A Mini Album made with Decoupage Specialty Papers, by Niharika Gupta

Hi Creative friends…
Welcome to the Bob n Betty Blog. I am here with my new project today, and I hope it will inspire you to think a little out of the box.
How many of you loved the new Decoupage papers release this month by Bob n Betty..? Aren’t they all beautiful? But do you think they are not for you because you are not a decoupage person?? Let me confess, this post will change your mind.

If we always try to be ordinary, we will never know how amazing we could be… right, so why not try something new this time…
Let me first start with a little info…What is Decoupage?
The literal meaning of Decoupage is the art or craft of decorating objects with paper cut-outs.  So, it is not that Decoupage specialty papers, are only for MDF or wooden projects or its not true that it can be only pasted on hard boxes using brushes, mod podge, varnish, sealant etc.

Trust me, with Bob n Betty’s decoupage papers…you can do much more. You can make your scrapbooks with them, yes…you got that right. I have used my favorite design from the new release “Morning Glory” Decoupage specialty papers in this Accordion Mini Album. In fact, i have used only one set (2 a4 papers) to create this album that is suffice to hold at least 10 photographs, can you imagine 2 papers and one album..? Well follow the post to experience it yourself…..

So, Before we proceed towards the pictures, I would like to share my joy of debuting a new product by Bob n Betty in this project. Its a must have for all scrapbookers…I actually jumped with joy to find these in my DT kit this time…these are the prettiest chipboard sheets. They look absolutely adorable in their texture and beautiful white shade. They are going to be available in stores very soon.

These Chipboard sheets are 1200 gsm, perfect for making your scrapbook covers. In this mini album, I decided not to cover it but to use it as it is so that the beautiful texture is visible too…

Now, without much ado, let me take you to the pictures…On the cover, I have fussy cut the hand painted flower pattern and leaves on the decoupage sheet, and arranged them on a corrugated sheet above the chipboard…Inside pages are kept simple to stick pictures.

Do leave in some comments to tell me how you liked this mini album. Will love to hear from you all…  Many more inspirations coming soon your way… Thank you so much for stopping by…


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A Beach Theme Box designed by Jaanhvi Hinduja

Hello everyone!
Its so pleasing to see the little craft community blooming with budding artists and great newer craft supplies being made available to us by so many like-minded suppliers. I am personally thrilled to have the new decoupage specialty papers released by Bob n Betty in a masculine theme – ‘Knighthood’. These papers have lovely rustic backgrounds and very macho elements, which make them perfect for projects related to men gifting and decor. However, I have a personal inclination towards articles, ideas or themes which can be used with versatility. And.. Here I go..with my take on one of the most beautiful designs from this collection which is rather nautical.
With destinations parties and weddings having theme based decor,  attire and gifting, getting popular nowadays, I decided to make an invitation cum favour box in a rustic beach theme.
I chose a wooden box with a curved lid as the base of the project to make it look like a treasure chest. Next, I removed all hardware of the box and lightly sanded and cleaned it nicely.  For the base, i gave two coats of dark brown chalk paint. After it dried completely, i applied petroleum jelly on the edges. Then, I mixed blue and green chalk paint to get a tealish blue shade and gave a nice two coats. Its important that each coat dries completely before the second coat is applied. Next, I took a fine grit sand paper and lightly sanded the edges of the box. This gave me a very distressed look – perfectly what I wanted. I repeated the process for the inside lid too. The outer lid of the box has been decoupaged. As the lid was curved i moistened the paper slightly before sticking it, to get it to fold easily and creaselessly.
Finally, i distressed the box further with antiquing wax to give it an old worn out look.  The box has been further decorated with some sea shells and a rustic anchor to give it some interest.
Do leave your comments about how you liked the project or if you need any other related tip 🙂
Have a beachy day ahead:)
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Design Team 2017-18, Reveal Day 3

Hey folks,

So it’s the final day of the reveal, and we are here to present to you our Guest Design Team. We have 3 remarkably influential artists with us to share this space. Have a look….

Asmita Roy – Kolkata, India
Guest Design Team Member

She indeed is one of the most popular scrapbooking artists of India. Her passion for life is quite well apparent in her work. Some of her most admired creations are mini albums, junk journals, smash books etc. Her use of embellishments is particularly lovely, and is actually something that urges newbies to think about. Ashmita has been teaching this beautiful art of scrapbooking across the nation and has recently ventured into online classes through her website www.artsomecraft.com.
We are truly blessed to have her in our Guest Design Team for this term, and looking forward for some real time enlightenment.

