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Guest Designing for Sentimental Sundays - 23 Feb

Hi Friends,

Yet another post for Sentimental Sundays! This is a purely Masculine Card - for the first time in the history of Pretty as Paper :)
Calypso had asked us to choose from a set of stamps and I chose the "Boxing Glove" and we had to make a background ourselves.So this is what I made :

The background has been made by cutting strips of patterned paper and then pasting them one on top of other partially.The stamp has been colored orange and blue and has been pasted in a oval die cut.
The sentiment says - "Knocked Out! your Love" . I have not used any beads, or pearls, or lace or ribbon or shimmer this time on my project and yet it looks pretty, doesn't it!

Leave me your love, :)

Guest Designing for Sentimental Sundays - 16 Feb

Dear blog friends,

Hello again and Happy Valentines day to all of you. This post is to show you another Book of Love which I made for a friend who wanted to gift something special to her husband. Since it was a 2 day notice only I used all the material I had at home - scraps , papers, ribbons and look, it turned out be so beautiful!My better half and I l enjoyed working on this a lot :)

It has a Heart Stamp and an apt sentiment on the front. The pockets are punched at the border. The tags and distressed at the edges and I have added a faux stitching effect to it. The tags have pictures on one and quotes on the other side.

 Love to all,
Rohini :)

Scrapbook - Love, Us and Togetherness

Hi Friends,

Its the month of love! And I was more than delighted to make a scrapbook for my friend who is about be be married soon. She wanted to gift it to her fiance as a token of her love by putting together all the beautiful moments of their courtship - The stolen glances, the love notes , the sweet nothings!

And I have to admit here that when the people for whom the craft is being made are awesome , the craft comes out to be so much more better :).

Its a scrapbook - collection of photos, blank spaces to write messages, pockets to hold secret messages, creative ways to glide through the pictures and lots of lovely little things.. I'll let the pictures do the talking now.

** Picture heavy Post ** Click on the images to view them in bigger size.

Also , through this post I would like to thank Erum of Glitter n Swirls fame for being my biggest motivation. Her work is one of the most beautiful I have seen in the crafts world. Thanks again Erum if you are reading this :)

Hugs and love to one and all,
Rohini :)

Guest Designing for Sentimental Sundays - Feb 9 , 2014

Hello All,

Sharing the second card which I have made for the Sentimental Sundays blog :) I am enjoying every bit of the the new crafting technique - Stamping!. Thanks much Calypso for giving me the opportunity.

For this card I was given the stamp of a Ballerina - All engrossed in dancing to the tunes of the music in her life.I was asked to add Sparkles, Blings and Buttons.

This is a all purpose card for any occasion. This one in particular has its edge decorated with blue ribbon plaited into a ballerinas braid.The background paper has bling all over it and I have added some wooden buttons to add to the charm. I have colored the ballerina to be an Asian one - dusky with black hair :P . And I loved how it has come out to be. I have added sparkles to its hair band, shoes and her flowy skirt too.

The card opens to show the sentiment - "Never stop dancing to the music in your heart"

Find the original post here - Sentimental Sundays

Hugs and Love to all the crafters out there,
Rohini :)

Guest Designing for Sentimental Sundays - Feb 2 , 2014

Hi Friends,

I am back from my vacation and wanted to share this special news that Calypso from Sentimental Sundays has given me a chance to Guest Design for her blog for the month of February .. yoohooo!

For these cards I was asked specifically to use stamps - something very new for me . For the card for week 1 , I chose a Birthday Cake stamp. Apt because my sister-in-law's birthday was approaching and I had to make a card for the theme - Birthday Card for a special Women.

I have created this birthday card for a wonderful person who deserves every bit of happiness in her life. Hope this card adds to some of it :) I have used pastel colors like lavender and cream , stamped it with pretty baby pink ink and used pearls to decorate around the stamp. Pink and purple colored ribbons add to its femininity.

Find the original post here - Sentimental Sundays

Hugs and Love to one and All,
Rohini :)

Book Of Love!

Hi Friends,

A quick post today to share with you a Album which we made for my Bhaiya and Bhabhi's Marriage Anniversary :)

Its the Book of Love as we call it. The new age album with space to put in photos as well as wishes from our loved ones. The book is covered with glittery yellow paper and is adorned with embellishments like pearls, butterflies, flowers and velvet paper.

The inside has 10 pockets which are stamped from outside. They have 1 red color tag each which have photo on one side and a sentiment on the other.

Hugs to All,
Rohini :)