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Fall Flower DIY Home Decor

Fall Flower DIY Home Decor

Add personality to your front entrance this season with a fall flower DIY home decor item. The ever-popular daisy punch and coordinating stamp set make it quick to build these 3D flowers in autumn colours. I think they look pretty much like mums…what do you think?

fall flower DIY home decor

Yes? It’s a great example of how to get more mileage out of your stamps and punches. Here, it’s only paper colour mods that totally change up the look.  Compare it to the daisy on my DIY Clipboard to see the difference.

All you need is an inexpensive canvas frame from the dollar store for this project. This one measures 6” square. While it’s easy to get a rectangular shape, this shape is a bit more unexpected.

I first stamped my letters in Early Espresso ink to ensure I had enough space for them. TIP: Be careful when stamping onto the canvas as there isn’t any sturdy backing on it. To compensate, I held an acrylic block underneath then stamped my letter. I learned this after I stamped my first letter lol! When I started to colour in my “F” with a marker (see it at the top?) I thought I actually liked it better where you could see the canvas texture. So I left the rest of the letters alone!

To tie all the colours together, I sponged Old Olive and Early Espresso ink around the outside edges of the frame with a Stampin’ Sponge. It really added to the overall effect and softened the bright white.

fall flower DIY home decor

For ease, I used my Versamark pad to give tone-on-tone colour for my flower and leaf details. Using four colours of cardstock for my flowers, I was really happy with the coordination. Here are some TIPS to make them three dimensional.

  • Stamp and punch each flower two times per colour of cardstock
  • Use your bone folder to shape the petals but running it lightly underneath the petal
  • Lay one petal over the top of the second, offsetting slightly so you see the petal underneath
  • Use Soft Suede ink on a sponge dauber to lightly swirl ink into the middle of the flower
  • Stamp, punch out then glue leaf behind a petal (you can shape these too if you like)
  • Overlap petals when gluing down to canvas so they are clustered together
  • Attach a large gold faceted gem AFTER adhering to your canvas

Here’s everything you need to recreate a fall flower DIY home decor piece like this yourself.

fall flower DIY home decor

Even though this is a small item, the vibrant colours all coordinate to create an eye-catching piece. It’s just another way to get some extra life from your daisy punch and bundle. Pull them out again and create a fall flower DIY home decor piece to decorate this season.

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Dog Lovers Christmas Cards in a Snap

Dog Lovers Christmas Cards in a Snap

When you need to create dog lovers Christmas cards in a snap, this is the card! What’s even better? I’m featuring it on my Keep It Simple Sunday so you know it’s ULTRA FAST. Plus it’s absolutely adorable and fun to make! Take a peek!

dog lovers Christmas cards in a snap

I’ll bet you have a dog lover in your life – or you may be one yourself. But you don’t even need to LOVE our furry friends to smile at this adorable fella. And although this little guy doesn’t quite look like my canine buddy, I would sure love to get a greeting like this over the holidays.

The textured Watercolored paper pairs exceptionally well with the Basic Black and Real Red. In fact, my last Keep It Simple Sunday project featured these same bold colours. There are only a few steps to make it too. Before we get to that, take a little closer view.

dog lovers Christmas cards in a snap

Ingredients

  • Watercolour paper 2 5/8” x 2 5/8”
  • Basic Black cardstock 2 3/4” x 2 3/4”
  • Real Red cardstock 3” x 6” scored at 3”

Recipe

  1. Stamp dog image and greeting in Basic Black Archival ink on watercolour square
  2. Colour hat with Real Red Stampin’ Write marker
  3. Optional: Scribble Basic Black marker on acrylic block and pick up with Aquapainter to shade under dog’s paws
  4. Glue watercolour square to Basic Black square then to folded Real Red card
  5. Attach Black Rhinestone to his nose

Part of this card’s charm is its size…only 3” x 3” so it will tuck in just about anywhere. It would even make a great tag on a Christmas present. Not to mention, it’s very economical. One of these is only 33 cents! Even if you add one of the new 3”x3” Whisper White envelopes, it’s under 60 cents!  You’re not going to break the bank on this holiday greeting!

