Easter Holiday Greeting Card

Hello! This week’s card is for the Easter Holiday. This card is similar to the birthday card I featured on my previous blog. I made several patterns from Adobe Illustrator and I wanted to use them in my card projects. The colors of the cardstock I used for this card are all pastel shade except for the meadow green polka dot. I just find them so pleasing to the eyes and is perfect for spring.

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Easter Holiday Greeting Card @creativemuseatwork 

 

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Pretty Pink Posh Easter Friends Stamp Set @creativemuseatwork

In this project I used the Pretty Pink Posh Easter Friends Stamp Set and a few dies as well. This stamp set is just so adorable and very easy to color.

The supplies that I used are the following: cardstocks (pale turquoise, light yellow, and white), green and white polka dot and stripes pattern paper. I also used scraps of light pink, pumpkin orange paper for the easter bunny and egg. I also used a few dies for the easter bunny egg, stitched circle and scalloped and lace trimming dies. For my tools, I used Memento Tuxedo Dye Ink, Shin Han Touch Twin Markers, Nuvo Drops in Carnation Pink, Distress Ink Pad in Squeezed Marmalade, WRMK Score and Trim Board, Sissix Big Shot Machine and a few basic crafting tools.

I scored and trimmed the pale turquoise base card to 4.5″x 5.5″ and I fold it in half. I trim 1.5″ of the front of the card. Next, I die cut the Easter bunny egg, the scalloped and circle die, as well as the lace trimming. I had to die cut the Easter bunny egg twice in light pink for the ears and on pumpkin orange paper for the dots in the egg.

To assemble the die cuts, I glued the lace trimming at the bottom of the front card. I made an allowance of 1/8 of an inch where I could put the glue. I cut a strip of the green and white polka dot and adhere it on top of the lace trimming and the front card to cover the line where the die cut and the paper are connected. I put the circle and scalloped dies together. I smudge the squeeze lemonade distress stamp on the edge of the smallest circle die cut to give it a color fade effect. I kinda mess it up a bit but it will be covered by the bunny and egg die cuts. I placed the latter on top of the circle and glued them halfway on the left side bottom of the front of the card.

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Pretty Pink Post Easter Friends Stamp Set @creativemuseatwork

For the insert card, I adhere the pattern paper with the green and yellow stripes inside. I cut a small stripe of the green and yellow stripe pattern and glued it on the upper part of the card. I stamped the girl with the bunny ears as well the small basket of easter eggs on a white cardstock and colored then with my Shin Han Touch Twin Markers. I stamped the Happy Easter sentiment on a pale turquoise paper with my Memento Tuxedo Dye Ink and fuzzy cut all the stamps.

I glued the stamps in the middle of the insert card.  I put a few small dots of Nuvo Drops in Carnation Pink to add more dimension.

I will be sharing another Easter card project before the holiday so thanks for dropping by and hope to see you on my next blog!

 

 

Birthday Pop-Up Card

Hi everyone! I am back with another project to share with you. I previously mentioned in my last blog that the month of March is my daughter’s birth month. I made the invitation card for her birthday party and I have decided to share it here in my blog with a few changes to make it a birthday greeting card. I also used quite a few cardstocks for this project and I also used Adobe Illustrator to create the stripe background design of the insert card.

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Birthday Pop-Up Card using Cupcake Pop-Up Die Set & Yum Yum Cupcake Stamp Set @creativemuseatwork

The supplies that I used are: cardstocks (fuchsia, white, baby blue, baby pink and red) digital pattern papers I created using Adobe Illustrator (polkadot and stripe pattern), fuchsia glitter foam adhesive, Yum Yum Cupcake Clear Stamp Set, Cupcake Pop-up Die Set, lace trim die, Sizzix Framelit dies (scalloped and circle), Shin Han Touch Markers, Winsor & Newton Promarkers, Memento Tuxedo Dye Ink, Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, WRMK Score and Trim Board, Big Shot Machine and other basic crafting tools.

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Cupcake Pop-Up die Set & Yum Yum Cupcake Stamp Set @creativemuseatwork

After I printed my own digital pattern paper using Adobe Illustrator, I scored and cut the fuchsia cardstock into 5″x11″ and again scored at 6″ to fold the card. Next I prepared the front design of the card by die cutting the edge of the front with my v-shape lace trim die. I made sure that the die cut will cover the v-shape part of the striped backdrop in the insert card. To do this, I draw a line with a pencil by tracing the shape of the lace die in the front side of the card on top of the v-shape part of the striped pattern.  The idea is to cover only the message part of the card.

Next, I prepared the insert card where I die cut the big cupcake. The insert card should be big enough for the cupcake die and has the same width size but shorter than the base card to make room for the message and the cupcake die cut. First, I lined up the die on top of the insert card fold and then I run it through my Big Shot Machine. The die will only cut the cupcake part and will only make a score on its base to support the pop-up. After I die cut the cupcake, I had to work the centerfold on both back and front direction as well as the score line on top of the cupcake to make the entire cupcake pop-up. I also die cut the smaller cupcakes using my baby pink, red and polka dot paper. I used the fuchsia glitter foam adhesive for the happy birthday sentiment and the ribbon embellishment in the cupcake.

I glued the cupcake pop-up inside the card and then I assembled the cupcakes. I made an accordion fold on the cupcake liner to add more dimension. Then I glued the two small cupcakes on each side of the big cupcake. I decided to put some Ranger Glossy Accents on the cherry on top.

For the message inside the card, I adhere the white cardstock with the stripe pattern with a tape runner. Using my Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, Touch Twin and Winsor & Newton markers, I stamped and colored the Yum Yum Cupcake Stamps in a white cardstock and fuzzy cut them. I also used a balloon digital stamp that I had on my stash. I glued the stamps inside the card as well as the glitter happy birthday sentiment on top. I used a dot foam adhesive for the little girl and the balloon to add more dimension. To finish the card, I glued the scalloped and circle die cuts together and the letter E die on top then adhere it half-way in the middle of the v-shape lace trim in front.

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Birthday Cupcake Pop-Up Card @creativemuseatwork

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Birthday Cupcake Pop-Up Card @creativemuseatwork

I used quite a lot of paper in this project but most of them are from my scrap stash most specially those that I used for the cupcakes as I only needed a small size of paper. This card is also thicker and bigger in size compared to your standard portrait greeting card because of the pop-up and the glitter foam inside. The front design and the pop-up cupcakes are the same as my daughter’s invitation cards for her birthday. That explains why I used the letter E in front for her name. You can change this into a number e.g., age of the birthday celebrant or a small circle picture.

I hope you like this week’s card project and thank you very much for visiting my blog. See you next time!

 

 

 

Handmade Graduation Card

Hi! I am back with a graduation card to share with you this week. As I have said in my previous blog, the month of March is an exciting month for card markers as we can draw a lot of inspiration to several events and celebrations happening this month. I, for one, got my hands full as my daughter’s birthday is this month, but I was still able to squeeze in a card for graduation. Whether you call it Graduation Day, Moving Up, Step-Up Day, or Recognition Day, it is important that we acknowledge the hard work and celebrate the success of our dear students whether they be family, relatives or friends.

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Handmade Graduation Card @creativemuseatwork

In this card, I used the cute ConGraduations Stamp Set. I don’t think these stamps are still in the market but I got this a few years ago. I  just love how cute the stamps are drawn. The supplies that I used for this card are: cardstock (Cream, black, gold, red, and brown (woven textured)), ConGraduation Stamp, dotted rectangle and circle Framelits dies from Sizzix, scalloped circle die for the badge, Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, WRMK Score and Trim Board, Big Shot Die Cut Machine, Tsukineko Embossing Pad, Memento Tuxedo Dye Ink, Ranger White Embossing Powder, heat gun, Shin Han Touch Twin Markers, Winsor & Newton Promarkers, Zig Graphic Twin Markers and other basic crafting supplies.

First, I scored and cut the cardstock with the following measurements: Cream base – 6 and 1/8″x 4 and 3/4″ (portrait fold), black – 5 and 3/4″ x 4 and 1/2″, gold – 4 and 7/8″ x 3 and 5/8″, red – 4 and 5/8″ x 3 and 1/2″, brown – 3 and 5/8 x 2 and 3/8″, small cream paper for the stamp in the center – 3 and 1/2″ x 2 and 1/4″. For the ribbon badge, gold strip – 4 and 1/2″ x 5/8″, red strip – 4 and 1/4″ x 1/2″ and for the red sentiment tag – 1/2″ x 2 and 1/2″.

Next I die cut the badge for the card using the Sizzix framelit dies on my Big Shot Machine and I stamped the little girl in graduation robe and the oxford cap and color them red. I know it is unusual to see a red graduation robe, but when I graduated in law school, the academic regalia hood color my university used is red so I thought it would look nice in this card. I also heat emboss the Happy Graduation sentiment in a red cardstock using my Ranger White Embossing Powder. Make sure to brush the paper first with an anti-static powder to keep the powder from sticking on places you don’t want them to be. For the ribbon, I glued the red strip on top and center of the gold banner. I made a fish tale cut on the other end to resemble a badge ribbon.

