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!

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.

Graduation Cards · greeting cards · Uncategorized

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.

Creative Muse Handmade Graduation Card
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. IΒ  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!