How to use flowers and bling on a greeting card

Sharing How to use flowers and bling on a greeting card. This card is featured over on the Brutus Monroe Blog. This Bunny Family is super cute. It is from the set called Bunny Kisses.

How to use flowers and bling on a greeting card

I really enjoyed making this little card. It gave me an opportunity to use up some items in my stash. like the paper flowers and the doily.

Here is a list of all the supplies used in case you don’t make it over to the Brutus Monroe Blog.

Brutus Monroe – Bunny Kisses
Brutus Monroe Detail Ink – Raven
MISTI
Chameleon Pens
Fiskars Easy Touch Scissors
White, Purple and pink Card Stock
Paper Cutter
Lacy edge Die
Leaf die
Paper Doily
Pink Prima Flowers
Pink Ribbon
Tim Holtz Distressed ink – Spun Sugar
Ranger Craft Mat
Ranger Blending tool
Brutus Monroe Rouge surface ink
Scotch tape
Pink Hemp Twine
Aleene’s Tacky Glue
Bone Folder
Zig Two Way Glue pen
Small Jute or twine
Tulip Glitter Glue
Pop Dots or dimensional squares
Pearl Gemstones from Paper Studios
Tweezers
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists, Iridescent Gold and Vintage Pink

Interested in purchasing the finished cards I make? I offer many of my cards in my store. The cards a usually blank inside and come with a matching envelope. The cards I make are A2 size or 4.25 in. x 5.5 in. in size. If you are wanting a greeting on the inside feel free to email me to discuss details or to connect with me via my Facebook page.

Hope you enjoy seeing How to use flowers and bling on a greeting card. Head over to the Brutus Monroe store to pick up Bunny Kisses today. Here is a video of the process as well.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today.

This project has been entered in the following Challenges:
CARDZ TV ANYTHING GOES DESIGNERS CHALLENGE #5
FFC #180 Always anything Goes with Digital Delights by Louby Lou
Week 11- Colour Crazy Challenge – My Mum’s Craft Shop

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How to make a Cork Necklace

How to make a Cork Necklace, using Calico Collage Fairy Forest Domino digital images, Judikins Diamond glaze and a wine cork. Super great way to upcycle those wine corks and make fun fashionable jewelry.

If you are like me, you might collect wine corks. I have a whole jar of these. Why did I keep them? I thought they looked cool in the jar. Then the little jar got full and now I have a small box full of these.

It was time to make something with these and since I have been playing with the domino size images I thought these would be the perfect size! Guess what these fit great just need three of the images to go around the cork.

How to make a Cork Necklace

Supplies used for How to make a Cork Necklace:
Calico Collage Fairy Forest Domino digital images
Loctite super glue – on Amazon
Judikins Diamond Glaze – on Amazon
16 Gauge Wire by Darice – on Amazon
Jewelry Wire cutter – on Amazon
Beadsmith 3 in one Round Nose Pliers – on Amazon
Needle Nose Pliers – on Amazon
Fiskars soft touch scissors – on Amazon
Barrel Swivel with Safty Snap Connector – on Amazon
Silver Jump Ring 4mm – on Amazon
Leather Cord 2mm – on Amazon
Silver Believe Charm – on Amazon
Silver dragonfly charms – on Amazon

Here is what I found that works best. Print the sheet of images. Then cut the images in to rows. I trimmed off the left side and left part  of the white on the right side. Doing this I was able to glue each one to the next using that white part. Then I glued down the images on the cork.

Here is a video on How to make a Cork Necklace:

I liked making these as now I can have something fun and whimsical to wear. Wouldn’t these be great for a fairy costume party? Make one for everyone to take home. Or even have a little make it session. Of course, you will have to consume some wine for the corks. Might be a good idea to have a wine party and then the Cork Necklace party on another day. lol

How to make a Cork Necklace

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Chopper Happy Birthday Greeting Card

How to make a Chopper Happy Birthday Greeting Card using Rinea foil, Tonic Studios die and Diamond plate embossing folder from Darice. Just a few weeks ago I purchased the Chopper Bike die from Tonic Studios. Today I decided to make a card using this new die.

Chopper Happy Birthday Greeting Card

Knowing that the Rinea foil I wanted to use was two sided I began the process. The foil I selected is the smooth gold and silver color.

