On Brutus Monroe Be Unique Bulldog Greeting card

On Brutus Monroe, Be Unique Bulldog Greeting card I made with a cool watercolor background. I love how this card turned out. There is so much personality in that little bulldog. Don’t you want to rock with him?

Be Unique Bulldog Greeting card

This background just brings out the personality in the bulldog. I love being able to create new backgrounds with tools I already have don’t you? Having all the wonderful inks pads from Brutus Monroe on hand helped to make this background.

This can be used for more than today’s Be Unique Bulldog Greeting card.  Think about putting flowers over the top. Choosing a fun saying. There are so many options just keep playing, you will get so many beautiful backgrounds to use.

The technique for Be Unique Bulldog Greeting card.

On a craft mat smash, a swipe of Rouge, Zest and Sea with a little space between. Spritz these with water.

Take a piece of watercolor paper and swipe through the colors. Dry with a heat tool for a moment. Apply more color as wanted drying between swipes so that the colors don’t muddy. Love how every time this technique is done it is different.

Stamp the Bulldog and Be Unique phrase with Brutus Monroe Detail Ink – Raven. Edge the card with Detail Ink – Raven.

Mount card top with Aleenes Tacky Glue, to a standard A2 card. If the top is still damp lay a large acrylic block on top of the card until it dries. This will keep it from curling.

This is a super simple card that looks like it took forever to make. I just love playing with this background and seeing how the different colors look behind the stamped images.

Here is a video of the whole process.

 

 

Have some fun with this technique there is just so much you can do this. And make sure you head over to the Brutus Monroe Blog and store so you too can create a Be Unique Bulldog Greeting card.

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How to Make a Travel ATC size Junk Journal

After making the Traveling Through Junk Journal I had left over papers. So I decided that I would share How to Make a Travel ATC size Junk Journal. An ATC is 2.5 in. x 3.5 in. in size. So this is a small journal filled with lots of journal spots.

Using some of the scraps left over papers from the Calico Collage Travelin’ Through digital images I made a mini Travel ATC size Junk Journal.

The foundation of the journal is a piece of cardstock that was cut at 3.5 inches tall and scored at 2.5 inches. Two of these were cut and scored.

Fold like an accordion, then glue the pages together but leave the top open to form a pocket.

Trim the scraps to fit on the pages formed in the book. Distress with Tim Holtz Distress ink – Brushed Corduroy.

Adhere the scraps to the pages with Aleene’s white glue.

Make tuck spots with other scraps and add to the book.

Add journal tags in the pockets. These were left over from the kit.

Glue a piece of twine around the outside of the cover. Make long enough to tie the journal closed. Add scraps to make the cover and back.

Distress the title of the paper collection with Tim Holtz Distress ink – Brushed Corduroy. Trim the corners so that this will fit on the cover. Adhere to the cover at an angle.

This was a fun Travel ATC size Junk Journal to make, as I got to use up all the scraps left over from the big journal.

A video of How to Make a Travel ATC size Junk Journal was made:

Being able to use up scraps is one of my goals this year and I’m glad that I got to make this little Travel ATC size Junk Journal. I hope to make more little journals like this throughout the year.

What kind of little journals would you make?

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Hello Spring Greeting Card

See the Hello Spring Greeting Card I made on the Brutus Monroe blog today. Used the New Roses Background stamp from Brutus Monroe and last years Hello Spring. Also used an image from Calico Collage Simply Spring digital images.

Hello Spring Greeting Card

Loved making this card. I’m so ready for Spring to arrive. We have fluctuating weather here in Oklahoma. One day it is freezing the next it is 70 degrees.  Soon we will be able to say Hello Spring for good!

Stamped the Roses Background and then sprayed with one of my favorite products: Glimmer Mists.

To make the Roses Background and Digital Image I used:
Roses Background
Hello Spring Stamp set
Calico Collage Digital Image from Simply Spring
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists – True Turquoise and Party Pink
Brutus Monroe Embossing Ink
Black Embossing Powder
Brutus Monroe Detail Ink – Raven
Watercolor paper
Mauve card base A2
Blue card topper
Teal Crochet Thread
White Glue

Make sure you head over the Brutus Monroe Blog to see all the details on how this Hello Spring Greeting Card was made.

Hello Spring Greeting Card

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Video of this project.

 

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Cricut Beautiful Shaker Card

Today I’m sharing a Cricut Beautiful Shaker Card for the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog Challenge # 295 Sequins or other Embellishments. Sponsored by SpieglMom. Projects are to have at least one Cricut cut and Sequins or other embellishments.

