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Monday, 25 September 2017

KNOW YOUR TOOLS !!!!



Hello!!

Crafting is a beautiful hobby and a crafter is always seen most happy at her craft table !!! Right ?
This is Anita here bringing for you some best tools of the crafting world that take crafting to the next level. It makes this art easy and less stressful and helping you to make your projects perfect.

As we all know that mechanics eases any sort of work so when we involve the perfect or correct tools for our work, what we get is perfect and beautiful projects . Hence tools are very important .

What sort of tools should I buy when I start crafting????
A very important question by all beginners and I too faced this dilemma of what to buy and what not.
Let me tell you, buying tools is a one time investment and so if you think and study your tools before buying, you will thank me.

Before I begin discussing , this post is just a review post and I am sharing my experience with you. No particular brand has paid me for this and I am helping out fellow crafters with know how about some tools available at Crafters Corner.

Crafters Corner has brought for us wonderful tools, gadgets and craft supplies from all over the world and that too at most affordable price.Check them out here

So let me begin with my most favourite tool. I have total of 10 tools and gadgets for me that have been my on my table since many years and I just cannot do without them.

1. SCISSORS---- This scissor is my favourite and although you have the mini version, the original is the best. I am speaking of the TIM HOLTZ SERRATED NON STICK SCISSORS... Once you start working with this, I promise, all other scissors will take a back seat.

Kushgrip Non-Stick Micro Serrated Scissors 7". These scissors are being endorsed by Tim Holtz because of their overall quality, their duo-tipped feature (one serrated blade and one fine point sharp tip blade) for excellent cutting on all types of materials: great for detail cutting. Use at home, office, school, for crafts, scrap booking and other hobby projects. Extra Large soft cushion over-molding plastic handles offers a comfortable grip for hours of use and less fatigue. Non-stick coating means no build up of adhesive. Scissors come with a sheath for blade protection and safe handling.
Check the mini and 9" version also.


This trimmer is the best that I have ever used. Its been with me for almost 6 years and never have I ever faced any problem. It cuts like butter and have always given me the most perfect cutting for all paper types. If you want to invest in a trimmer, then this is the one.

Measure your lines perfectly ....Thats what score boards are for... no hassle of rulers and tilted lines. Just follow the score lines and get perfect measured folds. So make correctly fitted boxes, cards , envelopes and what not. This is a great tool that measures 1/8 and 1/16 and is also useful for making many multi card folds.
Here are some videos that will guide you more about this wonderful tool.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wctH4uGFltY


4. IDEA-OLOGY DESIGN RULER-- this is no ordinary ruler... it has been divided into inches and in 1/4th and has extra special features  
Measuring will become a cakewalk with this ruler.


Some videos to guide you.



5.  RIBBON SPOOLER- Do you have a box full of ribbons all messed up? Ribbon organisation is a big problem with every crafter and we all love to hoard ribbons don't we!!!!
So this ribbon spooler will solve your problem. It rolls your ribbons in tight rolls within minutes and you can easily store them .


watch this video here to see what I mean--

6. GROOVE GOLF TOOL SET--Thats the ultimate tool for Flower making!!!!! Believe me!!!! your flower making will reach to the best levels if you have these tools.




7. CUTTLEBUG METAL ADAPTER PLATE--if you are into die cutting but face problem with intricate dies then here is something that will change your egony to enjoyment. A must have for all crafters who own a big shot or cuttlebug.This metal adapter plate gives that extra shim to your sandwich platforms giving perfect cuts everytime.

8. MISTI CREATIVE CORNERS--do you love stamping and have the MISTI... but still you are fumbling with your stamping capabilities....here is tool that will give you an extra edge while using your MISTI. This simple tool has so many wonderful features that you will be amazed. stamping multiple sentiments in straight lines, quick stamping, precise stamped lines all these is possible in minutes with the MISTI Creative Corners.





9. HEAT EMBOSSING TOOL---Another tool or gadget if thats what you call....this one deserves a top place on your craft table. Not only does it emboss over the embossing powders but is very useful for quick drying your projects or steps in flower making saving your time.




10. DIE CUTTING MACHINES--- An ultimate thing for your craft table. Be it a big shot, or big shot plus, or any electronic machine......you will love this...suit your budget and indulge in this die cutting machine and your scrapbooking or card making.....you will be amazed to see how much you can improve your creative skills with a die cutting machine.

Watch videos here----big shot plus- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGSYk1xuPcE

There are many more videos on You Tube where you can see and learn about various crafting tools.

These tools above are a part of my daily crafting routine and I love each one of them. Invest in them and I promise you will thank me .....

Invest in the best tools at Crafters Corner

So leave your comments and all queries here

Happy Crafting!!!!




Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Show Some Love

Hello Dear ones! Welcome to Crafters corner.....

I would love to share 2 beautiful projects with you.
Do u like Embroidery hoop? I love to work with them. I love to experiment, to go beyond comfort - take the challenge and make ...
I would be very happy if my work will inspire you.

Have a look, 

  
This is the mini frame that i cover with fabric which is like lace design. Then i arranged with Prima marketing baby theme papers, flowers and other few Prima stuffs. I stretch the fabric maximum as i can in hoop. So thats come more beauty and transparent look.

A few words about my hoop art

1. This is the paper pack which i used in hoop decor


2. I took a wooden hoop, pulled them tight cotton lace design cloth, cut off the excess fabric. 


3. Window design is from Dusty Attic chipboard.


4. Attaching design paper on back side.


5. Tight them perfectly with help of paper clips.


6. Coloring on Window : Prime with Home decor Chalk paint Sheep skin then Prima marking product Lucky Emerald wax.


7. Embellishments for hoop: Prima flowers, Prima wooden cuts, Dusty attic chipboards and few fussy cut images.



8. Blend the edges of paper with Distress mini ink: Any pink shades


9. Used Glue gun for attaching all stuffs.



10. Very small amount drops of colors : Prima Marketing Color Blooms


11. Coloring on Butterfly : White gesso + Distress mini ink


12. Die cut leafs : Prima Marketing Forest leafs


13. And this glitter gem is perfect matching to this cute flower. 


I hope you like my Tutorial details. Some more close ups






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The Second Project is Miniature box I made using Graphic 45 Book Box covered with Prima Marketing fabrics & Gilded Lily paper. I decorated the box with Dusty attic frame, metal charms pearls and decorative laser cuts from Wycinanka. 



 

This project i couldn't take tutorial pics, but i have few idea to share with you. And here are the main materials details

Paper pack which i used 

Prima Marketing Fabrics: I used middle one to wrap my book box base  


Graphic 45 Book Box : 5 X 7 Inch


Prima Marketing Resin Embellishments : Cherub Fireplace & Shelf
 

Left side shelf of my book box.



Coloring on Frame: Black gesso + finger touch of Lucky Emerald wax 



My Book box with side shelf. 

  
I hope you like these projects and got inspired to use these great products on your next project. 
Thank you for Stopping by

Thursday, 14 September 2017

Mono printing and Faux tile play with PLAID!

Hellloooo crafty folks!
So happy to be back this Thursday and share with you my Plaid play for this week.
Have you heard of mono printing?? You probably would have using a Gelli plate, but did you know that the Silicon mat from Mod Podge can be used as a printing press to create your own designer paper???

I have a full length video to explain the same and just not that, I also am going to show you the FAUX TILE TECHNIQUE here! Yes, it is 2 in one today...sit back and enjoy the video.

Here is what  I created in the end....


Do give this a try. The video link is here...

I will see you next week with another Plaid play.
Until my next creative journey,
Happy crafting and recycling,
Cheers.

Products from Plaid


Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Handmade Cards using DCWV "Bonjour Boutique"

Hi Everyone..

I am so glad to be back to Crafter Corner blog after so many days. It's always like a second home for me. So how are you girls?
Do you know Crafters Corner has got amazing stock of Spellbinder's dies and as Shalini Di has said..the new Dies are truly to die for...and the best part is the prices have been reduced now...
so before it gets out of stock, go grab it.

So this is my first post for September month and I will be working with Pattern papers and as you all know I love pattern papers..they are my first love always as I am very much into scrapbooking and cardmaking so this is something I can never say no to work with. Today I will be going to use Bonjour Boutique paper line from DCWV Recollections. This collection have amazing papers trust me.

I was also not aware of it until i got these in my hand. As i checked there is no showcase video for this pattern papers so in my video tutorial, I have given you the glimpse of this paper and I am sure you all will love it.



















So let's see what I have created,

I have made 6 cards using the same paper collection. In three of them, I have used Spellbinder's dies to adorn the cards, and the other 6 one are without dies.
So to all crafty people if you don't have big shot and you cant make your own die cuts then also you can use this collection to make cards. The paper design and the color combination is phenomenal and this collection has one die cut sheet also, so you can cut borders, titles and do fussy cutting.

So here are some more pics of all the cards, and scroll down for video tutorial and Glimpse of paper pad designs.




























And now moving on to the video tutorial. Please watch out the full video and don't forget to share some love.





Material used,

Bonjour Boutique Paper pad from DCWV
Spellbinders die- Elegant Labels rout
Spellbinders die- Radiant Rectangles

Hugs,
Sampada