Altered Phone Stand with Grey Bloom Premium collection

11:23 am Shilpa Nagaonkar 4 Comments

Hello Everyone,

I've altered project to share with you today!

I've used Papericious lovely Grey Bloom collection for Altering this phone stand.

It looked something like this before, I don't know what was it used for. 
As I always forget where I've kept my phone.... I decided to turn into phone stand.

All embellishments are diecuts using Papericious papers.

I cut out roses from Grey Bloom collection. ..aren't they fab!

It is fun to turn something old into new! 
Hope you are inspired!
Papericiuous Grey Bloom Collection has lovely and elegant papers , can go with any kinda projects! 


Papericious Design Team Call - 2016 - 2017

11:00 am Hussena 6 Comments

Hello all Papericious fans!

We're thrilled to announce our 2016 Design Team call. If you've ever been interested in joining our team, now is the time! We're looking for talented, committed, creative designers who love our products. Our designers are expected to create 2-3 projects per month and post their masterpieces to social media.

Why should I apply?

  •  You’ll receive a box of goodies after each paper product release several times per year. Design Team members will receive every single product released during term at no cost.
  • Design team members will be given a 10% team discount to shop for products for personal use ONLY.
  •  Promotion of your name/work on our Blog, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and website
  •  A custom designed watermark and blog badge to display on your blog/website/social media accounts.
  •  The ability to work with incredibly talented and established designers.
  • Other possible opportunities: teaching, blog hops, partner swaps, etc.
  •  Open to Indian and International designers

We're looking for people who . .

  •  You must be able to commit to a team - many people underestimate how important this is.
  •  You must be able to post at least one project every 2 weeks and an additional project here and there as and when required. (One will be an inspiration post, and one a detailed tutorial post)
  • The ability to create ONE detailed pictorial or video tutorial, once every month showcasing Papericious products. (This will be ONE of your TWO posts that you are assigned to create every month)
  • You must be able to create one project for each new product brought to market during a new release (items can be combined together and often used together) 
  • You will also have to create one additional project for our challenges. Since the challenges are hosted by ONLY 2 Design Team members every month, each member will have to do this post ONCE in every 4-5 months approximately
  • You must be able to complete projects on time to deadline!
  • Photos - you MUST be able to take good photos of your work. Your photos represent our products and they need to be a good standard to showcase them properly.
  • Blogs and Social Media - you MUST have a blog which is updated regularly and be present on Social Media - or if you're not you must be willing to be involved in Social Media. This includes Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest.
  • We expect our Design Team Members to take part in group discussions, and give us constructive feedback about our products. We also would expect you to actively promote Papericious wherever possible – it may be your Blog, Facebook page, Instagram, Pinterest, etc.
  • You must able to commit to at least a 6 month term - longer is preferable.
  • We look for variety within the team so it's not always about having the best of everything in one person - we want you to show how versatile our products are.


  •  Samples – we are a high profile company and we need people who can make physical samples (if you’re in India). (You will be reimbursed in form of Papericious products or be paid for them).

How to apply ?

So if this is you, email us with why you wanna be in the team and examples of some work, we’d love to see them!

Email with the following info :

  • Subject Line: "DT Call, Your Name, Your Country" Ex : DT Call - Hussena, Kolkata, India
  • Your email address, shipping address and phone number.

 Links to your

1. Blog Address

2. Personal Facebook Page link

3. Instagram name (so we can find you)

4. Pinterest (Optional, but welcome!)

5. YouTube (Optional, but we would love to see if you have one!)

  •  List your area(s) of expertise in crafting- EX : Card-making, Scrap-booking, Layouts, Mixed Media, Altered Art, etc.
  • One paragraph introducing yourself. Tell us when you started crafting and how you would define your personal style. What do you love about Papericious? Please help us get an idea of who you are as a crafter and your experience in the industry.
  • Links (or attachments) to 3 recent creative projects that highlight your crafting style. Be sure to include a bio/description as to why you feel they are your best creations till date! Projects made using Papericious products are not necessary to apply, but definitely welcome!
  • Current & past design team and or challenge team affiliations listing the time/term spent with each (prior/current affiliations not necessary to apply)
  • Creative achievements/resume such as magazine publications, Guest Design posts and/or recognitions, etc... (if any-none are necessary to apply).

The deadline to send applications is Thursday, 28 July, 2016. The new team will be notified via email in late July/ first week of August, 2016. International applications will be more than welcome.

Read thoroughly before applying. We have sent an acknowledgment mail to all those who have applied so far. If you have applied and didn't get the mail by now, that means your application is incomplete and you have to send it again.

Thank you so much and have a nice day everyone!


Festive Beginning with Papericious "Shabby Brown"

11:52 am Artforte 3 Comments

Hello Friends

The Monsoon is here and the soothing drops of rains bring cheer all around. The birds start to sing, the trees start to put on new leaves and we all start preparing ourselves for an extended festive season ahead – beginning with Teej, Rakhi, Janmashtmi, all.