For my project, I decided to make a shaker card using the Yellow Frame from the Stand & Salute Cartridge.

Cricut Beautiful Shaker Card

Cut pink texture card stock at 3.25 in wide. Use the cut image to then cut a window out of a piece of fun foam. Cut a piece of white cardstock the same size as the top, this will be the back.

I find that cutting a back the same size as the front makes putting a shaker card together much easier.

White card stock cut at 4 in x 5.25 was used for the background. The Tim Holtz stencil and Texture paste was used. Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist colors: Party Pin and Cranberry Zing colored the background. Rouge Chalk in from Brutus Monroe was used around the edges of the A2 Greeting card.

On the back piece of the shaker card stamp the Botanical Background stamp from Brutus Monroe with Embossing Ink. Then spray with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists: Party Pink and Turquoise Blue.

Stamp the Botanical Background stamp on the pink shaker card front with Rouge Chalk ink from Brutus Monroe.

Cricut Beautiful Shaker Card

On a scrap of white card stock stamp the word Beautiful from the Beautiful stamp set from Brutus Monroe with Embossing ink, emboss with black powder. Use distress blending tool to add Rouge chalk ink to the edge after trimming down and rounding the corners of this piece.

Assemble the shaker card by attaching the fun foam to the Botanical background. Fill shaker card with sequins, butterfly sequins, and hole-less beads. Place shaker card top with acetate over fun foam.

Add 3D dots to the back of Beautiful sentiment and attach to lower right corner of the card.

What are your thoughts on this Cricut Beautiful Shaker Card? I love how a shaker card makes me feel. It is like a grown up toy. Have fun making one yourself.

Make sure you check out the other projects over at the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog and enter to win the prize offered this week.

Here is a video of how to make this card.

To purchase this card click here.

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Shared this project on the following challenges:

Alphabet Challenge Blog: Y for You Choose
CARDZ TV Anything goes Designers Challenge #3
Naughty or Nice Challenges

Paper Arts, My Hearts Fancy & Hobby Lobby Haul

Sharing a Paper Arts, My Hearts Fancy & Hobby Lobby Haul and Bonus How to make a Laurel Burch Wild Horses Card. Having the opportunity to visit local shops is a wonderful thing. It is good to visit those local shops to help them stay in business.

Paper Arts, My Hearts Fancy & Hobby Lobby Haul

For this shopping excursion, I had a mission to find a few supplies for upcoming projects. Looking around Paper Arts I found some really cool looking dies that I knew would be perfect for projects.

Drove over to Hobby Lobby and picked up a watercolor journal that I will use for a Traveling Journal Round Robin I’ll be at the end of this month. There was a really nice spiral journal that I feel will be perfect. I’ll have to remove a few pages as we are doing a monthly journal and there are 12 of us in the group. While there I also picked up a pad of watercolor paper to make a journal for another group. This journal will be a watercolor journal swap.

While at Hobby Lobby I wondered over to the clearance section and found a fun die set that says Celebrate. When I saw the letters I saw – Create, Art and knew there were more words I could create. In fact, I did a google search and found a website WordMaker where you can type in the letters and it will tell you the words that can be made. This will be a fun purchase.

At My Hearts Fancy, I found a beautiful Laurel Burch Stamp Wild Horses. Recently while in Santa Fe New Mexico I purchased a beautiful Laurel Burch tote bag that has super cute puppy dogs painted on the outside.

When I walked into My Hearts Fancy I saw a new display of Laurel Burch Stamps and knew that I needed to get one. The Wild Horses stamp spoke to me so I purchased that stamp.

Video of the Paper Arts, My Hearts Fancy & Hobby Lobby Haul:


Once I got home with all my goodies and shared them in the video. I had to make a card too. Pulling out the Brutus Monroe Detail Ink – Raven and a few colors of Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists – Party Pink, Denim Blue, True Turquoise, Night B4 Christmas.

Stamped with Brutus Monroe Detail Ink – Raven using my MISTI. Heat set the ink. Spray with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists – Party Pink, Denim Blue, True Turquoise, Night B4 Christmas. The pinks were on the right and the blues were on the left.

Heat set the sprays. Then using a paint brush I colored the areas that I wanted darker.

I love the shimmer that Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists add to projects. This stamp will be one I’ll enjoy playing with over and over.

Hope you enjoyed my shopping Paper Arts, My Hearts Fancy & Hobby Lobby Haul and Bonus How to make a Laurel Burch Wild Horses Card.

