December 26, 2013

Explosion box tutorial

Hello Friends

First of all Merry Christmas to all of you. Hope you all are enjoying. Winters are here and so the Santa Claus. Today I am going to share two tutorials in one post yes you read it right. So lets move on to tutorials without wasting time.

Tutorial one: Explosion box.

Explosion boxes are always lovely and believe me they are pretty easy to make. Take one 12*12 inch cardstock and one 11.5*11.5 inch cardstock. Score both the cardstock at 4 inches on all four sides. Here is the pic.

Cut the four corners and it will look something like a cross.

Now decorate the panels as you like and assemble.

Now for the lid of the box take 7.1*7.1 inch cardstock and score it at 1.5 inch on all four sides. It will look like this.

Make a perpendicular cut on each corner and paste with the glue to the other side. This will form the lid of the box. And decorate the lid with pattern papers, flowers and other embellishments as you wish.

Tutorial Two: How to put popping out butterflies in the explosion box.
As I get frequent request as to share the tutorial on how I put butterflies on the explosion box.

Cut strips of acetate sheet or some stern plastic in the shape shown below.
Now shape them in Z shape. like this.

Now make a cut diagonally on all four corners of the top panel of (yellow in tutorial) explosion box.
Now just inset the Z shaped acetate strips and add a drop of glue at the backend. It will look like this if you turn it's back side
The acetate strips will pop out in this way.
Now stick the butterflies to the top of acetate strips. and assemble your explosion panels. And finally assembled box will look in this manner.

Hope these tutorial help you. Do let us know in case you have any queries.

October 6, 2013

Shabby Chic Card

Hello Friends
How are you all doing? Today I am going to share a card which is not my style - Shabby Chic. I usually use bold colors and this time I had to use pastel shades , well thats a big challenge for me. But I like challenges so I loved making it and the way it turned out. OKAY!!! Enough of self praising now. Let me show you the card itself and then you can decide how it looks.

Here are shots of card.

 Did You check the flowers. These are super easy quick flowers using Nelli Snellen punches.

Check the ribbon bow. Isn't it cute?

I have used Spellbinders Dies ...Oh did I mention this die is an example of AWESOMENESS....your whole background is done with just this 1 die...I so love it... and  the next are Nellie Snellen Punches from our very own store DCAM, these punches are perfect for those quick hassle free  and most inexpensive flowers... I have added a pink lace and a ribbon bow.The sentiment is stamped using memento ink pad. Few punched flowers and pearls added to the beauty of the card. 

Hope you all like it. Please leave us some love.


October 1, 2013

Blog Candy Winner

Hi all

Thanks for the overwhelming response to my blog candy. Thanks for your wishes. So finally the day has come to choose the winner. And Drum Rollsssssssss....

And the winner is Megha Jain.

Congrats. You have 24 hours to claim your gift.

September 21, 2013

Faber Castell Gelatos- Reviews

Hello Friends

How are you all doing? Have you participated in DCAM shabby chic challenge? If not then hurry never know you can be the lucky winner.

Today I will be sharing product review and techniques of Faber castell Gelatos. Believe me you will fall in love with this product over and over again. It is so versatile.

Gelatos are creamy rich colors and blend smoothly with or without water.Gelatos can be used on any surface paper, chipboard, cork, canvas. The color glides on smooothly onto the papers and can be dissolved with water to giver watercolor effects.They are acid free and odorless.

Gelatos can be used in diffrent ways to create number of effects. This is a picture heavy post so catch ur cup of coffee and sit back relaxing.


1. Gelatos directly on paper. Here I have made this card by applying gelatos directly onto paper and blending with finger. See how beautifully it blended.

2. Gelatos with water. I created this background by directly applying gelatos onto the paper and blending with finger and then spritzed the tag with water. It reacted with water and gave a translucent effect.

3. Gelatos with heat embossed backgrounds. Now this one is my favourite technique as you can see how the designed got enhanced. I directly applied gelatos onto the heat embossed surface and rubbed with finger. removed excess off with tissue paper and tadaaa the background is ready to use.

I have used metallic gelatos for this tag. Can you see the shimmer. I know camera couldn't capture the true shimmer but in person its looking awesome.

4. Gelatos on dry embossed backgrounds. Now here is a trick. I glided gelatos on the reverse side of embossed tag and as you can see the design is clearly visible giving a perfect look for background.

5. Stamping with Gelatos. I directly applied gelatos to the stamp and slightly sprintzed with water and stamped it. nd it is giving a watercolor effect.

6. Watercoloring with gelatos. I have stamped this Prima doll and heat embossed it. Applied a very small amount of gelatos with my waterbrush and starting coloring same the way we did in our arts classes in schools.

