Three Ways With CrafTangles Stamp set| CraftAdda GD Post

Wednesday, 28 December 2016

Hello everyone! 

My new GD post is up on the CraftAdda blog and  I shared  different ways by which I explored the beautiful stamp set from CrafTangles- Mom, You Rock.
This stamp set has 13 clear photopolymer handcut stamps, out of which three are floral images and 10 stamps are a variety of sentiments that can be very aptly used to make cards for the special ladies in our life. One thing I love about this set is that it contains the stamp ‘Grandma’, which I haven’t yet seen anywhere and I have actually been looking for ‘grandma’ themed stamps for a while. 
Here’s the first card I made –


I started by stamping the floral images over a 5 by 7 inch card panel and diecut the scalloped circular panel in such a way that the stamped images are partially over this circular panel. 
These images were then coloured with the help of Faber Castell connector pens, while the images over the main panel were left uncoloured(spotlight stamping). 
Stamped the sentiment over the die cut circle. 
The main panel was then mounted over a card base followed by adhering the coloured image panel with the help of 3D foam tape for dimension.
Finished off the card by embellishing with pearls.

Second card-


  
This card design was inspired by a card I saw on instagram by a talented crafter friend Neha Bhatt
I started by randomly stamping the floral images over a card panel with the help of Versafine Onyx black ink.
Then I coloured the images using Faber Castell connector pens.
The background was given a light watercolour wash using Gansai Tambi watercolours.
Then over a card base, I splattered some black acrylic paint by simply dipping a paint brush into the paint and flicking it lightly over the paper to give an artsy appearance. I remember learning about this idea on Neha’s blog a few month’s ago and liked it. I always love her creative ideas.
The stamped panel was then suitably shaped and adhered to the card base.
Finally, stamped the sentiment on the outside as well as on the inside of the card.

And I also altered the cover of a 2017 diary with the help of the floral stamps. Here’s how-



I hope you liked the ideas I shared today and feel inspired. Thanks for visiting.
Wishing you all a fantastic and very creative 2017 ahead! 
Love,
Jasleen

Altered Diary Cover | Sizzix Post

Thursday, 22 December 2016

Hello dear friends and bloggers,

How are you all doing ? I'm posting here after quite a while. My father in-law passed away last month after succumbing to a chronic illness. He wasn't keeping very well since past two years and got very critical in his last few days. He had to be hospitalised and that's where he breathed his last. He was a strong pillar of support and guidance for our family and his presence will always be missed. After a brief phase of ups and downs, we are doing much better now and trying to get our normal routines back on track.

 It feels good to be crafting again after a month's break. I do miss visiting many blogs though but I'll catch up soon.

So, this week I shared a new idea at Sizzix Lifestyle blog, where I show you how I altered a dairy cover. Are you a planner person? Do you have a habit of making daily to-do lists and reminders? If I talk about myself, I feel organised only when I make a daily list of chores and note them down in a diary or notebook, to be check-listed at the end of the day. I never go for branded or imported planners and diaries, a simple and cheap store bought diary or notebook is good enough for this purpose.And we are crafters!! We can always give it a makeover by adding our own creative touch to it. And why not? When I know I would be using it a lot and seeing it the first thing in the morning for most of the days of the year. ;) 

Sneak peek :-



Would love to know what you think about the idea. I might come up with more such ideas in my upcoming posts.It was such fun altering a cover. 



For Him And Her | Sizzix Post

Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Hello friends !

This week at Sizzix Lifestyle blog, I'm sharing a gifting idea for the weddings. And I used newly released Sizzix dies- Bigz die-Gerbera flower and Every occasion gift box die set.

Sneak peek :-



And although I'm not great at making handmade flowers, this is the first time I liked how this one turned out ;) Thanks to this floral die, it was actually pretty easy to make it. 
I've also shared a step-by-step pictorial to show you how I made it.

Please check out my complete post HERE.

I hope you like my post. Thanks for visiting!

Love, 
Jasleen.

From Our Home To Yours | Sizzix Post

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Hi friends !

Hope all my Indian friends enjoyed Diwali festivities ! And all those overseas had fun during Halloween ;)

It's Tuesday and my new post is live at sizzix.co.uk blog.

