Sunday, August 25, 2013

Japanese Wedding Envelopes

Hi, everyone!
Hope you are having a nice weekend!
Hideki and I went to a wedding yesterday for his niece.  It was such a nice time.  They have the custom of giving money in an envelope as a wedding gift.  (You can't just buy them something...)  Because Hideki and I aren't officially married (although it seems like it, we gave separate envelopes.  I bought a really cute envelope that is less traditional and I made another one that was really untraditional.

Here are the pictures side by side:

Usually Japanese write their down on the front, like Hideki has done.  I didn't want to put my name on the front, instead I added a sentiment.  I added my name on the back.  Either one is cute and crafty, I think.  

I do like the traditional ones, like:
Paper cord, paper flowers, embossed paper.  A Japanese folded paper envelope to hold a gift of money.
Photo from Pinterest - search Japanese wedding envelope

For more information on gift-giving and envelopes in Japan, go to the site where this photo came from: 

Till next time!

Craft items:  Copics, Japanese paper, Doily from Seria (100 yen store), TGF I Do, Martha Stewart Glitter, Glossy Accents, MFT Sweet Stack Dienamics and Big Greetings Stamp Set. 

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

SSS Card June Card Kit

Hi, everyone!  ...I know...way overdue, huh?  Well, better late than never I say!

Here are the cards I created with the kit from Mariko!  Also feel free to check out my video on YouTube below.  

And the videos - 
Completed Cards: 
Process Tidbits: 

Thanks and have a great summer!