Christmas Cards · Die Cutting · greeting cards · Thematic Cards

HOLIDAY CHRISTMAS CARD

Hello everyone! Christmas is around the corner. This is the season to be more crafty so once again I am here to share with you another card for the holidays.

Holiday Christmas Card @creativemuseatwork

For this card, I used a Christmas theme stamp of cute critters and I colored them with cool colors of blue, white and a touch of gold to add some color.

This card is very simple to create. I used a white cardstock for the base measuring 8.25″ x 5.5″ scored and folded in half. I also used a pattern paper which I created using Adobe illustrator. It is very difficult to see in the pictures how it looks but it has gold and blue snowflakes in light blue background. I might use this pattern on another project.

The blue background for the critters measures 5″ x 2.75″. You can shorten the size of the blue cardstock considering that this is only a background for the critters and some parts of it will be covered by the two white panel. I also used a strip of gold for the lace linings and black cardstock for the sentiment.

I stamped and colored the critters using my Winsor & Newton Promarkers and die cut the stamp.

I also die cut two strip of gold cardstock for the lace lining.

I heat embossed the Merry Christmas sentiment on a black cardstock and cut it in to a small strip.

To assemble the card, I adhere the snowflakes pattern paper on the white card base and the blue cardstock a bit closer in the middle.

To add more dimension, I used foam adhesive to adhere the two white panels on top and bottom of the card to make a window for the blue background then I glued the two gold strip to create a lace border for the blue cardstock.

Holiday Christmas Card @creativemuseatwork

To finish the card, I used foam dot adhesive to adhere the stamp on the blue cardstock and the sentiment below the gold lace border. Using my white Sakura Gel Pen, placed dots of white snowflakes on top of the critters.

Holiday Christmas Card @creativemuseatwork

Thank you for visiting my blog and see you next time!

Die Cutting · greeting cards · Thematic Cards

Picture Perfect Camera Die Cut Card

Hi there! Welcome to my blog. It has been a while since I posted. I have been very busy and sick for the past few weeks and I needed time to recuperate and do some other stuff. Today, I want to share with you a simple card with a cute photography theme using a camera die cut. This die comes with several dies to form a camera. I also used a stamp from The Greeting Farm clear stamps. I choose the couple doing a selfie which is just perfect for the theme of this project.

I used several different colors of cardstocks, 1 yellow checkered pattern paper and a red glitter foam for the red heart in front of the camera. You can use whatever colors you want. I also my Big Shot Die Cut Machine, Memento Tuxedo Dye Ink, Touch Markers, foam adhesive dots and tape runner.

First, I stamped and colored the couple selfie stamp in a white cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Dye Ink and Touch Markers then I die cut the cardtocks. I used a small square die cut to cut the couple selfie stamp and another one with a bigger size on a brown cardstock.

I scored the folds and glued the cardstocks of the camera like a gate-fold card. To assemble the portrait inside, I glued the white cardstock on top of the brown paper and adhere it inside. I placed the red glitter border die cut on each of the corners of the white cardstocks. I adhere the picture perfect sentiment below the stamp with a foam tape added dimension.

To finish the card, I glued circle die cuts on the front on each side of the folds. I have to make sure that they are aligned then I placed the red glitter heart in the center to lock the card.

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you like this project. See you next time and have a great week ahead!

greeting cards · Thematic Cards · Valentines Day Cards

Hello, Love! Pink Sentiment Card

Welcome back! I was watching the movie Legally Blonde a few days ago while I was waiting on queue and I remembered how I enjoyed watching this movie for the first time. I don’t think I could have gotten away in law school wearing pink and digesting cases in pink scented stationeries. However, pink is such a soft, warm and friendly color and it would definitely look good on handmade cards.  Today, I would like to share with you pink inspired card I made using my Hello Telephone die.

