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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.  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!

 

 

 

Craftin Dessert Divas Stamps

Craftin Desert Divas – Donut Party Stamp Card

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Craftin Desert Divas – Donut Party Stamp Set @creativemuseatwork

Hello everyone. Thanks for stopping by. I am here to share another project for this week. In this card, I used Crafting Desert Divas’ Donut Party Stamps. I got this stamp last year and this is the first time I was able to use it in a project. I also made my own pattern paper using Adobe Illustrator. I enjoy creating patterns on my own instead of purchasing new pattern papers and Adobe Illustrator is a great tool in creating unique designs for your projects.

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The supplies that I used in this project are Cardstock (white, teal, yellow and pink). Donut Party Stamps, small rectangle stitched and lace trim dies, Winsor & Newton markers, Memento Tuxedo Dye Ink, Tsukineko Emboss Ink, Ranger White Embossing Powder, heat gun, Tim Holtz stamp platform, and WRMK score and trimmer board and other basic crafting supplies.

I prepare the base of the cards first by scoring and trimming my white cardstock into 4-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ then I fold it in half. I also scored and cut the teal cardstock into 4-1/8″ x 5-1/8″ and the polka dot pattern paper into 4″ x 5″.

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Lace trim and square stitched die cut. Sorry I forgot to include the yellow rectangle die cut and the teal belt cardstock in the picture @creativemuseatwork

To assemble the belt of the card, I used the lace trim die in the pink cardstock and die cut it twice and the stitched rectangle die on the teal paper and yellow cardstock. The yellow cardstock is 1/8″ of an inch bigger than the teal rectangle die cut. I only traced  I also cut a half an inch piece of teal cardstock for the belt. The papers I used are from my scrap stash. I always keep my scrap papers for future projects like this. I made a 1/4 allowance for the pink lace trims and glued both at the top and bottom of the half an inch teal cardstock.

In the stamp set, I choose the stamp with the bear and bunny eating donuts in a table. I am not sure if they are actually eating the donuts or selling them. The stamp reminded me of the time when my daughter and I went on a school field trip. We spend our time eating mini donuts while waiting for the theater to open to watch a play titled, Rapunzel! A Very Hairy Fairytale! We really had a great time. I digressed so let’s get back to card-making. I colored the stamp with my Winsor & Newton markers. I love these markers. They blend very well. Since the stamp does not come with a coordinating die, I fussy cut the stamp after I colored it.

I embossed the sentiment in the small teal rectangle stitched die cut paper using my Ranger White Embossing Powder and heat tool.

To put the card together, I adhered the pattern paper on top of the teal cardstock with a tape runner. Then I placed the belt half an inch away from the bottom of the card. I wrap it around the cardstock and used a scotch tape to secure the belt. I glued the sentiment and the stamp together with a tape runner. I decided to cover the table part of the stamp with the sentiment as it would not fit. With a foam tape, I adhered the stamps at the top of the belt to finish the card.

You can always recreate this card in different ways using different products. I hope you like this week’s card project and thank you once again for visiting. Till next time.

Valentines Day Cards

Valentines Day Bear Card

Hi there! I’m back with a new card to share with everyone. It’s a Valentines Day card we can give to our family and friends to express our love and appreciation.

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Valentines Day Bear Card @creativemuseatwork

In this project, I used my Valentines Bear Set Stamps from Art Impressions which is perfect for the occasion. I also used a few love-inspired stamps from my collection. The materials I used are the following: Cardstocks (white, black and red), American Crafts pattern paper from their Hip Hip Hooray Paper Pad, Winsor and Newtown Markers, Memento Ink in Tuxedo Black, Tsukineko Embossing Stamp Pad, Ranger White Embossing Powder, Heat Gun, and other basic crafting tools.

For starters, I cannot find a good Valentine message on my stamp collection that I could I use for the card so I decided to print one using Adobe Illustrator. You can always opt to do a handwritten message. I got the message from a Facebook post of a dear friend of mine.

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Using my WRMK Scoring Board, I scored and cut my cardstock. The measurements that I used: ( I sort of made some allowances in case I need to trim it down) White: 5 1/2″ x 10″ then I fold it in half,  Black: 5 1/4″ x 4 7/8″, Yellow pattern paper: 5 1/8 x 2″ and a white strip in the middle: 5 1/8 x 5/8 of an inch. I used a non-Valentine inspired pattern paper as I wanted to make the message and the decorations standout.

I used my Tim Holtz Stamp Platform to stamp the bears. This tool is quite helpful when you have to stamp over and over again to make a good impression most especially on big stamps like what I used in this project. I also colored them using my Winsor and Newton Marker. I do not have a coordinating die for these stamps so I had to fuzzy cut each one. I heat emboss the sentiment on a piece of red cardstock with a white embossing powder from Ranger then cut it using my paper guillotine.

