Monday, 22 August 2016

Card Tutorial-LIFE IS A GIFT

Dear Friends
Shalini Pahwa here from artforte. My latest creation is a card dedicated to the beautiful gift that we all have received from God – The GIFT OF LIFE.
I truly believe that Life is a gift and every day beholds a miracle to cherish. We should live each day as it is the last day of our life. We should fill our life with colors of joy, of giving, of helping, of praying and of love for all. This thought forms my inspiration for this card.

In this card, I have used pattern paper from the widest range of Papericious -Mi-Estilo. 
Below is a brief tutorial describing process of how I have made this card.
1.: Take Black card-stock 12"x6" and fold it into half. and then take the pattern paper of you choice from Mi-Estilo Stack. and torn the edges and then paste.
 2:Make two tags as shown in the pix below. Size is 2"x 3" and distress the edges.
 3:Next i had taken Spellbinders Nestabilties Romantic Rectangles die and then pasted pattern paper-distress the edges.
4: Gift box, flowers, tea glass with flowers are the cutouts from the same stack and before pasting them i have used stampendious shabby pink embossing enamel. And do the arrangement and spread some sequins  and your card is ready!!!

I hope you all will love this creation and tutorial and would like to hear some words from you.

Have A Nice day!!!

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Square Matchbox Tutorial

Hello Everyone,

Its Rakshabandhan tomorrow in India ..festival of brothers and sisters. 

If you like to give gift to your small brother and want to make box for it, here is the tutorial for you.

Start with 6*6" design paper from Papericious The Gentleman collection.
We are using Envelope Punch board here,
Keep the paper at 2.5"- punch and score, do it at all edges

Next keep the paper at 3.5" - punch and score , again at all edges of paper.

Cut that little tabs upto the score line.

 Fold all score lines, and you will see the tray of your match box

Stick the tabs at the edges and our tray is ready!

For the outer cover, take another design paper size- 9.5"*3 1/8"
score at - 2" - 2 3/4" - 5 3/4"- 6.5"

Keep the box inside the outer cover and glue it, snuggling that tray.

And our match box is ready!

I decorated it using few of the die cut elements from  Papericious The Gentleman collection.

Try out this square match box with Papericious design papers!
 Thanks so much for stopping by.


Monday, 15 August 2016

Winners for the July Moodboard Challenge!

Hello hello! ^__^

I'm Halak and today I'm here to share the results for the Moodboard Challenge hosted by Papericious in July.

We loved looking at your work and we really appreciate the hard work and effort that you put in to create such beautiful projects!

Thank you all so very much for your active participation!

Without further ado, here are the winners :


Chiao-Yu Yang (Entry #18)

Chiao-Yu Yang, we loved how you created layers and texture using the Papericious Vintage Attire Paper Pack on your card. It gave your project a wonderful mixed-media feel!

Lekha (Entry #21)

Lekha, we loved your quilling and the use of Papericious Wooden Collection Paper Pack in the card background enhanced the beauty of your work even more!

Mounika (Entry #9)

Mounika, we loved your project brimming with beautiful blooms + leaves and the way you used  Papericious My Golden Garden paper pack! 

And now time to announce the Challenge Winner! ^__^

The winner is.....

Miti (Entry #11)

Miti, we were blown away by your stunningly detailed Shaker Card! All that fussy-cutting is simply wow!! Brilliant use of Papericious My Golden Garden and Papericious Wooden Collection Paper Packs! Congratulations!

Miti, please send an email to with the Subject - Challenge Winner to claim your prize.

The winner and the top 3 can collect their respective blog badges from >>> HERE
We'd love to see you flaunt these on your blogs!

But wait, that's not all...

We also picked a random winner from all the entries we received for our challenge and that lucky person is....

Entry #16 which was by Kriti! A big congrats to you too, Kriti. Please send an email to with Subject - Random Winner to claim your prize.

And that's that!
Before I sign off, I wanted to remind you that we have our August Challenge up and running!

The challenge theme is Anything Goes and we have some awesome prizes up for grabs so check it out >>> HERE

Thank you for stopping by and have a lovely day!

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Friday, 12 August 2016

Masculine Layout Tutorial

Hello and good morning dear friends!

Raksha Bandhan is just around the corner and how awesome it'd be if you could handcraft something special for your brother? ^__^

I'm Halak and today we're going to be doing just that!

I have a masculine layout tutorial for you folks packed with tips so let's get started.

These are the 4 sheets of paper that I used from The Gentleman Paper Pack by Papericious.

Tip : Once you select the papers, before you begin working on them, always have a rough layout in mind. Call it a blueprint of sorts, it's what helps you move ahead without getting overwhelmed and confused.

I always chalk out a rough idea no matter what project I am doing. Then, I click a picture of it and work step by step.

Here's how I wanted my layout to look :

Tip : We're working with masculine theme so I selected a stamp set that'd go well with it.
Here's a list of stuff that goes perfect with such layouts : Gears (Could be a stamp / stencil / die-cut shapes or even miniature metal charms), Grunge themed stamps, Geometric stencil designs, Colors like black, brown & grey etc.

What I love about these layouts is the fact that it lets your creativity run free. You don't have to be perfect. It's all about having fun.

Once I was satisfied with what my blueprint looked like, it was time to trim the sheets.

Measurements :

Outermost Sheet = 22 cm x Original Length

Middle Sheet = 18 cm x Original Length

Central Sheet = 16 cm x 30 cm

(Papericious papers are a little longer than 30 cm so when I mention original length / size, it means I did not trim down that portion.)

I cut these two pieces from the 4th sheet (extreme right in pic #2) because I wanted to layer them among the other sheets.

