Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Twinkling card + Scrapbooking elements

Hello Crafty folks!

I'm Manu here and I have a couple of projects to share which I had been working on recently. This post will mainly focus on the new scrap booking paper that has been launched and the dream big, lil one stamp set, did I tell you that this stamp is one of my favorite and I have been using it out loud in the baby albums that I have done recently?
Along with that I also have a twinkling card made with the same stamp set. I always love incorporating some unique elements which are also interactive in nature into the baby albums that I work on. This card would go onto becoming a part of one such album!

Lets first see the twinkling card!

Here's what it looks like. I have kept the card as simple as it can be to highlight the main point in this card(you will soon get to know that point).

You must be wondering why a lot of holes in the moon on this card, well, lets just call this a moon full of craters. Looks well uptil now ?? Wait, here comes the fun part.
Do you see the star below on the right?? how about if we press it??

 Voila.... My moon lights up!!! This sounds something very inetresting, right!!

So that was the reason for the craters on the moon.

This interactive card has a circuit beneath which helps  me light up the moon when I press the star!! So that is the reason why I had poked a few holes (well, these are carters and our moon does have them!) in the moon.

Lets move on to the scrap booking elements in the albums. As you all know that I love making baby albums and I always love to incorporate something new and exciting in the albums. I love the interactive cards and then a thought struck as to why not incorporate those elements in the albums.
I'm sharing a few 3D pop up elements of the baby albums that I have currently worked on.

I'm mainly focusing on the element sheet that is there with the Beary hugs paper pack along with the dream big, lil one stamp set.
So in all this post is mainly about how-to or ways-in-which one can use the element sheets from the beary hugs paper pack to make your projects more attractive

Here are the two pages that I worked on with the stamp set. It's fun colouring up this cute baby image sleeping on the moon.

Now there is another 3D pop up when one opens up this flap(where the baby image is), when one opens up this flap, here's what in store !

 Here's a pretty 3D element with a cute bear image from the element sheet.  Here is the complete picture of the page beneath where I have also used the image from the pregnancy stamp set.

Below is another album which I did for a baby boy. 

 Here's another pop up featuring the cute teddy from the Beary hugs paper pack!!

Below is another page from the same album which has another element from the element sheet of the paper pack! It's so much fun to use these element in n-number of ways!

I did an album cover with this cute little bear sitting on the moon on a baby album's cover page!

Below is the complete picture of this album!!

This album has another pop up with this cute image of the bear popping out of a gift box!!

Wow!! I shared some pages from three of the baby albums I had worked on.
I truly loved this paper pack and all the co-ordinating elements this paper pack has to offer !! I have also worked on an album completely made with this paper pack and you can check out all the details about the album here.

Also the current month challenge is all about christmas and you can find all the deets for the same here.

Products used from the store:

The Craft Shop

Crafts Need
Anandha Stationery
Hindustan Trading Company
Kat Scrappiness
Art and Craft Store - Noida
The Craft Store, Srilanka
Papercurves, UAE
Scrapbook Boutique, Australia

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Christmas cards...

Hi! I am back today with some more inspiration for our current challenge

Card 1:

For my first card I combined some stencils with heat embossing.

  • Take a panel of red card stock and stamp the sentiment with embossing ink. Heat emboss with gold embossing powder.
  • Place the Splash stencil in the desired position and apply embossing ink through it. Heat emboss with red glitter embossing powder.
  • Run the embossing ink pad over the edges of the card panel, dip into gold embossing powder and heat set.
  • To make the stripy background, take a red card base and simply draw diagonal lines with two different gold markers. Turn the ruler upside down while using the markers so that the ink doesn't smear.
  • Pop up the card panel on some foam tape and adhere to the card base.

Here is a closer look at the card:

Products Used:

Card 2:
For my second card I used a combination of techniques.

  • Take a panel of silver shimmer paper and ink with distress oxide inks Peacock Feathers and Salty Ocean.
  • Stamp the snowflakes from the Christmas Decors stamp set with silver pigment ink.
  • Die cut the panel and also a window. Place the panel of shimmer card base and stamp the stag image from the Christmas Decors stamp set. I inked the body of the stag with Peacock Feathers and the horns with Salty Ocean.
  • Stamp the sentiment from the Christmas stamp set on a strip of shimmer paper with both the inks again.
  • Mount the inked panel and the sentiment on foam tape.

Here is a closer look:

Products Used:

Card 3:

I went for nontraditional colors for this card. I also couldn't resist using the Arabic Pattern stencil which is the first stencil I have designed for Mudra. I love how it turned out!

  • Take a piece of shimmer paper and ink it with distress oxide inks Seedless Preserves, Wilted Violet, Salty Ocean and Faded Jeans.
  • Die cut a rectangle out of the center.
  • Stamp the tree from the Christmas stamp set and the sentiment from the Christmas Decor stamp set with embossing ink and heat set with gold embossing powder.
  • Tape the Arabic Patterns stencil to the remaining panel. This is a pattern that can be extended easily so the paper size doesn't matter.
  • Apply gold pigment ink through the stencil.
  • Adhere the center panel to a kraft card base and pop up the frame with foam tape.

Here is a closer look.

Products Used:

I hope you are inspired by my cards and create something beautiful. You can link your entries here.

The Craft Shop

Crafts Need
Anandha Stationery
Hindustan Trading Company
Kat Scrappiness
Art and Craft Store - Noida
The Craft Store, Srilanka
Papercurves, UAE
Scrapbook Boutique, Australia


Monday, 11 December 2017

December Inspiration

Hello all,

Ria on this side. Today I have brought few inspirations for the new year with the brand new release from Mudra!. We have dies this time!!!

