A love theme Exploding Box made using “Amor Mio” collection

Hello Folks

Love is a beautiful expression, a wonderful feeling to live with. It makes you feel emotionally connected to ones who are special to you. But why to keep your feelings confined just to yourself, and instead let your loved ones know that you care, making it memorable for them and for this Exploding Boxes is one of my favorite things to make.

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My 4 years old daughter calls them “Surprise Boxes” and I could not agree more. Exploding boxes are thrilling, perplexing and gives you a wide area to express your creativity. The “Amor Mio” line of papers from BobnBetty is just perfect for making a romantic theme Exploding Box.

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It has some gorgeous, dreamy, vintage designs which go well with a love theme. It also has tags and hearts which you can fussy cut and incorporate into your project.

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I made a 4 layered 5”x5”x5” box using paper from the collection. I love that the paper is thick enough to make a sturdy box. Open the lid and be pleasantly surprised by the layers of beauty that unravel before you. I also fussy cut the tags and hearts to create attractive, vintage accents for my box.

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The paper itself was so amazing that little else was needed and I just added some lace, trims and paper flowers to finish my box.

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Exploding Boxes can be utilized to keep photos, a little trinket, write notes and anything that you would like to incorporate. It truly brings in an expression of mystery and surprise for the recipient.
I hope you too loved my exploding box as much as I loved and enjoyed making it.

With Love
Juhi Khanna

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Charismatic Bridesmaid Cards designed by Niharika Gupta

Hey Folks

Once in a while, right in the middle of an ordinary life… loves gives us a fairytale, and that’s your Wedding Day, One of the most memorable moments of a girl’s life. To add more glitter to this auspicious day, she would have the desire that her friends should be a part of it. Friends are Angels, who lift us to our feet, when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly and every bride have a bunch of special girlfriends who would be eagerly waiting to be her bridesmaid on the wedding day. Such a thought popped up in my mind and I decided to go crafty for one of my school friends and came up with an idea of “Be My Bridesmaid” Card. Sounds compelling…isn’t it..???

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For this I used the exquisite collection of pattern papers from BobnBetty, “The Good Old Times” and was completely delighted with the beautiful outcome.

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The butterfly and flowers are fussy cut from the ‘Feel like a Butterfly’ Collection.

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The color of these papers gives it a very royal touch. I have used some flowers and metal charms from my stash to enhance the beauty of these cards.

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The resin frames add more charm to the pictures.

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You are lucky enough when you have your friends by your side, to dab your tears and to calm down the jitters on the most special day of your life, your Wedding Day. So why not put in some extra effort and show them that they are really very special in your very own creative way. Bridesmaid card would be the most candid way to ask your friend to stand by your side on the Best Day of your life.

There is nothing in this world, to be prized more than True Friendship. Have a great day.
Love Niharika

Mixed Media Bracelet by Vintage Blooms Collection

Mixed Media Bracelet by Vintage Blooms Collection

Hello People….

Beauty is the first present nature gives to a women and she does everything to look pretty.  Accessories enhance woman’s beauty and make her look elegant. Keeping this in mind, I had come up with an idea of making a bracelet out of pattern paper. Seems exciting..no..??? So let’s have a glance on its making….

Supply List-

  • BobnBetty pattern from Vintage Blooms Collection – VIBL009
  • Decoupage matt glue
  • Scissors
  • Cellophane sheet
  • A bottle of desired size- to shape the bracelet
  • Embellishments as desired- Metal and mulberry flowers
  • Gesso, modeling paste, soft padding, Gold Viva décor paint
  • Crafters workshop Stencils- Harlequin, Art is

I chose one of the papers from Vintage Bloom Set. VIBL009 and was simply enthralled by the floral pattern and the vintage look of the pattern paper.

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So here’s what I created with this pattern paper. I am super excited with the way it turned out!!! Though it’s my first attempt, I think the way the end product looked, it was worth the effort!!!
I made a mixed media bracelet using this pattern paper.
Here’s a small pictorial as to how I made this!!!

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1) I cut the pattern paper into small strips of different widths.

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2) Covered a desired shape with plastic wrap.

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3) Then wrapped the pattern paper strips onto the plastic wrap covered bottle. I used decoupage matte glue to adhere the strips together and placed the strips in a fashion such that the flower pattern is more prominent.

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4) Gave it a gesso wash using a dry brush.

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5) Used stencils- The crafters workshop (2- harlequin and Art is) and added texture using modeling paste at random areas. After which a nice coating of decoupage matte glue was given to seal the surface.

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6) Once everything has dried, I assembled my focal spot using various embellishments and various colors of flowers from my stash and to zing it up a bit added a metal chain that runs through the back of the metal sunflower to the side of the bracelet. Used viva decor Inka gold- gold paint to highlight a few areas of the textures added!!!

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7) The final step was to cut the bracelet open at a point exactly behind the focal point. After trimming the edges, a soft padding was added to the inner surface of the paper so that it’s comfortable to wear. Last but not the least, a Brown ribbon was attached so that the bracelet can be worn by various wrist sizes and voila it is ready!!! 😀

Here are the closer views of the final bracelet!!!

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And this is how it looks when worn.

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Hope you enjoyed my process of making this bracelet.