Bipasha K – Melbourne, Australia
Guest Design Team Member

Bipasha is a super gorgeous and exceptionally talented girl from India. Currently based in Australia, she is pursuing her post-graduation in Engineering. Much like a traditional Aquarian, she breathes, understand and live art. Bipasha does not follow just one particular art form, but gets inspired by every day events and moments, which ignites her hidden creative side. She is more involved in creating high dimensional and detailed projects that sets a different outlook as to what can be created with just paper, few metals and hues. Bipasha has her own blog, bkscreativecorner.blogspot.com.au and facebook page, facebook.com/BksCreativeCorner that comprises her beautiful collection of work.

Jaya Raghuvanshi – Mumbai, India
Guest Design Team Member

Dr. Jaya Raghuvanshi needs no introduction, a dentist by profession and a paper crafter by soul. This internationally acclaimed artist has been bringing forth the emotions and  feelings of an individual through her gorgeous mixed media layouts.
We have been admiring her work since the beginning, and it is an absolute delight to have her in our Guest Design Team now.
Check out some of her amazing creations on her blog: http://mycraftworld23.blogspot.in

So this completes our design team of 11 brilliant crafters. We welcome them all with open arms and look forward to experience some inspirations to be treasured for the lifetime.


Design Team 2017-18, Reveal Day 2

Hello Lovely Crafters,

So this is the Day 2 of our Design Team Reveal.
Well, we have a member who is rejoining us after a break of almost one year. And that’s Tanvi Shah, we are truly delighted to have Tanvi back in our team.…now time to meet the new faces..!

Tanvi Shah
Bangalore, India

Tanvi Shah is truly a gifted crafter from the Garden City of India “Bangalore”. Though being a microbiologist, she did not lose her creative side and followed her passion of crafting. She loves to explore new techniques of using pattern papers and making beautiful products out of it like creative cards, bookmarks, mini albums and home décor items.

Tanvi has her own blog, http://tanvispaperfantasees.blogspot.in and facebook page, facebook.com/paperfantasees, which comprises a beautiful collection of her creative work.

Aleksandra Mihelič
Ljubljana, Slovenia

Aleksandra aka Papermade Fairytale, this gorgeous lady belongs to a small but beautiful European country Slovenia. Aleksandra has been crafting since 8 long years and art plays a vital role in her life and has turned her hobby into the job, which completely loves. She is a color enthusiast and loves striking and bold color combinations as well as soft palettes on the other side. Her greatest passion is making off the page projects, mixed media altered art, explosion boxes with miniature “worlds” inside, something close to the nature. So brace yourselves for some jaw dropping inspirations from this nature inspired artist.

To know more about her style, please check her blog, which is a clear depiction of gorgeousness http://papermade-fairytale.blogspot.in

Preeti Dutt
New Delhi, India

Preeti is a young and passionate crafter from the capital city of India, Delhi. Being from a background of Clinical Psychology, the creative beast in her could not hold the desire to dive into the world of crafting. Preeti has been doing children’s craft for the past 7 years and started serious crafting since September 2016. As they say talent can not be long hidden, soon Preeti started surprising us with her mesmerizing creations. This emerging star in Mixed Media Art is all set to entice you with her work. She enjoys designing cards, tags, and art journaling the most and has a very eclectic style.

She has been in the crafting space for around 10 months now and has written about 200 blog posts and has accomplished over 40 top picks and wins in crafting challenges– http://chatterwithpreeti.blogspot.in/2017/02/crafting-challenges-wins-and-top-picks.html

Sampada Srivastava
Gurgaon, India

A Software Engineer by profession and a passionate crafter at heart, Sampada has become a popular name in a wink. She has taken only one and half year to make her mark into the world of scrapbooking. She has a Startup with the name “Scrapmee”, a gifting Idea with personalized Handcrafted Products. Her bestsellers are Scrapbooks but she also loves to try her hands on card making, Decoupage, Sospeso and Mixed media.

