27 Dec 2012

Gift Box

Its wedding season here and that makes me happy as more wedding means more invites that I get to reuse.Did some one say Stingy ?( A rupee saved is rupee earned !)besides its a pain to throw away the beautiful paper .Enough of chattering .As you must have guessed the box is decorated with paper from invitation card.

What else is reused ?
A sweets box and invitation card
The rosettes are made out of  gold and silver chocolate bar packing. The swirls are made of  sequence and pearls used for embroidery .I thought better use them than paper strips but I guess paper swirls would have looked better !

Entering for :
Tuesday Alchemy - Challenge # 46 Anything goes
Challenge 4 Everybody : Challenge #10 -Anything goes
Charisma Cardz : Challenge  Challenge #51 Anything goes
C.R.A.F.T Challenge - Challenge 187 ,Not a card
Pin and Tack :Challenge # 4 Anything goes

25 Dec 2012

Message with example !

Its a gift tag ..what has it to do with the title ? take another look ...

take a closer look at the flowers (pom-poms)

Now you got the green message Lets move to example ..
Before that take a closer look at the flowers (pom-poms)

Do they look like tissue paper pom poms ? Ok Ok..enough of beating around the bush .The flowers leaves and swirls too are made out of polythene bags ! The tag involves 100% recycling.Lets see what items were recycled.

Price tag , polythene bags and  pom-poms before coloring

I covered this price tag with white tissue to get some texture.Made pom-poms by technique used for making tissue paper pom-poms and then colored thier edges with red sketch-pen.I made leaves using white polythene earlier and colored it green .They did not look much nice, luckily I found green bag and made leaves out of it.Making swirls was tricky ,but managed some how.Finally added some pearls.I had this idea of plastic pom-poms and wanted a message to go with the theme of recycling.So came out with

                      "Reuse and Reduce plastic make 2013 fantastic ! "

Entering for :
BGC #23 - New year + Tag
Tuesday Alchemy : Challenge #46 Anything goes
Challenge 4 Everybody : Challenge #10 -Anything goes
Tammy Scrapin Corner :Challenge # 42 Bingo( flowers,swirls,brad on price tag)
The Crafer's Cafe Challenge Blog: Challenge 11 tags 
Pin and Tack : Challenge # 4  Anything goes

20 Dec 2012

Card with Message

I have made this card keeping  few challenges in mind.I have scored rectangles on upper layer to resemble bricks on wall and made a creeper with quilling on it.Do tell me if you like it.

Entering for :

DYSU : Challenge #103 Anything goes

19 Dec 2012

Mini set

Made  small(3.5 by 2.5 inches) set of card and a bag.I have used red chart paper for box and card .Decorated them with quilling ( malaysian flower technique ).

What's reused ?

Used this box for making the bag.I got this idea from Hussena's recycled cereal box .The wooden sticks used in center are from broom .I slit them in center so they can be easily pasted.Then coated them with clear varnish to it  give some luster.I had cane furniture in mind while using this sticks.The white strips used for quilling are from an invitation card.Used jute twine to make bag handles.

Does it look very simple and needs some more embellishments ? what do you think ?

Entering for :
ItsyBitsy   Two's Company Challenge
Crafters Corner : Challenge #3 Make a set
The Stamping Boutique :Challenge #63 gift Packaging
Inspired By: # 54 (color red and gift bags).
Tammy's Scrapin Corner:Challenge 41 Anything goes

5 Dec 2012

Quilled Gift Tag

Once again Christmas themed creations !Made a gift tag with quilled bells,leaves and berries .For the base I have used white card stock , layered it with plastic sheet which had white design on it.(recycled it from a flower bouquet !).
I quilled the bells and then coated them with glue and sprinkled golden  dust over it to give glittery look.I have used also white net from fruit packaging .Earlier made the tag like this:

It looked  incomplete so changed the positioning and folded the net. Looks much better now .What do you think ?
Entering for :
Casual Fridays : CFC80 Create Clean and Simple Gift Tags
Tuesday Alchemy :Challenge #43 Anything but a card .
Shopping Our Stash :Challenge 80 Winter Holiday or snow/winter theme.
Unstampabelles Challenges: #18 Christmas(No stamps) .


4 Dec 2012

Quilled Angel

I enjoyed quilling Santa so tried one more 3D quilling Ornament.Going with the Christmas mood made an angel.The strips used are of thick paper and are wider.

The angel is 4.5 cm tall.It can be used as a tree ornament or as key-chain too.
Entering for:
Tuesday Alchemy :Challenge #43 Anything but a card .
Make it Monday :MIM #118
Shopping Our Stash :Challenge 80 Winter Holiday or snow/winter theme.
Crafty Sentiment Design: Snowmen or ladies (As angel is a lady !)
Unstampabelles Challenges: #18 Christmas(No stamps) .
Tammy's Scrapin Corner :Challenge #39 Anything Christmas