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Please vote for my May 2010 Blog Giveaway!!

Hello everyone!

I made a poll recently to see which card type you would prefer to win for my May 2010 Blog Giveaway. I placed the poll right beside the blog posts.....it's at the top part of the blog on the right. Can  you see it?? :)
You see....I had a hard time deciding what type of card to giveaway next month. huhuhuhu.....funny huh?? SERIOUSLY......I am lost for ideas here. So I need your assistance in helping me decide what card type that you most desire to win. For example, if the poll results show that "Happy Birthday card" is the most desired one, then I will prepare 5 birthday pop up cards for 5 lucky winners! At least this way, I can tell what  type of card you guys really really want. 
Well, this is just one of the ways of  helping me decide. If you guys have any other suggestions, do let me know ya! Write your comments here so that I can find out what type of card you most desire to get. If it is something that I can do for you, then I will give it my best shot.…

Selamat Hari Lahir Nurdini Atikah....

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I think by far, this is the most colorful card I've ever made hehehehe.... :). It's for a 9 year old kid....Nurdini Atikah. This design was something that I wanted to try out and at first I did something that was a little different at the top of the card, then I took them out and replaced it with those foam confetti. I love those....it has that raised effect. I just randomly arranged all the square gift boxes at the bottom of the card and place colorful metallic strings on it that I've formed into a ribbon shape.
I was not sure of what kind of pop up I would do on the inside of the card.....then I thought of doing a pop up of the birthday girl herself. Although I've never seen her before, I just randomly chose to do her in this attire and with that shape of  face. It was done spontaneously. I just did whatever came to mind. All I thought was, I wanted it to be something different and different it was indeed. :)

Closed for commissions in month of May & June 2010...

Hello my lovely readers! Good day!

I have a really important announcement to make to all who are interested in ordering my handmade cards in May & June 2010.....I'm so sorry to announce that I have to stop taking orders for at least 2 months because at the moment my hands are already full. I have so many pending orders to finish up during my leave.
Another reason why I'm making this announcement is so that whoever has interests in ordering cards from me can make plans in advance. So if you need my handmade cards starting from the month of July please book/confirm your order earlier to ensure getting your cards at the time that you wished for. If you book your order now, you would probably receive your order a lot later. Which means you would have to wait and be in the waiting list. I make the cards based on first come first serve. I do not have anyone to help me out with the card making and managing my business. It's a one man show. So I do hope you would be so kind to…

Thank you so much Mas!

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How sweet is this sweet color combo?? I love the sweet soft pastel colors here. I was requested to do a thank you card for the same customer who ordered the Chelsea FC card. This card is for her dear friend Mas. I was the one who suggested a pop up inside but at the time I had no idea what to do yet....hehehehehe.....I only had the idea of doing it as sweet looking as possible....cute, adorable like what my customer wanted. Something with soft pastel colors and feminine looking.

I realized that after so many times making a handmade card that is quite big in size, now I find making a card that is small quite in size quite difficult to do...hehehe....funny huh??? Well, that's how I felt when I made this card....I felt like there is not much room for decoration.....and it was quite difficult to make a pop up inside....especially a pop up like the one above. Perhaps for small cards like this, it's better to make simpler pop ups. Hmmm.....it's a lesson learned for me this t…

Chelsea FC themed birthday card!

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Phew! Made it just in time today to finish a couple of cards for a customer.....she's been waiting for her orders for quite sometime now....huhuhuhu......I was thinking that I could get them done by tomorrow and post them tomorrow instead but since she will be on leave soon, so by hook or by crook I had to get them done today and get them posted. I was worried like God knows what.....coz I was so afraid if I couldn't make it on time for delivery. Luckily for me, God was on my side and I remained calm throughout the whole process and managed to deliver the cards just in time before the post office closes at 5 pm....phew! Thank God!!
Ok! Now lets talk about the design.......this design was a request from my customer for her BF's birthday. She wanted the birthday card to have a Chelsea FC theme and with a pop up of her BF inside......color combination of choice was BLUE and WHITE. But I added some red, silver and black to it and a tiny dash of gold  coz those colors exist…

Thank U to a #1 Teacher

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I wanted to share with everyone one of my Teachers' Day cards today. It's a design I made just a little while back but never published it here before. It was an order I made for a customer. I made two for her but she only bought one. This particular design is not that big....it's just a 13cm x 18cm size card. No pop ups.....just decoration on the outside. 
The words THANK U was done using the alphabet rubber stamps, the big size ones. Stamped it one by one and layered it with another paper. It's just a lot of work....hehehe.....well, I guess most handmade cards does require a lot of time making them. That's why they cost more. It's just time consuming. :) 
I do have plans to make more Teachers' Day cards this year.....but, hmmmm....when when when.....when will I do it....huhuhuhuhu......so many things to do...yet so little time. But I'll give it my best shot this year. We will see how it goes! ;)

Dedicated to Inspector Papa...

