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1  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Re: Matchbook Notebook on: April 11, 2009 12:00:35 AM
What a cute idea.  How did you keep the paper held in there?  Even though in the US scrapbook paper is readily available I will still buy wrapping paper or wall paper because it is cheaper and I will get more use out of it!
Thanks for sharing!

I used a No. 35 stapler (26/6 size). I can staple up tp 20 pieces of paper that way.
The normal No. 10 staplers can only manage up to 10 pieces.

I stapled it first before glueing the wrapping paper onto the white construction paper so the staple won't show. Thanks for the comment. Smiley
2  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Re: Ready for easter on: April 10, 2009 02:02:31 AM
Oh wow. I'd be delighted if I were the recipients. Mind me asking what's being put inside?
3  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Matchbook Notebook on: April 10, 2009 02:00:51 AM
So every easter I get small gifts from my friends at church and every year I feel guilty for not preparing some.

So this year I planned ahead and decide to give matchbook notebooks to my friends!

I basically used wrapping paper and stuck it to the main body of the notebook. Scrapbooking paper is expensive here in Singapore! Mainly because they're all imports.

They're a mixture of graphed and blank papers, about 15 sheets in one.

Here's the closer look at the graphed paper.

I know its not very Easter-y but I like making practical gifts.
I've yet to write Happy Easter on the inside but I think I've got time. Smiley
So the pink ones goes to the girls and all the blue ones to the guys. Obviously. Smiley

Thanks for looking!
4  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / First Post Here :) Laptop bag/case (Image heavy) on: April 10, 2009 01:50:20 AM
I hope this is the right place to post this up.

I stayed up the whole night to complete this laptop case. My dad kept asking me to go and sleep but when I get really excited about a project I just have to finish it even if it means sacrificing sleep.

Its inspired by http://www.redmaloo.de/

I took a crash course in sewing here, basically learning two stitches. I only know how to do a running stitch. Tongue

Here it is closed with my laptop nestled inside cozily. Smiley

A side view, with my imperfect stitches.

I used velcro to seal it up. Adhesive-backed velcro. Bought it at about 30 cm long? I cut it down to size.

And.. This is how it looks opened up!

Haha! I love how this opens up. I'm looking forward to school just to show off this!

So basically I close it by folding in the side flaps then the longer bottom piece and then the top!
Total cost for this project? Singapore $6! All materials bought from my favourite shop, Daiso Japan!

The chocolate brown felt is 64 cm by 64 cm (25"X25") and is about 2 mm thick. and the warm pink felt is 70 cm by 50 cm(27"X 19.5") and 1 mm think. Both are polyester but different to touch. The only reason why I got the 70 by 50cm pink felt was because they didn't have the colour in the 64cm by 64cm size.

So I had to do abit of trimming to get them equally sized.

As I said the velcro is about 30 cm long and is also $2!

I can't wait to go back to school and get asked where I bought this. Then I can proudly say I made it myself.
(My school students can be so consumer-ised and own expensive branded stuff)

Thanks for looking!
5  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Crafty new Journal on: April 08, 2009 09:38:43 PM
Oh wow! that's really really amazing! It must have taken some quite time to line the papers up specially round those squares and cut it all up. How'd you do it? Smiley

I really admire this cos of how neat it looks. EVEN the back cover. Neatness in my journals eludes me still.
6  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Re: Art from Printer Paper: Mice and Pirate Ships on: April 03, 2009 03:00:57 AM
Its really amazing.
7  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Re: Cute lime green notebook with a lil' charm on: March 30, 2009 02:57:42 AM
Thanks and thanks for the welcome. Cheesy

Oh, that's adorable. <3 I'm not too neat when I craft either.  Embarrassed  Ah well. Welcome to Craftster, by the way, if you're new.  Smiley
8  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Discussion and Questions / Re: "What do YOU Journal About?!" Ideas thread! on: March 30, 2009 02:38:56 AM
some great ideas on the link, im just about ready to start my own journal after a recent shopping trip  Grin

Good luck on your journal Bexster!
9  CITY GUIDES FOR CRAFTSTERS / ASIA / Re: Singapore on: March 29, 2009 06:23:33 AM
Here's one for beads, I love thisc place,

Its at Holland V, [url:http://beadsatwork.com]Beads @
Work[/url].Its at 25D Lorong Liliput above Subway.

There's a ribbon and yarn shop at the shopping centre there also but I can't remember the exact name of the building, its above cold storage on the 2nd floor. If you've been there, I guess you know what I'm talking about.

 Its really small and easy to miss.
10  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Re: Rubber heart, corseted and bewinged. on: March 29, 2009 01:07:01 AM
That is amazing. I love the fine details, it just makes it more..amazing. Cheesy
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