How to make Sugar Skull ATC’s

ATC’s are super fun to make, especially for a swap. Today I’ll share How to make Sugar Skull ATC’s using Calico Collage Digital Images, Brutus Monroe Stamp and Ink, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists, Canvas Corp Brands Fluted Cardboard, Prima Flowers, Rinea Foil and more to create fun and funky Sugar Skull ATC’s.

How to make Sugar Skull ATC's

Supplies for How to make Sugar Skull ATC’s
Calico Collage Digital Images Day of the Dead Collage Sheet
Rinea Foil – Pink
Canvas Corp Brands Flute Kraft Cardboard
Brutus Monroe Stamp Set Rockstar Pets – Be Unique
Brutus Monroe Detail Ink – Raven
Brutus Monroe Surface Ink Aubergine
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists, Party PinkTrue Turquoise, Cranberry Zing, Turquoise Blue, Pop Rocks
Purple hemp cord
Prima Flowers
McGill Label Punch
Gesso
Pallet Knife
Paper Cutter
MISTI
Heart Paper Punch
White Cardstock
Aleenes Tacky Glue
Paper Studio Rhinestones
Fiskars 5 Inch RazorEdge Micro-Tip Easy Action Shears

This is a fun messy project and it yielded 24 ATC’s. Twenty of these ATC’s were sent out in a swap. I’m awaiting the arrival of the swap any day. It is exciting to wait and see what the others made and to find out what they thought of the ATC;s I made.

Watch this video that shows How to make Sugar Skull ATC’s.

Do you like to swap with others? I find that it is a lot of fun to share my creativity with others and then to see what creative items they come up with in return. There are so many creative people out there in this world.

How to make Sugar Skull ATC's

This ATC swap was hosted by a new friend that I met in January at Creativation. She is a joy to hang out with and I’m in love with all of her projects. She reached out to twenty people and they all said yes they would like to join her swap. What fun!

How to make Sugar Skull ATC's

My cards were completed early because I read the deadline wrong. lol I thought that these hand to be in the mail by April first. I’ve been waiting to share this project for a month! LOL

I hope that you enjoyed seeing this project today.

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Life is Art Card, in under ten minutes

Another ten minute card: Life is Art Card, in under ten minutes. For those days when you need a card fast here is another quick one to make. The Brutus Monroe Be Brave and Botanical Banners are a perfect pairing.

Life is Art Card, in under ten minutes

Supplies used for Life is Art Card, in under ten minutes:
Be Brave
Botanical Banners
Gilded Embossing Powder
Embossing Ink
Heat tool
Surface Inks: Rouge and Cabbage
Tsukineko 6-Pack Fantastix, Brush/Bullet Tip Combo for All Purpose Ink – on Amazon
Ranger Blending Tool
Rose flecked cardstock
A2 Greeting Card
MISTI
3  x 4 Acrylic Block
Aleene’s Tacky Glue

Video of how to create Life is Art Card, in under ten minutes:

Having a package of Rose flecked cardstock on hand helped in the decision on what color to use for this card. My goal this year is to keep using the stash I have. I feel like I have enough paper that I could use a page every day and still not have it all used in 100 years. Of course, I’m probably exaggerating a little. lol.

One of my online friends said she has a hard time cutting paper to the sizes she needs for her cards because of a stroke. So she takes the paper to a print shop with a list of paper sizes she uses. For a small fee they will cut the paper to her needs and then she doesn’t have to think about the measurements, she can just grab paper and go. This is a good idea if you are a card maker and want to have things precut.

Personally, I keep my paper in full sheets unless it has been cut for a project. Then when I need paper I know to look in one of two places. The full sheet bin or the scrap bins. Slowly I’m making a dent in this paper stash, one day I’ll have it down to a more manageable amount, right? lol

Making this card is very simple. Select a card topper to stamp the Roses from the Botanical Banners. Using the MISTI stamp the roses with Embossing Ink in the lower left corner. Emboss with Gilded Embossing Powder.

Next stamp life is art from the Be Brave stamp set with Embossing Ink and emboss with Gilded.

Use the Fantastix tool to color the leaves with Cabbage.

Color the roses using the Ranger Blending tool and Rouge.

Adhere the card topper with Aleene’s Tacky glue. Boom you are done.

What I like about this card is that you can change the colors and it will have a different look. Have more time? Then you can add some bling; rhinestones, pearls or sequins to the card. Tie a ribbon around the top before you glue the topper down and you have a whole new look. It’s a starting point or it’s a finished card. So many options, because you are the creator.

