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BEAUTIFUL TOWER BOX: a pictorial!

Hello Everyone,

It’s Priyanka here at Craftyscrappers blog and today
I am going to share a picture tutorial on Tower Box!

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I hope you will get inspired and participate in our CURRENT CHALLENGE  for this month of October which is still ongoing…
If you missed our previous post,check it out here…

CHALLENGE#16:”Sparkle It Up”

You can create cards, layouts, journal pages, altered art, MDF items, anything crafty and add glamour to your projects in any form, be it foil, glitter, shimmer or anything to sparkle it,to participate…
Last date of submission is 31st Oct 2017.

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to win amazing prices!!!

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It’s a fun gift box and as Diwali is arriving it could be a perfect gift for anyone.
 It can hold 4 items and that too in such a small space!

Here’s a look at the completed Tower Box:

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So let’s begin with the pic-tutorial…
 

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I started with a black thick sheet of paper measuring 12.5 by 6 inches.
Here 0.5 inches (in 12.5) is for securing box so that it could close well, so for further measurements keep this 0.5 aside & all measurements will be done with 12 inches only.
 
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Now score it as shown in the picture below:

 
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Divide 12 inches into 4 parts of 3 inches & 6 inches into 4 parts of 1.5 inches.
White boxes running diagonally is the space to glue smaller paper boxes. In rest of the space glue pattern paper of your choice.

 
Here is the picture after adhering the pattern papers…

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These are the pattern papers i have used…


 

Pattern papers used here are from “Paper Designer” & “Papericious” these are available at www.craftyscrappers.in
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Now let’s make smaller boxes, for this I picked 4 thick pattern paper sheets of 6 by 6 inches.
Took one and scored it horizontally & vertically as per the measurements shown below

 

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Crease the lines using bone folder or ruler & glue the ends together
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Repeat the same for remaining three boxes.

 

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Also prepare the lid using same process but with 6.1 by 6.1 inces, mid section of 3.1 inches & sides of 1.5 inches each.


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Now let’s work on the front side of the box…
I glued the pattern paper pieces to it.
 
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Added the sparkling SHIMMER PASTE-SONOMA using
the BRICK STENCIL from Craftyscrappers.


It was so easy to use this small stencil, Craftyscrappers have an option to customize stencil size of your choice, isn’t that great to get as per your requirement.

Here’s how it looks, once shimmer paste applied:

 

 

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Look at this lovely shade in yellow…totally sparkly!!!

 

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Added some color splatters in blue & black…

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Now glued the smaller boxes inside to the main sheet..


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Embellish the box as per your choice,
I added this cute stamped image,  to the paper dolly die cut.
This cute mini stamp set “BOUQUET OF HAPPINESS” is also from Craftyscrappers
and  is designed by me 🙂

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Here are some of the close-ups:

 

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This is how it looks once opened:

 

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I have added lots of flowers, laces, pollen’s and rhinestones to the lid.

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I hope you liked the box & enjoyed the post, do give it a try & share your creations with us, and don’t forget to leave some love 🙂
 
We have an interesting challenge going on, called  Sparkle it Up for October 2017, do join us and share your creations. (Details at the beginning of the post.)
 
 
 
So that’s all for today…..

 
Happy Crafting!
 
 
 
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CREATIVE MIXED MEDIA CANVAS: a step-by-step tutorial!

Hello Everyone,
Hope you are enjoying your weekend!!
Its Deepti here  today and I’m back at Craftyscrappers blog…
and this time I have a step by step tutorial for a mixed media canvas which I have customized for a dear friend and it saysLeave a Little Sparkle Wherever You Go”. 
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I hope you will get inspired and participate in our CURRENT CHALLENGE  for this month of October which is still ongoing…
If you missed our previous post,check it out here…

CHALLENGE#16:”Sparkle It Up”

You can create cards, layouts, journal pages, altered art, MDF items, anything crafty and add glamour to your projects in any form, be it foil, glitter, shimmer or anything to sparkle it,to participate…
Last date of submission is 31st Oct 2017.

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to win amazing prices!!!

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But before moving onto the tutorial …
let me show you the Canvas first.
Here it is…

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Without further ado..

Here is the tutorial..( Picture heavy post ;))
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I took 8 by 8 inches framed canvas, Mod podge , kitchen towel (coz I like its dotted pattern ) and a paint brush. I tore the tissue paper and glued it over the canvas as shown with the help of Mod podge and let it air dry.

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Once the canvas was dried,
I applied a layer of Gesso over it to prepare the base for coloring.
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After that I stenciled the canvas with texture paste using Craftyscrappers  Rose Bunch Stencil and  let it air dry. You can use your heat tool to fasten the process.
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Now I sprayed  Craftscrappers “Grape Juice ” shimmer spray  along with water spray over the canvas till I was satisfied. 
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Then, I applied Gold Acrylic paint  to add some interest .
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 Once satisfied with my coloring, I arranged all my embellishment roughly on the canvas as shown. I have used some chipboards (colored these with gold acrylic color) , flowers, Butterfly die cut outs ( which I heat embossed with white embossing powder), metal charm, glitter balls etc to decorate it. I glued all my embellishment over the canvas with glue gun. 
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Then I  added the stamped sentiment… and if you are wondering what is this “Diddle” then let me tell you its my friend’s sister nick name for whom he asked me to make this canvas.
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Lastly, I covered the whole canvas with mod podge and let it dry overnight.

