Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Elegant Wedding Card

Just the colors, I feel, make this card almost regal. The background paper pattern is actually flocked and it comes from the paper pack DCWV La Crème Mat Stack and the gold paper on the bottom is DCWV The Metallic Stack. It's a really simple-to-make yet eye catching card to give to someone. Ya gotta love that!


Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Cousin's Wedding

Back in August, I attended my cousin's wedding. As with any Chinese celebratory events, white is not an acceptable color. Despite that tradition, I do like the pureness of white and its roots in American culture so I don't really hold back especially when I know that the couple themselves aren't tradition. In this case, my cousin was marrying a Jewish man. When you're willing to branch out in that way, traditions are loosely followed. Therefore, I made a card with "inappropriate" colors but then followed through to disguise the card by creating an envelope that isn't predominantly white. This pleases my aunt and uncle because they will not see anything but the exterior...hopefully...

Monday, November 14, 2011

"Father's" Day Card

Happy November!

My friend, Jen, and I just started a 1 month membership to New York Sports Club. We went to a yoga class and it made me realize how little flexibility I have. It was both relaxing and a HUGE challenge for me. Then we tried a cardio kickboxing course. I don't know how we made it through! I hope this soreness goes away soon!

So I was going through cards that I made this year and found a card that I gave to my bf for "father's" day...yes, many months ago. This is a fully embossed card. The reason why it is in quotes is because we don't actually have kids, but we treat our cats like kids. They are what makes him happy when he comes home from work. You may or may not get it (because he didn't at first).

The front is to show a little critter walking and making a mess and then continuing on their way.
Here is the inside of the card. Our female cat, Cookie, walks around like she owns everything and then begs for kibble. She literally says, "meow meow," to demand kibble.
 The envelope has paw marks as well. This is to mimic their love for crawling into tight spaces, boxes, bags, etc. It would be absolutely suiting for them to crawl inside of this envelope if it was the size of a Trader Joe's paper bag.
Whether you understand/like it or not, I hope you can see that sometimes simple cards get the message across and you don't need to go all out to show someone you appreciate them.