How to Make a Sugar Skull Planner Clip

Are you a planner? Then you will love this super cute planner clip. How to Make a Sugar Skull Planner Clip featuring  Fleurette Bloom stamp set and Chameleon Pens.

How to Make a Sugar Skull Planner Clip

Supplies used for How to Make a Sugar Skull Planner Clip:
Sugar Skulls Stamp set
Brutus Monroe Detail Ink – Raven
Chameleon Pens
MISTI
Tulip Glitter paint
Stampin Up scallop circle punch
McGill Label Punch
Purple ribbon
Paper Studio Rhinestones
Jumbo Paperclips
E6000 Glue
Prima Flowers

Her is a Video for How to Make a Sugar Skull Planner Clip:

I joined a planner clip swap and wanted to make a variety of different clips. Since I got the Sugar Skull set from Fleurette Bloom Designs I thought it would be a perfect planner clip embellishment.

When the girl I swapped with posted a photo of the clips lots of people commented on the Sugar Skull and how much they liked how it turned out.

It’s amazing what a few supplies put together can create. I had fun making this planner clip or altered paper clip. It was a great way for me to use up some of those paper flowers in my stash too! With the Sugar Skull stamp, there are so many coloring options.

Making Planner Clips is a great gift item too. Add one or more to a greeting card. Can even make it the focal point on a greeting card that the giftee can then use to brighten their journal or anything where the clip can be attached.

Are you looking for party favors or small gifts? These would be a great small item to give out to a lot of people. This could also be a great party project. Stamp out the Sugar Skulls and lay out markers etc to color. Then have small bowls or bins of flowers and ribbons to embellish. Now wouldn’t’ that be a fun party?

How to Make a Sugar Skull Planner Clip

Have fun making planner clips, even if you decide to keep them for yourself. 🙂

Thanks for stopping by my blog today to see How to Make a Sugar Skull Planner Clip. Make today an amazing day.

 

Mini Natures Glory Junk Journal

So I’m in love with this Natures Glory journal Kit by Calico College. So today, I’m sharing a Mini Natures Glory Junk Journal that I made. It’s a great little journal that will fit in a bag easily.

Colorful images, journal spots, and pockets, plenty of room to journal, add photos or other small mementos. When I pick up this journal and hold it in my hand, it makes me smile.

Video flip through for Mini Natures Glory Junk Journal.

For this journal, I asked my very sweet husband if he could print the pages at 5 x 7 in. He brought home a set of papers that were printed at 5 x 7 in. but I was hoping that he could get two images per a sheet of paper and explained better what I really wanted.

The next set of papers were just what I wanted. With these papers, I then proceeded to print journal lines on the back sides so there would be lots of room to journal.

I also printed journal lines on some linen text weight paper that I have in my stash. This paper is a pale green. But once I sprayed it with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists the green faded into pretty pinks, teals and purples.

This journal measures 3.75 inches by 5 inches tall and 1 inch thick. It has three signatures of 7 pages each, providing 84 pages in this tiny journal.

Since I had two sets of papers and one was actually smaller than the other I used one for the pages in the journal. The other set became journal spots or papers that could be taken out of the journal.

Washi tape and stamping was also used on many of the pages. I think I just love the idea that when you pick up this journal there really aren’t any blank white pages for you to be intimidated by instead, you will be inspired to write or doodle on the colorful pages.

A length of purple lace seam binding ties the journal close.

Journal making is a lot of fun. I’m really enjoying these digital kits from Calico Collage. The images that she uses in the kits are beautiful. Make sure to check out her shop to see all of the beautiful kits she offers.

Interested in purchasing this finished journal or other journals that I’ve made? Check out my store.

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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

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Handmade Natures Glory Junk Journal

I’ve made another Junk Journal. This Handmade Natures Glory Junk Journal features the digital journal kit from Calico Collage: Natures Glory. It is a beautiful digital kit with lots of flowers, butterflies, and moths.

This Handmade Natures Glory Junk Journal measures 5.5 in. x 7.25 in. with a 1.25 in. spine. There are three signatures with 7 to 8 pages in each.  This will make about 84 pages in the journal.

Handmade Natures Glory Junk Journal

For this kit I decided to print the pages and then on the backside print lines for journaling. This way I could trim the pages down to the image area and then fold, boom instant page.

So that I would have enough pages in the journal I used several scrapbook papers. These were twelve by twelve inch papers that I trimmed down to eight and a half by eleven inch. Then I printed journal lines on the backside of these pages.

Once I had all the papers on my work table I then started using a border punch on the edges of some of the papers. I love the beautiful look this gives the pages.

Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists are a beautiful way to add color to white pages. I’m not one that really likes the tea dye color for a whole page and for a whole journal. But using the Glimmer Mists gives beautiful color hues that blend well with this journal kit. And the added shimmer on the pages just makes you want to pet the paper.

Digging through my stamp stash I found some butterfly, flowers and a swirl stamp to use on some of the pages. Tim Holtz Distressed Inks were used as those had a light hue so that journaling could still be done over the stamping.

There are several pockets that I made throughout this journal. Some were from a random book in my stash. Others were from a dictionary that I picked up at a thrift store. If you ever feel like you can’t destroy a book check out the thrift store for books. Usually, these are very old and no one is going to collect these. Thus great books to pull apart for junk journals.

Recently I picked up a butterfly die and it is a great solid die. These were cut out of a gold yellow paper and placed in several of the pockets.

Here is a video flip through of this Handmade Natures Glory Junk Journal.

Journal making is a lot of fun. I’m really enjoying these digital kits from Calico Collage. The images that she uses in the kits are beautiful. Make sure to check out her shop to see all of the beautiful kits she offers.

Interested in purchasing this finished journal or other journals that I’ve made? Check out my store.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today.

Super Easy Watercolor Card Using Stamps

Want to know how to make a Super Easy Watercolor Card Using Stamps? Then you came to the blog on a perfect day. In my last inspiration box from Brutus Monroe, I got a wonderful Watercolor Background Stamp. Today, I’ll share how I made this card.

Super Easy Watercolor Card Using Stamps

What is super cool about the Watercolor Background stamp is that you will get the same impression over and over. You can choose to use the same colors or not. Want to duplicate the look? Easy just use the same colors and a stamp positioner like the MISTI and you will get a beautiful card every time.

Since I have a lot of purple cardstock in my stash I chose to use  Sea and Aubergine Surface inks from Brutus Monroe to make the background. I also used a little distress ink.

The Be Brave stamp set is a wonderful sentiment set, I use the Hello Sunshine stamp from the set. Detail Ink – Raven is the perfect black ink on projects and using the MISTI when stamping on textured paper makes sure I get a perfect impression.

Here is a video of how to make this Super Easy Watercolor Card Using Stamps

The best part about this card? It took under ten minutes to make. Want to make a bunch? Just get your paper ready and you can whip up a dozen of these cards in a flash.

What would be the colors you would use to make a card like this one? I plan to pull out more of my paper scraps and see what other color combos inspire me. This will be a great way to use up all those papers for sure.

Are you inspired? Hopefully seeing this card gives you an idea of cards you can make.

As always thank you so much for stopping by my blog today.

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 use Birthday Bears on a Greeting Card

The Birthday Bears arrived in the mail and it’s time to show you a card. How to use Birthday Bears on a Greeting Card. Using the Brutus Monroe Birthday Bears and Chameleon Pens to make a super cute greeting card. This project is also shared on the Brutus Monroe Blog too.

When I saw this set of bears I knew that these would be the perfect set to use my new Chameleon Pens to color the images.

How to use Birthday Bears on a Greeting Card

Isn’t this card super cute? I just love how sweet the image is on this card! The balloons are so fun to color with the Chameleon pens.

Supplies used for How to use Birthday Bears on a Greeting Card
Brutus Monroe Birthday Bears
Brutus Monroe Stamp Sleeve
MISTI
White Cardstock
Black Detail Ink – Raven
Chameleon Pens
Brutus Monroe Aubergine Ink
A2 greeting card
Scrapbook paper in purple print
Aleene’s Tacky White Glue
Bone folder
Fancy border Die cut in Purple
Vagabond
Zig Two Way Glue
Pop Dots
Purple hemp cord
Flat back self-adhesive pearls from Hobby Lobby

Video on How to use Birthday Bears on a Greeting Card

The way this card was made is super easy, as it involves stamping and coloring the images. There is no wrong way to color these images. What every looks good to you is perfect.

Since I used the Chameleon Pens I was able to get a pretty blended effect. Watercolor pencils could also be used just add a small amount and move with water to get the blended effect.

A great stamping tool is the MISTI as it can have several stamps loaded and then inked at one time. This is perfect if you want to create several of the same cards as you load the stamps once. Ink and then stamp for each card until you are done.

Today I used a die that I picked up from eBay. I love the design and I think it adds a bit of elegance to this whimsical birthday card.

Flat back pearls are perfect to add a nice touch of bling to the card. Then a small bow made from purple hemp finishes this card.

Head over to the Brutus Monroe Shop and pick up the Birthday Bears stamp set soon. You will love having this set to make art. You too can use the Birthday Bears on a Greeting Card.

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.

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today.

How to use Birthday Bears on a Greeting Card

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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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