Blog anniversary Celebration post #2 with Priya Sondhi

Hi everyone!

We are back with the second Guest Design post and this time, it is Priya Sondhi. She really needs no introduction as she has been here in the crafting world for a long time and makes the most adorable stuff. I love everything she makes! Her cards for today are SO adorable, I don’t even have words for them! Her bright and cheerful style is sure to catch anyone’s eye. Have you seen the way she uses patterned papers? My jaw hits the floor everyone I see her cards. 

We are alike in many ways and it didn’t take us much time to become friends. Today, I feel blessed to call her one of my best friends… She has always been supportive and encouraging. Our friendship goes beyond the papercrafts and that’s what makes it more precious. πŸ™‚ She is a beautiful girl inside and out.  I hope some day I would be able to meet her in person… Thank you SO much for everything, Priya…

Before going further, here is today’s prize…


1. Follow my blog.

2. Follow Priya’s blog.

3. Comment here and leave Priya and me some love.  πŸ™‚

Now, let us see what she has for us today… You are going to be stunned by these beauties!

Hi All!

I am Priya Sondhi from Priya-n-Papers! I am super thrilled to be a guest blogger at My sweet crafty friend Sindhu has completed 5 years of blogging and paper crafting. Our love of all things cute and nice had brought us together as craft buddies. We instantly hit a chord when we saw each other work and started talking. As we talked, our chit chats went beyond crafting! She has a little 2 years munchkin whom I adore to the core! Love you Aggu!!  

A little about me, I love all things papers! I started my paper crafting journey roughly 7 years back. I make cards, bookmarks, boxes, altered items, home decor, etc. I have been blogging for about 6 years now. I love making cards for my friends and family and recently opened a shop as well for my handmade creations. The joy you get in sending some handmade love is priceless. I love trying out new techniques and try to stretch my supplies as much as possible. But these days I am addicted to cute critters and watercoloring the cuties.
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For this special post, I created 2 interactive cards. Recently I started exploring interactive cards and oh boy the joy to see things moving on your cards in priceless!

Card #1 : Fairy Birthday Wishes

Since it was Aggu’s birthday few days back, I created a fairy birthday card where fairy flies across the card. 

I have used fairies sets from MFT and Lawn Fawn to complete my card. The slider channel dies is also from MFT. The galaxy background has been created by ink blending using various distress inks on Tim Holtz distress cardstock.

Here are few pics with fairy in action.

I colored all the images with Kuretake Zig clean clear brush pens and fussy cut these with Tim Holtz scissors. 

Card 2 : Ocean of love with mermaid

In this card, I created an ocean scene where mermaid is swimming and jumping around the water. I used MFT Mermazing stamp set, Wavy Coloring Book background stamp, MFT ocean waves dies and MFT circle spinner channel dies to create this card. All the images and the background has been stamped on Strathmore cold press 140 LBS watercolor paper.

Let’s have a look at mermaid in action. πŸ˜€

Again, all the images are colored using Kuretake Zig clean clear brush pens. The background has also been created by zig brush pens. I brushed the colors randomly on heat embossed background and spritz some water so the color flows to all corner.

I have also added a layer of blue vellum paper to make it look like water. 

The sentiment is again heat embossed. I colored with by using same zig colors I used for the background and blended it with Spectrum Noir sparkle pen.

I hope you all liked the cards and I once again want to wish Sindhu congratulations for 5th bloganniversary. May you have many more successful years ahead!!!

I hope you love her projects like I did. 

See you soon with another guest post…

a mermaid hello!

For the blog anniversary celebration post and giveaway, click Β HERE.


I wanted to share a card I made for the MFT sketch challenge.


As soon as I saw it, I knew I would do. I already had coloured the cute mermaids and was waiting for inspiration to make a card using them. Thanks to this sketch, I made a card without too much struggle.

I rotated the sketch to fit my idea.


I die cut a window on the front of the card usinf MFT Die-namics Stitched Dome Frames, stamped a background using the ‘cheese cloth’ cling background stamp.