Today I shared three CAS cards using the newly released  Sizzix Thinlits Townhouse die set. It's a beautiful die set containing 6 dies, all different varieties of cute little house dies and a fence.

Sharing one of my cards here :-

townhouse_sizzix_cards_jasleen_kaur_3

To view all the three cards and the other details, please visit my post HERE.

Would love to have you all stop by Sizzix Lifestyle blog.

Thanks for stopping by have a great day !

Love,
Jasleen.

Masculine Cards | CraftAdda Post

Friday, 28 October 2016

Hello folks!


 I’m so glad to be writing my first post as a Guest Designer at CraftAdda blog. Khyati sent me this super stamp set known as ‘The Best Guy Ever’ alongwith the Chevron Stencil, manufactured by their brand CrafTangles.


It’s a masculine stamp set and I’m sharing a few different ways by which we can make a good use of this set.

Here’s the first card I made:-




For making this one, I started by sponging some Memento London sky ink through the CrafTangles stencil on a piece of white card stock. I also stamped the ‘bow’ from the CrafTangles stamp set over another piece of white card stock and fuzzy cut it. Then I cut and shaped the stenciled paper in such a way that it resembles a jacket, and mounted it over an A2 sized card base. Attached a tiny ‘collar’ at the top, adhered the bow using a 3D foam tape and added the red button to complete the look. The sentiment was stamped on the inside.

 Inside -
Onto the second card:-


To make this one, I started by stamping the ‘moustache’ over a 6 by 6 inches card base. Then I die cut a while panel using Sizzix thinlits stitched rectangles die, and stamped the sentiment using Versamark ink. After heat embossing with silver EP, I gave a light water colour wash to the sentiment background for some interest. Then I added a couple of die cut frames around the sentiment, in order to make my focal point more prominent.

Third card:-


Well, and you thought masculine cards can’t be colourful? ;) This super fun and quirky card was made by stamping, colouring using Faber Castell pens, followed by addition of a simple tag with the sentiment :)

I'm linking this card to Uniko Challenge #37- Rainbow Theme.


Fourth Card:-


For making this super CAS card, I stamped the ‘tie’ using Altenew coral pink ink over a white card stock and fuzzy cut it. The rest was simple, shaped a black piece of black paper to make the ‘jacket’, adhered it over a white card panel and added a little golden heart to compliment the sentiment ‘The best Guy Ever’.

And also sharing a couple of gift wrapping and party bag ideas using this stamp set :-



So, that’s all from my end today. If you have been following my work, you must be aware that I hardly make masculine projects, and that’s only because I have a hard time thinking about ideas for making them. But thanks to CrafTangles for coming up with such an awesome masculine stamp set, it has everything needed to make a decent card for a man. I loved this stamp set.

Would love to know if you enjoyed my post today.

Love,
Jasleen.

Upcycling a Handbag | Sizzix Post

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Hi dear friends and bloggers!

How are you all doing?

I'm back with a new post for Sizzix Lifestyle blog, and this week we are showcasing fashion accessories. I decided to show you how I upcycled a plain handbag with the help of Sizzix dies.



I've also shared the method in details.


Products used:-
Craft felt sheets- White, pink; White pearls, fabric glue, needle and thread, tacky tape, etc.
Would love to have you stop by Sizzix Lifestyle blog and let me know if you like it.
Thanks for visiting. :)

Birthday Invites and Tags | Sizzix Post

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Hello friends!

October has been keeping me very busy. 
My daughter would be celebrating her 5th birthday soon, and we are making some simple and quick birthday invitation cards and ‘Thank you’ tags for her little friends, with the help of Sizzix supplies.

 Sneak peek :-




Products used:-





Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day !

Christmas Cards | Sizzix Post

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Hello friends!
 I made two cards featuring the beautiful Sizzix Thinlits Elegant Deer die, at sizzix.co.uk blog


Christams card with Sizzix Elegant Deer Die by Jasleen Kaur



Products used:-




I hope you like them. Would love to know your views.

 Thanks for stopping by.

A Cute Shaped Card For a Friend

Saturday, 8 October 2016

Hi friends,

I'm back again today to share my third card for participating in the onging WCMD 2016 Challenges at Winnie & Walter blog and I'm so loving it, getting back to my older days of blogging and making cards just to play along some challenges and some simple pure fun. :)  And a big reason for this is the inspiration I'm getting from my friends Dr. Sonia's and Pooja's posts, who are also playing along the same challenge. It's always fun to see friends actively taking part in challenges and it motivates you as well.

