Browsing Category Cards/Paper Bouchee

Eid Printables: Giftwrap and Cards

Thursday, August 16, 2012

This year, I decided to take a crack at creating patterned gift wrap for my Eid gifting. Inspired by work from companies like Modern Eid, I wanted to pay homage to the Islamic aesthetic while maintaining a contemporary sensibility. This was the end result; a tiled motif incorporating an Eid Mubarak sentiment typeset in flavour-of-the-month-font ...

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Projects with Index Cards

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Most index cards come printed with blue horizontal rules and a margin marked in pink. And we expect this of the form to the point where the lines take on a cast of invisibility. They become blank canvasses that will take whatever you put on them in clashless acceptance. I love using index cards for craft projects. ...

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Quick-Crafting: Money/Gift Card Holder

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Create a quick money/gift card holder with a sheet of cardstock (I used a piece measuring 21x15cm). This is also a great way to upcycle the cardboard from cereal boxes or the backs of notepaper pads. Orientate it to landscape and score it down the middle. Measure 3cm in from the right and left edges. Score, round ...

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Moo MiniCard Holders (with cutting file)

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Originally posted on I've been getting a steady stream of hits since MOO featured my MiniCard-holders in their newsletter and Inspiration gallery. I use their MiniCards to promote ShootCake, my food photography sideline. The MiniCards are really bitty and supercute in that way all diminutive things are. When they were going to be included in the ...

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The Package Project 2011

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Brain-mothered by Nadia from Cupcake Couture, the annual Package Project pairs up two participants willing to swop, over post, parcels packed with goodies and sweet thoughts. Nadia, the genius match-maker that she is, partnered me with Marie, an International Relations and Economics student from Germany, based in Vancouver, Canada. Marie and I swopped a few emails before ...

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Modified Origami Masu Boxes

Thursday, January 12, 2012

The nested lid and receptacle of a traditional origami Masu box is functionally compact, but I often find the snug fitted design difficult to open. I allayed the shortcomings of my rather deft-less fingers by inserting a strip of card into the box. This heightens the lid and creates room for gripping. I also experimented with knotting ...

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