A Bird House altered by Ashmita Roy, feat. Roseate paper collection

The Roseate collection is so amazing, the color combinations and the prints and all the elements are just gorgeous.
I wanted to do something very fun and shabby chic with it so I chose to alter a birdhouse.
This is what it looked like before I altered it.

I didn’t opt to paint over it as the papers are very nice and thick and don’t need any surface preparation. I did clean it thoroughly with a wet cloth and dried it. I also got rid of the base in the front it was sort of not working out with the look I wanted.
I cut the papers down to size to fit the walls and the roof and decoupage them using mod podge. I also used some distress ink in walnut stain to add a finishing to the edges.


There are so many elements for fussy cutting that I didn’t need a lot of extra elements. I fussy cut the flowers and leaves abs make arrangements. Adding them using silicone glue in order to create some dimension.

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Much Love,
Ashmita

Valentine’s Cards by Niharika Gupta, feat. Caffe Romanza paper collection

Hi everyone!

I am sure you are all in your best creative spree with projects for Valentine’s day as it’s just around the corner! I would really love to see what you are making… specially if you are making it with this beautiful paper collection, Caffe Romanza!

Love comes in all shapes and sizes and colors! Isn’t it? It felt so amazing to work on love theme cards, in a completely unique color combination like this! To start with I decided to make two cards as an inspiration with these papers. After getting all soaked up in snow the other day, I wasn’t keeping very well, but the idea of making these cards cheered me up, and I love that they were super quick to make.

The cards measure 4.5” by 8” and I have used an off-white cardstock for the base. I have cut some elements from the paper pack to layer them with chipboards from Fabrika Decoru. A glittery pale yellow paper flower from Prima Marketing just added the oomph it needed. I love all the sentiments in the element sheet, but these two just caught me!

I hope you will like it.

As its snowing here, this week is being celebrated as “SportsLove” week and we have holidays in schools to enjoy the winter sports. So I am going to have an amazing Valentine week, hope you have one too!
Much thanks for stopping by!

Love, Niharika.

Explosion Box Card by Niharika Gupta, feat. Roseate Paper Collection

Hi everyone,

I am back here today with my newest creation and probably the last post of this year. This place is totally filled with inspirations. You must have observed that in my last few projects. And here is one more inspired from the surroundings here.
Its winter, and not a only a season, its a celebration! People light up their houses, decorate it for Christmas, with snow on the roofs, and on the little plants, sides of the road, lights make everything feel so warm! It seems to be a different magical world all together.
This Explosion Box Card made with the very beautiful Roseate collection, seems to capture the beauty completely. I tried to emblematise a house on a cold winter evening here, all set up for celebrations.
Cutting the smallest flowers and leaves from the paper pack was so much fun!
Don’t forget to catch up on the small video in the end to see the beauty of the flickering light in the house. It can be turned on or off from the outside of the box card.
Just loved making it.  Its for someone here to save her Christmas memories… Awww, I am waiting to know from her how she likes it. Till then, i would love to hear from you how you liked it. Have a great winter and an amazing holiday season! Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a very Happy and Prosperous New Year!
Love, Niharika.

Mixed Media Layout by Tanya Cloete, feat. Roseate Paper Collection

Hello dear Bob n Betty friends.
Today I’m sharing a Mixed Media Layout featuring the gorgeous Roseate Collection. I have incorporated the matching decoupage papers into the layering. These decoupage papers are so pretty and so versatile.
Here are the instructions you may use to recreate such a project
1. Add some colour to the background on one of the sheets in the Roseate Collection using some white gesso and Impasto paints.
2. Add texture randomly using a stencil and white crackle texture paste.
3. Add paint splatters randomly over the page.
4. Cut a few die cut shapes from the collection sheets and decoupage papers to form the layering of the composition.
5. Emboss the chipboard pieces with embossing powders.
6. Fussy cut a few elements from the collection sheets.
7. Arrange the rest of the embellishments as per the picture or as you like.
8. Add some buttons and sequins for the finishing touch.
9. All done!
Thanks!
Kind Regards/Vriendelike Groete,
Tanya

