Showing posts with label DT Khushbo Gandhi. Show all posts
Showing posts with label DT Khushbo Gandhi. Show all posts

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Revamp your bag by DT Khushboo

Good morning all you lovely crafters out there!

I'm Khushboo and I'm here with a new Inspiration Post today.


Often times, we love certain possessions of ours, and when they start showing signs of wear and tear, we are left with no option but to throw them out! That really breaks my heart. Recently, I was again faced with the same dilemma - when my favourite bag (which I haven't even used all that much :(!) started to lose its resin material from the sides. If I wasn't a crafter, with a very heavy heart I would have had to throw the bag away. But now that that's not the case, I know exactly how to give my bag a new life :D - all thanks to the Decoupage technique! Yep, today, I'll share with you how you can use decoupage on your bag and make it look as good as new!


Let's take a look at the pictures of my finished project first and I'll then explain how I managed to do that!

(My bag originally look like this. And all the brown piping and stitched boundaries that you see started to rip away.)


Pic credit: Pinterest

These are some of the pictures of my transformed bag. Notice how I decoupaged with designer paper napkins on the boundaries.

Materials used:

  1. Designed tissue paper
  2. Mod-Podge (or any other decoupage glue)
  3. Gesso
  4. White paint
  5. Paint brushes
  6. Tweezers
  7. Clean rag
  8. Water

Brief steps for transforming your old bag into new:

  • Wipe your bag with a clean cloth to get rid of the dust, dirt and grease.
  • Pluck out the ripped and lose hanging resin pieces on your bag (this is to enable that the part where you will stick the tissue is even and flat, no uneven texture).
  • Apply two coats of gesso and let it dry after every coat.
  • Paint the surface with white paint once the gesso is dry.
  • Rip small pieces of decoupage tissue according to the size of the surface you want to cover.
  • Start laying it down on the surface with the help of your paintbrush and decoupage glue.
  • Apply two coats of decoupage glue and let every coat dry thoroughly.
  • Finish it off with a nice clear varnish or spray.

Signing out,

Hope you guys enjoyed my creations and the tutorial. Can't wait to see how you add your own twist to this!


Above mentioned products are available at Rainbow Craftykari Store OR you can pre-order the products by sending an email at rainbowcraftykari@gmail.comThat's it from me, folks!

Khushboo R. Gandhi

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Vintage Desk Organiser Tutorial by DT Khushboo

Good morning everyone! I'm Khushboo Gandhi and I'm back this week with my new tutorial post. It's called the 'Desk Organizer' and I've added the vintage theme to it! Our latest challenge is a lot of fun! Create something vintage-y with an old book paper and add flowers too! Fun, yeah!

Since this tutorial could get a little complicated, I've added my finished project here (as you can see below) - to give you an understanding of how my steps led up to this gorgeous organizer!

Now let's get on with the tutorial! And let me know if you need any help with any of the steps.

Note: Extremely pic-heavy post.

Step 1: 

Cut your chipboard in the following sizes: 

  • 1 piece - 12x6.5 inches (for the main back board - with an angular cut at 7 inches on the longer sides and 3.5 inches on the shorter side - so that it gives you an angle as shown in the pic below) 
  • 2 pieces - 3.5x2 inches (for the sides) 
  • 2 pieces - 12x2 inches (one for the base and one to create the 4th side of the pocket) 

  • 1 piece - 6.5x2 inches (for the division in between)

Step 2: 

You will need to cut the following sizes for your structure/construction strips:

  • 5 pieces - 12x1 inches 
  • 15 pieces - 2x1 inches 
  • 3 pieces - 6.5x1 inches 
  • 6 pieces - 3.5x1 inches 
  • 1 piece - 7x1 inches 
  • 1 piece - 5.75x1 inches 
  • 1 piece - 3x1 inches

You will also need the following (for your straps):

  • 1 piece - 7.25x1 1/8th inches 
  • 1 piece - 6x1 1/8th inches

Step 3: 

Score all your strips at 0.5 inches. Add double-sided tape on the back side as shown in the pic below; and miter the edges (the way you would do for your albums). 

