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Make a Simple Holiday Card with Brush Marker Lettering

Make a simple holiday card with brush marker lettering and a Stampin’ Write marker.  Take my Basic Brush Lettering for Papercrafters online class and you CAN dress up your holiday greetings in your own style.

Then colour it up and add some fun glitz and glamour with the Making Christmas Bright stamps and your stamp pad refills.

Let’s see it.

Create Bright Lightbulbs and Make a Simple Holiday Card

Isn’t that new Poppy Parade red to die for?  With a little more orange than Real Red and brighter than Cherry Cobbler, it’s a red I HAD to add into my collection.

Plus what’s not to like about perfectly matched brush marker letters and cardstock?  And shiny, dimensional lightbulbs?

Let’s take a closer peek before I tell you how to achieve those glitzy bulbs.

Make a Simple Holiday Card to WOW This Year

Brush marker lettering is fun and easy to learn.  With just a bit of practice you’ll be able to WOW your family and friends with your hand lettered Christmas cards.

YES, you can learn this in time for Christmas with my online class, Lowercase Brush Marker Lettering for Papercrafters.  What’s all you need?

  • A Stampin’ Write marker in the colour of your choice
  • Some graph paper (or why not use our Grid Paper?)
  • A pencil and a ruler
  • a few hours of time

That’s it!  Oh, and my five step-by-step videos and full colour pdfs and guide sheets.  I’ve got you fully covered so you won’t miss a thing.

Get them here or by clicking the button below.

Make a Simple Holiday Card


Here’s a simple trick to make your own version of these fun lightbulbs.

  1. Gloss them up by mixing together a drop of your ink refill colour and a drop of your Fine Tip glue.  I used four colours: Poppy Parade, Balmy Blue, Daffodil Delight and Garden Green for mine.  (See all my directions here.)
  2. Brush your mixture on with a clean Aqua Painter.
  3. Immediately rinse your Aqua Painter with clear water and set aside to dry.
  4. Let your bulbs dry.  (And when you think they’re dry, wait LONGER!)

You’ll have vibrant colour with a high gloss shine just like mine.

Make a Simple Holiday Card to WOW Them This Year

What are a few other details of this simple design?

  • Use your own handwriting and a Journaling pen for the “merry and” portion of the greeting.
  • Letter the “bright” first, then the “merry and” above it.  Don’t worry about trying to keep it centred.
  • Lastly stamp the lightbulb string in Memento ink and let dry. (Or give it a shot with your heat tool.)
  • Change up the Swirls & Curls embossed cardstock by showing the “debossed” side out.
  • Add interest by having the focal point the entire width of the card.

So what are you waiting for?  Grab my class, get out your Stampin’ Write markers and start lettering to beat the band.

Here are all the supplies I used on this card.

Make a Simple Holiday Card with Your Own Brush Marker Lettering

If you love this type of lettering, take a peek at my other Christmas design.

And look how cute your kids or grandkids’ names could be hand lettered for their rooms.

There are no limits to the uses you’ll find your brush marker lettering.  Home decor, journals, scrapbooking…  Or you might just use it to make a simple holiday card that will be sure to impress everyone who receives it!

Lettering Your Kids Lunch Bags for School

What a great idea – lettering your kids lunch bags for school! And it’s so quick and easy once you take my online Basic Brush Lettering class.  

Yikes!  It’s back to school season right around the corner.  Did you look forward to the school bell ringing after summer? Or did your mom need to bundle you on the bus, kicking and screaming on the first day?  

I was the jump-up-and-down-excited-can-hardly-wait kinda kid (bet you guessed that!). And I would have adored getting a fancy bag like this along with my PB&J sandwich.

fun up lunch hour with lettering your kids lunch bags for school


Now, you might not want to do this EVERY single day of the school year.  But how special will your little tyke feel when they pull a bag like this out of their backpack?

how much fun is it lettering your kids lunch bags for school

With an inexpensive, non-intimidating lunch bag, what a fantastic way to get some lettering practice in.  And BON-us.  It’s fully recyclable if you really screw up your brush marker lettering.  But about the only way that can happen is if you misspell your child’s name. 

