Papericious September Challenge Winners

Hello people!!

Chirali this side. First of all, I wish you all a very Happy and prosperous Diwali on behalf of the whole Papericious team. 

So I am here today to share the Winner and the Top 3 for our September ‘Incorporate a chipboard’ Challenge.

First of all, let us thank everyone who played along. Every on of you was amazing and it was a tough selection for us. 

So here are our September month's winners...

In the TOP 3 we have :

And the WINNER chosen by our DT Members is


Anushree Vaish

Congratulations!!! Well done! We all loved your take on the challenge them of ‘Incorporate a chipboard’ using Papericious Chipboards! :)

Please e-mail with the subject line September Challenge Winners to claim your voucher. You can also grab your Winner's badge from HERE.

Top 3, you can also grab your badge from HERE and flaunt it on your blog :)

It does not end here. We would like to give an honorable mention to the person who has incorporated Papericious Chipboards in her creation very well.

Palchin Creation

This mixed media album has so many papericious chipboards which have been incorporated beautifully.

Our challenge for October is also up and this time it’s all about glitters. You can check out more details in THIS post.

Come and play along our fun challenge.
Chirali. :)

Easy Diwali Cards and Garland

Hello everyone!
 Heena here from Today I have some easy Diwali cards and a tutorial for cute paper Diya garland to share using the Papericious Diwali paper pack. So Let's begin!

For this card, I have used white textured cardstock and Apple green coloured cardstock, I have created a watercoloured background on the textured cardstock and the lanterns and sentiments are fussy cut from the Diwali paper pack.

For this card, I have used the crocus coloured cardstock and chipboard elements from the Diwali themed chipboards. I  have cut small tiles of the pattern paper from Diwali pack and glued them using glue dots. The chipboard elements are heat embossed in gold.

Now let's begin with the tutorial, To make the paper diyas take a piece of cardstock and cut out a circle of diameter 5.5cms for the base. 

Now cut the circle in half.
Cut a piece of pattern paper 3 cms long and 14 cms wide, you can customize the size depending on how bigger or smaller you want the paper diyas to be. 
Now using a scoreboard, keep scoring at 1/4'' along the width. (you can skip this step and directly start making the folds)
Now make the accordion folds.
To make the flame, cut a teardrop shape out of a cardstock.
Apply a coat of clear drying glue and sprinkle golden glitter.
Now, first stick the flame on the base and fan out the pattern paper in a semicircle and stick it on the base using a hot glue gun.
Take a fine thread and secure it on the backside using a tape and the paper diya is ready! You can either tie the other end of the thread wherever you wish to hang them or stick them using a transparent tape. 
I hope you found my post inspirational, Thank you for visiting!
Heena xo 

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Diwali- Home Decor Products

Hello everyone,

We're happy to be back on the blog and today we have some fun Diwali Home Decor Ideas using the new 'Happy Diwali' Paper Pack and other Papericious Supplies! We also have a quick tutorial for you all!

First, let's begin with a Rangoli. Here's a look at the final project:

For this, we have used an MDF Base, however, you can always trace/draw a design on a chipboard piece and then alter that.

Let's begin:

Step 1: Choose a pattern paper from the pack and trace the base design on the back of the paper. Make sure to trace the inner pattern as well (the design in this case).

Step 2: Using a cutting mat and knife cut the inner design traced on the paper.

Step 3: Using scissors  cut along the edge of the design.

Step 4: Now that our paper is ready, let's begin adhering it onto our base. For this, we will use the Papericious Decoupage Glue. Spread the glue on your base with a paintbrush. The best part is this is slightly tacky and gives you enough time to place your paper. 

Step 5: Gently place the paper, beginning on one end and smoothening it across the other. You can use a brayer, or any other tool to smoothen the paper and remove any bubbles. An old credit card also works.

Step 6: You can either cover both sides of the base with paper or paint the back like we did. So first, we painted the back with Papericious Heavy White Gesso.

Step 7: Next, add colour using Spritz Sprays. 

Step 8: Once dry, time to paint the edges. For this, we used the Dots Acrylic Paint.

Step 9: Give another coat of the decoupage glue to seal the paper. This also highlights and intensifies the pattern. 

Step 10: Choose the chipboard elements. Using versamark and embossing powder colour them to go with the base. 

Step 11: We prefer sealing our work with a clear varnish. Do wait a day or two between the layers to cure each layer well.

Step 12: Assemble all the elements on the base. We have added some tea light holders as well, to make this a candle holder rangoli. Stick them using a glue gun.

Here are some close-ups:

That completes our Rangoli!

Next, we have a Toran to share with you.

For this, we used Papericious Lace as our base. We coloured them with Spritz sprays and let them dry. Meanwhile, using one pattern sheet, we created the hexagon shapes. We used a die here, and you could use anything you have. We then strung them with some beads. We then tied them onto the lace and in between stuck some fabric blooms. At both ends, we added some jute cord to help us hang this. 

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Hope you've enjoyed this tutorial and are ready to create your own Diwali items!
Happy crafting!

Sunila and Aditi