My hope is that you are inspired by this project today. That when you need a card fast you are able to put it together with little effort, but it looks like you worked so very hard on it, and your friends will be impressed.

Life is Art Card, in under ten minutes

Thanks so much for stopping by today to see the Life is Art Card, in under ten minutes.

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How to make a Blue Butterfly Journal Page

I’m in the CCB Travelling Art Journal round robin and today I’m sharing How to make a Blue Butterfly Journal Page. This was my entry for March for the traveling art journal. To see all of the February entries head over to the Canvas Corp Brands Blog.

This journal is a group of 24 artists working in a different journal each month. When they complete their journal entry they mail it on to the next person. The process will be repeated until it has reached all of the participants, twelve in each group.

Some of the artists chose to make a custom journal for this round robin, some purchased journals. It is interesting to see the styles of each person as we get the journals in the mail.

We have our own little support group where we can talk about what we are doing in the journals and ask for help, get tips and ideas. I’ve made new friends because of this little group.

For my entry this month I was feeling the coolness at the end of winter and wanted to share that cool blue feeling but with the hope, that spring is nearly here with a butterfly.

How to make a Blue Butterfly Journal Page

Supplies used in How to make a Blue Butterfly Journal Page

Canvas Corp Brands Tissuestock 12×12 – Damask on Ivory
7gypsies Architextures™ 12×12 Paper – Art Wall
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists: True Turquoise, Sapphire, Denim Blue, Blue Bubbles
Tattered Angels Glam Chandelier
Tattered Angels High Impact Paint White
Brutus Monroe Detail ink – Raven
Stamp in the Hand Script Stamp
Liquitex Matte Medium
Paint Brush
Fast’N Final Lightweight Spackling
Pallet Knife
Ledger Stencil – Amazon
Liquitex Basics Acrylic Gesso
White Crochet Thread
Die cut butterfly
Brutus Monroe Stamp set: Beautiful
MISTI
Scrap of white cardstock
Brutus Monroe Ink – Cornflower
Stipple brush
Water bottle
Aleene’s Tacky Glue
Heat tool
Paint Pallet
Blue Acrylic Paint
Sharpie Fine point

How to make a Blue Butterfly Journal Page

Now that you see the list of supplies used. Here is the video on How to make a Blue Butterfly Journal Page:

Making a journal page entry is a lot of fun. I enjoy the process of thinking about what  I want to have the page look like when I’m done. But sometimes it is just making the page that is fun. There are times that things don’t always turn out the way I think it should, but I never let that get me down. With Mixed Media there are no mistakes, just opportunities to try new things.

Never be afraid to try something new. You never know how much you just might like that new thing!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today. Make sure you head over to the Canvas Corp Blog and check out all of the other journal entries for the month March too.

How to Mask , Unicorn Greeting Card

Needing a greeting card to send to a friend I decided to make one and share How to Mask , Unicorn Greeting Card. This card will also be entered into a couple of challenges I found online.

How to Mask , Unicorn Greeting Card

Recently while out shopping I found the Hampton Art Mama Elephant Clear Stamp & Die Set-Over the Rainbow Which features Unipegs, Or Flying Unicorns. This set was so cute that I couldn’t pass it up!

Knowing that I wanted to keep this card simple and cute I decided to go with simple stamping and masking. The concept of masking is to stamp the image on a text weight piece of paper and place that over the image you want to be in the front.

To make a mask I do the following, I stamp the image on text weight paper, or a sticky note. I cut out the image and then on the backside I use Zig Two Way Glue. Let the glue air dry for a minute. This then turns the paper into a temporary sticky mask that will stay in place. Repeat these steps for all of the stamps that you want to mask on your project.

Once all of the masks are created it is time to create the card. Begin with loading the MISTI with the UniPeg, Rainbow Clouds and Hello Stamps. Ink with Brutus Monroe Detail ink – Raven, then stamp on white cardstock that has been cut at 4.20 in. x 5.45 in.

Place the masks for the Unipeg and Rainbow Clouds over the images. Stamp DOTS Stiched Clouds over the Unipeg and Rainbow Clouds. Place masks over the clouds.

Using the Ranger Blending tool and the Tim Holtz Distress Inks, Stormy Sky and Tumbled Glass blend on the card a background to represent sky and clouds.

Remove the masks when the background has been completed to satisfaction.

Color the Unipeg, clouds and Rainbow with Chameleon Pens.

How to Mask , Unicorn Greeting Card

Spray entire card  with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Pearl.

Highlight images with Tulip Dimensional Glitter glue. I even go around Hello to help it stand out as well.

How to Mask , Unicorn Greeting Card

Supplies Used for How to Mask , Unicorn Greeting Card
Mama Elephant Clear Stamp & Die Set-Over the Rainbow
Brutus Monroe Sharon’s Script Stamps – Hello
DOTS – Stitched Clouds
MISTI
Brutus Monroe Detail Ink – Raven
Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Stormy Sky and Tumbled Glass
Zig Two-Way Glue
Tulip Glitter Glue
Chameleon Pens
Self Adhesive Rhinestones
Ranger Blending Tool
Aleene’s Tacky Glue
White Cardstock
A2 Greeting Card
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists – Pearl

Here is a video of How to Mask , Unicorn Greeting Card

Isn’t this a fun card? I hope that my friend loves it!

I’m also entering in in a couple of challenges.

Entered in Sunny Day Crafting – A themed Challenge Blog; March Challenge – Rainbows.

Entered in Creatalicious Challenges – Challenge #111 Anything Goes + Optional Gems or Pearls.

Entered in Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge Blog – Challenge #54.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today.

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How to make a Ducky Baby Card

Today I’m sharing, How to make a Ducky Baby Card. Using Cricut Cut files Ducks and Ship from the Wall Decor and More Cartridge, Brutus Monroe stamp and ink and more.

How to make a Ducky Baby Card

This is for the Fantabulous Cricut Blog Challenge Happy Monday challenge!

Challenge #297-Anything Goes

Make a project using anything in the Cricut Library!

This Weeks Sponsor

Dreaming Tree SVG’s

The winner will receive a $20 Gift Certificate!

To qualify for the prize, be sure to use at least 1 Cricut cut on your project and if it’s not obvious, let us know what cartridge you used. If you use a Cricut Explore machine, at least one cut must be from the Cricut catalog of images.

If it isn’t a card, you will get two entries into the drawing!

Since the theme, this time is anything goes and I just happened to find some really cute yellow ducky scrapbook paper in my stash I knew this was the perfect time to use it today.

Supplies for How to make a Ducky Baby Card
Cricut: Ducks and ship Waves from Wall Decor and More
Brutus Monroe Detail Ink – Raven
MISTI
Brutus Monroe – Bunny Kisses
Yellow Duck scrapbook paper
Tim Holtz Distressed Inks, Tumbled Glass, Mustard Seed
Gemstones
Dot Embossing folder
Bubbles Embossing Folder
Pop Dots
Embroidery floss, two colors yellow and golden yellow
Doily
Aleene’s Tacky Glue
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist Sunflower
Zig two-way glue

The ducks and the waves were cut on my Cricut. Today I wanted to make Baby greeting cards so I cut the ducks and waves to fit on a Standard A2 greeting card.

For the ducks and waves, I used Tim Holtz Distressed Inks, Tumbled Glass, Mustard Seed to highlight the texture.

How to make a Ducky Baby Card

Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist Sunflower was sprayed on a white doily. This adds color and a pretty sparkle.

Digging around in my stash I found some embroidery floss and knew that this would make a perfect accent to the card.

Using my MISTI I placed the Congrats on your new little one from the Brutus Monroe – Bunny Kisses set inside and inked with Brutus Monroe Detail Ink – Raven. Next I cut the ends to look like a pennate and placed Pop dots on the back.

Here is a video on How to make a Ducky Baby Card

This baby card turned out super cute. And I was able to use items in my stash. My stash will slowly start to get smaller and I’ll have wonderful cards to share.

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.

Thanks for stopping by today to learn How to make a Ducky Baby Card. My hope is that this will inspire you to create art today.

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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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Old Stamps New Way of Stamping

Old Stamps New Way of Stamping for me. I’ve had a set of Rubbernecker stamps – Poppy Field #712, for a year maybe even two now. Used the stamps a few times when I purchased them. But wasn’t happy with the results.

Thanks to a new tool MISTI by My Sweet Petunia, INC. things have changed. With this new tool I was able to line up the two part stamps each time! This was so much easier than trying to do this with an acrylic block.

Using the MISTI was so much fun I was able to make 5 different colors of the same card with ease. This tool has changed my Old Stamps into a New Way of Stamping.

Used Brutus Monroe Detail Ink – Raven and used Tim Holtz Distressed inks to color the flowers with a spritz of water, and an occasional a spritz of Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists.

Old Stamps New Way of Stamping

Have you ever found a tool that helped you in life? Did it change how you did things? Well I can say that Old Stamps New Way of Stamping is going to make my life so much easier and fun too!

Thanks for stopping by the blog today.