Monday, 21 August 2017

Pocket Accordion Mini album with Hydrangea Lawns Paper pack

Hello Everyone!

Manu here I have a new project to share with you which is made with the Hydrangea Lawns paper pack. This is the first pack released by Dress My Craft and is a wonderful paper pack in hues of blue featuring the gorgeous Hydrangea's. The cool tones and hues makes it an ideal paper pack to work with this paper pack.
I totally loved the colors and the paper designs and the gorgeous cluster of these super pretty flowers which can add wonders to your projects. I have designed a Pocket Accordion Mini album which is 6*8 inches and has 6 pull out tags and truly loved the way this pocket album shaped out to be. It's a wonderful gift that can be given out. Ideal for putting up pictures and writing down messages!

Lets check the Mini out, it's a picture heavy post I loved clicking the pics of this pretty!
I also have a step by step written instruction tutorial for the same


The blue sure looks very striking with all the tones of flowers. The paper packs has lots of totally hydrangea theme papers, which can be used as embellishments too. Fussy cut some of them and you have your own cute embellishments ready!

To make this mini, lets start with how I did the inside flip pockets first.
1. Take a cardstock measuring 5.5 * 11 inches and score it at 5.5 and 11 inches leaving a .5 inch at the end where it will be stick back to the front to make a pocket. Make 6 such pockets flips.
2.  Now your flip pocket will be opened from 2 ends like a tunnel. To join the pockets, take the first pocket and put tacky tape in the center of the pocket starting from the open end to the other open end. Do this for the rest of the pockets. 
3. Attach the pockets together keeping in mind  that the tunnel ends should be joined together. These will then serve as pockets for the tags to go in. Take a cardstock measuring 4*5.5 inches and score it at 1", 2.25" and score. This 1.25" gap is what would hold one end of the tunnel pockets to the spine of the album.
4. Make tags measuring 5.25 * 7.5 and die cut at one end using the spellbinders die to add interest.

To make the cover, checkout this image to get an idea about the measurements I used to make the cover.

1. As my pocket measure 5.5 inches and the length of the tags is 7.5, My cover will measure 8 *6 inches.
2. I also decided to add a little interest to my mini album and make a closure cover. So as per the 6.5 *6 inches cover flap in the picture, that becomes my FRONT flap and the end flap of  1.5 * 6 will be my other portion of the front flap.
3. This all arrangement of my cover will result into the cover of the album that I made.
4. Bind the chipboards and make the cover of the album.

Now the pockets and the cover are ready. Adhere the pockets to the spine and  embellish the cover of the album. Add a little dangling embellishments to add charm to your album!









I have added a few dangling accessories as these add a lot of interest in an album and have used the Newly release Dress My Craft Fashion accessories and the Bubblegum accessories.




This is how the album opens up. The flip out tags are inside the pockets and hence the name Pocket Accordion Mini album. I have die cut the sides of the tags with the spellbinders die for added interest!




With 6 tags inside, there is ample of scope to put up pictures and write down messages.






I hope you liked this mini album and are inspired to try one out yourself! Do check out the new paper pack and this is one of the must have paper packs.

Supplied used:

Hydrangea Lawn Paperpad
Big Heart

Pastel Pearl Charms

Happy Crafting!
Manu


Friday, 18 August 2017

Accesorize with fashion and bubblegum accessories + Tutorial

Good Morning Crafters !

Dress My Craft Fashion and Bubblegum accessories have already taken the market by storm ! And I mean look at the zillions of cute stuff you can do with those, and its all so easy to put together. All the accessories come up with loops to easily put through jump rings, keychains, hinge with more accessories, tie to ribbons !

True to their name, fashion accessories are any fashionistas dream "choose juicy", "Ballerina", "Ivory Purse" , hanging pearls, flowers, hearts, starfish, combs, shells, owls, kitty, Eiffel pearl, big beads and more ! Bubblegum accessories as well do justice to their name, they are so cute and in a wide variety of beads , stars, hearts, smileys , baby bottles, baby nipples, baby feet, cats, bulbs, flowers, teddy, horses and much more ! Grab your hands at these and get going creating miniatures, key chains, charms.

I have a few projects to share today along with a step by step shadow box tutorial.


1. Start with a 12x12 inch sheet of solid white paper. I have used DMC Floral Exotica. Now score a 3/4 inche line on each side . Repeat this 4 times. So you should have 4 lines of 3/4th of an inch on all 4 sides.

2. From two opposite sides, score another 3/4th of an inch but only upto 2nd line and cut as shown in the pic below


3. You now have to apply some tacky tape on the 4 sides as in the reference pic below


4. Fold the sides along score lines to make a box


5. Add pattern papers, I have used DMC Hydrangea Lawns paper


6. Embellish as you want. You can convert it into a card by pasting the shadow box on top of a card base.


I also made a charm dangler for a handbag and some more hanging for another explosion box.





Have a creative weekend  !

Supplies used:

Hugs
Shubhra

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Dress up your Kids ----Accessories from your craft room.

Hello Crafty friends !!!!

How is everyone doing !!! I am super excited to bring loads of new things that will bring a happy smile to your face. Dress My craft has come up with loads of new accessories that will make not only you but even your kids happy !!!
Tell me!!! Do you love dressing up your kid...esp girls in ponies and pig tails !!!!
Nowadays even young kids like to jazz up their dressing and you will find pretty young girls all adorned with fashion accessories. One big advantage with these is if you loose a part of it, it can always be replaced with a new one. So they will remain with you forever.

