Saturday, August 28, 2010

Frillie Millie Candy

I found this site, Unscripted Sketches, and got curious about their Challenge # 69 -"piggyback challenge". The challenge is to use something other than the traditional paper punch/die cut for the flowers on the sketch. I think it's an optional  use of add-on element to the sketch whatever you have on hand like buttons, stones, etc.

For my card, I used different sizes of round bubble stickers that I made into lollipops. The Pink Petticoat Frillie Millie Candy was perfect for the idea I came up with. I also rolled strips of paper for the  lollipop sticks. Here's my card:

Here's the sketch for the Challenge # 69:

Thursday, August 26, 2010

A New Blog-Top Tip Tuesdays

To celebrate a new blog, TOP TIP TUESDAYS, is offering the following fantastic candy to one lucky winner:
3 Bon Voyage Magnolia Candy!!!
Top Tip Tuesdays is all about sharing one's favorite tips and tutorials, a great help to us newbie crafters!
To know more about this new blog and the requirements on how to win the Welcome Candy, please visit Top Tip Tuesdays. Oooh, Magnolia Stamps have been on my wishlist for quite sometime now. They're so adorable!You only have until the 5th of September to join!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Double Celebration Card

A double celebration card is always a challenge for us cardmakers. How to incorporate two events in one invitation got my creative juices working when a former schoolmate of mine, Oyin, asked me if I could design for him an invitation for her daughter's birthday and a housewarming party for their new home in Singapore. After much thinking and sketching, I finally settled for a tri-fold card with a sort of French door aperture on the front. For the faux glass, I glued an acetate at the back of the door so one could see a view of the inside. I thought what better way to welcome guests but a door.

On the second fold, I used a Stamping Bella image holding a glass wine as the birthday girl. I also used a Pink Petticoat image of a chandelier with beads and crystal gems to give the room an elegant feel along with the comfy sofa.

On the 3rd fold or the middle fold are the details of the event. I used Pink Petticoat papers as the background for all the pages of the invitation- damask and stripes.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Easel Card Video Tutorial

Here's a mini video tutorial for making a quick Easel Card:

Cupcake cards 3

The last time I went to Singapore, I was able to buy a Fiskars- Cupcake and more clear stamps. I just love it the moment I saw it! Guess I can't get enough of these yummy concoctions even on paper. And what's great about it? I can choose which pieces to put together!

Putting my new arty acquisition to work, I made these cards:

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Party Pippin' card

I've been seeing a lot of easel cards lately and I think it would make a good layout for the Party Pippin' image I won at the Digital Delights Blog Hop.

Materials used:

Party Pippin' digi
DCWV Glitter Stack Papers
Blue & yellow green cardstocks
EK Edger Punch-Parisian
Glitter glue
Circle cutter
Scallop scissor
Foam pads

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Christening Invitation

My brother Raldy and sister-in-law, Cherell, celebrated the Christening of their son last April. As a gift to them, I made the invitations for the special event. I came up with a simple design using a feeding bottle as window aperture and damask paper from Pink Petticoat as the background for the front of the card.
Inside are the details of the event (final details were not given yet when I photographed this) and image of my nephew.

Winnie the Pooh & Friends Invitation

A friend, Jen, who saw the Mickey Mouse invitation has a son who's turning one also. She was looking for a Winnie the Pooh hunny pot (honey jar) invitation which she is planning as the theme for her son's birthday. She can't find one and as soon as she saw what I did for the Mickey Mouse invitation, she requested for a design that would fit the theme she has in mind. I designed a honey jar shaped card as the main pocket for the invitation.

Inserted inside are the details of the party. Using Disney clip art images again I put together Winnie the Pooh, her friends and Jen's son on top of the page.
And here's the final outcome of the card.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Mickey Mouse Invitation

I love making invitations for family and friends especially if they want a particular design to go with the theme's party and can't find one that exactly suit their preferences. One request from my cousin-in-law, Sweet, was a Mickey Mouse invitation for her son's 1st birthday with the shape of Mickey's head. Using my circle cutter, I designed the card with one big circle for the face and 2 smaller ones for the ears.
The design was a bit tricky on the inside. I made a pop-up insert which includes my nephew's face along with Mickey and friends. I had to ask the help of my daughter, Athena for the digital techniques using Photoshop. Using clip art images of Disney babies and a photo of my nephew, we were able to put them all together. I could say we were able to come up with a good design because Sweet and Allan were satisfied with the end result. So here's my Mickey Mouse Invitation:

Sunday, August 1, 2010

I Won!

A great day for me! It's my first time to join a blog hop and I won a free digi image-Party Pippin'! Thanks to Lisa of Busy Stampin'. The Digital Delights Blog Hop was truly a wonderful experience-hopping from one blog toanother, discovering great works and ideas of others (don't forget the freebies I got along the way) and meeting new friends, too. Thanks to all who welcomed me. Nice to be part of a great group who shares the same passion for cardmaking. Here's the adorable Party Pippin':

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