Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Diwali cards using Craftangles foils

I have been addicted to foiling ever since Craftangles has released their brilliant foils!
Here are some Diwali cards and tags that I have made using these foils.

To make the shaker tag below, I have heat embossed the Ganesh image with clear embossing powder before using the gold foil.
After many trials, I found that I must ensure that the clear embossing powder is even and not splotchy. Only then does it get covered evenly with the foil, when put through the laminator.

There has been a lot of discussion about the way to apply the foil. I have achieved best results by putting the laser printed image or heat embossed image through a laminator, along with the foil.

I created another Shaker tag using playing card die cuts as shaker elements. For the background, I heat embossed and foiled the fireworks and Diwali sentiment 
from Craftangles Happy diwali stamp set.

For this card, I die cut the beautiful diwali sentiment from Diecuts and more,  from a sheet of black toner paper...which is nothing more than a sheet of black that I printed out on my laser printer.
I then used the Craftangles copper foil which covered this die cut so beautifully.
I diecut the same sentiment from a background panel and then dry embossed the panel with paisleys.
Finally I inlaid the diecut to complete the  simple card.
I finished it off by adding a few Craftangles clear sequins.

This card below, is by far my favourite!
I die cut this beautiful diya from Diecuts and more from toner paper and then used the Craftangles rainbow foil to cover it.
Once done, I diecut a piece of white fun foam with the same die and used it to pop up the diya on the dry embossed background.

Here, I used the negative piece of the rainbow foil that I used above to create another diya.
For this diya, I first clear heat embossed a piece of paper and then run it with the negative foil piece  through the laminator. Once done, I trimmed the diya  and popped it up on the dry embossed Craftangles sapphire blue card background with some foam tape.
I finished both the cards with some Craftangles clear sequins.

I hope I have inspired you to try out some foils  and have some fun!
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a great day!

Paru Mahtani
Paru's Perceptions

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

New Craftangles stamps and foils

This month's DT pack from Craftangles was filled with amazing goodies!!
Here is what I made using the newly released Craftangles stamp sets ('Mermaid kisses', 'Girl in the rain' and 'Everyday sentiments')and the absolutely amazing Craftangles foil!!!

To make these cards I created a base panel by smooshing some Tim Holtz and Artistry distress ink and embossing some swirls.
I watercolored and fussy cut the mermaid image and popped it up with double sided foam tape.

To make these cards, I used the laser printed panels that were included to use the newly released Craftangles foils.
I then matted the panel using the fabulous Craftangles coloured cardstock and sequins.

For the final card, I used a Winnie and Walter free download to foil the background using Craftangles purple foil. 
I also die cut the word hugs using the Winnie and Walter die, out of a sheet of laser printed black sheet or toner paper.
I then ran this die cut and foil through the laminator to foil the die cut.
I matted the sunflower panel (Craftangles 'Every sentiments' stamp set) on a piece of Craftangles green cardstock which I dry embossed using a Darice embossing folder.
I then popped up the panel using funfoam.

I really enjoyed making these cards for this post!
I hope I have inspired you to try out these fabulous products.
Here is a fabulous video on how you can use foil on your projects!

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a great day!
Paru Mahtani
Paru's Perceptions

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Box cards using Craftangles Rakhi stamps

I'm back with some more Rakhi cards today!! 
I just can't get enough of the newly released 'Happy Rakshabandhan' stamps from Craftangles!
I decided to make a couple of box cards using the Lawn Fawn scalloped box die.

I decided to shake things up a bit and make a card for a sister instead of a brother! 
So I took part of the sentiment from the Craftangles 'Happy Rakhi' stamp set and added the sister die cut (from Simon Says Stamp) to complete it. I just love the way it turned out!
The beautiful patterned paper is actually wrapping paper from Mandalay fine stationery..gorgeous 
isn't it?

For the second card, I've repeated the same sentiment and stencilled the white panels using the Craftangles 'Mandala' stencil and Memento inks. I added some self adhesive rhinestones for some bling.

I hope these cards have excited you and inspired you to try out the Craftangles 'Rakhi' stamp sets!
Have fun!
Thanks for stopping by!
Have a great day!
Paru Mahtani
'Paru's Perceptions'

Friday, July 7, 2017

Craftangles Rakhi stamps

I am having so much fun making cards using the newly released Craftangles 'Happy Rakshabandhan' stamp sets!!!
For the first card I used Queen and Company dies to create the shaker element and added images and sentiments from the  'Happy Rakshabandhan'  stamp set. I also used the 'mandala' stencil with Tim Holtz distress inks to create the background.
The most fun part was adding the newly released, absolutely fabulous sequins mix from Craftangles in the shaker!

For the second card, I created the shaker using 'Lawn Fawn's' Polaroid die.
Here too I added Craftangles sequin mix to the shaker.
Once again I created the background using the Craftangles mandala stencil.

For the cute tags below, I created a vellum  envelope using Simon Says Stamp envelope die and added a ghungroo for some interest. I also doodled some buntings and lights in the background to create some interest.