To celebrate this lovely season and to prepare ourselves for the festivities, I am presenting today a unique hand crafted gift box.

This hand crafted dry-fruit box is made in MDF wood and ornated with lovely Papericious pattern paper stack called “Shabby Brown”. The sides of the box has been exquisitely with modelling paste, gesso and inka gold and then used varnish also to protect the box. It has 4 chambers inside which can house different kinds of dry fruits. The look and feel of the box can be customized for the occasion and the immense collection of Papercious pattern papers/stacks can be used to choose the apt color and look of the box that you or the receiver likes.
So this Monsoon, wedding and festival season, make your loved ones exclaim in praise of your choice and the novel way of gifting.


Let's alter something!

11:12 am Unknown 7 Comments

Hello and good morning! ^__^

I know it's a Monday but on the positive side, no scorching sun! The weather is cool and pleasant!

I'm Halak and today's project features an altered notebook cover.

Here's what the notebook looked like before altering :

Yeah... pretty weird...

It had been lying with me for ages so I thought... hey, let's alter that ghastly cover! Lol!

I used the super pretty Pattern Collection Vol 1 paper pack by Papericious to create a new cover for my notebook.

Here's the finished product :

What say? A total transformation, kinda like those before and after ads. :P

I love the designs in this set! Pattern Collection Volume 1 is a paper pack that's complete by itself. It's got a stunning assortment of beautiful patterns featuring these classic colors : pink, white, grey and black.

The reverse of the notebook was kept pretty simple.

And that's that! I really enjoyed altering the notebook. My sibling was thrilled on receiving it and decided to make it her everyday journal. ^__^

I hope you liked it and thank you so much for stopping by! *Big Panda Hugs*

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May Challenge #2 Vintage Theme- Winners

10:52 am Artforte 5 Comments

Dear Friends,

Thanks to all of you for the fantabulous response to the Papericious May Challenge #Vintage Theme. The creations were so good and innovative. It was real hard for us to finalize the winners. For me everyone of you who have submitted their entry is a winner. But then I have to announce the best entries.

The TOP 3 are...

And the Winner (chosen by Design Team members) is :

And the Random Winner is . . . .
Entry#8. Big Congrats Gayathri V. Please send email at with subject as Random Winner - Vintage Theme.

Congratulations to all of you...

Special Gift Goodie-bag.
I also give special (and personal) appreciation for the work done by Mounika. Congrats Mounika for the awesome work done. I am personally giving you a Special Surprise Gift Goodie-bag.

Winners please collect your respective badges from here. We would love to see them on your blog.

Meena Herale, please send email at with subject: Challenge Winner-Vintage Theme.

Mounika, please send email at with subject: Special Gift Goody Bag Winner-Papericious Vintage Theme

We have our Third June Challenge # A Recipe up and running and do check all the details. And we would like to see your awesome creations.

Have A Nice Day !!!


Fold Over Gift box.. by Shilpa

11:00 am Shilpa Nagaonkar 5 Comments

Hello Everyone,
Shilpa here,

I am loving this new paper collection- Pretty Basics by Papericious!! 

I made a Fold Over Gift box with those lovely papers. I've tutorial here as well, hope you will enjoy it. (source: Pinterest)

Papers are so pretty, I just diecut them to decorate the box.

For the base, I used white card stock , Size 15*6"
Scored the lines 6"-3"-6"

When I folded it at scored lines, I got flap for the box.

Next, I took 10" square white card stock to make inside box.
Scored the lines 3" along each side.

Cut at four corners, attach the sides, to make the box.

here you will find, base of the box is ready.

I decorated it using polka dot papers from Pretty basics and I've used adhesive button from Papericious.

here are more views

Do try this easy box of your own!! And Share it on our Facebook page
We love to see what you make!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!


Colorful layout with Pretty Basics

11:08 am Unknown 8 Comments

Hello and good morning! ^__^

It's the weekend and I hope you are also chilling and thinking of catching up with all that crafting!

I'm Halak and today I'll be taking you through a tutorial using the vibrant Pretty Basics paper pack by Papericious. (A fun project to try out this weekend, what say?)

Let's get started!

It all began with the layering of papers.

Pretty Basics is so colorful and gorgeous that I simply couldn't help myself! I wanted to use all the pattern papers from this one! So I came up with a background that uses 5 different sheets.

Check it out :

First, I arranged them loosely in this manner for my layout.

After this, I took a piece of white cardstock and stamped a sentiment.

I wanted an uplifting motivating sentiment that I could frame, so I went for this one.

Next I did a little stamping around it followed by some stenciling using blue and purple inks.

Notice that I added a few bits of washi tape too.

After this step, I wanted some more layering so decided to use pieces from Pretty Basics sheets for that.

