Loving Pair

>> Sunday, May 16, 2010

There are no limitiations to love but to your pocket, there might be. There are many ways to commemorate memories of special occassions without breaking the bank and one of them is to create gifts for one another with small little personal touches - a quote that you both share, a love note to that special person enclosed, a poem, include a picture of a memorable moment(s) that you share, etc..

Anniversaries are special for anyone as they only come once a year and when you celebrate it, it is a memory to keep and to last forever.  A friend of mine wanted a specially made handmade card for her man for their 4th year Anniversary but I suggested a 'frame-card' instead and she bought the idea.  Design wise, she wanted something cute and after several exchange of communications, this is the end product:

To Christyn and Kevin, Happy 4th Anniversary to both of you and this poem is specially dedicated to you...

Loving Pair
(by Karl and Joanna Fuchs)
It takes two special people,
To make a loving pair.
There’s a joy just being around you,
A feeling I/we love to share.

We send anniversary wishes to you,
For years of joy and pleasure.
May each year keep getting better,
With memories to treasure.


It Spells LOVE!

>> Saturday, May 1, 2010

Front Text: 'Remember - Heart's Desire' (bottom right)
Size: 14.8cm (w) x 10.1cm (h)
Fold: Landscape

Insert Text: Left blank for your personal message
Code: #Love-006
Price: RM7.00 nett / per piece


Two Hearts

>> Sunday, April 25, 2010

"Two souls with but a single thought, two hearts that beat as one" - Friedrich Halm
Front Text: 'Beautiful' (top right) / 'I Love You' (middle) / 'Moments' (bottom left) / 'Wish' (bottom right)
Size: 14.8cm (w) x 10.1cm (h)
Fold: Landscape

Insert Text: 'Love'
Code: #Love-005
Price: RM6.00 nett / per piece


On The Wings of A Butterfly

>> Friday, April 23, 2010

On The Wings of A Butterfly  
by Christine McClimans
Your friendship is special
Like the flowers that bloom,
Or when a butterfly emerges
From within its cocoon...
You remind me of that butterfly,
Loving and free,
Bright and colorful,
For the world to see...

We will share sunshine and rainbows;
Sometimes, the rain and the snow;
We'll stand together through it,
While the cold winds blow...

When the time is right,
We won't stop to ask "Why?"
Our friendship will take flight
On the wings of a butterfly…

Front Text: 'Flowers of Friendship' (top) / 'Love & Happiness' (middle) / 'Cherish' (bottom)
Size: 14.8cm (w) x 10.1cm (h)
Fold: Landscape

Insert Text: Left blank for your personal message
Code: #Friend-001
Price: RM6.00 nett / per piece



>> Monday, April 19, 2010

Romantic Gift Ideas
Here are some great ideas to spice up the relationship

  • Photo Frame : Find a photograph of the two of you that brings back special memories or moments of a relationship
  • Massage / Spa : A day together of wellness and rejuvenation is a romantic gift as the two of you are left pampered and delighted
  • Love Coupons : Preferably handmade with any craft materials that you have at home. This is a gift from the heart as every couple has gestures they consider to be romantic. From a backrub, massage, kiss, romantic candlelight dinner for two, etc.
  • Jewellery
  • Love Notes : Creating a series of love notes which may consists of poems, love letters, and preferably decorated with pieces of art as this entails the meaning by spending time on the project to complete it and perfecting each small detail. This can be placed in an elegant keepsake bottle to add on to a exotic touch
  • Book : Acknowledges his / her love for reading. When giving a copy of the favorite book be sure to write something to dedicate or will inpire may great reads of their personal choice on the inside cover  
  • Candy / Sweets : His / her favorite for those with a sweet tooth

Front Text: 'I Love You' (bottom right) / 'Love, XOXOX' (middle) / 'Beauty' (left)
Size: 14.8cm (w) x 10.1cm (h)
Fold: Portrait

Insert Text: Left blank for your personal message
Code: #Love-004
Price: RM6.00 nett / per piece


What is LOVE?

