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Creative Collections, Gift Pack Idea, Tutorial

Gift Packing-Wrapping Ideas & Creative Collections #1

I am going to start a new feature at my blog with the name Creative Collections, in which I will be sharing random creative ideas & tutorials for helping those who are looking for inspiration & ideas. Let’s see my today’s collection of Gift packing & wrapping ideas.

Whenever we are giving away something to others, We always meet this basic issue..How to pack the gift item? Gift Packing and wrapping is an art though, but we can try it easily with a little bit of our own effort other than thinking how to do it.. See here some pretty ideas on how to gift pack beautifully!

Best Gift Packing-Wrapping Ideas And Creative Collections #1

best gift packing wrapping ideas creative khadija collections

Best Gift Packing-Wrapping Ideas And Creative Collections #1

Dip your finger in the paint & write any words on the plain packing sheet..wrap it nicely!
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Best Gift Packing-Wrapping Ideas And Creative Collections #1

Cut some washitape triangles & make beautiful bunting!

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Best Gift Packing-Wrapping Ideas And Creative Collections #1

Place a doily paper on gift wrap & cover with fabric strip & twine knot.
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Best Gift Packing-Wrapping Ideas And Creative Collections #1

Get a brown packaging & paste a picture on it. knot with a pretty thread.
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Best Gift Packing-Wrapping Ideas And Creative Collections #1

Pom pom are very smart with gift packaging & styling! make contrast with the wrapping sheet & enjoy!

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Best Gift Packing-Wrapping Ideas And Creative Collections #1

Get a plain gift pack & paste some colorful sequins, not bad to have something monogramming..

Best Gift Packing-Wrapping Ideas And Creative Collections #1

Best Gift Packing-Wrapping Ideas And Creative Collections #1

Potato stamps are the best! as easy as ABC.. super simple & pretty!

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Best Gift Packing-Wrapping Ideas And Creative Collections #1

Make some paper punch dots & place at transparent tape, seal it with another piece & then cut in any shape! these leafs are too cute :)

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Best Gift Packing-Wrapping Ideas And Creative Collections #1

This is so simple yet awesome. Isn’t it?

Best Gift Packing-Wrapping Ideas And Creative Collections

Best Gift Packing-Wrapping Ideas And Creative Collections

An eraser of the pencil can work too well for designing a gift wrapper. pack nicely & then design easily! polka dots are simply cute :)

You can get many more easy ideas on how to gift wrap wonderfully, I got all these from my pinterest collection! So have a look there for the original source of every picture & details.

Here are a few of my own ideas & tutorials on how to pack gifts & design the wrappers!

Creative Khadija's Tutorials

Creative Khadija’s Tutorials

DIY Heartistic gift pack for Valentine’s Day

Creative Khadija's Tutorials

Creative Khadija’s Tutorials

DIY Gift Packing Idea With WashiTape

Creative Khadija's Tutorials

Creative Khadija’s Tutorials

DIY Chevron Stencil Designed Gift Box

Creative Khadija's Tutorials

Creative Khadija’s Tutorials

Textured Gift Wrapper DIY

Creative Khadija's Tutorials

Creative Khadija’s Tutorials

Henna Designed Gift Box

I hope you enjoyed the article & hopefully in future you will be getting more inspirational ideas related arts, crafts & handmade! oh yeah one more thing! Ramadan is coming.. So may be some Recipes?? Let’s see.. InshaAllah :)

Have a wonderful day!

