Pretty as Paper is dedicated to all the crafty items which bring joy to me and a smile on the faces of people who experience it!

Wall Frame - 20 inch/16 inch

Hello ,

I made this wall frame for us on our Wedding Anniversary :)

The background was off white to start with. Since I did not want the embellishments to overpower the photographs as such, i kept them soft - shades of brown!

I added a hint of gold to make it look grand at the same time. The tiles on the lower left hand side corner have been embossed. The sentiments on the upper right hand side have been heat embossed too. The sentiment in the center says - Forever & Always.

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Until next time!

Birthday Card

Hello folks,

Sharing a sweet and simple Birthday Card :)

Its blue and white in colour and only the sentiment is in Red Color.

Hope you like it :)

Hexagonal Explosion Box

Hi ,

I tried a Hexagonal Explosion box for the first time and it came out so well! It has 3 layers and was made for a friends parents 30th Wedding anniversary. Apart from the usual pics and blessing quotes I have made a small flower basket in the center of the box which has lots of flowers and butterflies on it. Have a look :)

We also made a carry box for it so that it could be gifted with style :)

Hope you liked it.

More Birthday Explosion Boxes!

Hello Friends,

A quick post with the other Explosion Boxes I had made for friends for their Birthdays!
The below one is in a combination of Gold and Orange and has 3 layers.

The outermost has pictures, the middle one has quotes and blessings and the innermost has embellishments. The center has a cute cake to go with.

The other Explosion box is as below :

 This one is multicolored with the focus being red color. Very similar to the above one.

Hope you liked it :)

Explosion Box!

Hi there friends,

Sharing with you a Explosion box which I have tried for the first time :)
It was supposed to be made for a gentleman - that's why I have stuck to some masculine shades sans the flowers and butterflies :)

It is a Birthday themed explosion box with 3 layers!
The outermost has his pictures, the middle one has some beautiful birthday quotes and the innermost layer has digital stamps of cupcakes, gifts, balloons and a empty tag for personal wishes to be written on.
The center has a layered cake with "chocolate icing" on it :)

Challenges entered : Color Conceptions- Anything but cards
Crafters Corner - 3D
Make My Monday - One for the Boys

Hope you all like it :)


"Your Birthday is the happiest day of my life!"

Hello Friends,

I have been away from the blog world for a very long time now! Not that I have not been creating, just that I have not been active here. I had made this Mini scrapbook for a friend who wanted to gift his wife something special for her first birthday after marriage.
This is a cute one :)

The cover page has PP in paisley design. It is gold and brown in colour. I have kept the sentiment to a minimal - Happy Birthday!

 A closer view of the bunch, butterflies and the pearls.

 The first page. The left side has a tag where personal wishes can be written.

The next page is a honey comb! The sentiment says Bee Mine :)

                                                            More tags and pockets.

                                                A flap to open up which has a pic inside.

The last page has a accordion card. The left side has an empty space to write down a personal message.
And finally the box in which this pretty went :)

Challenges Entered - Color Conceptions - Anything but cards
Beyond Grey - Grown with love  - I have used the colours red, yellow/gold, green, white throughout the project and the garden element is of course the butterfly :)

Hugs and Cheers,
Rohini :)

Happy Pearl Anniversary!

Hello Blog Friends,

I made this Book of Love (once again!) for a friend who wanted to gift her in-laws something hand made - full of pictures, sentiments and basically pretty! She went through my blog and decided on the Book of Love.

She then gave me 12 pictures of her in-laws journey of their marriage - 30 glorious years. I googled it and found that the 30th Anniversary is also called the Pearl Anniversary - thus I knew my theme. It had to have lots of Pearls and soft colors. So this is what I decided on - A blue and pink colored Book of Love. It has 12 pockets to carry tags. The tags have pictures on one side and sentiments on others.

The pockets are all stamped and made pretty with border punch. The book itself has lots of ribbons.

Finally, checkout the beautiful box which my dear husband created :D . I just loved it!

Hope you like it too :)

Love, Rohini