See my Chicago Snow Globe Greeting Card

See my Chicago Snow Globe Greeting Card on the Brutus Monroe website. The new stamp set by Chuck Carson is super cool. Love all the details that were put into this stamp set.

For this project I wanted to keep it simple. It’s a great card that can be copied for other projects so make sure you hop over to see my Chicago Snow Globe Greeting Card on the Brutus Monroe website.

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See my Chicago Snow Globe Greeting Card

Valentine Junk Journal Using Calico Collage Journal Kit

I made a Valentine Junk Journal Using Calico Collage Journal Kit. This kit is so beautiful I just had to make another journal using these papers. Many of the pages can be used outside of Valentines and I know I’ll be printing more of these for other projects.

Valentine Junk Journal Using Calico Collage Journal Kit

For this journal I decided to make the journal out of 11 in. x 17 in. card stock folded into thirds with pockets. There are lots of tutorials out there on how to make a journal like this so I won’t take the time to explain. But if you are interested I’ll make a follow up post.

Valentine Junk Journal Using Calico Collage Journal Kit

Once I had the pages defined I started distressing the papers and adding each of the printed images or scrap papers to the pages.

Valentine Junk Journal Using Calico Collage Journal Kit

Every page has something added. Either it has a pocket or a tuck spot. All kinds of places to add notes or photos. Lots of little bits to write love notes or memories.

Valentine Junk Journal Using Calico Collage Journal Kit

My thought was this would be a great journal to write love notes to that one that you love and give it to them. What fun would they have going through each page looking at each item. They could enjoy seeing the beautiful papers and seeing what you add to the book.

Valentine Junk Journal Using Calico Collage Journal Kit

Here is a list of some of the items used:
Calico Collage Valentines Love Journal Kit
Calico Collage Vintage Valentines
Calico Collage Romantic Lovers
Prima Paper Flowers
Lace
Ribbon
Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Brutus Monroe Detail Ink
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists
Pages from an old book
Scraps of paper
Corner Rounder
Silhouette Cameo 3
Scissors
Paper Cutter
Aleens White Glue
Glitter Paint
Twine
Scraps of Burlap
Tag Punch
Paper Clip Embellishments
Hand made Papers

A flip through video shows all of the pages and the items added.

This video is a process video that shows how the book was made. It took over 3 hours to make this journal. Actually more as some of the time was planning on how to create the journal.

I really enjoyed making this Valentine Junk Journal Using Calico Collage Journal Kit. There will be more journals offered in my shop so keep coming back to see what I have created.

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Valentine Junk Journal Using Calico Collage Journal Kit

 

Valentines Love Journal Inside Heart Box

DigiThis is a Valentines Love Journal Inside Heart Box I created using the Calico Collage Digital images. Love using the Valentines Love, digital files and having this heart shaped candy box was a great way to show off some love.

Valentines Love Journal Inside Heart Box

Since joining the Calico Collage team I’ve had so much fun! When she posted the Valentines Love papers I had an idea that I wanted to try. Searching through my stash. If you haven’t seen my studio post go check it out. I found my stash of boxes that my brother gave to me years ago. He used to work for Godiva.

Working in my Silhouette Design software I Traced the heart shape from the box and then began cutting hearts to make the pages. Thankful that the Silhouette software is so easy to use.

Once all of the papers were cut it was time to start putting the accordion book together. Using washi tape I adhered each heart to make an accordion book.

Valentines Love Journal Inside Heart Box

When all of the pages were created I then began decorating with the beautiful Calico Collage papers. I also used Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists, Brutus Monroe and Tim Holtz inks. A few pages of Canvas Corp Brands papers and some miscellaneous papers were used.

Again the Silhouette Cameo 3 was used to cut mats and tags for the journal.

A Martha Stewart lacy edge punch was used to give a beautiful detail to several of the pages. When the punched edge shows then that was a place for a pocket.

Valentines Love Journal Inside Heart Box

It was fun making this journal. Being able to use up a lot of the supplies I had in my stash was a big plus.

Quick process video. Most of it is speed up so that you don’t have to spend two hours watching.


Here is a list of some of the items used:
Prima Paper Flowers
Lace
Ribbon
Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Brutus Monroe Ink
Martha Stewart Lace Punch
Pages from an old book
Washi Tape
Doilies
Scraps of paper
Staples
Corner Rounder
Silhouette Cameo 3
Scissors
Paper Cutter
Aleens White Glue
Hot Glue Gun
Stretchy ribbon
Empty Godiva Suede box

I’m sure I forgot to list something. But I think it gives you an idea of what was used to make this Valentines Love Journal Inside Heart Box.

