Sunday, October 28, 2012

Announcement of my Aola Handmade Cards Blog + Sneak Peak

Hello Friends ,
 I am happy to tell you that I have changed my blog address to
To treat your eyes , here is a sneak peak of the latest project I am working on

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Vinatge Affair - DT post

Hello Friends

I am Mallika from Aola Handmade Cards again with a new DT project . 
This project I have name it as " Vintage Affair " . The name specifically denotes that how hooked I am to my favorite style vintage . I am actually having an affair with it . 
This is basically a Handmade jewelry box / Chocolate box / Letter box { Limitless possibilities }
I was super confused about which picture to upload first .. so I uploaded all the shots randomly .
The entire box was initially painted by black acrylic paint mixed with brown . The MDF box was let to dry . 
Once I had sookha box { Believe me I have no patience to wait } I started chopping my sheets by  my Tonic Trimmer before it dried . 
I used some beautiful patterned paper from my stash as the base . 
I did some paper tearing today after a long time . 
Can you see that rose ?? yeee that's Handmade ! I was so happy after finishing it . 
The little key and memories word is from my stash .
Can you see that flourish ?? That is Victorian Romance Flourish by Cherry Lynn .  { SURPRISE - Crafters Corner is giving 20% discount on all cherry lynn designs } 
I used some buttons from my stash . 
The flower which is used in the side wall is a Marrianne Die which will be available soon .
Can you see how I did the lid with jute twines . I had most fun doing that though I almost burned my fingers doing that . I hate Glue guns and their Tacky Behavior :P
For the inside I was really confused of what should I keep.{ I still can't afford a diamond necklace for keeping inside }Like always little note cards came to rescue . 
I made these quick note cards . The papers used are from various stacks . 
I have used the beautiful Die Floral Ovals  . 
The entire box has been distressed using these Gorguss inks available at our store ofcourse at best price too.
I kept some bhoosa for doing justice with its vintage look . 

PS - Do you know you can make beautiful roses using this die . 

I hope you all will leave your valuable feedback . 

Aola Handmade Cards  
{ My Blog has a new address to those who have been wondering where miss not so good with words went  - its now Aola handmade Cards }

Challenges - 
Itsy Bitsy Make it Dimensional 

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

How to make a Door Box Hanger - Tutorial Special

Hello Friends  ,
I am here with a tutorial .
Its a sincere request , please excuse my cluttered desk . It is way too cluttered and I can't help it .
When I craft I require everything beside me .
I will teach you how to make a sturdy door box hanger which can be used to hold the daily  newspaper  , some flowers or some chocolates etc .
Step 1 -
Take a 12 by 4.5 inches of cardstock
I have trimmed it using my Tonic Trimmer from the Store Crafters Corner .

Step 2 - 
take another cardstock of 12 by 8 inches 

Step 3 - 
Take a Score Board , Score at 1.5 , 2.5 , 7 , 8 inches keeping the longer side on the edge .

Step 4 - 
Now turn around your sheet by 90 degrees and Score at One inch

Step 5 - 
Fold along your score line . Kindly excuse the picture used as I have used a 700 gsm Paper . 

Step 6 - 
Now at 1 inch line , cut along the score line till 1 inch down . 

Step 7 - 
Fold is along and make a box  , simply by sticking the tabs .

Step 8 - 
Now take your circle nesting dies , even square or scallop square / circle will do . 

Step 9  - 
Take that 12 by 4.5 inch cardstock , try to keep the die right in the middle up . 
Run it along your Big Shot .

Step 10 - 
You  will have something like this 

Step 11 - 
Stick the box , it will appear something like this 

Step 12 - 
Now simply Embellish the way I have done :) 
 I have used the beautiful Polka Dot spellbinder die , totally in love with it !! 
I have also used Marianne Leaves . This is one basic die to work with . 
The mulberry flower used is also from the store . Our Site has bful range of mulberry flowers !! The color range is nowhere to be found !! 


Thursday, October 11, 2012

Selling Handmade Cards In India

Hello Buyers / Readers , 

I get many request asking for custom orders of books and cards . One thing which I really want to mention is that when one card / book is created .. it is impossible to replicate the same thing as they are handmade not machine made . 
We can create the project inspired from the project you have liked on our page , blog or shop . 
Please don't expect us to deliver the same exact product . 
Most of the supplies used are imported from different parts of the world , once they are consumed it takes months to get the same paper or same bling or same flower . 
We give you full assurance that the product which you will receive will be on the same concept  and will be better than what you have seen in the picture . 
Please trust us , because when we create we create with our heart .  
Hands to Heart 
Thankyou again for giving my handmade cards a huge response in India  . 
It's because of you people that I am able to expand my shop . 

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Marry Me !

Hello Friends ,
First of all a serious apology for a little delay in our today's post .
We are happy to announce that we have launched our marianne die collection today . We will be updating the store with more designs from marianne in a short span of time . 
I made this new wedding card using Loads of dies from our shop Crafters Corner . 
I have used the elegant black and white combo .
The border used is Marianne Anja Border which will be soon updated on our page . 
The stamp used for congratulations is TPC All occasion Stamp which is available too .
To compliment the entire card I have done distressing using Black soot and Memento ( Available at our store ) .
Other dies and supplies are from my stash !
I hope you all will like my card . 
And yes I have cut my patterned paper using my ultimate tool " Tonic Guillotine Trimmer 12 By 12 Inches " 

PS - The purpose of the projects created here is to make you aware of the beautiful craft supplies available in our store . There is one thing which I want to bring in notice .. As we crafters are very desperate to buy our craft supplies , there might be possibility that the supplies which have been used would have been acquired from other sources . We would like to take sincere apologies if unknowingly we have used your supplies. 
Our main motto is to make you aware different methods of using the same craft supply ! 

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Crafters Corner DT Surprise Gift and A layout

UPDATE - Guess what I got today as a gift ??

You guys won't believe me , but Yes I got Tonic 's  Guillotine Paper Trimmer 12"X12" as a good will gift from our very own Crafters Corner !
I am still in a shock state and processing that I have hands on this amazing tool . This is probably my best tool . My paper is cuts like butter .. it's fabulous .
The day I read Tejal's Review on this trimmer , I knew I wanted it  . Shalini Di once noticed that I wanted this trimmer and she fulfilled my wish like a fairy and I also got a cute fairy charm for my cellphone from her along with baby chipboards .
Yes ! from now on .. i will be flaunting my trimmer  every second day :P 

Hello Friends ,
I am here again with a new post for Crafters Corner . It is a scrapbook Layout of 12 by 12 inches .
In this layout you will see lot of products from our very own store .

This layout has Cherry Lynn French Pastry Doily  complimented along with the stamp from TPC Studio .
This is one of my best stamps as it has all the sentiments which I can possible need .
Can you see that gorgeous  tag from Spellbinders ?? Apart from black you can cut them in any color unlike me :P .
The photo panels have a beautiful embroidery pattern made from Martha Stewart Doily Lace Punch . 
Can you see the border ?? I have used MS Scroll Heart perfectly accented with half cut pearls .
The perfect edges is a cut from trimmer which is also available in our store .
Do you know that we have trimmers of different ranges and brands to suit your need .
These Scrap booking Rings  are available in the store and will be soon uploaded along with sizes .
I hope you all will like it .
Aola Handmade Cards