A Stand Alone Flip Chart for a School Project

After spending so much time at the ItsyBitsy store I am more convinced than ever that it is the ideal destination for any craft project. The store has such a wide variety of craft supplies perfect for school projects in particular, like buttons, sequins glitter, foam, felt, chipboard, handmade papers, clay, embellishments, pipe cleaners, pom poms, hay, husk, shredded paper, different types of paints and a whole lot of glues! So when my son needed me to make a project for his school, I decided to Read more...

Share the Love – Letter Box – Guest Post by ArtsyCraftsyMom

Hey There! I am sharing a great family activity for one of my MOST favorite Months - February!  It is the season of Love. In our house, celebrating Love its not restricted to just Valentine's Day but is a family affair for the whole year. Its an opportunity to appreciate those who love us and to spread the Joy & love to the people who care for us. It can extend to random strangers too. This activity is a great opportunity to teach your kids to be loving and caring towards others. You'll first Read more...

Gifts for the Wedding Cake Box

Last week I posted a blog post on a Wedding Cake Gift Box which was the inspiration for our current challenge - Say it With Roses. The idea was that each tier of box would be a space to include a gift of some sort. As promised, here are the handmade crafty gifts I have made for the inside of the box. For all three I have stuck with the theme of roses, continued the same colour scheme of black, white and red and made it as romantic as possible. The first gift, which is for the base tier of the cake, Read more...

Winners of the ItsyBitsy Picture Bingo Challenge

It's time to announce the winners and finalists of the ItsyBitsy Picture Bingo Challenge. This time we asked you to create something based on a Bingo Grid and we were totally floored by the creations that you came up with. It was particularly hard narrowing down the toppers but we finally managed to do it and here they are!The Top 3 in no particular order who will each receive a voucher worth Rs. 500 from ItsyBitsy are:Nupur for this fabulous set filled with flowers, distressing, stamping and die Read more...

A Distressed Window Card With Ranger Crackle Paint

ItsyBitsy recently launched a fabulous new range of Ranger products. There's Glossy Accents, Distress Inks and my new favourite - Crackle Paint. This product is fantastic. Available in a variety of colours, it allows you to create fabulous aged finishes to your project without having to do much distressing yourself. When I ordered my Peeled Paint Crackle Paint, the first thing I wanted to try out was a window card inspired by this card. Even the techniques I tried out were outlined in this fabulous Read more...

The ItsyBitsy Say it with Roses Challenge

It's Valentines Day folks!! So first off let me wish all our wonderful fans, friends and readers a very Happy Valentines Day!!! Here in India it's kind of a non-festival but it's certainly a reason to craft!! So here I am presenting my Valentines Day creation which coincides with our latest challenge - the ItsyBitsy Say it with Roses challenge.The theme is pretty straight forward. All you have to do is create a project which contains at least one rose. It can be a 3d rose, a rose stamp, a rose picture, Read more...

Non Traditional Masculine Valentines Day Cards

Valentines Day is just around the corner and the Craft Blogosphere is full of hearts, pinks, reds and flowers which are the commonly accepted symbols and colours of the day. That said, if I give my husband a card full of these, he will cringe in disgust. So my blog today is about non-traditional Valentines Day cards - for men. And of course the fabulous range of craft supplies at ItsyBitsy came in really handy for it!My first card is inspired by this creation I found on Pinterest. I love the sentiment Read more...

Baby Boy Scrapbook Pages

I first started crafting with baby scrapbooks for my kids. I've made one for my son, then another for my daughter. Then I made one for my friend Ashwina and then I made one for a friend who lives in my building. I am in the process of making a fifth for someone who wants to gift it to her friend and I've been procrastinating over it. I finally got a chance to work on it this week and I have to say, I think I've found my true calling craft-wise. Baby scrapbooks are so much fun!The first page I did Read more...

A Floral Paper Lantern

I have a quaint little balcony in my flat. It's not very big but it's bright and sunny. It's perfect for a morning cup of coffee or to enjoy the evening breeze as well. I wanted to start beautifying it and when I looked at all the garden options available, they were so over priced that I figured why not try to make something myself. And here's the finished project - a floral paper lantern. To start things off, I used the template available on this page. After measuring and cutting everything out Read more...