Decoupage Wallet - from boring white to classy colors!

Hello everyone!

Today I am here to showcase one of my recent trials – the very first of its kind actually – decoupage on a plain white wallet.
Though its not a perfect one… but not so bad.
Next trials gonna be awesome I am sure…
What do you think?
You can find the references at the end of the post, but enjoy the outcome first :D

Before decoupage, it looked like:

Image for reference from Jasmine


Decoupage tissue - I don’t remember from where did I buy but Jasmine has a great collection or you can buy from any store of your choice.
Medium used to work on – Mod Podge
Stencil and inks used from Craftyscrappers
The script+butterfly stamp is from Kaiser Craft
Complete tutorial by none other than Rupa Swaminathan:

I hope you liked the creation and I truly appreciate your feedback and tips J

Hugs & kisses


Bright and beautiful Explosion Box!

I hope you all are doing great..!!
Winter is almost over and brighter days are here. So, just like the season, I have created an explosion box which is quite bright and eye catchy as per the requirements of the client.

This explosion box/gift box has multiple openings and flaps which can hold as many as 50 pictures and few messages. 

So, without a delay, would like to display the box straightaway:

Complete insights of the box are here:

I hope you enjoyed the creation. Let me know of your reviews friends. :)
Love you all!


Create your own bright and beautiful backgrounds for cards!

Hey peeps!
Hope you all are doing good..!!

Today, I am here with a new and crisp post for creating backgrounds for cards using some of my favorite craft supplies. 

Here is a quick view of the results I got:

Now, let me brief how it was done. :)

Supplies used:

1. Black embossing powder & versamark watermark inks
2. Spray inks - I used inks from Craftyscrappers; Shades I selected are Grape Juice & Soft Peach
3. Heat gun
4. Kaisercraft Swirl stamp

Some basic supplies: card stock, lace punching machine, flowers of your choice, leave die-cuts, sentiment stamps of your choice, sparkle tape etc.


1. Take a card stock of the size slightly lesser than your card size. 
2. Decide of the patterns you want to incorporate on background. Use versamark and stamp on the white cardstock.
3. Sprinkle the embossing powder and use heat gun to heat emboss the base background.
4. Completing the previous step, use pink spray ink to give it a color. The embossed pattern will be highlighted even better. 
5. Now use peach shade for slight texture & color.
6. Use heat gun to let it dry.
7. Lastly, sprinkle few water droplets to give it a faded look at certain points. 

Tadaaa... the background is done. Now, just embellish and complete the card! :)

Happy receiver!

It was so easy peesy! No?

Waiting to see your results :)


Why and how paper crafting keeps me high?

Being high... people need different things to get high. Similarly, I need different things to get high... like writing a poem or paper crafting or eating favorite junk... Sounds similar?

But seriously, I get high when I see new and shining craft supplies, FREE shipping, heavy discounts, when I see someone's new creation, I find a new crafter, a new workshop or event in my city, new techniques, new ideas and what not. They all make me feel blessed, happy and different from many other people around me. So, I just wanted to see what makes me happy and is it identical to what you feel?

Today, this post does not hold any tutorial or a fancy creation but the 'self-realization'. Have a look and share your experiences too 

1. Happiness is handmade: 

Many things bring happiness but handmade is something which is my all time favorite. Whether someone makes it for me or I make it for someone... the beauty makes me ecstatic and I can't get enough of it. :D
It simply 'transfers' the love, the emotions, the care for you. If you are ever gifted a handmade thing, trust me, you are the luckiest person. 

2. Funny clients to keep you awake: 

We come across several people who actually order and several others who pretend to be the buyers. Such people(pretenders) keep me high because they have a fantastic sense of humor... but when it goes over your head, simply ask for an advance payment. They'll never bother you again.. lol.

