Showing posts with label Gifts. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Gifts. Show all posts

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Quirky Gifts Tutorial for the Festive Season by DT Anila


Hello, Friends!


I am Anila Dikay and am so happy to be joining the Design Team of Rainbow Craftykari for a new term.

I am back on the blog with my very first Tutorial post for this term.

Raksha Bandhan is just around the corner and all are busy with the last minute preparations, gifts etc. 

For all those who haven't purchased the perfect gift for your Brother/Sister yet... 
How about some DIY gifts with some personal touches to it..? 
I am sure your siblings will love them and so will you.

Today in this Teaching and Learning program I am here with two DIY gifts with detailed tutorials for them. 
Friends, This is going to be a long and a picture heavy post, but hopefully, you will enjoy it.

Over to my first Tutorial.


A Memory Box


All of us have some small trinkets or things that are a part of some awesome memories. It maybe a small toy, an old bracelet or a broken earring for that matter. 

But the memories they bring back are priceless. 

Here is a memory box to hoard all these. 

It can also be used as a Jewelry box or a Chocolate box for that matter.

Let's begin making this:

Take 2 cardboard pieces of size 4" x 6" and 1 piece of size 2" x 6".

 


Stick them on the back of a pattern paper, leaving gaps in between as shown.



Cover the top with another piece of the same pattern paper. While sticking, insert 1" thick matching coloured satin ribbon on either side, sandwiching it between them. 




Score the gaps after sticking. This forms the base and top of the box. 

Take 2 more pieces of cardboard of size 2" x 3.75" and 1 piece of 2" x 5.75".



Arrange them in a straight line leaving gaps in between and cover them with the same pattern paper. (Sorry I completely forgot to click this while arranging - but here's a hand-drawn sketch for it)





Score them to reinforce the folds. Arrange and stick them using liquid glue on the base of the box made earlier. Let dry.





The box is ready.

Now take a cardboard of size 4" x 3" to make the frame on top.  Cut a window of size 3" x 2" on this piece.(Refer sketch)


Cover it from all sides with the same pattern paper. 



Stick strips of foam matching to the pattern paper from three sides leaving top side open, to insert the photograph. Adhere it to the top of the box.



The box is now ready for decoration. Here are some embellishments I gathered to decorate my box.



Here's the final look of the box.






Materials used -

  • Cardboard
  • Pattern Papers
  • 1" Satin Ribbon
  • Craft foam/Foam tape
  • Embellishments/Flowers/Laces/Chipboard
  • Sentiment die-cut 
  • (Image Courtesy- Pixabay)

Let's move onto our second tutorial 

Name Art


Don't we all love things with our names on it..?? A Personalized gift that speaks "ME"!!

Here is a Name Art which can be used as a door hanger or a wall piece. It can also be used for the personalization of cupboards.

To begin, Draw/Trace the alphabet on a cardboard. Cut 2 pieces of the same and stick them together to make it stronger.









Cover the alphabet with a pattern paper from all the sides (as shown below)




 Fold in all the sides so the edges are also covered.



 The alphabet is now ready for decoration.


I have gathered all these embellishments/flowers for the decoration. 



Try various arrangements to suit your idea. 




Print the name with bold alphabets and cut each alphabet apart. Mount them with foam adhesive. Lastly, cover the alphabets with glossy accents. This gives them a shiny tile look and also protects the paper from damage.Tie a long twine at the top for hanging and add a bow to the twine.

Here's the final look 





Materials used -

  • Cardboard
  • Pattern Papers
  • Name Print
  • Craft foam/Foam tape
  • Twine/satin
  • Embellishments/Flowers/Laces/Chipboard


It was so very exciting and fun making these gifts. I am also sure this love will definitely be visible in all the creations. I would love to see if you make any of this.
Thank you for sticking till the last and not losing out in between.Do leave your lovely feedback in the comments below.


  

All the above-listed Materials are available at Rainbow Craftykari store or can be pre-ordered.

Friday, 9 June 2017

Book Card & Stamped Envelope Tutorial by DT Pavitra Chanchal

Hello My Dear Friends


I am back and as usual very excited to be here on this platform. Today I have two lovely projects to share with you guys. After a real long time I wanna to play with cardstock and pattern paper so I created a cute little book card and cash envelope which is an excellent way of gifting small things with personalized touch. They make an excellent way of presenting return gifts for children’s birthday party and can be resized easily depending upon the requirement so let’s get started. But first have a look at the project.



From the outside it looks like a tiny book and inside it has space for gift.




Below you will find the instructions : Cut black cardstock 6 x 10 inch.



Score at 5 inch – 1 inch – 5 inch as shown in above image using scoring board and fold.



Cut two pieces of black cardstock measuring 6 x 4 and 5 x 4 inches.



Score at every 1 inch and fold in a zigzag way mimicking alphabet M OR W. Overlap them together forming a frame (as shown in below pic) and paste the edges with glue.



Center it inside the book cover and paste with tacky glue or tape.



Cover with pattern paper and attached a ribbon for closure. For the outside I placed a filigree die cut out, a resin lady embellishment in the center and finish off with a flower and a sentiment cutout.





Stamped Envelope Tutorial


Secondly I have a stamped envelope made from scratch for you to go with the Book Card, have a look!!!



Let's Start, Firstly Cut red cardstock 11 x 9-1/2 and score at 4 , 8 fold (on longer side i.e 11 inches).



Score 1 inch on both the sides (from smaller side i.e. 9-1/2) and fold.



Trim the 1 inch portions form both the flaps leaving the center portion as shown in below pic.



Fold the flaps inward, round the upper edges as shown and paste with glue as shown in below pics.



Cut iris sheet 270 GSM 7-1/4 x 3-3/4 inches



Dab distress ink aged mahogany, spiced marmalade, fired brick, abandoned coral on nonstick mat, spritz with water and place iris sheet on top of it.



To make it splotchier, I tried spritzing archival ink red carnation with liquid sanitizer, since it contains alcohol it helps the archival ink to move and believe me I really loved the outcome.



Next I stamps big maple leave from just right stamp set, using spiced marmalade, vintage photo and aged mahogany distress inks.



I first applied spiced marmalade on the entire leave, than aged mahogany on the outer sides and vintage photo on the extreme edges.



Using the smaller leaves from same set I fill up the empty space and stamp the leaves using aged mahogany and vintage photo distress inks.


Lastly I stamp a tiny postage stamp with vintage photo distress ink and finish off my background.


Paste it on top of cardstock envelope base with tacky glue.


I die cut iris paper with spellbinder die set using the smallest dies, colored them with distress ink – spiced marmalade and layered them on top of each other with 3D tape.


On the top most layer I applied a layer of clear glitter with glossy accent and finally placed it in the center of the envelope



I hope you like this tutorial and will try to make one for yourself.

Material List:

For Book Card - Black Cardstock
Pattern paper
Ribbon
Resin embellishment
Mulberry flower
Tacky glue
Tacky tape
Butterfly cutout


For Envelope -
Red cardstock 200GSM
Iris paper 270GSM
Distress ink – spiced marmalade, vintage photo, aged mahogany
Archival ink – red carnation
Just right stamp – shabby chic , autumn leaves
Spellbinder die
Tacky glue
3D tape
Hand sanitizer
Clear glitter
Glossy accent


Warm Regards
Pavitra Chanchal.
Paper Grace