Monday, July 24, 2017

A Baby Album with Cute Cuddly Boy Pack by Guest DT Niharika!!

Hi everyone...

        Niharika here, I am guest designing for thecraftshop today and I welcome you all to the blog to present my latest Baby Album, I made using Cute Cuddly Boy paper pack by Craftreat. 
By now I think everyone knows...I am addicted to scrapbooking... Be it couple albums or baby albums... i try to bring something new in each of my creations.

      This paper pack by Craftreat is incredibly cute with perfect color combinations and prints that will help you make your baby theme scrapbook albums with a lot of ease. It's a 200 GSM acid and lignin free paper, with 27 sheets in one pack in 9 designs and a journal cards set which is very well thought off and it combines all the details you need for a baby album...Its not only for scrapbooks, but you can use these papers for all types of craft projects. 

        If you see the pictures closely, you will see that i have fussy-cut and used a lot of elements from the papers itself for embellishing my pages. 

 The monthly tags are cut and pasted on a black tag die-cut, and i did the same thing for the milestone journal cards as well.. 

I absolutely adore the outcome with these papers..I used every single bit of it.  I hope you enjoyed it too. I will be sharing a video for this album as well, very soon.

You can buy these paper packs at
The Craft Shop
Letz Craft

Thank you everyone for stopping by, 

Have a wonderful day...
Love, Niharika.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Craftreat Inspirations from Ria

Hello all,

Ria on this side.

Today I have come up with few projects made from craftreat stencils. Without wasting much time, lets move on to the possible patterns that I have made with the stencils:

The pattern is made from CrafTreat Aztec Borders Stencil. The stencil has many patterns to follow and you can experiment with them anytime.

Here is another one I have made with the same stencil.

Another one from the same stencil. One stencil works like wonder for many many projects.

I have turned into these cardstocks into cards:

I have tried to make a 3D card but simple with no sentiments.

I have fallen in love with Vintage look off late so I tried too add some to this card with a bold striking sentiment from Jellibean Soup Stamps.

The CrafTreat Hydrangea Petals Stencil is another that I loved . The design is crisp and bold to work with backgrounds and make your own pattern papers.

The cardstock has been converted to a card and you can see how bold the background looks.

I hope you are enjoying the stencil designs. Waiting to see your creations sooner.



Monday, July 17, 2017

CrafTreat Release 3 - July 2017

Hello Lovely Ladies!!

         We are here with yet another new launch from CrafTreat!! This time we not only have the stencils, we also have a NEW product release!! Pattern Papers!!!Yes right!! We are releasing 3 new packs - Lets Party, Cute Cuddly Boy and Cute Cuddly Girl!!!

All these papers are 200 GSM, Acid and Lignin Free. Each pack has 9 designs 3 of each. Total 27 pcs + 1 matching journal card set. Wow!! Is nt that awesome?!! Now no need to buy embellishments for the scrapbooks and cards separately!!

Lets Party is a Celebration themed pack with lots of party elements. Best suited for any celebration occasion, especially Birthday!!The color combo is new and unique! We have both 12*12 and 6*6 packs. 12*12 comes with 12 3"x4" journal cards and 6*6 comes with 6 journal cards

Check out the video for a better view of  all the papers and journal cards

Cute Cuddly Boy and Cute Cuddly Girl are baby themed packs with adorable baby elements!! They are so adorable, you get tempted you buy , once u have a look :P . Dont believe me? Have a look yourselves!! We have both 12*12 and 6*6 packs. 12*12 comes with 12 3"x4"journal cards and 6*6 comes with 6 journal cards.. Perfect for your scrapbooks!!

Check out the video for a better view of  all the papers and journal cards

Check out the video for a better view of  all the papers and journal cards

We also sell the Journal cards in separate packs. So if you want to use them for the pattern papers you already have, you can happily do so!!!

As usual we have 10 stencil releases. We decided to give backgrounds this time. Tried to bring in variety for different usage. 

