Its Day 1 of our bloghop today!!! And its all about Diwali cards 🙂
Let me start with telling you a little about Diwali. Wikipedia says a lot about it but I want to talk about my personal experience with it. Its a big festival in India where I am from. A lot like the holiday season here! It has a lot of religious significance in the Hindu religion but I enjoy it for the festive spirit it brings.
We make lots of delicious sweets, light lamps to brighten our homes and gift each other gifts and cards. We also draw beautiful Rangoli patterns outside our houses and light a few (many!) fireworks.
Staying in US, away from our families, my husband and I miss celebrating Diwali the way we did at home. So this year I decided to send Diwali cards to all our friends here in US. Yes, physical, honest-to-goodness paper cards!
Here are few samples I made to decide on the pattern to mass produce:
I finally settled on the design below as best for making 50 cards! My Cameo was extremely useful to me in the process and I made several cutting files on my own for the cards! Here is the card that I sent to all our friends and family in US:
|Inside of card|
|I made a lot of those!|
I kept the card simple with no stamping. I designed the lamp and cut it out on my Cameo then ran the cutouts through my Xyron to stick them on the shiny square. I really do need a corner chomper to make rounding corners less painful next time 🙂 The sentiment uses Samarkan font which is very similar to Indian script.
Now for some giveaways! As I said before, I designed a lot of cutting files for Diwali since I couldn’t find any online. I am giving away 2 of them for free today and will have 2 more tomorrow. Here are today’s 2 files:
- Happy Diwali cutting file [wpdm_file id=6]
- Diya cutting file [wpdm_file id=5]
Now please continue on to Smriti’s blog for the bloghop! The full list of all of us doing the bloghop is below:
- Chaitali – http://cutscropscreativity.blogspot.com
- Smriti – http://ribbonsetc.blogspot.com/
- Gayatri – http://scrapawayg3.blogspot.com/
- Pooja – http://cards.poojawagh.com/
- Piali – http://touchofcreation.blogspot.com/
- Isha- http://hobbyandideas.blogspot.com/
- Sanketi – http://sanketij.blogspot.com/
And if you would like to play along, please leave your name and blogpost link below! Do leave us a comment if you are enjoying the bloghop!