Simple and minimalist Scandinavian inspired DIY handmade cards . I am sure these would be perfect five minute cards to send across to long lost friends 🙂
Hello creative people! This year has been a blogging setback although I have been doing a lot of creative stuffs otherwise. I love the crafting community for the fact that they always somehow reach out to me in some form or the other and encourage me to get back to blogging 🙂 I was on cloud nine when Deepti from Catchy Challenges asked me me to join their monthly challenge this month. Honestly, I love love her so much because of her simplicity and they way her cards are not only minimalistic but also uses minimalistic supplies. I have always been an ardent follower of her blog and her youtube channel and I couldn’t contain my happiness on her invite 🙂 Anyways, coming to the challenge, the theme for this month’s catchy challenge is “Scandinavian Pattern” and that is a theme I absolutely love. Lets jump straight into todays post then – Scandinavian inspired DIY handmade cards!
A DIY is always fun and when its minimalist and chic, its absolute fun – presenting DIY wooden key hanger! Make these simple and functional key holder in under ten minutes.
If you have been following my blog, you sure wouldve seen my earlier version of keyholder that I made with a burlap panel. I had that burlap keyholder for a year around and now I needed a change. I got these pretty mirror collage mirrors from decorkart for my entryway and I needed a keyhanger much smaller so that I couldve eneough space for the mirror on that small wall.
So guys who follow me on Instagram would know how we had a very small vacation of 3 days to pondicherry and velankanni when during this ganesh chathurthi (September 2017). We want to travel a lot and see new places but unfortunately my job gives so much money but no vacation or not even 4 days leave together! Thats so bad 🙁 But anyways we kind of make it a point to travel once in a year and that is mostly somewhere around our wedding anniversary that falls on August 28th. Jose loves driving so he kind of picks up all these places in the south of India but I dislike car journey only because atleast two days of our precious holiday is wasted sitting in car and munching on a dozen of Lays pack 😛 but anyways hopefully we will get exhausted of all spots in south soon and we will have no choice but to go longer distances ( Hee hee ).
Note : I swear I started drafting this post in October of 2017 and it took me 8 months to get it uploaded – talk about being lazy!
Papercrafting and cardmaking can be confusing not knowing how to choose stamps inks papers etc for your works. I have put in my word of advice from my own experience in cardmaking and I hope it helps you choose and craft wisely 🙂
I have been into making cards for probably the last 3 years now and its actually a funny story as to how I ended up starting this cardmaking journey! I was gifted this pretty little stamp from paper smooches & penny black by one kind and generous crafter and till then I had no supplies to work with it. My journey began trying to buy supplies to use those 2 stamps and you know what? After 3 years my confusion on how to choose stamps inks papers has never stopped and now I have this enormous supplies for cardmaking, half of which were purchased out of impulse and the rest few which were a huge mistake! I had hardly anybody to guide me back then so I am here to share my little knowledge on buying the right few supplies to get you started with cardmaking – especially in India.
Bring in holiday cheer in each corner of your home with these pretty 3D origami Christmas trees that can be used in holiday vignettes. Also they are pretty easy once you get the hang of the folds and I am sure will be fun activity to engage kids with this holiday season.
Every year for christmas, I sink in the work of making Christmas cards for friends and family that I get hardly anytime to craft. This is year was no exception in that matter but then again I have loads of ideas and I am going to keep my Christmas mojo going till end of January next year. Anyways, coming to today’s tutorial, its a very simple kids craft on how to make origami christmas trees. As kids, Christmas was always about decorating christmas trees and making nativity scenes. And I want this Christmas to be the same too- making Christmas trees with my daughter. My daughter is not old enough actually to try these Christmsa trees but I think I could try these this year and note down the tutorial with tips for her next Christmas! Okay lets start 🙂
Christmas is supposedly a very expensive season although everything you find is on sale. I generally purchase Christmas decor right after Christmas because that is when I reach home after my vacation and before that, I hardly get anything Christmassy in the market! So over the couple of years that we have made our home, I have collected loads of tree decoration items and I think my tree can’t withstand any more of the load 😛 This year, since my daughter has also grown up, we thought we should move more towards the religious side of the celebration instead of keeping it all Santa & Christmas trees. We call Christmas the Advent Season, running through 4 Sundays and culminates with Christmas that falls on the 25th of December. The advent candles, 4 of them, held within an advent wreath, is lit one by one every Sunday to remember and represent hope, peace, joy and love respectively. The tradition was started long back in Germany as a countdown to Christmas but later on has added so much value and tradition that it is an inevitable part of the celebration.
I love Christmas crafting especially with my daughter. We sat together, making these kids fingerprint christmas tree cards and had absolutely so much fun. Do you want to involve your kids in with the merry making this season? Rerad for the full tutorial 🙂 And also do not forget to browse through other popular Christmas craft and decor ideas 🙂
Every year I have great plans for Christmas and something or the other comes up and we have an absolutely normal Christmas every single year. This year too I had so much plans but I have 3 shutdowns at my office before Christmas and I have my course exams at the end of the month 🙁 Its like the universe is conspiring against me and my Christmas crafting 😛 But here is a little merry making episode we had last week – we as in me and Grace 🙂 As somebody said, colors and paints are the best friends of kids – not sure if chocolates could be as well but still 😛 I might have bought more colors in form of paint boxes, cakes, crayons, pencil colors and what not for grace than chocolates! I love the fact that she loves coloring and in fact I sometimes get amazed by her creativity. The other day she had to paint a flower pot in her school book and she colored it with all colors line after line and she told me its her rainbow pot. She is a brilliant kid and I let her be when it comes to coloring.