Showing posts with label happy mail. Show all posts
Showing posts with label happy mail. Show all posts

July 2021 Happy Mail!

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

It's almost the end of the month and I'm excited to announce our 4 happy mail recipients for July 2021!

  • Sis Cherielynne Rae
  • Sis Nilda 
  • Sis Cecil
  • Rosemarie

And because it's the end of financial year here in Australia, I'm also giving them some gifts - some of my favourite Atomy products - for being my beloved repeat and loyal customers/members. 😍 

Thanks to my lovely friends for your support 😊

It's still winter here and while our snow trip had been cancelled due to lockdown, I make myself occupied with reading books/listening to audiobooks, crafting, and some wellness activities like exercising and skin care. I will be sharing some of the books and audiobooks I have finished soon as well as the minimalist skin care I have established for myself. 😌

Meanwhile, here are some my card creations for this month - additions to my #hugsinacard mission!

Stampin' Up! From Our House To Yours simple handmade card
Inspired by my last winter mail art

If these cards look familiar to you, that's because they are hehehe. I created them based on my last winter mail art which was an idea given to me by my dear mom-friend, Eli. Thanks momshie!

These cards were made using only stamps, and this one in particular was from Stampin' Up!'s stamp set called From Our House To Yours.

Using Wink of Stella Clear Glitter brush, I added glitters to the house roofs, hearts and snowflakes and this is how they look up close:

Stampin' Up! From Our House To Yours simple handmade card

Stampin' Up! From Our House To Yours simple handmade card

Because they were easier to make, I made 7 cards in one go hehehe. I used a stamping tool for the houses, made the job a whole lot quicker.

The next card I'm going to show you is a little bit more tedious to make. This one is already reserved for a certain friend who is also a June baby and we previously worked in the same team. We haven't seen each other for more than a year since covid but we are just as close as sisters. 💗

MFT you are mermazing shaker card
A mermaid shaker card!

I tried to steer away from winter this time hahaha! It's a shaker card and I used a combination of pinks, greens, purples (and orange for the hair and fishes) for a more colourful effect.

And here is a video of the card in actual 😀

And that's all from me... hope everyone is keeping safe wherever you are! 💗 See you in my next posts.

Read More

Winter Interactive Cards - Sliding and Floating Stamped Images

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

It's good to finally have the time to make this post - introducing, my interactive winter-themed cards for this year! I got these cute stamp set after winter last year and I had to wait almost a whole year to finally use them. 

This year, the cold came really early. In fact, we hardly complained about the heat during summer either. It's a comparatively colder year in 2021. As early as the last weeks of May, I was already brainstorming and voila!

Winter interactive card ideas
Foxy on his sled on a couple of cards (using slider technique) and Twinnie Penguins bobbing on another card (using floating image technique by Jennifer McGuire).

The stamp set features a fox on a sled, a penguin with scarf and some really nice sentiments. They make cold look cute.

But unlike Elsa though, I don't like the cold, it bothers me a lot hahaha. Still, I find winter to be a beautiful season with it's glistening snow and tinkling icicles. I wish I was more like cute Foxy and Penguin so I could enjoy the snow too!

Fox in sled interactive winter themed card
Foxy slides through the snow when you move the card!

I looked at my stash to see how I can make these cards. You see, I try to limit my craft supplies spending now. Whenever I have a project in mind, I make sure that I can do it with what I have on hand.

Creating a snowy background cardmaking

Fortunately, I have 3 shades of blue inks and my ever handy brush makeup applicator to create the background. Then, using white poster paint ($2 from Kmart) and a fine point paint brush, I added the snowfall effect. Just looking at the background already makes me shiver in cold! ⛄

Snowy background cardmaking

I can't not use cute Penguin either. With one of its feet in the air, it looks like it's dancing so why not make 2 cute dancing Penguins on the snow? 

To make them "dance," I used the floating image technique by Jennifer McGuire

Here they are, dancing with their Happy Feet!

Cardmaking dancing penguins
Shake the card to make the Penguins dance 😄

Dancing Penguins winter cards
Close up of the bobbing Penguins

Close up of Foxy on sled

Winter has just started and God willing, I will come up with more winter-themed cards to make while the snowy season lasts. 😄Happy winter!


