 4 1/4″ x 11″ and 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″.
  • Score 4 1/4″ x 11″ piece at 5 1/2″ and 8 1/4″. Fold along score lines.
  • Adhere double-sided tape to top folded edge. Remove liner from tape.
  • Adhere front panel to base, aligning top and side edges. Pull forward to stand in easel position.

 

 

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 #2)MEASUREMENTS TO CREATE A ROUND EASEL CARD

  • Cut one piece of card stock a little wider than your circle die and a little longer than twice the width. This will serve as the base. Score down the center and fold. Cut a second piece of card stock slightly larger than your circle die. This will become the front.
  • Using removable tape, adhere circle die to folded card stock with die edge just above the fold line. Die-cut with die-cutting machine to create folded circle base. Die-cut front circle shape as well.
  • Open folded circle. Fold top circle in half in opposite direction from center fold line. Apply double-sided tape to top half above fold.
  • Remove tape liner and adhere front circle, aligning all edges. Pull top circle forward into easel shape.

 

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Hope you enjoyed the tutorial, 

Do leave some love and feedback below.
Don’t forget to join our craft challenges (details at beginning of the post)
You can participate via mr.linky (at the end of the challenge post)
or via facebook, instagram and even via email.
(While sharing your creation post over social media 
via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
please use #Craftyscrappers challenge18 to qualify for submission,
failing to do so entry will be disqualified.)

Happy Crafting!

 

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EMBOSSED MIXED MEDIA CARD USING CS SHIMMER SPRAYS: a tutorial!

Hello everyone!
Vani here today, on craftyscrappers blog with an inspiration project for you all
using Craftyscrappers super shimmery, shimmer sprays…
for our December challenge embossing .

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I had so much fun creating this using Craftyscrappers Shimmer sprays and the effect was  astounding to my surprise!
These Shimmer sprays are water-based and are water reactive too,
which is great to use on paper & other porous surfaces.
They come in fantastic range of Colors.
The shimmer in these sprays adds the touch of beauty to your craft projects.
You can use these directly or you can even mist them
with water to lighten the color variation.
These are ideal for mixed media, DIY & other crafting projects.

 

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But before i get into that, let me tell you…
Our challenge for this month of DECEMBER is ongoing.
If you missed our previous post,check it out here…
 

You can create any project using embossing technique.
This embossing can be in any form,wet or dry,on stamps,through stencils or pastes.
it can be a layout, a journal page, a simple card, interactive cards,
mixed media canvas or project, altered art, anything crafty!

  • Last date of submission is 31st DECEMBER,2017

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To win the amazing goodie bag!
(Prize reveal will be up soon!)

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Okay so moving on to the tutorial now…

Let me share a picture of the Embossed mix media card that i made:

 

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A brief tutorial:

  • I took a pattern paper and applied gesso on it.
  • After it was dry , I applied texture paste with stencil and added Lindy’s white embossing powder on it and heat set.
  • After that I took Craftyscrappers shimmer spray sweet pumpkin and grape juice and sprayed on top of it.
  • Once dried, I embellished it using some mulberry flowers from the store
  • I added Craftyscrappers shimmer spray grape juice along with the sweet pumpkin shimmer spray on mulberry flowers to enhance the beauty.
  • And the card is ready.

 

 

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I hope you enjoyed the Inspirations and that we have inspired you enough for the challenge for this month “EMBOSSING”

 

Watch out for more in the coming days enter your creations below!
 

Do join us in our challenge!
Don’t forget, there is a maximum of 3 entries per person and it needs to be new work
(so created and posted after this challenge has started).

Have fun with our challenge for which the entries close on 31st December and good luck!

(NOTE:If you don’t see Mr.Linky below, please refresh your page, your browser may not have fully loaded this page.)
If you still have trouble adding your creations for the challenge,kindly drop your creation links/blog links/facebook page link/pictures at craftyscrappers@gmail.com and we will manually add them for you.
And if you want to participate via facebook, you may post your creations over our facebook group:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/craftyscrappersCC/

You can  participate via mr.linky (at the end of the challenge post)or via facebook,Instagram and even via email.
(While sharing your creation post over the social media, ie Facebook/twitter/instagram
please use   #Craftyscrappers challenge18 to qualify for submission,
failing to do so, the entry would be disqualified.) 

