Showing posts from December, 2015

Selamat Hari Lahir Mak

Looking back, I have been making a lot of handmade card in a box for December. And this is the last card in a box design that I made for 2015. I found a lovely English roses pattern paper and instantly got an idea of using it as the background for the card, plus for the pop up.
I cut out the roses and other small flowers from the pattern paper and glued them all on a thicker paper so that they can be used as pop ups. It's a lot of work but I love the results.
The sentiments were handwritten. I find it so enjoyable and fun to be able to write the sentiments myself instead of printing them. It's a good change. At least now, everything is handmade. From the card to the wording to the decorations.....all handmade.
Do check out the video below of the card design. Thank you!

A card in a box for Aisyah Aqeelah

After I did a card for my customer's boss, I was asked to make another card in a box for my customer's little daughter.  It seems that her little daughter saw the photo of the card I made for her boss and wanted a similar card with her name on it. Of course it had to be in pink because it's her favourite colour. It didn't matter how the design would be, as long as there is lots and lots of pink all over the card. Haha! That shouldn't be a problem  for me. Again I was given full freedom to design it my way and I had only one day to complete it! Ack!!!

Ok, for this card design, I was lucky enough to stumble upon some card in a box set or kit at Mr Diy some time ago this month and they had so many cute and lovely stickers and embellishments that came together with the kit. So I thought this would be suitable to use for her daughter's request as there was one card in box that was pink all over with lots of pink embellishments. But I didn't use all of them…

Happy Birthday Zamzure!

Hello everyone! Although it's a bit late uploading this card design here, since the card was done way before December 24th, I still am excited to share about it with you. I think I've done in the past a handmade card that has a combination of gold, bronze and black but never for a handmade card in a box.
I wanted to do a different combination of colours in the beginning according to the preference of colours my customer's boss was into but I just had to go with my instincts on this design and choose the gold, bronze and black instead. One thing do I love about this combination is how fancy it would look once it's done because of those rich colours.
Decorating a handmade card for a guy is never a simple task for me. I am better with designing cards for women. And as usual, the only reason why I accepted the task was because my customer gave me 100% freedom to design it anyway I like it as long as it looks good. It's easier for me to design when there are no r…

Dusty blue and rose anniversary card

This is the third time easel card that I mentioned about in my previous post. I used pattern papers from the same package that I bought to make my second easel card. The colours of the papers from that package are mostly pastel and more subdued. Very light shade of blues and rose and some soft cream colours. I rarely get to work with such colours. Most of the time, the colours I used are quite bright. So it's nice to use pastels for a change once in a while.
In a quick glance, this anniversary card looks similar to the birthday card I made previously. The design of the roses and how I arranged them on the card are similar. The differences are minimal.
I started using the die cut rose pattern for the birthday card and I just couldn't stop using them for this anniversary card too. They are just so easy to make and a great way to decorate a card when you have no idea what to embellish the card with. It's an easy fix.
I'm getting used to making easel cards now and I&…

Dusty pink roses easel card

Hello everyone! I have not been active here as much as I should and I seriously have to get back in action as often as I can here from now on wards otherwise I would be in trouble in updating what I've been up to for the past few weeks. A lot has happened since my last post and I've been busy making cards and quilling sets. So lots of blogging to do soon before the year ends!
This is actually my second easel card that I made in November and there is another one I made in November too which has a similar design but with different occasion. One is a birthday card and the other is an anniversary card. Both have different colours but almost the same layout though. Oh well, you'll see what I mean soon enough once I've blogged about it :).
I was thinking of new ways to decorate this card and I remembered the die cut rose pattern I bought years ago. I used to hate using this die cut rose pattern because I actually thought it was not pretty when rolled up. Not sure why I…

Happy 2nd Anniversary tri-shutter card

I haven't made a new tri-shutter card design for a long time now. I think the last time I made one was in 2013. This new one has two photo frames attached to it for me to insert a couple of photos inside it. Actually, the whole idea was thought out because I wanted to make it easy for me to make the cards in advance and let my customers insert their photos in the frames themselves.
But in this case, my customer had posted the photos to me and asked me to do it for her. Perhaps in future, I'll let them do it themselves. I made the photo frames easy to insert photos in and out of it. I'm already having lots of ideas coming out for future card designs with photo frames attached to them. I love it when my customers get involved in the process as well. They can decide on their own which photos to put wherever they like on the card.
The colours for this card was decided by my customer. She wanted the pink and green theme. The first thing that came to my mind was these patt…

My first easel card

Gosh.....I am way behind schedule when it comes to updating my blog lately. I have so many cards waiting in line to be uploaded and blogged about. Things have been really chaotic around here so much so that I'm forgetting a lot of things including not taking a video of my first easel card! I totally forgot! Arrrggghh! I hate it when things like this happens. OH WHAT TO DO! The card has been sent out last month and the occasion is all over. If only I could turn back time.
Yes, it was my first easel card. I took a risk doing it, with permission from my customer, as he only wanted a simple anniversary card for his wife but me being someone who likes challenges, I opted to do something different from the original design that I've done before. He wanted this card HERE, just click on it and you will see what it looks like. It's similar to the quilling birds that I did for this easel card. The old design was done in 2012. So long ago and I've learned so much since then…