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It's done! I can't believe I managed to get this order done in the end! It was a tough one! I am feeling a bit sad because I have to post it today to my customer and I just don't want to part with it! LOL! This card was a request from my customer whose fiance' is an inspector. It's his birthday today! Happy Birthday Inspector!! hehehe! Unfortunately he will be getting this card only by tomorrow....yeah, a little bit late....just a little! ;)
My customer was the one who requested me to do a cartoon of her holding a pistol.....I quickly thought of James Bond! So that's why I did the silencer hehehe......kinda cool though if I did that one instead of the usual pistol hehe! I asked for her photo and also a photo of her fiance'.....and she wanted me to do a cartoon of her fiance' wearing that uniform.... Love it! So, I made it look exactly like the one in the photo she gave me.
It was really tough thinking about the color combination too.....it took m…

Quilling

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I've wanted to do this and add this quilling technique into my card collection for a long time already. I've done this technique before....yup.....long long time ago in a galaxy far far away hahahaha.......which means, I haven't done this technique in quite a long time. Back then when I first started learning how to make cards, I didn't even have the proper tools to do it. I just rolled up the strips of paper and formed it into different quilling shapes.
Last couple of months ago when I made a trip to Kuala Lumpur, I went to search for craft tools and stumbled upon this quilling tool set at Scrapbook Memories in One Utama, Damansara. You should have looked at my reaction when I first saw it! I almost jumped up with joy! Tried to contain myself from screaming and doing the dance of joy! hahaha! I never thought I would find it there. I thought I might have to order them online someday......never occurred to me that it would be available in Kuala Lumpur. How ignorant of…

April 2010 Blog Giveaway Winners!!!!

Good afternoon to all of my lovely readers! At last I am done checking all the names of participants of the April 2010 Blog Giveaway and have randomly picked 4 lucky winners!! This time around, there were not many participants as last month. There were only 15 people who participated in this month's blog giveaway......hmmmm I wonder why....perhaps because they didn't like this month's prizes?? huhuhuhu, I donno....but I'll try to give something more "interesting" for everyone next month. Perhaps a pop up card next time around......I really would like to do that.... :) There will be 5 winners next month....so, looks like more and more people have more chances of winning something from Lin Handmade Greeting Cards soon! :)
Ok! I am so happy to announce the names of the winners for my April 2010 Blog Giveaway. Check them out below:
Mama Zharfan  http://suzie284.blogspot.com/ .
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Mamalyna http://ejanblog.blogspot.com/ .
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Zai kulim http://zaikulim.blogspot.com/ .
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Nea Fler…

Selamat Hari Lahir Mohd Ibrahim...

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Does this design look familiar to you??? hehehehe! Well! Of course it does because I've just made one the other day that had a similar layout as this one except that the background of the card was black. This card is made for my Mom's friend. She ordered this for her husband's birthday. The background  color of this card is metallic bronze. Looks like this color suits the same colors of the heart shapes I made for the black card. I wanted red and white heart shapes to be mixed with dark brown instead but the dark brown paper I had was not as pretty as this one so I choose to do it with this metallic bronze paper instead.
I suppose the most obvious difference in this design is the pop up I made inside the card. I made some changes with the pop up this time. I'm always trying to make it different. But after it was done I realized that the big hearts I pasted on the side of the birthday cake kinda look like it had wings attached to it!! Me and my imagination! LOL! …

My heart belongs to you.....

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Yes! It's done! Finally! I'm loving it too! I received a request to do a design similar to V021 but was also given the permission to make some changes here and there to make it different. And so I did some changes  in the layout and I added something to it that is similar to another one of my card designs I did before.  Which is adding the foam hearts with glitters on it. A lot of mix and match here I must say hehehe.  I made it look like as if all the hearts are trapped in boxes hehehe.....can you see it?? ;)
This design was pretty time consuming, but fun to make....as usual all my card designs takes a lot of my time to make.....and since I work very slow, it's even more time consuming hahaha! All the hearts were cut by hand....each and every one of it....even the tiny ones in between the bigger ones. No craft punch was used for this particular design. Oh! Except for the teeny weeny white hearts on the envelope! That one I used a  heart shape craft punch! hahaha!
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Bridal gown