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Hope you like it.. Here are some close ups..
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Hope you get inspired.
Don’t forget to join in our craft challenges,(details at the 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.
Thank you so much for stopping by!!
Hugs xx

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CHALLENGE#16:”Sparkle It Up”

Hello everyone,
 
A very Happy October to you all!
Today we are starting our monthly challenges and we are super thrilled about it!
We are sure you will be too and we look forward to your participation!
 

The challenge for this month is “Sparkle It Up”– add glamour to your projects in any form, be it foil, glitter, or anything to sparkle it.

 

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Create any project following the said theme- cards, layouts, journal pages, altered art, MDF items, anything crafty.
Make sure to read through the challenge guidelines here before linking your entry.
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To inspire you to play along with us,
our DT Members have created some fabulous projects.
Lets have a look at them, one by one…

Altered Pot by DT Member

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Today I have a quick inspiration for the current Craftyscrappers challenge.
I have made this lovely pot using my mixed media skills and Craftyscrappers products.
Let me share a picture of it before sharing the procedure and material.

 

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  • I took a simple pot and painted it with gesso all over.
  • Once the gesso dried,I sprayed the pot with bitter lemon shimmer spray from Craftyscrappers and let it dry again.
  • I have stamped some pots and succulents from Craftyscrappers stamp set
    “I am stuck on  you” with Black archival Ink.
  • I have painted these using ranger enamel accents to uplift the coloring,some places I have also colored with archival inks as they are waterproof inks.
  • Then I took some frosting powder and added  little bitter lemon shimmer spray to it and mixed it well.
  • On the top of the pot , I applied this colored frosting powder with the help of matt medium.Bottom I have added some inka gold effect.

 

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Mixed Media Journal Page by DT Members 

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 To inspire you with the current challenge, we’ve created Mixed Media Journal Page with Craftyscrappers products.
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Itty Bitty Canvas by DT Member 

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I am here with the inspiration post for the ongoing challenge.
I have made this Itty Bitty canvas for this challenge.

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  • I took a 4″x4″ canvas. Applied Gesso all over the canvas.
  • Sprayed the shimmer spray Sweet pumpkin and Grape juice and blended them.
  • Let it dry. Added two layers of mesh and tied a twine around the canvas.
  • Die-cut a doily and colored it with distress inks. Die-cut the Eiffel tower and layered it with Glitzy gold foil.
  • Mounted it over the doily. Embellished it with flowers and leaves.
  • Added microbeads at few places.
  • Foam mounted the sentiment. Dry brushed gold metallic color over the open spaces on the canvas.
  • Lastly sprinkled the entire canvas with Sparkling dust.
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Shaker Card by DT Member

 

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To inspire you with the challenge, I’ve created a shaker card.

 
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Die cut Card by DT Member

 

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To inspire you with the current challenge,
I’ve created a Die cut card.
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  • To make this card, I took A2 size white card stock and distress inked the background.
  • Once satisfied, I  sprayed some water with fine misti sprayer .
  • Then I die cut the stitched layered stars die set, from madrasbazaar which I got from craftyscrappers in my DT KIT.
  • on silver glitter sheet. Completed my card by adding die cut out sentiment and some sequins.
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Hope you’re inspired!
Watch out for more in the coming month and 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 October, 2017 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/

 

 

Thank You!

Craftyscrappers Team!

 

 
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You can create Cards/Layouts/journal pages/Altered art/MDF items.
  • Adding glamour to your projects in any form should be focus.
  • Use of Craftyscrappers products is must to qualify for the challenge.
  • Last date of submission is 31st Oct 2017.
  • Please go through challenge guidelines here .
    (Any entrants not following the rules/challenge guidelines, will be disqualified and will not be eligible for the challenge.)
Please add your creation project/card picture and link to your blog post using mr.linky.




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FUN FOILS CARDS: a brief tutorial!

Hello Friends…
 
Hope you had an awesome weekend..
 
Here I’m back at Craftyscrapper’s blog with some fun cards using
Craftyscrappers FUN FOILS and SHIMMER PASTES ...
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This is the first time I’ve used foil in my cards and I really love the outcome…..
Craftyscrappers shiny transfer foils are professional grade and are proudly made in INDIA, and these super glitzy foils , add Stunning Sparkle and shine to your craft projects.

What stopped me till now was the investment in laminator machine for foiling….
But these fun foils are really fun to work with.
You don’t need any fancy tools for this..
They can be used with a lamination machine and also work like a charm with Big shot and Cuttlebug machines, where you do not need heat to transfer the foils to your craft surfaces.

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So Let’s see what I came up with…


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These are three cards i made using the fabulous supplies from Craftyscrappers.
 
