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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!

Birthday Card · Thematic Cards

DIY DOG LOVER BIRTHDAY GREETING CARD

Hello everyone! It has been a very long time since my lost post. A lot of things kept me busy and I had to battle some health issues that took my time off blogging. Today, I am back with a card that I would like to share with you, specially for all dog lovers out there. I used a stamp from My Favorite Things’ BB New Best Friend Stamp Set. I choose the cute little girl carrying a puppy and the sentiment stamp “Have a Pawfect Birthday“. It is perfect ensemble with my paw print background die.

DIY Dog Lover Birthday Greeting Card @creativemuseatwork

Making this card is simple, what took a lot of time is preparing the paw print background. Aside from the background die and stamp set that I mentioned above, the materials that I used are the following: 110 lb heavy weight white cardstock for the card base measuring 8.5″x 5.5″ folded in half, Brown cardstock measuring 4.25″x 5.38″, light yellow and kraft cardstock for the paw print background, and a small teal cardstock for the sentiment. The tools that I used are: Big Shot Die Cut Machine, Memento Tuxedo Die Ink, Tsukineko Emboss Stamp Pad, Ranger White Embossing Powder, Ranger Glossy Accents, White Nuvo Drops and Touch Markers.

DIY Dog Lover Birthday Greeting Card @creativemuseatwork

First, I die cut the paw print background on the light yellow and kraft cardstock. I made sure that the small pieces of hearts and the paw prints are still stuck on the paper or in the die cut as I will be using them to add more design in the background. Making sure that they are still stuck in the die or in the cardstock will help me identify where exactly they are suppose to be pasted. I glued the kraft cardstock on top of a dark brown paper. I then colored the small hearts with a red marker. As for the paw prints, I could have colored the paw prints just like the little hearts with a yellow marker but unfortunately, the brown color of the cardstock absorbed the yellow color so I made the tedious process of pasting each one from the yellow cardstock to the paw print spaces on the kraft paper using a craft pick.

After I stamped and colored the little girl with a dog, I decided to use a balloon stamp from a separate stamp set using Memento Tuxedo Die Ink, then I fussy cut the stamps. I also stamped and heat embossed the sentiment in a teal cardstock. I used an anti-static powder from EK Tools to avoid stray bits of embossing powder in the paper.

To assemble the card, I used a foam tape to adhere the paw print background in the middle of the base white cardstock to add more dimension. I glued the balloon at the back of the little girl stamp and adhere it in the middle of the card using a tape runner. I placed small foam dots at the back of the sentiment and placed it below the little girl. To make it more interesting, I apply white Nuvo Drops on both ends of the sentiment and Glossy Accents on the balloons.

DIY Dog Lover Birthday Greeting Card @creativemuseatwork

I hope you like this week’s card project. Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!

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.🌸

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!

Thematic Cards

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!