Shaker Ball Easel Card

Shaker Ball Easel Card
Hi friends...sharing a fun card...an Easel Card with a Shaker Ball!
This is a super easy card to put together using the  Crealies Cardzz 14 die.
I couldn't resist adding butterflies! On the base I added a scroll with the  Crealies
"Celebrate" propped up on foam which acts as a stopper for the easel shaker.
Shaker Ball Easel Card
The card folds flat for mailing!

I hope you like this idea.
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Mini Album Purses

Mini Album Purses
Hi friends sharing 2 cute Mini Purses which open in a cascading style into a pocket style mini album.

I have shared a similar purse earlier in this post : Expanding Mini Album Tutorial 

Mini Album Purses
I used gorgeous papers called Dazzling Divas from  Craftreat, an Indian brand owned by my friend Priya Sivaraj who had sent me these papers long back and I had hoarded them waiting for the  right project to showcase them.

Mini Album Purses
The pockets inside the  purse cascade out in an accordion fashion and stand up for display. I made the  edges of the  pockets using Crealies  dies

Mini Album Purses
I had so much making one Purse that I made another one!

Mini Album Purses
The Purse measures 4 x  5 and 1/4 inches and the  pockets can hold inserts measuring 3 and 1/2 x 4 and 3/4 inches.

Mini Album Purses
You can use the pockets to hold all kinds of lists, reminders  mini notes and photos and vary the  papers according to your theme
Mini Album Purses
I added magnets to the  flaps so that the  purses shut firmly and easily

Mini Album Purses
Here is the  Tutorial to making the  Purses

Supplies :
Papers : Dazzling Divas from Craftreat
Dies : On the  Edge dies from Crealies  


Graphic 45 Decoupaged Boxes

Decoupaged Box
Hi friends sharing 2 simple projects which I had felt did not merit a blog post and had posted on facebook but they were so popular I thought I would share on the  blog as well.

Decoupaged Box
It is  simple watch /jewelry boxes which I gessoed, painted and decoupaged with gorgeous Graphic 45 papers. I used my favourite Graphic 45 Time to Flourish to make it .
Decoupaged Box
The 2nd project is more masculine and is a watch box decoupaged with Graphic 45 World's Fair

Decoupaged Box
I love the  richness of Graphic 45 papers and their thickness is perfect for all kinds of projects!
Decoupaged Box
I love using my favourite papers for projects I can keep around in my home...what about you how do you like to use your favourite papers?


DIY Stationery Set

Hi crafters...sharing a cute and functional project I made using Crealies  dies: a DIY personalized Stationery Set.
My daughter and I often go to craft stores together and craft shopping  is one way we really bond! When she saw this pattern paper with cute succulents at our local craft store ,she begged me to buy it.I was skeptical at first as I really couldn't think of  how I would use cacti in my creations!!!
She wanted me to make something with it for her...and I made a stationery set.
The set has a Post it note-holder, a Mini bag, an eraser, Jumbo paper clips and a Matching pen.

The post it note holder is in the  shape of a school bag. I love how Annelies [ the  owner of Crealies  ] designs her dies with gorgeous useful add-ons like the  tiny pockets you can see in the  front and the  strap and buckle! The buckle slides so smoothly over the  strap!

I made a layered flower  using Crealies dies and can you see the  dangling "P"...it is my daughter's Monogram and I made it using Crealies  Alfies dies , foam and pattern paper.

The school bag is held closed with magnets and opens to reveal a 3 x 3 inch post it note....I love how the  Crealies  Cardzz dies are so perfect to make large utility projects.

There is space to add a small pen or pencil inside if you wish.

On the  other side I added a flap[ under which you can hide something secret!!]  and personalized it with my daughter's name. I also diecut several tiny numbers and added it to the  base to match with the  theme!

This is a tiny school bag and  turned out soo cute!

This was made with the  Crealies  Xtra set and it too has tiny dies to add the  cute pockets with the  buttons and a separate strap and buckle die too.

I constructed this using several layers of foam and card stock so it is sturdy yet light weight. It too has a magnetic closure ,

The mini school bag can hold a big eraser which is again monogrammed "P" using the  Crealies  Alfies. Love the size of these alphabet dies as they are tall but thin and perfect to fit in tiny spaces.

This is the  back side of the  bag

I used Crealies Uno Camera and Onesie dies to create these cute paper clips. 

These are very sturdy as I added foam and cardstock beneath the  pattern paper and the  paper clip is hot glued between layers of foam so that it doesn't come out easily. 
I personalised the  back side with "P".

The little camera turned out sooo cute!I have shared a similar Camera clip in this post too: Interactive Camera 

And lastly here is a matching pen  which was super easy to make by wrapping and sticking the  pattern paper around a pen.

I used glitter foam around the  pen cap and fuzzy cut an image from the  paper and added it to the  pen cap

Added the  alphabet " P" onto the  foam pen cap to complete the  set!

I hope you liked these ideas...my daughter loves this set . It was easy to make  and will make a lovely handmade gift set !