Khadija ~

p.s Images Source- Pinterest

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Calligraphy, DIY, Drawings & sketching, For Sale

Calligraphy WallArt Making for Mother’s Day

Hello everyone, I am back after a tiny break from the blog.. Life is busy these days with work & stuff. During this little break, I were working on several crafty projects, a few were for sale while others were for gifting friends.. I will try to share that work in my upcoming posts or at my social media may be! I made so many wall arts during the past weeks, but one of my favorite was freehand calligraphy lettering wall art which I make for Mother’s Day specially! It’s all about heartily feelings & love.. A mother is not just a person, Mother is God gifted angel who is always helping & understanding us better than anyone else.. I am not a good writer to sum up this wonderful gifted blessing of Allah Almighty in a few words of this article! I am blessed with a wonderful Mother as all of you are having, My sweet Mother is a very creative women.. So you can guess now from where I got my creative genes.. haha

Calligraphy WallArt Making for Mother’s Day

mothers day gift wall art calligraphy lettering art

I did some freehand lettering as calligraphy, It was fun giving it a try with paint & brush. After sharing blogversary giveaway wall arts, I was getting appreciation, One of my blog reader ask me if I can make a calligraphy wall art with free hand lettering as a gift on Mothers Day.. So I was ready to give it a try for Mother’s Day theme. There I share some quotes for writing on the textured painting & the selected one was my most favorite.

– My Heaven On Earth & Beyond –

If we feel like our life is pretty as heaven on Earth.. then we should not be feeling shy to accept the fact behind & giving whole credit to our sweet mothers! Alhamdulillah..

mothers day gift wall art calligraphy lettering art

calligraphy lettering art

Before starting the final project, First I test my freehand lettering skills on a rough page.. after some mistakes, I learned how to do it well.. So this is how I Made it.. You will need to have some acrylic paints, a calligraphy brush or some thin stroke brushes. water & some glitter too..
mothers day gift wall art calligraphy lettering art

freehand lettering art

I cut a thick sheet of my sketchbook, The texture of the sheet is not plain.. that’s an embossed thick sheet. I use Red, Green, Yellow acrylic colors for base & Black for writing text.

I use thick dry brush texture for making a base! Then used foam brush round shape for filling the squares.

It was interesting to share the project sneak peek with the readers/followers at social media during work! everyone was guessing! but I reveal it later.. I ask them to guess the colors I am working on!

mothers day gift wall art calligraphy lettering art

mothers day gift wall art calligraphy lettering art

After completing the painting, I set it aside & give it time to get dry! Ahh..my tea! (after typing a long article post..I need some tea again! haha)

mothers day gift wall art calligraphy lettering art

calligraphy lettering art

My customer’s mother is also a teacher who is teaching from last 35 years. I feel proud to work for such wonderful people.. MashaAllah. God bless her..She is mother of all those students whom she is teaching from last 35 years. (According to Islamic point of views, a teacher is exactly respectable as a mother)

mothers day gift wall art calligraphy lettering art

calligraphy lettering wallart

Every mother is a Heaven on Earth & beyond.. Every mother is wonderful. May God Almighty bless them always..

Here is the video about making this art.

As I have said in my last article (two weeks back), I will be sharing next article after the new blog design which is due from a few weeks but finally done, So here today my blog’s new design working well. I started getting comments & emails suddenly from my dear readers as the new theme installed & started working. I am very happy to know that my new blog design is easy for my those dear fellows who were always complaining me about webpage issues related comment form etc, So it feels great to see them all back again after almost an year! Welcome back everyone! I will be posting more often now! & I hope you will be enjoying my random crafty & creative updates!

On the other hand, My small business of handmade arts & crafts work is growing & spreading Alhamdulillah, I am planning to give it some more time, But I am sure my blogging activity will not be effecting much.. I am a good time manager I guess..! Let’s see..

Have a great day friends :)

p.s If you are still facing any issues with my new webpage design, feel free to drop me a line via Email or contact form! I will try my best to solve it soon :)

Khadija~

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Giveaway, Random Blogging

Happy Mothers Day & Giveaway Winner Announced

win giveaway wall art painting calligraphy art DIY

We Have A Winner Today

Happy Mothers Day everyone! I know I am a bit late in wishing you beautiful ladies but you can’t imagine how busy is this arty crafty girl (I am talking about “Creative Khadija” off course :p haha) I am going to announce the Lucky winner ofCreative Khadija 5th Blogversary Giveaway I am really thankful to all of you dear girls who participated & dropped their sweet well wishes for me & my blog! I am really thankful to all of you who made my day more brighter with their wonderful comments & appreciation.