If you don’t already have a Real Red Stampin’  Write marker, you’re in luck!  Normally you would need to order the full Brights set (which isn’t really an awful thing if you’re crazy for Stampin’ Up!’s fully coordinated colouring like me!).  But right now, you’ll find the Old Olve and Real Red markers are packaged together for your holiday greetings.  Bonus!!

Because it’s so simple, I want to show you one that’s just a teeny step up. Add the super glitzy Dazzling Diamonds glitter with your Fine Tip Glue Pen and frame it with a scalloped square. Even though it was cute already, now it’s beyond CUTE!

dog lovers Christmas cards in a snap

To make these little cards yourself, you only need a few items.

Your holiday greetings don’t need to be big or extravagant. Sometimes cute and simple fits the bill wonderfully. And when you craft up a bunch of these dog lovers Christmas cards in a snap, it may be just the ticket for your canine crazy friends!

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Brush Letter Handmade Cards with Stampin’ Up! Markers

Brush Letter Handmade Cards with Stampin’ Up! Markers

You can get even more personalized with your paper crafting and brush letter handmade cards with Stampin’ Up! markers. Design your own greetings, customize your envelopes and develop your own style to create cards like this lemon lime twist thank you. It’s SO fun you won’t want to stop!

brush letter handmade cards with Stampin' Up! markers

When the new Lemon-Lime Twist In Color was announced in the 2017-18 Annual Catalogue, I just KNEW it begged for a white and black combination. And this was the very first card I designed. I was excited to use three of my all time favourite GO-TO tools in new designs:

  • a pretty punch (the awesome Starburst one)
  • a terrific textured impressions embossing folder (the cool new Oh My Stars)
  • the very versatile Stampin’ Write marker (in new Lemon Lime Twist)

Jazzed up with some silver glimmer paper and basic rhinestones, the card came together very quickly. At the time, I didn’t have a big enough word stamp for my greeting (yes I have since fixed THAT problem!). So with that versatile Stampin’ Write marker and a journaling pen, I created my own. When you do so, you can play around with different sizes of letters and combinations of lettering styles. I wanted to stress the “thank” in thank you, so made it larger with my brush tip, adding the “you” in my own handwriting beneath it.

Here’s another peek.

brush letter handmade cards with Stampin' Up! markers

I’ve done the same type of thing with my birthday card here. If you’ve never picked up a pen and played with brush lettering before and think you can’t do this, not to worry.  My Basic Brush Lowercase Letters online class walks you through this fun alphabet step by step with pdf’s and videos. Learn more about it by clicking on this button.

To brush letter handmade cards with Stampin’ Up! markers just like this one, here’s what you need.

You Can Make It Too

2017-2019 In Color Stampin' Write Markers

$20.50

Journaling Pens

$6.75

Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock

$11.25

Lemon Lime Twist 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

$10.00

Silver Glimmer Paper

$6.75

Basic Black 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock

$10.00

Oh My Stars Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

$10.00

Layering Circle Framelits Dies

$46.00

Rhinestone Basic Jewels

$6.75

Liquid Multipurpose Glue

$5.25

Everyone can learn to make beautiful cards just like this one.

brush letter handmade cards with Stampin' Up! markers

 

It’s easier than you think. Spend a few hours and take my online class. You’ll be happy you did when you begin to design customized brush letter handmade cards with Stampin’ Up! markers.

Get Started With Calligraphy with Brush Lettering

Get Started With Calligraphy with Brush Lettering

Have you wondered how to get started with calligraphy with brush lettering? These letters are ALL over the internet!  In ads, on Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram, YouTube!   They’re fun, casual and SUPER easy to master with my instructional videos and PDFs! My birthday card today showcases plain and basic black letters against a cool background.

get started with calligraphy with brush lettering

The bold black just POPS against the colourful background, doesn’t it? My brush of choice for beginners is Stampin’ Write markers.  Why? The brush is flexible enough so you can get the technique and all the letters down pat without worrying about keeping a too-flexible tip in line! So you get right to building beautiful letters! And with all the colours available, the colour coordination with all your inks and papers is easy peasy!