With all that thinking, hand-tearing the paper and gluing this is what my base looked like :

So colorful!

Tip : Notice that I adhered all pattern papers to right hand side (RHS) top and bottom edges.

Why did I do that?
To maintain balance.

The design strips on my layout background are focusing towards the LHS.
If I didn't balance it out by building up layers on RHS, the project would not be visually pleasing.

Remember, whenever you create a project, think of the background and tie-in your elements with it while maintaining balance.

Once this was done, I arranged and glued my pattern papers in the format shown in the second picture and adhered based over it.

Here's the picture :

I wanted a tiny portion of the pattern paper towards the RHS bottom too, so I cut up a few strips and glued them.

Also added a red butterfly punch out.

Finally gave the butterfly a coat of sparkle and adhered a few sequins to finish it off!

That's how I did it!

Tip : I used a whole bunch of colors because I wanted my project to be all colorful but if you don't want that, you can pick a color scheme you like and work with that.
Example : Warm colors like red, orange and cool colors like blue and green etc.

I hope you enjoyed the tutorial and will give it a go! ^__^ In case of any difficulty, feel free to ask about this project in the comments below and I will most certainly reply to it!

Signing off with a close up, till next time dear friends!

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June Challenge : A Recipe

11:26 am kavitha 16 Comments

Hello everyone!!
Good morning, it's Kavitha here to bring you the brand new challenge for this month.

We have a recipe cooked up  for you for this challenge, yes we want to see minimum of 

ONE Die Cut, TWO Pattern Papers and THREE kind of Embellishments 
on your projects, you can use more than one, two or three but we want to see minimum numbers of the given products on your projects.

{Papericious Challenge #3 Guidelines}
  • You can create any project - Cards, Layouts, Albums, Altered items, 3D projects, Home Decor etc.
  • The last date for submission of your projects is 9th July, 2016 at 11:59pm IST.
  • Please go through the General Guidelines HERE before you link up your project. Any project not following the rules, will be disqualified and it will not be eligible for the prizes.
Now, what's a challenge without prizes, right?! 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 be also be having a Random Winner from all the entries who enter their projects every month to win a Papericious 6 X 6" Pattern Paper Pad. 
Everyone's got a equal chance here so whether you are a novice or an experienced crafter, all are welcome to play along our challenges :)

Now onto some wonderful inspiration from the Design Team. 
A soft and pretty card from Manu Gupta using Naturals Collection

Shabby Chic card by Kavitha using Vintage Rosewood Collection

Hope you're inspired to play along our challenge. We would love to see your entries using Papericious products!


Party Favour Bags | Photo Tutorial

11:00 am Hussena 12 Comments

Hello everyone,
This is Hussena here and today I have a very fun, pretty and  a very easy to make party favour bag to share using papers from our new release Pretty Basics. This bag measures nearly 7 inches in length by 8 inches in width and would make a perfect hostess gift and even a perfect party favour gift for your young ones. This bag can hold quite a decent size gift :)
Here's a look at the bag first followed by a step by step tutorial on how to go about making one for yourselves :)


The Happiness Box!!!!

10:00 am Manu Gupta 4 Comments

Hello Everyone!!!

This is Manu here and I have a surprise for you, A Happiness box is what I call it!!!
I'm sure you all must have gotten your this months release by now?? No, why wait?? grab these super yumm papers soon (I'm gonna get a few more for myself very soon) The new release i.e 'Happy Birthday' and 'Pretty Basics' is a super bright and fun filled one!!! 

Being true to it's name, I used the 'Pretty Basics' collection to make up this pretty box!!! The Happiness Box!!!

Liked the Teaser?? Lets checkout the complete project!!!! 
Here's the Box for you!!!

The top panel!!

I also have a tutorial on how to make this one!!! It's pretty simple and easy peasy!

1. Take a 12*12 cardstock and score it along 4'' and 8'' on two sides, you will end up having 4" square on your cardstock. 
2. Now, cut through(lets say top right hand one) one flap on each side and then fold your box in from all the ends, you will end up having a box like in the picture below.
3. To make the lid, since my box width is 4", I took a 7" square (now here's the tip, I measure 7.1" ie. 1MM extra on two sides so that the box can go inside the lid easily) and then score at 1.5" at all the ends. Shape it like the lid . 
4. Tadaaaa, your box is ready to be embellished!!! Go wild with making your Happiness box pretty and full of fun!!

I made a cake inside and embellished it with flowers. For the flaps, I had 4 sentiments along 4 sides and then left 4 places empty to put the pictures!!!

Here's the box completely opened up!

A  Few more closeups of the box !!

I hope you liked the Happiness box, do try making one for yourself and do not forget to share your creation with us!
Ohh yeah, you have 2 more days until 10th to enter into this months challenge!!!
Find all about the challenge here!
This months challenge is a treat for all you vintage lovers!! Go, go, check it all out!!

Happy Crafting!