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Brutus Monroe Blog Hop

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Hi Crafty Friends! I am excited to be participating in a blog hop with my friends over at Brutus Monroe.


I had such a great time guest designing this month and I was honored to be asked to participate in the team blog hop.  For my project, I decided to showcase this beautiful paper collection called Rustic florals. 


This paper is so beautiful, and I knew when I saw it, I had to have it. I decided to create a layered card using this paper set and some black card stock.


So I started out by cutting my first layer using one rectangular dies I had in my stash.  Then I cut a piece of black card stock about 1/4 inch larger around the edged.  

Then I took then next smaller die and did the same thing and adhered this layer onto the first layer. 

I wanted my final layer to stand out a bit more, so I adhered that using some double sided foam tape.



I decided to go simple with my sentiment and cut out the word "HI" several times with one of my letter sets. As a final touch, I added some black …

Christmas in July Video Hop

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Hi everyone and welcome to Christmas in July video hop.  I have come together with a few crafty friends to get you inspired and offer some great techniques and tutorials for Christmas.  We know that it is hard to think about Christmas in July, but as a maker, I know the holiday season can be very stressful and the best way to avoid stress is to work ahead and be prepared!




This is a great opportunity to find new You tube channels, so if you like what you see, be sure to subscribe and comment on the videos.  Some of the channels will be having giveaways, so be sure to subscribe and comment for your chance to win. 



Be sure to comment on each video by July 31st. Prizes will be announced on August 5th. Here is a list of all the prizes:


$25 GC to Taylormadecards4u.comThree New Tonic Studios Rococo Christmas Dies $25 GC to Club Scrap CTMH “Yuletide Joy” stamp set$15 Gift Certificate (or Code) to Craftycity.com$20 Gift Card to WOW! Embossing Powder Crafty Box Of goodiesCrafty Envelope of Card Su…

Winter Wishes - Christmas in July

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Hi everyone. I am excited to be a guest designer over at Brutus Monroe. It was perfect timing to fit in with my Christmas in July series going on this month over on my You Tube Channel. 




The first card set I will be sharing with you were created using the Build a Snowman Stamp set.  When I saw this set, which has a warn top hat, it reminded me of the old Frosty the Snowman movie.  You remember the one, where Frosty comes to life when the magician's hat is placed on his head. I knew I had to get this set. So let me show you what I did. 

I started by stamping the hat, sunglasses, and scarf and fussy cut those items. I also stamped the snow man as I needed to fussy cut his carrot nose and arm twigs.


So I decided by stamping the melted snow on some white card stock.


I also stamped the snow man as I needed to fussy cut his carrot nose and arm twigs.

I used a Nuvo glue pen to glue down my pieces.  I found it was easier to glue them down first then color them. this ensured I did not smudge my…

Gingerbread House

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Hi everyone! Well as you probably know by now, I am celebrating all month long with my Christmas in July. I am also guest designing over on the Brutus Monroe blog so I thought it would be fun to incorporate some of his stamps into my series.




Today i am working with the stamp set called Gingerbread Village. This set is so cute and there are so many possibilities with it. Let me show you what I created.


I made a few cards using this stamp set and the first time I stamped everything on white card stock and colored in the images using my copic markers. But I know that everyone does not have copic markers, so I decided to show you another way to get around a lot of the coloring. 


Kraft Card stock is the perfect color for gingerbread. So I stamped my house and gingerbread man onto some kraft card stock.  Before fussy cutting the images, I adhered some double sided adhesive so that I could create stickers.  I find with smaller images, it is easier to use double sided adhesive that way I know th…