You may peek into her lovely creations at her official fcebook page : https://www.facebook.com/Scrapmee/

Riddhi Jani
Mumbai, India

This Biotechnology student turned crafter, started her creative journey in 2015. She has always been inspired by beautiful paper and scrapbooking products, and loves to try new techniques and enjoys sharing that inspiration with others. She adapts all possible styles of crafting in her projects, but shabby chic and vintage are her all time favorites. You may have a glance at more of her work on her official facebook page “Ri’s Creations”.
Riddhi is going to be our Social Media Coordinator alongside her role of Design Team Member.

We can’t be thankful enough to the lovely ladies, for making Bob n Betty a part of they creative journey.

That’s all for today, don’t miss to check out this space tomorrow to meet our Guest Design Team.

Deepika Sharma

Design Team 2017-18, Reveal Day 1

Hello Creative Souls,

Welcome to our blog, we are here to announce our Design team for the term Aug 2017 – July 2018.

To begin with, we would like to extend our gratitude to all those who applied for the Design Team. It was a challenging task for us to pick only a few from the massive response we had received. Each profile was distinctive in its in own, and we look forward to be associated with artists like you all in future.

Now, time to welcome the strongest pillars of our team:

Niharika Gupta – Chennai, India
Design Team Member

Niharika Gupta is an extremely talented girl from Chennai. A Software Engineer by qualification, she is passionate about crafting and does it with a lot of pleasure. Since 2014, she has been involved in this art form and had come up with some beautiful creations and products. Niharika is the owner of a boutique for handmade cards and scrapbooks brand by the name, “Niharika Expressions”. Niharika has a facebook page http://www.facebook.com/niharikaexpressions that gives a glimpse of her amazing and creative work.

Jaanhvi Hinduja – Nashik, India
Design Team Member

Jaanhvi is an exceptionally talented and charming lady from the City of Joy, Kolkata. She lived in Mumbai for over a decade and worked with one of the leading Asset Management companies there. Few years back, Jaahnvi shifted to the peaceful city of Nashik where she got indulged into some DIY crafts, which in very less time became her passion. Her creative work is inspired by her love for gifting, decorating house, and the love of jewelry. The creative bug ignited the passionate artist within her and very soon she became a known name amidst the artist community. She is well recognized for her finest grip on the art of decoupage.

Her forte is creating home decorative and utility products. Check out some of her mesmerizing creations on her facebook page https://web.facebook.com/handcartindia/

Tanya Cloete – Pretoria, South Africa
Design Team Member

Tanya Cloete is an ardent crafter from South Africa, many recognize her with her facebook name “Tanya Scrapbooking”. This cheerful artist began her scrapbooking journey as a hobby to keep herself busy. At that time she was unaware of the beautiful future the field of art and crafts hold for her. She loves to make crafty things. Scrapbooking and paper crafting has developed as a passion for her in no time. Photos are memories to be treasured forever and what better way than to tell a story by the beautiful layouts or albums one can make. She likes to create mini albums, single page layouts and cards. She has recently developed a great new love for making 3D/OTP projects. Her work is perfect amalgamation of almost every art form. You may check out her amazing work at http://mycreativescrapbooking.blogspot.in/

We are truly blessed to have these amazing artists in our team for this year too, and we look forward for a year full of inspirations with them.

See you all tomorrow with the new members of our team. Till then, keep crafting..!

Deepika Sharma
Bob n Betty India

June 2017 Release

Hello Crafty Friends,

Hope you all are having a creative time.

We are glad to present a brand new scrapbook paper collection to soothe the summers a little.

So, Get ready to create your most beautiful albums, cards and mixed media backgrounds with this versatile paper pack “BARE ESSENTIALS”. This pack contains 36 papers of 18 subtle and distinctive seamless patterns. You wouldn’t have experienced such a huge variety of colors in a single paper pack ever before.

And now the much awaited, bigger size decoupage specialty papers, yess here we are with the A3 size papers in a theme that’s loved by all.

“Foodie Samba” – As the name suggests, this collection is a wide spread menu of food themed Decoupage Specialty Papers..! Begin with everyone’s favourite pizzas, burgers then move on to desserts…ice cream, candy, and other sweet treat themed papers in A3 size. They are going to compliment all your big size decoupage projects like trays, boxes and the list is endless. So what are you waiting for…..grab your copies now and start creating beautiful projects.