So here I have some thing to brighten your little ones life. I am sure you will get a big hug from them, once they see it !!! psstt----Please reserve one for me too !!!! LOL

ACCESSORIES FOR KIDS FROM BUBBLE GUM COLLECTION.



The Bubblegum Collection as the name suggests comes in colours that are so pretty and very much like candies and bubble gums. In fact, these are so tempting, you might like to pop one in your mouth but NOOOOO !!! these are not only fashionable not edible!!!!

I have neck pieces for young girls . These have been done in twine to prevent them from getting hurt from rough chains etc. Mark the edges of the accessories that all rounded and smooth especially designed for the safety of kids.


MACROON AROUND THE NECK

This yellow macroon is too adorable. I have put it in a twine and on top there are cute small flowers from the Fashion Collection. Perfect for summer birthday parties !!!



SMILEYS FOR YOU 

Thats a super cute red neck piece perfect for the young diva and it has the cute smileys and bubblegum balls all entwined together. These can be done in many colours.





PIG TAILS AND PONYTAILS 

I remember in my childhood days , when my mom would tie a high ponytail with a cute rubber band , I would walk all around the neighbourhood swaying my head from side to side.....I did that for my daughter. So these cute hair accessories are for your little young baby girl who will happily display these beautiful bands all adorned with bubblegum beauties. Even teenage girls would love wearing them. Here my niece happily grabbed them and modelled for me to show off these cute ones.





COLA KEY RING



Key rings are favourites with kids!!! They like to have many in their collection and here I have that is liked by both boys and girls. A simple and easy one to make, these can be used as danglers from the bags also.


PETITE FLOWERS IN MY HAIR

Something so simple and yet so beautiful. Girls of all ages will go these and did I tell you, I tool 2 minutes to make them!!!!!

GRACE YOUR WRIST WITH STARS AND PEARLS





Let's move to more adult accessories. Here is a bracelet that is apt for any party. It is so pretty and dressy that all girls will love flaunting them on their beautiful wrist.

VICTORIAN STYLE NECK PIECE FOR THE YOUNG DIVA

A beautiful neck piece can be a fashion statement and this one here will surely make faces turn towards you. So shabby, with a victorian feel and yet so dressy. Perfect for cocktail parties and making your friends look at you with wow !!!!!!

So which ones do you like the most !!!!!! I liked all but my favourite is the red smiley one... DO share what you make and get going with the new collection to accessorize yourself.

List of Supplies

COCOACOLA CAN
SMILEYS 1
KEY RING HOOK-RED
PASTEL BEADS
DIY STAR RINGS
DIY CHAIN RING
PASTEL PEARL CHARM 2
MACROON CHARM YELLOW
HANGING BERRIES -PINK FAMILY
DAISY FLOWERS 2
BUBBLEGUM STARS
BUBBLEGUM BALLS-CARROT RED
SUNSHINE FLOWER
STAR CHARM-MATT GOLD
MINI ROSE WITH BASE-IVORY
MINI FLOWER BUNCH
GOLDEN ROUND HANGING PEARLS
FLOWER WITH PEARL
DOUBLE LAYER FLOWER
CUT WORK BALL GOLDEN
LONG HEART PENDANT
GOLDEN JUMP RINGS
BRONZE CLASP
GOLDEN ANTIQUE CHAIN

Thanks for being here!!! Have a good day.

Monday, 14 August 2017

Fashion + Bubblegum Accessories

Hello everyone,

this month we are focusing on "Bubblegum accessories" and "Fashion accessories" .These products are super cute and super fun to work with.These are available in wide range to choose from and can be used on any kind of projects,imagination is the only limit.I have to say about the quality here,its super smooth without any rough edges or joints,you have to see it to believe it.

I love the colors of the bubblegum accessories,its just so yummy.I have made some key chains and danglers for mini albums for todays post.You also get they key rings,chains and jump rings from this range,and it makes it super easy to make these yummy key chains in no time.




Now dont you feel like adding some of these to your stash?go checkout the full range HERE

Sunday, 13 August 2017

Hydrangea Lawns Layout Tutorial

Hello wonderful people,
Bipasha here with a scrapbook layout using the DressMyCraft's super glam hydrangea lawns paper pad and some yummy embellishments.


I got too carried away with all the gorgeous embellishments and you can't blame me for it, right ;) ? So, without further ado let me walk you through the tutorial to create this layout.

Build the background:
1. Select any two coordinated papers for the layout.
2. I used heat embossing technique to create the background.Ink the stamp (with watermark ink) and stamp image.
Pour embossing powder onto image while it is still wet.Tap excess powder off the sheet and put back into the jar. Heat until powder melts and becomes shiny.




Create some co-ordinated embellishment:
1. Fussy cut the flowers
2. I have removed the metal clamp from  my pearl embellishment and separated the fabric flowers into two parts
3. I have coloured some mega stones with dylusion spray to add some dimensions to the stamens of my flowet embellishment
4. I have die-cut some leaves and coloured them with distress oxide to match my layout.







Glue it down:
1. I stuck everything with double sided foam tape to create 3D effect and add more interest to the layout.
2. Finally, I added some random paper strips, laces, washitape, maskingtape, thread, chipboard to finish the look.







Materials from DMC:
Hydrangea Lawn Paperpad
Soft fabric flower white
Double tone hanging pearls

Hope you have as much fun in creating the layout as much as I had. Leave your queries in the comments, if any.
Happy crafting
Hugs,
BK