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!

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.

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!