Christmas Stocking

Posted November 24, 2011 by Ting
Categories: Christmas, decorations, felt

Yes, it has been a really long time since my last post! Because it has been a really long time since I last crafted! While shopping with my mom for her craft supplies, she reminded me that my nieces and nephew always bring out their Christmas stockings each year still, ones that I made for them. It just wouldn’t be right if I didn’t make one for my own Christmas baby!

I ran out of felt so I think I’ll wait til next year to start adding more images on the stocking =) Now if this baby turns out to be a girl, mommy’s going to have to stitch really fast before Christmas!

Materials: felt, thread
Tools: scissors, needle

Custom Door Hangers

Posted December 25, 2010 by Ting
Categories: custom designs, cutouts, decorations, foam paper, gifts

Christmas gifts for the siblings-in-law!

I used to hate cutting foam paper because it changed shape as it’s being cut. You also needed very skinny, sharp scissors. Now that I know a pen knife works perfectly, I love it! It’s just like cutting thick soft paper so I can work as I’m used to.

For the multicoloured ones I had multiple print-outs of the same image and cut accordingly for each colour. I love the 3D effect! What’s cool about the foam as well is that I can make imprints for details (see the computer).

Materials: foam paper
Tools: glue gun, sharpies, Xacto knife, scissors

Christmas Cards 2010 I

Posted December 20, 2010 by Ting
Categories: cards, Christmas, coloured paper

First batch of Christmas cards this year! Thanks to crafting with Jen, I love exploring the use of thick double-sided tape! Compared to last year’s cards, these I’ve definitely used more of stamps and preset punches than my knife.

Materials: cardstock, confetti, thick adhesive tape,
Tools: tweezers, scissors, Xacto knife, punches, glue, sharpies, stamps

Birthday Card

Posted November 10, 2010 by Ting
Categories: cards, coloured paper

This was a birthday card for my brother-in-law: a dodgeball and Smash Bros. enthusiast.

This was one of the images resulted from a simple “dodgeball” Google search. I cut the image out of the yellow card and glued the black behind it to “colour” it in. Thick double-sided tape raised the black frames off the yellow.

The 3 black blocks are the pieces of paper that coloured in the image on the front of the card. I didn’t want to just leave it blank so decked it out with features from 3 Brawl characters most played by the birthday boy. Can you name all 3?

Hallowe’en 2010

Posted October 31, 2010 by Ting
Categories: cutouts, decorations, Hallowe'en, pumpkin carving, tools

Exploration in using sculpting tools and depths of pumpkin flesh. Steve time-lapsed the carving process, click here to see the video by stevetan.net!

Boo’s teeth and tongue were sculpted. I like how the tongue turned out, looks like it’s coming out of his mouth. The right side of Boo’s face is supposed to be slightly darker than the right side for shadow effect – can only see it in certain angles though.

Tools: paring knife, sculpting blades

Wedding Thank You Cards

Posted September 14, 2010 by Ting
Categories: cards, coloured paper, envelopes, origami, stamps, wedding

After the festivities, time to show appreciation to all of those who gave generously to celebrate with us newlyweds! Ah, yet another excuse for me to channel my crafty side. But it’s still mass producing so I had to keep it simple.

Loved the fact that letters in “thank you” don’t repeat themselves, so I was able to use my letter stamps. I can’t mass produce with the Xacto knife but I am still fast with the scissors so blade impressions is still evident in these cards!

To keep things simple yet interesting, thick double-sided tape helps!

Thanks to the talents of our friend and photographer Eric Tuason, I printed one picture of us (5 copies to a 4×6 photo) to fixate to the front from the day of the wedding.

I really enjoy origami envelopes. This was one I had wanted to use for the invitations but was too small. Since I made these thank you cards small enough, this envelop was perfect! I printed names and addresses using the computer onto these blue print paper, then folded according to the origami instructions. I still had the labels from the favours for the seal!

Materials: paper, stamp, photo, thick double-sided tape

Customized Vases

Posted August 19, 2010 by Ting
Categories: big projects, custom designs, cutouts, decorations, etching, video, wedding

I pretty much used any excuse to be crafty for the wedding: invitations, stamps, envelopes, ring pillow, paper cake, paper petals; there’s one more medium to add to this wedding showcase.

I had bought some “rektangel” vases from Ikea to decorate the tables for the wedding. I recently started etching so had all the tools on hand. We don’t keep flowers at our house due to my tendency to kill living plants through neglect. I thought the vases would double up as gifts (for example, I etched a personalized message on one to give to our officiant).

Here’s the time-lapse of one of the vases:


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