Crafter in the Spotlight Mousumi

Hello Artsy Craftsy friends! Once again I have one of our talented fellow crafters here to tell us more about herself in ‘Crafter in the Spotlight’. This time it is Mousumi Vinay, a Bangalore crafter who was born and brought up in Odisha. Mousumi has been passionate about crafting from her childhood and the art of decoupage is her most adored form of crafting. She loves everything vintage, ethnic and rustic. Given special powers, she would like to help those who do not get a chance to showcase Read more...

Decoupage Wicker Basket

Hi Friends Charita here! Hope you're all doing great and looking forward to the New Year. Planning to give some gifts on New Year? Well, why not take the pleasure of making some simple and easy pieces of art which can be gifted to friends and family? I am here today with a Decoupaged Wicker basket which can be used to store your craft supplies or as a table topper which can hold just about anything! We all know that Decoupage art is pretty versatile and I wanted to transform a plain wicker Read more...

Getting more out of your DREAMCUT :Review :FAQ :Answers

Hello Dear Folks ! Hope you are having a wonderful time! Today I'm on the blog to share lots of information to help you get more out of your die cutting machine  and if  you are  a beginner then surely this will help you  use your machine in a much better way . Die cutting can be a tricky process, especially if you’re new to the craft. There are so many different machines, brands and parts that it can be rather daunting at times. With my experience being a crafter, owning a die cutting Read more...

Quick Paintings with Acrylic

Its the season of gifting!! And what better way than to make wonderful miniature paintings quickly to give away as gifts!! Here's a short video on how you can quickly paint using Acrylic Paints!! https://youtu.be/AzXAZTpU_mQ I hope you enjoyed watching the quick video and would love to try out the method shown, to make a painting similar to this one: I picked up a piece of chalk board on which I applied a layer of the Mixed Media Paste: White. This would add some texture to my painting. After Read more...

Spreading the Joy of Christmas with Vintage Style Handmade Greeting Cards

  The calendar tells us that Christmas has passed for another year, but my family has one more gathering coming up in the next few days so I still need several more cards to share. These 3 came together in a few hours time using the beautiful Joyful Rhapsody paper pack and lots of  little Christmas embellishments from Itsy Bitsy for today's design team post.   The first card in the trio is made with a simple Z-Fold design using a 6" x 6" white card base and 3 patterned papers Read more...

D.I.Y Desk Calendar with Watercolor Floral Ballet Paper Pack

Hello everyone, here's Mukta wishing you all a Happy New Year! I hope you all had a great festive season and spent some quality time with family and friends.....well at least I did!! I sure hope you guys had some wonderful as well as some life changing moments this year....had some specials days and marked them on your calendar. A new year has started and to keep celebrating the special days of this year we sure need to mark them on a new calendar. So here I have a project for you all to Read more...

Rustic Christmas Hardcover Junk Journal Feat Joyful Rhapsody Papers

Hello there, dear people! Hope all you craft enthusiasts are having a creative holiday season! I can't say mine has yet been as craft-filled as I'd have liked, but this project did make for a wholesome dose of creative release. So here it is--yes, it is an absolute no-rules Junk Journal bursting at its seams with Holiday cheer! This mini hardcover journal measures 4.5x6.5x1.75 inches. I wanted to keep it compact because it is a present for a non-crafter niece who is still in school and Read more...

Crafter in the Spotlight Rashmi Panwar Rana

Hello Artsy Craftsy friends! The year is coming to an end but our sessions of ‘Crafter in the Spotlight’ continue as usual. It’s so thrilling to know about the creative expeditions of our crafter friends and how they manage to squeeze out time from their busy lives to do what they love the most! We have Rashmi Panwar Rana here today, who is from the picturesque city of Dehradun, Uttarakhand, now settled in Noida. Rashmi has been interested in art and craft since school days and likes Read more...

Making Holiday Rosettes for Your Christmas Tree Decor

Hello -design team member Kathy here with a project that is all about decorating the Christmas tree with handmade goodies! I made over a dozen rosettes  using beautiful Christmas paper and embellishments for the on goingItsy Bitsy Monthly Challenge that runs until January 12th.  This is what I used to make my creations To start, I trimmed 1" x 12" strips of paper from 4 of the different patterned sheets from the Joyful Rhapsody paper pack. I scored them every half inch and then flipped Read more...

Merry Christmas! Decorate Your Tree with DIY Baubles

Hi, DT Henriette here today. First I would like to wish you  very Merry Christmas from all of us here at Itsy Bitsy. I hope you're having a wonderful time.I've decorated our tree with a few DIY Christmas Ornaments from the Itsy Bitsy shop. They are very glittery and festive and also available in many colors. Here is a step-by-step photo tutorial on how to assemble these baubles. There is also good instructions in the package. First I've tied a knot at the end of the golden string and pulled Read more...