Saturday, May 31, 2014

Red envelopes ...

Finally, got around to tweaking the pictures of the red envelopes that I made for my cousin's wedding in April.  I didn't know if he was planning on having a tea ceremony and if we would be involved ... so I made a few extra in case ... I made 15 of them and used 2 in the end.  Here are a few pictures ... the larger one was for my mom as I figured she would be giving cash.  The smaller ones fit a few bills or a cheque ... I measured :)

This was the first small one I did as I wanted to use this die from Papertrey Ink.  I like it but thought the double happiness may be a bit on the large side, so I thought of another design ... which is the ones in the above picture.

Here's a close up of some of them ...

These ones were made with gold coloured paper, and I added a layer of red on top of it ... both in front and the back.  I have so much gold colour paper left from my brother's wedding invitations I figure I should use some of it :)

I actually had a lot of fun making them!  I think I should make a bunch more ... never know when you will need some :)

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Wedding cards ...

We had my cousin's wedding reception Easter weekend, so I needed to make a few cards and red envelopes.  In the end, only 2 of the cards and 2 of the red envelopes were used as I didn't see mom before hand to give her the card and red envelope.  I guess I'm prepared for the next wedding :)

Here are the 3 cards ... I'll post the red envelopes a little later once I've edited the pictures.  I love the simplicity of the stamped image on this 1st card and the sentiment says it all :)

Of course, I had to add some stickles to the flowers ;)

I was trying not to make all 3 cards the traditional Chinese wedding colours (red and gold), so I ended up with 2 pink cards.  Again, I tried to keep it simple ...

I die cut a few hearts and stuck them together to give it some dimension ... not sure if you could see that.


 This card was the one that was the more Chinese style wedding card ...

... with the double happiness symbol embossed in gold.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Mother's day card ...

Here's a quick card I made for mom for mother's day.  I didn't really have time to do something elaborate or complicated since I've been away for work.  I decided to keep it simple and use this patterned paper.

I thought the flowers on the paper were plain, so I added some colour to it with my "Metallic Melon" Gelatos ... no, it's not a new flavour of ice cream.  Gelatos is a product by Faber-Castell; they are compact acid-free pigment sticks.  I added a bit of water on the pigment stick and used my finger to apply the colour on the flowers.

Here's a close up of the flowers ... I don't know if you can see the shimmer of the Gelatos on them.  Of course, I added a bit of stickles on the center of the flower :)

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Back to my roots ...

It feels like I've been away for a long time ... hubbie says I have as I've been away for 2 weeks for work.  I did come back last weekend, but it is a bit of a blur ... it felt like I was back just to do laundry and then left again (on Sunday).

While I was in Saguenay last week, I did some folding ... yup, I did some Origami :)  It's been awhile since I've done some Origami ... it was actually fun.  I made an octagon box ... well one and a half boxes while in Saguenay.  This weekend I ended up making a few more boxes ...


I think I'll be doing some more boxes ... it's not quite out of my system yet.  I was thinking of making some origami balls as well :)

Saturday, May 3, 2014

All done now ...

Well, hubbie went to Ikea to get the last drawer a few weeks ago and installed it ... so it's all done now!  BTW, I haven't filled it up yet ... in case you were wondering.  I guess I'll need to do a little shopping, so I can fill up the drawer :)  I really love my new storage units!!

I've been away for work last week, so I'm currently just sitting in The Paper Room ... my happy place :)  Unfortunately, I have to leave again for a week tomorrow, but it's nice to be able to come home for the weekend even if it is for a short period of time ... also, the reason why I don't have a craft post today.  Have a nice weekend!