How to make a Conservatory Flowers Happy Birthday Card

I’m over on the Brutus Monroe Blog with How to make a Conservatory Flowers Happy Birthday Card. Using the April Stamp club, the Conservatory set and inks from Brutus Monroe. I also use some bling and glitter paint. Head over to the blog to see the details.

How to make a Conservatory Flowers Happy Birthday Card

Supplies used for How to make a Conservatory Flowers Happy Birthday Card:
Brutus Monroe April Stamp Club – Birthday Wishes
Brutus Monroe Conservatory & Quotes Stamp Set
Brutus Monroe Detail Ink – Raven
Brutus Monroe Surface inks: Cabbage, Rouge, Zest
Sizzix 660220 Thinlits Die Set, Mixed Media by Tim Holtz, 4-Pack
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists: Party Pink, Cranberry Zing, Blarney
Tulip Dimensional Fabric Paint – on Amazon
White 3mm Round Gemstone Embellishment Stickers – Hobby Lobby
White Adhesive Foam Squares – Hobby Lobby
Tsukineko 6-Pack Fantastix, Brush/Bullet Tip Combo for All Purpose Ink – on Amazon
50 Bright White Linen 80# Cover Paper Sheets – 8.5″ X 11″- on Amazon
CANDY PINK Cardstock from Cardstock Warehouse 8.5″ x 11″
Zig Memory System Large Two Way Glue Pen, Carded, Chisel Tip
Aleenes Tacky Glue – On Amazon
Fiskars 5 Inch RazorEdge Micro-Tip Easy Action Shears
Fine Point Steel Tweezer, 5-Inch, Silver

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.

Here is the video for How to make a Conservatory Flowers Happy Birthday Card:

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

I recently purchased a new Lawn Fawn set. Today I thought I would share How to make an Altered Paper clip with Lawn Fawn Unicorn Stamp and more. Since I joined an altered paper clip swap I knew I wanted to make one with this cute Unicorn Set from Lawn Fawn.

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

Supplies used in How to make an Altered Paper clip with Lawn Fawn Unicorn Stamp:
Lawn Fawn Clear Stamp & Die Set – Winter Unicorn It is sold out with Lawn Fawn but I found it on Amazon.
Recollections planner stamps
Recollections Stamps & Dies – Unicorn These are selling out fast.
Brutus Monroe Detail Ink – Raven
Chameleon Pens
Tulip Glitter paint
Acrylic Block
Tim Holtz Shaded Lilac distress ink
Ranger Blending tool
White Card Stock
E6000 Glue
Aleene’s Tacky Glue
Tattered Angles Glimmer Mist Iridescent Gold
Fiskars Micro Tip Scissors
Dimensional or Pop dots
Flat Back Rhinestones or Gemstones from Paper Studios
Rainbow Ribbon
Ranger Craft Mat
Stampin Up scallop circle punch
Protape – Artist Tape
Tim Holtz Vagabond
Cloud Dies set of three on Amazon
Paper Studio Rhinestones
Jumbo Paperclips

Here is a video on How to make an Altered Paper clip with Lawn Fawn Unicorn Stamp:

When I was done I made 5 planner clips. Two went to my swap partner and I’ve not decided if I’ll share the others yet. lol But I will be making more Altered Paper Clips.

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

Have you tried your hand at making Altered Paper Clips? These make a great gift to add to a greeting card. Could even be the focal point on a greeting card. When they get the card they can remove the clip and use where ever they like.

For now, I think I’ll keep one in my Happy Planner to help mark my place and I might be persuaded to give the others a new home. 😉

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

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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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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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How to Decorate Envelopes using stamps, inks and sprays

Hello there my friends. I’m sharing How to Decorate Envelopes using stamps, inks and sprays because I love getting a pretty envelope in the mail. Decorating the envelope that matches your card or item you wish to mail brings a smile to the receiver.

The focus on the envelopes are these super cute stamps:  Happy Mail Stamps from Brutus Monroe. There are so many little stamps in this set that it makes it so fun to decorate an envelope.

How to Decorate Envelopes using stamps, inks and sprays

Supplies used on How to Decorate Envelopes using stamps, inks and sprays:
Envelopes
Happy Mail Stamp Set
Botanical Background Stamp
Brutus Monroe Rouge Ink
Brutus Monroe Detail Ink – Raven
Summer Chalk Shimmer Sprays
Protape – Artists Tape
MISTI

Here is a video for How to Decorate Envelopes using stamps, inks and sprays:

 

These envelopes are super easy to make. Try decorating a few and see what others think of their new Happy Mail.

For how to create a watercolor background using ink pads and water. This technique will wrinkle the envelope. The details can be seen in this video.

If you would like to get one of these envelopes then send your info to me via email. I’ll send out one to you.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today.

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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Grow With Me Greeting Card on Brutus Monroe

Sharing the Grow With Me Greeting Card on Brutus Monroe blog that I created. Loving this super cute couple from the Grow With Me stamp set. This is a great set to pick up for creating Happy Anniversary, Just married or welcome baby.

Grow With Me Greeting Card on Brutus Monroe

The couple from the new Grow With Me set was stamped with Brutus Monroe Detail Ink – Raven. Then watercolored. This couple is super cute! And there are three different styles in the set to choose from.

Selected the saying Happy Anniversary from the Sharon’s Script set. was stamped with Brutus Monroe Detail Ink – Raven. Then trimmed into a pennate. Used Tim Holtz distress ink to give color to the edges.

A full video of how this card was made is below:

 

Make sure to go see Grow With Me Greeting Card on Brutus Monroe’s blog today.

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.

This project entered in the following challenge:
Colour It! Create It! Show it Off!

Brutus Monroe Post Home Sweet Home

Check out my Brutus Monroe Post Home Sweet Home today. It features a super cute stamp set Home Sweet Home.

 

This set came at the right time as I had been traveling a lot in January and it was so good to arrive back home. That feeling of Home Sweet Home makes you really appreciate being home. Seeing my dogs, being able to sleep in my bed.

Brutus Monroe Post Home Sweet HomeI hope you enjoy the post and that you pick up the set so that you can help someone else have that same warm fuzzy feeling of loving Home Sweet home.

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.

Head over to the Brutus Monroe Post Home Sweet Home.

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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Cute True Love Couple Stamp Set

Head over to the Brutus Monroe blog to see how I used a super Cute True Love Couple Stamp Set. Loving how this one turned out. Sweet and simple. It would make a great Happy Anniversary card don’t you think?

Cute True Love Couple Stamp Set

All the details are over on the Brutus Monroe blog including a video of how the card was made. Don’t delay go on over and see this Cute True Love Couple Stamp Set today.

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 the blog today.