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