Friday, 19 July 2013

Scrap book layout

This is my first attempt at making a layout and is special to me for more than1 reason cos I have done this for my son who is a special child.

I actaually made this during the ItsyBitsy big shot party and since it coincided with my sons bday I thougt that it would be the perfect gift for him.
As I am looking at it... I realised that the colors that I have used matches the colors mentioned by lulupu in their latest challenge and so  here it goes.

I have kept the theme very vintage, distressed and woody bcos the photograph was taken in a jungle resort. I ha e layered 3 (12x12 papers)...of which the middle one is torn by hand and distressed and the top one is also torn in a few places, curled,distressed and stamped .

The  Tim holtz bird cage and the bird sits proudly in one corner as my son loves the chirping of birds! The floral embelishments also go with the woody theme with a few bursts of red and green. The blank tree embelishment is also a die cut.

I have inserted 2 message tags cut from the scalloped oval die and stamped the message box and written a personal bday note! Hope u all like it...

That's about it and I am quite happy with the way it turned out to be. This layout is entering the lulupu challenge#14 and co-incidently my son too turned 14!

Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, 17 July 2013

CD cover mini album

 Another project with packaging material and this time i am using the much neglected CD box.
This inspiration came along as i wanted to give something "special" to my dear friend for her bday. In the thought process i even delayed giving her the gift but was happy i could make this for her!

materials required:
Cd cover
pattern papers
washi tapes
dies for making embelishment
sentiment stamps and inkpad
satin ribbons, pearls,rhinestones
Firstly clean the box and cut out the front  cover and back cover of the box from pattern papers.
Cut 4"x12" pattern paper/cardstock  (2pcs)and score at 4" and 8". This will give u an accordion card.Join them to make it a continuous card.
I distressed the edges and gave borders with washi tapes and also stenciled a few patterns.

Make some die cut embelishments, remenber not to make any bulky ones cos the lid of the box will not close later. I have inserted a few journaling tags too!
once the ebelishments are done, cut a mat 4 1/4" X4 1/4" and stick the accordion mini on that and then stick it on the back cover.

you can stamp in a few sentiments and finally i have secured the box by fastening satin ribbons on the front and back just in case the whole thing buldges out after sticking photographs.

Voila...a lovely mini album that can accomadate upto 10 photographs is ready...can hold memories more than that!
My friend loved it and i was happy to see her open the whole thing in front of me!
Hope you all enjoyed this dont throw away those cd covers!!!!

I am entering the Lessology challenge- packaging central

Recycled packaging tape I am thinking of doing something with the empty packaging tapes that
I have been collecting  for sometime now.
Planning to make a trinket box out of it or maybe it can be used as a gift box too!
So first I start by choosing co ordinated  pattern papers for this project and also some unused cardboard boxes...which I am going to cut and use for the base and lid of the box!
So here we go...I cut 2 circles for these and stick pattern papers on the inside and outside of the tape and before adhering the paper to the lid...I fix a small strip of canvas from the back to the top of the lid with hot glue. This enables the flip open mechanism for the lid!

Now stick the pattern papers on the lid and the base circle. The base circle can be stuck to the tape with hot glue again. I wonder I would have done if I dint know about this hot glue!I love it .
Oops...forgot to mention. Before sticking paper on top of the lid...I have used another strip of canvas in the front which will enable the lid to flip open.
 Once all the sticking is done, comes the embellishing part. For this i have used a beaded lace, which again with the help of a glue gun I have stuck it on the rim of the lid. This covers the ugly edge of the cardboard. Then my personal favourites...handmade flowers  come to my rescue. The top of the lid has a few flowers sitting proudly with some leaves protruding here and there. Finally I fix the Velcro fastener in the front flap. ?...the lid is now secure! The flap is also embelished with a simple flower and a button.
And here it is....a nice little box! Hope u enjoyed reading this as much as I loved making It!

I am entering the Lessology challenge- Packaging Central