Friday, 31 October 2014

DIY Gift Wrapping Paper and Tag

Frozen is so popular right now and my goddaughter had a frozen birthday party. To collaborate with the theme, I wrapped her gift with Kraft paper, stamped with snow and accented with glitter glue.

It took me a long time to figure out the type of tag that would best suit the gift because the gift is really big and all the tags die I have doesn't seem to match. So I ended up cutting out her name with my silhouette machine.

Here's a picture of the gift: 

I'm quite happy with how it turned out.

1. Paper: Kraft paper - Muji, White Card - Popular Bookstore
2. Stamps: Papertrey Ink Tremendous Treats - Christmas
3. Ink: Papertrey Ink Fresh Snow
4. Others: Glitter Glue - Diamond Stickle, Tinsel Strings - Singapore

Monday, 20 October 2014

Pillow Boxes

My church is giving away key chains to church members as birthday gifts this year. The coordinator suggested that each key chain be uniquely wrapped. 60+ unique wrapping is quite a big task. So the quickest way is using whatever box dies I have. 

Here are the few I made using my pillow box die.

Friday, 17 January 2014

Mini Scrapbook Album - Baby's First Year

I finally finished making my 1st scrapbook ever!!

It is a mini scrapbook album that I started when my sister in law gave birth to her baby girl, Candace.

Making the scrapbook pages was really difficult for me. I was stuck for at least 3 days on every page. Perhaps it was because I was trying too hard and thinking too much about what my SIL might want to put into the album. I was also discouraged halfway through because I was afraid that she might think the areas I've allocated for the pictures were too small. Moreover, I didn't have any acid free white coloured paper so I thought it would be a waste of my effort as the pictures would turn yellow after a while. So, I left the project laying on my table for about 3 months, then I kept it on my shelf for another 5 months. Finally, it was near Christmas time and I couldn't stand how messy my shelf was, so I decided to complete it an give it to my SIL for Christmas.

I bought the stamper's white card stock from Papertrey Ink. I'm not sure if they're acid free though. As for the pages, I used a variety of paper collections, from Echo Park to American Crafts. I'm not going to list them all down for this project as I can't even remember where the papers were from.

Well, when I continued the pages, I managed to do 1 page per night (after my twins have fallen asleep). I wasn't very happy with some page layouts, but I was determined to finish it so I stopped thinking and started doing. As I progressed, it got easier. When I was stuck, I went to Pinterest for inspiration.

So, enough said. Here's the album.

Here's a video showing the scrapbook pages (my first ever video).

Hope this inspires you to start your own mini scrapbook album.

Take care!