>> Saturday, April 17, 2010

(this is what people around think what love is)

  • is a dance. It takes patience, practice and time to get the steps right
  • is family and friends
  • is when your heart races when you see that special someone after an hour or a day apart, and you get butterflies when they kiss you, and at that moment you know you will be together forever
  • is the key to the gate of happiness
  • is an unexplainable feeling. It is a feeling of being complete!
  • is an unexplainable emotion that someone feels. It can make your life crazy and calm it down at the same time. You know you love someone when you can talk about anything and everything and they like you more for it. Love is one of the mysteries of life but is also wonderful
  • is being with someone you care about and you will never be able to stop thinking about them
  • is like heaven there is a lot of things to learn about love and there is no end in love untill you break up with them
  • is everything - you can't see it but you can feel it...
  • is being happy and comfortable with that someone and you can just be yourself and when you wake up next to them, you think that you two are the only people in the world that matters
  • is is honesty, trust, and respect
  • is always being there and be faithful to that person. Also it means to accept someone for who they are and not what they have, or what they do. Love also means to bring that person's name up in whatever you do so they know that you love them and will always be there for them 
  • is a feeling of great joy that is healthy!
  • is when you spam the person you love with 'I Love You' and it doesn't even begin to explain how much you really love them
  • is when you start living for someone else
  • is when u want to grow old with a person and they make you happy
  • is God's gift
  • is a choice and you are the only one who is responsible of the outcome
  • is when you have feelings for someone, you cannot see love or hear it but you can feel love between two people
  • is giving the people you love everything you can to make them happy and not ask any thing in return
  • is when how hard things get you still love that person, you never walk away and no matter what they look like you still want to be seen with them in fornt of your friends. Love makes the strongest people fall to their knees...
"What is Love to you...?"

 Front Text: 'Love' / 'Remember' / 'Honor' / Joy
Size: 14.9cm (w) x 10.5cm (h)
Fold: Landscape

 Insert Text: Left blank for personal message
Code: #Love-003
Price: RM7.00 nett / per piece


Bursting with Happiness - Congratulations!

>> Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Front Text: 'Congratulations... On your success'
Fold: Landscape (single fold)
 Size: 21.0cm (w) x 10.2cm (h)

Insert Text: 'I'm So Proud of You'
Code: #Cong.-004
Price: RM7.00 nett / per piece

There are many reasons to say "Congratulations!" - be it an achievement or an accomplishment.  This is an all season congratulatory greeting card which is suitable for all greetings like graduation, promotion - a new role, milestone - a successful business deal / new business setup, and  many more.  I have used cut out and dimensional flowers in various complementing colours to complete the look and it is just perfect to celebrate any happy occassion and express our happiness for that lucky person.

Some Gift Ideas:
  • Jigsaw Puzzle : A symbol expressing that all pieces will eventually fall into its place
  • Personal Diary : A whole new course in his / her life
  • Monogrammed towel (with an inspirational / personal quote) as he / she has worked out a sweat to get this far
  • MP3 Player / Ipod (include several inspirational songs or songs which both you and the recipient can relate to).  Further explain the meaning of the choosen song(s) in a personal message penned in the card attached to make it a more meaningful gift


On Your Big Day...

>> Saturday, April 10, 2010

Hot from the oven... 

Front Text: 'Fun' (bottom left hand corner) / 'On Your Big Day' (bottom right hand corver)
Fold: Landscape
Size: 14.8cm (w) x 10.5cm (h)

Insert Text: Left blank for your personal message
Code: #Cong.-003
Price: RM8.00 nett / per piece


Happy Birthday - Taureans!

It is not all easy to get the perfect gift for that special someone.

