Monday, March 31, 2014

PLAIN Wedding Guestbook for DIY: Decorate it Yourself

Assalamualaikum w.b.t and hello creative people out there!

Alhamdulillah, as I promised, this is a special post for those who'd been asking about 'wedding guestbook with no decoration on it': TADAAA! Proudly presenting nice, plain, simple and uniquely HANDBOUND wedding guestbook for DIY. Here are some examples that I manage to put here. 

Many of you have asked me before if I'm selling PLAIN wedding guestbooks, for you to decorate yourself. YES, I'm selling this! It's a very creative way to reduce cost of custom decorated wedding guestbook and the best part is that you'll be able to unleash your own creativity (^__^)

A plain wedding guestbook in Dragon Red, with Light Brown ribbon for DIY

1st page of inside pages, with names of bride and groom and and their wedding date

2nd page of inside pages, with names of bride and groom and friendly welcome note

Examples of inside pages

"Be classy and DIY"

A plain wedding guestbook in Spring Yellow, with Cocoa ribbon for DIY

I'm using crepe papers as main option for guestbook covers. I love the texture of the paper and wrinkle looks it has and in fact, crepe papers are sold in many interesting colors and are easy to find. They're also much more affordable compared to other craft papers. These books are SUITABLE for felt crafts, quilling, and other paper-basic decoration too!

"The desire to create is one of the deepest yearnings of the human soul"
~ Elder Uchtdorf ~

"Sometimes a do and DIY skill can rescue you from a do or die situation"
~ Somu ~

A plain wedding guestbook in Fuchsia Pink, with Cocoa ribbon for DIY

A plain wedding guestbook in Tiffany Blue, with Cyber Pink ribbon for DIY

I think that's all for now. See you in next post.
Kindly left comments if you like my post. Thank you and have a blissful day.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

POLKA Dots Are Back!

Assalamualaikum w.b.t. and Happy Sunday,

These beautiful dots are back (^_^) If you could remember my older post entitled 'It's Round, It's Real, It's Polka Dot', showing beautiful dots on a book, with colorful pages and colorful binding thread, you may recognize this too.

I just love these beautiful, fancy and friendly colors of dots! I'll never get bored (o_o)

I'm using lemon and lime colored thread this time and I think the colors of the thread are really popping up with the white pages, and the dots are looking more festive in bigger size book.

It's a A4 size handbound book with 200 white pages (^__^)

"I don't think there is ever a wrong time for a polka dot."
~ Marc Jacobs ~

I think that's all for now.
Thank you and have a blissful stay!

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Simply Handmade Frames

Assalamualaikum w.b.t and Happy Weekend,

I'm sharing my FAVORITE handmade frames, that I officially launched by end of 2013 (^__^) Oh, I'm so sorry for not posting this earlier, hate to be so behind schedule of everything. By the way, craftyanathirah is now on instagram, kindly follow for more friendly updates, yeay!

Handmade frames are great for HOME decors as well as special GIFTS to your loved one. SIMPLE, NICE, yet ADORABLE. Similar to regular picture frames, handmade frames are created to be functional, same way too. Photos are inserted from back and can be changed any time you want.


So far, I chose WHITE as their background color, as it looks clean, fresh and pure. There's always good reason to experiment with other colors too. I'm using mounting board as the frame basic, before covering it up with white craft paper. Any white paper would be suitable I think.

"Art consists of limitation. 
he most beautiful part of every picture is the frame"
~ Gilbert K. Chesterton ~

"We are not permitted to choose the frame of our destiny.
But what we put into it is ours"
~ Dag Hammarskjold ~


“Women think of all colors except the absence of color.
I have said that black has it all. White too.
Their beauty is absolute. It is the perfect harmony.”
~ Coco Chanel ~

"Cinema is a matter of what's in the frame and what's out"
~ Martin Scorsese ~

I think Malaysian quilling flowers looks best from this side of view (o__o)

Feeling GREAT after completing all frames, even there were so much imperfections thru the process. Sure, there were lessons & mistakes that taught us BEST. I'm working on PLAIN HANDMADE FRAME so that you can 'DIY' - DECORATE IT YOURSELF. I can't wait to update soon, busy days awaiting.

Thank you all and have a blissful weekend.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

EASEL Card: Anniversary WISH

Assalamualaikum w.b.t and happy Tuesday,

A special card suits a special occasion, a special feeling and a special mate too. I'm sharing one of my FAVORITE card which is called EASEL card. It is a card with a build in easel and is an popular alternative to traditional handmade greeting cards. Sometimes it makes a fun change to create a card that is a little bit different.

A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.
~ Mignon McLaughlin ~

As card makers work more creative, customers always look for special made card. New base card shapes are always appearing on the scene and are particularly fashionable now.

This card was a surprise from a wife to her husband on their 5th anniversary. It is a special celebration, so I think roses are the PERFECT flowers to cherish one that you loved. I cut papers manually (I mean with a knife, pencil and ruler) for the roses and leaves. So, they were seriously SPECIAL made (^_^)

The best part of an easel card is that it stands still, so you can display it on table or anywhere flat. It can be folded back for storage and as a keepsake of good memory (^,~)

Love is one long sweet dream, and marriage is the alarm clock.

"Our wedding was many years ago. 
The celebration continues to this day"
~ Gene Perret ~

“A wedding anniversary is the celebration of love, trust, partnership, tolerance and tenacity.
The order varies for any given year”
~ Paul Sweeney ~

"All things paper-made with love"

That's all for now. Thank you and enjoy your stay.
Have a blissful Tuesday!

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Handbound Books: Cool Green BATIK

Assalamualaikum w.b.t and happy weekend,

PAPERS are saying 'Hello' to all HANDBOUND BOOKS fans and BATIK lovers! Batik is back in STYLE and it's showing up on everything, from traditional Kebaya to mural, bags and even kids attire. It is great to see Batik patterns are printed on canvas and papers, maintaining its traditional design and culture. Batik is a heritage of Asia and it is proudly multi-purpose.

“Love is like a Batik created from many emotional colors,
it is a fabric whose pattern and brightness may vary”
~ Diane Ackerman ~

"Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which it's loveliness arises"
~ Pedro Calderon de la Barca ~

It's a A6 green Batik handbound book with 200 pages ^_^

Me and my mom, we both like everything in green (^,~)

It's a A5 green Batik handbound book with 200 white pages

ALHAMDULILLAH, in days full with the regular hustle and bustle, we managed to find more of BATIK series book covers, now with 5 colorful patterns, all available. Kindly PM my FB page if interested.

That's all for now. Enjoy your stay and have a blissful weekend.
Thank you.