Mini Album by Niharika Gupta, featuring the project made during FB live class

Hello Everyone,

Finally bringing the long awaited pictures of the complete album I made during the Facebook Live Class.
I didn’t add many things offline, just a bit here and there, which i will try to explain here and also i will try to mention the product names of a few things which I used and most people wanted to know their proper names.
Firstly, the adhesive that I used is the runner tape from Scrapbook Adhesives. It comes in variety, you can choose the type of adhesive you like (available at Crafters Corner)
The Embossing ball tool i used is from Dress my craft, medium size (available at Crafters Corner)
The Album is Kraft Memory Hardware Gatefold Journal from Prima Marketing, size 6.5″ X 6.25″
The Lock that I have used is Photo Frame Tied metal hook on the left flap (available at Madras Bazaar) with Tim Holtz clasp on right.
The Window is Memory Hardware Wood Shutters from Prima Marketing again.
Chipboard cutouts that I ended up using were from Scrapiniec and Dusty Attic sentiment chipboards.
I hope i have mentioned about the products most people were inquisitive to know. If still you have some doubt, or any question, please feel free to drop in a message in my inbox.
So the first thing i did after the class was to add my closure lock to the album. You can see how I attached the two pieces with a big bronze round brad in the pictures below. I liked the idea of my wooden window peeing from the center, so i didn’t mind the gap there and let the cover fall a little open at the middle. Added a few charms to the lock chain too.
Secondly, I added few more embellishments near the wooden window with a few splatters of white Gesso and gray chalk paint using my brush.
I ended up adding some splatters to the inside pages as well.
On the spine of the album, i added my favorite jute ribbon, it gives a wonderful texture to the spine.
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I hope you enjoyed going through the pictures. Do drop in your comments to tell me what would you like to learn in the next live class with me.
Have an amazing, creative, and colorful week.
Love, Niharika.

Mixed Media Canvas Designed by Preeti Datta Featuring Classics Decoupage Specialty Papers

Hi friends 🙂

Preeti Datta (aka Dutt Preety) here. How are you today?

Bob n Betty will soon be celebrating it’s 3rd Birthday on 28th April, yay!! Everyone at the Bob n Betty family is very thankful for all the love & support bestowed on us. To celebrate, there is an awesome giveaway & a Mega Contest already under way, to check out all the details & for your chance to win superb prizes, please visit the Bob n Betty Facebook page.

Today, I’d like to share a Nature Inspired Mixed Media Canvas. I’ve used papers from the new and gorgeous “Classics” Decoupage Specialty Papers Collection. They are so versatile and the prints are full of vintage goodness. A must have in your stash! The stunning owl image which is the focal point of my canvas and the titles are from the Classics Collection. The prints in this collection make for brilliant focal images as well as classy backgrounds.

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Took an 8 by 10 Canvas Board & applied a thick layer of heavy white gesso on it. To create texture in the background, created grooves in the wet gesso with the end of a paint brush & added few mini beads. Once, it was dry, sprayed on colors. For the focal image & titles, fussy cut elements from one of the papers in the Classics Collection, created a nest with sisal, dry hay, colored gauze, feathers and then adhered the owl & titles to it. Also, added flowers, die cuts, wood slices & lace around the nest to form a visually pleasing composition. Then did background stamping with black archival ink and for shine, applied Prima’s Metallique waxes to the background. For additional texture & shine, applied Finnabair’s art stones & glass glitter using 3d Matte Gel to some of the areas.  Then, dry brushed some white gesso onto the flowers and created white ink splatter. In the end, distressed the edges of the canvas with black soot distress ink.

Used Bob n Betty’s Classics Decoupage Specialty Papers:

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That is all for today.

Please do share your gorgeous creations using Bob n Betty papers with us on our facebook group Bob n Betty Buddies. 

Remember you can always purchase all the beautiful Bob n Betty products from our wonderful Sales Buddies. 