During past 5 years, I started having a unique relationship with my readers all over the world, I never met a single of them but now as I know them from years, I feel like we are friends from years.. your support means a lot, your emails, suggestion, feedback via comments & critics too are seriously having importance!

I am among those few lucky bloggers who are having readers from all over the world with every age group. As my blog is totally girly & filled with home stuff & feminine interests, So my readers are women mostly! as far as I know..during these 5 years I came to know about my regular readers a bit more, the youngest blog reader of mine is a 9 years old girl from Italy & a 10 years old girl with the name Khadeeja from Malaysia but currently living in Pakistan. as well as the most senior & dear reader of my blog is LV from Texas who is 86 years old & She is a blogger as well. I also love Michelle from Los Angeles, She is an awesome blogger & jewelry designer, I enjoy when she call me “My Online Adopted Niece Kiran” She is such a dear lady. I love my people who find time from their busy routine & write me always :) I respect my every reader & blogger buddies who are connected from years at blogland. I hope we will be connected forever :)

OMG.. I am talkative again today… stop me plz! otherwise I will be writing another 1500 words article as my 5Th blogversary post..haha. Anyways.. Here is the announcement of my Giveaway Winner.. drum rolls……. there we go…

Maryam from Planet Marzz.. No No.. She lives at Planet Universe, but write over Planet Marzz..(her blog name)

Congrats Maryam, I hope you will be enjoying my calligraphy paintings wall art. I will be contacting you via E-mail. So be sure to check & reply me with details :)

 

Here is a Video for you to enjoy glimpse of making this calligraphy art.

P.S- Many readers of my website are writing me via emails & social media about the issues they are facing at my website, some of you are unable to open my blog via smart gadgets, a few of you are facing difficulty in leaving comments as well as a few are getting errors while checking archives! I noted down your complaints & will be soon working on these as well. So until then.. I will not be posting anything here! I will be posting at my twin blog may be. I will update my Social networks, so be sure to follow me there as well. Let my tech team fix these issues first, So I bet you people will be again able to read my article here properly, I am sorry dear readers!

Have a wonderful day!

Khadija

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DIY, Jute & Twine Crafts, Organizing ideas, Reuse, Tutorial

Twine Reminder-Memory Board DIY

Memory boards are important element of our living room walls, I made an easy version of a reminder/memory board for my craftroom wall recently, As I were getting some pretty Polaroid prints from one of my affiliates Printl. So they were sending me Polaroid prints monthly from my instagram gallery.

I were thinking how to manage these pretty Polaroid pictures.. So this idea came in my mind one day! You might remember my that article in which I share about a burlap canvas which was my Earrings organizer previously..& before that Accessory hanger, it was a weaving frame during my textile design studies! So I am reusing & upcycling this old frame several times! but I think (I am not sure though) this is the final version of its reusing!

See how it is done finally!

Twine Reminder-Memory Board DIY

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diy-reminder-memory-board

It was a weaving frame but couple years back I cover it with burlap & make it a jewelry hanger. Few days back when I were painting my craftrrom wall, I paint it a little with leftover paints on palette. I decorate it with ribbons & dough flowers & made it a Memory board now!

See How I made this Memory Board, Feel free to PIN IT..

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diy-reminder-memory-board-ideas

1- Gather Supplies. Frame, Ribbons, glue gun, dough flowers, scissors.

2- Measure & Cut the ribbons according to the frame size. keep one inches extra.

3- Weave it with design,

4- Use glue gun to paste the ribbons.

5- Paste a wide ribbon to hide the glue gun & ribbons from sides.

6- Fix some dough flowers at corners.

7- Let it dry! ( and see where is the mistake… I know the symmetry is not well because I fix the ribbons without measuring distance between ribbons)

Here it is the final look. How is it?