Flip through of the journal:

This Valentines Love Journal Inside Heart Box can be purchased in my shop for $69.00.

Valentines Love Journal Inside Heart Box

How to make a thinking of you card with Christmas Stamps

Today I’ll show you How to make a thinking of you card with Christmas Stamps. I got the idea because I’ve been doing so many Christmas cards and had the stamps already on my desk. But it is time to switch gears and make non Christmas cards.

Looking at the Sketched Holiday Christmas Stamps from Brutus|Monroe. Which right now are offered in a limited edition card set. I saw that the pine branches and pine cones would make a great card.

How to make a thinking of you card with Christmas Stamps

Pulling some supplies from my stash I knew I could make a great Thinking of You card with these Christmas Stamps. I used the Script embossing folder from Cuttlebug, the embossing diffuser from Tim Hotz, gold and metallic green embossing powder, Versa Mark ink, Tim Hotlz Distressed ink and Tattered Angels Glimmer  Mists – Cork, Coffee Shop and Blarney.

The paper used was bright white cardstock and some textured green cardstock that was in my stash. I have so much paper that I have no idea where the green came from. My goal this past year was to use up as much of my stash has I can. I’ve been making progress, but I still have lots of stuff to use!

The top piece is cut at 3 inches square and then a green layer 3.25 inches. The next white layer was 4 inches by 5.25 inches. The last green layer was just shy of 5.5 inches by 4.25 inches. This last layer I like to make just a tad smaller than my standard A2 card (8.5 x 5.5 card folded in half).

How to make a thinking of you card with Christmas Stamps

Not sure where I got the Thinking of you stamp. Wish that stamp companies would print their names on the sheets of acrylic stamps. When the packaging is gone you don’t know where it came from unless you were smart and remembered to write it down or place the items in a notebook. Silly me forgot to do that. lol

There is a video of the whole process, please watch and let me know if you have any questions.

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How to make a thinking of you card with Christmas Stamps

Now that you know How to make a thinking of you card with Christmas Stamps, what will you make?

This finished card may be purchased for $10.00 including shipping here.

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How I made Fancy Reindeer

Today I want to share How I made Fancy Reindeer. I’ve been working on Christmas decorations and one of the last pieces was making little fancy reindeer.

The reindeer started off as Christmas tree ornaments. I knew that these would be perfect for my little scene that I’m making. First thing that needed to be done was cutting off the ornament hanger that was on the back. This was easy enough. Using a pair of needle nose pliers I gently broke the piece off.

How I made Fancy Reindeer

Breaking the piece off of the back left a scar on the reindeer. This wasn’t a pretty site so there needed to be something added to make it look better. So taking a little hot glue I applied a little on the back of the reindeer and then sprinkled fine gold glitter on the back. So that the whole reindeer would match I added glitter on the head of the reindeer too.

How I made Fancy Reindeer

More needed to be added to this little reindeer to transform it into its new fancy self. Digging through my stash I found small jingle bells. These were another perfect addition. Using thin gold metallic ribbon I threaded one jingle bell on the ribbon and then around the neck of the reindeer. Tying a bow fished the look.

Something else was needed on the reindeer. There was a piece of the embossed green Rinea Foil on my desk. Using a holy leaf punch from Punch Bunch I punched a leaf. Using hot glue I placed a leaf just under the bow.

How I made Fancy Reindeer

Again digging through my stash I found red rhinestones and placed one on top of the holy leaf. Now the fancy reindeer was complete. I decided to make two!

How I made Fancy Reindeer

The reindeer are ready for their little home in the Christmas decorations I’ve been making.

 

Now that you know How I made Fancy Reindeer, will you make some too?

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How to Make Paper Christmas Trees

Today I want to share How to Make Paper Christmas Trees.

This post came about because I’m making a small Christmas scene this year. My goal is to make as much of the scene myself. I’m also using Rinea Foil, Tattered Angels Glimmer mists among other supplies.

One of the things was to make paper Christmas trees. Knowing that I had a Sizzix tree die I had a plan. Using old cardboard from some of the Jewelry in Candles boxes I die cut the tree three times. Then I die cut the tree two more times with chipboard. Last I die cut the tree with black cardstock and embossed green Rinea Foil.