Do participate and stand a chance to win the amazing goodie bag!

Looking forward to your participation in the challenge.

 

Happy Crafting!!

 

 

VANI

 

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3INTERACTIVE 3D CARDS: using CS goodie bag!

Hello Wonderful people,
This is Uma Didwaniya, winner of the

CHALLENGE#16:”Sparkle It Up”

and today i am at Craftyscrappers blog to share with you my inspirations as a GUEST DESIGNER, for the month.
I have some beautiful interactive 3d cards that i made using the products from
my fabulous goodie bag that i won recently.

 

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This is the fabulous goodie bag that i won for the challenge, that has some awesome products that are so versatile and most importantly is “made in india”.

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The winner,GOODIE BAG has a wide range of products,
that is available at the store at a very reasonable rate,
and Craftyscrappers is bringing up more awesome products that are just perfect,
If you are a scrapbooker, a card maker or a mixed media artists!
These products are just  for you!!!!

 

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But before i get into that, let me tell you…
Our challenge for this month of DECEMBER is ongoing.
If you missed our previous post,check it out here…
 

You can create any project using embossing technique.
This embossing can be in any form,wet or dry,on stamps,through stencils or pastes.
it can be a layout, a journal page, a simple card, interactive cards,
mixed media canvas or project, altered art, anything crafty!

  • Last date of submission is 31st DECEMBER,2017

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To win the amazing goodie bag!
(Prize reveal will be up soon!)

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Okay so moving on to the cards that i created are:

 

First project: SHIMMERY LIGHT UP 3D CARD

 

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SOME CLOSE-UPS:

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Second project: INTERACTIVE 3D CARD

 

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SOME CLOSE-UPS:

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Third project: SUPER GLITZY SHAKER CARD

 

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SOME CLOSE-UPS:

 

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I hope you enjoyed the Inspirations and that we have inspired you enough for the challenge for this month “EMBOSSING”

 

Watch out for more in the coming days enter your creations below!
 

Do join us in our challenge!
Don’t forget, there is a maximum of 3 entries per person and it needs to be new work
(so created and posted after this challenge has started).

Have fun with our challenge for which the entries close on 31st December and good luck!

(NOTE:If you don’t see Mr.Linky below, please refresh your page, your browser may not have fully loaded this page.)
If you still have trouble adding your creations for the challenge,kindly drop your creation links/blog links/facebook page link/pictures at craftyscrappers@gmail.com and we will manually add them for you.
And if you want to participate via facebook, you may post your creations over our facebook group:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/craftyscrappersCC/

You can  participate via mr.linky (at the end of the challenge post)or via facebook,Instagram and even via email.
(While sharing your creation post over the social media, ie Facebook/twitter/instagram
please use   #Craftyscrappers challenge18 to qualify for submission,
failing to do so, the entry would be disqualified.) 

Do participate and stand a chance to win the amazing goodie bag!

Looking forward to your participation in the challenge.
love,

 

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Winners of Challenge#15: Anything Goes &GDT inspiration-Anushree

Hello friends,

 I am really happy to be on craftyscrappers blog again this month with some very special projects.

But before i go onto that, lets announce the winner for the

Challenge#15: Anything Goes

 

we received around 25 gorgeous entries and it was really difficult for us to chose the winner, or i should say, winners… ya u heard it right!
we have three winners for the challenge#15, and they are:

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FIRST WINNER: PREETI D
who created this beautiful card and altered bag using our stamp sets.

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A BIG CONGRATULATIONS! to You…
Don’t forget to contact us via email : craftyscrappers@gmail.com to claim your prize!
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SECOND WINNER: ANILA DIKAY
who created this beautiful card and photo tag using our stencils and die cut set.

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A BIG CONGRATULATIONS! to You…
Don’t forget to contact us via email : craftyscrappers@gmail.com to claim your prize!
You may grab our winner badge from the blog sidebar, to proudly showcase it up on your blog/facebook page!

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THIRD WINNER: AFREEN BANO
who created this beautiful card using our stamps.

