Bookmarks, Gift Ideas, Recyling, Reuse, Reduce.

Love Story Bookmark

I’ve always enjoyed making things with stuff lying around. There is just such a genuine joy knowing you were able to create something with bits and pieces. So is true with this very simple yet pretty (if I may say so myself !) bookmark.

The cardstock, DP and circle diecuts are leftovers of other projects ~ and I tell you, I have heaps where these came from ūüėČ

This bookmark is really quite simple and relatively easy to make. Ofcourse I start out with a firm grey colored cardstock and glue some nice polka dotted mustard paper over it. A diecut or two with a lovely digital stamped quote and alittle ribbon/twine to complete it.

And yes, I truly believe in the saying, True love stories never have endings.

Here are the pictures :-

I’d like to¬†join the following parties with this bookmark :-

  Weekend Link Parties

Weekend Wander Weekend Wrap Up Party  Sunday Scoop Weekend Wrap Up A Vision to Remember    Not Baaad Sundays Show and Tell Saturdays Think Pink Sundays

 Saturday:   Saturday Spotlight @ Craft Envy, ,Lovely Crafty Weekends

Sunday: Just Something I Whipped Up @ TCG

Giveaway Linkies

Thank you for dropping by today ! Have a beautiful day !!

Naush

Gift Ideas, GIFT WRAPPING, Party favors, T A G S, Treat bags

Easy Gift wrapping

Over the past 2 months, not only becoz two of the boys celebrated their birthdays, but also becoz it was an opportunity to give a few yummy gifts to some of their favorite friends and teachers, I managed to¬†capture a few pictures of some of the gifts that were wrapped elegantly and quiet literally “sweetly” !

These are really all too easy ~ infact all you need are :-

  • some scraps of design paper or any gift wrapping paper to make tags from,
  • some cellophane sleeves,
  • some diecuts to shape¬†tags¬†
  • some edge punches (you could also use craft shears for this ),
  • ¬†some rubberstamps (of handwrite¬†the tags)
  • ¬†A few chocolates or candy.¬†
  • Stapler

Ofcourse you can add as many embellishments as possible ~ but  if you know me, then you know, I always prefer simplicity and elegance. 

Here are the first of them in this series :-

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Simple Ideas with crisp ribbons and cute round tags are also options which you could try out.

 

I am linking these cutiesy little gifts to the following link parties :

MONDAY
The DIY Home Sweet Home
It’s so Very Cheri 
Making the World Cuter
Craft-O-Maniac
Motivate Me Monday
Polly Want a Crafter
Making Monday Marvelous
Inspire Me Monday @ Singing Three Little Birds
Tuesday

Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays~Coastal Charm
Today’s Creative Blog
The Letter Cottage
House of Grace~ Twice Owned Tuesdays
Hope Studio
Tutorials and Tips Tuesday

Cherished Handmade Treasures      
Alter Art, Collage Art, Makeovers, Recyling, Reuse, Reduce., T A G S, Trash to Treasure

Altered Envelope turned Tag Book

Firstly, I am super excieted with the new theme that I chose for the blog. Love the bright and cheerful blue. WordPress has come up with some fabulous changes to the menu as well, which is making bloggin alot of fun and easy. Please feel free to give me your views about my blog’s new look.

What I am sharing with you today, is my first attempt at making a tag book. What really had me going was that I could finally recycle, which is what I “REALLY” enjoy. I have recycled some old envelopes here. I wish I had taken photos of how I actually fixed this project !¬† Basically I just folded three or four envelpes in half, slit one side open while I punched the other side with two holes and bind them with 2 eyelets. I know, its never simpl understanding someones direction so maybe I’ll one again with a tutorial.¬† But for now,¬†heres what I came up with. I wanted to keep the quotes/encouragement lines,¬†simple, short but inspirational. I had so much fun thinking of elements to relate to the specific quotes and going wild with paper, ribbons and colors !

I’ll let the pictures do all the talking from here.

 

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I’d like to link this project to the following parties :-

Friday

ffa Fridays~Sassy Sites
Feature Friday~Spunky Junky
Friday Flair~WhipperBerry
Pity Party~30 Handmade Days
Freckled Laundry
Shanty 2 Chic

Design-Aholic
Naptime Crafters
New Friend Friday
Meljens DesignsSIO – Shapes: Use a circle and a square in the same creation
Simon Says Stamp – anything goes
Whimsical Wednesdays – anything goes
Anything Goes Challenge2W- 1E – Anything Goes 2nd Week
Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT Challenge1E, SIO – #39 Fall & Or Fancy Folds
Partytime Tuesdays – 3E (2E anything goes wk) – PTT #35 Anything Goes
Critter Sketch – Anything Goes
Make it Monday – always Anything Goes
PollycraftSIO – Tags and/or Bookmarks
Stamps & Fun = Creativity – Anything Goes
I’m so glad your visiting me today. Please do come back again.
 
Till then,
 
Stay safe,  find happiness in all the small things around you and be grateful for them.
 
Naush
Altered Wall hanging, Makeovers, Recyling, Reuse, Reduce., Trash to Treasure

Ms Fashionista ~ Wall hanging.

