Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Sunny Floral Greeting

Here's another going away card that I made for my friend, MC, who just left Vancouver to start his new career in San Francisco (congratulations!). I met MC at the SFU Origami Club so I thought it would be nice to make him an origami-themed card.

For this card, I folded five 2 inches squares to form the flower and the corners. This technique is known as Tea Bag Folding.Unlike the traditional origami, tea bag folding uses several small square pieces of printed paper that are folded exactly the same way. Then, the pieces are used to link together to form beautiful 3D designs. It’s great for decorating your cards and making unique ornaments.

Flower fold card

Fun Fact: Why is it called “Tea Bag Folding”?

Tea bag folding was originated in Holland. Tiny van der Plaas was worried about giving a birthday card for her sister, so she began folding envelopes that enclosed her tea bag. In Holland, tea bag envelopes are colourful and decorated with designs. In the end, she created a unique and decorative card; as a result, it was the beginning of tea bag folding! (Source: Craft Site Directory)

Tea Bag Folding
Photo taken from Jill Britton

I hope you enjoyed reading this post. Have a great week, everyone!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Is it Spring Yet?

Hi all!

It was nice to see some sunshine in Vancouver today. I don't know about you but I'm definitely ready for spring! Anyways, I made these cards for two of my friends. The first one is a get well soon card and the other card is a goodbye card.

I made sure that these cards are bright and colourful to cheer up my friends! I used Stampendous' Pattern Trio clear stamp and coloured the flowers and leaves myself. This stamp is really pretty! Plus it reminds me of spring...and allergies :O

Get Well Soon

Good Bye

Monday, January 23, 2012

Happy Chinese New Year!


I got this limited edition gold-toned Hello Kitty compact mirror from my older brother. I received it as a Christmas gift, but I decided to wait until the new year and blog about it.

As you may all know, I'm obsessed with Hello Kitty :P but one thing I'm in love with the Hello Kitty compact mirrors. Before I show you my collection, I want to share my Sephora's Hello Kitty 2012 Year of the Dragon compact mirror. Click "read more" and enjoy!

Year of the Dragon Hello Kitty Compact Mirror

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Happy Birthday, December Babies!

First blog post of the new year! ...I know, it's a bit late :) But I just a wonderful holiday break and I didn't get the chance to post some cards that I have made for the December babies...so here you go! Enjoy! :)

Birthday candles

Chubby Santa

Cinnamon Roll (by request)

Any favourites? Comment below, I would love to hear from you. Have a wonderful week! :)


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