Showing posts with label Memories. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Memories. Show all posts

Monday, 4 September 2017

Love- Photo Frame by DT Mounika

Hello everyone,

I am Mounika and I am so happy to be on Rainbow Craftykari Blog with my Inspiration Post.

Everyone loves to treasure memories in a special way, and if those memories are with our kids they are all the more special! To treasure such special memories with my son who will turn 3 this August, I  made this frame.

To begin with, using Papericious black gesso I primed the frame. I then traced down the shape of the frame on a piece of pattern papers and cut it. I have used the Aazealian paper stack from Papericious's latest collection. I then stuck down the pattern paper and cut down the extras. To add some texture I used a bubble stencil with texture paste. Once it was dry I took small pattern papers and roughly arranged them. Once I was happy with the arrangement, I glued everything down. For the embellishments, I used a chipboard heart coloured using blue and yellow chalk paint. On the yellow hearts, I added glitter.

The main focal flower was made using Heartfelt Creations Arianna Blooms stamp and then shaped, the "love" sentiment embellishment was coloured using Prima Art Alchemy waxes. I used the same on the frame as well to highlight the texture at places. 

Here are some close ups:

Materials used:

  • MDF frame
  • Papericious- Black Gesso
  • Papericious- Aazealian Paper Pack
  • Chipboard elements
  • Prima Art Alchemy Waxes
  • Fine Glitter
  • Mulberry flowers
  • Fillers
  • White glue
  • Chalk paints
  • Bubble stencil
  • Texture paste
  • Brushes
  • Microbeads
  • MDF embellishments

All the products used available at the Rainbow Craftykari store or you can  pre-order them by sending an e-mail at

Don't forget to participate in our ongoing challenge. Link your projects here.

Hope you're inspired to create!

Happy crafting

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Mini Pocket Album Tutorial By DT Aditi Mahajan

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to a fun tutorial today! I am excited to be here and today I'm sharing an easy to make album tutorial. This one does not require a hinge system and is a cute small book that can fit into a handbag.

Before starting the tutorial, have a look at the album.

Let's begin...

First cut two pieces of chipboard for the front and back cover. (measurements in inches)

Next, cut card stock and score for our pages. Score on the 7" side first at 3.5", flip the page and at the 6" side score at 4.5".

Keeping the 7" side, fold over the score line upward. Next, turn over and fold over the 3.5" score line. Do this to all five pages.

I wanted to add some design to the pockets, so I used a punch for this.

 Using 5 different pattern paper sheets from the book, cut papers for the pages. (3.25" x 4")


Distress the edges and stick onto the cardstock page using tacky tape.


Time to stick the pockets. Add a thin line of glue on the extreme ends and fold the flap upward and press to stick.


Cut patterned paper for the pockets and stick.

To close the page, add glue as shown below, fold and press firmly. This way, we get a pocket on the top of the page as well.

Once all pages are done, punch three holes on the end that is stuck together; one in the center and two 3/8th from the top and bottom. You can use one page as a template to mark holes on the other pages.


Cover the chipboard pieces with the same cardstock and add patterned paper (pp- 3 5/8 " x 4 5/8"). Once done, using the page as a reference, center on the chipboard pieces and punch three holes. 

Add eyelets to the pages and the cover. Initially I wanted to use the rings to put the book together, but later decided to use some ribbon. So you could use either.


For the pockets on top, cut 5 tags using the cardstock. Pattern Paper measurements would vary according to the style of your tag.

With this the basic structure of the album is ready. Let's move to the decoration.

Now in this tutorial, you will notice that my main focus has been on using a single 6" paper pack and minimal wastage. For the entire album including the tags and photo mats, only 9 sheets pattern paper sheets and five 12x12 cardstock sheets were used. 

Since this is a small album, I made the photo mats according to the left over rectangle pattern paper pieces from the pages and cover. I used the die cut sheets in the paper pack, to embellish further. Some places, I used them to make a pocket and add smaller die cut elements inside. 

The composition of the cover page is very important in such a project as that is the first thing anyone sees. I do not like to add anything and everything and clutter my cover, so I decide on a composition before I begin.

For this one, I used a die cut piece and stuck it with glue only on two sides to make a pocket. I inserted some quotes from the sheet, inside the pocket and embellished it with hand made flowers.

Here's a quick tutorial on how I made the flowers:

Stamp the image onto your paper, and die cut it. Next color using inks you have; I used Ranger Dye Inks, as they dry fast and are rich in pigment giving me vibrancy in the coloring. 

Next using the shaping tools, shape the flower. Flip it over and press on each petal dabbing the tool moving outside to inside but not in the center. 

Once done, this is what it will look like. 

Flip over and press in the center. Stick a smaller flower inside a bigger and add some beads, You can add glitter or frosting powder as well. 

In the same way you can shape your leaves. 

I then arranged these hand made embellishments, and was careful to not add too many as the size of the album is small. 

I added some different flowers, on my tags as well to dress them up. 

Here are some closeups and pictures of the pages.

Hope you're inspired and want to create your own album.

All supplies are listed below, and most of them are available at the store or can be pre-ordered.

Happy crafting!


Red Cardstock- 200 GSM (Album Pages)

White Iris Cardstock - 150 GSM (for flowers)

Chipboard- 650 GSM (covers)

Kaisercraft Be-You-tiful Paper pack- 6"x6"

Distress Ink- Walnut Stain


Red Tacky Tape

Standard eyelets

Green Ribbon

Martha Stewart Punch-Vintage Floral

Heartfelt Creations- Delightful Daisies Stamp and die collection, deluxe flower shaping tool. 

Archival Ink- Vermillion and Library Green (stamping flowers and leaves) Dye Ink- Lily Pad, Electric Lime, Classic Cherry & Buttered Popcorn (to colour flowers and leaves)

Orange micro beads


Martha Stewart Scoring Board

All the materials listed above are available at Rainbow Craftykari Store or you can pre-order them by sending an email at


Dots To Lines

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Accordion Mini Album with Vellum Hinge by GDT Mounika K

Hello Everyone

Mounika Here Again, So much excited for my inspirational post on Rainbow Craftykari blog. Today I'm going to pump up your creativity. Have made Accordion mini album which would be great way to give as a gift to your loved ones and beautiful way to store your memories. It's simple and cute to make. So I've made one for my husband with me and my son's pictures.

Let's get started!!

To start with i cut down 4*4 size Papericous sigma cardstock, I must say it's an amazing cardstock for colors and stamping and randomly colored it with different distress inks and some photo transperent inks. 


While assembling i used vellum as hinge between two pages ,took hinge of 2"×1.5" vellum before sticking panels together placed velum and stuck. Finally for embellishment i stamped Mudra butterfly stamp with different colors distress inks and cut down some frame from Papericous often paper collection and assembled my mini album



Some close ups of mini album


Hope my project inspires you....

Materials used

Papericous sigma cardstock

Papericous often paper collection

Vellum sheets


Mudra Butterfly stamp

Distress inks

Phototransperent inks

Foam tape

All the materials listed above are available at Rainbow Craftykari Store or you can pre order them by sending an email at


Hope you got inspired to create one yourself. Do join us in the Current challenge "The Blooms Magic". Looking forward to see your entries. Happy Crafting!!

Warm Regards

Mounika K

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