Happy Birthday Greeting Card

Hi, and welcome to my blog. I would like to share with you another birthday card project using a Happy Birthday Border Die. This is just a simple landscape card with a reverse fold. I did a lot of die cutting and no stamping for this project. The big die itself stands out on it’s own and I just put some color to make it more interesting.

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Happy Birthday Greeting Card @creativemuseatwork

 

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Happy Birthday Border Die

The supplies that I used for this card are mostly cardstocks. 2 white cardstocks for the base measuring 5.5″ x 9″ that I scored and folded in half and another one measuring 5.5″ x 4.5″ to support the front design of the card, I used a teal cardstock and 1 teal polkadot pattern paper with same measurement as the white ones. I also used different colors of cardstocks from my scrap stash for the flowers and leaves. Lastly, I used my Big Shot Die Cut Machine.

 

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First, I die cut the other half of the white and polkadot pattern papers. I placed the die cut an inch away from the bottom of the paper to give a space for the card fold. Then I glued them together with the white cardstock at the back to support the “Happy” die cut design and the polkadot paper on top. I made sure that they were aligned. Next, I run the die cut again on my Big Shot Machine with several different color of cardstock for the flower and the leaves and I used it to fill in the gaps on the flower and leaves design. I was halfway finish on this part, when I realized I could have used the white cardstock when I first run the die on my Big Shot Machine and I could have just colored it to save time.

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Happy Birthday Greeting Card @creativemuseatwork

To finish the card, I adhere the insert teal cardstock for a shadow effect. I hope you like this week’s card and I’ll be back again very soon with a new project. See you next time and thanks for stopping by.

FANCY FOLD DESIGN: PRINCESS BIRTHDAY CARD

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Fancy Fold Design: Princess Birthday Card @creativemuseatwork

Hi there, crafty friends! I am back to share another card I created using the Little Darling Rapunzel Stamp Set. This stamp set is just perfect for all bookworms out there just like me as you could create your own handmade bookmarks. You can also use this stamp set in creating cards, dioramas and scrapbook pages just like my daughter who made one for her diary.

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Materials used & Little Darling Rapunzel Stamp Set @creativemuseatwork

For this card, I decided to be more fancy with the card fold that I used to add more dimension. I used several papers for this project: kraft paper, plain pumpkin orange and polkadot designer paper, Fabriano hot-pressed water color paper, Kuratake Zig Clean Color Brush Markers, Wink of Stella Clear and Gold Brush Pens, Versafine Onyx Ink Pad, Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, WRMK Score and Trim Board, Kurtake Zig Watercolor Brush Pen, trees clear stamps from my other stamp sets and other basic crafting materials.

I used the following measurements: Kraft paper – 10″ x 6 1/2″, designer papers (plain orange and polka dot) – 2 3/8 X 6 3/8″, 2 Fabriano watercolor paper – 2 1/4″ x 6 1/4″ and strip of Kraft paper – 10″ x 1 1/4″.

 

I scored the Kraft paper at, 2 1/2″ and 5″. I made a very light line at the 7 1/2″ mark as a guide where I will glue the pattern paper and the strip of kraft paper where I placed the trees. The strip of kraft paper was also scored at 5″ and 7 1/2″ to create the folds.

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Little Darling Rapunzel Stamp Set @creativemuseatwork

With my stamp platform, I stamped the birthday wishes sentiment in one of the Fabriano watercolor paper, and the Rapunzel stamp on the other then I colored them with my Zig Clean Color Brush Markers. I stamped the trees on a separate watercolor paper from my scrap stash. There are several ways on how to use these brush markers. The colors can be pretty intense if you just use it without diluting the brush on water. My favorite way to use these brush markers is to color the part where you want the intense color to show and then come back with a wet and clean watercolor brush to spread the color on the other areas where you want the color the lightest. Just like in color pencils, some also use the lightest shade of the same color family and spread the darkest color then blend them together for a seamless transition. However, I still tend to dilute the lightest shade in water to soften the color intensity when I use the latter technique. I also used Wink of Stella to color the crown of the princess, and the heart to give it a shimmer. As I have mentioned before in my previous blog about watercolors, I tend to struggle with this type of color medium so it took me a while to finish coloring the stamps.

Once I finished my watercoloring, I fuzzy cut the trees and I started assembling the card. First, I fold the base card into a Z fold following the score guides that I made. Then, I glue the polkadot and white paper with the sentient inside the card. Before I adhere the front design of the card, I stamp the “Once There Was a Princess…” sentiment on the right side on the first panel of the strip of kraft paper.

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Fancy Fold Design: Princess Birthday Card @creativemuseatwork

To set up the strip of kraft paper at the bottom of the card, I glue at the bottom of the first fold of the card, the 5″ side of the strip where the “Once There Was a Princess” sentiment was stamped and I adhere the last panel of the strip on the other end of the card on top of the polka dot pattern paper. To cover the strip, I glued the pumpkin orange paper on the first fold of the card and the Rapunzel Stamp design. I glued the tree stamps on top of the strip of kraft paper at the bottom of the card. I also placed a few orange sequins to add more glitter and highlights on the hair with my Sakura White Gel Pen.

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Fancy Fold Design: Princess Birthday Card @creativemuseatwork

I hope you enjoyed today’s post and thank you for stopping by! Have a great week ahead!

 

 

 

 

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.ย  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!