I’m so glad that I picked up the Diamond Plate embossing folder as this was the perfect background to go with the Chopper.

Supplies and Tools Used for Chopper Happy Birthday Greeting Card
Gold / Silver Rinea Foil
Chopper Bike – Tonic Studios
Diamond Plate embossing folder – Darice
Happy Birthday – Brutus Monroe Sharon’s Script
Detail Ink Raven – Brutus Monroe
Black brads – Paper Studio
White A2 greeting card
Scraps of watercolor paper and black cardstock
Zig Two Way Glue
Thermoweb Tape Runner XL
Tim Holtz Vagabond by Sizzix
Awl or piercing tool
Aleene’s Tacky Glue
Fiskars 5 Inch Softgrip Scissors
White Adhesive Foam Squares

Chopper Happy Birthday Greeting Card

The process is pretty easy for this card. To begin cut a piece of the gold/silver foil just under 4.25 in. x 5.5 in. This will be the background and topper for the card. Place the silver side up inside the Diamond Plate embossing folder and put through the Tim Holtz Vagabond machine from Sixxiz.

Die cut the chopper bike with the gold side of the Rinea paper. Die cut the chopper out of two scraps of watercolor paper. These will be used to raise the chopper up and add dimension.

Adhere the three choppers together using Zig Two Way glue with the gold chopper on top.

Using an awl or hole punch, pierce the silver diamond plate paper in all four corners. Place black brads in each corner. Adhere silver panel to the A2 greeting card using Thermoweb Tape Runner XL.

Stamp Happy Birthday with Brutus Monroe Detail Ink Raven on a scrap of white card stock. Glue to a slightly large scrap of black cardstock with Aleene’s Tacky Glue. Trim the ends with scissors to look like a pennate. Using White Adhesive Foam Squares on the sentiment mount in the upper center of the card.

Adhere Chopper Bike to the card using Aleene’s Tacky Glue.

Admire the Chopper Happy Birthday Greeting Card that you just made.

Simple card huh? My husband really liked how the diamond plate set off the Chopper Bike on this card. He said it was one of his favorite cards. I think partly is because it is a “guys” card and there was nothing girly about this one at all.

Here is a video on How to make a Chopper Happy Birthday Greeting Card.

My hope is that you are inspired to make one of these Chopper Happy Birthday Greeting Cards yourself. I’m sure there is someone special in your life that would really enjoy getting this card.

Interested in purchasing the finished cards I make? I offer many of my cards in my store. The cards a usually blank inside and come with a matching envelope. The cards I make are A2 size or 4.25 in. x 5.5 in. in size. If you are wanting a greeting on the inside feel free to email me to discuss details or to connect with me via my Facebook page.

Chopper Happy Birthday Greeting Card

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How to make a sewing journal page

As a member of the Canvas Corp Brands creative crew I have the opportunity to be in a round robin. Today I’ll share How to make a sewing journal page. The journal will travel to eleven other artists around the world and then return to me in a year.

Since I began my creative journey by making my own barbie doll clothes, I knew that a sewing theme was to be the first entry.

How to make a sewing journal page

Supplies used in How to make a sewing journal page:
Strathmore Visual Journal Watercolor 5.5″X8″-22 Sheets
Wax paper
Protape Artists Tape
Brutus Monroe Detail ink – Raven
Script background stamp – A Stamp in the Hand
PostModern Designs – Swirl Stamp
Canvas Corp: Printed Tissuestock 12″X12″ 10/Pkg-Damask Ivory
Liquitex Professional Matte Fluid Medium, 8-Ounce
Fast’N Final Lightweight spackling
Color Factory PA214 5 Piece Plastic Palette Knife Set
Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Layered Stencil – Measured
Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Layered Stencil – Harlequin
Uchida 22500 CUL Marvy Embossing Heat Tool
Paper towels
Tweezers
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists: Cranberry Zing, Turquoise Blue, Pop Rocks, Iridescent Gold
Small spray bottle with water
Paint Brush
Heirloom Collection: Sewing on Ivory paper – Canvas Corp
Small Paint Pallet
7gypsies Gypsy Seamstress: 12×12 Seamstress paper
Fiskars Micro Tip Scissors
Brutus Monroe Inks, Sea, Aubergine, Rouge, mini Detail Ink Raven
7Gypsies Architextures,Treasures – Dress Form Model 1954
Lace Hem tape – or Seam binding – Teal and Burgundy
Aleene’s White Tacky Glue
Bone Folder
Lace Doiley
Pearl Gemstones
Ranger Blending Tool
Tsukineko 6-Pack Fantastix, Brush/Bullet Tip Combo for All Purpose Ink
Old 7 gypsies Sticker sheet – Y is for year
Sharpie
Tattered Angels White High Impact Paint
Sakura 30181 Pigma Micron Blister Card 01 Ink Pen, 0.25-mm, Black