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diy-reminder-memory-board-ideas

I put a few of my favorite prints on the memory board. Will shuffle or change with time :)
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polaroid prints organizing ideas

Don’t miss your happiest moments. Let’s make them alive”. whenever I have a look at my memory board, I can see my favorite crafts, photography & locations updates from my instagram gallery! how fun.. :)

diy-reminder-memory-board-ideas

Polaroid prints by printl

Thank You Printl for sending me these beautiful prints all the way from Russia.

polaroid prints organizing ideasI shared the above click at my instagram & it was appreciated a lot :)

instagram accessory for sale

instagram

I made a little logo of instagram with polymer clay. Now I am going to make a pendant with it.. What do you think?

I hope you liked the tutorial. Here is the video for more step by step details. Enjoy!

 


Have a great day friends :)

P.S Blogversary Giveaway is still open!

Khadija

creativekhadija blog birthday blogversary
Random Blogging, Recap of the Year

Creative Khadija 5th Blogversary & Giveaway

About 5 years back I started blogging..And here today I am going to share the story how “Creative Mind Khadija” started..(Read at your own risk, This story is all about fun ramblings related my blog..might be boring, lengthy, irrelevant, funny or may be inspiring :p )

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creativekhadija blog birthday/blogversary

Happy 5th Blogversary Creative Khadija Blog

About 5 years back..one day while working on a college assignment, I were tired of searching content at Google related my presentation topic.. Suddenly I got a message from my friend Rabia in which she sent a link of handbags making tutorials post, I check that & enjoyed, below the article there were comments of other bloggers too. I started reading those and by chance clicked a commentator’s blogger profile where I noticed an option – Create Your blog – I seriously don’t know why I clicked through as I never even think of doing this.. so I made a blog!

Creating a blog was super easy, as far as I remember I just clicked on options & “Yes” for most of them.. And it was Done. The only trouble I faced was the moment when I was going to decide the blog name and profile picture.. as I am a Pakistani so I thought worldwide blogger community might not be appreciating.. (as the international media/news talk so rude about Pakistan & Pakistanis) So I select a name & profile pic finally..! Name : Zeshuregi, Profile pic : Blonde Barbie Hahaha..I seriously dont know how quickly I decide this & done it.. funny me..!

During first one week, I upload so many random images of my creative work and projects, there were capital letters, hardly 10/15 words in one article, so many mistakes etc. In one week I publish about 30 posts with rough content..haha.. I was not familiar with blogging thing..

Then I forgot about blogging for long time.. I were busy in studies that’s why! but sometimes I update tutorials from Martha Stewart blog or Etsy DIY ideas just like these days we are pinteresting.. After my exams I started blogging and then learning about how to do it..I share my first Tutorial on the blog and there I was appreciated (although that was an ordinary article with rough images of tutorial) So I started sharing tutorial posts then, my readers were enjoying my ideas and work, no matter how roughly composed it was.. The very first comment on the blog was from a Canadian girl who were selling recycled denim projects. She have deleted her blog now but I hope she will be fine.

With the passage of time..my blog was getting famous day by day..My creative stuff was getting featured at many websites, in e-books- online magazines & in print media as well.. I got 3/10 page rank after one year of blogging (sadly it has gone now but luckily it doesn’t matter anymore) I remember the feeling when the editor of Threads magazine contacted Zeshuregi for a magazine feature in 2011.. There I disclose my real name with her for the very first time.. and whenever I am getting featured with zeshuregi name..it makes me feel weird.. so I disclose my name on the blog finally! I rarely talk about my blogging activity with anyone in my friends and family circle..(I dont know the reason why I hide..haha)

Here I remember when my brother told me a fun thing when He talk about my blog with a cousin of us who is also a blogger, so my cousin was confused to see the blog with the name Zeshuregi..He asked my brother this is someone zeshuregi, but my brother assured him that’s kiran’s fake name..! So my blogger cousin helped me in blogging/wordpress redirection matters etc! He is now a co-admin of my blog as well.

Blogging was not an easy job for me while studying but Thanks Almighty I managed all.. my grades were always fine! I take breaks during exams or busy schedule of work! Time flies..I can’t believe its my 5th blogversary today..but when I have a look at my 5 years old nephew Hashir ..then I feel peace & believe that 5 years have passed really..haha.. My super sweet nephew’s birth is the happy & memorable happening around those days when I start blogging..

