This year I’ve made quite a few cards for Diwali. The very first order was 65 party invitations ordered from Singapore that you can see below.  I was so happy to use my handmade paper from India that I usually save for special cards like Diwali. This project was even better because I got to design the inside text with details for the party.


The lady who ordered the cards really loved the final design. The cards included simple tags matching the design on the cards. The tags had a thank you note on the inside and were used for party favors. Unfortunately, it was a speedy project, so I didn’t get a chance to photograph everything before packing the box and running to ship it. This was one of my favorite projects this year.
If you don’t have lovely friends like me, who can bring you some handmade paper from India, you can purchase it in the US. The stores I usually check are The Paper Source, Dick Blick or The World Market. You can also find it at some other places online.

The second batch of Diwali cards was a bit challenging to me. I got used to reds and oranges, mixed with gold and then suddenly… navy and greenish yellow!


The “Diwali Greetings” sentiment was foiled in silver. A bit better visible on the photo below.


This was the hardest Diwali design ever. I will admit, as much as I love clean and simple cards, I just don’t know how to make them. Then add “Diwali” to the mix and it’s a suicide. I begged my friend to agree to a little bling. Although this color combo wouldn’t be my first choice for a project like this, I really liked the final result. The photos don’t do the justice, but the cards turned out very beautiful.