So, today I'm sharing a very simple and cute shaped card :-

To make this, I used Sizzix Framelits scalloped circles die set for making the shaped card base. That cute doggy image is from 'Your Next Stamp'- Valentine stamp set. The sentiment is from MFT- Donuts and sprinklers.
The image is coloured using Faber Castell pencils. I gave a little water colour wash over the white card panel using Gansai Tambi paints and mounted the image and the silver embossed sentiment strip over the water coloured base, using foam tape.

I made this card for my sweet friend Pooja of Reusing, Cards and Quilling blog, who has always been very supportive all throughout my blogging journey. She's one amongst those who make me feel very valued and special about myself.  Thanks, Pooja and keep inspiring us with your beautiful and unique work.

Linking this card to :-





See you all soon again. 

Love,
Jasleen.


Clean and Simple Greeting

Friday, 7 October 2016

This is my second post for the day. Please click HERE for my previous card I shared today.

Here's a CAS card I made for participating in the ongoing WCMD 2016 challenges at Winnie and Walter blog.


To make this one, I adhered a few strips of washi tape onto the gray card panel to mask the areas and directly applied versamark inkto the remaining areas. Then I poured some silver embossing powder and heat embossing this gave me beautifully striped and silver embossed background.

Then, over a smaller sized white card panel, I stamped a few floral images from MFT-Desert Bouquet stamp set using Memento dew drop ink pads and lighly sponged the corner with Antique linen distress ink. Then I die-cut 'Greetings' from Sizzix Thinlits -Holiday words Script, and stacked it to make the sentiment. If you see closely, are you able to view a slight hint of black and silver from underneath the 'greetings' word? I added a layer of black and silver die cut word to give a little shadow effect.

Finished off the card with tiny die cut white flowers and dew drop clear pearls.

Linking this up to :-
1. Winnie and Walter-WCMD 2016- CAS with Kate

Thanks for stopping by  ! :)

Background Building with Stamps

I'm very happy to share a card with you all today, that I made to participate in the ongoing WCMD Challenges at Winnie and Walter blog. I remember they had a similar event during this time last year as well, and I missed it. Didn't want to miss it this time. 

So here's my card :-


To start with, I stamped the smaller sized butterflies from the beautiful Mudra stamp set, in a random fashion. Also, heat embossed a few tiny solid butterfly images from the same stamp to fill in the gaps. Then I water coloured the in-between areas with the help of my new Gansai Tambi water colour paints. These are absolutely AMAZING ! Thanks so much Deepti Agarwal and Tejal Mehta Shah for recommending this and sending me the link to the website. 

The butterflies were also coloured with Gansai Tambi, but I couldn't manage to achieve good shading using these(still need a lot of practice when it comes to colouring images using watercolour cakes), so I added the darker shades using Faber Castel connector pens. 
Added the sentiment from Peek-a-boo stamp set, layered the sentiment strip with a piece of torn vellum and white thread and stapled it along the edge.
Finished off with some colourful sequins.

Linking up this card to :-
  1. Winnie And Walter- World Card Making Day Challenge-2016- Background building with Shay
  2. Winnie And Walter- World Card Making Day Challenge-2016- Rainbow Colours with Gayathri.

Hope you liked my card today. Thanks for visiting. :)

Love,
Jasleen.




DIY Mobile phone covers | Sizzix Post

Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Hey folks !

Hope you are doing great !

It's Tuesday and my new post is up at sizzix.co.uk blog today. And taking forward my love for felt crafts, I've shared a couple of mobile phone cover ideas with the help of a few dies. 

Here's one of them :-



To view more. please visit my post HERE.