Step 4: 

Take your chipboard pieces - base piece (12x2 inches), side pieces (3.5x2 inches) and start joining them with the help of your construction strips (12x1 + 3.5x1) - as shown in the pic below. Always remember to leave 1/8th inches space between two chipboard pieces.

Note: These 3 construction strips are the only ones you need to remove your double-sided tape for and stick both the sides. All the remaining ones henceforth only need to be stuck on one side. The other 0.5 inches will need to be stuck later on when we start sticking everything to make chipboard pocket out of it. 

Back side

Front side 

Step 5: 

Now add your construction strips (3.5x1 + 2x1) to the side chipboard pieces as shown below. You need to add these to the inner side of the pieces.

Reminder: Only remove your double-sided tape on the ONE 0.5 inch of your construction strip. Below pic will help you understand better.

                            Left side                                      Right side


Step 6: 

Now add the 2x1 inches construction strips to the outer sides of the base chipboard.

                 Left side                                          Right side

Step 7: 

Moving on to the inner side again, add the 12x1 inches construction strip to the base of your biggest chipboard piece (12x6.5 inches). This we will need to attach to the base chipboard (12x2 inches) when we try to make a box out of it.

Step 8: 

Take your second 12x2 inches chipboard piece and stick all the related construction strips - 2 pieces 12x1 inches + 2 pieces 2x1 inches, as shown below.

Step 9: 

Let's move on to our divider portion now. Stick your two 6.5x1 inches construction strip on either side of your 6.x5x2 inches chipboard piece. Next, stick your 2x1 inches strip on top (stick both the sides onto the chipboard) + two 2x1 inches strip at the bottom as shown below.

Step 10: 

Now, remove the backing on your tapes on the lose 0.5 inch of the strips (both horizontal and vertical strips), and stick them to the big base (12x6.5 inches) and the bottom chipboard piece (12x2 inches piece) as shown below.

Step 11: 

Now start sticking all the other pieces together as shown in the below pics. 

Step 12: 

It's now time to stick the second 12x2 inches chipboard piece to seal the 4th side of your pocket. Stick one side of your strip to the bottom of the base and the sides of the strip to the side chipboard pieces. The concept is similar to making a box.

Don't forget to add your 2x1 inches strips vertically to the bottom of your divider portion (as shown in the pic below). When you remove the backing of the tape and close your pocket flap (the 4th side - 12x2 inches piece), this will get attached to it and make sure it's secured into a strong pocket.

Step 13: 

Your base of the organizer is ready. Start covering the remaining sides with the remaining construction strips. After you are done with adding your pattern paper, you will need to add your flaps (in case you want to). For this, take your 7.25x1 1/8th inches + 6x1 1/8th inches strips. Score them equally at every 3rd indentation as shown below.

Step 14: 

Add double-sided tapes to two sides, and fold them in to create a single strip as shown below.

Step 15: 

Score the strip at 1 inches and 1 1/8th inches.

Step 16:

Fold it a little and staple it to the back of your organiser. 

For my piece, I've not added a lock to the strip. I simply let my drawer handle hold the end of the strip.

Voila! Check out some more of my finished project pictures!

Materials used:

  1. Chipboard 900 gsm
  2. Black cardstock
  3. Glue
  4. Double-sided tape
  5. Old book
  6. Flowers
  7. Metal embellishments
  8. Metal corners
  9. Stapler
  10. Tim Holtz Distress ink (Walnut Stain)
  11. Paper Trimmer
  12. Score Board

Hope you guys enjoyed my creations and the tutorial. Can't wait to see how you add your own twist to this!

Above mentioned products are available at Rainbow Craftykari Store OR you can pre-order the products by sending email at
That's it from me, folks!

Signing out,
Khushboo R. Gandhi

Friday, 29 September 2017

Quick and Easy Chipboard Box Tutorial by DT Khushboo

Good morning Crafters!

Hope you're having a good day so far. Khushboo here with a new tutorial post at the blog today.

