A Birthday Card “Set”

Now, it’s a set!

When a special person in our life is celebrating his historical date, why not make a special stuff for him too? For me, special could mean the-only-one, unique, unpredictable, precious, and COMPLETE!

I started the plan with a unique birthday card. It took me full-4-days to start thinking, researching, drawing, printing, and executing everything into the correct pieces. It has the birthday ‘pop-up’ card (with his favourite menu:coffee), the cover for the main card (with colorful lines to show how colorful my life with him around), the “happy BIRTHDAY” pop-up stand (for him to display this card-set all the time -he-he), and the envelope (for the whole things).

The Birthday Card Set

With this card set accompanying his birthday gift, he admitted he could never choose which one was actually the main gift for him.

Here is the complete look of the card set:

When special means the-only-one, unique, unpredictable, precious, and COMPLETE!

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Posted by on May 21, 2012 in Personal Artworks


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Customized Birthday Gift Box

When someone is celebrating his/her birthday, it’s the time to share the happiness. When the big day belongs to a friend, lets show that we are happy for him/her too.

I love to treat a good friend’s birthday as a special day. Preparing birthday gift is surely a fun thing to do. Anyway, sometimes I could hardly find a suitable gift box, in size, color, or purpose, so making a customized one is always the answer.

This is a Birthday Gift Box I made for a friend before:

Customized Birthday Gift Box

Each side of the 6-side-box is carefully designed to relate to the occasion:birthday, personal identity:the friend’s name and age, message:wishes and more, and size of the birthday gift for sure. Putting a golden ribbon at the top simply made it look cute and useful. Voila!

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Posted by on May 21, 2012 in Personal Artworks


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Quilling Birthday Card

New things always worth a try, especially when it looks amazing to the eyes.

I have my first try of quilling while planning for a birthday card. It just popped up in my mind to make a card by quilling. Combining photos, illustration, computer-aided design, and quilling, here it is my Quilling Birthday Card:

The card simply delivered the messages and wishes I would like to send. I just loved it.

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Posted by on May 20, 2012 in Personal Artworks


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“The-Special-10” Anniversary Card

This is my first post about my personal project in this blog. I’ve always wanted to share, yet most of the time I successfully found many excuses to escape. Ha, ha.

I always love events: occasional or seasonal. I tend to find my way in celebrating them. Sometimes I celebrated Mother’s day with special dinner, birthdays with full-of-surprises dinner, cute cards, and unpredictable gifts, anniversary with cakes and memorable cards, and many more.

As I have passion in designing, I find it fun to spend nights only to make my own mind-and-eyes-satisfying creations. I will share some of my collections to you in this blog, starting from my last-year-project, “The-Special-10” Anniversary Card.

“The-Special-10” Anniversary Card

In front of the card there is a big number “1” to show our priceless year. Inside the card, besides our selected photo, I put the blank list of “10 things I like about you” for us to write down on the celebration-day. I made a set of 2 cards, so that each of us can have our own memorable-card to keep, which will always remind us on how precious we are to our couple.

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Posted by on May 20, 2012 in Personal Artworks


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40 Unique and Beautiful Examples of Brochure Design

For your reference. When being creative is creating out-of-the-box concept without leaving the essence of functionality. Brochure will tell people who and what is the thing.

40 Unique and Beautiful Examples of Brochure Design | LinkedIn

Check this out!

40 Unique and Beautiful Examples of Brochure Design | LinkedIn.

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Posted by on May 1, 2012 in Inspiration


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Another Business Card Inspiration

Creative way of putting colors and elements

Hi, it’s been sometime I didn’t post anything in this blog. As I am doing a business card design, I found a very inspirational site providing many samples of great design. Here you are… sharing with you.

How about some business card inspirationBit of Inspiration.

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Posted by on February 16, 2012 in Inspiration


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When Multitasking is No Longer the Answer…

Most of the time, I lazily wake up in the morning, burdened by yesterday’s unaccomplished to-do list; feeling like the sleeping time will never be enough.

Well, yes. It’s the unaccomplished to-do list. I might have tens tasks to do everyday, I’ve been like a multitasking computer brain, but I could hardly find ZERO unchecked task by the end of the day. Tired? Yes. Need recharge? Yes. Life batt gets charged? Never enough. Tasks done? Not all.

Quite stressful, isn’t it? Until I found this useful article in my LinkedIn network and say: ‘Hey! it’s that simple, but sometimes I just don’t realize. And what I need to do now is only to make it a habit… and get things done!

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7 Things Highly Productive People Do | LinkedIn.

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Posted by on December 20, 2011 in What They Said