Friday, 10 February 2017

Bunch of Love Photo frame tags!

Hello, friends!
Good Morning!

        Racking your brain what to do for Valentine's day? Whichever way and whomever with you want to celebrate it, today's idea will be perfect! Whether you need something for your children's classroom party or you want to plan a fun get- together with your friends, we have got plenty of ideas! Let your students be original with these easy-to- make Photo frames with borders. Most of them are so simple to put together that your students can help you nearly every step of the way!

I created a couple of fun tags in 6 different designs!
I just fell in Love with this new Tag builder from Sizzix with so many possibilities! So many extra details included in this set, Amazing!!!! So I decided to focus on them to make a variety of projects!

How I did:

First I die cut some photo frames from various papers with designer borders. And I die cut some rectangles too out of Dotted rectangles.
Give it to your children to decorate with all craft materials. Have them to use with glitter, paint, markers, yarn etc. to create their own masterpieces to give it to friends, family and teachers!

I created a cute mini envelope using a heart die. Created the scored line and fold it.

Applied glitter glue on it.

How cute it looks on this tag!

Now I made some roses.  Draw some lines in the circular direction with the same gap. Cut along the lines shown in the pic.

Using quilling tool ( optional-Tweezers), I rolled the flower as shown in the pic.

And here they are!

I love the glittery effect to create textures here! Shiny copper really pops up when paired up with kraft, red and black. I settled on them right away. The kraft photo frame added dimension and does just what they are intended to do: surround and draw attention to the focal point of each composition.

In this tag, I recycled my snowman here, you remembered I used lots of snowman in winter theme projects. So you people can also recycle some of your craft work purposefully. Here, he is holding a tiny glittery heart to celebrate the Happy moments!

 I recycled this cute deer! Some fun messages can be attached here to show your love and feelings for your students. e.g. You are so deer to me; you are a Gem of my class; I love you snow much, you are the best ever, little explorer, Hey, champ love you, You rule my World etc.

You can add the personalised photo in these cute frames! I attached a jute lace, a happy sentiment with a tiny clothespin.

Here is another fun tag! It's a bit tricky, if you zoom the pic, you will see, I embossed the heart using border die from the set and it is full of glittered hearts. Then die cut arrow border and trim the edges out of it and embellished it.

Here is one more final pic!

I used the mini clothespin to hold the tags with a jute twine!

Gorgeous! I can't wait to see what you have created for your class students,
you can gift them to show your love, or you can hang them as well like banners with messages and lovable memories! You can write your class students name on it or you can attach them to several gifts or treat bags!  You can add Personalised photos in the frame of your students, So many Possibilities!

I hope this little cute photo frame banner is getting you in the spirit of  Valentine's day!

Here are the supplies I used:

Other supplies used:
Glitter sheets, corrugated glitter sheet, designer papers, cardstocks
Glitter glue, Jute twine, jute lace, colour pens, tiny clothespins, 2 screwers, Heart shaped chalkboard, fevicol, flower pots

Happy crafting!
Vinita Jain

Friday, 3 February 2017

Love my Valentine Day Card

Hello Dear Friends!!!
I am Aarti Malhotra back again with my DT post for Valentines Day.
The valentine time is round the corner and if you are planning to buy a gift for your love ones like chocolates, flowers, candles and more consider making this year's gift by hand.

Handmade gifts are the way to go. One of the easiest gift to make is the greeting card I am going to make it easier for you with my today's post.

How I made.....
Die cut all the flowers with golden and red shining paper and twist the petals backwards with the help of a pen or brush. Now emboss the center with the embossing tool on  the mat. Paste any good shining beads or button to make center of the flower.  Make five flowers like this.

For making this heart I took old carton box.I cut the heart shape out of it as shown in the image.

Cut red wool into many small pieces ,then paste on the cut out of the heart, I loved this red colour of wool for making heart ......I covered all the edges of heart also with these wool cuttings.

Now, Stamp the base of the card with this perfect brown colour going with the combination of red and black.

