'My sun, moon & stars' - card

#stargazer #stars #astronomy

Hey everyone, so here is a paper collection that I am absolutely in love with... 'Stargazer'. This collection by Kaisercraft is definitely my favourite of all time... and you can probably guess why... I love blue, and I am currently studying astrophysics. It's just so perfect! Anyway, about the card... this is one you can make for someone special in your life. I think it's quite elegant and minimalistic, and it's very simple to make!

To make the card base I used a 5 1/4 x 5 1/4 inch cream coloured notecard. Then I cut a 5 x 5 inch square from some navy cardstock. I adhered this to the front of the card using some double-sided tape with a small gap from each edge of the notecard base. This leaves a thin cream coloured border around the navy piece.

Then I used a piece of acetate with some gorgeous astronomy themed designs and cut out a square that was 5 x 5 inches. Next, a cut out a square shaped sentiment for one of the 12 x 12 inch patt…

'Cogs & Gears - Father's day 2018' - card

#father's day #cogs #gears
Hey papercrafters! I thought I share the card I made for my dad this father's day! I used the 'Factory 42' collection from Kaisercraft to create this card. It's quite simple to make, but I think it looks pretty cool!

To make this card I used a 6 x 4 1/4 inch kraft notecard as the card base. I cut a rectangle that was 5 1/2 x 4 inches from some patterned paper and cut it horizontally into three segments so that I would get stripes that were 2 1/4, 3/4 and 2 1/2 inches wide and 4 inches long.
I adhered the 2 1/4 strip to the top of the card and the 2 1/2 strip to the bottom of the card, leaving a 1/8 inch gap from the edges of the card. After doing this you should have a blank space in the middle of the card with just the notecard visible. This gap is to be filled with some die-cuts.

I first stamped some pictures of cogs and gears using some black ink onto some kraft cardstock, then I cut these images out using the coordinating dies. After…

Back to papercrafting! :)

Hey everyone!

So it has been a while since I last put up a post, but for the past few months university has been eating away at my crafting time... but I'm back! And I have a number of projects I would like to share with you! I hope I can keep to a more regular posting schedule this time... I guess time management is key!

New projects will be up very soon! I am excited to get back to creating, and hopefully, these upcoming projects will inspire you to create too!

Happy crafting!
Shanika :)

'Time for inspiration' - clock

#pantone #hexagons #challenge

Hey everyone, so a bit of a different project today, I thought I'd make a hexagon clock! I was inspired by Kaisercraft's March blog challenge to create a project with the 'Misty Mountains' collection, this has definitely become my favourite collection by far (my favourite colour is blue, but this collection in front of 'Indigo skies').

I thought that making a hexagon clock would work quite nicely (it has an advantage when it comes to making the clock), and also because I love working with hexagons! Disclaimer: more hexagon projects to come! XD

To start you'll need a base for the clock and the clock mechanism. I went to Kmart, bought a clock for $2.50 and took it apart so I could get the parts of the clock. You could also take apart any old clocks that you feel you want to replace, but in my case, it was easier to buy a cheap clock. For the base of the clock I used a hexagon frame.

Next you will need to drill a hole in the centr…

'Reach for the stars' - Popup box card

#clouds #daydreamer #motivation

Hey everyone, here's a card that was inspired by the adorable card my sister made me for my birthday! The clouds are so cute, so I wanted to my a card with a lot of clouds! I used patterned papers from Kaisercraft's 'Daydreamer' collection to create this project.

The dimensions and basic structure for this pop-up box are exactly the same as the ones described in this tutorial except I have used black cardstock to create the base of the card and black strips to adhere the popup parts of the card. This will fit an A6 envelope. Once you have completed steps 1-4 in the linked tutorial you should have a piece of cardstock that has flaps and panel as shown in the diagram below.
I normally use the following sizes of patterned paper to decorate the panels and flaps of popup boxes:
Flap (large)  - 3 3/8 x 1 3/4 inch                  Panel (large) - 3 3/8 x 2 1/8 inch
Flap (small) - 2 1/8 x 1 3/4 inch                  Panel (small) - 2 1/8 x 2 1/8…