Then, on a piece of Strathmore Bristol cardstock, I blended a couple ofΒ Distress oxideΒ inks Β (Wilted violet and Broken China)and stuck it on the inside of the card and adhered two mermaid images from the Birdie Brown line, Mermazing stamp set on the inked background in such a way that the mermaids would peek through the window. πŸ™‚ I used sentiments from ‘adorable elephants‘ and ‘hog heaven‘ stamp sets.


I hope you like the card… πŸ™‚













Let the celebrations begin! (with GD Piyu)

Welcome, everyone!

I’m so glad you are here. Today is my Son’s 2nd birthday and I chose this day to start the celebrations of my blog’s 5th Anniversary with you all. My blog turned 5 last month but since I was a little caught up, I decided to postpone the celebrations to get enough time to plan. I failed. πŸ˜€

Today, my sweetest friend Piyu has done a post for me to help celebrate the event. I just wanted to write a little about her and us. She blogs HERE. When I started paper crafting 5 years ago, I tried quilling first. And while browsing, I came across her purple layout, that is still etched in my mind after all these years. She had used Martha Stewart punch and Hero Arts stamp set on it. I love it! She might kill me for sharing this LINK with you but I couldn’t help it!

We knew each other for a long time but really have come to understand each other pretty much during the time we spent talking and worrying when we both were pregnant. Her little girl was born 1 month and a week ahead of my boy. So, it is just not only the crafty connection we share, that makes our relationship special. I’m so glad we are friends. Thank you, Piyu, for everything!

Before I post what she made for today, I want to announce today’s giveaway. I bought a $20Β GIFT CERTIFICATE to Neat and Tangled for one of you.




Let me now share Piyu’s post…

Thank you so much for making this amazing, bright and cheerful card, Piyu! I’m sure Agasthya will love it!

Hello Friends!

I am Priyadarshini a.k.a Piyu from “HandmadebyPiyu“.First of all, I would like to thank Sindhu for having me here to be one of the guests as a part of her celebrations. Sindhu, Thank you so much! I am truly honored and this means a lot to me. I wish you loads of success and many more such celebrations!

I started card making in 2008. Back then, I was just into paper quilling. I started stamping to enhance my quilled cards. Soon it took over quilling and now it is mainly stamping and watercoloring.

I am fond of floral water-colored cards and fun scenes with cute critters. I love detailing and hence I find it difficult to make clean and simple cards.

Today, I am sharing a fun scene card made for a very special, cheerful, naughty and extremely handsome fellow – Agasthya – Sindhu’s little boy who turned 2 today. Agasthya is just 2 months younger to my daughter Tania and these kids have made us even better friends. We have shared not just our crafting passion, but also pregnancy symptoms, anxieties to baby/toddler joys and worries.

For this card, I have used the cute critters from three My favorite things stamp sets – Adorable Elephants, Hog Heaven and Beary Special Birthday. I have used a lot of masking technique and colored the images using zig markers. I am madly in love with my zigs and just can’t do without them.

It’s a triple fold card. Here’s the first fold Β –

And this is the second fold –

I had so much fun making this card and I hope you liked it.




Thank you so much for making this amazing, bright and cheerful card, Piyu! I’m sure Agasthya will love it!

Rules to be followed to be eligible for the giveaway-

  1. Follow my blog.
  2. Follow piyu’s blog.
  3. comment below telling me how long you have been crafting. πŸ™‚

See you soon again with another fun post! πŸ™‚



celebration time!

IG invite

Welcome, everyone!

I am so glad you have come here!

We are going to be having a lot of fun in the coming weeks, starting tomorrow. I hope you all will join me.

A few of you might already be knowing me. For those who don’t, my name is Sindhura. Many call me Sindhu. I used to have a blog named ‘trappedincraft’ but I decided to rename after almost 5 years. I wanted it to be something cute and also something that includes everything I love. So, one day, I was playing with words ‘paper’, ‘mint’ and ‘tea’. My dearest friend, Piyu came up with ‘Paperminty’. It sounded perfect! That’s how the name came to be. πŸ™‚

I had started with quilling five years ago and after a few weeks, came across a few card making blogs and there was no looking back! I was hooked, obsessed and addicted!

