Money Envelopes – Great for Making a Boring Gift Extra Special

I always feel a little guilty when I gift someone money because it seems like the easy way out - rather than take the trouble to find a really thoughtful gift, I end up giving cash. Well now I found a way to feel better about it - with handmade money envelopes. I mean you can seriously go nuts with them and then suddenly presenting money will actually be a welcome prospect!My first envelope is a dramatic black one. I found that Itsy Bitsy has launched this new line of masculine coloured flowers aptly Read more...

There’s Still Time To Play in our Color Logo Challenge so here’s some Fresh Inspiration

The Itsy Bitsy Color challenge ends tomorrow at midnight so there is still a little over 24 hours remaining to create something using our logo colours and submit it for the challenge. We have seen some truly gorgeous creations so far so competition is stiff, but don't let that stop you from creating your masterpiece. And to inspire you along the way, I have made a TriFold Card in the gorgeous hues of greens, blues and neutrals with a coordinating box envelope.The picture above shows the card when Read more...

3D Corrugated Sheet Quilled Flowers – A guest post by ArtsyCraftsyMom

I love to use craft materials in a way that is different from what its intended purpose is.. So when I saw that the latest kit from Itsy Bitsy contained Corrugated sheets in lovely colours, I decided not to make a collage and instead made some large 3D Corrugated sheet Quilled Flowers. The idea behind that was simple. Whenever we visited the Itsy Bitsy Store in HSR, my daughter used to love the quilled flowers on display there. Quilling however was a little tough for my 6 year old to handle. So I Read more...

Paper Dolls for your Pre-Teen Daughter

When I was about 7 or 8 years old, my mother got me a paper doll set. A paper doll is a very simple 2 dimensional doll made out of card and it usually comeswith 4 to 5 dresses. Everything was printed on some kind of light card and I spent all day changing my paper doll's outfits and playing little pretend games. I haven't seen paper dolls in stores anywhere so I thought why don't I try to make it. And let me tell you it's not just easy peasy but also such fun to do!!! The picture above is the doll Read more...

The Grand Opening of the 3rd Itsy Bitsy Store in Bangalore

April 21st 2013 was a very exciting day for crafters in Bangalore as Itsy Bitsy, the hobby and craft Megastore was opening its third branch in the city. Located in OMBR Layout, Banaswadi, the store was stocked and packed with the choicest craft supplies, a virtual treasure trove of crafty treasures. As far as I'm concerned there is no better way to spend a Sunday so naturally I spent the entire day at the new store!!Rashmi and Harish Closepet, the brains, brawn and drive behind the Itsy Bitsy venture Read more...

Desktop Flip Album – Guest Post by Juhi Khanna

Hi this is Juhi from Juhi's Handmade Cards. Last week I received a box of gorgeous goodies from the Itsy Bitsy store, there were boutique elements flowers, ribbons, Patterned Paper, Laser cuts, cinch binding wire among other things. Going with this month's theme everything was in the Itsy Bitsy Logo colours, I couldn't wait to get started!What I came up was thisa desktop flip photo album featuring my 15 month old daughter Kriti.I had got the We R memory keepers Cinch Binding Machine from Itsy Read more...

Video Tutorial for Exploding Box with Explosive Flowers

As promised in my previous blog, I have made a video explaining how I created the exploding box with explosive flowers. To view the blog where this project was first featured, click here. For your convenience, I have split the video into 2 parts. The first shows how I made the box and the second shows how I made the center piece with the flowers bursting out. Hope you like it!Supplies Used for this Project:http://lm.inlinkz.com/ar.php?id=54228 Read more...

A Brand New Itsy Bitsy Store in Bangalore

We are super kicked to announce that we are opening our 3rd Itsy Bitsy Store in Bangalore today, 21st April 2013. The store is in OMBR Layout Banaswadi and is brimming with craft and hobby supplies for craft lovers everywhere. Here's a look at the store all ready for the grand opening!So if you're in Bangalore, try and stop by. There are amazing discounts only at the new store and you can stock up on all your craft supplies with great savings!!!                            Thanks for Read more...

An Exploding Box with Explosive Flowers!

I love Exploding Boxes! They're so innovative and clever - a wonderful way of giving a card... nothing beats it. I've done one before for this blog which you can view here. This is my second attempt albeit 8 months later. However this time I wanted to make a really EXPLOSIVE exploding box. One where the contents literally explode out of the box. So here's my creation.                                       My exploding box is a testament to Spring Flowers. Not that we really have Read more...

Summer Craft Workshops at our Banashankari Store

Due to popular demand we are thrilled to announce craft workshops for this summer vacation season, all at our flagship store in Banashankari, Bangalore. We've got something for just about everyone, from card making to quilling, scrapbooking to general craft and jewellery making as well! All the details are right here!Card Making Workshop: You don't have to buy ready made cards anymore! Learn how to make pop up cards & creative cards using punch craft, embossing, stamping and die cutting techniques!.  Read more...