Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Greeting Card Tutorial using Lace Paper

Hi Friends,

Today I am posting a tutorial for a beautiful, simple and elegant card using lace paper/paper doilies.


Materials Required:
1) Card Stock
2) Designer paper
3) Lace Paper
4) Flowers and other embelishments
5) Glue
6) Double sided tape
7) Siscors

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Custom Made Card on Order



The latest card that I made to order!
Its a birthday card customezed to fit in a photograph. The client wanted to gift a card that the recipient could not only treasure but also display it. So I made an Easel card.  It comes with a box, if you want to store it, else you can open it and display!
Thank you to Ketki Jain for the valuable opportunity that you provided me!
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Keep Crafting and Have Fun!



Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Turorial for a new Rose

Hi Friends,

This is a post for which i have received special request to put up the tutorial so here I am.

Material Required:

  • Handmade plain thin paper OR even an A4 cartridge paper will do fine
  • Inkpad (if you dont have the same, you can use the ink pipe of a sketch pen - the one which is inside it)
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Embossing Tool, if you dont have that make use of a toothpick
Step 1:
Cut 8 petals of each size as shown in the picture below:



Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Explosion Box - Gift Card

Hello Friends,
Today I am posting the pictures of the Explosion Box - Gift card that I made for one of my best friend's Birthday! She had tears in her eyes when she saw it cos she just loved it!!!

Its a card that camouflaged into a box! As you open the lid it explodes into a card and a box with sixteen flaps (4 on each side) and a box in center (I added my gift in this box). I have decorated each flap in a different way by adding quotes, photographs etc...
Hope you guys like it too... your comments are most welcome!











 Have fun and Keep crafting!!!


Monday, June 23, 2014

Pen Holder - from Toilet Paper Rolls

Hello Everyone,
Its been long since I wrote a post about Up-cycling. Hence today's post is an up cycling project I made a few days back.
One fine day my father in law was doing some of his office work at home and he felt the need of a pen holder on his computer table. He asked my mother in law to put up an old glass there, which would do the needful. That was the time I thought I should make one for him, which looks nice on his table and add some life to it ;)
So, i thought why not use something which I was about to throw??!! Yes the cores of the toilet/tissue paper rolls. Once they are empty we throw them away, but i could see them as the new Pen Holder!!!

Here's how it turned out to be. I am sorry i forgot to take the step by step photographs! But don't worry its too easy to make hence my step by step (without pics) tutorial will surely help you make one!
The final Result:



Material Required
Toilet Paper Roll (Core) OR Cardboard - using which you can make such rolls.
1 piece of cardboard for making the base (take any like from your shoe box - because you are going to cover it!)
Designer paper or fabric which ever you wish to cover these rolls with.
Stuff for decorating - Here I have used my handmade flowers and ready made leaves and pollen's, some buttons and ribbon from my stash. You can use anything you like.

Step 1:
Cover the cores in the paper or fabric of your choice neatly. You can cover one, two, three or more as per your requirement. You can also cut them in different heights as per your needs and to add a bit of drama to your designer pen holder ;)
Also i have added washi tape to cover the top end edges of the cores. This makes them look very neat and guess what... its easy!! :-D

Step 2:
Cut a base on which you will place these cores on. The shape and size it totally on your discretion. I have cut a Rectangular piece and later chopped of the edges. The base is needed to cover up the other end of the cores so that they can hold whatever you put in them.
Once cut cover it up in desired paper or fabric.

Step 3:
Glue the Cores on the ready base (made in Step 2) in the manner you like it!

Step 4:
Decorate as per your wish!!!

Your lovely Pen holder is ready to hold whatever you like! Do let me know if you liked this post. and dont forget to share the pictures of the stuff you make! A lot of people get inspired by them and i love it too!!
For any further queries do leave a comment below, i ll be happy to respond! Till then,

Have Fun and Keep Crafting!

Monday, June 16, 2014

Card with Handmade Painting

Hello Everyone!

Here is a card that I have made using a painting that I made. It is actually a copy from one of the stamps that are available in countries outside India. As I do not have the stamps, I thought why not draw them and paint them my self to add them to my cards!! I have colored this sketch using water color pencils and then outlining the whole thing with a 0.05 fine tip black pen.
I hope you like it! So here we go!! The first attempt...






Do let me know whether you like it or not.... Also you can place orders for any of my cards (already posted on the blog or custom made) Just leave a comment below and with your contact details and I will get in touch with you. Or email me at contact.pankharts@gmail.com.

Have Fun and Keep Crafting!

Monday, June 9, 2014

My First Custom Made Card for Client :)

Hi Everyone!

Today I am sharing the first custom made card that I did for a client! This guy wanted me to make a card for his wife for her birthday. He told me that she love Red color, is very bright and vibrant. Also loves flowers...
So what else did i need....i started working on the project with these things in mind.
I made an easel card with basic color theme as red. I have added a lot of flowers (all handmade by me) and created a window in which i have attached two cute butterflies on strings! The card is complete with a matching box to send it in!!
And I am delighted to share the final results with you!!!
Do let me know your comments on the same... <3 p="">






Have Fun and Keep Crafting!

Monday, June 2, 2014

Quilling Flower Basket

Hey Friends!