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Hello Love! Pink Card @creativemusetatwork

The supplies that I used for this card are the following: Cardstocks with their respective measurements: White base card – 4 and 3/4 x 5 and 7/8, white front panel – 4 and 1/2 x 5 and 7/8, black cardstock – 4 and 5/8 x 5 and 3/4 and scrap cardstocks in light pink, gold, black, red fuchsia and red glitter foam adhesive for the telephone die cut. I also used a telephone die cut, Distress Ink Pads in Picked Raspberry and Spun Sugar, Ranger Glossy Accents, Nuvo Crystal Drops in Carnation Pink, Kuratake Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush Pen, washi tape, paddle blending brush, WRMK Score and Trim Board, guillotine trimmer, craft glue, Kokuyo Dotliner, Scotch foam tape, t-ruler and scissor.

After I scored and trim the cardstocks, I lined the washi tape on the white cardstock front panel to mask the areas where I do not want to apply the distress ink. After I applied and blended the Distress Ink in Picked Raspberry, I remove the masking and set it aside to dry.

I die cut the telephone die with my scrap cardstocks using my Big Shot Machine. I glued the red “hello” sentiment on top of the black die cut to create a shadow effect on the die cut. To prepare the window, I cut the center of the front panel cardstock with pink stripes with a curved rectangle die and then to create the shadow window, I placed the black cardstock at the back of the front panel with the die cut window and align the smaller rectangle die cut in the middle of the black cardstock. After I made sure that the die is on the center of the black cardstock, I run it through my die cut machine.

I put a double-sided foam tape around the edge of the black cardstock and adhere it on the center of the base card for a recessed look. Next, I assembled the telephone die cut inside the window. I put a small foam tape on the handset die cut and insert it at the back of the switch or plungers to add more dimension.

I run a dot liner at the back of the front panel pink card and adhere it on the center of the black cardstock. For the sentiment, I placed the “You Got Me At” sentiment at the bottom of the telephone with a foam double sided adhesive as well as the “Hello” sentiment. I printed the “You Got Me At” sentiment using Adobe Illustrator.

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I die cut several small hearts on a red cardstock and glued them on top of the telephone and to finish the card, I put Ranger Glossy Accents on the hearts, and small pink dots with Nuvo Crystal Drops in Carnation Pink. I also used Wink of Stella Clear Brush Pen on the “Hello” sentiment for added glitter.

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I hope you like this week’s project. Thanks for taking the time to read and see you on my next post.🌸

Birthday Card · greeting cards · Uncategorized

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.

greeting cards · Mother's Day · Thematic Cards · Uncategorized

Mother’s Day Greeting Card

Hi, everyone! Today, I have a card to share with you. I had been very busy for the past few weeks but I want to share with you this card that I made just in time for Mother’s Day.  I used to create cards for my mom when I was a kid.  I can still remember how she loved it so much. She is now 74 years old and she kept all those cards I made for her.  I truly am a certified mama’s girl!

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Mother’s Day Greeting Card @creativemuseatwork

In this project I used the Mom’s Life Clear Stamps. These are small stamps perfect for journals and planners. I decided to take it to the next level and use it to create a stamp background.

The supplies that I used for this card are quite basic. I used a lot of dye inks for the stamp background:

White cardstock for the card base measuring 4 1/2″ x 5 1/2″
Red cardstock cut in four 2 1/8″ x 2 5/8″ pieces
2 white rectangle cardstock in 2″ x 2 1/2″ for the stamp background
2 pieces of stripe pattern paper in 2″ x 2 1/2″ from American Crafts Hip Hip Hooray Paper Pad.
A small piece of black cardstock for the sentiment.
Small piece of Red glitter board for the MOM sentiment
Mom’s Life Clear Stamps
Alphabet die cut for the MOM sentiment.
Love you Forever stamp sentiment
Ranger Archival Ink in Garden Patina
Ranger Dye Ink Pad in Electric Lime
Ranger Dye Ink Pad in Pink Gumball
Lawn Fawn Dye Ink in Lobster
Versafine Onyx Black Ink
WRMK Score and Trim Board
Big Shot Die Cut Machine
Tim Holtz Stamp Platform
Tsukineko Embossing Pad
Ranger White Embossing Powder
Nuvo Crystal Drops in Simply White
Heat Gun
Tape runner and scissor

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After I scored and cut the cardstocks, I made the stamp background. I used my Tim Holtz Stamp Platform for accuracy. You can use an acrylic block but I had to repeat the stamping as I wanted to intensify the colors. In a piece of scrap paper, I made a guide where I could place the white cardstock so I could stamped two cardstock simultaneously by switching one from the other without removing the stamp in the platform.