(21 April - 21 May)
  • Sign Stats : Sensual, practical, and money savvy.  Taureans have a back-to-basics simplistic attitude and like the finer things in life
  • In the Closet : Simple - uncomplicated outfits in comfy tactile fabrics like pure cotton, satin
  • Guilty Pleasures : Appreciates the good life - gourmet dining, classy beautiful items...
  • Celebration Style : Planned months ahead of the big day.  A gathering with close friends and family at a classy space - cosy lounge spot (Jazz lounge) / chic restaurant
  • Zodiac Gifts : Fragrance, a bouquet of fresh flowers, gift vouchers to a spa, gardening tools / books, silk ties, gourmet cheese / wine, scented candles, luxury bath kit, satin bedspreads, silver money clip
These tips should assists in shopping for that special Taurean.  Have fun!  

Front Text: 'Happy Birthday' (middle) / 'enjoy' (bottom right hand corner)
Size: 20.9cm (w) x 10.5cm (h)
Fold: Landscape

Insert Text: Left blank for your personal message
Code: #HB-001
Price: RM7.00 nett / per piece


A Celebration of Two Hearts...

>> Monday, April 5, 2010

Receiving a wedding invitation card is always a joyous occassion - the chance to celebrate the day of reunion with the happy couple. 

A simple card to the couple is a nice way to congratulate them on their marriage . Being sincere in your wordings will ensure that the couple will feel your presence at their ceremony even when you are not there in person. You can use quotes, poems, versus on love and marriage to begin or end your message. In continuance, while penning down a personal message of your own, speak about your thoughts or advice on love and how it may relate to the couple or express your hopes for the future and happiness. A lighthearted humour may fit the situation but do ensure that it is appropriate based on your relationship.

Sample 'Happy Wedding' Greetings:

  • Congratulations to a beautiful couple. Wishing you a wonderful journey as you build our new life together

  • Wishing both of you a world of happiness and joy on your wedding day

  • May the years ahead be filled with lasting joy. Congratulations to a couple whose match truly seems made in heaven!

  • Congratulations!  May your marriage be filled with all the right ingredients: a heap of love, a dash of humour, a touch of romance, and a spoonful of understanding. May your joy last forever

  • Congratulations to the perfect couple - your wedding day may come and go, but may your love forever grow

  • Wishing you both the happily ever after... Congratulations on your wedding day!

  • Just a note to say how happy we are for you. Wishing you a lifetime of the greatest joy, love, and happiness. Congratulations to a wonderful couple!

  • Through the storms of life, may your love for one another be steadfast and strong. Wishing you joy and happiness on your wedding day. Congratulations!
Front Text: 'Happy Wedding' (bottom left hand corner) / 'Sharing Sweet Memories Together' (center right)
Size: 14.9cm (w) x 10.5cm (h)
Fold: Landscape

Insert Text: Left blank for your personal message
Code: #Cong.-002
Price: RM8.00 nett / per piece


To a Friend...

>> Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Good friends are hard to come by.  They are there through thick and thin, through ups and downs, the shoulder you cry on... 

(excerpt from Dionne Warwick's music lyrics - 'That's What Friends Are For')
Keep smilin', keep shinin'
Knowin' you can always count on me, for sure
That's what friends are for
For good times and bad times
I'll be on your side forever more
That's what friends are for

Well, you came and opened me
And now there's so much more I see
And so by the way I thank you

Front Text: 'Thank You' (top) / 'Forever Friends' (bottom right)
Size: 14.8cm (w) x 10.5cm (h)
Fold: Landscape

Insert Text: 'You're the Best!'
Code: #TQ-002
Price: RM7.00 nett / per piece

Sending a thank you card will let him or her know how much he / she means to you...


Saying Thank You

"Silent gratitude isn't much use to anyone..." - Gladys Brown Stern
Sending a card to thank you is stil very much appreciated when received.  It is best to begin with the reason(s) you are sending the card.  More likely it will state - “Thank You” in some form on the front but it is needs to be specific.  Take example, if you have just spent the evening dining at your friend's home, by all means begin with acknowledging just that.  Mention what you enjoyed most – the company, food, hospitality, conversations, sharing or his / her grandmother’s recipe, etc. Expressed it by saying “…There is no greater pleasure than eating a great meal with such great company. Thank you for the lovely dinner…”].  If you brought the hostess a gift, casually mention it and say "...I hope you have enjoyed the bottle of wine...".  Well, the note does not have to be long.  However, it needs to be written (personalise factor) or printed / typed and sent off quickly preferably within a week.