These are super fun stamp sets. I hope I have inspired you to get them for yourself!
Thanks for stopping by!
Have a great day!
Paru Mahtani

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Playing with Craftangles patterned papers.

for my DT post today, I am using the Craftangles 'Enchanted blooms 2' paper pack to make some pretty birthday cards!
I have combined patterned papers from the newly released 'Enchanted blooms 2' paper pack 
with papers from the previously released 'Felicity' paper pack. I have added some of the new Craftangles 'cupcake pink' sequins to add some sparkle.
Today I decided to use outline sentiment stickers (remember them?) on my card instead of stamping or die cutting. The papers are so pretty by themselves that I have kept the embellishments to the minimum.
I hope you like these cards and will be inspired to check out these beautiful paper packs for yourselves!

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a great day!

Saturday, July 1, 2017

July 17 challenge

Hello everyone!1!!! 

Thank you so much for a fantastic challenge participation in June! All the interactive creations were mind-blowing! I'm so glad I could create some fun for everyone!!!

Here is the July  challenge!
It's my birthday month!! So this month's challenge has to be 
to make a 'BIRTHDAY' card or tag!!


Make a card or tag using the theme given. 
Take a photo of your creation and link it up below.
If you have a blog, write a post about our challenge and link it back to our challenge, including photos of your card or tag.
Please display this storyboard prominently in your blog post so that others may be inspired to play.

ALSO, please display this logo prominently on the sidebar of your blog so that others may join us.


If you don't have a blog, post your photos on social media and TAG them with #PCMCHALLENGES
If you don't tag them, we will not see them on social media.

Link your blogpost/social media post here

Now for some inspiration...

Birthday cards are my favourite..they make the recipient feel so special and,
really sweeten their day!!

My card today is a faux shaker..I created a donut box using Lawn Fawn's donut stamp, Queen and company's rectangle frame die and a sheet of acetate.
I then placed this box that I created on a patterned paper base and added the sentiment on the 'box'.
Sweet and simple, but packs a punch no?

For these birthday tags, I used Neat and Tangled stitched stamps and Simon Says stamp Stitched dies.
 The tags turned out really dainty and pretty no?

As a last minute creation, I decided to make a box card using my brand new
 Lawn Fawn scalloped box card die.
Oh! It's so much fun!!!
I know a lot of people make these box cards without the die, but with it, it super easy!!
I used sentiments and images from Hero Arts, Simon Says Stamp and our sponsor this month Concord and 9th stamp sets. Its my first attempt, so its not perfect, but not too bad I think...its quite celebratory!!

To inspire you some more, 
I have Ardyth Percy-Robb of Maskerade as Guest designer! 
She is one of my absolute favourite designers..she has a brilliant CAS sensibility and I'm super thrilled to have her on my blog today!!!
Here is what she has to say about herself and her creations!

 I am so thrilled that Paru has invited me to be Guest Designer for this month's Birthday Challenge! I had so much fun making my card and tag to be as happy and bright as possible!

I started cardmaking in 2006, at a Stampin' Up party and have never looked back. I started my blog, MASKerade in 2012 to be able to join in all the fun challenges. I've been on a number of Design Teams and own a couple of my own cardmaking challenges..Muse Card Club and Christmas visions. Do check them out!
I live in Toronto, Canada with my husband and two children (but not for long-my son is leaving for University soon!)

To make these cards, i cut the balloon out of masking paper four times  (one for each colour) and used the negative space, distress ink and a swirling motion to fill in with a lighter centre, which gives a bit of dimension. I spritzed the balloons for more texture and interest. I knew that some bold black would give this pretty card a graphic feel.
And, of course, you can't have a birthday card without some sparkle!

I hope Ardyth and I have inspired you to make some fun birhtday cards and tags of your own!!

As always we have some awesome sponsors!!

A $25 gift certificate
Concord and 9th


A $15 gift certificate from 

The winner will be announced on the 28th of July, so don't forget to stop by!

Please link up your creations below.

To be eligible to win a prize, please follow all the instructions carefully...
you will find them above and in under 'how to play' in the right sidebar.

Thanks so much for stopping by...
Have a great day and have lots of fun!!

Paru Mahtani

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Showcasing the Craftangles 'Back to School' paper pack.

They are so vibrant and colourful and of the most luxurious quality!
I really enjoyed making these cards and I do hope you like them!

Card no.1 is a simple one..
I have added a sentiment from the Craftangles 'Super girl 'stamp set,
 along with a little pencil shaped button from my stash.

For card no.2, I created a faux magnifying glass (by stacking die cut circles) 
and made it into a shaker element.
I added the sentiment from the 'Superboy' stamp set from Craftangles.

Card no.3 was a lot of fun..I used the dotted patterned paper from the Craftangles 'Back to School' pattered paper pack as the background and die cut the beakers (from mft's Chemistry set ). I added some acetate behind the diecut and created a shaker element. I then filled the shakers with blue and green seed beads. I added a ink blended background panel to close the shaker. I then adhered this panel to a kraft card base and added a sentiment from mft's 'Undeniable Chemistry' stamp set.

Card o. 4 took a little while to make..its not perfect, but I think I have managed to acheive what I wanted!
It is an interactive pull tab slider card which slides up to reveal the school bus full of monster kids..super cute images in this paper pack!!

For the sentiment on the pull tab, I combined half a sentiment from Simon Says Stamp's 
'Absolutely edge' stamp and die set and Craftangles 'Super Girl' stamp set.

I hope you enjoyed these cards as much as I enjoyed making them!!
Do try out this paper pack..its amazing!!

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a great day!

Paru Mahtani
Paru's Perceptions