Here is a video on How to make a sewing journal page:

Making this journal page was a fun project to me. I was able to think about how I began my art journey with sewing. It will be so much fun to see the other artists journal entries. Do a search on Social media for this tag: #ccbtravellingartjournal or #ccbtravelingartjournal

Thanks for stopping by the blog today. 🙂

How to make a sewing journal page

How to make Shaker Box Charm Pendants

How to make Shaker Box Charm Pendants using Calico Collage Fanciful 1 inch digital images, Shaker box pendants and tiny glass diamonds. Super cute and easy to make!

When I found the Blank Slate pendants I knew these would be wonderful shaker box charm pendants. I purchased all they had at the store as these were on clearance and I didn’t want to miss out on having these in my stash.

Later I got a message from the owner of Calico Collage and she asked if I would do a tutorial on jewelry using her images. Things then clicked together and these are the pendants I made.

How to make Shaker Box Charm Pendants

Supplies used for How to make Shaker Box Charm Pendants:
Calico Collage Fanciful 1 inch digital images
Judikins Diamond Glaze – on Amazon
Hammered Bezel with Clear Acrylic Insert 33mm Hobby Lobby
Blank Slate 3 mm Crystal Faceted Glass Stones – Hobby Lobby
Mini Silver Filigree Butterfly Charms – Hobby Lobby
Metallic Glass Microbead in gold – on Amazon
Loctite super glue – on Amazon
3/4 inch square punch – on Amazon

The little Shaker Box Charm Pendants are so easy to make!

Here is a video to show you How to make Shaker Box Charm Pendants:

Download the Calico Collage Fanciful 1 inch digital images and print. I sent mine to Staples to have them printed on a laser printer. These were printed on standard white paper and look beautiful.

Trim the sheet into rows of images so that it is easy to use the 3/4 inch square punch – on Amazon on the images you want in the pendants.

Inside the Hammered Bezel with Clear Acrylic Insert 33mm Hobby Lobby place a drop of Judikins Diamond Glaze – on Amazon then add the image on top. Push down so that the glue spreads out to the edges of the image.

Select items to put inside I used:
Blank Slate 3 mm Crystal Faceted Glass Stones – Hobby Lobby
Mini Silver Filigree Butterfly Charms – Hobby Lobby
Metallic Glass Microbead in gold – on Amazon

Once all the bits and bobs have been added inside place a drop of the Loctite super glue – on Amazon in each corner of the bezel. It doesn’t take much of this glue. I like that is a gel and doesn’t come out fast. I’ve also found that unlike other super glues this one doesn’t dry up in the bottle before you get to use all of the glue.

Place the acrylic insert on top. Since the loop at the top is from front to back you will want to add a jump ring or use small gauge cord and tie a knot for the necklace.

I hope you enjoyed seeing How to make Shaker Box Charm Pendants. Make a few and share with friends and family. They will love these. 🙂

Thanks for stopping by the blog today.

Creative Session of Card Making

Today I want to share my Creative Session of Card Making that I had. It was one of those days that I decided I needed to make a few cards and try a new item. Don’t you love getting new toys to play with in your studio?

The new toy is the Spellbinders S5-195 Nestabilities Whirl About Die Templates. These are Cut, fold and tuck dies. While out and about a while back I picked up this set thinking it would be fun to play with.

But first I had to figure out how to use these dies. Since the dies don’t come with instructions I had to turn to the internet. Well, they have instructions on how to put the dies through a machine, but not on how to assemble the cut paper.

I finally found a video on Spellbinders YouTube channel and this helped me to figure out how to use this set of dies.

Now that I had instructions and understood how the dies worked I was set to have a Creative Session of Card Making.

