Friday, January 25, 2013

Weekly Inspiration By Alice
Greetings to everyone and you must be busy preparing for the Chinese New Year that is just round the corner. Today I like to share with you on making simple greetings card and angpow packet. All materials are available in Krafers’ Paradise except the Chinese character stamps are my own collections.
Chinese New Year Card


Red and yellow plain textured card stock, Chinese Character rubber stamp, Peony flowers cut out from the pattern paper.

  1. Cut 1 piece of yellow card stock measuring H14.5cm x W13cm.
  2. Cut 1 piece of red card stock measuring H13.5cm x 12.5cm
  3. Stick all the above 3 pieces of plan card stock together in sequence (red, yellow, red).
  4. Next, cut a smaller piece of the yellow card stock measuring 11cm x 4.5cm.
  5. Cut a small piece of the red card stock measuring H10cm x 4cm.
  6. Stamp the Chinese character “Gong Xi Fa Cai” onto the same red card stock.
  7. Roll the corner of the red card stock with a toothpick to curl up the sides. Refer to picture for reference.

1.     Cut out the flower of your choice from the pattern paper and ink at the sides of the flower to give a 3D effect.
2.     Lastly assemble all the items onto the card as show in the above picture. 
Angpow Packet
Red plain textured card stock- 12”x12”, Chinese Character rubber stamp, flowers cut out from the pattern paper. Chinese characters rubber stamp or print out from internet.
  1. Cut 1 piece of red color plain card as a base for the angpow packet, refer to the diagram for measurements.
  1. Score and fold on the dotted line. Paste double side tape as show on the picture.
3.     Cut out the flowers from the pattern paper, glue onto the paper and stamp Chinese characters onto the right side of paper as shown. Finally stick together both corners except one side of the corner as opening for the angpow packet.

Thank you and have fun creating them!
Drop by to the shop to view the actual card and
Angpow packet or purchase the materials
Gong Xi Fa Cai!!!



Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Weekly Inspiration By Ridz
Hi Everyone

Chinese New Year is just around the corner. I'm sure some of you have already started preparing for the festivities.

I've found some KCK papers which will be really nice for the CNY theme.
I'd like to share this cute project with you; a little carrier bag for your oranges when you go visiting.
You need only 1 piece of 12x12" paper and ribbon or twine for the handle. Pattern paper and o ther embellishments as desired.
1.  Score 2.5" at the top and glue it down. This will reinforce the holes       you'll be punching for the handles. 2.  Score both ends at 3 1/4 ". Fold them on top of each other and use a strong double-sided tape to stick the both ends. 3.  Score the base at 2.5".  Fold them up on one side and open up the base and fold down the edges. (Like gift-wrapping a box)4.  Fold down the top part to meet in the middle to form the base.
Embellish with pattern paper then punch holes for the handles. You can use ribbon or twine. This cute bag will hold two oranges on top of each other. 
I've also made a couple of greeting cards with these KCK papers and their "Fortune" die cut works great for these cards.

Here's wishing everyone a very happy and prosperous year of the Snake.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Weekly Inspiration By Alice
Hi there!
 As we all know 2012 is ending soon and with fast approaching 2013 just round the corner. Have you start to plan for 2013? Well, you can start now before you realize that the time is gone. 
For today I would like to share this simple butterfly card with you. This is parchment craft with tracing, embossing, stippling and cutting. The butterflies are tracing with white pencil on the vellum paper and embossed.  Butterflies are cut out using a 4 needle splitting tool. Flower stamen is used as an antenna for the butterflies. Pattern vellum papers and color card stock are used as the base for the card. Chose a sentiment sticker and paste on the card, alternatively you may print your message on a color card stock and stick to the card.
Parchment lesson is available at the shop, drop by and enquires more if you like to learn how to make this card.
Hope you will enjoy the card and wishing everyone Have a Happy day and Happy New Year.

Base of the card with vellum pattern papers and colour card stock. Paste the sentiments of your choice.
Close up view of the butterfly.
Completed card.