Saturday, August 27, 2016


HELLO !!!!

It's Saturday and everyone waits for this after a week of busy hard work and routine chores. Saturday means a weekend with family and friends and relaxation. For me relaxation is crafting. And nowadays , I am just making a variety of Christmas cards. With so many Christmas thme craft goodies, one can create amazing projects. One such product is dies and CottageCutz has newly released some beautiful Christmas dies. You can check them out HERE

Today I will share with you a very  pretty project and believe me !! It's one of the most enjoyable project that I have made. You must try this as this super easy to make and one can do so much with type of card. This is Pop Up Diorama Card. Its is actually a 3D  dual window card to create layered scenes etc. In my card , I have created a winter snow scene with the CottageCutz Christmas dies.


Cut two pieces of card stock ( blue and white A-B) measuring 7.5 inches by 7.5 inches.
Cut one piece of white card stock-C  7 inches by 7 inches
Score card stock A and B at 0.5 inch, 1 inch, 6.5 inches and 7 inches
Score card stock C at 0.5 inch and 6.5 inches.

Position CottageCutz Stitched Rectangle die on the A piece-blue card stock in the centre. Cut out the die.

Use the CottageCutz Stitched Rectanlge die the next smaller one and position on middle layer C

 Place A on C to see the exact position. The inner window will be smaller than the outer window.

After cutting out the window, place card stock in Misti tool and stamp out snow trees with Distress inks-Chipped Sapphire and Mowed Lawn.

Colour the CottageCutz die cuts ( list is below) with Zig Markers. Apply distress clear rock candy and adhere in layers on the middle layer. Keep the front blue layer on top to see the exact position of die cuts.

Distress the Top blue layer with Evergreen Bough and Chipped Sapphire distress ink. Stamp snow flakes with Chipped Sapphire and add glitter.

 Adhere the three layers together with the first score line of all three coinciding with each other.
Add the sentiment on CottageCutz Stitched Oval die. Adhere on top.

Detailed view of the layers. Cut some layers in white card stock. Apply Glitter and add to the base as shown. Add more die cuts as shown.

CottageCutz Forest Friends Border (Elites)

CottageCutz Birch Trees & Deer

CottageCutz Snowy Tree

So do create this fun and wonderful card using the above tutorial and do not forget to share what you make. 

Saturday, August 20, 2016


Hello everyone !!!

How are you all doing ?? Are you having fun with all the gorgeous Christmas inspiration?? It's indeed so exciting that the Great day is just 3 and 1/2 months away but the air is filled with spirit of joy. Card making is in full swing everywhere and new designs are making a show everyday. On this ocassion, CottageCutz has come up with amazing Christmas theme dies and many more are still on the way. The new one released just a few days ago are the cutest and most beautiful ones.

Today I'm sharing a Tri fold long Christmas card with you and the twist is that , it is made of envelopes. Yes!!! We can effectively use envelopes to create card bases. This saves a lot of time especially when we have to make a lot of cards.
I am sharing here the pictures as to how I have prepared my card base. The close ups of the various parts of the card will explain you , how I have built up my card.

Here is my card.

  The finished card measures 8.75inches x 4.5 inches.
 You need  three long envelopes 8.75 inches x 4.5 inches that open side ways on the elongated side.
Place the envelopes side by side like this with two envelopes on either side flap side up.

Join the envelopes together. Adhere the flap of the envelope on the left side with envelope in the middle and repeat with the other side.

Cut out pattern papers a little smaller than the envelope to cover the card front, inside and back. Here I have used pattern papers and  stamp from Heartfelt Creations .

Add ribbon and now adhere the pattern paper.

Decorate the card with CottageCutz dies. Add an embossed pattern paper and cover with CottageCutz Wide rectangle stitched frame. Cut die cuts from Holiday bell and layer upon a scrap of paper. Add glitter. Adhere to the card. Add die cut  from the Merry Christmas ribbon.

On the first panel add die cuts from CottageCutz Garden stamp and Winter Cabin Border.

Add die cut from CottageCutz leafy swirls and Best Wishes die cut.

 The finished inside panel

Dies used are listed below.

A fabulous challenge# 5 is going on at the blog and we would be really happy to see your entries. 

Wednesday, August 17, 2016


Hello to all !!!!

Heartfelt Creations has brought for all marvellous Christmas Collection and its so beautiful that I was spellbounded.. the snow kissed ground, snow flakes, snow man and the sleigh wtih snow laden spruce trees.... all these take us to the wonderful snowland.

I have another card for you which has a beautiful glittery snowflake.

Here is the card.