For these cards, I decided I would test out the the dies on a scrap of paper. It was left over from a project where I sprayed the cardstock with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists. I thought why not use it for testing. If it turned out great then I would have some pretty cards. if not well it was just a scrap of paper.

First I decided that I would need a color on both sides of the paper. So I used Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists, Cranberry Zing and a small amount of Turquoise Blue. Then I set to cut out the images. The dies cut really well on the thick cardstock.

The fold and tuck method worked great. Since I was having success with the cut images I decided to go ahead and finish out the cards.

I sprayed papers with the same Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists, Cranberry Zing colors. A couple of the cards I stamped on these papers.

Then I layered these up and added a sentiment from the Brutus Monroe Sharon’s Script stamp set using the Brutus Monroe Detail Ink – Raven. Added some bling and called it done. Oh, I forgot to say I also sprayed the ribbon to match. I was looking for a wide ribbon in my stash but only had light blue ribbon. So I though I’ll just spray it to match. Love how it turned out.

I have these cards for sale in my shop, feel free to take a look. If you are looking for custom cards, hit me up. I’ll be glad to work with you. Interested in purchasing the finished cards I make? The cards a usually blank inside and come with a matching envelope. The cards I make are A2 size or 4.25 in. x 5.5 in. in size. If you are wanting a greeting on the inside feel free to email me to discuss details or to connect with me via my Facebook page.

What the desk looked like when I was done with Creative Session of Card Making. lol

Creative Session of Card Making

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Have an amazing day.

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The Happy Planner a Journal Page

The Happy Planner a Journal Page. Hello, everyone, I’m over on the Brutus Monroe blog with the Happy Planner journal page I made. Since I decided to go ahead and get on The Happy Planner band wagon and get one I thought I should add some art.

The Happy Planner a Journal Page

It was fun making a page to add to the planner. This will be something I’ll do often this year. I hope that you will follow along and enjoy seeing what I create. Enjoy The Happy Planner a Journal Page I made.

Supplies used for The Happy Planner a Journal Page:
Brutus Monroe Conservatory & Quotes Stamp Set
Brutus Monroe Detail Ink – Raven
Brutus Monroe Aubergine ink
7gypsies Architextures 8 x 8 paper
Card stock – pink, white, teal and some scraps.
Chalk Shimmer Spray – Sage, Sea and Zest
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists: Party Pink, Turquoise Blue, Vintage Pink, Iridescent Gold
Tattered Angels High Impact Paint – White
Karen Foster Scrappers’s Floss in Pink
Tim Holtz Alterations die Mixed Media
Spellbinder Circle Die
Unknown Butterfly die
Unknown Wreath Die

Thanks for stopping by today.

The Happy Planner a Journal Page. Hello everyone I'm over on the Brutus Monroe blog with the Happy Planner journal page I made. Since I decided to go ahead

This project has been entered in the following challenges:
Craftyhazelnut’s Patterned Paper March 2017 Challenge
DL.ART MARCH LINKY challenge.

Artist Trading Card One on One Swaps Feb 2017

Sharing the Artist Trading Card One on One Swaps Feb 2017 from a few members of the ATC Artist Trading Cards Facebook Group. This group is full of wonderful artists willing to share.

Artist Trading Card One on One Swaps Feb 2017

I joined the group and posted a photo of St Patrick Ladies Artist Trading Cards (see the how-to video here.) Quickly I had a ton of notifications that many of the members wanted a card. It was exciting to chat with the members.

Once all of the address exchanges were made I packaged up the ATC’s and dropped them off in the mail. The video today shows three of the cards I’ve received so far.

It has been a long time since I’ve done ATC swaps. So much fun to get these in the mail. I love the creativity from each person I swapped with for these cards.

Each person has their own unique style and I love what they created.

If you love making Artist Trading card come on and join the ATC Artist Trading Cards Facebook Group. We would love to have you.

Video of my opening the Artist Trading Card One on One Swaps Feb 2017 mail.

Here are a few photos of the cards too.

First in the Artist Trading Card One on One Swaps Feb 2017 is from Tonya Browing. She used a beautiful Butterfly Sticker and text on a beautiful tag ATC.

Artist Trading Card One on One Swaps Feb 2017

ATC on the left made by Tonya Browing

Second in the Artist Trading Card One on One Swaps Feb 2017 is from Lisa Hathorn. She used stamps to create the pants and phrase and made a beautiful mixed media background. Love the texture in this ATC.