This is how I wanted to layer :

The basic look of the base achieved, I moved on to the next bit.

I wanted a rough look so I went with random stitched border stamps and abstract stencils.

Tip : If you don't have grunge themed stencils and stamps, think outside the box. Think of all the day to day objects that you can use like bubble wrap, a fine tooth comb, generic white and grey shirt buttons or string dipped in black paint!

After the background was done, I moved on to decorating the page.

The sentiment and those really cool glasses are from the Die-cut sheet which is provided with The Gentleman Paper Pack. (Yep, the awesome folks at the product designing end over at Papericious really do think of everything!)

I used a geometric pattern stencil with the classic gears stencil + assorted bunch of stamps to add detail.

Apart from that, I have also used three clock images which are from the Papericious Circular Collage Sheet line. (Product name : Vintage Time)

And there you have it folks, one layout which would make a really nice present!

Tip : I used the sentiment as the focal image but if you want to personalize it you can adhere your brother's picture and elements that he likes. Example : Miniature sports embellishments, pictures of places he likes to visit or even his favorite dessert!

Tip : Just because it's a masculine layout, it doesn't mean you need to lose the bling completely. Just make sure you don't go over the top.

In the above two images, you can see a few elements that I covered in black glitter.

Signing off with my favorite closeup.

The Kala Chashma! (Dark Glasses) ^__^
I covered up the fussy-cut image in glossy accents! The picture does not do it justice but I tried my best to capture that glossy look.

Thank you so much for taking time out to check my tutorial!

Have a lovely day! *Hugs*

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Thursday, 11 August 2016

Papericious + Mudra Collaboration Blog Hop - Winner!

Hello, crafty friends!

We would like to say a BIG THANK YOU to all those who took the time to hop along with us and leave kind comments. We were quite overwhelmed by the amount of positive feedback about our newest products. We hope that you enjoyed it thoroughly as much as we did :)

As promised, we have a winner who will receive a Rupees 1000 voucher to the Papericious store. We randomly selected one day from the hop which was Day 7 to pick the winner, and here is that lucky commenter!

Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Papericious August Challenge - Anything Goes

Hello Everyone,
Shilpa here with August Challenge !
And it is all time favourite theme- Anything Goes!

 {Papericious Challenge #5 Guidelines}

  • You can create any project - Cards, Layouts, Albums, Altered items, 3D projects, Home Decor etc.
  • The last date for submission of your projects is 9th September, 2016 at 11:59pm IST.
  • Please go through the General Guidelines HERE before you link up your project. Any project not following the rules, will be disqualified and it will not be eligible for the prizes.

Now, what's a challenge without prizes, right?! Papericious will be giving away TWO prizes every month -

  • The DT will be selecting a Merit Winner at the end of every challenge who will stand a chance to win a gift voucher worth INR 500 from the Papericious store.
  • We will be also be having a Random Winner from all the entries who enter their projects every month to win a Papericious 6 X 6" Pattern Paper Pad

Everyone's got a equal chance here so whether you are a novice or an experienced crafter, all are welcome to play along our challenges :)

And as always, we have some gorgeous inspiration lined up for you. Here's a look at the creations :

Here is the inspiration by Shalini

and I (Shilpa) created Tags to inspire you ;)

I've used Papericious Ephemera and Infinity collection for these tags.
Hope you will play along our challenge. We would love to see your entries using Papericious products!

Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Papericious + Mudra Collaboration Blog Hop - Day 10

Good morning!
We are teaming up with Mudra Craft Stamps to bring you a fantastic blog hop that you won’t want to miss! There will be an abundance of inspiration, and of course opportunities to win prizes! :)

Do not forget to checkout the gorgeous works by the ladies and leave them some love. 
Today, we have the very talented Parul Gupta from the Mudra blog sharing some projects using products from both, Papericious & Mudra. We are so thrilled to have her here. Over to Parul, now !
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Hello amazing crafters out there!!
This is Parul here and I am super excited to be part of this blog hop. 
Being a CAS lover I was so curious to know the outcome of stamping and pattern papers. And I must say this combination does create the MAGIC. The Pretty Basics from Papericious is my all time favorite paper pack.

So let's have a look at what I created
Project 1:  
Do you see those pattern paper flowers? They look absolutely beautiful and fresh. I stamped the flowers directly on to the pattern paper and then fussy cut them. These flowers are from Wild floral stamp set from Mudra. I arranged them on the card panel with help of foam tape to add some dimension. And that sentiment is from Mudra's Brushed stamp set. How beautiful that font is. I just love it.

Supplies used:

Project 2:

When I received my kit and I had look at MI ESTILO and The GENTLEMAN paper packs I was completely blown away. These are terrific!! As you look at these papers your mind starts get flooded with ideas. In this card I made a background with 1" wide stripes of pattern papers. and sentiments are from "Brother" stamp set from Mudra.

Supplies used:

Project 3:

This card is my favourite and so is the text pattern paper from MI ESTILO paper pack from Papericious.
It did take some time to make those bits and pieces but the end result was worth it. At least I think so :) The sentiment is from "The Man" set from Mudra and  I added a handwritten sentiment too :) Just to make the card more sensible.

Supplies Used:

I totally enjoyed making them. I seriously hope that I left you inspired..

Love and Hugs 

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What is a blog hop without prizes, right?

We have TWO  prizes up for grabs. Yes, that's right. There will be TWO Rupees 1000 vouchers up for grabs EACH to Papericious and Mudra Craft Stamps. Winners will be picked randomly from the comments left across both our blogs in the hop. Winners will be announced on the Papericious and Mudra blogs once the hop is over.

Don't you just LOVE all the projects created by Parul? Don't forget to leave her a comment here! :)

Have a nice day everyone!