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How to make a quick greeting card

Hello!

Blessed Friday y’all!

I recently made a greeting card for a challenge and I wanted to share it with you. It was simple, quick and easy 🙂

The challenge was to use an intricate die to make a card. No shape dies or ornate frame dies were allowed. Here’s what I made…

I took a 5×8 inch card sheet and folded it in half to make a card of 5×4 inches. I used black card stock.

Next I cut out a mat from DCWV’s “everlasting love” .25 inches short in length and width

I then cut out a glitter sheet .25 inches shorter than the mat I cut out earlier. This made 2 layers of the card. See the image below.

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From a silver metallic sheet, I cut out the die. 2019-06-27_21.22.35

Then I punched out a few flower shapes and leaves out of red and green card sheets.

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They need to be shaped. I used my good old embossing tool for this.

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I also snipped off the leaf punch to make two bunches of leaves.

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I glued the layers of the flowers together to form a flower and added some beads for the centers of these flowers. Then I attached the leaves to either side of the bunch and Ta Da!

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Here’s how it looked once I was done embellishing it.

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And here’s another angle.

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So, what do you think? easy ..right? 🙂 The camera was unable to capture the bling of the glitter sheet and the metallic sheet properly. It is sparkling like crazy I tell you!

Have an awesome weekend!

Sana.

 

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How to make a quick and easy Gate fold card

April is a month of many birthdays. I literally can’t keep up with the amount of cards and handmade gifts that I have to make for my friends and family!

Here is a card that I made for a dear friend of mine. I just love the grandness of gate fold cards, so I decided to make one for her.

Here’s how I made it…

You need a deep pink card stock which measures 8 x 5 inches.

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Now score the card at 2 inches and then at 6 inches. Check the picture below.

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Now take 2 mix and match patterned paper. You’ll need 2 for the front flaps and 3 for the inside.

For the front panels cut them out at 1 7/8 x 4 7/8.

The inside slim panels will be the same size as above but a different patterned paper.

Cut the middle panel at 3 7/8 x 4 7/8.

Here’s what you will have once you are done with the cutting.

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Using a strong adhesive other that liquid glue, stick them on the base card.

Your basic card is ready! 😀

Now to make it pretty…

You’ll need a few embellishments … It’s totally up to you how you want it decorated. Here’s how I embellished my card.

I used the same pink card stock to make the flower and the panel. I used metallic silver sheet to add the extra bling to my card.

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And here’s how it looked like when I was finally done jazzing it up!

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And another angle…

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So.. what do you think?

I really hope she likes it… 🙂

Happy crafting y’all!

Sana.

 

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Gate fold card 2

Hey there!

Salam!

My life is on a full force roller coaster, as if it didn’t have enough adventures already! I spent the last night trying to fit in all our belongings in all the suitcases and cartons I could find at home, while my hubby was throwing up all around the place. Poor soul is severely under the weather.. then we rushed to the E.R and after an hour or so of check ups and medicines, we came back home. I hope he gets better soon. 😦

So, coming back to the crafty life of mine… this card is from my previous makes, and the status of this card is – SOLD. 🙂

I love my DCWV scrap book paper and this floral series is one of my favorites. So, I made another gate fold card, which turned out surprisingly pretty.

Here is how it looks 🙂 .. I hope you like it.

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So, I added handmade paper flowers that I punched out. Added sequins for the center of the flowers. A touch of glitter is a must … hehehe, and the yellow ribbon to hold the flaps in place was the finishing touch. 🙂

What do you think?

I’ll be back with a few more intresting makes… so stay tuned.

Till then,

Have an awesome day!

S

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Spring wreath

Hey there!

Happy Monday to you all…

I’ve been under the weather for a couple of days. Travelling does exhaust me…  I’m still unwell but I had to log in to show you this spring wreath I made.

I used crepe paper to cover up the wreath and touched it up with a dusty pink ribbon.

The flowers are all handmade along with the buds and leaves… I added a die cut butterfly and that was it. 🙂

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Here is a closer look at the flowers…

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The shading on the flowers was done by chalk pastels.

This is by far the quickest wreath I have ever made…. 😀 and I actually like it a lot!