In our field of work, boxes play as important a part as our projects. But finding a box that fits our project is a mammoth task - and an impossible one at that! To solve that problem, today I'll teach you how to make a chipboard box from scratch! With this technique, you'll be able to make a box of any size - according to your project! So let's get on with this tutorial where I list out how to make a 4x4x2 inches chipboard box.


Step 1:Take a 900gsm chipboard and cut out these sizes - one 4x4 inches piece (for the base) and four 4x2 inches pieces (for the sides).


Step 2: For the lid, cut these sizes: one 4.25x4.25 inches piece + four 4.25x1 inches pieces (ignore the sizes on the pieces below).


Step 3:For the lid, cut a cardstock measuring 7.5x7.5 inches and stick the chipboard pieces cut for the lid as shown in the pic below. Always leave a gap of 1/8th of an inch between all the pieces around your base piece (4.25x4.25 inches).


Step 4:

Now this is a slightly tricky part, but once you get the hang of it, it gets really easy. Make a slit along the corners of the cardstock - next to the chipboard that covers the sides (as shown below). Make sure that all the slits follow a clockwise direction. Next, trim these slits at an angle from both the sides - the way you do when you want to make a cover for your scrapbook album.

Step 5:

Apply your double-sided tape or glue (whatever you're comfortable with) as shown below.

Step 6:

Now, start first by folding the cardstock onto your side chipboard pieces (as shown below).
Step 7:

Now what you're left with are the long slits that you made. Every long slit will be wrapped outside the side chipboard piece as shown in the pic below.

Step 8:

Wrap all the long slits along the outside of the side chipboard pieces and you should get a box that looks like this:

And the top looks like this:

Step 9:

For the base of the box, follow the same steps - from step 3 to 8. The cardstock that you'll need for the base measures 9.25x9.25 inches. Your box now should look like this:

Step 10:

Now we advance to making our box more secure and clean. For this, we need hinges or structure strips, call it whatever you want. These will go at the base of your box, the lid, and the corners. You will need to cut your cardstock in these sizes: four 4.25x1 inches pieces + four 1x1 inches pieces - for the lid. For the base, you'll need: four 4x1 inches pieces + four 2x1 inches pieces. 

Step 11:

Score them at half an inch and add double-sided tape on them (as shown in the above pics). Next, cut these strips at an angle as well (as shown below) - the way you would do for your hinges in your scrapbook album.

Step 12:

Start by sticking these at the horizontal corner as shown in the pic below.

Your small hinges run along the vertical corners as can be seen in the pics below.

This was the final step in making your box. Now you can get to decorating it - by adding pattern papers. Always remember, to cut your pattern 1/8th of an inch less in size from all the sides than your box. For e.g.: for your 4x4 base - you will need to cut your paper that measures 3.75x3.75 inches in size. And for the sides - you will need to cut it at 1.75x1.75 inches.

And Voila! My finished project looks something like this!!!

Since you guys are already well-versed with how to decorate and embellish a project, I will briefly take you through how I did mine. I cut my pattern papers 1/8th inch less (from all sides) than my chipboard sizes. I stuck the papers all over - the top, the insides, the base, the sides. Then I collected some coordinating flowers and embellishes. I stuck my cycle die-cut first; and then kind of 'droppingly' placed my flowers. The prominent red roses that you see on my projects are from the Rainbow Craftykari Store and trust me guys, these are to die for!!! They look so darn yumm and gorgeous - I just HAD to use them in my project!
I then took some sentiments and designed pieces and randomly stuck them on the sides of the lid - I felt that gave quite a whimsical character to my box. I then balanced out the empty space with some pearls - without overdoing it! Hope you guys enjoy these close-up pictures of my finished project!


Materials used:

  • Chipboard 900 gsm
  • Cardstock
  • Pattern Paper
  • Double-sided tape
  • Glue
  • Flowers
  • Fillers
  • Die-cuts
  • Pearls
  • Sentiments

Hope you guys enjoyed my creations and the tutorial. Can't wait to see how you add your own twist to this!

Above mentioned products are available at Rainbow Craftykari Store OR you can pre-order the products by sending email at

That's it from me, folks!

Signing out,
Khushboo R. Gandhi