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So let me quickly share the supplies i used to create these fun cards…
Supplies used:

 

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White Card stock

 

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Fun Foil – Sizzling Silver
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Die cuts
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Okay, so lets begin with the cards…

 


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Here’s the first card that i made, using the stencil, ROSE BUNCH.
and shimmer spray-
Grape juice.
.. and the beautiful Fun Foil- SIZZLING SIVER.
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A BRIEF TUTORIAL:
 
  • I took A2 size white card stock and placed Rose Bunch Stencil over it and secured it with masking tape. 
  • Then, I applied crafty glue over it evenly with sponge and removed the stencil carefully.(craftyscrappers also have fun-foil glue that works perfectly with the transfer foils.)
  • After that I placed Sizzling Silver Foil  over it and pressed it first with my hands and then by passing it through the big shot.
    Remove the extra foil….
    Now,your foiled background is ready to play with.
  • I sprayed this foiled card stock with Grape Juice Shimmer Spray and immediately wiped it with baby wipes.
  • Finally decorated it with some die cut sentiments and sequins.

 

Here’s some Close-ups:

 

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Here’s the second card that i made, using the stencil, ROSE BUNCH.
and shimmer spray-
Grape juice and shimmer spray-egyptian crystal ... and the left over foils from my first card, 
Fun Foil- SIZZLING SIVER.


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A BRIEF TUTORIAL:
 
  • In this card, I have used the left over foil from the previous card…
  • I applied crafty glue over the left over foil with sponge and pasted it to the
    white card stock..
  • pressed the same by passing it through Big shot.
  • In this, I have applied shimmer spray through paint brush with 4 different colors. 

 

Here’s some Close-ups:

 

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Lets, move on to my THIRD CARD, where i have used the stencil-Lattice with the Fun foil-sizzling silver and shimmer sprays-Egyptian Crystal and Grape Juice.
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Here’s some Close-ups:
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I really enjoyed working with Craftyscrappers fun foils
You can check the whole collection of 16 beautiful colors these beautiful Fun-Foils are available in over at the store.

 


I hope you get inspired.

 

 

Thank you so much for stopping by!!!

Hugs xx

 

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BEAUTIFUL TAGS: a complete tutorial!

Hello friends,

 This is Anila over the blog today,
and i have some tags tutorial to share with you today,
using different techniques and mediums.

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Who doesn’t love tags… 🙂
Stampers have used tags for years to create mini works of art.
A tag is small that is not too  intimidating very easy and fun to create..
that is .. it’s okay, even if you mess up.
Tags are great for experimenting with new techniques, too.

 

So I created these three easy yet fun tags with stamps, inks,
sprays ,stencils and shimmer pastes…

 

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 Here’s a look at the completed tags:
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So lets begin with the tutorial…
(* picture heavy post!)

 

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To begin with, I took white colored ready tags…
You can even cut them from a white Cardstock,
of any size to create your own custom sized tags.
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Ready made TAGS
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Took the tag, secured it on the table with washi tape.
Then Secure the stencil over the tag with washi tape.
The stencil that i have used for this tag is from craftyscrappers
and its called,
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Take sufficient amount of shimmer paste (Separate stencil and shimmer paste for each tag) and evenly spread it across/through the stencil.
The shimmer paste that i am using here is called,
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Repeat the same for all the three tags.
After applying a generous layer of the shimmer paste,
I let it air-dry. (You can heat-set it too!) 
(this is how they look…)
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Once dry I sprayed two of the tag with the coordinating shimmer sprays from my DT kit. (Spray each tag separately)
The shimmer pastes and shimmer sprays are extremely versatile and beautiful in itself.
The shimmer sprays that i used here are,
SHIMMER SPRAY-Grape juice and SHIMMER SPRAY-Sweet Pumpkin
(this is how they look…)
 
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For the third tag, I coloured the background using distress ink. 
(Applying Distress inks on the craft mat and picked up the color with water brush) 
 

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Let the tags dry again. 
(this is how they look…)
 

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Next, I started layering the tags with pollens and lots of flowers.
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I tried to use the matching colored flowers and pollens for each tag.
Like this stem color tag with coordinating flowers…
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I stamped a seperate sentiment for each tag from Craftyscrappers stamp sets
and mounted them on the tag using foam adhesive.
I tied twines along with coordinating ribbon through the punched hole.
Lastly added matching sequins from craftyscrappers to add some elements. 
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Here’s are some of the close-ups of the tags:

 

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For this Tag, i have used the sentiment from the stamp set, “Doodly Blooms”.

 

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Some more close-ups:

 

 

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For this Tag, i have used the sentiment from the stamp set, “Elephan-tastic Day!”
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Some more close-ups:
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(TAG#3)

 

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And For this Tag, i have used the sentiment from the stamp set, “Elephan-tastic Day!”
Some more close-ups:
So that’s all for today!
 
It was really exciting playing with the shimmer pastes and the shimmer sprays.
Can you tell me which tag is your favorite?

Do leave your feedback in the comments section.

We will be back with many more interesting projects
& tutorials by our team, so stay tuned!

 
Love to hear from you. 

 

anila