Saturday, December 14, 2019

Let it Snow Planner Fun!


Let it Snow Planner Fun!



Hello from West Tennessee! We don't get much snow here but I fixed that by adding some beautiful snowflakes to my planner with Blank Page Muse Stamps in pastel colors. I love the snow but living in the south we don't see much of it. Let's get started!

Blank Page Muse Supplies

Let it Snow Words & Image
Mini Mandala Snowflakes

Other Supplies

Inks of choice (I used Distress Inks)
Acrylic Block
Xyron Tape Runner
Washi Tape
Watercolor Paper


First I used washi tape to divide my sections in the planner and stamp Let it Snow at the bottom of each page. Honestly it would be perfect alone on this page! Just an FYI I use the Xyron Adhesive to hold the stamps on the acrylic block. Just rub it off afterwards or use goo remover.



Next I used several pastel ink shades and randomly stamp the Mini Mandala Snowflakes all over the page and even off the sides.


Grab your watercolor paper and stamp Let it Snow at the bottom and then use the Mini Mandala Snowflakes to add along the right border of the paper.


Trim a wavy edge around the piece of stamped watercolor paper. Add some hand drawn lines and punch to fit into your planner. Voila! Instant journal card or to do list. If you laminated the card it could be used over and over. Just use Sharpie markers to write on them and alcohol to erase!


I hope you enjoyed my short little tutorial and be sure to check out all the links below for more Blank Page Muse goodness!!

I will be sharing more Blank Page Muse Planner layouts on my Instagram as well. 
Until next time....



Thursday, December 12, 2019

2020 Planner Pages with Christmas Stamps


Merry Christmas!!!
Pam here today and can you believe that Christmas is only 13 days away!
We are already looking into 2020 here on the Blank Page Muse Blog!!! 
SO...
Don't put your Blank Page Muse Christmas Stamps up because they will work perfect on you January Planner Pages!!!!


Begin by stamping your January pages randomly with the Pine Leaf Stamp from Blank Page Muse Classic Christmas Set using distress green inks. 
Stamp the "May the Joy of the Season Be Yours" sentiment from Blank Page Muse Classic Christmas Set on the page with black ink. 


Stamp "Noel" and "Have a Wonderful Christmas full of Love" from Blank Page Muse Classic Christmas Set on the adjoining page with black ink! 
Did you know that "Noel" can be traced further back to the Latin word natalis, which can mean "birthday" as a noun or "of or relating to birth" as an adjective. Isn't that cool to know!!!



Run border strips from Authentique Rejoice Pattern Paper through Xyron Disposable Sticker Maker! 


Stamp and color poinsettia flowers from the Blank Page Muse Classic Christmas Set on white paper; color with markers.


Fussy cut prepared poinsettia and run through Xyron 3" Disposable Sticker Maker. 



Stamp dove from Blank Page Muse Classic Christmas Set using black ink; color with makers. Fussy cut out.  


Add prepared poinsettias and border strips to planner pages. 


Add prepared dove to planner page with pop dots. 


Color "Noel" with green markers. Add circle embellishments created using circle punches. 


Stamp "Day" and small hearts inside of oval frame from Blank Page Muse Everyday Clear Planner Set using black ink. Fussy cut around image; add over the Christmas word using pop dots to create a new sentiment for January! 



I hope you are inspired to use all your Blank Page Muse Stamps for more than the seasons they were created for!!! Enjoy and happy planning! Pam

Supplies:
Blank Page Muse Classic Christmas Set
Blank Page Muse Everyday Clear Planner Set
Authentique Rejoice Collection
Xyron 3" Disposable Sticker Maker and Mega Tape Runner
Markers
Green Distress Inks
Black Ink
Pop Dots

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Shaker Holiday Ornament

Hello, hello. Samantha here with  the first of two fun and easy holiday ornaments to share with you.
Be sure to use code BPMDtSamantha2019 to save 15% off of your order!




You will need the following:


Cut two of the chipboard circles into frame shapes using a basic circle die. Paint the frames and chipboard circles with gold paint. Keep one of the circle and frame pairs for later.


Stamp and heat emboss the ice skating stamp onto your circle. 


After using hot glue to attach a ribbon line the outer edge of the circle in foam tape and the inner edge of the frame in double sided adhesive. Remove the backing from the double sided adhesive and adhere your acetate. Fill the well created by the foam tape on the circle with gems, sequins, beads, or anything else you'd like.



Press the frame onto the foam tape and that's it.




Thank you so much for stopping by. Make sure you're subscribed so that you won't miss style 2 of my holiday ornaments. 
Until next time,
Samantha

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Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Snowman Ornament

Hello! So glad you stopped by the Blank Page Muse Blog today. I have an upcycled project for you using some small wedding frames I found at the thrift store. I don't know about you but I like to find items thrifting and see what I can make with them.


