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Wednesday, 25 December 2013

Explosion box and a tutorial

Hello Friends

First of all Merry Christmas to all of you. Hope you all are enjoying. Winters are here and so the Santa Claus. Today I am going to share two tutorials in one post yes you read it right. So lets move on to tutorials without wasting time.

Tutorial one: Explosion box.
Explosion boxes are always lovely and believe me they are pretty easy to make. Take one 12*12 inch cardstock and one 11.5*11.5 inch cardstock. Score both the cardstock at 4 inches on all four sides. Here is the pic.

Cut the four corners and it will look something like a cross.

Now decorate the panels as you like and assemble.

Now for the lid of the box take 7.1*7.1 inch cardstock and score it at 1.5 inch on all four sides. It will look like this.

Make a perpendicular cut on each corner and paste with the glue to the other side. This will form the lid of the box. And decorate the lid with pattern papers, flowers and other embellishments as you wish.

Tutorial Two: How to put popping out butterflies in the explosion box.
As I get frequent request as to share the tutorial on how I put butterflies on the explosion box.

Cut strips of acetate sheet or some stern plastic in the shape shown below.
Now shape them in Z shape. like this.

Now make a cut diagonally on all four corners of the top panel of (yellow in tutorial) explosion box.
Now just inset the Z shaped acetate strips and add a drop of glue at the backend. It will look like this if you turn it's back side
The acetate strips will pop out in this way.
Now stick the butterflies to the top of acetate strips. and assemble your explosion panels. And finally assembled box will look in this manner. All the pattern papers, die cuts and embellishements are from DCAM Store. So visit our store and start shopping for your crafting needs.

Hope these tutorial help you. Do let us know in case you have any queries. And don't forget to enter into our current challenge Here


Tuesday, 24 December 2013

CAS Again! :D

Hello Everyone!
How are you all doing? Enjoying winters? Well its so chilly here up north!
So i am back with some new CAS cards i made as an inspiration for you all!

For my first card i've used some pattern paper from Graphic 45 Secret Garden paperpad from our store, this is a gorgeous paper pad! I just loved the prints! I've used a floral stamp from penny black and coloured it using my water colour pencils and water brush.

Well for my second card i've used some kraft cardstock, layered it with some paper and heat embossed the sentiment using Ranger Seafoam white embossing powder and heat gun. The sentiment is from Fiskars I'm sure all of you have this stamp set its just soo very useful :P I end up using it in every card i make!
 Its a must have! So many good quotes to use in Bithday cards!

I wanted to do something different for my 3rd card so i thought what better than using distress inks! Distress inks are so versatile and our store stocks all the colours! I have created a landscape using different distress inks with some masking and stamping. The bird stamp is by Tim holtz and the sentiments are from Technique Tuesday.

Hope you all like what i made! Dont forget to take part in out current challenge and win some lovely goodies!
Have a fab day!

Anchal Sapra 

Thursday, 19 December 2013

CAS Expressions !


Good Morning folks, hope you doing good . This is Sachi here and i am sharing my CAS cards for the 2nd time.Well i am still intrigued by CAS cards and i have concluded that making a simple card is the most difficult  yet got to say its funn to create these .

When i started this one I hoped i could finish this one fast ,it did went quick but not as quick i thought it would.I have followed a simple design here , hope the look  is not too much or too little and i have managed to get it just right !And i don't really agree that CAS cards cannot have embellies on them , i have tried to highlight the word celebrate by adding sparkle to the flower center , hope it does scream that !

A close up of the doily flower, I have added the superfine silver glitter in the center .

For the 2nd one i have tried to bring out the joy of having an adorable baby girl so here i have used the pram as the focal point . Its handmade using the spellbinders lacy circles, pattern papers and some embellies, since I wanted it to stand out so i have layered it on a white base . To add more detail i have punched the embossed layer with MS hearts confetti punch , hope i havent broken the CAS rules too much here! LOL

And here's a closeup view -

And here 's both the cards together-

 Hope you enjoyed seeing my cards, do let me know if you like them .And Don't forget to participate in our current CHALLENGE # 5 CAS- (Clean and Simple) CARDS .

Thanks for stopping by ,

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

In Love with Cards

Hello folks

How are you all doing ? I hope you are are enjoying this month challenge and inspirational projects by my fellow DT's . Woww I wonder where do I stand a chance next to these awesome crafters .
I am no pro when it comes to CAS Cards , but somehow I managed to make some CAS Cards and trust me guys I am really enjoying this now . Yeyy I am in Love with CAS Cards .