(You may titter a bit, but believe me, it can happen!)  Picture yourself concentrating, tongue stuck out the side of your mouth and your hand clenched around that marker.  You’ll probably even misspell your OWN name.  (You wouldn’t believe how many times I’ve lettered “Happy Birtday” on a card or gift bag! 😜)

But relax!  Chalk it all up as a great opportunity to have fun.  And I’ll bet your kids will be auctioning off their butterscotch puddings to give their besties a glance at how cool their bag is! 


So how do you go about lettering your kids lunch bags for school?

  1. Grab a Stampin’ Write marker in your colour of choice along with some paper (grid is awesome), a pencil and ruler
  2. Download my short online brush marker lettering class with pdf’s and videos
  3. Set aside an hour or two so you can watch and play along with me
  4. Get down to your dollar store and grab yourself some plain brown lunch bags

Just click the button to get started.

how much fun is it lettering your kids lunch bags for school

Want some ideas for lettering your kids lunch bags for school?

  • Repeat her name a few times like I did with Emma’s bag.
  • Change your colours of Stampin’ Write markers on the same bag.
  • Glue on some coordinating patterned paper.
  • Brush letter some of the bag and use your own handwriting for other notes like on this Christmas card.
  • Add a rubber stamped image and colour it in with your Stampin’ Writes.
  • Tack on some embellishments like glittery rhinestones, pretty pearls, button brads or glitter dots.
  • Add more colour inside your strokes like you see here.
  • Change the colour for every letter of your child’s name just like this.

Really the sky’s the limit.  Set aside a half an hour in your craft space.  Get out your Stampin’ Write markers and you’ll have lunch bags galore to spark up the back-to-school season. 

Need a few of your own back-to-school supplies to help you get started?  I’ve got everything here for you I used.

Lettering Your Kids Lunch Bags for School

2016-2018 In Color Stampin' Write Markers

2016-2018 In Color Stampin’ Write Markers

start lettering your kids lunch bags for school

make them feel special with lettering your kids lunch bags for school

Everyone LOVES to see their name lettered – on just about anything!  So why not make it practical as well as a way to send a kiss to your little ones during the lunch hour?

Take my online class at your own pace.  All it takes is a couple hours.  Then you’ll be well on your way to lettering your kids lunch bags for school – and maybe even all their friends’ lunches too!

Make a Brush Lettered Mothers Day Card | VIDEO

You still have time to make a brush lettered Mothers Day card!

WOW your mom with your own hand lettering using Stampin’ Up!’s Stampin’ Write markers and my simple online tutorial.  Flexible enough for beautiful script lettering, and firm enough for beginners, I recommend the Stampin’ Writes for starter letterers.  Pull out yours today!

Let’s take a peek at a pretty card perfect for mom!

make a brush lettered mothers day card

Don’t you just love navy and yellow together? When you use your designer series paper (this one is Daisy Delight, THE most popular from the 2017-18 annual catalogue and now retired 🙁) it is SO easy to match your lettering to your design.

So my colours are Night of Navy, Daffodil Delight and Pear Pizzazz against crisp Whisper White.  So classy, fresh and fun – just like Mom!

Let me show you my video where I make a brush lettered Mothers Day card in less than two minutes!


Learn to letter like this yourself with my online video tutorial.  And before you say, “I can’t do that”…YES you absolutely can!  See what others are saying!  


I’ve shadowed the letters for my card today with the narrow end of my Night of Navy Stampin Write marker, but you don’t have to and it will be done even sooner. Here’s another, with simpler lettering you will start with, equally as pretty for Mom that doesn’t have any shading or flourishes.

I’m excited for you to start to learn to letter with this trendy style right NOW! Let’s dive in!


make a brush lettered mothers day card


Your card goes together ultra quick with a simple design like this. Here’s how to put together the flower embellisment.