                                                       CrafTreat Crackle Stencil
                                                     CrafTreat Flourish 2 Stencil

                                                           CrafTreat Marble Stencil

                                                    CrafTreat WoodGrain Stencil

                                                       CrafTreat Ombre Squares Stencil
                                                            CrafTreat Ribbon Banners Stencil

                                    We also came with frames and masks stencil , you can use along with backgrounds!! This gives many different ways of masking and reverse masking the backgrounds.It is a great addition to your stencil stash.
                                                    CrafTreat Frames and Masks Stencil

Hope you loved the release, we have come up with!!  Leave us some love , which will be a BIG encouragement for us!! 

Thanks for stopping by

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Inspirations for CrafTreat Stencils!!

Hello Friends,

     Neha Bhatt here Guest Designing for Craftreat blog!!! As you all know, The Craft Shop has come up with their own brand CrafTreat under which there are these beautiful stencils. There are so many designs and many of them are totally unique. Today, I am going to review following stencils.

First up is 2-step stencil - Lattice Flower
    Two steps stencils come with multiple possibilities. I am showing few. I have used mostly Bielo card  stock for all the projects.

Just floral stencil, and distress oxides in Fossilized Amber and Worn Lipstick on dark brown card stock. I first stenciled with yellow than shift stencil a bit and align in between  space of floral pattern and apply pink ink.

The lattice stencil is used once with Mermaid Lagoon DI. Florak stencil is used twice with fossilized amber DI and scattered straw DI. look at the amazing pattern. Having that guiding hole in the top corner makes alignment super easy. 

Same lattice stencil used twice to create this background. See how you can vary the designs by just changing the pressure you apply while inking. Here I have used very light hand while inking.

Last experiment made it to the card...:) I sponged Ground Coffee ink through Lattice stencil on light brown CS. I used floral stencil, first with salty water  DI. Allow it to dry for 10 minutes. Clean the stencil, align in the same place as before. Shift it a little on either side and apply WHITE PIGMENT INK through it. This will create a shadow under the white ink and the whole flower will look as if it is embossed.
Check the close up

I added MFT Stitched Flowers and a layered die cut to finish off the card.

Second is Aztec Border stencil.

I love this stencil. I simply masked the part of stencil and applied versa mark ink through that motif. Embossed it is white and repet the process till you cover the whole card front. I blended weathered wood and fossilized amber DI . I had this very old kokopelli stamp which I thought will go well with this ancient folk art like look. I enbossed it on a grayish lavender CS and added sentiment along with few dull gold sequins.

Third is Washi Tape Stencil

This stencil has some beautiful borders which can be used as a background or you can mask and use a single one for your project. There is no limit to what you can do with it. Here, I have used the whole stencil with rainbow of inks to create the background! You can cut individual stripes to use it as faux washi tape. 

For this, I used the second from the top border , once with darker ink - flip the stencil and use it with the lighter ink to create this plaid border/washi tape. This is just one example. Try flip side of your stencils too... you will be amazed with the possibilities!

I have used first border from the stencil to create the waters and made rest of the card around it. 

For the tag, I used the last border, some enamel dots and diecut sentiment  

Last one is 2 layer Butterflies.

I knew what I was going to do with it when i saw the design during release. 

I used basic stencil to paint butterflies with water colors. Be extremely careful with colors as they can easily bleed under the stencil & let dry each butterfly before starting new one. Once all are done, apply versamark ink using detailed stencil and emboss it in gold. Add some more, darker colors around embossed part. Check the close up.

I have used water color card-stock for the panel and bielo as a base.

I cut a small rectangle with stitched die from Bielo. Adhere the  butterfly mask with little bit of glue stick. Ink the panel with spun sugar DI. Add Victorian Velvet DI with finger dauber around the butterfly edge to cast shadow! Remove the mask & use Xyron Adhesive Eraser . Align smaller butterfly and blend yellow ink then  larger detail part

That is all for today!

In my opinion, these are pretty good stencils, designs are excellent, price is very pocket friendly, size is good for card makers too (as larger size than this would be difficult to work with for 4.25x5.5 card front). Easy to clean. @ layer stencils have this dot with which you can align your designs easily. 
The best part is their inside edges of cut design which are very smooth. This is very important for the life of your blending foam. Even many well known international brands have rough and sharp edges which damage the foam badly. CrafTreat stencil's edges are clean and not that sharp which makes even cleaning easier. 
 I hope you will try out them! Thank you for being here!