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A Priest’s card

I was asked to make a card for a priest who served as spiritual director and whowas leaving. I was told that I could design the card according to whatever I had in mind. Great! 😀

So I took out my handy dandy elephant poo paper. But since it was cream in colour, and the envelope was also cream in colour, I decided to use my vintage brown stamp pad to add some colour to the elephant poo paper.

I like how it turned out. The vintage brown really brings out the texture of the elephant poo paper 😀

Since he is Catholic, I decided to add some Catholic details, like a cross at the back of the envelope, and a cut-out dove.

If you look carefully, the cross also serves as a closing mechanism. The lower vertical part is supposed to be tucked underneath the upper vertical part. It doesn’t really work that well as I didn’t leave enough space on the upper vertical part to allow secure tucking in, but I will refine the design in future cards to come.

Overall, I am quite pleased with it. Here are more pictures, which you can click to see a larger one:

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Appreciation card

When my friend heard I had intentions of selling my handcrafted creations soon, he kindly asked if I could make some thank-you cards he was planning to get for some invited speakers. That got me experimenting around with my materials. I tried some templates from‘Pop-up Best Greeting Cards’ by Keiko Nakazawa which I borrowed from the library. There are much nicer stuff other than alphabets in the book. This is what I spent the evening doing:


For each new morning with its light,
For rest and shelter of the night,
For health and food, for love and friends,
For everything Thy goodness sends.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it. ~William Arthur Ward