Thanks for your precious time
Stay Blessed!
Preeti D
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Floral CAS Cards Designed by Preeti Datta Using Multiple Bob n Betty Collections

Hi friends 🙂

Preeti Datta (aka Dutt Preety) here. How are you today?
I’d like to share 6 CAS or Clean & Simple Styled Floral Cards with you. I have included a few Mixed Media Elements in some of the designs to create additional interest. These were a lot of fun to make & the idea here was to use the gorgeous floral elements from various Bob n Betty Collections & mix and match them to create cards. Usually, we use floral stamps & then color them to make such elements for cards, here, I wanted to fussy cut & use the beautiful, water-colored, floral images in the Bob n Betty Scrapbook Papers.

All the cards are standard A2 sized (4.25 by 5.5 inches). For the first 4 cards, I created fun backgrounds atop watercolor paper die cut panels. To lend these an organic, artsy look, I did “Ink Smooshing” to add shades of green to the background using distress inks & distress oxides. Then, created some ink splatter & did background stamping using shadow grey archival ink. For all the cards, I created layered floral clusters with fussy cut images, torn pieces of pattern paper & thread. Dimension was achieved by adding foam tape under some of the elements. The sentiments were fussy cut from the You n I paper pack & a few die cut sentiments were also used.  In the end, for embellishing all the cards, I used White & Black Nuvo Drops.

Here is a collage of all the cards:

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Card 2: You’re One In a Million

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Card 3: Happy

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Card 4: Hugs

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Card 5 : Congrats

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Card 6: Hello

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Bob n Betty’s Beautiful Scrapbook Paper Collections Used:

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That is all for today 🙂

Please do share your gorgeous creations using Bob n Betty papers with us on our facebook group, Bob n Betty Buddies. 

Remember you can always purchase all the beautiful Bob n Betty products from our wonderful Sale Buddies. 

Thanks for your precious time 🙂
Stay Blessed!
Preeti Datta (aka Dutt Preety)
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A Proposal Box designed by jaanhvi Hinduja, using You n I paper collection

“it was always you..it had to be you!”. Love, a feeling that sparks within hearts and you don’t remember how and when you fell in love! But the moment when you are expressed that you are the one for them – stays forever in the mind, in the heart!
To celebrate this moment of proposal, I’ve designed a book shaped proposal box with the latest, oh! So classy collection of Bob n Betty – “You n I”.
I’ve been wanting to make a book box titled ‘a love story’s since long. Didn’t find anything apt to match my thoughts till I received the ‘You n I’ paper pack. I was thrilled when I saw the exact phrases in the sentiment sheet – ‘it was written in the stars…a love story’.

I’ve designed the mdf box in the shape of the book, that opens like a drawer for this project. It was a session of drawings and brain storming with my carpenter, and finally we got it right :).
I chose my favourite prints from the stack for this box. Black, lilac and peach. I painted the entire box brown, gave book page texture using texture paste and fork and coloured with watered down brown and yellow ochre. Layered papers after distressing the edges, decorated with some coordinated flowers and contrast leaves. Used chipboard cut outs on the curved side of the box with some antique gold wax and finally adhered my title :).
I would have been happier if this was a gift for me ;), nevertheless, I hope to make someone’s special moment more special with this.
Hope you all like the project :). Would love to hear:).
Love,
Jaanhvi

VALENTINES FAVOUR BOXES designed by Tanya Cloete, using You n I paper collection

Hello Bob n Betty Buddies,

Tanya here, sharing two cute Valentines Favor Boxes with the STUNNING You and I Collection! This is such a simple and quick project using just cutting dies to make! I thought a little box would be perfect for adding some chocolates or a trinket for that special someone in your life for Valentines Day!

Here are the Instructions you may use to recreate such a project:  

  1. I used a pocket box shape die to make the box and cut two using the collection sheets. Assemble accordingly.
  2. Cut some hearts from the sheets.
  3. I used a circle and oval die to cut some of the fussy cut elements from the sheets.
  4. Cut the number 14 from black cardstock using number dies.
  5. Fussy cut to word strips to be added to the boxes.
  6. Adhere the pieces with some adhesive foam squares to give the elements dimension.
  7. All done!

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

Happy Papercrafting!
Tanya Cloete