Paper Arts, My Hearts Fancy & Hobby Lobby Haul

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How to make A Simply Spring Embellished Paperclip

Today I’m sharing How to make A Simply Spring Embellished Paperclip. Using Rinea Pink Embossed Foil and Calico Collage Simply Spring Charms Digital paper. Great Simply Spring Embellished Paperclip to add to an art journal, Happy Planner or to mark your place in a book.

How to make A Simply Spring Embellished Paperclip

Supplies used to make a Simply Spring Embellished Paperclip:
Pink Embossed Rinea Foil
Calico Collage Simply Spring Charm Images
Jumbo Paper Clips
Two Pink Card stock scraps cut at 1 inch square
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Picked Raspberry
Brutus Monroe Detail Ink
Prima Flowers in Pink
Pink Yarn
Tulip Glitter paint
Aleene’s White Glue

How to make A Simply Spring Embellished Paperclip

Using a scrap of Pink Embossed Rinea Foil, cut to 1.5 in. x 3 in. Fold in half then slide through the closed side of the paper clip. Adhere with Aleene’s White Glue.

Apply Tim Holtz Distress Ink Picked Raspberry to the edges of the 1 inch Pink Square card stock scraps.

Select two Calico Collage Simply Spring Charm Images and cut from collage sheet. Add Brutus Monroe Detail Ink around the edges. This will hide the white edge where the paper was cut.

Adhere the Simply Spring Charm Image to Pink Square and then to Rinea Foil with Aleene’s White Glue.

Select three pink flowers and glue in place on the lower left corner of image. Add drops of glitter glue to centers of flowers.

Tie bow with pink yarn and adhere to right side of image.

Once the glitter glue has dried repeat on the other side of Rinea Foil.

Here is a video of How to make A Simply Spring Embellished Paperclip.

I love how these turned out. This is a great way to use up scraps of paper and add a pretty embellishment to projects. My plan is to make more of these and give as gifts inside greeting cards.

A few of these will end up in my Happy Planner to mark pages and to just look pretty.

How to make A Simply Spring Embellished Paperclip

How will you use your Simply Spring Embellished Paperclips?

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How to make a Spring Paper Bag Junk Journal

Sharing How to make a Spring Paper Bag Junk Journal using the Calico Collage Simply Spring digital papers and of course some paper bags. When I got this digital sheet set it made me long for spring. So I thought it only fitting to make a journal with the set.

Here is a list of some of the supplies used in the Spring Paper Bag Junk Journal:
Calico Collage Simply Spring Digital Papers and Fairy Forest Digital Images
Three Paper Bags
Hole Punch
Ribbon and Canvas Corp Brands Waxed Cotton Cord to tie pages together
My Minds Eye Wild Asparagus papers, use all of the scraps.
Four sheets of 12 in. x 12 in. Card stock for mini journal books
Scraps of coordinating cardstock
Stapler
Brutus Monroe: Detail ink – Raven and Sea
Tim Holtz Distressed Ink – Tumbled Glass
Silhouette cuts: Words welded using the Samantha Font.
Some People Clear Stamp
Be Strong Clear Stamp
Autumn Leaves Half Sheet Clear Stamp, Billboard
Making Memories Rummage Magnetic stamp alphabet
Stampendous Cliboard Bracket SSC630
Post Modern Design Passion Slab word Stamps
B-Line Flourish Stamp
Xyron Sticker maker
Butterfly Dies
Stampin Up Top Note Die
Acrylic Paint: Teal and White
Aleen’s Tacky Glue

Once the paper bags were selected and folded these were bound with ribbon and CCB cord. Measured to make sure of cuts of scrapbook papers.

Cut up the Calico Collage Simply Spring digital papers then select images to use in journal.

Lay out all of the papers in the order you want them to appear in the book. It is much easier to do this up front so that you get the look you want.

Die cut the Stampin Up Top Note Die and paint with Teal and White Acrylic paint. Set aside to dry. Once dry Stamp with Notebook lines stamp.

Words were cut with Silhouette using the Samantha font. Make sure to weld the letters together so that you will have a whole word not individual letters. Welding the letters makes it so much easier to place, trust me I know from experience.

Use Brutus Monroe: Detail ink – Raven and Sea and Tim Holtz Distressed Ink – Tumbled Glass to finish the edges of papers and to stamp when needed.

Assemble book.

Here is a video of the whole process of making the Spring Paper Bag Junk Journal. I worked on this for about a day trying to decide how I wanted this book to look.

Now that you know How to make a Spring Paper Bag Junk Journal, I hope you will make a few to enjoy or share with someone.

This completed journal is for sale in my shop.

