Card making session #4

I have 2 cards to share today. I’ve used scrap paper that I’ve kept from previous projects to create them. Hope you will like them!

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First up, we have a really colorful birthday card! I sifted through my pile of scrap papers and managed to find these papers with dots of varying patterns and colors. So I decided to use them. The tricky part, I thought, was to find the angle and decide which color to overlap which, which to go underneath, etc. After all the adjustments and rearrangements, I managed to come up with this. I pasted flowers from Fancy Pants: Be You collection. And the happy birthday sticker is from crate paper.

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This next card is a simple LOVE card! I’m sure you’ve seen many pictures/advertisements with 4-lettered words arranged this way. That’s actually where I got my ‘inspiration’ from. So I got 4 pieces of flowery papers, cut to a rectangular shape and pasted them 2×2. The fabric chipboard is from American Crafts Thickers: Doll. To complete the card, I used my corner punch to create the round edges.

So that’s all for the day!

Simply Luving It #7: Street Art

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Brit + Co. is one of my favorite sites, providing me with tons of inspiration and ideas for various things. This article on street art really caught my attention as it has many ideas that are really ‘WOW!’ I haven’t seen anything like that before, so what these artists have done really amazed me.

Are there other street art that caught your attention before? Please share! ((:

Simply Luving It #6

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The first picture from Sheek Shindigs shows some beautifully plated dishes made by fruits and vegetables. Personally, as a child, I really disliked eating veggies and I know many other children who don’t like eating them too. So this post really amazed me about what parents would do to make their child eat them. ((:

This 3-tier stacked drink dispenser is totally on my wishlist! It’s really a great idea and good to have during a party.

Lastly, for this post, How About Orange has created these stunningly beautiful cards using metallic foil and a laser printer. I would love to try them out soon! ((:

Till the next post then!

Card making session #3

Hi, so for today, I have a card to share with you all. And I’ve added some tutorials I’ve found to show you how to go about doing the embellishment from scratch.

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This is a card that I did for a pal of mine for her birthday last year. So what I did was used a yellowish cardstock for the base and added 2 pieces of paper with a generally similar color scheme for the background. Then I attached the pretty ribbon and the flower from this paper flower kit.

But we can’t be buying the flower kits again and again to make these cards. So to make paper flowers, I managed to find this tutorial that gives a small twist to it. The tutorial is done by Christina and I thought it was pretty interesting how she added on the borders.

Recently, I’ve found this other way of doing these flowers. You can take a look here. It seems like a less tedious way of doing it, since you won’t have to fiddle around that long stripe of zig zag paper, forcing it to conform to the circle we want.

Okay. So that’s all I’ve got for this post. Hope you all will have a great time learning from those tutorials!

Simply Luving It #5: Pom Poms

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POM POMS!! I’m sure to many of us, pom poms are linked closely to many happy memories! So, pom poms should be integrated into as many parts of our lives as possible! ((:

To start off, the top left picture shows pom pom push pins from Anthropologie! They have such wonderfully bright colors that you can use to pin up notes, reminders, etc. These will be a great addition to the office stationary that is currently at your office. I’m sure it will bring some smiles onto your face during working hours! ((:

Moving on, I have 2 pom pom wrapping ideas/tutorial to share. They are from Sugar & Cloth and Brit + Co.. Sugar & Cloth’s tutorial shows you how to go about designing the pom pom you’ve created to make it more unique. While Brit + Co. gives you ideas on the different materials that can be used to create the pom pom! Hope this will give you more ideas to juggle around and have fun with!

Pom poms AND balloons!! Aren’t they one of the best combination to create a great party atmosphere? Well, I thought so! So when I saw this idea from Design Improvised, I knew I had to share it!

Lastly for the pom pom sharing post! It’s a pretty top worn by Bri from Design Love Fest! I’m loving the colors and I think she looks great in them!

Hope this post has revived your love for POM POMS! If you have came across any other wonderful pom pom related things that you would like to share, feel free to leave a comment! ((:

Simply Luving It #4

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I stumbled upon this idea of Google Mail Envelopes that I thought was really interesting (though it’s just a prototype now). With the widespread use of the Internet, we often simply send emails rather than taking the time and effort to create a handwritten letter/card/note. I think this is closely linked to the postcards – text less write more. Maybe I’m being sentimental or old fashion, but I’ve always felt that sending letters or greetings cards through the snail mail represented greater sincerity. And most probably cause I have a passion for handmade things, when I saw these 2 posts, it really ‘spoke’ to me.

Something else that I would like to share is a tip from caravan shoppe. It’s on how to upkeep all cutting tools. The post provided a step by step tutorial for you to follow and ensure you tools are sharpened! ((:

Lastly, I would like to share this brilliant idea by The Pleated Poppy! Though it might not be applicable for me, it’s really share-worthy! It’s a Chalkboard Wall! You should really check it out!

That’s all I have for this post! Till next time! ((:

DIY gifts

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I made these small gifts for my dancer friends about a year ago, and I thought it would be nice to share. We did an item related to mannequins, so I thought of giving them something that would reflect some resemblance. I stumbled upon these dress die cuts and the idea of making bookmarks with jumbo paper clips. I managed to find the paper clips at Daiso, and so, I was ready to create the gift!

I used the template to cut out the dress shape onto various craft papers in the multiple of 2 for the back and front. For each ‘mannequin’ I used ribbons and pearl embellishments to decorate the dress. I glued the paper clip onto the dress shapes and used foam adhesive between the papers for a 3D effect.

I got the notebooks from Daiso too, for $2 each, but I’m sure you can easily find notebooks of various sizes depending on your preference elsewhere. I wrapped the notebooks using the dancer wrapping paper bought from a store at Takashima, NBC.

And so the picture shows the final product! ((: