MFTStamps · Slider Cards

Slider Card with Surprise Sentiment

Pull-Up Slider Card
Pull-Up Slider Card with Surprise Sentiment @creativemuseatwork

Hello everyone! I just would like to share a card project I have been working on. I was supposed to upload this over the weekend but I had some motherly duties that took priority before anything else. I watched Jennifer McGuire’s Slider Card Youtube video and it was amazing! I was very excited to try it out. She is one of my favorite crafters. What is also amazing about this card is that it does not require a lot of dies to complete. It is a great project for crafters who are always on a budget like me and I also like making use of what I have on my stash. You can check her video on this link.

The card has a mechanism that when you pull up the tab that will reveal a surprise message or sentiment. The process is simple and easy to follow. I made my own measurements and design. I decided to use My Favourite Things – Our Story – clear stamps. As a bookworm, I just love these stamps. Majority of the supplies that I used are your basic crafter’s survival tools that you can find in any office and crafting supply stores. In this project I used the following items:

  1. Cardstocks and pattern paper. (In this card, I used a white, brown and red cardstock and 2 pattern papers)
  2. Memento Dye Ink
  3. Tsukineko Emboss Stamp Pad
  4. Ranger white embossing powder
  5. Heat gun
  6. Rounded-stitched rectangle die
  7. Small-stitched heart-shaped die

I started by prepping the base of the card by scoring and trimming the red cardstock into 4 1/2″ x11″ and I fold it in half. I also trim the red polka dot pattern paper to 4 1/4″x 5″.

For the slider, I die cut another red cardstock with the rounded stitched rectangle die. Then I trace the inner-portion of the die on the white cardstock and cut it. It should be smaller in size than the red rectangle cardstock. I normally do all my die cutting in one go so, in this stage, I also die cut the small-stitched heart-shaped die on a red cardstock for the sentiment.

MFT - Our Story stamps and die set
Stamp and dies used are from My Favorite Things -Our Story stamps and die set

Next, I prepared the stamps. I colored the stamps using my Windsor & Newton pro and brush markers then run it through my Bigshot machine. I heat embossed the sentiment “You’re The Best Chapter of My Life” in a black cardstock with a Ranger white embossing powder.

Floral blue pattern paper as wallpaper and brown floors
Floral blue pattern paper used as a wallpaper is from Rosie’s Studio

I used the floral blue pattern paper as wallpaper and the brown cardstock to represent the floor in the front panel. I made an allowance of 5/8″ at the bottom of the white rectangle card stock for the floor, glued the brown card stock and trim it. I did the same thing with the blue pattern paper.

To set up the slider, I created slits in the red polka dot pattern paper. At the dorsal side of the polka dot pattern paper, I positioned the rectangle cardstock at the center of the pattern paper and I drew a horizontal line from the bottom of the red cardstock. I also marked a quarter of an inch on both sides from the top and draw a vertical line down to the horizontal line at the bottom. I cut the two vertical line with my WRMK trimmer. I also used a red cardstock for the pull tab. The pull tab is 5/8 of an inch wider than the front panel.

To connect the front panel to the pull tab, I cut a piece of acetate measuring 3 1/2″ x 4″ and I adhered it at the back bottom of the front panel. I insert both sides of the acetate on the slits I created on the polka dot pattern paper to allow it to slide up and down. I adhered both ends of the acetate on the pull tab with a scotch tape. To make sure that the pull tab will not be moving around, I put a foam tape around it and place it at the center of the base cardstock.

To complete the card, I placed the stamps I die cut and assemble them all in the front panel. I used a glue dot to adhere the bookcase, table, and mug to add dimension to the card.Β  To add the sentiment, I pulled the tab and adhere the red heart-shaped die and the embossed sentiment in between the slits under the front panel.

Slider Card
Finished project Slider Card @creativemuseatwork

As I have mentioned above, you can create this card with a simple ruler, scissor, cardstocks or pattern papers and adhesive tape. You can create your own design with a calligraphy sentiment, picture or stickers in the front panel which can be any shape you want. All you need are basic tools and a creative idea.

Thank you for reading my post this week and hopefully, I will be able to upload more fun stuff in time for Valentines Day! Till next time!