7. Making own Flowers with Gelatos. I have stamped and heat embossed the flower with black embossing powder. and colored it with gelatos and added few liquid pearls in the center. See how vibrant it turned out.

And here is a complete tag. Did you check the awesome background and the colored doll?

So now as you see gelatos can be used in different ways, friends get your pack of gelatos and let your creative juices flow. these are available in custom pack of 4 gelatos and a complete set of 36 gelatos.

Hope this information helps you. If more info is needed pls leave comments and we will be more than happy to answer.



September 4, 2013

Blue and green card

Hello Friends

Today I am gonna share a news with you all which I wanted to share long back. I have become DT at DCAM challenges blog. Its good be part of wonderful and talented DT.

Now on to the card I am gonna share. It is a quick card. I didnt take much time in completing it.
I have used blue and green combo. In person card is looking beautiful. Camera couldn't capture the true colors...i guess.
Here is the card.
I Have used cherry lynn sweet williams dies for the flowers. Its a versatile die and different kind of flowers can be made with this single die.
Hope you all like the card.
Entering into challenges:

August 17, 2013

Blog Candy

Hello Friends

I realized it lately that my blog has crossed its first anniversary. So why not celebrate it? What can be a better way to celebrate other than a Candy. So I am running a candy. You never know you can be the luckiest one. To participate in this candy you have to follow few rules.

1. You have to be a Follower of my blog.
2. You have to like my Facebook Page ShilpsCrafts
3. Put the picture of the candy on your sidebar and link back to this post.
4. Join the InLinkz below.
5. No candy bloggers will be allowed.
6. Candy is open to Indian bloggers only.

Candy includes half pounds of unmounted stamps and lot other embellishments. I will keep adding more things to the candy. So what are you waiting for. Hurry up!

Lucky one will be selected on 1st of October 2013.

Spread the news.


Bold Color card

So this is a quick post where I am sharing a card which says bright colors. I loved the color combo.

Did you like it?

Yellow Love card

Hello Friends

Today I am happy. Why why why any guesses? Ok. you have to wait for it. Today I am sharing a light colored card which i made to gift to my friend.

I have added glitters on the corners and the image. Hope you like it.
Would love to see your comments.

May 16, 2013

Red and Black

Hi Friends
How is everyone? I am a bit relaxed today....less work...:) So thought why not utilise this time with you gals...
Today I will share a card which is in my fav color RED. This is a huge card and I have used red, black and golden color scheme for this. Golden pattern on the background is heat embossed.
Added white milberry flowers....and voila card is done. so here comes the pic...
Used marriane dies for the center peice. I am in love with these intricate dies designs...
Hope you like it.
Entering into challenge:

May 7, 2013

Brown and Pink Love

Hi Friends
So here is my second post for the day.:) See how I got over my laziness. Starting today I'll be sharing my previous cards and projects which I could not post here because of busy schedule.

This card is birthday card and I made is not on any request but just to satisfy my craving for crafting. I have used chocolate brown and light pink color compbo for the card. Flowers are handmade using cherry lynn sweet williams flowers die. I am in love with this flower die. I have also used mulberry flowers. Here comes my card.
Hope u'll like it.
Happy crafting.

White and Blue Love


Hows everyone been doing? Today only I noticed that I haven't updated my blog after Jan. Poor thing got neglected in office work and facebook. So today I decided to steal some time from my regular office work and update my blog.
I know I have dissapointed my followers for not updating the blog but believe me I have been crafting behind the scenes regularly.
Here comes my card which I have made long time back on request. It is white card with tinch of blue...My fav combo...
Hope you'll like it.
Take Care,

January 28, 2013

Friends are like Stars.

How are you all? I have got lots of crafting to do but no time..heeheee...but will manage some how..
Today I am gonna share a card which is in my favorite colors. Blue and Green.
I thought of making this card by lloking at the fiskars friend's stamp " Friends are like Stars". It was lying without been used even a single time..:( Lots of stuff being unused at this moment...
I have heat embossed the background using hero arts background stamp and distresed it heavily with inks...added green glitter stars and pearls to the scalloped border and voila...card is done.

Pls share your reviews whether you like it or not. I'll surely visit ur blogs.
This pic has not done justice to the card..In person this card looks irresistable...

January 26, 2013

Neutral color card

Today I am here to share a card which I made long back but coudn't post as my photoshop was not working and was not able to watermark my photos.... Photoshop became alive just 3-4 days back and so my blog. This card I have made keeping in mind neutral colors.

It has very soft hues in person....
Hope u'll like it.

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