Papericious Design Team 2018-19 | Reveal

Hello everyone!
There are some really wonderful and exciting things coming to you from Papericious this year, but first things first.  We need to introduce you to this year's team! We know you've been waiting impatiently to hear who will be inspiring you here this term. It took us quite a while to shortlist our designers for this term, as we received some incredibly impressive applications and it was really difficult for us to narrow it down to EIGHT talented individuals. Presenting, the Papericious Design Team for 2018-19!

We are so happy to have Hussena stay with us for another term as our blog and social media coordinator. Hussena lives in Kolkata, India and has been a crafter and a blogger for more than 5 years now. She started her creative journey with the exquisite art of Paper Quilling. Though, she did start out with Quilling, she has, since then dabbled in various craft forms like Punch Craft, Die Cutting and Stamping.
You can find more of Hussena's work on her blog, and connect with her on FacebookInstagram, and Pinterest.

We're very glad to have these two talented ladies continue with us for another term:

Chirali, is a chartered accountant by profession and a crafter by passion. She has a blog by the name of 'Cardiggerzzz by Chirali Shah' where she shares her work and experiments. Chirali started crafting in mid 2014 and her crafting style has always been versatile. She tries to make new things every time, especially different 3D projects.
You can find more of Chirali's work on her blog, and connect with her on Facebook, YouTubeInstagram, and Pinterest.


Erum lives in Karachi, Pakistan with her awesome family of humans and fur babies. She loves making cards be it CAS or mixed media. Erum loves to colour too. She also owns a small home based business by the name of Glitter & Swirls where she sells her handmade projects and takes on commission work.
You can find more of Erum's work on her blog, and connect with her on Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, and Pinterest.


Introducing our new design team members! They are some extremely talented ladies whose work is sure to impress and inspire you this year:

Neha is a Freelance Graphic Designer and a full time crafter. She resides in Gurgaon (Haryana), India with her husband and family. She always had a love for all sort of crafts since childhood but as she grew older, academics took over, and art and crafts took a backseat. Being a stay at home after marriage gave Neha enough time and opportunity to learn her love for Crafting. She started blogging in November 2017. Her crafting journey has just begun and she is overwhelmed by the tremendous love of the crafting community. Her style is very versatile, it varies from card making to scrapbooking to DIY projects. 
You can find more of Neha's work on her blog, and connect with her on Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram.


Nikkita resides in Kolkata, India and is one of our former design team members. We're so excited to have her join back as a design team member this year! She has a degree in Fashion and Accountancy, but is now a full time crafter. Since school days, Nikkita had a keen interest in art and crafts. She always loved colors and had an urge to learn something new all the time. She started blogging in August 2013, and is loving every bit of her crafting journey. She loves experimenting and trying out new things, and has a very vivid and versatile style. 
You can find more of Nikkita's work on her blog, and connect with her on Facebook and Instagram.


Parul lives in Bangalore, India with her husband. She is a postgraduate engineer. Before becoming an entrepreneur, she was a scientist in a research institute for 3 years! 
Parul always had a keen interest in art and craft since childhood. She used to make lot of greeting cards and paintings when she was a kid and teenager. In fact, she once made 25 different handmade cards for her parents for their 25th Anniversary. Parul specialises in a variety of projects like greeting cards, invitations, favor boxes, albums, and much more.
You can find more of Parul's work on her blog, and connect with her on Facebook and Instagram.


Priya never imagined that she would be a crafter someday! It all started when she moved to Ahmedabad. Initially, she had no friends in this new place and it became difficult for her to pass time in a new city. Not having much to do, Priya started crafting which slowly turned into her passion. Now, she is a full-time crafter! It is her crafty goal to expand her skills, share her love of creating with others, and be another crafter’s cheerleader!
You can find more of Priya's work on her blog, and connect with her on Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest.


Swati lives in Guwahati, Assam and dons several hats. She is a Crafter, Event Manager, and an Interior Designer too! Swati's work tends more towards the Clean and Simple style with little to less embellishing. She loves working with patterned papers and excels at creating 3D projects and Albums. 
You can find more of Swati's work on her Facebook page, and connect with her on Facebook and Instagram.


Tina, better known as Teen by her friends and family lives in beautiful sunny Queensland, Australia with her husband, children and furbabies. She is a passionate paper crafter and over the years has visited many styles, but admits, that her favourite style would be the romantic shabby chic style which she visits regularly. She is a lover of layers, flower clusters and chipboards. During her 8 year crafting journey, she has had many of her creations published in Australia and overseas and currently teaches locally at stores and retreats. 
You can find more of Tina's work on her blog, and connect with her on FacebookYouTube, and Instagram.


We're sure you know many of these wonderful people but if you don't, keep an eye on the blog. They will be sharing more about themselves and their work in the days to come!

And for now - leave some love to all these talented ladies and let's celebrate the beginning of a new chapter!

Papericious August Challenge Winners


Hello friends! Erum here to announce the Winner and Top 3 of our August Challenge.
Thank you for all the wonderful entries. It was a blast going through the all the entries. Before I announce the Top 3 and the Winner, I just have to say, please do read the rules before you enter the challenge. It is hard to disregard gorgeous projects just because they didn't follow the rules.
Anyway, here are your Top 3!




CONGRATULATIONS ladies!
What awesome projects all of you created!
Now onto the winner picked by the design team.
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What a beautiful card♥ Look at all that gold.
Sindhu, please send us an email at - papericious@gmail.com with the subject line "August Challenge Winner "to claim your prize. You can grab your Winner's badge from here and flaunt it on your blog.
Top 3 Winners, please grab your Top 3 badge from here and flaunt it on your blog!

Right now we have our September challenge live and running. I hope you will all check it out. Remember! Read the rules!
Thank you everyone! Have a great day.


A Fond Farewell!


Hello everyone!
It is always difficult to say goodbye to our friends but it can be exciting to watch them unfold a new chapter in their lives.

We are bidding goodbye to some talented and very dear members of our team - Priya SondhiAditi Mahajan & Sunila MahajanArjita SinghDaksha PopatDivya ThallapHeena ShaikhKriti Mishra, Lekha Jain, and Pavitra Chanchal. Today, we want to send them off in style.

Priya has been a part of Papericious for quite some time, and she is such an amazing person to know and work with. Her work has always been so stunning, and we're really sad to see her go! We wish Priya all the very best for her future endeavours, and hope she will pop in from time to time on our blog as a Guest Designer. :)  Here are some of our favourite creations from Priya over the years:


Next are, Aditi Mahajan and Sunila Mahajan. They have been such a wonderful asset to our team, and here are some of our favourite creations from them:


Next is, Arjita Singh. She is a brilliant card maker and designer, and we will surely miss her talent and having her on the team. Here are some of our favourite projects from Arjita:


Up next, we have Daksha Popat. Daksha has contributed some amazing projects for our blog, and here are some of our all time favourites from her:


Next is, Divya Thallap from Yelling Yellow. She surely doesn't need any introduction! She is a truly incredible and gifted artist and we will miss having her with us! Here are some of Divya's memorable projects for us:


We are also saying goodbye to the wonderful, Heena Shaikh. She has created some absolute stunners during her tenure with us, and here's a look at some of those:


Next up, we are bidding farewell to the lovely, Kriti Mishra. We will always remember her for her outstanding contribution to our team, and can't thank her enough for being there whenever we needed someone! Here are some of our favourite projects from Kriti:


Next is, Lekha Jain. We will surely miss seeing Lekha's fantabulous work. These are some of our favourite projects from her:


And finally, we have the lovely, Pavitra Chanchal whose beautiful work is always such a treat to watch. Here are some of our favourites:



We thank them for the beautiful projects they shared with us over the year(s) and wish them nothing but the very best in their future endeavors within the industry. We know that they will be successful in whatever they choose to do with their talents.