I’m going to turn 40 this July but I am still a real sucker for anything girly, swirly, flowery, blingy and just plainly “pink”. I know, by now, I should start telling myself to grow¬†up and grow up ¬†old gracefully but nah, I think, I wanna hang onto this very flirty bright colored feeling. Its so cheerful and probably comes naturally to women anyways.

This wall hanging is also a part of the Trash to Wall hanging series. I know your wondering, how many more have I stamped out !! Answer : MANY. lol  To get the full story of what the base of this frame is and how I procured it. Please visit here.

This plaque/wall hanging carries true spring colors ! Aquamarine¬†base, green, pink,and yellow colors. The dress is a glorious digi stamp !! Oh my !! When will I ever be able to fit into something like that ?? Ah Like Never !!!! ūüė¶¬† The three fabric purses are¬†one of my favorites too with the tiny flower brads¬† embellished over them. I have had this tiger print ribbon stacked somewhere in the draw for ¬†like forever and never created¬†such a bold card/creation which called for it. I think, its¬†looking awesome against the blue backdrop. You would think, so many colors just dont fit together in the color wheel and yet somehow, when you piece them, they just tie in beautifully.

One thing I realized is that I have totally gone addicted to destressing any and all my projects. Its fun, it leaves a lovely look and feel to the projects and I think, It also helps kill the empty look of a border.

Incase you havent noticed, there is this really cute butterfly charm tied to the ribbon. Ofcourse the highlight is the sentiment. Such a dashing and bold statement. Love it completely.  

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Here are the challenges, I am entering this wall hanging for :

  • Crafts and Me – anything goes
  • Creative Belli2W – “C” embellishments {Butterfly charm}
  • Flutterby Wednesdays1E, must include butterfly, fairy or angel – open
  • For Fun Challenges¬†– 3E, C10, JFF¬†– flowers plus sentiment
  • Freshly Brewed¬†– 5E, SIO – 2 or more embellishments
  • Claudia & Co2W, 1E – Use at least three –¬†Butter/Yellow, Rose/Pale Red, Pale Green, Lavender.
  • Little Red Wagon – butterflies
  • Simon Says Stamp – Mother’s Day/girlie
  • High Hopes Stamps¬†– 2W, SIO – Use Fabric¬†
  • My Time To CraftC3, JFF – Ladies Day
  • Paper Take Weekly – It’s a Mom thing, or Just Be Girly
  • Tuesday Throwdown – Anything But A Card¬†
  • Creative Craft Friends2W – Spring
  • Die Cut Dreams¬†– 2W – Mother’s Day or Special Friend
  • Kaboodle Doodles1E, C10 – Yellow, Blue, Pink and Green
  • Tuesday Taggers ~ 1 or 3 inches (3inches is the die of the dress)
  • http://tuesdaytaggers.blogspot.com/
  • Karens Doodles1E, SIO – 1 ribbon, 2 papers, 3 brads/gems
  • Make it Monday – Anything goes
  • Ooh La La Creations2W, SIO – Mother’s Day/Special Friend
  • Shabby Tea Room –¬†2W – Bingo*
  • Brads, flowers, ribbon
  • Card Cupids¬†– Spring Inspired
  • Crafty PadSIO – Use a Digi
  • Sentimental Sundays –¬†must include a Sentiment – Sentimtent as main focus
  • Craft Your Days Away¬†¬†– 2W – ¬†For Mom or a Special Lady¬†
  • Little Claire’s ¬†–¬†2W, 3E, SIO¬†– Pink & Green
  • Our Creative Corner – ¬†Don’t Throw That Away¬†
  • Secret Crafter¬†– Anything But a Card¬†
  • Sugar Creek Hollow¬†¬†– 3E, SIO – Anything Goes¬†
  • Delicious Doodles3E, SIO¬†– dimensional project
  • Fairy Tale2W, 2E –¬†green & pink
  • Fashionista Friday¬†– aquamarine
  • Paper Cutz¬†– your choice
  • Stamp Man2W, 1E/craft type ‚Äď Mother’s Day/floral
  • The Outlawz Copic Challenge1E, must use Copic/Promarkers – Mother’s Day / Spring
  • AiFactory1E, SIO – Things with Wings¬†
  • Crafty Purple Frog¬†– 2W, SIO – Green¬†
  • Delightful Challenges1E, SIO – Show us some Green
  • Paper Crafting Journey2W, 1E – Use a Digi – Optional Up In The Air Theme¬†
  • Pixie Dust Studio¬†– SIO – Go Green
  • Southern Girls2W, 1E – 2nd W – add an animal
  • Stamping VacationM – Nestabilities – runs till April 17th¬†
  • Stamping Vacation¬†~ Dress Up.
  • Wild Orchid ¬†~ Diecuts
  • Simply Create Alford candy –¬†using below colors.
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    Thats it for now. For all of you, who are going to be graced by the beautiful and colorful, spring. Have a fantastic time enjoying this precious time. And for those of you who are still stuck in the snow, like my cousins in Canada, please remember to still be thankful that your blessed with snow and not a tsunami. Please keep the people of Japan in your prayers and lets hope for the best for them.

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    Wall hanging

    Like in most of my projects, there is always some element of recycled material used. This entire wall hanging is made of recycled stuff. Plenty of tiny bits lying in my stash and the cardboard itself, is recycled from cereal box. See that wide smile on your teachers face when he/she receives something like this ūüôā

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