I have two Clean and Simple cards to share with you all . Sorry guys I manage to make only two!! Its been more then a week now my health is not keeping me up well in shape and like icing on cake have a swollen eye . So please bare with my cards ...  :P

Have a look
Its show time

Good na :P 
Hahahaha I know acting weird .. buts its ok !! I feel proud of myself that I managed to make some really neat and clean cards . 

Lets come over to the details 

For this card I have used the awesome Hero arts stamp set. Simply stamped it with versamark and used silver embossing powder heat set and finally colored with NEON inks from hero arts . Sentiment is also from Hero arts .Lastly decked with some sequins to add some glamour.

Now for this card I have used the scrap pattern paper . I have fussy cut those roses and adhere it on the plain white cardstock . Lastly I have stamped the sentiment and colored the cute little hearts with distress markers and added glossy accents to give dimension .

I hope was able to inspire you all !! Don't forget to participate in the challenge you might get lucky to win some awesome goodies .

Have a nice day 

Supplies Used 

Sunday, 15 December 2013

Guest Designer - Ujjwal Gupta

Good Morning Folks !!

How are you all doing ? Hope you all enjoying this month challenge here at DCAM . Today we have with us one of the most amazing and fabulous crafter  ,and she needs no introduction. She is non other than Ujjwal Gupta !! We all enjoy her creativity and inspiring creations. Welcome to DCAM Ujjwal ........ 

Over to her !

Hello, this is Ujjwal and I am so glad to be guest designing for DCAM Challenges this month, more so because the theme this month is one of my favorites, Clean and Simple (CAS) cards.

I have 3 cards to show you today and I hope you like them :)

Live & Laugh Card
First CAS card today is all about the play of colors. I have used distress inks (Mustard Seed, Barn Door, Tumbled Glass) on white cardstock to add the colors on this card and then a simple Prima bird image and Hero Art sentiment to finish it off.

Thinking of you Card
This card is one of my favorites because of the unique design. I have used a gorgeous flower from one of Penny Black Clear Stamp set and colored it using my Faber Castell Markers. The sentiment is also from the same set.

For You Card
The focal image is the hero of this card. I love this adorable Micia stamp and it is so much fun coloring it in. I love how that tiny bow adds the finishing touch.

I hope you enjoyed looking at the cards today and I have inspired you in some way to play along the challenge at DCAM this month. I can't wait to see what you create.

Happy Crafting!


Wednesday, 11 December 2013

First attempt at CAS Cards

Hello fellas. How are you all doing? To day it's my turn to bring you some inspiration. This month challenge is CAS cards. Cas card is not my style. I love heavy embellished cards with lots of flowers, pearls and glitters. So here is my inspiration:

For the first card I have used Kaisercraft stamp set. I have used White embossing powder from our store. 
 Here comes second card. I have used different distress inks to stamp the butterflies and added some pearls. I have used Hero arts stamp set.

Here is the last card for today. I have used Kaisercraft stamp set from our DCAM store. 
So hurry up and enter into our current challenge Here.

Take care

Monday, 9 December 2013

My 1st attempt at CAS

Hello everyone!
How are you all doing? Well i am here today to share few CAS Cards i made as an inspiration for you all for our current CHALLENGE # 5 CAS (Clean and simple) Cards!
Well CAS is not really difficult if you know how to use your supplies! While i was trying my hand on this style i did a lil research. I have few points to share with you all which might be helpful to newbies like me :)
CAS is all about the design - not the technique , not the tools not the embellishments. It should be uncluttered and should have open space (white space). Its not compulsory to use white as your base, you can use coloured base but it should be uncluttered like i said before.
So enough of gyan! :P Let me share what i made!

For my first card i have used a Technique Tuesday stamp set. Both the sentiment and heart are from the stamp set. I've layered this to give the card a lil dimension.

For my second card I've used quilling strips from my stash. Quilling strips are great for CAS Cards they are easy to use and fun. The die and stamp set is by Simon says stamp. Here too I've added a layer.

Now for my last card I have coloured the flower and the leaves  using distress inks the images are from a stamp set by The craft meow. I am still working on my colouring. The sentiment used is from just rite stampers.

Hope you all like my cards! Dont forget to participate in our current CHALLENGE # 5 CAS- (Clean and Simple) CARDS!!

Thanks for stopping by!
Anchal Sapra 

Saturday, 7 December 2013

CAS Time !

Hello friends,

Its is Sachi here , and here's my inspiration for this months amazing challenge set by Romina.
Thanks to DCAM this is the very first time i have attempted these kind of cards , So here they are -

The first one is a single layer CAS card , i have simple picked my fav intricate MME stamp and randomly stamped them across one side oft the card in distress and versacolour inks. Hope the sentiment does justice to the mood of the card!

