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.
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!
Make sure you head over the Brutus Monroe Blog to see all the details on how this Hello Spring Greeting Card was made.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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?
Thanks for stopping by the blog today.
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Small and simple is what I’m going for this Christmas. This post is all about how to make tiny Christmas packages. Christmas around our house will be small and simple this year. There are not a lot of big fancy decorations. Henry and I decided that we wanted to keep things small and simple.
To help with this idea I pulled down a milk glass sleigh that my mother gave me. This sleigh had belonged to her mother. It may have even belonged to my great grand mother. That will be something I’ll ask her at our next gathering. The sleigh is small enough to display on a table and not get in the way of conversations. It will be a perfect centerpiece.
Now the challenge was to fill this little sleigh. It is small. Not much bigger than my hand. When I went looking in my craft supplies I didn’t have any tiny boxes that I could cover with paper. I know this is a shocker to many of you. If you have seen the inside of my room you would think that I own a craft supply store!
Putting my thinking cap on I decided I would make faux little boxes. Taking a few pieces of cardboard I cut it down to one and half inch squares. Using a glue gun I stacked three together. Then choosing paper I covered the squares.
The papers I choose: Rinea Foil and Canvas Corp Brands Cardstock. The Rinea foil is a pretty metallic paper, some have embossed stars some is plain. I used a little of both. A couple pieces of the Rinea foil I ran through my Tim Hotlz Vagabond and a Cuttle Bug snowflake embossing folder. I had to be careful to not over handle the foil as it is thin. But it did take the texture nicely. Colors of Rinea foil used, embossed Copper, green, red and plain gold.
For the Canvas Corp Brands Cardstock, it has a pretty damask pattern, I used Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists. After each faux gift was wrapped with the CCB paper I placed the package in my spray box and chose a Glimmer Mist that I thought would work the best. Colors such as: Crimson, Coffee Shop, Moss Leap Frog and Red Chillies were used.
Once all of the faux packages were made it was time to embellish. A paper punch from Punch Bunch in the shape of a Holy Leaf was used. Punching several of the leaves out of the green Rinea embossed foil I set those aside.
Various colors of ribbon were used to wrap the gifts. Tied tiny bows and glued with hot glue to hold them in place. Once the ribbon bow was in place a tiny amount of glue was placed on the holy leaf and then small red rhinestones were put in place.
There is a video showing the whole process.
This little milk glass sleigh will remind me of all the tiny blessings in my life. Hopefully this project will inspire you. Now that you know how to make tiny Christmas packages, how many will you make?
Thanks for stopping by the blog today. Feel free to ask questions. I’m here to help. 🙂
My post You are Special Dragonfly – Guest Post at Brutus Monroe really has made me a better artist. I have recently become a member of the Inspiration Team at Brutus Monroe. It still amazes me that I was chosen to be on the team. Have you ever felt that way? When I look at my post on their website I think, wow I am creating art that people all around the world are seeing. Not just people who stop by my website or youtube, but an actual Mixed Media Company website. One that creates all kinds of cool products.
I really enjoyed working with the Summer Chalk Shimmer Sprays (made by Tattered Angels for Brutus Monroe) as the sprays are beautiful and give sparkle to my artwork. It may be time to order a few more of these sprays as I can see them being additive! Use this link to Brutus Monroe and get a discount on your first purchase.
This first assignment was a tough one as I didn’t have any physical product. I had to think creatively and use a digital file. These digital cut files are made to pair with stamp sets that are offered at Brutus Monroe. It was fun being creative, pulling supplies from my stash and using the butterfly digital file to create this card.
Check out the post and let me know what you thought for my first post with Brutus Monroe.