Crealies Dies/Stansen :


Unicorn Theme Party

Unicorn Theme Party
       Hi friends one of my crafty resolutions for 2020 is to get back to sharing crafts with my friends in blog-land and other social media. My daughter and I made so many things in 2019 but photographing and sharing the  projects online took a huge backseat. I had raised the bar on myself and felt either the  projects were too simple or the  photos were subpar or life simply got in the  way and I ended up sharing very few of my projects last year! Trying not to let self doubt and procrastination get in the  way this year!
Unicorns are so popular with both children and adults and we celebrated my daughter's 13th birthday with a super fun Unicorn theme party.
Unicorn Theme Party
My daughter's birthday falls on May 30th and she has summer vacations in April and May ...so every year we spend a good chunk of the  vacation planning her birthday.
We had the  party in our living room so we  put up the  main decorations in our living room.We had a pink and white balloon arch at the  doorway to our living room.
Unicorn Theme Party
We put up pink and white balloons and large flowers all over the  room but concentrated majority of the  unicorn decorations on this wall. You can see a huge handmade Unicorn banner,cute  clouds and rainbows ,a rainbow unicorn, floating hot air balloons and nearly a dozen decoupaged unicorns!

Unicorn Theme Party
The hot air balloons were die cut using the Spellbinders  Hot Air Balloon Contour Steel Rule Die and yes it did take hours to make the  balloons 3d! .My daughter helped to layer the  balloons atop Crealies  oval die cuts and we topped off the  hot air balloon danglers with die cut clouds [ made using Itsy Bitsy clouddie]
Unicorn Theme Party
The balloons dangle from blue satin ribbons and I added  clouds [ made using Memory Box dies]  on alternate ribbons.They looked fabulous swinging in the  wind!
Unicorn Theme Party
We put the  letters of  our "Happy Birthday Prisha" banner on Unicorn faces.The ears and face were made using Crealies  oval foam die cuts ...we could have added unicorn horns but my daughter wanted them to be plain horses!!The tiny floral stamps are also from Crealies  and the  flowers were also die cut with Crealies  dies.
Unicorn Theme Party
 My kiddo made the  Cloud hanging decoration freehand...aren't those cloud eyes simply adorable !!
Unicorn Theme Party- Rainbows and Clouds Decoration
The rainbows were pretty easy to make...we used  foam with rainbow colours and cut out big semicircular arches to make the  rainbows and added Memory Box die cut clouds on the  ends.
Unicorn Theme Party Cloud Pinata
 My little girl[ well officially a teenager but a little girl to me!!] made the  super cute cloud pinata all by herself...in fact she took hours to make it but it does look super adorable doesn't it!
Unicorn Theme Party 
She also drew and colored this gorgeous huge Unicorn..the  locks of hair are outlined with glitter glue and looks really special !
And here is the  birthday girl! The gorgeous hair bow is handmade...I made the  beautiful rose and foliage using foam !
Unicorn Theme Party
We had around 20 teenage girls for our party and planned some simple crafts for the  girls to make . We set up 4 big tables and here is how our table looked.
Unicorn Theme Party
And this is what the  girls made...Unicorn post it note holders. I cut up pieces of chipboard before hand so that the  base would be strong and pre-scored card stock stands for the  holder.Gave the  girls an assortment of pretty pattern papers to choose and lots of embellishments like rhinestones, pom poms , flowers, sequins and glitter to personalize their Post it note holders.
Unicorn Theme Party
The girls also played quite a few games but I didn't have to stress too much about the  games as my daughter herself organised all the  games !!
It was heartening to see the  girls enjoy themselves and after the  party so many of the  girls' mothers messaged me how much the  girls' enjoyed themselves!

I made quite a few Unicorn themed decoupaged decorations and since decoupage is such a time consuming craft ...I started making all the  decorations weeks before the  party!
Unicorn Theme Party
 Upcycled an old plate into a Unicorn!!
Unicorn Theme Party
And recycled a bottle into a Unicorn...this time with a frilly ruffled ribbon top and  pearls!!

Unicorn Theme Party
Made the  Unicorn themed boxes to hold our craft activity supplies by upcycling cardboard boxes
Unicorn Theme Party
And since every party needs tissue boxes...Unicorn tissue boxes!

Unicorn Theme Party
Made 3 Pen stands by recycling old Nutella jars into Unicorns!
Unicorn Theme Party
They are my personal favourite!
Unicorn Theme Party
I don't have a good photograph of our cake  but here is our 2 tier homemade Unicorn cake...It is a chocolate cake with butter icing done using Russian nozzles. My daughter made all the  cute  unicorns by hand sculpting fondant!
Unicorn Theme Party- Home made Cake
And though no unicorns in this one...I have to share it as it is always so popular at parties...a Jelly Flower cake...completely handmade with Jelly! [I am especially proud of  how it turned out as I managed to make it in between the  mad rush of getting the  house cleaned , putting up the  party decorations , baking and icing the cake and cooking for the  party!!]

Unicorn Theme Party- Jelly Cake
I hope you enjoyed reading about our party and hope some of these ideas may be useful !
Here are posts from our previous themed birthday parties:
A Frozen theme Party
Minion themed Party
Giant Paper Flowers Tutorial
Egyptian themed party - Scroll Invitations
Egyptian themed party - How to make a huge Mummy
Egyptian Themed Party- Framed Decorations Tutorial
Rapunzel Theme Party
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