People steal my work.. sometimes at blogs & sometimes at social media or online forums.. It’s hectic to face this but I started watermarking my images with the blog address! but there are still some dear stupids around who are stealing my work. I don’t mind anymore.. I am a calm mind now..(haha..this might be joke of the century? :p )

5 wonderful years of blogging.. So much fun! loads of success..tons of fun! so many features..Published in different countries worldwide, mentioned in E-Books. Featured in Magazines, Websites and wonderful blogs..Interviewed so many times..even I can’t remember how many times! I am so thankful to everyone who drop by here & makes me feel good. All of my blogger friends & people are super sweet.. my views are now different from 5 years back thinking :) most of the People around the globe are nice, World is good..not everyone is same as media/news explaining..

I celebrate my blog’s 5th blogversary.. A teeny tiny party at my place with my people available at home that moment.. it was fun though..Would you like to have a sneak peek there? have a look..

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creativekhadija blog birthday

I enjoy working on this tiny celebration as it’s my best friend’s birthday party..but NO my blog is not my best friend..its my baby actually :p haha blushes*

I wanted to change blog design for the 5th year’s celebration but for some reason it was not possible.. disappointed though :( I hope my readers are comfortable with this design..

creativekhadija blogversary

creativekhadija blog birthday blogversary

I made some crape paper flowers and wrote the digit 5 on the wall with flowers. I was affiliated with a good team who design some labels specially for my blogversary! so I got printable labels of my blog’s logo & blogversary quotes from Food Packaging Labels

I apply these stickers on the juice glasses & made some banners too for putting along with cake and cupcakes! These are pretty labels & perfect affiliation for my celebration! For the cake..My friend Nabia was going to make a customized cake for my blogversary but for some reason we skipped. SugarnCrumbs islamabad is making beautiful cakes, She is a wonderful photographer as well  (Rammal M Photography Islamabad)

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creativekhadija 5th blogversary

Alhamdulillah for every success, Thanks a lot dear readers of Creative Khadija blog! Your support means a lot. I am really thankful to all of my silent readers as well as the active ones! I appreciate your emails & comments. I know many people are writing me about the blog issue which dont usually allow them to write comment under the blog posts, I know there is some issue, but I appreciate your comments at my social media networks otherwise. These 5 years are the best years of my life so far.. I am learning and trying to do more well.

creativekhadija blog birthday blogversary

creativekhadija blogversary

So here is a giveaway for my dear readers and followers. I painted some wall arts with calligraphy quotes on it. Would you like to have my hand painted art for your walls? see below how to win these!

How to Enter the blogversary Giveaway –

1- Comment at this blog post.

2- Follow Creative Khadija(see FOLLOW option at bottom right)

3- Follow Creative Khadija social networks(but this is not mandatory just an extra entry)

Giveaway is open Worldwide, feel free to enter. Winner will be announced at 10th of May 2015

 I enjoyed my 5 years at blogland..who knows about the next year? even the next moment.. nobody knows..Just God Almighty knows whats going to happen! So I dont promise you that I will be there after next five years..but I promise I will not be forgetting anyone. Thanks a lot for always appreciating my ideas & tutorials. I am happy to see my customers/followers & readers happy..

On a serious note.. In our life we have so many people who are always appreciating and admiring us but believe me there are some many many more people who are even jealous & having poison inside them for us..no matter how sweetly they behave in front of us.. Life is all about facing and handling these dual faced kind of people who are not happy at your success or goodness, but ignore them & let them burn..hehe.. follow the quote which is something like..”kill them with your happiness & bury them with your success”! That’s it..

Oops I am so talkative today.. But I should have a look at the increasing word count of this article now! 1440 is a big word.. longest article at my blog! I hope you enjoyed reading this fun rambling by me. Thanks again dear readers of Creative Khadija. Forgive me if ever there was something disturbing from my side..

Happy Blogging :)

Khadija Kiran

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