August 19, 2019


Happy Monday! Hope you have all had a good weekend. Mine was good until Saturday evening. Then it took a turn. Anyway, I am here to share a very floral card today with you. I am looking forward to spring and hence the floral card.

Hi, I am Gayatri. Today’s project uses all products from Simon Says Stamp. I used the Gerbera Daisy background stamp and coloured using Faber Castell Polychromos colour pencils.

Thanks card

So I stamped the Gerbera Daisy background stamp on white cardstock using Simon’s black ink using MISTI. Then I went to town colouring the background using Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils. I picked rich colours of burgundy, muted pink, navy, mustard and moss colours to colour the images. I am loving this colour combo. Again these colours are so trendy in the interior design. I roughed the edges of the cardstock panel and wrapped the panel with jute twine to make a bow. Then adhered this panel to the card base.

For the sentiment, I used the CZ Design Just Words No 1 dies. I die cut the Thanks die from the set using woodgrain cardstock and twice more using white cardstock. Then stacked glued them with the woodgrain die cut on the top. I adhered this on top a strip of vellum which I trimmed with fishtail ends. Then adhered this to the card front just above the juste wrap. I then contemplated on adding some embellishments. Then after sometime back and forth, I decided not to. I love the colours panel and I want the panel to be the highlight of the card.

Thanks card closeup1

Thanks card closeup2

Thanks card closeup3


I really love love the colours on this card. Hope my card inspires you to pick a background stamp and colour using colour pencils. Thank you very much for stopping by today. Have a lovely day!

August 15, 2019

Thank you So Much with a Bunch of Flowers!

How is your day? Mine has been good and a bit busy. I bought a few more houseplants and a few potting mix ingredients to make custom potting mixes for the houseplants. A few plants needs repotting since it has been two weeks since they came home. My house is starting to fill up with houseplants. I really need to stop buying them. Seriously, it is becoming an addiction. Do you have houseplant? If so, is it an addicting for you? Let me know ๐Ÿ™‚

Hello and welcome back to my blog. I am Gayatri, if you are new here. I am a papercrafter. Today I have a floral card to share using the new stamp set from Taylored Expresssions called Fresh Picked Florals. I also used the coordinating die for this stamp set. For the sentiment, I used Handlettered Sentiment and it’s coordinating die. So all products used here are new products just released this month.

Thank you card

I used TE dye inks to stamp the florals from Fresh Picked Floral stamp set. This set is a layering set but in clear. So easy to stamp the layers. I will list the ink colours I used in the supply list below. Using the coordinating dies, I die cut them all out. Then I layered and made a large cluster of flowers and leaves on a Sugar Cube cardstock panel. Some of the leaves I glued down and rest I popped up with foam tape for dimension. I really love how colourful and dramatic the arrangement is. I roughed the edges of the white panel using scissors and adhered to a white card base using foam adhesives.

For the sentiment, I black heat embossed the sentiment from Handlettered Sentiment stamp set and die cut using the coordinating die. The coordinating dies from this sentiment stamp set is perfect to pop up the sentiment after making the entire card front or even layer the sentiment on the card front.

A few sparkly sequins from Snow Flurries sequins collection to finish off the card. The colours of the floral arrangement against the white background is so beautiful. Here are some closeup photos.

Thank you card closeup3

Thank you card closeup1

Thank you card closeup2


Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog today and you have a lovely day!

August 14, 2019

Couple of CAS masculine cards!

Hope you are having a lovely day! My day has been a bit eventful. Yesterday I went to my local indian shop. My nearest local indian shop is about 12 kms away. I bought my indian groceries, loaded the bags in my car, came home, put things away and went about doing my regular work at home. Until…., when my husband came home at night, turned the TV on to watch some cooking shows. Thats when I told him about my trip to indian shop and that I bought some paneer (indian cottage cheese) to make curries and parathas. At this time, I did not remember putting the paneer in the fridge. What??? I was not sure if I put them in the fridge and I forgot, or I still have a bag in the car boot which I have forgotton to bring inside!!! So I check the fridge, no paneer and the car boot, nothing there either. I panicked. Did I leave a bag behind? I have never forgotton anything in a shop in my life. Couldn’t sleep at night. Had a long wait this morning for the shop to open. Turned out I had left a bag behind. Unbelievable! I could not come to terms with it. When I went to the shop this morning to pick it up and it was not a small bag. It was a huge bag. How did I leave such a big bag behind is beyond my comprehension still. Thankfully they had kept my big bag of groceries and put the cool stuff in the fridge. I am still confused about what happened that I forgot a big bag. Cannot recall. Hope this kind of forgetting is one off. But surely an experience for me. Thanks for putting up with my rant.

Hello and Welcome, I am Gayatri. Today I have a set of masculine card which are clean and simple in style. All products used are from Simon Says Stamp. So here they are:

Frog cards

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Frog Cards closeup

I really didn’t know what to do with the Peeking Talking Frog die that I have from Simon Says Stamp. I love the die but what do I do with it? So I looked up inspirations using this die. I saw what Laura Bassen did with these kind of dies. She is a master of ink blending and her cards are gorgeous. One of her cards using these kind of dies were using strips of cardstock on the background. I was so inspired by it and wanted to give it a go. So my cards are heavily inspired by this card by Laura Bassen. Thank you very much for the inspiration, Laura!

I decided to do earthy colours inspired by interior design colour trend. I picked Teal, Deep Green, Burnt Orange, Mustard Yellow, Stone and Cream colour combo. My card base is Stone cardstock from Simon. The card front panel is Cream cardstock and so is Peeking Talking Frog die cut. For the strips of cardstock behind, I used the teal, orange, yellow and stone. I used four different dies from Sentiment Label dies from Simon to diecut all these coloured cardstock.

I butted different sizes of coloured cardstock strip vertically on one panel and horizontally on the other and glued them down. The panels are die cut using second die from Nested Rectangle die set also from Simon.

Peeking Talking Frog die cuts are my focal images. One die cut I made into a square and for the other, I used a stitched circle die to give a bit more detail. I adhered these using foam adhesives. Googly eyes adds interest to the frog die cuts. Sentiments are from Tiny Words Birthday stamp set. I stamped them using black ink on the leftover strips of yellow diecuts, trimmed and adhered as shown. I mounted the completed panel on the stone card base using craft foam. That is it. No embellishing. Surprise! I know. I always embellish. This is very unlike me.

Here are the photos of the individual cards and closeups.

Card #1

Frog Card #2a

Frog Card #2 closeup1

Frog Card #2 closeup

Card #2

Frog Card #1

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Frog Card #1 closeup2

Really love the clean and simple design. The colours makes a big impact. Now I want to make more of the clean and simple design cards. Lol! All the supplies used to make these cards are listed below.


Thank you very much to stopping by and have a lovely rest of the day!