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 make a cactus themed greeting card

Sharing a project today, How to make a cactus themed greeting card. Using the Brutus Monroe stamp set Sharp StuffBrutus Monroe Detail Ink – Raven, Chameleon Pens, and Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists.

How to make a cactus themed greeting card

What I love about this stamp set is how easy it is to make different looks with the same stamps. There are so many options with this set, you are only limited by your imagination.

For this card, I stamped out the Sharp Stuff images on a piece of white cardstock. Colored the images with Chameleon Pens and then cut out each image.

The background was made using Tattered Angels Glimmer mists to give a really pretty green hue.

Once I had all the images ready to use I made an arrangement on the card and started adhering. I even used pop dots to add dimension.

When the pots of cactus were added to the card I then went back and made some shadows around the base of the pots. This helps anchor these to the card so they don’t look like they are floating in the air.

To help those that need visuals here is a video on How to make a cactus themed greeting card:

What style will you use with these stamps? Will you do something like mine where these are stamped and then cut out? Or do you like to make it look like the entry into a home. Add a door image and a step then add the pots around the entry.

The key is to have fun when you are creating. There is no right or wrong way, just the way you want it to look. Enjoy the creative process and make something that appeals to you.

Make sure you check out the Brutus Monroe Blog for other great creations by the Inspiration Team. Something new is shared every day.

How to make a cactus themed greeting card

Thanks for stopping by the blog today to see How to make a cactus themed greeting card. Make sure to pick up Sharp Stuff today.

 

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 Mask , Unicorn Greeting Card

Needing a greeting card to send to a friend I decided to make one and share How to Mask , Unicorn Greeting Card. This card will also be entered into a couple of challenges I found online.

How to Mask , Unicorn Greeting Card

Recently while out shopping I found the Hampton Art Mama Elephant Clear Stamp & Die Set-Over the Rainbow Which features Unipegs, Or Flying Unicorns. This set was so cute that I couldn’t pass it up!

Knowing that I wanted to keep this card simple and cute I decided to go with simple stamping and masking. The concept of masking is to stamp the image on a text weight piece of paper and place that over the image you want to be in the front.

To make a mask I do the following, I stamp the image on text weight paper, or a sticky note. I cut out the image and then on the backside I use Zig Two Way Glue. Let the glue air dry for a minute. This then turns the paper into a temporary sticky mask that will stay in place. Repeat these steps for all of the stamps that you want to mask on your project.

Once all of the masks are created it is time to create the card. Begin with loading the MISTI with the UniPeg, Rainbow Clouds and Hello Stamps. Ink with Brutus Monroe Detail ink – Raven, then stamp on white cardstock that has been cut at 4.20 in. x 5.45 in.

Place the masks for the Unipeg and Rainbow Clouds over the images. Stamp DOTS Stiched Clouds over the Unipeg and Rainbow Clouds. Place masks over the clouds.

Using the Ranger Blending tool and the Tim Holtz Distress Inks, Stormy Sky and Tumbled Glass blend on the card a background to represent sky and clouds.

Remove the masks when the background has been completed to satisfaction.

Color the Unipeg, clouds and Rainbow with Chameleon Pens.

How to Mask , Unicorn Greeting Card

Spray entire card  with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Pearl.

Highlight images with Tulip Dimensional Glitter glue. I even go around Hello to help it stand out as well.

How to Mask , Unicorn Greeting Card

Supplies Used for How to Mask , Unicorn Greeting Card
Mama Elephant Clear Stamp & Die Set-Over the Rainbow
Brutus Monroe Sharon’s Script Stamps – Hello
DOTS – Stitched Clouds
MISTI
Brutus Monroe Detail Ink – Raven
Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Stormy Sky and Tumbled Glass
Zig Two-Way Glue
Tulip Glitter Glue
Chameleon Pens
Self Adhesive Rhinestones
Ranger Blending Tool
Aleene’s Tacky Glue
White Cardstock
A2 Greeting Card
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists – Pearl

Here is a video of How to Mask , Unicorn Greeting Card

Isn’t this a fun card? I hope that my friend loves it!

I’m also entering in in a couple of challenges.

Entered in Sunny Day Crafting – A themed Challenge Blog; March Challenge – Rainbows.

Entered in Creatalicious Challenges – Challenge #111 Anything Goes + Optional Gems or Pearls.

Entered in Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge Blog – Challenge #54.

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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 Cut, Fold and Tuck with Spellbinders Whirl About die

You may have seen these dies and had no clue what to do. Today I’ll share How to Cut, Fold and Tuck with Spellbinders Whirl About die. These dies make beautiful projects. Paired with The Rinea Foil, Brutus Monroe stamp and inks today I’ll show you how to create this card.

How to Cut, Fold and Tuck with Spellbinders Whirl About die

When I saw this die at Tuesday Morning I just knew it would make a beautiful card using the Rinea Foil. I love that when using the two sided foil in two different colors how both colors can be seen.

How to Cut, Fold and Tuck with Spellbinders Whirl About die

Cut gold/purple Rinea Foil to just under 4.25 in. x 5.5 in. This will then leave a small white boarder when you place it on your card if you cut it just a little shy of the measurements. Die cut largest set of dies out of gold / purple Rinea Foil in the upper area of the paper with the Purple side up.

Fold over the the tabs and tuck under the points.

Take the negative left from the die cut and emboss with Flower Vine embossing folder with the gold side up. Adhere to white A2 greeting card with Thermoweb Memory Tape Runner XL.

Adhere Die cut in the center of negative with the Purple side up using Thermoweb Memory Tape Runner XL.

On a scrap of white cardstock stamp Happy Anniversary from Sharon’s Script set in Brutus Monroe Detail ink – Raven. Cut the ends into pennant shape. With an awl or small hole punch make two holes at each end. Place a round min gold brad in each hole. Add White Adhesive Foam Squares to the back and apply to the bottom of the card.

Finally, add a Gold Glitter Round Bling Gemstone Sticker to the center of the die cut shape. Enjoy your beautiful card.

Here is a video for How to Cut, Fold and Tuck with Spellbinders Whirl About die.

Supplies used for How to Cut, Fold and Tuck with Spellbinders Whirl About die:
Glossy Violet and Gold Rinea foil
Spellbinders Shapeabilities Whirl About die set
Brutus Monroe Stamp set Sharon’s Script
Brutus Monroe Detail Ink-Raven
Sizzix Textured Impressions Embossing Folders 2PK – Flower Vine & Twizzle Set by Dena Designs
Gold Glitter Round Bling Gemstone Stickers
Round Mini Gold Brads
Thermoweb Memory Tape Runner XL, 5/16-Inch-by-600-Inch
White Adhesive Foam Squares
Zig Two Way glue Pen
White card A2
Scrap of white cardstock
Vagabond Machine Inspired by Tim Holtz or other like die cutting machine

This card is so pretty that the person who gets it will want to proudly display it in their home or office.

How to Cut, Fold and Tuck with Spellbinders Whirl About die

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.

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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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The Happy Planner a Journal Page

The Happy Planner a Journal Page. Hello, everyone, I’m over on the Brutus Monroe blog with the Happy Planner journal page I made. Since I decided to go ahead and get on The Happy Planner band wagon and get one I thought I should add some art.

The Happy Planner a Journal Page

It was fun making a page to add to the planner. This will be something I’ll do often this year. I hope that you will follow along and enjoy seeing what I create. Enjoy The Happy Planner a Journal Page I made.

Supplies used for The Happy Planner a Journal Page:
Brutus Monroe Conservatory & Quotes Stamp Set
Brutus Monroe Detail Ink – Raven
Brutus Monroe Aubergine ink
7gypsies Architextures 8 x 8 paper
Card stock – pink, white, teal and some scraps.
Chalk Shimmer Spray – Sage, Sea and Zest
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists: Party Pink, Turquoise Blue, Vintage Pink, Iridescent Gold
Tattered Angels High Impact Paint – White
Karen Foster Scrappers’s Floss in Pink
Tim Holtz Alterations die Mixed Media
Spellbinder Circle Die
Unknown Butterfly die
Unknown Wreath Die

Thanks for stopping by today.

The Happy Planner a Journal Page. Hello everyone I'm over on the Brutus Monroe blog with the Happy Planner journal page I made. Since I decided to go ahead

This project has been entered in the following challenges:
Craftyhazelnut’s Patterned Paper March 2017 Challenge
DL.ART MARCH LINKY challenge.

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.