How to choose stamps, inks & papers for cardmaking in India

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 🙂

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This is in continuation with my previous post (cant even remember when the last post was!) on beginners tips for cardmaking in India. The previous post outlined the general styles of cardmaking and introduction to supplies; this post will cover what to invest on when you are trying cardmaking for the first time 🙂

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.

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Kids Fingerprint Christmas Tree Card Activity

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 🙂 

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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.

You might find this post interesting too :   Paper Christmas Tree Garland Tutorial
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Three super simple cards with chalkpaints

Most creative way to make cards with chalkpaints. Do you have chalkpaints that are in dire use of some creativity? Try these simple cards for your friends and I am sure they will love it 🙂

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I had completely forgotten about the posts on super simple cards with chalkpaints, I made for itsy bitsy last month and due to travel and stuff I could hardly fit in time for blogging! I am here to share you a really creative way to use your chalkpaints – in your cards. Yes three super simple cards with chalkpaints from Itsybitsy.

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Handmade Christmas Cards in India

Love sending handmade christmas cards to friends and relatives? Check out these simple yet pretty cards you can make for holiday season. Merry Christmas!

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I told you Christmas will not fade away that soon on my blog! I made a couple of Christmas cards this year for my friends and I had shared them on my Instagram last month. I love making handmade cards for special occasions and the only thing I’m doing wrong is that I am not stocking cards of different natures so that I can send them out quickly. Well I bought a multi-stamping tool 3 months back and now I can make multiple cards like a breeze! Okay let me stop blabberring and here are my handmade Christmas cards 2016.

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Handmade Diwali Card : Cards for a Cause

Make simple handmade diwali card even if your do not own diwali stamps. Make pretty motifs and add a handwritten sentiment for added love 🙂 Read tutorial.

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This handmade diwali card tutorial requires some cardmaking supplies so if you are not a regular cardmaker, please wait for my future posts where I will be sharing diwali card with simple supplies. Anyways, I do not own any Diwali stamps although there are a couple of pretty ones manufactured by our indian brands like peekaboo designs, Mudra stamps etc. Even there is a new pattern paper branded Nakshathra available on thecraftshop which had Diwali themed papers! I let my creative juices flow ( I didnt even know I had them :P) and came up with some simple cards.

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Cards with Peekaboo designs stamps

I absolutely loved making card with these Indian make floral stamps from peekaboo designs. Hop on to know about these stamps & also some watercoloring tips

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I have been doing only cards lately because I made a lotttt for my friends and I am yet to post them ( unfortunately late!). I promise there is only one more cards post ( apart from this one) and then I will move on to some posts on my daughters nursery and more. Todays card is using yet another Indian make stamps – peekaboo designs. If you remember, my previous post was also using another Indian make stamps from Mudra. Just love how affordable cardmaking has become this year, all thanks to new ventures by our crafting ladies 🙂 As always, I tried to play safe by making some simple cards with floral patterns but this time, I put in a lot of efforts in watercoloring phew!

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Art Impressions laughing : Friends card

I made these quirky real fun card for my girl friends using art impressions laughing stamp set.I am sharing tutorial with full supplies list here.

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Few weeks back I had shared a set of friends card using our own Indian make mudra stamps and I hope you all like them. This one is another set of friends card using art impressions laughing set and I was a little apprehensive about the card but it turned out to be kind of okay. For the first time I have used pattern paper and I used just a little because there were lot of empty space on the card.

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