I glued the red cardstocks with the stamp background and the stripe pattern paper together and adhere them on the white cardstock base card. I used my T-square ruler to align them.

For the sentiment, I die cut the letter M and O Alpha die cut on the Red glitter board using my Big Shot Machine. For the black background, I traced the dies on a small piece of black cardstock and fuzzy cut them.

 

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Mother’s Day Greeting Card @creativemuseatwork

Lastly, I heat emboss the Love You Forever sentiment in a black cardstock  and placed them below the MOM glitter sentiment. For added dimension, I used Nuvo Crystal Drop in Simply White on both sides of the sentiment.

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Mother’s Day Greeting Card @creativemuseatwork

This is a quick and easy card project. I wanted something simple yet colorful. The only process that took me several minutes to create was the stamp background but other than  that, it took me less than 30 minutes to finish this card.

I hope this inspired you to create your own cards. See you on my next post and thank for stopping by! Happy Mother’s Day!

Easter Greeting Cards · greeting cards

Easter Egg Greeting Card

Hello everyone! I would like to share another card for Easter. I used an egg shaped dies for this project. There are several card making techniques that you can use with these dies like a shaker card but I opted to create a basic greeting card with a recessed background for dimension.

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Easter Egg Greeting Card @creativemuseatwork 

I also used the Easter basket and egg stamps from Pretty Pink Posh Easter Friends Stamp Set and a few dies from my stash like the chevron shaped die and clouds from Sizzix Thinlits New Baby Die Set.

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Easter Friends Stamp set and Easter Egg Die Set @creativemuseatwork

I only used a minimal amount of supplies for this card, mostly cardstocks (white, light teal, dark brown, green and yellow pattern paper I created using Adobe Illustrator). I also used Tumbled Glass Distress Mini Ink Pad, small light blue sequins, Nuvo Crylstal Drops , Memento Tuxedo Dye Ink pad, Tsukineko Embossing PadShin Han Touch Twin Markers, Ranger Gold Embossing Powder and Heat Gun.

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I made several die cuts of the Easter egg on the white cardstock and one on the yellow pattern paper. I cut a single egg die without the scalloped die for the front background on the light teal paper and two scalloped die cuts on the white paper, which will cover the back of the card. I also made a partial die cut of the egg on a white cardstock folded in half and on the dark brown paper using the egg die and on the green paper with the chevron die. I only used a small portion of these die cuts. The basket and eggs stamps will cover most part of it.

After I die cut the clouds, I rub a light blue shade ink using Distress Ink in Tumbled Glass on the edge of the clouds to give it some dimension. I stamped the Easter basket and eggs on a white cardstock and then colored it with my Shin Han Touch Twin Markers then I fuzzy cut the stamps. I then prepared the front of the card. I adhere the green chevron die cut at the back of the brown die cut and glue it at the lower portion of the light teal egg then I glued the clouds. I cut the excess part of the cloud and the brown cardstock.

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To assemble the card, I glued all the Easter background die cuts together with the yellow pattern paper on top. The cardstock with the partial die cut will be the base of the card and I just covered the back portion of the front and back of the card with the scalloped die cut.

I heat emboss the sentiment using Happy Easter using my Ranger Gold Embossing Powder.

 

There are several ways to recreate this card. You can also make an Easter Egg gift tag out of this Easter Egg Die Set or a bookmark or perhaps a shaker card as I have mentioned above. Thanks for visiting my blog and see you on my next blog.

 

Easter Greeting Cards · greeting cards

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!