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A BIG CONGRATULATIONS! to You…
Don’t forget to contact us via email : craftyscrappers@gmail.com to claim your prize!
You may grab our winner badge from the blog sidebar, to proudly showcase it up on your blog/facebook page!

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Apart from our own challenges, Craftyscrappers also sponsored the

April Challenge

over at : http://paruscardmakingchallenges.blogspot.nl/


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which was …

April 17
And the winner is  SINDHU who made this stunning creation..

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check out the full creation details at her blog!
and  will receive A fabulous goodie bag  from us!

A BIG CONGRATULATIONS! to You…
Don’t forget to contact us via email : craftyscrappers@gmail.com to claim your prize!
You may grab our winner badge from the blog sidebar, to proudly showcase it up on your blog/facebook page!

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And our May challenge

Challenge #16: CAS..

is up and running, make sure to participate and win amazing prizes.
You may join through the blog via mr linky(at the end of the challenge#16 post)
If you still have trouble adding your creations for the challenge,kindly drop your creation links/blog links/facebook page link/pictures at craftyscrappers@gmail.com and we will manually add them for you.
And if you want to participate via facebook, you may post your creations over our facebook group:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/craftyscrappersCC/

Now onto my May inspiration now…

Today I have made a tag and a card using Lotus stamp set,designed by Our talented Design team-mate Nandini Karmarkar, (Product code: ST-FLW-09)
These stamps are so versatile that one will feel like playing so much with them.
They truly have endless possibilities.

 
Let me first show you my tag.
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For the tag,on the main cardstock I have applied Inka gold first and let it dry.After gold color dried I have used, The Arrow stencil, (Product code: CS-STNL-06) by Craftyscrappers and used inka gold black color to give background effect.
For the lotus,I have used BUCKRAM,(Buckram is a stiff cloth, made of cotton, and still occasionally linen, which is used to cover and protect books. Buckram can also be used to stiffen clothes.)Now this material was complete new and a successful experiment.I have used memento inks to stamp images on Buckram.These high quality stamps perfectly stands out on any surface.Lastly i adorned the tag with some leaf and ribbons from my stash.

Now let me show you my card,

 

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For this card ,I have again used same lotus cardstock.
I stamped them on white cardstock and heat embossed with gold powder.Then I have colored them with Zig colors and fussy cut them.The sentiment is from same stamp set which again i have heat embossed with gold powder on white cardstock.
I have used Kraft cardstock as base to stick my fussy cuts.
 
Below is list of supplies I have used:

 

 

 

 

I simply enjoyed doing both the card and the tag.The stamps from Craftyscrappers give crisp and clear images.Hoping to do many more such posts in future.
Happy Crafting!!
anushree

 

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Challenge #16: CAS..

Hi!
Today is the 1st of May, start of a new month and also a new challenge at Craftyscrappers. We re-launched our challenges last month and had a great response. I am sure all of you are eager to know who is going away with the wonderful prizes for the challenge. But there are so many beautiful entries that we are going to need some time to decide the winners. So please bear with us. We will announce them very soon.

I am here today to announce a brand new challenge – CAS.
The acronym CAS stands for Clean And Simple. The parameters are:
One focal point
Lots of white (or open) space
Minimal layers and embellishments

I have some inspiration for you.


First up is
Rupali,
with a gorgeous card which is a perfect example of the CAS style.

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Rupali used the adorable
We Go Together stamp set.

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I absolutely love this card! Such a sweet image and the sentiment is wonderful. You can find out the details on how she made this cute card at her bloCrazy Crafts.
Please do visit her and leave some love.

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Second is, Kriti

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who made this beautiful card using the adorable stencils,
ROSE BUNCH, LATTICE AND THE ARROW.

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And I made a simple one layer card for this challenge.

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I used two sets for this card Doodly Blooms and Lotus, both designed by me.

You can check out the details of my card at Paint Paper Scissors.

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I hope our cards have inspired you to create something beautiful. You can link your creations via Mr. Linky (at the end of the post) or Via Facebook- Craftyscrappers Craft Challenges.
And keep watching this space for more inspiration. Looking forward to seeing you in our gallery.

Love,

nandini