Today I am sharing the Quilling Flower basket that I made..
It is very small (though does not look like in the pictures, as they are close ups ;-) ). I made it when I was admitted in hospital and was only under observation. So I just had to keep lying in the bed all time! I was getting bored and asked my husband to get my quilling stuff and I got started!! And know what... i gifted this basket (after attaching a Thank You tag to it) to my doctor, when I got discharged!! She was very happy to see it!! So I thought I would share this SPECIAL basket of Gratitude with all of you!

Monday, May 26, 2014

Tutorial - How to make a Paper Rose with template

Hi Everyone!

Today I am going to share the tutorial on how to make a paper rose. It is very easy and the results are very very pretty. It is made using a 5 petal flower punch. But in case you do not have that punch with you I am also sharing the method to make a template for the same. With the help of this template you will be able to make these flowers again and again easily.

Please find below the tutorial for both the template and the making the rose:

Monday, May 19, 2014

Tutorial - How to Make a Paper Bow - 1

Hi Everybody!

Many time it so happens that we are involved in a project and we realize that we do not have a ribbon to match the colors scheme of the project and we so so want to put a bow on it! What to do....?? Here is an easy way our...make a paper bow and use it on your project!!!
Below is the picture of one such card I made where i have used a paper bow, because i did not have a matching ribbon!

This is the easiest paper bow that can be made. below is the tutorial:

Monday, May 12, 2014

Tutorial - Candy Favour Box

Hello Everybody!

Today I am going to share the tutorial on How to make Candy Boxes.
Continue reading below for tutorial:

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Quilling Tutorial 1 - Introduction

Hi Everyone,

I have been getting requests to post a tutorial on the basics of quilling and how to start if one is interested in learning. So, I jotted down in this post the introduction to quilling, which will help you to understand:
what is quilling?
Supplies Required
Basic shapes
Further in coming posts I will post certain basic and then advanced tutorials for quilling.

Let's Start!!!

INTRODUCTION
Paper Quilling or Paper filigree is an art or craft form, where the artist creates intricate designs shaping and gluing strips of paper. This art requires a lot of time, patience and neatness; but gives amazing results! Quilling can be used to make variety of items like: Handmade cards, decorating different items (boxes, gifts, photo frames etc), pictures, handmade jewelry, three dimensional miniatures, etc.

MATERIAL/SUPPLIES REQUIRED FOR STARTER

1. Paper or Paper Strips -
Usually now a days Quilling paper strips are available on any craft or stationery store. These strips are available in various widths like 3mm, 1cm, 2cm etc (as shown in the photograph).

We should choose the width of the strips based on our project's requirement. For ex. for cards usually strips with lesser width are used for convenience. For Folded roses strips with wider width are preferred.

In case ready made paper strips are not available, you can make these strips using a double side colored paper and cutting it down into equal width strips like 2mm, 5mm, 1cm, 2cm as per your project requirement.

2. Quilling Tool
The Quilling tool is a tool with a metal tip having a slot at the top. This slot helps to hold the paper strip in place while rolling it.

3. Glue
Usually preferred is a wet glue, which give you some time before it dries to make any adjustments in case required.

4.Scale/Ruler
If you are cutting your paper strips ruler is very important for correct measurements.
There is another scale/ruler available in market with different sizes of circles and shape in it. It is also a very useful tool for making similar size petals or any shape.

BASIC SHAPES

The picture below showcases the 15 basic shapes that a learner should start with. Using these you can make a lot of basic flowers, leaves and shapes.

This is it for this post. I will be back with more posts on quilling soon. If you want to know anything specific, do leave me a comment. I will be happy to answer. Till then,
Have Fun and Keep Crafting!



Monday, May 5, 2014

Tutorial - Making a Shadow Box/Frame

Hello Everybody!

Today I am going to share a tutorial on how to make this shadow box/ Frame using paper.
For the tutorial read below:

Monday, April 28, 2014

Blossoms Paper Flower Tutorial

Hi everybody!
As promised in my previous post, today I am going to post the tutorial for the Blossoms flowers which i have made and put on the Monochrome Pink card that I made, you can see it HERE.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Monochrome Color Scheme Card

Hi.

Today I have made a card which follows a monochromatic color scheme, i.e. use of only one color with either white or black. We can use the tints and shades of the color that is being used in combination with white/black. Here I have chosen color Red (with its tints - various pinks) with White. The card is complete with a similar theme inside and a complementary box to keep it in :).
I am entering the following challenges with this card:
 Itsy Bitsy Monochromatic Challenge. 
http://thecardconcept.blogspot.in/2014/04/challenge-9-monochromatic-purple.html
(Clean and layered)
http://lulupu.blogspot.in/2014/05/lulupu-challenge-30-feminine-cards.html 
(Feminine Card with Pink and Handmade Flowers)

Have a look:
The first few pics are unedited, but i felt they are not doing justice to the actual card, so later i have added some edited versions also :)


These are the edited pics, just to emphasize more on the character of the card!

 I hope you will like it!
Also I will be adding a tutorial soon on how I made the flowers that i have put on this card and how to make the card itself. So keep checking out for more! Till then...

Have Fun and Keep Crafting!!