There are a few others who ask you to ship the products in other part of the country with excessive customization but you have 4 hours to complete the order as I need the products exactly 3 days after today's conversation :P
There are certain more type of clients and here is the cheat sheet on how to deal with such different type of clients. ;) 

3. Gift yourself what you want: 

O Yeah! who doesn't like to be pampered? But if someone like me lacks this feeling in life, we crafters know very well how to pamper ourselves. We create something awesome and gift it to ourselves or exchange with each other :D

See an example:
I made this for myself :D 
From my crafty friend Manjit

4. Expenses are always greater than the earnings: 

This one makes me go crazy. How to manage finances? God knows... Job, no leaves, work extra, save more, sacrifice your favorite clothes or accessories or shoes to buy that paper pack or trimmer... Oh wait, I need flowers and pretty stickers too... Some more sacrifice baby... keeps me awake. :P

If that is not enough, I have my CA - my mommy to remind me of that :P 

5. Appreciations - my blood group is A(ppreciation)+. 

Of course we need food but without blood, will your body survive?


So, we need an ample amount of blood supply i.e. appreciation for all the efforts we do. :) Lack of which leads to lower energy levels. To keep my spirits & HB(hemoglobin) levels as required, I prefer clients who are never short of praises.

From owner of Papericious - Aastha Jain

6. You learn a new thing everyday: 

Learn & earn. I love this part of my passion. I try to learn newer things everyday. Yeah I am lazy to try all of them but I do try few of them... But knowing and increasing my knowledge levels is what keeps me going.

7. It can make you famous: 

Do your best and who knows you become a renowned person one day. I am waiting for mine day to come... :P

8. No rules: 

Its no rocket science and hence no rules to be followed - the best part probably. Moreover, you can see the results instantly which makes us satisfied or dissatisfied, letting us know what shall be done further. For a person like me, it is very necessary to have a change and result oriented tasks... different thinking and try what you want. :) 

9. Broader network: 

Through crafts, you can know more and more people around the world. It is crafts which helped me have a huge network and good friendship with cool people - from all around the country & some abroad as well. With more people in contact, you explore and learn more. 

I love connecting. Do you? 
For an introvert like me, its soooo much ;)

10. Make in India: 

We are buying Indian products and selling to Indians(majorly). Don't you think we are great enough to take part in MAKE IN INDIA campaign? ;) hehe..

On a serious note, if not me, we have many crafters/entrepreneurs who are doing exceptionally well in the industry and are able to build up a brand - making us all proud.

Pretty good reasons to follow your passion. Isn't it?

But honestly, I love crafting so I try to make best of the things and memories. Art is a God's gift and we must appreciate it. :)

What all keeps you HIGHly motivated?

Waiting to hear from you! :)


Mixed Media Diary - Step by Step Tutorial

Hey fellas!

Hope you are doing great!!
I have been away for some time, creating few things and writing few posts. I have been away from my crafts blog for quite some time as I took certain experiments and want to share one of my best creations so far. This is my favorite because of my love for diaries. :)

Coming up is the series of pictures of final creation followed by the step by step procedure.

Here is how I completed this project:

Step 1: I applied white Gesso all over the surface and let it dry. Then I started fixing the elements I chose for the project.

Step 2: Here is a look with all the tits bits fixed with tacky glue. 
Wait! Did you notice that gel pen refill? ;)

Step 3: Once all is fixed, let it dry and apply the white gesso all over. Use the heat gun to make it dry. 
Fingers crossed as I am working on mixed media after a long time... So, I am a bit skeptical how it will come out to be... So, Fingers crossed. 

Step 4: What about some embossing? I love it. I just used some writing textures' stamp and light blue embossing powder. 

Step 5: Emboss the texture using heat gun before you use spray paints. 

Step 6: Now that's an interesting one. You need to choose what colors you want... tip-i-tip-i tap, what color you want? ;)
I chose: Ocean Waves, Mystical Sky and Sweet shine shimmer spray colors from Craftyscrappers. 

Step 7: See the effect of first spray:

Now some magic of mystical sky. See how beautiful the embossed effect came up.

what about some sweet sunshine. 
Blue + Yellow = Green. Hence this effect.

Have a closer look at the resin frame. I added some matching sparkle to it.

Once all of it is dried up, I added some metallic silver color to bring out the highlights.

color sprays effect

Mixed media diary

Mixed media notebook

I hope you liked it. :)

Waiting for your feedback :)

Till then, keep crafting!! :)