Before I go, I have great news to share with you all. We will be welcoming our new Design Team members very soon; so stay tuned!

- Hussena, Aastha, and the entire Papericious Team.

September Challenge - Make a Dimensional Project

Hello Crafty people, 

This is Nikkita Sethi from Kolkata,India sharing my first DT post for the new term 2018-2019 .
I am super thrilled and extremely blessed that I am selected by Papericious. 
Crafting is my passion and I love to learn and explore new forms everyday. 
Today we are back again with a new challenge for month of September starting from today till next month 9th October.

September Challenge - Make a dimensional project (Example - Make dimensional 3D cards, Explosion Boxes, any 3D Altered Art, Mixed Media, 3D items or anything 3D using Papericious products).

Please note - The main focus should be on Papericious products and do mention the products. 


Challenge Rules:
1. You can create any project - Altered items, 3D projects, Home Decor, Cards, Layouts, Mini Albums, Scrapbooks, etc.
2. Remember that you need to use Papericious Products as your main focus to qualifying for the win.
3. The last date of submission of your projects is 9th October, 2018 at 11:55 pm IST.
4. Please go through the general guidelines HERE before you link up your projects. Any project not following the rules will be disqualified and it will not be eligible for the prizes.

Prizes: 
Now onto the exciting part, the prizes! Papericious will be giving away TWO prizes every month:

  • The DT will be selecting a Merit Winner at the end of every challenge who will stand a chance to win a gift voucher worth INR 500 from the Papericious Store.

  • We will also be having a Random Winner from all the entries who enter their projects every month to win a Papericious 6"x6" Pattern Paper Pad.

Everyone gets an equal chance here, so whether you are a novice or an experienced crafter, all are welcome to play along with our challenges.



Challenge Inspiration:

Here is my creation as inspiration for the challenge. I have altered a frame and used lot of Papericious products like White Heavy Gesso, Texture paste, Chippies, Mom to Be Embellishment sheet, Acrylic color , Clear Glitter powder, Brick stencil from my stash , Glossy Accents and Embossing powder.




Now the gorgeous box by Erum! 
This is how Erum has described her take on the challenge inspiration:
"For my chocolate box, I used Papericious Monochrome Paper Pack. I wanted crisp lines so I cut out several panels, tags, and tidbits of various sizes and arranged them in a way that is pleasing to one's eye. I also added pops of reds here and there for interest."





I hope you are inspired and will be playing along our challenge us this month.
Happy crafting!

 Love,
Nikkita





Jungle Scene Theme Cards for Kids

Hi All,

This is Priya here from Priya-n-Papers. I am here today to share 2 super cute jungle themed cards. I have used Papericious back to Basics paper pad to make these. The simplicity and trendy pattern of this pack makes it my instant choice to make fun cards using dies. The colors are so fun as well to play with.
One of the card is pop up card. The jungle scene pops up when you open the card. Here it is.
For this card, I used green checkered paper to create the background. I have mixed and matched Papericious papers with plain cardstock.
I came up with my own dimensions to create the grassy scenes. I have used Back to Basics papers extensively to create the clouds, water and jungle critters.
On to the second card. The front panel of my second card is almost as like the first one, only difference is the background. I used 2 different color papers to make the background.
This card isn't a pop up card, but I have created a variation of jungle scene to showcase how we can use our papers and dies in different ways.
Here is inside of 2 cards opened together.
I had absolutely fun creating these! The sentiment say "It's your special day, Go Wild, Party Animal".  I am sure kids will love these!
Supplies Used :
Back to Basics Paper Pack (6x6 inches)
That's it from my side, hope you guys liked it. This paper pack is a must have for all paper crafters. I am gonna stock up on these on my Trip to India!
Happy Crafting!
Priya