How to Make Paper Christmas Trees

Once all of the pieces were cut I then proceeded to paint the cardboard and chipboard trees with green acrylic craft paint. Using Leap Frog and Moss Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist I then misted each tree. I wanted these trees to have light and dark areas. Not be a solid color. The Glimmer Mists helped me achieve the look I was going for in this project.

How to Make Paper Christmas Trees

When the Glimmer Mists had dried I started to assemble the trees. Laying them out on my work area I decided that I wanted varying heights. Using a hot glue gun I then adhered the trees together.

The Rinea Foil tree was attached to the black cardstock tree with white glue and then glued to the top of the other trees. I then cut a piece of the cardboard in a snow mound and sprayed it green with the Glimmer mists.

Using a brush I put the Fast’N Final Lightweight Spackling on the snow mound and on some of the trees to represent snow. Wanting the snow to be white I added white acrylic paint over the top. While the paint was still wet I sprinkled with fine clear glitter.

How to Make Paper Christmas Trees

Gluing the embossed copper Rinea Foil to a piece of white cardstock and then used a star punch to get the three stars. These stars were glued with hot glue.

The red swirls were punched out of the Red embossed Rinea foil. Because the punch was so tiny and the paper so delicate I laid a piece of text weight paper under the foil and then punched the shape. Doing so gave me a cleaner punch. Using my embelli jelli tool I picked up the swirls and dipped into a liquid glue and placed on the tree.

For the stand on the back of the tree. Folded a couple pieces of cardboard and glued with hot glue. Held in place for a moment with a close pin. Then glued to the back of the trees.

How to Make Paper Christmas Trees

These little trees turned out super cute and will be perfect for my little scene.

How to Make Paper Christmas Trees

Now that you know How to Make Paper Christmas Trees, how many will you make? Share your projects with me. Tag me with #lindaisrael in your work, I want to see what you make. Feel free to ask questions, I’m happy to help.

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Cup of Thanks – Greeting Card

I’m over on the Brutus Monroe site with a blog post: Cup of Thanks – Greeting Card using the Cup Of Thanks stamp set. It’s a fun set that I’m sure lots of people will have fun using.  I know that I have plans for other cards with this set.

Cup of Thanks - Greeting Card

For this project Cup of Thanks – Greeting Card, I pulled a few things I had on hand and then got out supplies from Brutus Monroe:

Detail Ink Mini Raven
Mini Chalk Ink Pad Collection: Winter
Summer Chalk Shimmer Sprays
Liquid Element Bundle

Check out the video that shows the whole process of how I made the card here:


What are you thankful for today? Do you have someone special that this card would be a great reminder of how thankful you are for them? Head on over to Brutus Monroe and pick up this set for yourself.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today. Time to go get a Cup Of Thanks myself. 😉

Take Ten A Different POV Butterfly #1

I’ve decided to challenge myself. There for Take Ten A Different POV Butterfly #1 is the beginning of a series. The challenge came to me by reading the Take Ten magazine. This is my version of Take Ten A Different POV Butterfly. The concept is the following: Use the same focal stamp to make multiple different projects. This a different point of view. The other part of this challenge was to keep each project under ten minutes to make.. Thus Take Ten A Different POV Butterfly was born.

The stamp I chose is the Butterfly stamp from the Tim Hotlz Collection from Stampers Anonymous. I liked the size and look of this butterfly and knew that it would make great greeting cards.

Take Ten A Different POV Butterfly

But what was I going to do for my cards? How could I make multiple cards using the same image that have a different look and be under ten minutes? Well I flipped through old magazines and I used Pinterest to help me settle on a few ideas to get me started.

The next thing I did is I went through my paper stash. Recently I was given a rather large stash of paper. A lot of purple paper as it was left over from wedding invitations. The pieces are nice and many are very large, big enough to use for cards.  Making a pile of papers, ink and other supplies I proceeded to get things ready as I knew I wanted to create a video.

Check out what I did below

 

What are your thoughts on this project Take Ten A Different POV Butterfly #1? After watching the video and seeing what I did, are you ready to play? Do you have a stamp that you just love, but are wanting to know what other ways you can use the stamp? Then make sure you follow me as I’ll be posting new projects using this same stamp for a few weeks. Let me know what you think of this project and feel free to give ideas of future projects you would love to see. Make sure to comment like and subscribe on my youtube videos. Every time you like, comment and share it helps my videos be seen by more people. So if you like what you see, please make sure to do some clicking. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by my blog today. Now go and create something beautiful.

Take Ten A Different POV Butterfly #1