It’s been over 17 years since I’ve been on Hajj, but I do recall some parts of it clearly and others are clear as mud! 😉
So last year I set on making a hajj kit. I didn’t know how to make this, but I knew I needed a laser machine to cut the templates for me. And that’s where I started.
One year later, I’ve almost perfected it with models for every single ritual, alhamdilillah (praise be to God)!
Gift tag techniques
I found this rubber stamp at a a garage for $1 a couple months ago.
Earlier today while packing an order I played with some colouring techniques.
I stamped with staz on black ink, and colored in with gel pens.
It’s just so happened that the tissue paper I was going to use was also purple!
All packed to go to Australia:
Next I tried water colors on the same stamp.
I really liked how the tags turned out, so I’ll be adding them to my etsy store.
Back to school DIY gifts
August 1st marks the beginning of back to school sales. Buy some supplies on sale and make your own gifts!
Here’s what I made:
1. Altered clipboard:
– add a shiny ribbon and a tag. I used a black cardstock, white ink and alphabet stamp set
2. Altered notebook:
Here’s another variaton of the same concept.
3. Personalized post it note pads:
4. No gift is complete for a teacher or a student without bookmarks.
Do you make or buy your gifts? Share your DIY back to school ideas below.
Cake stencil on paper Tutorial
I bought a cake stencil from craft souk at kaamilah boutique and the same night I came across a tutorial using a stencil on Darlene Designs website.
I taped the stencil to a paper, so it doesn’t move. And then I used my clear versamark ink pad directly on the stencil. Slowly removing the stencil, sprinkle embossing powder on it. Finally, set it with a heat gun.
(Before you begin, rub your paper with an embossing buddy. It really really helps!)
How Valentines Day Card can Make You Rich
If you have nothing in life but a good friend, you’re rich. To become richer, let’s make a valentines day card to our friends
Suit and tie card tutorial
It’s always a struggle to make masculine card for me. Last week, one of our managers at work was leaving and I offered to make a card for him. I asked around about him, and found out about his love for pretty ties.
By first step is, research. I searched for a while on Pinterest and bookmarked a card as inspiration. (Will include a link to it at the end)
Here’s the final version: [you can order it from my store: HafsaCreates on Etsy]