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I haven't been making wedding bridal gown cards for quite some time now. I have been getting quite a number of requests from customers who are interested in this design for their wedding. But at the moment I am just not able to do them because I don't have enough time to do bulk orders for one particular customer. So I just prefer to do wedding cards that are meant to be given to brides and congratulate them on their wedding. :)
The material I used to make the bridal gown is doily paper. There are a lot of types of doily paper in the market. I found this new pattern which I quite like and have made a wedding gown out of it recently for one of my wedding card designs. So now I'm using the same one to make a bridal gown for this small wedding card. As you can see, the shape of the gown is similar to my old wedding card designs, the only difference is the pattern of the doily paper. Another difference is that I layered the wedding gown with a white organza to get tha…

Happy 31st Anniversary....

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I was requested to do this design which is the exact same design as AC001 except that I was asked to change the wordings a bit. The wordings at the outside was changed to "Happy 31st Anniversary" because this card was intended to be given to another couple's anniversary. I was also asked to put their names together with the wordings but I thought that it would be too crowded to have them all together like that so I separated the wordings to be half outside and the other half inside. So their names were placed at the two big heart shape pop ups inside the card as you can see at the photo above. In my previous anniversary card design, at those two big hearts, I would usually write the dates of their anniversary. So this time I did something different by placing their names instead. And I love it that way :)

April 2010 Blog Giveaway!!!

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Hello again my lovely readers!! It has finally come again for the 4th time this year.......it's my April 2010 Blog Giveaway!!!! Yes!! :D Sorry it took longer than usual to do this blog giveaway this month.  It was suppose to be on the 1st of every month.....but since I have been so busy for the past few weeks....didn't have the time to do the giveaway at that time. Right now I have some little time away from work so I get to work on this giveaway today. :)
This time around, I'm giving away prizes for four lucky winners. I've decided to giveaway two lovely cute wedding cards this time around for each of the four winners. This is a new design and never been sold before. Have a look at the wedding dress, I am using a new doily pattern since the old ones are no longer in stock.

Here is how you can win these lovely cards. The rules are the same as the one I did previously . I will give one entry for participants who blog about my giveaway in their respective blogs. Y…

King for a day!

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This is a treat to do! Another new theme in my collection :). Medieval King theme. It was inspired by the birthday wish that my customer wanted me to print inside the card. She gave me the wordings that was about her brother being King for a day on his birthday. The wordings were really nice! So I thought, why not have the subject matter be connected to the wordings? Wouldn't that be nice and something new. So after she agreed with my suggestion, I also asked for her brother's photo so that it would look similar to him. Well, I tried my level best......I think the lips resembles the real person hihihihi..... :)
I also did a pop up cake.....vertically instead of doing it horizontally. This is a first for me to do it vertically like that. So since the pop up square is flat, I can't make the cake look like the usual pop up  3 tier birthday cake I usually make. Hence the candles can only be placed at the top of the tier instead of placing them on each tier. I would have do…

Pop up wedding cake....

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I am super excited about this design.....it is a request from my customer to make a wedding card for her brother who will be getting married soon. Honestly, I didn't have an idea of how to do the design until yesterday the idea popped up in my head. hehehehe.....My customer decided on the color combination earlier on....she wanted it to be in black and white. But I added silver, gold and grey in it as well.

I've always wanted to use the doily to make a wedding gown like this. So finally I get to do it today. It's also a first time for me to do a groom together with the bride.....usually I would only do a wedding gown using doily paper. I guess it was easier that way. :) But now I've tried something that is new to me. Ever since I've been doing a lot of figure drawing for my card designs, I've less fear of doing it. So, I hope to be better at this as I go along. After all it does take a lot of practice and practice to be good at something. :)

This is also …

Cupcake cards!

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I got a request from a customer who was interested in my HB010 birthday card. She wanted two of them but in a different color combination. One will be a combination of purple and pink and the other will be a combination of purple and orange. I tried my best to get it right and make it look harmonize.

I did do the design a little differently this time around. I changed and added a few new things in the original design. The icing of the cupcake, I made it using foam. If you look at the original design, I only used paper, a thick paper, because at that time, I didn't even know that the foam existed in the market...hihihihi....and perhaps also, at that time, it was not so widely sold at stationary shops. So I only used a thicker piece of paper for the icing. But now, it's much more fun to use foam :). The lower part of the card, I decorated it with strips of colored paper of different color combination to fill up the empty space at the bottom. In the original design, I d…