SIZZIX UPDATE :-

Most of you must be aware of the Sizzix page on Facebook and Instagram where they regularly share the Sizzix makes from all over the world, but mostly from the US region. So they have now come up with independent social media pages, known as Sizzix Lifestyle, especially for featuring the posts on Sizzix UK blog as well as sharing some quick and fun craft videos and hacks.
You can read the details on the blog here :- Blog - http://www.sizzix.co.uk/blog/new-sizzix-lifestyle-social-media-pages-are-here/

 And Sizzix UK blog being a Lifestyle blog, it has a good mix of makes ranging from cards, scrapbooks, fashion accessories and even home decor.  If you wish to get regular updates about what we share there, you can follow Sizzix Lifestyle on
 Facebook here :-
https://www.facebook.com/sizzixlifestyle/ 

And here's their instagram account :-
https://www.instagram.com/sizzix_lifestyle/

Twitter - https://twitter.com/SizzixLifestyle

Pinterest - https://www.pinterest.com/sizzixlifestyle

YouTube -  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtikBhtw3vw-qB9pvhFbF0g



Please let me know how you like my today's post. Thank you for your visits. 

Jingle All The Way| Sizzix Post

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Hi Friends !

How are you all doing?

Today I shared a couple of Christmas cards on Sizzix blog using the new Sizzix Thinlits die set- Santa.

Sneak peek :-




Check out the details of making both the cards HERE.


Products used:



I would love to have you stop by.

Meanwhile, I would like to thank you for your visits and comments on my work. I can't explain in words how wonderful I feel reading them all. :)

I have a few pending stuff to share on my blog, will surely do that as soon as I can.

Thanks for visiting my blog today.
Love,

Shaped Cards| Sizzix Post

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Hi friends !

I shared a fun project at  Sizzix blog today where I show how we can get creative with Sizzix Framelits scallop Circles

We usually use this die set to make windows on our projects or for layering and matting. But with a little creative twist, we can get the best out of our regular dies and make very interesting and fun projects.

Check out what I made :-

Shaped 'New Baby' cards with Sizzix By Jasleen Kaur


I've shared a tutorial with step-by-step making pictures on sizzix.co.uk blog. And have also shared another version of this one, as well. 
To learn how to make it, please click HERE.

Let me know how you liked my idea. Thanks for stopping by and leaving me your lovely comments. :)

Love,
Jasleen.

DIY Money Gift Envelopes | Sizzix Post

Thursday, 15 September 2016

Hello friends! 

My new post for this week is up on sizzix.co.uk blog and I've shared a few DIY ideas for making money gift envelopes. The season of festivals has begun in India and when we talk of festivals, we know that gifting is an essential aspect . Money gift envelopes are quite popular here as one of the gifting options for some festivals, weddings or baby showers. Today I’m sharing a few ideas to make and decorate the money gift envelopes with the help of the new dies- Sizzix Thinlits Garden Greens and Sizzix thinlits die set Holiday words:Script.

Sharing a picture here:-

To view how these were made and to have a closer look at each of these, please visit the link below :-

***Please Click here to view the complete post with step-by-step pictures ****

If we have been crafting for a while, usually there’s no dearth of colourful card paper lying in our stash that we tend to hoard over a period of time. One nice idea to put them to good use is to make some envelopes out of these. I’m sharing a step-by-step process showing you how I made a money gift envelope and embellished it with the help of dies. It's very easy to make and you can easily make it without the use of any special crafting tool like envelope maker. I used  MS score board for measuring and scoring, but you can also make it without the score board, just using a simple steel ruler and a pencil.



Products used:-


Please visit the Sizzix Blog to learn more. I hope you like it. :)

See you all soon. 

Love,
Jasleen.

WINNERS !

Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Welcome back dear bloggers !

Thank you for your enthusiastic participation in my 3rd Blog Anniversary celebration events. I hope you all enjoyed the events and contests. As for me, I thoroughly enjoyed receiving your emails for the contests and seeing your fantastic friendship-themed cards for my challenge. Thankfully, I had already decided to choose the challenge winner at random, I wouldn't have been able to pick one favorite ever. :P


Before I announce the winners, just want to let you know how I chose the random winners. I wrote the names of all the eligible entries on a paper and made chits out of them and asked Jasnoor(my daughter) to draw one random chit. So, for Event 1 and Event 2, random winners were chosen this way. And Event 3 and Event 4 being contests, early bird entries with the maximum number of correct answers were the winners. Hope that's clear :)


 I know you all must be waiting for the winner announcement and so without further ado, here they are.

EVENT-1 -BLOG GIVEAWAY---

And the random winner for this event is -- PRIYA MISHRA

Congratulations, Priya. Please email me within 3 days at jasleen.sam@gmail.com with a subject line ' EVENT-1-WINNER'  to claim your choice of gift voucher.