Artist Trading Card One on One Swaps Feb 2017

ATC on the right made by Lisa Hathorn

Last, in the Artist Trading Card One on One Swaps Feb 2017 is from Nikki P. Her ATC is hand drawn in pencil. I love what she created it is so pretty. I am always in awe of other peoples drawing skills. Great job on this one.

Artist Trading Card One on One Swaps Feb 2017

ATC in the middle made by Nikki P

I hope you enjoyed seeing the Happy Mail I received. Do you join swaps? What kind of swaps do you like to join? Maybe I’ll see you in one of the Facebook Groups, say hi or that you joined because I told you about the group. 🙂

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today.

Artist Trading Card One on One Swaps Feb 2017

Jewelry in Candles Purple Ring Reveal, Give Away

Hello everyone, I have a Jewelry in Candles Purple Ring Reveal, Give Away for you today. The video below shows me opening up or revealing the purple Jewelry in Candles size 9 ring.

Jewelry in Candles Purple Ring Reveal, Give Away

It is a beautiful ring but alas it is too large for my finger. So if you would like a chance at winning this ring then watch the video and then leave a comment. That’s all you have to do! Easy huh?

Video for Jewelry in Candles Purple Ring Reveal, Give Away

When the winner is selected by a random drawing I’ll reply to your message asking you to email your address so I can mail the ring to you. So make sure that you keep up with your YouTube notifications and check the video often to see who the winner will be for the ring. Only one entry is needed. Feel free to share with your friends. I will be having other drawings so subscribe to my YouTube and follow my blog for more information.

Jewelry in Candles Purple Ring Reveal, Give Away

Feel free to share with your friends. I will be having other drawings so subscribe to my YouTube and follow my blog for more information.

In the meantime feel free to check out my Jewelry In Candles store. There are a lot of wonderful items offered. So many to choose from that there are awesome gifts for everyone.

Jewelry in Candles Purple Ring Reveal, Give Away

Interested in getting products for free? Contact me about having a show, this can be done in person if you live in the greater Oklahoma City area or it can be done online.

If you would like to be able to make a few extra dollars a month check out being a representative with JIC. You can contact me or you can go to the JIC store Click on Become a Rep. Then choose the sign up for $99.00 – or there may be a special that is even less.

The $99.00 kit comes with over $250 in retail items. So even if you have never tried JIC products you can get a wide selection all at one time. Easy huh?

Thanks for stopping by my blog today. Aspire to be Amazing

Planner Clip Swap with Vanessa Garcia of Savvy Planners

Sharing the Planner Clip Swap with Vanessa Garcia of Savvy Planners group on Facebook. She organized a planner clip swap and I’m sharing what I got from her. She made lots of cute planner clips!

Planner Clip Swap with Vanessa Garcia of Savvy Planners

These clips don’t have to be used in a planner, these can be used as bookmarks or to hold papers together. This time these were made for Planners. 🙂

Here is a video of my opening up the Planner Clip Swap with Vanessa Garcia of Savvy Planners.

Didn’t she do an awesome job on these little planner clips? I think these are super cute and I’m glad I got to swap with her.

Since we were swapping I did make videos of a few of the clips I sent to her.

This is the Happy Mail & Poodles of Fun Altered Paperclip I made featuring a Poodle! I think this turned out super cute!

The Altered Paper clip with Lawn Fawn Unicorn will publish on March 19th so be on the look out for my post featuring this clip.

How to make an Altered Paper clip with Lawn Fawn Unicorn Stamp

Another Planner clip I made is with Brutus Monroe stamps and Chameleon Pens, You are Sharp Altered Paperclip.

There will also be a video for a Sugar Skull Planner clip featuring stamps from Fleurette Bloom Designs and Chameleon Pens.

Making these planner clips was super fun and easy. I like how small these are and can be added to a greeting card.

Do you love planners? Then head over to the Savvy Planners Facebook group and join in the fun. So many creative ladies there that love to share.

What kind of planner clips would you make? Do you have a favorite design that you like? I love the little Leprechaun clip He has so much character! Then I think the second favorite would be the glitter coffee cup! Because I love glitter! The bow is super cute and I think I want to make some of those.

Planner Clip Swap with Vanessa Garcia of Savvy Planners

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