Lets get started!

Card 1:

  • My first time with Distress oxide inks and I love these! I blended few colors on to a Cardstock from Neenah Avalanche.
  • I sprinkled few drops of white color.
  • I used a die cut and embellished it.
  • I have stamped sentiments from Christmas Sentiments and its done!

Card 2:

  • First I blended distress oxide inks through  Polygons stencil. 
  • I stamped the image from Bear Friend, colored it with Zig clear brushes and fussy cut it.
  • I have adhered the image on to the card stock.
  • The sentiment is from the same set.

Card 3:

  • I have blended distress inks and pearl powder on it. 
  • I ran through an embossing folder.
  • I have used the Thanks die to complete the card.

I hope you have liked the projects.

Supplies used:


Do remember to join our current monthly challenge: December Challenge #16

The Craft Shop

Crafts Need
Anandha Stationery
Hindustan Trading Company
Kat Scrappiness
Art and Craft Store - Noida
The Craft Store, Srilanka
Papercurves, UAE
Scrapbook Boutique, Australia

Saturday, 9 December 2017

Mudra Creative Team Call 2018


We are excited to announce that Mudra Stamps is looking for talented and committed designers to join our amazing Creative Team. Do you love Mudra products? Are you creative? Do you already share your projects on your own personal blog? Are you passionate crafter? If so, we would love to hear from you!

Avid Youtuber? You have a wonderful opportunity to be in our creative team and as a Video Crew.

Mudra DT call is for both International & National Crafters!!!

  • Creative, Professional and Enthusiastic crafters, who love to work with Mudra Craft Stamps.
  • Creative team member term Jan - Jun 2018,  it would be great if you agree for extended term. 
  • Incorporate a broad range of styles and projects, from card making, scrapbooking, and mixed media, Tags, 3d projects, home decors and beyond.
  • Have good photography skills, to photograph your creations capturing the details to give crisp and quality resolution pictures for your posts.  
  • Willing to commit to create 2-3 blog post a month, with minimum 2 to max 5 projects/cards per post. 
  • Participate in the monthly stamp launch, Challenge and other blog events.
  • Make atleast 3 pictorial and 1 video during your tenure.
  • Avid Youtuber? You have a wonderful opportunity to be in our creative team and as a Video Crew in Mudra Youtube channel. 
  • Passionate about sharing their creative passion though social media. 
  • Share Mudra’s Blog post, News and offers and promote the brand in every possibilities in your Facebook page, FB timeline,Instagram, Pinterest and Blog.
  • Bring out different possibilities of Stamp sets, dies, stencils and paper packs in a Creative way.
  • You can't be a DT of any Indian based brands having similar products during your term. 
  • A Starter DT kit with Previous release stamp sets and monthly DT package with stamps, dies, stencils, papers, sequins & other Mudra Release products. Its gonna be a kit of awesomeness!!
  • Discount on Mudra Produts during your tenure. 
  • Creative Designer Badge to flaunt in your blog/web. 
  • Your Picture and Bio in our blog and website.We will link your blog at every opportunity.
  • Chance to work in an Indian craft stamp manufacturing company, which is offering the best stamp at all levels to all levels of Crafters. 

Please email us at with the following informations 
(With a Subject as : Mudra Design Team Call 2018 - Your Name)

  • First, what is your NAME and City&Country? 
  • Link to your blog and/or online gallery. 
  • Tell us your handles/URLS for Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and/or Twitter. 
  • Send us 5 of your Best & Favorite project.  We're trying to determine your strongest area, at cards, layouts, mixed media canvas, 3d projects. Do send us your most awesome work to show us your strength !! 
  • Tell us about the CRAFTY you...Link to your crafty resume if you have one? Do you teach? Have you been published? Any Previous Design Team Experience?
  • What other Design Teams are you part of and when does their term end? (Note: No previous DT experience is required.) 
  • Tell us about YOU....what do you love about crafting? What do you love about Mudra products and how do you think your style fits with our design styles.
  • Why do you want to be a Mudra creative team member and what best can you bring to our Stamp company through your projects?
  • Send a profile photo, short bio about you and your Contact address.

Deadline is Dec 28 2018. Design team will be announced in the blog on Jan 2017

Any further questions, Mail us at


    • Do I need to have a blog? YES! Blog is the space we do our release, showcase projects, tutorials and all other crafty posts. 
    • Can I use any brand of stamps in my application? Yes, use what you have and show off your favorites!
    • Can International Designers Apply? Most definitely! 
    • How will I find out if I made the team? Wait till Jan 15th for intimation of your selection. Applicants will be notified about the acknowledgement of email, via email once we receive your application, if you don't hear from us within 5 working day, means we haven't got your mail so please resend. 
    We are so very excited to see your submission emails and cannot wait to work with few of you and also check out your blogs.

    Good Luck, 

    Mudra Team

    Mudra Challenge #15 Winner

    Hello Everyone,

    I am here with Mudra Challenge #15 winner announcement!! 

    We really enjoyed seeing the different and creative ways you add glitter in your cards!!

    Without delaying further, here are our challenge 


    Loved Christmas Colors and a touch of gold as a shaker element.

    Totally loved this rainbow butterfly along with honeycomb glitter background.

    And our challenge winner is: 

    Sweety Gupta

    Congratulations, Sweety Gupta! 

    Winners, please write a mail to to claim your prize and badges. Please claim within 3 days or your prize will be forfeited. 

    We have our last challenge for this year. Learn, Create and participate in our