Feel free to ask questions, I’m very willing to help.

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Cricut Globe – Let it Snow

Today I’m sharing my Cricut Globe – Let it Snow project for the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog Challenge #293 – Snow Sponsored by Pretty Cute Stamps. Challenge this week is to have a snow theme and use at least one Cricut cut in the project.

Cricut Globe - Let it Snow

What a great time to use a snow globe than this? The globe is from the Joys of the Season Cricut Cartridge. It was cut at 4.5 in. tall. The top most layer was removed as I wanted to stamp on the top layer and not have holes cut through the image.

Used Brutus Monroe snowflake stamps from the Oh Deer set. Stamped in Tim Holtz Distressed Ink Tumbled Glass and Brutus Monroe Ink Cornflower.

Brutus Monroe Stamp Set Oh Deer was used. This little fat deer makes me laugh every time I see him. Stamped with Brutus Monroe Detail Ink – Raven on a scrap of white card stock and then fussy cut. Water colored with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Cork, Tattered Leather and It’s Black. Also used White High Impact paint by Tattered Angels.

Cricut Globe - Let it Snow

VersaMark Stamp pad was mashed onto Deer image and snow globe then Ranger Clear Holographic embossing powder was applied and heat set. This gives the appearance of being inside a snow globe.

Let it Snow from Printworks Stamps was stamped in Brutus Monroe Embossing ink, embossed with black embossing powder.

Tim Holtz Distressed Ink Brushed Corduroy applied to base of the snow globe.

Cut white card stock at 4 in. x 5.25 emboss with Cuttlebug Snowflake embossing folder. Use Tim Holtz Disressed Ink Tumbled Glass and blending tool to add color around the edge. Mash VersaMark stamp pad to embossed image, cover with Ranger Clear Holographic embossing powder, heat set.

Blue card stock cut at 4.23 in. x 5.47 in. adhered as the first layer on a standard A2 greeting card. Layer Snowflake background. Assemble snow globe and adhere on top of embossed layer. Use pop dots to adhere Deer on top.

Video on how to make this card.


Super Fun greeting card! Love sharing this Cricut Globe – Let it Snow. Hope you enjoyed seeing how it was made. If you would like to purchase the finished card for $10.00 including shipping click here.

Cricut Globe - Let it Snow

Brutus Monroe ATC’s

Go see the project Brutus Monroe ATC’s that I made. These are two quick ATC’s that are fun to make.

Brutus Monroe ATC's

Just loving the coordinating dies that have come out with some of the new stamp sets at Brutus Monroe. It makes projects come out so beautiful.

The post explains what ATC’s are and the supplies used. There is even a video. Head on over to the Brutus Monroe ATC’s post.

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Bubble Background & Embossing ATC

Sharing a Bubble Background & Embossing ATC (Artist Trading Card) from the Maremi’s Creative Cafe #52cafecards Challenge. I joined the Creative Cafe just over a month ago and have loved very minute I’ve been in the Facebook group. There are so many talented people in this group. Go and join now, you won’t be disappointed.

Marta has begun a challenge. #52CafeCards. A weekly challenge where a word prompt is given based on the alphabet that we are allowed to interpret into an Artist Trading Card.

Since this weeks prompt is Bubbles I decided to try a technique I saw on the internet a while back. Fill a bowl with water and dish soap. Blow bubbles and then spritz with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists. Rake your paper, or in this case the ATC through the bubbles to pick up the color. Simple enough.

Items used for Bubble Background & Embossing ATC:
Diamonds Stamp set
Sterling Embossing Powder
Embossing Ink
Detail Ink Raven
Aubergine Chalk Ink
Tattered Angles Glimmer Mist, Party Pink, Pop Rocks, Turquoise Blue
White card stock
Purple card stock cut to 2.5 in. x 3.5 in.
Pink tread
white glue
Heat tool
Bowl
Water
teaspoon of liquid dish soap
Long Straw – I used a bendy straw so that I knew which end to put in the water vs my mouth.

Here is a video of how I made the ATC.

My suggestions, Use a large bowl and use one teaspoon or more of liquid dish soap. Blow lots of bubbles. Heck if you have a kid, have them blow the bubbles for you. lol The more bubbles the better. When the spray hits the bubbles they tend to pop. So the more layers of bubbles you have the better.

Fun technique. I’ll try this again. I may even hook up a small air pump from a fish tank to make the bubbles for me! Wish I would have thought of that before my video! lol

Hope this gave you another great idea of how to make a fun ATC. Using Bubble Background & Embossing ATC sure looks good to me!

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