I have prepared the base and adhered the different sheets on the base to give more dimensions to my card. You can compose it in your style also.

Use the die-cut flowers, heart and embellish the card .

For giving it  a final look I have added heart sequence on the center of the heart .
Wow isn't it looking amazing!!!!

You can visit to buy these amazing dies and machine to create such beautiful cards.

SIZZIX Big Shot Machine Only (White & Gray)

Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 2PK - Intricate Delightful Daisy - 661042

Other Materials needed-
Wool in red colour
Carton small
Card stock of your choice
Golden sheet
Red shining sheet
Silver dust
Sequence of your choice
Embellishments of your choice

Thank-you so much for visiting my blog. Looking for your valuable comments!!!!.

Saturday, 21 January 2017

3-D model of India Gate with Flag activity!

Jai Hind!

               Hello friends, As you all know we are going to celebrate 68th Republic Day, an important National occasion! The full ceremony at this day is centred around India gate at Rajpath. A grand parade is held there and the event starts with India's Prime Minister laying a wreath at the Amar Jawan Jyoti at India Gate, to remember soldiers who sacrificed their lives for their country.

So keeping this theme in my mind I am representing a 3D model of India Gate using Sizzix dies available with in very simple and easy steps!

Let's start with flag hosting activity.

First I die cut some flowers using floral wreath die set, shown in the pic.

 I cut the scalloped flowers a little bit to create dimension and more interest, you can see from the image that I chose to cut deep into the spaces between the scallops to create loose petals. Die cut a flag with pole too. Arranged the flowers on my National Flag, to represent the chakra, I used a rubber toy from my stash and coloured it using acrylic blue colour. Tie the double shade twine to the pole.


This flag die is so versatile, Teachers can be used it many ways for children activities, especially for tiny tots to make their work easier. We can represent many countries flag symbol through it. If any foreign delegation is visiting your school, the children can represent their flags to welcome them!!!

Now come to the next part.

I die cut some dotted rectangles in 3 different sizes (starting from the biggest). Using a scale and a blank refill, I created some score lines with the same gap all along the rectangle edges and cut it as shown in the pic.

Now Fold all the scored lines and paste it using fevicol as shown in the pic from all 4 sides.

Watercoloured it. and cut the smallest piece a little from the centre.


Again die cut some rectangles as shown in the pic using my Sizzix Big Shot machine. Scored some lines on same distance to create the pillars for India Gate model.

Using a brick stencil, I distressed them.


Now fold the creased line properly and paste them.


We are going to make a base using a Thermocol sheet. Covered all the 4 sides using a glitter tape. I placed a grass foam mat on it ( you can colour it with green paint). Using Toothpicks, I decorated the boundaries adding twine. And added some toothpicks inside for standing pillars straight.

Now add the pillars and flag stand shown in the pic.

I cut the flowers out of handmade and designer sheets using my favourite Floral wreath die set.

 I made my flowers dimensional but to do so they first a little doctoring up! You can see from this image to make wonderful flower embellishment.
I decorated the butterflies using pollens and beads. Added golden beads to my toothpicks. At the grassland to look like more real I added some tiny white coloured pebbles!

Look the view from the top, added Jai hind sentiment at the top and coloured it with black.

I really enjoyed with these floral arrangements and look good together with my grassland. I liked how these white tiny pebbles from my stash complementing the theme of this beautiful project! So pleases with the final arrangements!

Hope you really enjoyed this beautiful 3D India Gate Model!

It can be a Big hit for teachers which can make all my efforts worth it! :)
So I would love to see your projects too, leave me the link in the comment section below!

Here are the Sizzix supplies I used:

Other supplies required:

Thermocol sheet, Glitter tape, Grass Foam mat, Toothpicks, Fevicol, golden beads, White colour Tiny pebbles
Different handmade papers, Orange, off white and green coloured CS, Diffrecolourolor glitter foam sheets
Brown and black watercolour,
Vintage photo Distress ink
Mini Brick stencil
Red and green Baker Twines

Will be posting the Bulletin Board results on 23rd January, so keep watching!!!

Happy crafting!