Sunday, August 25, 2019

A Fairy Magical Bookmark!

Hello!  Susie on the blog today with a "Magical" bookmark!

"Once upon a time..." is a phrase that brings back so many happy memories.  I remember the Christmas my parents gave me my first real book - a huge collection of fairy tales.  This was a book that was heavy on words and light on illustrations so my imagination was instantly engaged.  That was (and still is) a book that deserves a very special bookmark!

Time to play...

Blank Page Muse Anime Fairies & Baby Dragons Fantasy Art Rubber Stamp Sheet Set SC62
Fabric Tag
Archival Black Ink
Walnut Hollow Colored Pencils - Jasmine, Pink Rose, Green, Celadon Green, Deco Blue
Stickles - Lavender, Icicle, Lime Green
Clearsnap ColorBox Blends - Pansy
Seam binding
Stamping platform
Craft mat

Select desired fairy stamp from set and position in stamping platform with sentiment stamp.

Stamp onto fabric bookmark with Archival black ink.

Color image as desired with colored pencils.

Add a layer of color coordinated glitter glue to accent the image.

Color coordinate seam binding.

Tie seam binding onto top of bookmark.

Enjoy the sparkle and shine of your "magical" fairy creation!

I think this would be perfect to add to a gift of fairy tale books for a special young lady!  Creating for a young man?  No worries - this stamp set also comes with dragons!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you find some time to play today!

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Saturday, August 24, 2019


Hello, hello! Samantha here with an "enlightening" card to share with you today. I must preface this tutorial with the warning that this card is a snarky one and there will be a very mild swear word involved. If that is something you are uncomfortable with please go no further.

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Let's get started! For this card you will need the following supplies:
  • The Incandescent Light Bulb Art Rubber Stamp
  • Inks in a multitude of colors
  • A label maker
  • A black A2 sized card base
  • White cardstock cut to 4" x 5.5"
  • Clear embossing powder
  • Sticky embossing ink pad
  • Dimensional foam adhesive

Begin by stamping the light bulb all over your white cardstock panel in many different colors of ink.

Stamp the light bulb onto a scrap piece of white cardstock. Cover it in sticky embossing ink on only the glass part of the image. Heat set with clear embossing powder. Do this over and over again until you get your desired thickness. I believe I did this about twenty times in all. This gives the light bulb a super cool dimensional appearance.

Carefully cut the light bulb out. Here is a closeup and I want you to look carefully at the following image because I want to show you something.

Do you see the difference between this image and the first? In the above image I went around the edges with a black marker. This is something I do to all the images I fussy cut because it gives them a more finished appearance.

Mount your card panel to your cardbase. I like how trimming the panel to 4" x 5.5" gives us a border on just the sides. Add your fussy cut light bulb to the card panel with dimensional foam adhesive.

Use your label maker to spell out the phrase "Some people are like light bulbs". Layer onto scrap cardstock in the color of your choice, trim and adhere to the card front. I'll let you see for yourself what the inside, snarky sentiment will say. Once more, please do not look if mild swearing bothers you.

So, what do you think? Be sure to head on over to the BPM Facebook Fan group and tell us what your thoughts on snarky cards like this are. Do you like them? Are there any snarky sentiments you would like to see paired with a BPM stamp and made into a card? 

Until next time,

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Friday, August 23, 2019

August 23rd for Fan Art Friday!

Welcome to Fan Art Friday! Here are some ideas to help get your creative juices flowing!
Do you want to be featured in future Fan Art Fridays? 
Please join our Face Book Fan Page.
If you share the blog post that features your card, 
(on Facebook or Instagram)
We will enter you in to win a grab bag stash of stamps for that month! 

By: Anne Squire
BPM Stamps used: 

Sea You Soon
BPM Stamps used: Mermaid Fantasy

BPM Stamps used: Mermaid Fantasy

BPM Stamps used: Mermaid Fantasy

That's all for now, Please join our Face Book Fan Page. to share your creations!

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Butterfly Love...

Hi Everyone!

I hope you have all been enjoying the DT makes this month and getting some ideas and inspiration for layering on your creations!
Today I am sharing some mini "moo" sized gift cards - perfect for attaching to little gifts!
They are quick and easy to make and you can use any Blank Page Muse stamps you have on hand ad you can make them any size you like - I like the mini size - they are nice and cute and they were perfect for my little jar of bath salts!
Blank Page Muse Stamp Set: Heart of Nature Butterflies Bees by Donna Gray
Blank Page Muse Stamp: "Love" word Dandelion Wishes Set or ay other little word stamp
Embossing Pad and fine Black & White Embossing Powder
Black card - cut to 140mm x 28mm plus extra black card
Scrap of painty card - cut to 66mm x 25mm
Small piece of white card/paper to glue inside gift card for writing greeting
Embellishments: string/twine and small piece muslin
Tools: heat gun, ruler, scissors, knife, glue, double sided tape or glue stick, hole punch
Cut your black background card to size and score in the middle and fold in half.