I assembled the card by adhering the cardstocks together. First, I glued the gold, red, brown and cream paper with the stamp on the black cardstock then on top of the cream card base. I just eyeballed the center of the card. Next, I assembled the badge together. I fuzzy cut the oxford cap and glued it on top of the badge. I glued the red and gold ribbon at the back of the badge and adhere it at the upper left side of the card with a foam tape to to add some dimension. Lastly, I placed sentiment below the cream and brown frame with a foam tape as well.

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Complete project Handmade Graduation Card @creativemuseatwork

This card is bigger than the standard card size. However, you can also create a smaller version of this. I have a lot of scrap paper in my stash and most of them are already cut so I decided to just use them. I hope you like this card. Thank you for stopping by and I’ll see you on my next blog!

 

 

Women’s Month Celebration Card

 

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International Women’s Month Celebration @creativemuseatwork

Hello everyone! This is the time of the year when we celebrate International Women’s Month. The month of March has been fully dedicated to honor and acknowledge the contribution of women all over the world. Despite our diversity, we have all come together to empower not just women but all people that has affected us one way or another. Beauty in Diversity is the source of inspiration for this project.

This is just a simple card with a purple and pink background. Purple is the traditional color associated with feminism so I thought it would be perfect for this project. I also used a stamp that I got from a Crafts Fair a few months ago. It was inexpensive despite having a coordinating die. It is from a company called Mroowvibes. I am not familiar with this company but the stamps look cute and perfect for the theme of this card.

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Sorry I forgot to include my Faber Castell Polychromos Pencil

The supplies that I used for this project are: cardstock (white, purple, fuchsia and light pink) (The purple and light pink cardstock has a subtle glitter on it but the paper itself is not glossy), 1 polka dot pink pattern paper, 1 small rectangle background die, Glamour Girls Stamp Set from Mroowvibes, Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, WRMK Score and Trimmer Board, Big Shot Machine, Versafine Onxy Stamp Pad, Faber Castell Polychromos Color Pencil, Ranger Clear Embossing Powder, heat gun and other basic crafting supplies.

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pink, purple and fuchsia cardstock

First, I prep the cardstocks that I used by scoring and trimming them according to the following measurements:  white and purple base paper – 5 and 3/4″ x 4 and 3/4″, fuchsia pink – 5 and 1/2″ x 4 and 1/2″, pink polka dot pattern paper – 5 and 1/4″ x 4 and 1/2″ , fuchsia pink for the panel – 2 and 1/4″ x 4″, pink paper for the die cut – 2″ x 3 and 3/4″, purple background for the sentiment – 3/4 of an inch and pink paper for the sentiment.

 

Next, I stamped the girls in a white cardstock. I love using Versafine Onxy Ink. It stamps really nice and I only have to stamp it once. I wanted to use my markers but unfortunately, this ink does not work well with alcohol markers. It bleeds and ruins the stamps so I had to use my color pencils. I wanted the girls to represent different skins colors but it was a little difficult for me to highlight this as the faces of the girls are quite small so I just colored as much as I could.

After I colored the stamps, I run them through my Big Shot Machine. I also die cut the rectangle background die in the light pink cardstock. I glued the pink background die cut on a rectangle fuchsia paper. I used a white glue with a fine point tip. I just refill it with an ordinary craft glue that I bought from the craft store when it runs out of glue. This helps me make sure that I am applying enough amount of glue to the paper to prevent it from seeping out of the paper.

I stamped the sentiment “Dare to be Different” in a light pink cardstock with my Versafine onyx ink and heat set it with my clear embossing powder. I made a fishtail cut at the other end of the sentiment. Then I glued it on top the small piece of purple cardstock. The sentiment stamp came from my other stamp stash and I just thought it would perfect for this project.

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To assemble the card, I carefully placed the fuchsia cardstock and the polka dot paper on top of the purple one and adhere it using my tape runner. I just eyeballed the center of the base card. From the right side of the card, I placed the fuchsia with pink background die cut panel 1/2 of an inch away from the left side bottom of the card. I glued the stamps at the right side of the pink background die cut. I used my T-square ruler to make sure that they are all aligned and evenly spaced. I used a small foam adhesive on the parts of the stamps that are elevated from the base to keep them in place. Then I glued the sentiment at the top right side of the card.

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Completed project International Women’s Month Card @creativemuseatwork

I hope you like our card for the week. The month of March is full of inspiration and ideas. It is also my daughter’s birth month so it is going to be pretty busy and exciting for the next upcoming days. Till next time! Cheers!