The Magical Powers of ItsyBitsy’s Laser Cuts

ItsyBitsy has these amazing laser cuts that can add a wonderful touch to any project - card/ scrapbook/ album/ box etc. Some of you have made magic with them - like Sharada with her Mirror Mirror on the Wall post and Pooja with her bird cage post. I have had a few for a while now and recently saw this cute Lamp Post chipboard in my drawer this morning. Of course I had to immediately sit down and make a card with it and here's the final result!As you can see I've done little else with the card. The Read more...

Castle Shaped Pop up Slider Card Tutorial by Dr Sonia

At ItsyBitsy we are keen to support talented and passionate crafters which is why we have introduced the Professional Crafters Club (PCC), an invitational only scheme for amazing crafters who have been supporting our store for a long time. In 2013, we want to showcase the work of these talented women and will be inviting a new PCC member each month to GD for our blog. And who better to start off with than the matriarch of Craft Blogging in India - Dr. Sonia of Cards and School Projects. Welcome aboard Read more...

The MARVELOUS ItsyBitsy Foam Punch

ItsyBitsy has a new range of punches which punch foam and card stock. They are really quite marvelous because they punch out crisp and clean outlines which work wonderfully for any craft project. I've just done a new video demonstrating how this works and you can see first hand how well they work.There are about 20 awesome foam punch designs available at the store. Remember they also work well with card stock. Plus we also have a fabulous range of foam sheets which you can examine as well. Have Read more...

A Masculine Card

Crafters! A few submissions are trickling in for our Weddings and Celebrations Challenge - glad to see the awesome entries and looking forward to more glamorous and gorgeous creations.My topic for today is masculine cards. A friend of mine is celebrating his birthday and I figured I would make a card when I realized that masculine cards are not the easiest feat. We're constantly jazzing up our creations with flowers, butterflies and bows so we find ourselves stumped when we need to create something Read more...

Kraft Bags, Doilies and What Not!

ItsyBitsy is bursting with exciting new products and I've been itching to blog about it. Firstly a few weeks ago, they launched these Kraft Bags which are really economically priced, well made and come in a variety of sizes. Then a week ago, they introduced paper doilies intricately designed and available in 5 awesome sizes. Finally they've rolled out these amazing foam punches - Now punch craft will take on a whole new persona with crafters able to punch foam, paper and card stock with equal EASE! Read more...

A Craft Contest for Young Crafters

At ItsyBitsy, we are keen to support all forms of craft. Starting this month we will be rolling out a monthly contest for young crafters. Simply create anything you like within the guidelines that follow, then enter it into our month-long photo contest on Facebook and get your Facebook friends to vote. We will select 2 winners - one will be the audience favorite and the other will be judges pick! Both winners will receive a fantastic gift basket from ItsyBitsy. Here are the guidelines:1. The project Read more...

Winners and Finalists of The ItsyBitsy Two’s Company Challenge

Crafters! We are happy to say that we have completed evaluating and assessing the submissions for our December challenge. As you know the theme was to make a pair of coordinating projects and we had 67 awesome entries. We have selected our winners and finalists keeping in mind that the key word in our criteria is 'TWO'.So without further delay, here are the winners! Dr Sonia for her lime and orange photo frame box set and Sindhu for her baby blue photo frame and easel drawer card set.SoniaSindhuCongratulations Read more...

The ItsyBitsy Weddings & Celebrations Challenge

It's the 1st day of 2013 and at the onset here's a Hearty Happy New Year from the entire team over at ItsyBitsy. May you have a prosperous, blessed and of course CRAFTY New Year!Our next challenge which will run through the first month of 2013 will be Weddings & Celebrations. We wanted to give all you talented crafters out there a chance to be decadent, indulgent and lavish with your creations so don't hold back - make the lusciously embellished creations you've been itching to create. Here's Read more...

Demo of the Rotary Cutter to Make a Shop Card

Folks, as promised in my previous post, here is the tutorial on how to make a shop card using a rotary cutter. I have given you a detailed walkthrough on how to use the cutter, replace the blades and create an adorable shop card with it. Hope you find it useful.Also here are the templates for the canopy and the 3D shop counter. My card size is 4.5" by 6.5" so both these templates will complement this card size. For both the designs, the dotted lines are for scoring and the straight lines are for Read more...

A Shop Card with the Rotary Cutter

A few days ago, we launched the rotary cutter with mat at our store and I thought I'd take some time to  describe it's mammoth potential. It's a cutter ideal for a crafter with space constraints and who doesn't yet have a cutting mat for her craft work. It comes with a handle and 3 blade options - straight, large wave and smaller wave. I used the large wave blade to make this shop card for my cousin who just had a baby girl.I've seen shop cards on the Internet and I love that cute striped canopy Read more...