Cut your "painty" card to just smaller than the front of the base cards so when it is ready to adhere it leaves a nice black border around the outside.

Next step is to stamp and emboss all the card elements. Use the garland flowers to stamp on the painty card with theblack embossing powder. Stamp the small butterfly onto black card and emboss with white powder and fussy cut. Stamp the "love" word onto black card and emboss in white and free hand cut the word.

Glue the embossed painty card to the gift card front and then arrange and glue your butterfly, muslin cloth and word to the front.

Use a small hole punch and punch a hole in the top corner of the card to attach twine.

Hope you have enjoyed my embossed and layered gift tags - a perfect way to personalise your gifts - even better if your gifts are also handmade!!

Have a wonderful week!
Happy stamping!
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Wednesday, August 21, 2019

DIY Party Games

Hello!  Susie on the blog today with a DIY twist on a traditional party game!

Most of us have played "pin the tail on the donkey" in our lifetimes, right?  It's a simple party game that is fun for all ages.    I remember a fairy themed party I had for my daughter when she was in 1st grade and we adapted that game to "put a flower in the fairy's hair" with a store bought poster.  I have re-created the game for you today using a really cute winking fairy from one of the Anime Fairy rubber stamp sets!

Time to play...

Blank Page Muse Winking Fairy Fantasy Art Rubber Stamp 
Blank Page Muse Flower from the Scribble & Scratch Mixed MediaSet 2
Projector for tracing
White paper
Black ink
Poster Board
Permanent Black Marker
Acrylic Paints - Skin tone, Bright Green, Purple, White, Blue
ColorBox Blends 2 - Melon, Sunshine, Pansy, Tutu, Stop, Wildberry
Therm O Web Zots

Begin by stamping the image of your choice onto white cardstock with black ink.

Project stamped image onto a poster board.

Using a pencil, trace the image onto the poster board.

Using a permanent black marker, trace over the pencil lines being careful not to smear your work as  you go.  Color as desired using acrylic paints.

Stamp flower image onto cardstock multiple times.  Make each flower a different color then trim them out with scissors.  (Option:  Allow party guests to color their own flowers)

Add an adhesive dot to the back of each flower.

Using a permanent black marker, place a small "x" on the fairy poster to mark the target spot for the party-goers.

Follow the rules for "pin the tail on the donkey" and have fun!

A lot of birthday parties these days seem to have themes so be sure to check out your rubber stamps to help decorate and plan for fun.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you find some time to play today!

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Monday, August 19, 2019

Unicorn Magical Artist Trading Coins

Unicorn Wishes and greeting to you!  Today I am excited to share these Artist Trading Coins I created using the new Blank Page Muse Unicorn Wishes Moon Stars & Words Art Rubber Stamp Set designed by Donna Gray .

Distress Ink
Watercolor paper
Circle Punch
Ink -  Versamark, Archival
Holographic Embossing powder
Black Embossing powder
Sticker Sentiments

Start by creating your background by blending several colors of Distress Inks onto

Splatter with water if desired.  Stamp diamond background stamp from Blank Page Muse Classic Spark Stamp Set with archival ink.  While ink still wet add holographic embossing powder and heat emboss.

Stamp Blank Page Muse Unicorn Wishes Moon Stars & Words Art Rubber Stamp Set designed by Donna Gray  and emboss with black embossing powder.

Punch coins using circle punch.  I Saved the left over paper and created a bookmark (see below) 

Stamp back side of coins with Blank Page Muse Scribble Flowers Border Artist Trading Coins Stamp. Add sentiments to finish!

And here is a close up of the "scrap" book mark.

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Saturday, August 17, 2019

Body Positive Mermaid Memorydex Card

Hello, hello! Samantha here again sharing a fun project with you all today. I am in love with the mermaid stamp from the Kai Lana & Friends Mermaid Jellyfish Starfish Art Rubbers stamp set by Stephanie Eaton. She's unlike any mermaid stamp I've ever seen. Typically mermaid stamps feature slender, slim mermaids. It's so refreshing to see a beautiful, full figured mermaid and I wanted to create something expressing that.

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I created a MemoryDex card with my MemoryDex punch that measures 4" wide by 4.5" tall. I stamped and masked the mermaid twice, both times off the edge of the card.

Using clear embossing ink I then stamped the Waterdrops Background Rubber Stamp  stamp over the MemoryDex card and heat set it using silver embossing powder.

I did very basic ink blending over the embossing with shades of blue. Before I removed the masks and colored the mermaids in with alcohol ink markers I added some small drops of water to the blue ink blended background.

I added a small chipboard sun of which I covered the center in blue glitter. I created a sentiment with my label maker that reads "Every body is a beach body".

That's all! Thank you very much for stopping by to check out my body positive Mermaid MemoryDex card and I hope you have a wonderful day.

Until next time,

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