EVENT - 2 -- FRIENDSHIP CARD CHALLENGE --

I received a total number of  24 entries for the Friendship-themed card challenge, out of which two were email entries by Gouri Khandekar and  Sheeka Porwal . Each and every card was awesome and made with so much love. I really enjoyed visiting all your blogs , and learnt so much new ! Thank you for your inspiration, ladies !


And the random winner from amongst all the eligible entries is -----RICHA MAURYA.
Check out her lovely shaker card :-

She has recently stepped into the blogging world and I'm really amazed how she made this beautiful shaker card with the help of some basic craft supplies at hand.  Didn't we all start the same way? :)
Keep going, Richa ! 
Do stop by her blog-- Paper Palette, and leave her some love. :)


Congratualtions, Richa, Please drop me an email at jasleen.sam@gmail.com with a subject line as 'EVENT-2 CHALLENGE WINNER' to claim your prize.

EVENT - 3 --- SCRAMBLED :-

Firstly let me share the correct answers :-

1.        A  R  I  S  F  S  K...............................FISKARS

2..      P  S  L  B  N  S  E  D  I  E  L  R...........SPELLBINDERS

3.     E  T  W  L  N  A  E...............................ALTENEW

4.      Z  I  I  X  S   Z  ..................................SIZZIX

5.       R  Y  A  P  E  T  P  R  E......................PAPERTREY

6.      F  I  E  C  R  K  R  A  T  A  S..............KAISERCRAFT

7..      D  A  S O  M  E  P  N  S  T  U...........STAMPENDOUS

8..       I  E  R  P  C  S  O  A U  I  P.............PAPERICIOUS

9.        N  I  O  N  I  D  D  K A K A ...........INKADINKADO

10.       E  A   G  R  R  N............................RANGER


And the earliest entry with the maximum correct answers is --- VINITA JAIN

Congratulations, Vinita. Please send me an email at jasleen.sam@gmail.com with a subject line as 'EVENT-3 SCRAMBLED WINNER' to claim your prize.


EVENT -4 - CRAFTY QUIZ :--

Correct answers :--

Q1. Who invented this form of quilled shape?
Ans. Licia Politis- An Australian Quiller invented this Vortex coil quilled shape.

Q2. Which popular craft brand was named after the founders' beloved pet(s) ?
Ans. There are two correct answers to this question:-
1. Winnie & Walter(after their dogs)
2. Newton's nook designs (after their cat)

Q3. Name the stamping technique applied in the picture below.(hint--it requires two kind of stamps)
Ans. Kissing stamping technique

Q4. Name the background technique applied below
Ans. Bokeh background technique

Q5. Garnet, Passion, Cranberry, Majestic Blue, Fern, Sunburst-- In which product line do you get to hear these words?
Ans. LuminArte Twinkling H2Os

Q6. Guess this tool and what is it used for ?
Ans. Sizzix- Die brush & foam pad for wafer thin dies- used for removing the delicate paper cutouts from intricate dies.

Q7. What's the name of  this beautiful art form?
Ans. Parchment craft

Q8. Which is the best stamping ink that can be used on non-porous surfaces?
Ans. Staz On ink

Q9. Arrange the following craft brands in the order of their launch, starting from the earliest to the most recent  :--
A). Simon Says Stamp 
B). Bo Bunny 
C).Lawn Fawn 
D).Heartfelt creations
E). Faber Castell 


Ans.  E, B, D, A, C

Q10. Who's the founder of  WPlus9 ?

Ans. Dawn Woleslage                                                                   


The winner of crafty quiz is --- SUMAN PANDIT.

Congratulations, Suman. Please send me an email at jasleen.sam@gmail.com with the subject line as 'EVENT-4- CRAFTY QUIZ' to claim your prize.

Thank you all of you dear friends for your support and participation. I hope you all had fun.
Thanks to Mudra Craft Stamps, Lulupu-the craft lounge and Craftsy for sponsoring my events. And last but not the least, thank you my dear bloggy pals Indira Tanwar and Dr. Sonia for your helpful guidance and inputs.  :)

See you all soon ! 

Love,
Jasleen.



 
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