Take another look at how striking this simple lettering is.

get started with calligraphy with brush lettering

My cute treat holder shows you another great idea for putting your letters to use!  Fancy up your envelopes, make one-of-a-kind tags and doodle to your heart’s content.  Once you start playing, you’ll never want to stop!

My Basic Lowercase Brush online class shows you EXACTLY how you can get started with calligraphy with brush lettering. In no time you’ll be creating letters just like these yourself. Jam packed with videos and pdfs, it feels like I’m standing right there helping!

Watch my short video to see my brush lettering in action.

Folks so far are having a ball! Joan says: “I have been doing some practice letters and words and love it.  Your video is awesome — just love your fabulous instructions and your calm and encouraging approach!!”

Want to learn more? Click on the button now!

Here’s a final look at this happy card.

get started with calligraphy with brush lettering

This cool and trendy lettering is here to stay.   So why not learn it today? It’s easy!  I absolutely know once you start, you’ll be hooked!  In fact, you’ll be wondering why you didn’t get started with calligraphy with brush lettering sooner!

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Quick and Easy Brush Marker Lettering Gifts

Quick and Easy Brush Marker Lettering Gifts

Did you see my quick and easy brush marker lettering gifts? When you’re pulling things together at the last minute, like I usually am, make one of these in just a few minutes! My candy pouch would be ideal for a young friend celebrating a birthday. Or maybe as a little hostess gift when you score a free meal invite…or even to cheer anyone up when they just need a hug.

quick and easy brush marker lettering gifts

Isn’t it a sweet little gift? Here are all the step to create your own quick and easy brush marker lettering gifts just like it.

Ingredients

  • Tempting Turquoise cardstock cut to 11” x 2”, scored at 4 3/4” and 6 1/4″
  • Whisper White cut to 4 1/8” x 1 1/2” and a scrap at least 3” square
  • Berry Burst cut to 4 3/8” x 1 3/4”
  • Berry Burst ribbon (8” piece)
  • 1/8” gold ribbon (8” piece)

Recipe

  1. Stamp the medallion flower image from the Eastern Beauty stamp set randomly on the Tempting Turquoise cardstock, using Tempting Turquoise ink
  2. Stamp again, overlapping the flower and ROTATING the stamp slightly while lining up the centre
  3. Then repeat stamping the flower image onto your strip of Whisper White on the bottom edg
  4. Lastly, on your 3” piece of Whisper White, stamp the flower once in Tempting Turquoise, clean your stamp, the stamp a second time in Berry Burst
  5. Cut out the flower from the 3” piece using your scissors
  6. Punch both ends of the longer Tempting Turquoise cardstock with your Scalloped Tag Topper punch
  7. Fold along the score lines
  8. Insert both the gold and Berry Burst ribbons through both slots and knot once; let the gold ends fall out and continue tying the Berry Burst bow

Then get busy with your own brush marker lettering to create the perfect sentiment. No need for a stamp! Write whatever you want. How freeing is that? How can you do this, you ask? It’s really quite simple with my online Brush Marker Lowercase Lettering for Papercrafters class. Here’s what my students are saying…

“I have really enjoyed just watching the first three videos and am excited to get started.”

“I love your clear and concise instruction!”

“Had you not made your students aware that all brush markers are not created equal I would have assumed I was doing something incorrectly. So, thank you for again minimizing doubt in a beginner!!!”

quick and easy brush marker lettering gifts

 

After you’ve lettered your greeting on your strip of Whisper White, you’re almost done!

  1. Glue the greeting to your Berry Burst cardstock
  2. Use a glue dot to attach it to your gift
  3. Attach your medallion flower with dimensionals over top of the greeting
  4. Colour your rhinestones and attach to decorate the centre of your flowers and the tag itself

 

quick and easy brush marker lettering gifts

Not only is this lettering super for gifts, your cards will take on new life!  Here’s a super quick Mother’s Day card you might like too.  You’ll find lettering with this trendy style lets you be in the drivers’ seat. Say WHATever you want, WHENever you want! No more searching for just the right stamp, only to find, you don’t actually OWN it!! Once you get going with these letters, you’ll have a ball creating quick and easy brush marker lettering gifts – and lots of other items!

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