I’m currently a stay at home mom to a 2-year-old (he turns two tomorrow). My husband is an amazing and wonderful person and extremely supportive of my hobby. (He is sure to read this post…and hence only good things about him! LOL! The last thing is true though. ;)). I craft to keep myself sane. Now you know why my husband is extremely supportive of my hobby. πŸ™‚ I love everything cute and clean and simple. I used to make cards with lots of dimension when I started. Now I like to keep them very simple.

I made many amazing friends in these 5 years and I am so grateful for all the love I received along the way.

In the coming weeks, I will have many amazing guests on the blog who will inspire you and there are many fun giveaways too. Thanks to some awesome sponsors, who I would be revealing soon.

I hope you all would all join the fun.







I hope you are all having a great week…

I have a fun, simple card to share with you.


I started by stamping the sunburst stamp on a piece of white cardstock and die cut a stitched rectangle out of it. I used two shades of yellow to stamp. The centre, as you can see is darker.

Then, stamped the cute girl image from Neat and Tangled ‘Say yes to donuts’, coloured and fussy cut.

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Stamped the sentiment and adhered the fussy cut image on the top, behind the stamped panel.


I hope you like the card. πŸ™‚ See you soon again!

Adorable Elephants

Hello everyone!
I almost forgot to share this card that I had made for Paru’s card challenges blog. I only shared a sneak peek… here is the card…
All the products used on this card are from MFT.
The elephants are from Adorable Elephants stamp set.


And a little surprise inside the card…

I absolutely love those elephants and cute little birds…


I also made a shaker tag… A lot of die cutting was involved but it was worth the effort as the final tag came out pretty neat.

I used Pretty Pink Posh dies and cut out a lot of die cuts and stacked them. Instead of using foam tape to make a shaker card, this is another way that I prefer especially when the design is intricate.



Calathea- card set

It is me again! I’m so sorry for spamming your feeds but I just wanted to finish up all the posts in the drafts waiting to be published! πŸ™‚
Here is the card set I made long ago but didn’t share here.
I used the Calathea stamp set by Neat and Tangled. The stamp set is quite versatile and I adore the sentiments in the set!
As you can see, I have stamped the images differently on each card…

This is a very simple card where I stamped the outlines in black and the solids inside in pastel colours..

This was time consuming but wasn’t very difficult with MISTI.

Here, I just sponged some inks on the white cardstock panel and then stamped the images in black.

This was the quickest of them all.

I hope you like them…

See you soon!

grateful for you


I have a cute card to share with you today.

I tried no-line colouring technique and made a window card.

First, I die cut the card base using the Pretty Pink Posh ‘Window frames’ die. I sponged some inks on the die cut and taking the help of the negative space, arranged it on the inside of the card. Then, I stamped Β on the card base with a background stamp from MFT called ‘Cheese cloth’.

Stamped the images from friends forever stamp set which is also from Petty Pink Posh with a light coloured dye ink on Strathmore Bristol smooth and coloured them with Kuratake Clean color real brush pens. Fussy cut them and adhered everything down.

I also stamped a small sentiment from ‘Fox friends’ inside of the card that would only be visible if the card is opened.

inside of the card….

close up….

hello, beautiful! (card set)

Hello everyone!

I have a floral card set to share with you that I made for the Altenew Inspiration Challenge.

Here they are together….

For the first card, I cut out a window on the card base. I adhered a couple of fussy cut flowers and some leaves that were coloured with Altenew Artist markers, on the outside and stuck one on the inside of the card. I love how the flower peeks through when the card is closed.

Second card is a shaker card. I tried no-line colouring which I’m not good at but this time, I’m not disappointed with the results. πŸ™‚

For the last, I did some layering of the images. I was inspired by Yana Smakula who does this quite a lot these days. I also stamped a text background which I like about this card…

Thanks for sticking with me till the end of the post! πŸ™‚
Have a great weekend…. bye!
Supplies used-Β 
Zig clean color real brush pens