Friday, November 29, 2013

Easy Shadow Box / Paper frame Tutorial

Hi friends,

This post is on Shadow box with out using a scoreboard. I was inspired to make this on seeing my blogger friend Deepti's post on Lulupu blog. She is a wonderful crafter. You can visit her blog here. Thanks Deepti.

While reading her post, a thought came to my mind to make it without a scoreboard.

Have tried this and made a standlone Paper photo frame with my family photo in it. Decorated it with Quilled malaysian flowers, Leaf diecuts, Crystals, pearls,Handmade rose buds(from Pooja), some Glitter butterflies, Doll was made by me uusing my son's toy clay and painted it with Golden paint.This photo was taken in a hill in my hometown. There is a Goddess Ranganayaki temple in the middle,there is no proper road to it. I have went to this place during my childhood. This was my second visit and I really enjoyed trekking after a long time.

Here is the step by step tutorial for your quilled paper photo frame and I doubt whether to call it as a shadow box tutorial or Paper photo frame tutorial

Materials required: 
  • Cardstock / chart paper / recycled greeting cards – A4 size
  • Fevicol / double sided tape / tacky glue
  •  Transparent sheet / OHP sheet – 9.5cm x 9.5cm

  • Cut the cardstock - 10cm by 10cm. One No. This would be the base.
  • Cut the cardstock - 10cm by 3cm – 4 Nos. This is for the panels on the sides

  • Now make a mountain fold at 1cm and 2cm, you will get the panel as in the picture below.

  • For the folded edges to be perfect , just press the edges by using a highlighter pen(like you score you a scoring tool)
  • Now stick the double sided tape to all the edges or use fevicol to fix it as shown below.

  • Enclose the OHP sheet to the inner side of the panel.  Your shadow box is ready.                                                                                                                                                                     
  • Take the base and decorate as like and stick it to the panel.
  • Cut the cardstock like trapezium as below and fix it to the base of the card. Your stand is ready.

  • You can decorate the outer and inner side as you want. If you want to do a bigger one just double the sizes.
  • This paper photo frame will be a best fit for your quilled projects.

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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Simple Paper House tutorial for School project

Hi Friends,

My Son made a request to me to make a sky scrapper model for his school project. Hit with back pain and i couldn't sit for a long and do the project. Hence decided to make him a small little house.

Here's the tutorial for paper house

Material required for this:
1. Scale & pencil
2. Cardstock  or chart paper
3. Fevicol


  1. For the side of the house, you need to cut two pieces of cardstock(CS) measuring about 15cm by 13cm
  2. For base of the house - 10cm by 10cm - square shaped CS
  3. For the front & back part - 10cm by 15cm
  4. Now take the sides part and make a mountain fold at 2.5cm & at 13cm along the side of 15cm paper and on the other CS(13cm) at 2.5cm .
  5. Cut at the intersecting point of 2.5cm & 13cm and snip the corners to form a tray(L shape) like shape and fix the 10cm base to the both the bottom of the L and now you will get the below shape

6. Now for the Front & Back portion, mark a centre point and draw a line at 10cm the cut it to form a triangle shape.

7.Cut a door in the front panel and window on the sides(if required) and Attach front and back portion to the side pieces to form a house.
8. The roof is made from a piece of card stock measuring 15cm by 20cm. Make a mountain fold at 10cm along 20cm side and at 2.5cm and 5cm along the 15cm side. Snip at the 10cm line to the intersecting line to create the angle to make the roof. 
9. Fix the corner with adhesive and now the roof  sets perfectly on the house

Now you can decorate the house as you like.

Here is the little paper house which i made for my son. I have decorated it with handmade rose(from Pooja), 3d glitters, punched flowers, leaf diecuts. Since Christmas is nearing have created a snow effect using thermocol ball and attached a bell to remind about Santa.


Side view

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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Quilled Tri shutter card

Hi Friends,

Today i would like to share my first try on handmade Quilled Tri Shutter Card. I made this card for my colleague at Office on his birthday. Embellished it with Pastel coloured quilled flowers & pattern papers. I was inspired by Noor's card & an video tutorial from Youtube.

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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Quilled Photo frame

Hi friends,

Today my post is on a simple quilled photo frame.The photo is decorated with Quilled flower, swirls, glitter strips, pearls and rhinestones. It was made to order for a Japanese client to gift his boss on retirement.  Based on the request from the client, have masked the photo.

After framing

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Beads / Crystal Jewellery

Dear friends,

I have gone crazy with beads and this post is on my first try with Fashion jewellery. Fashion jewellery / beads jewellery can be easily learned by anyone. Hope you all remember your childhoood days of beading the beads with string. It is the same. Will post a separate post on DIY bead jewellery.

 I have customized the sandstone & pearl jewellery set based on a request from my friend. It would be a birthday gift for her cousin. Hence I have packed the jewellery in a handmade box with a sentiment fixed to it.

Since she want the outer design to be CAS , have made a simple quilled flower and fixed it on top of it. 

Hope she likes it.

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Saturday, November 2, 2013

Happy Diwali

Happy Diwali to all my friends