Artful Crafting Design Team



I’m Shereen, married to Aftab and mother of two grown up children. I’ve been a doctor, a business woman, a stay at home Mom and finally doing what I love best which is ‘making pretty things’.

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Hello dear friends. As you might have heard we are forming a Design Team. Saba Musharrif from Favors and More has joined me in this venture. We would love to see your projects as we choose our first Artful Crafting Design Team. Check the details below.

The announcement that you all have been waiting for: Artful Crafting is forming its Design Team and you are welcome to join in.


The Artful Crafting Design Team Call


Artful Crafting is the first craft supply store, based in Pakistan, which stocks the largest range of craft supplies from International suppliers like Tim Holtz, Prima, and, Maja Designs, to name a few. Observing the growing passion and interest in crafting due to easy access of tools, Shereen Aftab and Saba Musharrif, are forming the Artful Crafting Design Team to promote and provide a platform to passionate crafters.

We invite you to be a part of ACDT (Artful Crafting Design Team).


Our Expectations from You

–          Produce atleast ONE project per Month for the next 12 months

–          Post your project on Social Media

–          Share atleast ONE technique used in your project

–          Willing to dive into the craft blogging world

–          Work as a team with the entire ACDT


How to Apply

All interested please email, before 15th February 2015, the following  with ACDT in the subject line:

–          Name

–          Postal Address

–          Email Address

–          200 words (atmost) about yourself highlighting your crafting history

–          Your area of interest:

  • Cards/envelopes
  • Upcycle or Altered Art (anything using a premade base)
  • Mixed Media (includes keepsake boxes, canvases, vials etc)
  • Scrapbooking  (includes mini books, layouts etc)

(For each area of interest please share pictures of atleast 2 projects. For example if you are interested in cards only, then send us pictures of 2 cards made by you. If you select cards and scrapbooking, you will send us 4 pictures, 2 of cards and 2 of mini books etc. *Note: the projects shared by you MUST be your work, else your application will be rejected.*)


Your Gain:

–          First to avail/use the Artful Crafting Design Kit

–          Promotion of your project at Artful Crafting

–          Be part of the first ever Pakistan Based Design Team

–          Be part of a community of crafters


As a crafter, we pay a lot of attention to detail, so please follow the directions and send allrequired information in one email.


About Shereen Aftab

Being a medical doctor by profession, who chose to specialize in immunology, Shereen held the position of Assistant Professor in a teaching hospital followed by working as Director Merchandizing in her family business. However being a crafter at heart she eventually decided to set up her crafts business ‘Many Happy Returns’. Difficulties faced by crafters in getting craft supplies inspired her to start a craft supplies business which has been running now for nearly three years.


About Saba Musharrif

Over the years, Saba has been part of two very different industries. She was heading the Pakistan based Production Department, at an international eLearning firm, 360training.comwhen she discovered her passion. Being an extremely creative person at heart she decided to give her creative work a professional platform and launched Favors & More (2010); A small business focused towards personalized hand crafted products. Her work has been presented at prestigious entrepreneurial events organized by BWA, ASEAN, SAARC, and The Crafters Expo. She blogs regularly at, has won international craft challenges, and has been a guest designer too.  A staunch believer in ‘learning by sharing’ she is now helping Artful-Crafting set up their design team.


Pretty in Pink



I’m Shereen, married to Aftab and mother of two grown up children. I’ve been a doctor, a business woman, a stay at home Mom and finally doing what I love best which is ‘making pretty things’.

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I’m sharing with you a configurations box that I just finished. I used a 5.5”x5.5” configurations box which has 5 compartments.

I wanted to make a girly box. I started by covering the inside of 4 of the individual boxes with paper from the Pink Paislee ‘Bella Rouge’ collection. I used small designs and text. I adhered some mica fragments to the inside back walls of these boxes too. I inverted the remaining small box, painted it with picket fence distress paint and covered it wih mica.

I also covered the outside of the basic configurations box with paper from the Bella Rouge collection. I used Mod Podge Matte to adhere and seal the papers.

As you can see the configurations boxes are quite deep and you need 3D embellishments to make the most impact.

For the upper right compartment I dressed up two glass vials with rhiestone stars, glitter inside and outside and a couple of Maya Road Star Trinket pins. The larger of the two contains a silver glitter paper scroll tied with a dainty ribbon.

For the upper left and bottom right compartments I used some pink net, mulberry flowers and pearl string for embellishment.

I chose a small tile saying ‘you light up my world’ for the middle box on the left and added some net in the background.

Finally a added a Kaisercraft wooden frame to the front of the inverted box. I painted the frame and applied some glass glitter using glossy accents and added some rhinestones. I raised the frame on dimensional foam so a picture can go behind it. Here are some closeups

Some of the products used

Tim Holtz Configuration box

Bella Rouge 6×6 paper pad

Mod Podge

Glossy Accents