June 2021 #hugsinacard recipients are:

  • Tricia Angelique Roldan
  • Mylene Pecjo
  • Ronna Joy Morallos
Comment down below if this is you 🥰💗

Do you need some encouraging words? Do you think you can do with some kind thoughts today? Or do you just want to receive a free happy mail?

I send out my handmade cards to random people for free. If you're up for a free card, feel free to register here.

Read More

March Cards - Simple Floral and Autumn Themed Cards

Monday, March 15, 2021

Autumn is officially here! I'm excited to finally share with you these cards I will be sending away for this month.

So for my March cards, I decided to create 2 autumn themed cards. Hello Bluebird has this really cute stamp set I've been wanting to use. It's called "Fall Friends," and the cute gazelle, fox and bunny give out the most cozy feel of autumn with their cardigans and flying scarves

I used the same design template for both except that the one on the left has a window on the front so that the sentiment you can see at the front is actually the inside of the card. I just used the die cut piece and colored it with autumn shades then added some embellishments to add the glistening effect.

Gazelle was kind of covering part of the sentiment at the front but that's okay. You can flip the card open and read the greetings without obstructions. That was the idea of the window card hehehe.

Inside, you can write a small message under the sentiment that shows through the window.

For the other card, I created a shaker. Sad to say, I couldn't use the gazelle with this one because she was too tall and would cover the sentiment. So it's a little bit bare compared to the other one. But that's okay, because simple is beautiful too. 😊

And here are the cards, side by side. Which one's your favourite? 💓

I will share the process how I made these two in a later post. 

I'm also excited to share the other 3 cards I made. As mentioned in my previous Hugs in a Card post, I really wanted to recreate the floral card. 

I already started painting 3 embossed cardstocks when I realised that I've ran out of the coral pink card base. 

There's no time to run to Spotlight to buy now so I'll just reserve them for April give away may be. It's not the same using a different coloured card base so I decided to postpone them instead.

For now, I've created these simple pastel coloured cards to make some people happy. 😀

If you want to join the mailing list to receive free cards, sign up here and like my FaceBook page for updates. 💗

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner

Read More

Happy Mail for February 2021 💗

Thursday, February 18, 2021

Ready to send out these hugs in a card! For the month of February, the 3 lucky winners we have randomly picked were:

  • Ms. Teresita
  • Ms. Milaluna and
  • Ms. LJ
Happy mail recipients randomly picked 💗

Congratulations and I hope you will find joy upon receiving these small gifts as much as I had fun making them. As you can see, I'm also learning calligraphy using brush pens so I don't have to print out my mailing addresses. It needs a lot of improvement but I'm loving it! 😁

February recipients will get coffee themed cards and matching shaker bookmarks 

An additional 3 recipients were also selected for special reasons: the first was a survivor of a recent brain surgery, the second was suffering from postpartum depression and the third one was for her friendliness and humility. I hope that this small gesture will at least lessen their pain.

I have also made these 2 cards (one was requested by a friend) to be sent out for a friend who is currently battling Hodgkin's lymphoma hoping that in a small way, we could show our concern and care.

Now I need to think about my next month's card design. I really like how the flower card on the left turned out and I find it therapeutic to watercolour so I might use this design. Let's hope and see as there's still a few days left before February ends.

Until my next update lovely readers! Thank you so much for the inspiration. 💜

Read More

Easel Cards With Calendar Tabs for 2021

Thursday, December 24, 2020

Ever since I have been exposed to the joy of cardmaking, I could not count anymore the number of cards I have sent out.

That's the beauty of this hobby. The reason why I really strive to continue despite not having enough time is because the happiness is just incomparable. 

Knowing that you were able to make someone's day a bit brighter or just make them feel special are but simple things that could also make me happy. I know how it feels to be taken for granted (so much so that I've learnt how to shrug off the pain) and it's not a good feeling I tell you. With one simple card, at least someone feels cared for.

Here are some of the cards I made for the holiday season. Right now, I just wanted to share the final outcome. Maybe, some other time, I will post a tutorial for those who love cardmaking too. :)

Read More