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Sunday, 9 July 2017

Happy Rakshabandan - Shabby Chic Money Envelope and Gift Box.

Hello everyone
I hope you all are having a fab week. I have a new project to share with you all today and it’s the first time I have made something like this.  Here I have Money Envelope with a Gift Box which I have made for the upcoming Indian festival Raksha Bandhan. 

Importance of Raksha Bandhan
Raksha Bandhan is a Hindu secular festival which is a celebration of sibling love and to be very specific Brother- Sister bond. Raksha Bandhan in Sanskrit literally means "the tie or knot of protection". The word Raksha means protection, while Bandhan is the verb to tie. On this day, The sister comes to Brother’s house and ties a sacred thread (Rakhi or an amulet)on this wrist in turn seeking protection from all evil for a lifetime. This is followed with a prayer or a song while putting red vermillion dot (Tilak) on his forehead and performing Aarti . An aarti is nothing but  a tray with lighted lamp which ritually rotated  clockwise around the brother's face, along with the prayer and well wishes.She then feeds him sweets which traditionally are ladoos, barfis and pedas (Indian Sweets)and in the recent times we feed them Chocolates and sometimes even diet sweets….lol. In return, along with the promise to protect her all her life, the brother also gives her gifts and money.

My husband has 2 sisters (1st cousins) and they would be coming over for Raksha Bandhan to my house and for them I have made this money envelope and a gift box to add a small gift and some money.

The box is 5" by 5" by 3" in size while the envelope is 7" by 3.5" in size and is a 3 fold envelope. The is a belly band to hold the money and the center part is empty to add our message. The top part is left empty and we can keep it that way or add a nice poem or some stamping. Here are some close up shots of the envelope.
I am putting this project up at
  1. Craft stamper magazine - Take it Make it July
  2. CWS Challenge #16 - Celebrate  (I have made a this project to celebrate Indian festival RakshaBandhan. )
  3. HLS - Anything goes with Dies - July 2017 (I have incorporated leaf dies in my project )
  4. Polkadoodles Crafting Challenge Week 27 - Anything Goes
  5. Scrapy Land Challenge #69 - Anything Goes (I have used Elizabeth Craft Design Curvy Leaves Die)
  6. Word Art Wednesday Week #290-291 - Anything Goes




Supplies used:
  1. Ranger White heat embossing powder
  2. Wow heat embossing gun  (ItsyBitsy)
  3. Versamark watermark inkpad
  4. Violet cardstcock 250gsm (ItsyBitsy)
  5. Green cardstcock 250gsm (ItsyBitsy)
  6. J'ardin Paper pack (ItsyBitsy)
  7. Chipboard elements (ItsyBitsy) 
  8. Memento Grape Jelly dye ink
  9. White cardstock 270gsm  (ItsyBitsy)
  10. Sequins - Sugar Plum Mix and Yellow (Mudra)
  11. Small roses (1cm) - Nikita More
  12. Brown Poppies - Crafter's Corner
  13. Rose Buds - Nikita More
  14. White Sakura flowers - Nikita More
  15. Sugar Pollen - ItsyBitsy
  16. Rakshabandhan stamp - Peek a boo designs - Happy stamp set
  17. Happy stamp - Petals From Scratch Card Sentiments Clear Acrylic Stamp Set by Fiskars Stamps
  18. Elizabeth Craft Design Curvy Leaves Die
  19. Silicon Glue (ItsyBitsy)
  20. White Adhesive
  21. Violet 1" Satin ribbon (ItsyBitsy)
  22. Yellow roses (ItsyBitsy)

24 comments:

  1. Wow, what a gorgeous gift set this is!! I love the colors and flowers!! They look amazing!! And I really enjoyed learning about Raksha Bandan, too!! Enjoy the celebration!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  2. Ur creation is adorable and with the kind of love u have made it for your SIL's that too is adorable!!

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  3. WOW. Both of these are so pretty. Thanks for joining the July challenge at Creative With Stamps. Dorlene DT CWS

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  4. I don't know if the word GORGEOUS is even adequate here. More like STUNNING. Thanks so much for sharing with us, and please stop by again soon.
    Blessings to you,
    Karen L
    Word Art Wednesday

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  5. Beautiful creations! And thanks for including so much info about the occasion for the money holder and gift box -thanks so much for linking up at HLS Anything Goes w/ Dies Challenge!

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  6. Beautiful set...The color combination is awesome...

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  7. Just gorgeous thank you for playing along in our challenge at Polkadoodles Challenge
    Michelle DT

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  8. Beautiful projects! Love the pretty color scheme you used too.
    Thank you so much for joining us at Creative with Stamps Challenge!

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  9. Gorgeous gift set. Thanks for joining us for our Anything Goes Polkadoodles Challenge

    Karon DT, Polkadoodles

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  10. Gorgeous project, and thank you so much for sharing your tradition. I love learning about different cultures and how they celebrate. The colors and papers and design are wonderful. Thanks so much for playing with us at Happy Little Stampers July Anything Goes With Dies Challenge!

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  11. GORGEOUS PROJECT !
    Thanks for joining us at SCRAPYLAND challenge blog and good luck !
    Maryvonne DT Member

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  12. Fabulous project! Thanks so much for joining our Anything Goes Challenge at Polkadoodles
    Claire xx

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