Chinese New Year Card · Uncategorized

Chinese New Year Card 2019

chinese new year2019 @ creativemuse
Chinese New Year 2019 @creativemuseatwork

Hello everyone! I have been working on a card just in time for the Chinese New Year on 5 February 2019. My husband is half-Chinese and although we do not normally celebrate this occasion as festive as the 1 January, we observe some of their traditions to usher in a new year of prosperity, success and good health

I wanted to declutter my stash so I decided to make use of some printed illustrations from Freepik.com instead of using stamps. I did use one of the piggy stamps from MFT Hog Heaven stamps to symbolize the year of the pig for 2019. They have a great selection of patterns and designs that you can download for personal use. I will put the link below so you can check it out.

Here are the supplies that I used:

  1. Red cardstock
  2. Gold board paper
  3. Scalloped circle die
  4. Stitched circle die slightly smaller than the scalloped circle die
  5. MFT Hog Heaven stamp and die
  6. Alcohol markers (I use Winsor and Newton pro and brushmarkers)
  7. Tape runner or glue
  8. Scotch foam tape
Chinese New Year Card 2019 @creativemuse
Illustration from http://www.freepik.com

I printed in a red cardstock an oriental design label and score and trim it at 8 1/2 x 10 1/4 and folded it in half. I stamped one of the piggy stamps from the MFT Hog Heaven, die cut and colored it using my Winsor and Newton markers. I also colored the boy and girl but I had to fussy cut it after. I also cut the printed sentiment.

 

I die cut the scalloped circle die in the gold board paper and the stitched circle die in the red cardstock using my big shot die cut machine. To assemble the card, I glued the circle die cuts together with the gold one at the bottom and with the red one on top. I then adhere the boy and girl in the center and then the piggy stamp with a small foam tape. I glued the happy new year greeting below the piggy stamp to complete the card

Thanks for dropping by and I wish you all a Happy Chinese New Year!

Links from http://www.freepik.com:

For the background and handrawn boy and girl

Background vector created by Freepik

Shaker Cards

New Year Shaker Card 2019

Greeting shaker card for the New Year
New Year Shaker Card 2019 @creativemuseatwork

I would like to share with you a shaker card that I created for the New Year. It took me a while to make the card and to upload this post. In between grocery shopping for our traditional family party, attending reunions with friends and last minute gift-wrapping, I needed time away from all the craziness and this is what I have come up with.

Gold represents success, prosperity and wealth while the color white is associated with purity cleanliness and goodness. We all want to start the new year with a clean slate with the hope of success and prosperity to come. This became the inspiration for this card. It took several hours to complete.

Here are the supplies that I need:

  • Gold specialty board that I cut to 53/8 x 12 1/2
  • White specialty paper. I used a 270gsm
  • Champagne glass die and lace border die
  • Plastic acetate
  • Small sequins ( I used a gold star-shaped and white circle sequins)
  • Ruler
  • Scoring tool
  • Scissors, paper trimmer or guillotine trimmer
  • Glue/tape runner
  • Die cutting machine.

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I designed my own pattern paper using Adobe Illustrator. I am a novice in using this software.

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I prepared the base of the card by cutting the gold board paper to 5″3/8 x 12″1/2 and I scored it in the middle and fold it. I cut at least 1″ 1/4 on the other side of the paper and die cut the edge using my lace border die. the card and printed it in the white specialty paper

I cut the pattern paper with the gold Christmas balls and fireworks design to 5″1/8 x 5″1/4. I used the lace border die to get the exact measurement of the edge and adhere it in the center. I used a scoring tool to eyeball the center of the gold board.

In making a shaker card, I normally use a foam tape to adhere the die cut in the card. The thickness of the foam tape gives enough space for the sequins to move around when you shake it. In this case, however, I had to improvise because the dies that I used was so thin with intricate swirls and curves. It would be difficult for me to cut the foam tape so I decided to make several die cuts (5 pieces for each one) I used a white cardstock for the base of the die, a gold specialty board paper which I placed on top and the plastic acetate which I cut in the shape of the champagne bottle and glass. The plastic acetate would serve as the cover of the shaker.

Now here is the challenging part. I had to adhere the die cuts together using a fine tip glue. It would have been easier if I had an adhesive transfer paper in my stash. My thinnest double sided tape was not thin enough for the die cuts and I could not risk using a tape runner as it might rip the intricate small details of the die cut when I drag the tape down. This did not work with the plastic acetate so I had to make the tape runner work by carefully dragging it down. I put the sequins inside the die cut and adhere it in the card.

It was a very tedious process but I got it right in the end. Every project is a learning process and hopefully, I will have something more “creative” to post very soon. Happy New Year everyone!