I found these little frames in a wedding kit with the paper and all kinds of things to make invitations. I put those little frames in my embellishment box and there they sat, then I had an idea...


Using the snowman from the Country Vintage Christmas stamp set by Pam Bray, I stamped the snowman on the little pieces of cardstock that came in the wedding kit. I then used Tombow markers to color the snowman and added some Stickles for sparkle and snow.


After creating this first image on the cardstock, I decided I didn't like how thin the paper was and cut watercolor paper to fit the frame and did the image again on this substrate.

Next, using alcohol inks, color the white plastic frame. Squirt a drop or two out onto your workspace and rub the color on the frame with your finger. The frame is already a bit pearlescent creating a high shine to the piece.


Now that the image is dry, you can glue it to the frame and glue bakers twine to the paper on the back. You now have a cute upcycled snowman ornament that can be used for a package or the tree!!



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Monday, December 9, 2019

Angelic Mermaid Ornament

Hi BPM Fans!!

 It's December and Xmas is looming ever closer!!!

Hope you are enjoying our Quick Makes and Xmas ornaments so far this month!

I'm sharing a stamped fabric ornament - it's a little bit fiddly but so worth the effort when you see the end result!


Supplies:
Blank Page Muse Stamp: Kai Lana Mermaid designed by Stephanie Eaton
Scraps Calico Fabric
Brown or Black Ink Pad
Coloured Pencils
Sewing Machine
Stuffing/Hobby Fill
Sparkly flower ornament or puffy wings etc.
Fishing Line
Tools: strong clear glue, scissors, large eye needle, chopstick or poker to push stuffing in! 

Instructions:
Stamp "Kai Lana" onto the calico fabric with the brown ink pad and colour with coloured pencils. Colour to match your Xmas theme!


Layer the stamped coloured fabric piece onto another piece of scrap calico and using your sewing machine sew all around the stamped image (through both layers of fabric) as shown in the photo and trim as shown below.



Next step is to separate the two layers of fabric so you can carefully snip a slit in the back layer. Use this slit to add stuffing and use a chopstick or the like to push into the cavity.


Use your needle and fishing line to make a loop for hanging the ornament.


Use your strong glue to attach the wings. For this project I used the "petals" from some sparkly gold tree ornaments. This step covers the slit in the back of the ornament - saving you from having to sew it up!



Your angelic mermaid is now ready for hanging on your tree! 


Seasons Greetings

Sharon

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Saturday, December 7, 2019

Vintage Windows Christmas Greetings


I have been wanting to play with the new  Windows of Time Vintage Window & Shutters Art Rubber Stamps Set designed by A Vintage Girl.  I was so excited when they arrived, I stamped up this super cute Christmas Greeting Card.

Supplies Needed
Scenic patterned Paper
Cream Cardstock
Brown Ink
Stickles
die cut
twine

Start by stamping window from Blank Page Muse  Windows of Time Vintage Window & Shutters Art Rubber Stamps Set designed by A Vintage Girl onto a piece of scenic patterned paper.  Add stickles along window panes to simulate snow,  Set aside to dry.


Create card front by Stamping shutters from Blank Page Muse  Windows of Time Vintage Window & Shutters Art Rubber Stamps Set designed by A Vintage Girl onto cream card stock. 

 Mask off shutter area.


Remove mask and cut shutters along center and top and bottoms so that they open.  Adhere stamped scenic paper behind card front. Stamp greeting from Blank Page Muse Winter Wonderland Art Rubber Stamp Set. Add greeting and die and twine bow to finish. 


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Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Christmas Banner

Hello! So glad you stopped by the Blank Page Muse Blog today to see the Christmas Banner by Kelly. This fun and festive banner can be used for the entire holiday season and beyond!!

What do you do with all those leftover colored images? Make a banner for the holiday season!!



The banner is made with several stamps from the Country Vintage Christmas stamp set by Pam Bray, watercolor pencils, some string. Other tools you will need include a hole punch, brush, Stickles, and some water.


To start this project, you will need to stamp 3 presents, 2 stockings and 2 snowmen globes from the Country Vintage Christmas stamp set. You will then color them with your choice of medium, I used watercolors. Let them dry and add Stickles to all of the pieces, set aside.


Next, cut out all of the pieces, when you are cutting out the snowglobes, just continue around the globe for a round shape.


Now you will need to decide where to punch two 1/8" holes in each piece for the string to hold them. Line up the pieces in the order that you want them to be on your banner.




Using red and white bakers twine, thread it through each hole from the front so that the string is across the back of the stamped image. The holes are small so you do not need to tie the images in place.

Finished piece is about 30 inches long and can be hung on a small tree, across a fireplace mantle, or anywhere you would like to hang your finished banner!!

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