Do not forget to share your gorgeous creations with us on our FB Group “Bob n Betty Buddies”. One lucky winner with the best project made with any of these 2 collections will win our July collection absolutely free. We will be announcing the winner on 20th June

Rush Fast…

Click here to purchase Bob n Betty Products – http://bobnbetty.in/sales-buddies/

Deepika Sharma

Design Team Call 2017-18

Hello Crafty Friends!

It’s a big day for us as we announce our Design Team Call for the year 2017-18.
Have you been waiting to enter? Well, your time has come!
So, We are looking for some crafty fellas from around the world who want to have some fun spreading the joy with their amazing creations using Bob n Betty Products!

Here we have all the information you need to become a Bob n Betty Design Team Member.


Important Note: Please pay attention to all the points mentioned in “How to Apply” section and send your application with complete details. Applicants with the complete information only will receive an acknowledgement mail from us within 48 hours.

We are looking forward to experience your incredible work… Good Luck and Happy Crafting….!

Deepika Sharma
Co-founder – Bob n Betty

Desk Organizers decoupaged by Tanya Cloete

Hello Scrappy Friends,

Tanya here with a Stationery Desk oganizers using the stunning Soo Shabby decoupage paper collection by Bob n Betty..!

I’m quite new to decoupage but trust me it was so simple to achieve this beauty with these decoupage specialty papers and I thoroughly enjoyed making this project.
This collection is beyond stunning and has all my favourites’ clocks and flowers, a perfect combination!
So I decided to make a set of boxes for my desk in my craft room for all my scrapbooking tools, scissors, rulers, adhesives and ink pads etc.

I painted each of the boxes with white acrylic paint. I then cut the sheets from the collection to fit each box and decoupaged all using mod podge.

Hope you like this as much as I enjoyed making it!

Happy Scrapping!

Birthday Celebration Contests – Winners Announcement

Hello Crafty Buddies,

So..the time has come to reveal the Winners of our Birthday Celebration Contests.

We would like to start with acknowledging the efforts of all the participants for taking out time to join us, in our brainteaser contests…yess we know they were a lil unconventional.

Nevertheless, We are truly delighted to receive such an awesome response. Must say, it was quite a complex situation for us to pick only one winner each contest. So, we had to choose them randomly.

Now, without holding it any longer, we would like to announce the names of the winners.

  1. Share and Win Contest – Riddhi Jani, Thanks Riddhi for showing us tremendous support.
  2. Maze of Jumbled Words – Only few out of hundreds of entries could qualify with their fastest and all correct answers, and the random name picker has picked Anila DK as the winner 🙂

3. Scribble – Scrabble – with a score of 104 points of correct words/terms used in crafts, Preeti Dutt is the winner of this contest, you’ve got a sharp brain girl..way to go

4. Paper Reckoner – Well this one was easy but needed a lil patience, most of you guessed the right names of paper collections but missed a few, may be in the rush of sending your answers. So, the ones with all correct 24 answers qualified, and the randomly chosen winner for this contest is Vinita Jain.

Congratulations Winners, we request you all to email us your complete postal address with
contact number @ bobnbettyindia@gmail.com
All gift hampers will be shipped on or before 5th May.

Happy Crafting…!

Bob n Betty 2nd Birthday Celebrations – CONTEST 3 “THE PAPER RECKONER”

Hello Scrappy Friends,

I’m so glad to be a part of Bob n Betty’s 2nd birthday celebrations.
So, I’m hosting the third contest here “The Paper Reckoner”. I know you guys have been through two brain-teasing contests, hosted by my 2 exceptionally talented teammates. Hence, my task was to design something simple yet fun.

And here it is…

You can see 24 tiles in the image here, each tile carries an element from different Scrapbook and Decoupage collections of Bob n Betty and you simply have to find out which paper collection they belong to. I have organized each tile with alphabets in order to make it easy for you to answer.

So your answers should be in format:

A – XYZ collection
B – ABC Collection and so on..

You may refer the website for any assistance required www.bobnbetty.in Go to “our collections” tab, check out the insights of each collection and find out the elements.

Isn’t it simple..? So wear you thinking caps now and start sending your answers to us at bobnbettyindia@gmail.com

This contest closes at 11:59 pm, 28th April.

Much Love