To assemble the card, I glued the two pattern papers first in the black cardstock and then the small white piece in the center before I adhere it on top of the white cardstock which will be the base of the card. Next, I put all the stamps together in the center. I used a Scotch foam adhesive for the sentiment to pop-up. I stamped an extra bear with a string of hearts inside the card right next to the message and colored it as well to complete the project.

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Valentines Day Card finished project @creativemustatwork

I really had fun working on this card and I hope everyone would also be inspired to create their own. Till next time and happy crafting!

 

MFTStamps · Slider Cards

Slider Card with Surprise Sentiment

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Pull-Up Slider Card with Surprise Sentiment @creativemuseatwork

Hello everyone! I just would like to share a card project I have been working on. I was supposed to upload this over the weekend but I had some motherly duties that took priority before anything else. I watched Jennifer McGuire’s Slider Card Youtube video and it was amazing! I was very excited to try it out. She is one of my favorite crafters. What is also amazing about this card is that it does not require a lot of dies to complete. It is a great project for crafters who are always on a budget like me and I also like making use of what I have on my stash. You can check her video on this link.

The card has a mechanism that when you pull up the tab that will reveal a surprise message or sentiment. The process is simple and easy to follow. I made my own measurements and design. I decided to use My Favourite Things – Our Story – clear stamps. As a bookworm, I just love these stamps. Majority of the supplies that I used are your basic crafter’s survival tools that you can find in any office and crafting supply stores. In this project I used the following items:

  1. Cardstocks and pattern paper. (In this card, I used a white, brown and red cardstock and 2 pattern papers)
  2. Memento Dye Ink
  3. Tsukineko Emboss Stamp Pad
  4. Ranger white embossing powder
  5. Heat gun
  6. Rounded-stitched rectangle die
  7. Small-stitched heart-shaped die

I started by prepping the base of the card by scoring and trimming the red cardstock into 4 1/2″ x11″ and I fold it in half. I also trim the red polka dot pattern paper to 4 1/4″x 5″.

For the slider, I die cut another red cardstock with the rounded stitched rectangle die. Then I trace the inner-portion of the die on the white cardstock and cut it. It should be smaller in size than the red rectangle cardstock. I normally do all my die cutting in one go so, in this stage, I also die cut the small-stitched heart-shaped die on a red cardstock for the sentiment.

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Stamp and dies used are from My Favorite Things -Our Story stamps and die set

Next, I prepared the stamps. I colored the stamps using my Windsor & Newton pro and brush markers then run it through my Bigshot machine. I heat embossed the sentiment “You’re The Best Chapter of My Life” in a black cardstock with a Ranger white embossing powder.

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Floral blue pattern paper used as a wallpaper is from Rosie’s Studio

I used the floral blue pattern paper as wallpaper and the brown cardstock to represent the floor in the front panel. I made an allowance of 5/8″ at the bottom of the white rectangle card stock for the floor, glued the brown card stock and trim it. I did the same thing with the blue pattern paper.

To set up the slider, I created slits in the red polka dot pattern paper. At the dorsal side of the polka dot pattern paper, I positioned the rectangle cardstock at the center of the pattern paper and I drew a horizontal line from the bottom of the red cardstock. I also marked a quarter of an inch on both sides from the top and draw a vertical line down to the horizontal line at the bottom. I cut the two vertical line with my WRMK trimmer. I also used a red cardstock for the pull tab. The pull tab is 5/8 of an inch wider than the front panel.

To connect the front panel to the pull tab, I cut a piece of acetate measuring 3 1/2″ x 4″ and I adhered it at the back bottom of the front panel. I insert both sides of the acetate on the slits I created on the polka dot pattern paper to allow it to slide up and down. I adhered both ends of the acetate on the pull tab with a scotch tape. To make sure that the pull tab will not be moving around, I put a foam tape around it and place it at the center of the base cardstock.

To complete the card, I placed the stamps I die cut and assemble them all in the front panel. I used a glue dot to adhere the bookcase, table, and mug to add dimension to the card.  To add the sentiment, I pulled the tab and adhere the red heart-shaped die and the embossed sentiment in between the slits under the front panel.

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Finished project Slider Card @creativemuseatwork

As I have mentioned above, you can create this card with a simple ruler, scissor, cardstocks or pattern papers and adhesive tape. You can create your own design with a calligraphy sentiment, picture or stickers in the front panel which can be any shape you want. All you need are basic tools and a creative idea.

Thank you for reading my post this week and hopefully, I will be able to upload more fun stuff in time for Valentines Day! Till next time!