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!

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!

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.🌸

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.

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!

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!

 

 

 

 

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.

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 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!

 

 

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.

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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. I  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!

 

 

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!