A Quote in a Frame

The thing about craft is that it's a great way to gift something special to someone special. But after a while it starts getting monotonous... You can do cards, or gift boxes, or photo frames or an album or a notebook/ journal... then what? I was faced with exactly this question as I tried to create something for a very special teacher in my son's school. She has been so fabulous with my son, bringing out the very best in him and I wanted to give her something really special but as always, I ran Read more...

Child made 60th Birthday Card – guest post by ArtsyCraftsyMom

It is my mom's 60th Birthday on 26th this month. Though we couldn't be with her on her birthday, we wanted to send our love and wishes on this amazing milestone. What better way to show our love than to send a cute handmade card.  I also wanted to have a craft project that my daughter could mostly do on her own. To make the card, we used the yellow chart paper from itsy bitsy. It is light and can hold its shape at the same time. We love these large sheets and use it for many many craft activities. Read more...

Greens and Purples make a Grand Duo!

It's the fag end of the school year and I usually spend this time making little gifts for my son's teachers. Last year I made a batch of cupcakes with some cupcake toppers which you can view here. This year I decided to make something a little more elaborate. He has 2 fantastic teachers and here's the gift set for one of them. I decided to  make a card and coordinating notepad and wanted to use some different colours and techniques. I am not much of a stamper but the new stamp sets at ItsyBitsy Read more...

Albums for Early School Memories

It's that time of year when schools are wrapping up for the holidays. Some of our kids are going to middle school and others to senior school. My son has 4 friends in his carpool and I have become quite fond of these little ones. All 4 of them will now be entering middle school - going to class 1. My son still has a year to go but for these kids, it's the end of their play school years. I wanted to make something for them sort of as a goodbye present and I thought a school album might be just the Read more...

Winners for the ItsyBitsy Say it With Roses Challenge

It's time to announce the winners of the ItsyBitsy Say It with Roses Challenge. We have to say we were blown away with the quality of the creations this time around! You folks are seriously talented! So without further delay, here are the 3 winners (in no particular order) each of whom will receive a voucher worth Rs. 500 from Itsybitsy. Deepti for this pretty and sweet stamped card with beautiful roses as the central feature! Love it!!!Hussena for this adorable chest of drawers project with pretty Read more...

The ItsyBitsy Precious Baby Challenge

It's time for a brand new challenge here at ItsyBitsy and this month our theme is 'Precious Baby'. You can create anything you like as long as it incorporates a baby theme somewhere in the project. You can do a card, some baby room decor, baby shower projects, the works! And to inspire you along the way I have put together a Baby Record Explosion Box. It's an explosion box that also functions as a Baby Record space. For some of us moms, a baby scrapbook or album requires too much work to create Read more...

A Gift Tag – Easel Style!

Folks thank you so much for your fabulous participation in the Roses Challenge. We will be sharing the results very soon. I had a very bad bout of flu the whole of last week so our next challenge will be a little delayed. Watch this space for something sweet coming very soon. Now on to this project. I see a lot of crafters creating these really elaborate tags full of distressing, die cutting, embossing and heavy embellishments and I always find myself thinking - what are they going to do with such Read more...

Weekend Craft Workshops with ItsyBitsy

It's almost time for the summer holidays and what better way to keep your kids engaged than with craft! At ItsyBitsy we're holding weekend craft workshops at all of our 5 Bangalore stores in Bananshankari, HSR Layout, OMBR Layout, New BEL Road and Phoenix Market City Mall!  We have only a limited number of seats for each session so hurry up and register online or at any of our ItsyBitsy stores. Here's a look at the workshops for April 2014 and if you want more information or details on any of our Read more...

Wedding Favour Boxes using the Sizzix Bigz Shaker Box Die

I love white on white combinations and I am always looking for a reason to create something in this theme. This week I got a hold of the Sizzix Bigz Shaker Box Die which is perfect for party favours. Since I haven't done anything bridal in a while, I decided to use this die to create some Wedding Favour Boxes. The die itself is pretty self-sufficient. It cuts and scores the card appropriately so that once it's cut you just need fold and glue to assemble. Then all that's left is the embellishment Read more...