Here are some general sayings to express one’s gratitude:
• Thank you very much
• I cannot thank you enough
• Thank you for just being you…
• I am forever in your debt, thank you
• Thank you for all you have given us
• My gratitude is endless
• Thank you from the bottom of my heart
• You have my sincerest thanks
• Thank you for your helping hand
• Please accept our most sincere thanks / gratitude
• Your well wishes are greatly appreciated
• Thank you from the bottom of my heart
• Eternally thankful for / to you
• Your generosity has made me speechless - thank you!
• Thank you for everything
...and the lists goes on...

"Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it" - William Arthur Ward

Front Text: 'Thank You' (front)
Fold: Landscape
Size: 21.0cm (w) x 10.5cm (h)

Insert Text: Left blank for your personal message
Code: #TQ-001
Price: RM7.00 / per piece


Love is in the Air

>> Monday, March 29, 2010

"As we grow older together, as we continue to change with age, there is one thing that will never change...I will always keep falling in love with you" - Karen Clodfelder
This card is perfect throughout the year and just because you want to send your love to that special someone.  Keep the spark alight...

Front Text: 'Promise' (bottom left hand corner) / 'Love' - 'You & Me' (top right hand corner)
Size: 14.8cm (w) x 10.4cm (h)
Fold: Landscape

Insert Text: 'I Love You'
Code: #Love-001
Price: RM7.00 / per piece

"Care deeply, love generously, kiss passionately, speak kindly, hug tightly, caress tenderly,..."

LOVE is a feeling that we experience in many ways towards the people around us.  It is an emotion that helps us to heal, to be stronger in heart, mind, and soul.  To those whom I send my unconditional love, receive it, and I in return accept their love in double-triple folds. 

This handmade card is great for Valentines Day, Anniversaries, or just expressing your love to that special person.

Front Text: 'Hugs & Kisses' (top right hand corner) / 'Wonderful You' (centre - right) / 'XOXOX' (bottom right hand corner)

Size: 21.1cm (w) x 10.3cm (h)
Fold: Landscape

Insert Text: 'You're the Best!'
Code: #Love-002
Price: RM8.00 / per piece


First of Many...

This is the first of many handmade cards that I have created and will be creating.  I take pride in every individual piece of work that I create.  Enjoy...


It is always sheer happiness in sharing your achievements with someone who really cares about you and in return, it is a pleasure when you celebrate his or her success.  This is a one of a kind card - no reproductions.  The theme sets with nature - the flower embellishments and tag (with a blue bird) adds texture and dimension to the card. 

Front Text: 'Congratulations' (top middle) / 'You Did It' (bottom right)
Size: 14.8cm (w) x 10.5cm (h)

Insert Text: '...on to bigger and better things'
Fold: Landscape

Code: #Cong.-001
Price: RM8.00 nett / per piece

The colours used will easily put the recipient into a wonderful mood.  Give it to a high school / college / university graduate, a friend who has just got promoted, or any congratulatory occassion.  The card comes with a matching envelope


First Day Blogging

>> Wednesday, March 24, 2010

The ability to commit to blogging is like getting into a relationship.  Love, time, effort...  Of course, blogging would have its ups and downs - at times you'll feel inspired, while other times you would like any other than to seat in front of the screen typing away.  Well, my reason to start blogging is very simply.  It is to challenge myself and at some point of time to feel the sense of achievement, to grow in time as a writer, and to showcase what I enjoy doing during my free time - handmade greeting cards. 

In the last few days, I am proud to say that I have achieved in putting together my personal blog.  It may seem effortless to many, but if you come from a background not knowing anything about softwares, applications, and the list goes on - this would consider as an achievement.  So, 'hooray' to me - my diligence and perseverance have paid off.  A little more tweeking and it's all ready to go. 
"Don't be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of themselves..." - Dale Carnegie


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