Thursday, July 2, 2009

One of a kind graduation card

I suddenly have this creative idea on turning the box card into a graduation cap. I made some embellishments to go with it. The tassel is made from threads for cross stitch. I used a red one to tie around the "certificate".
The bouquet is made with heart and flower shapes.

Haven't done the inside of the has to be personalized like the wedding box card before giving away.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Wedding Card Project

These first five pictures of the box card are my latest update. The card's finally decorated with embellishments made from cut outs. This is one of the sides....
The top...
I personalized the card by putting pictures of the bride and groom...
and stick messages in the layered panels...
A great card project to make and greater still, a pleasure to give to an endearing couple as a wedding gift.
I'm taking my sweet time decorating this Wedding Card Box. The wedding cake and bride's bouquet are embellished and colored.
Lots more to be done with all three layers of the exploding box.

will update later....

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Exploding Box Card

This is a wonderful card project to make with Crafters Companion Score Boards.
I make and cut out embellishments to decorate the box card.
When the box lid is lifted up, it opens up to layers of decorated panel. This card is exploding with love messages.
This is the most important love definition from the Bible that has been a guideline in my life in all relationships.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Jump Up Card

I've just got myself a set of awesome craft tools which I would recommend to card makers. I made this Jump Up card with the help of the Top Score Multiboard. You can check it out at under Score Boards or Projects and How To Videos.
This is my very first try out with Top Score Multiboard and I'm sure going to make a lot of other cards with it.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009


This card was an accidental creation. Let me explain, I caught sight of an old used shopping paper bag and was inspired from it to make this card. The cut out girl figure is from the recycled paper bag. Think green, go environmental friendly, even the pictures on the paper bags can be recycled! LOL... I cut out a circle out of a white paper cardstock for the moon, stamped white swirls for background on a red card, punched and colored the orange flowers and plucked a pink sakura from our house decoration and found some Chinese words to go with the card. The Chinese characters are from Jeart die - 1990002 Hui Yi Si Nian.
"Memories" - it brings back fond memories of the good old days when every year, during Mooncake Festival my parents would invite dear grandpa and grandma over for dinner and after that we would sit and chat under the bright moonlit sky and enjoy the mooncakes and biscuits made just for the festival.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

How kind and sweet of you

I was trying my hands on waterfall card from an instruction but didn't quite get it.
So I ended up creating my own and ended up a card with a new design.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Heart that Loves....

This adorable toddler template which I got from a book is irresistible. It can be used to make children birthday and baby cards.

For this card, it's an inspirational card with a Greek proverb that says "The heart that loves is always young."

Stay loving, stay young.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

My Never Again List

Let's see, I haven't made a single card in days although I wanted to but just couldn't get down to it. So I just went on with daily chores, watch t.v. a little and nap a lot. My eldest son said this creative-mood-on-hold is called "artist block". That's what happened to me. Sometimes I get the so called artist block for months! L O L ..... Now that I'm back to being creative again I have thought of a personal card with biblical messages that speak to my spiritual soul. Now that's totally uplifting!
I colored and cut out the girl figure, craft punched heart shapes and created roses out of them, stamped wordings and rolled out the heart frame with Jeart 1700027 Heart Shape#2 and tied some beads to the silver string to secure the inside piece of paper to the card.

The card opens up to my Never Again list.

For God so loved me - and the world- that He gave His one and only begotten Son, Jesus Christ to help me live life purposefully and abundantly now and for eternity. Jesus Christ says in Revelation 3:30 "Look! Here I stand at the door and knock. If you hear me calling and open the door, I will come in, and we will share a meal as friends."

I opened my heart to let Jesus in to live with me and since then life has a whole new meaning in which I understand why God has put me here on earth for His purpose. It's not about me but God and His glory. I'm just so glad that when I follow Jesus Christ, I know the way to live, the truth to believe and a great life to live.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Rest N's your special day!

A cheery inspirational gate-fold card. The fences are stamped and colored. Frames are made with Square cut outs. I used the same body part template for the girl-on-the-chair. The messages are all stamped with clear stamps.

Untie the ribbon to open up to ....

uplifting inspirational messages....

Go on, make it- today - your special day. Sit back and enjoy your day in the presence of our awesome, gracious, loving Creator - God. Hear His Word and instructions on living. Life is short here on earth but God offers us a gift of eternal life in Christ Jesus who wants us to live life to the fullest and with great purposes. Thanks be to God in the Highest!

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Singing a love song

I'm a die-hard for country love ballads. I wanted the wordings to be Shania Twain's "You're Still The One" but I don't have the stamp for it. However, I've one that says "When I followed my heart, it led right up to you," And opens up to inside card that reads "my love". This makes a great anniversary card...couples STILL gazing into each other's eyes on their anniversary, riding through the ups and downs of marriage years.

A marriage relationship is a life long commitment. Where the heart has led you in the first place, let it continue to draw you back there to the one you have tied the knot with. Happy Anniversary to all married couples out there. God bless your marriage!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Blowing birthday wishes....

Die cuts used here: Jeart 1301023 Hot Air Balloon & 1800050 Lace Border#49.

Pop Up Cake made from a template. Lots of I love baking cakes I love making paper cakes as

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Babies... TOO CUTE

Some days I like a bit of challenge to make cards that need some tracing, small-detail-trimming and lots of creative thinking!! I sought out some papers, template with body parts, a rubber stamp "hat" and Jeart 1710007 Baby Articles - pram which I modified to fit the correct height.

The outcome, a card to congratulate new parents on new arrival of their bundle of joy. The imprint on the little outfit reads Baby girl. It's not glued on so I can change to Baby boy outfit to suit the occasion.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Roses are red

I was playing around with Jeart 1401035 Frame/Goblet, can actually do so much with this scallop frame die. Also used here is Jeart Lace #49 border.

I twisted some wire on a wire jig for hangers.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Pretty papers

When you come across scraps of lovely papers, try pairing them up with card of complimentary color and stick some embellishment over it - the outcome is a card made less than five minutes!

But of course if you are going to dress up the inside of the card with pop ups and such, it'll take longer than 5

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Invitation Card

Sharing some ideas on making invitation cards for all occasion. I'm making these as wedding invitation cards - wordings covered to protect privacy :) I quilled some flowers and leaves as embellishments. The envelopes are stamped.