Sunday, February 26, 2012

Stress + Cards = ♥

Just two days ago on 23 March, two of my closest friends, part of my 7 rainbow sisters, had their birthdays.  I wanted to make their cards as they were special to me.  I used an assortment of materials but recently, thanks to this facebook group called Scrapbook Market, my collection of Washi Tape boomed from a small 8 or 12, to a whopping 55.  I'm not ready to post up photos of the washi tape, but I have been diligently using them because I have to kinda justify why I keep collecting!

I really love birds shape/ stamps/ images and the when my favourite punch brand Fiskars had the new Jenni Bowlin collection with a lark on it, I was sold.  Did I ever share why I so Fiskars?  I broke my oval XL Punch and wrote in to them.  Although I was so far away in tiny Singapore, they actually responded and shipped a replacement to me.  I think they have the bestest service ever - and needless to say I am now a die-hard fan!  

Okay back to my cards.  I made this crepe flower after being inspired by a share by Phoebe (another sister) and made this version for the card, topped by my favourite new lark.  So here are the birthday wishes, crowned with flying birds to bring all the love to my sister Angela and all her worries and stress away. 

Of course, I wouldn't leave out Jin's card either and so I made her one that was all together, all lovely and all so cute.  Again, I sent her some bright love, and a happy bright birthday.  To celebrate we had this barbecue at Lovely (another blessed sister)  place with all the kids running about and playing. 

June once taught me that when I was stressed and don't have much time, the fastest way to get a scrapping fix was to make cards.  I have to say it was really true because the month of Feb was super busy for me as there was lots of publicity work to be done at my workplace.  I pulled out 4 hours and finished these two cards, made them with love, and they were equally received with love.

What about you? Feel stressed? Then maybe it's time to create a card.

Materials : Cards - DCVW La Creme and Plain cards; Cardstock - AC white; Fonts - Pink Paislee, Jenni Bowlin; jute string; crepe paper; scraps - kaisercraft, sassafras lass; washi tape.