  • One Daisy punch, punched three times, layered and glued off-centre on top of each other
  • One Leaf punch, punched three times, glued in behind your flower to peek out
  • A gold faceted gem to create a sparkly stamen
  • Adhere to your card with one dimensional and…

Voila! a beautiful card to celebrate a special lady.

Everything you need is right here to make your own card.  I suspect you might even have it all in your stash of goodies.  Go get it and let’s get lettering together!

make a brush lettered mothers day card


Why not give it a try?  Pull out those Stampin’ Write markers and create your own hand lettered design!

Once you start, and with a little practice, not only will you be able to brush letter a Mothers Day card – ANY greeting, ALL occasions and ANY sentiment is now at your fingertips!



Learn Brush Marker Lettering with Stampin Write Markers

Want to learn brush marker lettering with Stampin Write markers? It’s super fun, on trend, and the best part? You don’t have to go anywhere to learn! I come to YOU with my step-by-step videos and lettering guide sheets to help you learn – and master – this fun lettering style.

See it action!

Once you start lettering with your Stampin’ Writes, the sky’s the limit on how you’re going to use your new skill. Journals, scrapbook pages, home decor – and of course, paper crafting.

Make cards just like I did on these thank you’s I sent to customers a few weeks ago.

learn brush marker lettering with Stampin write markers

How about we take a closer look at one?

learn brush marker lettering with stampin write markers

So why exactly do I know you will absolutely LOVE when you…

Learn brush marker lettering with Stampin Write markers?

  1. You can create ANY greeting you want ANY time you want to
  2. Your marker colour perfectly COORDINATES with your card
  3. You can create awesome gifts for loved ones just like these – in minutes!
  4. Your envelopes will WOW your postman (not to mention your card recipient! ☺️) Take a look at this one I sent to my friend a while ago.

Plus…you get unlimited access to my pdf guide sheets and detailed videos. So you get to learn at your OWN pace, according to your OWN schedule.

learn brush marker lettering with stampin write markers

So let’s talk a bit about this card!

Don’t these cheerful colours just POP off the page at you? The Sale-a-bration Bubbles & Fizz paper (FREE until March 31st) is so darn happy, I had to use it for thank you’s. After all, what’s NOT to love about Calypso Coral, Lemon-Lime Twist, Bermuda Bay and Daffodil Delight all mixed together with Basic Grey and Whisper White?

Recognize the “YOU”? The Celebrate You thinlits are another FREE Sale-a-bration item and are perfect for this card. I ran the YOU through the Big Shot several times in the bold colours so I could mix up my cards a bit.

While my cards are thank you’s, what else could you make once you’ve got the brush marker lettering figured out? How about “thinking of you” or “for you” or “a wish for you”.  I bet you can easily think up a couple more you’d make!

A TIP: Because the designer paper has lots of colour and patterns, my banner and the card itself add a spot of “rest” for the eye. Simple gray on white lettering with a grey card are not too busy and stand out much better than if we had lettered directly onto some patterned paper.

Want to get started right away with your own brush marker lettering?

So what do you need to brush marker letter?  Really only TWO things:

  1. some paper
  2. a Stampin Write marker  – my favourite choice for beginner letterers.  See why I think so here.

…plus a ruler, pencil and eraser, that’s it!

And you know what?  Take my online lowercase brush marker lettering right now, and you’ll be creating cards just like these before next week!  Here’s all you need to get started!

So did you take the plunge and sign on? Or do you think you haven’t got enough skill in your little pinky to make letters like mine?

If that’s the case, I’ve got two words for you! Tish tosh!!

Of course you can! I’ve taught all kinds of folks so I know that absolutely everyone can master this lettering with a little practice! I walk you step-by-step through all the strokes so it’s just like I’m there peeking right over your shoulder with my marker in hand!

Go head, click that button! There’s no time like NOW to learn brush marker lettering with Stampin Write markers!

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