For the 2nd one i have made a layered and much more embellished card and while making this one i kept reminding myself its CAS :) The cupcake is coloured using distress markers and outlined with the brown spectra noir marker with lots of chunky glitter !

The 3rd card is using the gorgeous Technique Tuesday stamp ,here i have done lots of stamping , colouring and paper piercing , the butterflies are again coloured with micas and distress markers . I think the sentiment depicts the scene oft the card perfectly well. For the green background i have applied distress stain shabby shutters.

Thats it from you , hope you like my creations , would be great to hear from you .

And dont forget to join in our current CHALLENGE # 5 CAS- (Clean and Simple) CARDS !

Thursday, 5 December 2013


Good Morning Everyone

How are you all doing? Its WINNER time!! Thank you all for participating in our challenge . All the entries were beautiful and wonderful and trust me we had a really tough time in deciding the winners as always.

Lets get started ,DRUM ROLLS Please ..

The first set of category "  I am Featured at DCAM Challenges "
here we go in no particular sequence


We loved her super cute Diorama box card. Fabulous use of dies ,very neat and clean. Never thought it can turnout to so beautifully.


  Wow !! That's a super cute card. Perfect for the season , all winter colors and snowman looks adorable .

Please to claim you badges, drop us a mail at  with subject "featured "

Now moving over to the entries "I made it to TOP 3" of our challenge are 
(in no sequence)


What can we say about this card its gorgeous, Colors looks amazing so soft and soothing .Love the Z-fold .


What a fabulous card !! The image looks awesome and its beautifully colored . Bright pink flower pops out and is gorgeous.


Awesome easel card , wow never thought it could be done in such a way . Love the embossed background .

Please to claim your badges, drop us a mail at  with subject "Top 3  ".

And now the WINNER of our challenge #4 " 3D Interactive cards "


Yess it's SATHYA KALA of Expressive Creations 

We loved this card , so clean ,neat and beautifully done. Flower pops out against the background and its gorgeous .Sentiment says all for this card Its wonderful.

Please to claim your prize and badge , drop us a mail at with subject "Winner ".


A small NOTE .. 

Please do keep in mind the rules and guidelines related to challenges. 

Have a nice day 

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Simply Clean !!

Good Morning Everyone !!

How are you and how have you been ? Today its my turn to share my inspirational project with you all. Our this month challenge is CAS Cards , Oh my god clean and simple cards .... NOOO !! I am no pro when it comes to CAS Cards , I usually love to make heavy embellished cards so I had really tough time to make these cards .

Have a Look !!

Finally I made my CAS Cards , what say ?

Trust me guys I had really tough time making these. Lets take one by one for details .... 

For the First Card I have used the super gorgeous butterfly stamp from Martha Stewart ( from DCAM Store  and colored them using distress markers. Covered the butterflies with glossy accents. 

For the second card I have used Clearly Besotted stamp, Stampers anonymous stamp set. I have used the golden embossing powder from ranger. Covered the stamp area with glossy accents. 

And for the last card I have used the die cuts from Kaiser craft ( from Store) and silver sequins.

Hope you all liked it! And equally hope that I was able to Inspire you all with my CAS Cards. Don't forget to participate in our this month Challenge # 5 to win awesome goody 

Have a nice day 

Supplies Used - 

Sunday, 1 December 2013

CHALLENGE # 5 CAS- (Clean and Simple) CARDS !!

Good Morning Everyone !!

How are you all doing ?? This is Romina with a brand new Challenge for the last month of 2013, OH boy! how time flies !! Our blog is already 4 months old and we promise many new surprises in the new year !!

Now onto this month's challenge-its CAS Cards. CAS as in Clean And Simple easy peasy right .
well ,not for a person like me ! But i finally did it !!have a look :

The first one is done using Martha Stewart glitter and is primarily Christmas themed. The second one is done using chevron stamp and archival inks in 3 different colors and the hello die is from tcw. And the third one is using the lawn fawn stamp n die set.

Challenge Guidelines- 
The challenge for you is to create 3 CAS cards you have plenty of time to rake your brains and meanwhile our amazing panel of DT'S will show you some amazing CAS creations in the days to come to inspire you.

All you have to do is -

-You have to be a follower of our blog!
- Your project must be made after this date. 
-No back linking allowed.
-You can combine with any number of Challenges.
-You are allowed to submit 3 entries per Challenge.

Now for the prize for this month - 
DCAM is happy to say that we are offering

And surprise of surprises !!  This month we have an amazing CAS queen as the Guest DT of the month .
 Now who that can be all you have to do is guess her name and mention her name in the comments below , the one who guesses it right wins a surprise gift . If in case more than one correct answers we will have a lottery .

So what are you all waiting for Lets get started !! 

Have a nice day

Supplies used -

Welcome to challenge # 5