Wednesday 12 July 2017

Happy Rakshabandan - Shabby Chic Money Envelope and Gift Box (Pink)

Hello everyone
How are you all today? I hope you all are having a fab week. So I have yet another Gift box with a matching Envelope for the upcoming festival Raksha Bandhan. This is the second one I have made and its similar to the first one with the only difference being the color of the project.  

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. Addicted to Stamps and more challenge#250 - Photo Inspiration (Got inspired by the colors in this photo)
Supplies used:
  1. Ranger White heat embossing powder
  2. Wow heat embossing gun  (ItsyBitsy)
  3. Versamark watermark inkpad
  4. Pink cardstcock 250gsm (ItsyBitsy)
  5. Green cardstcock 250gsm (ItsyBitsy)
  6. J'ardin Paper pack (ItsyBitsy)
  7. Chipboard elements (ItsyBitsy) 
  8. Tsukineko Radiant Neon Pigment Ink Pad Quad Warm
  9. Kraft cardstock 270gsm  (ItsyBitsy)
  10. Sequins - Sugar Plum Mix and Yellow (Mudra)
  11. Small roses (1cm) - Nikita More
  12. Violet flower - ItsyBitsy
  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. White 1" Satin ribbon (ItsyBitsy)
  22. Pink roses (ItsyBitsy)


  1. Gorgeous!! I love the colors and the beautiful flowers!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

    1. Ty so much for stopping by. Glad you liked it.

  2. Very nice, selection of colors for Raksha Bandha gifts and flowers are amazing.

    1. Ty so much for stopping by. Glad you liked it.

  3. it is such an adorable gift mukta
    Thank you for joining us at Addicted to Stamps & More.
    Shylaa DT@ATSM

    1. Ty so much for stopping by. Glad you liked it.

    2. Lovely gift box and envelopes loaded with beautiful exotic flowers.A treat for eyes.
      Excellent job.

    3. Ty so much for stopping by. Glad you liked it.