Heartfelt Creations Products Used

Frolicking Frosty Cling Stamp Set HCPC-3750
Snow Kissed Flakes and Tag Cling Stamp Set HCPC-3751
Snow Kissed Flakes and Tag Cling Stamp Set HCPC-3751
Snow Kissed Flakes and Tag Die HCD1-7108
Snow Kissed Paper Collection HCDP1-269
Ornate Sleigh Cling Stamp Set HCPC-3745
Minnie Pearls Prills ANC803
Designer Dries White Adhesive 159951
Baby's Breath Ultrafine Transparent Glitter 101
Embossing Powder - White RPEJ685
Paper Pack of 10 - White HCPP1-438-2

Other Products Used

Zig Brush pens,-light blue, dark blue, grey, hot pink,  Glossy Accents, 3D foam tape, 4mm pearl, Fairy Dust Glitter-Sugar Shimmer, Distress Inks-Chipped Sapphire, Broken China, Crystal Blings from Want to Scrap, Archival jet black ink.


Make a card base from 7" x 10" white card stock. Fold in half to get a base of 7" x 5".
Prepare the mat layer from white card stock measuring 4.75" x 6. 75". Distress using Chipped Sapphire and Broken China inks. Stamp snow flakes images with Versamark Embossing pad on only 1/2 of the paper. Apply White embossing powder and heat set. Tear the paper to show jagged edge. Score the bottom white layer on the score board at an interval of 1/8". Adhere the two layers together.
Stamp the snow man image with Archival Jet Black ink. Colour with Zig Brush pens. When dry , apply glossy accents on the ornaments, cap and muffler of the snow man. 
To create the snowy layers , apply glossy accents and sprinkle sugar shimmer mixed with transparent glitter. Let it dry.
To make the Glittered snowflake, Cut out a diecut of snowflake and apply glossy accents. Apply sugar shimmer and let it dry. Add another similar glitter snowflake on top and add pearl. Adhere this on the top left layer with foam tape.
Stamp the sentiment from Celebrate the season stamp and cut it out as a banner. Apply some glossy accent on top . Apply sugar shimmer. Attach to the mat layer. Distress the base of mat layer with a paper distressor to give it a ragged look. 
Attach the Mat layer to the card base. Add two triangle pattern paper strips at the two corners, diagonally.
Add blings on the card.

Do stop by and leave some love.

Monday, August 15, 2016


Hello !!!!!

This is a very exciting post as it's Emma Lou's birthday today and we all are super happy to organise something special for.
We, DTs from all over the world, past and present have sent her cards and gifts on this ocassion... a little special extra to bring some happiness on her birthday ( I hope she liked it)

Here is the birthday girl with all the cards---Isn't that an amazing photo. Seeing her in all smiles is the best return gift indeed.

Here is my card and neck piece that I sent to her. I know she loves wearing costume jewewllery and this sunflower and pearl neck piece will surely look awesome on her.

Here is my neck piece and card that I sent her ! I hope you liked it Emma Lou. 

We have organised a Birthday Blog Hop for her where there is a little surprise waiting for her at each blog. Visit each blog and leave your comments to win a 25$ gift certificate. So exciting !!!!!

The Hop will start at 8am EST on Thursday 11th August and closes Tuesday 16th August at midnight.

The Blog hop list is here. So get started !!!

The blog hop will close on 16th August. And the winner will be announced here on my blog on 17th August.
The winner receives a $25 gift certificate to shop at Heartfelt Creations. To claim they will need to email me at this email address with "Winner of Emma Lou’s Birthday Blog Hop" in subject line.
The winner of the blog hop will have 72 hours to claim their prize otherwise another name will be draw.
A very big hug and happy birthday Emma !!! May this day bring loads of happiness for you.
Hugs --Anita Kejriwal


Hello !!!!

It is indeed a happy moment today for me to do this post as today is Independence day and I wish all you today!! May our country prosper and progress in manifolds.

The Indian crafting scenario has changed since last many years. Our crafters have won several accolades both at the national and international level making India proud of them. WE no longer have to yearn for craft supplies and international brands. All and the best ,I must are easily available at our doorstep. And this is because, Crafters Corner has left no stone unturned to bring for Indian crafters the best craft brands in the world, and at the best prices. It will not be wrong to say that Crafters Corner has brought a new revoloution in the Indian crafting world. I'm indeed a happy person to be a part of this family.

Heartfelt Creations, a leading brand in the world of flower making is now readily available at Crafters Corner at best possible rates. So do start your shopping here to see the wide range of stamps, dies and papers by  Heartfelt Creations .

Today I will be showing you how to make daffodils from the Botanic Orchid collection. So beautiful is this set, that apart from Orchids, one can create many other flowers with them, one of them being the Daffodils.
My first video with Orchid making is here-- Orchids

Here is one of the cards I had made earlier with Daffodils using the Botanic Orchid Stamp and die set.

Here is the Video tutorial on making the Daffodils.

Heartfelt Creations Products used

Artificial pollens
So I hope you liked my blooms. Do leave a few words. Visit Craters Corner for all Crafting supplies.
Thanks for stopping by.