There is still a lot more that I have to share with you…

So do check by soon…

Till then,

Have a beautiful day

S

 

 

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Mother’s day card..

Salam y’all!

Here is another card that I have to show you today. It is one of the easiest yet very elegant folds, the gate-fold.

I enjoyed making this one because it was easy and quick to make and it can accomodate loads and loads of variations. 🙂

I made this particular card for mother’s day. It is spring time too so combined the two and came up with this beauty!

 

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See!

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More ideas and designs coming up. Stay tuned!

Till then,

Have an awesome Monday!

S

 

 

 

 

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Card in a box… :)

Hey there!

Salam!

As promised, I am back with another fun creation. Last year I did simple fold cards, but this time I wanted some oomph factor to the cards I made.

One thing that I just can’t get the hang of are the measurements…. like 3 3/4 , 5 1/8 , 7 7/8…! I like things to be a bit easier, so I go with halves and quarters… that’s easy right?

This is exactly what I did with this card of mine… the flaps are 2.5″ x 5″. Sooooo easy!

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So, the card folds flat, which makes it easier to mail. It has plenty of writing space, and is just plain awesome!

I will be putting up a tutorial for this one… pretty soon.. 🙂

Till then,

Have a lovely day !

S

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Mother’s day canvas

Hey there!

It has been some time since I last blogged. Things have been and still are crazily crazy here. I have been having back to back events and to tell you the truth, it can result in a serious burnout!

I decided to take march off and take things a bit slow. So, no events for this month, only commission based work.

Today I have for you this canvas that I made for mother’s day. I did the background in peach and painted “Mom” in metallic. The border was stenciled and a glittery heart stuck at the side… Ta da!

 

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There is so much more to be shared with you. So do come back soon. Posts will be up regularly… insha Allah.

 

Till then,

Have an awesome day!

S

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Going red…

Hey there!

As promised, I am back with another make that I really like and thought of sharing it with you.

Valentine’s is just around the corner and all I can see is the color red everywhere. I made quite a few lovey dovey things, and this canvas is one of them!

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Done in acrylics with paper embellishments… this one is getting all the attention. 🙂

Will be putting this beauty up in the next craft fair.

Loads more to come… stay tuned.

 

Till then

 

Take care and have a lovely day.

S

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Pillow favor boxes…

Hey there!…

It’s been ages since I last blogged. It has been crazy hectic for me since I came back from holidays. I have 2 exhibitions lined up for this month and it looks like as if a hurricane hit my craft room.

Birthdays, anniversaries and so many other occasions are also coming up and on top of that… orders! (not to mention house work, outdoor work etc etc)

So, today I thought of making it a priority to sit down and blog…no matter what…and here I am!

Recently, among so many other things… I have been working on favor boxes, and these pillow boxes seem to be a favorite!

Here is a birth announcement favor box for a lovely little baby girl.

 

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I used my pram die cut for this one. I adore the softness of this one. The baby boy is in powder blue…another soft color I just looovvee!

 

This favor box that I have below is for a bridal shower. Bright colors were the demand. I embossed this one to give it a luxury look.

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What do you think ?

I have so much lined up to show you… I just hope I don’t get off the track again.

Till then..

 

Have a bright and colorful day!

S

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Gearing up for the next fair…

Hey there!

Happy Monday!

I know I have been away from my blog for a good few days now. I have been so busy with the crafting and getting hundreds of other things ready, that I haven’t had the time to turn on my laptop. I despise blogging from my cell phone, (I am particular about a few things that don’t make sense at all!) so things had to wait till I had the time to do so.

I have been working on birthday and valentine theme at the moment, plus a few other projects.

I made mini canvases last year and they got an excellent response. I almost sold out on those save a couple. So, I thought of continuing with the canvases, only this time a bit big.

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There is a little bit of light issue in my craft room. It is bright enough to work in complete ease but when it comes to taking pictures…. pppfffttt!!

Anyway… I used metallic rose pink acrylic for the word dreams… and used dimensional flowers on the sides of it. A bit of oil pastels around the typo and viola!

I still have a lot more to make, and so much is under process and so much excitement in my craft room that I am loving every minute of it!

Stay tuned for a lot more…

Till then….

keep working to make your dreams come true!