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Hoppy Spring February Stamp Club | Cards with Ashley

Hoppy Spring February Stamp Club | Cards with Ashley 1

Hello crafty friends! It's Ashley here on the blog today sharing this card featuring the February Stamp Club set.

I stamped the smaller bunny from the set onto some white cardstock six times and then colored them with Copic markers. I used my Scan N Cut to cut each of them out.

I then die cut the six circles and did some ink blending on each of them in different colors. I flicked some water on them once the ink blending was done. The inks that I used reactivate with water I was able to soak up those ink spots with a paper towel.

I glued a piece of light gray A2 size cardstock to a card base. I glued a slightly smaller piece of white cardstock on top of that. I took the six circles and popped them up on the card with foam tape. I also popped up each of the six bunnies on top of those circles.

For the sentiment I stamped the "Hoppy Spring" onto a strip of white cardstock with Raven ink. I popped that strip up onto a piece of black cardstock, slightly offset. I then glued that to the card. To finish up I added some Wink of Stella glitter to each of the bunnies.

Thank you for stopping by with me today!

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STRETCHING YOUR HOLIDAY STAMPS with Guest Designer, Amanda! 2

Hey crafty friends, it's Amanda with Pear Blossom Press! I'm so excited to be guest designing for Brutus Monroe this month!

If you're anything like me, you love stretching your stamps and getting as much use out of them as possible. I'm sure you've used an everyday set for holidays by adding a Santa hat or something like that, but have you ever used a holiday set for a different holiday? Today, I'm showing you how I turned a few stamps from the All Hallow's Eve set into a Valentine and Galentine!

I love how these turned out! I could see using the vampire again with a "getting old sucks" or "being sick sucks" sentiment banner. And the mummy is too cute! Wouldn't she be perfect on a World's Greatest Mummy card? 

For now, let's stick with Valentine's Day. I've got a video showing you how I put these two cards together...

What do you think of my Halloween for Valentine's Day idea? Do you have any holiday sets that can do double duty? How else do you stretch your stamp supplies?

If you're looking for links to other products I used on these cards, you can find them on my blog

I'll be back later this month with another fun set of cards featuring Aqua Pigments! Until then my crafty friends...

  • Marie Heiderscheit
Fishy Kisses

Fishy Kisses 0

 Hi friends!

Just loving the Stencil of the Month subscription and am having loads of fun creating with them. Today's card is based on another stencil and a soon to be retired stamp set from Brutus Monroe. For those of you that know me, you know how much I love the summer/beach/Caribbean feel so, how could I not see this stencil of a beautiful egg design as a water background? Where there is water there just has to be a mermaid. 

Of course you may see this stencil as something else and please create with it in anyway you wish.  I for one will love seeing how you interpret and create with it. 

I started with a piece of blue cardstock and the February stencil of the month. Since I only used a strip of the "egg" it now appears as a potential water background. To this I stamped, cut out and colored the Underwater background stamp and the mermaid from the Mermaid Lagoon stamp set.  I only used pieces of the background and added a grounding effect by adding sand and starfish across the bottom. Embossed the sentiment to a coordinating banner and assembled the card. The mermaid and sentiment were attached with foam tape to add dimension.

 Please share your take on these stamps and stencil.  All stamps and stencils are available currently on the Brutus Monroe website. 


Brutus Monroe February 2019 Stencil and Stamp Club Card

Brutus Monroe February 2019 Stencil and Stamp Club Card 1

Happy Saturday to everyone! I'm so happy you have stopped by the B|M Blog today.  Every month Brutus Monroe sends out a mini stamp set and a stencil in two separate subscriptions.  Easter will arrive in no time and to celebrate this season, both clubs this month celebrate traditional Easter offerings:  chocolate and marshmallow bunnies in the Stamp Club and a gorgeous stencil in the shape of an egg!

For this card, you will need:

  1. February B|M Stamp Club stamps
  2. February B|M Stencil Club stencil
  3. Surface Inks (I used Plum, Cornflower and Grass Stain)
  4. Alabaster Embossing Powder
  5. Aqua Brush Pens
  6. White cardstock
  7. Black cardstock
  8. Blending tools
  9. Purple Tape
  10. Flat-backed embellishments
  11. Foam tape
  12. Heat tool
  13. Fussy Cutting Scissors
  14. Craft Clue
  15. Corner Chomper

Step-by-step Instructions

  1. Make a card base with your white cardstock that measures 4.75 x 6.5 inches.  I found this size better suited the stencil size for this month. Round the corners with a corner chomper.
  2. Tape down the stencil over the card base with purple tape and carefully apply ink with your blending tool, alternating the colors from Plum to Cornflower to Grass Stain.  (If you don't have Plum, you can get pretty close with Rouge and Aubergine together.)
  3. Stamp the chocolate bunny image from the Stamp Club set onto some white cardstock using Plum Surface Ink. 
  4. Using an Aqua Brush Pen and the same Surface inks, color in the bunny. Start laying down the color on the right and move to the left for a nice shading effect each time you pick up ink.
  5. Fussy cut the bunny our and set him aside.
  6. Trim down a piece of black cardstock to 3.75 x 1.375”, and stamp the sentiment in a staggered fashion to the right of the strip with B|M Clear Embossing Ink. Then melt some Alabaster Embossing Powder over it with the heat tool.
  7. Pop it up on the front of your card with some foam tape about a third of the way up the front. 
  8. Adhere the bunny onto the front of the black strip.
  9. Embellish some of the dots in the stenciled design using flat backed embellishments. I used rhinestones. 

Here are the close ups!  




I hope you enjoyed my card today.  If this has you inspired to purchase any of these supplies, please look below for a grid with links and images for your convenience.




  • Daniel West
Masked Stripes With Ink Blending and Glitter Glaze

Masked Stripes With Ink Blending and Glitter Glaze 0

Happy Friday crafty friends! Lauren here, sharing this sparkly muted card with you. To make this card, I started off with a panel of Alabaster cardstock. I took several long pieces of purple tape and sliced them in half with my paper trimmer (I tried it and it worked great!). I masked off diagonal stripes and just eyeballed it for even spacing. I started blending with Plum surface ink towards the outer edges, then moved into Rouge, and finishing towards the center with Honeysuckle. Before removing the tape, I spread Fallen Snow glitter glaze across the whole panel. I took the tape off and set the panel aside to dry. 

When the striped panel dried, it had this muted effect that sparkles like crazy! 

 For the sentiment, I used a stamp from the Love Bugs set. I tried it first with honeysuckle but it was a little too light and I tried it with Rouge and it was a little too dark, so I actually stamped lightly on a scrap paper with Rouge, and then inked it with Honeysuckle while there was still a little bit of Rouge on the stamp, and it was a perfect in-between shade! I die cut the sentiment and a slightly larger piece of vellum to layer it with, and popped them both up with foam tape.

Have you finished your Valentines yet? We've seen some super cool creations with the Love Bug set! Post your projects on social media, and don't forget to use the hashtags #BrutusMonroe and #CreateYourOwnEnding so we can see what you make! Have a great weekend. 


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  • Lauren Lovato
Gray scale card using surface ink

Gray scale card using surface ink 2

Hi friends! Luisana here back with another card made with some awesome Brutus Monroe products. 

For today’s card I wanted to make a simpler and easier project than I’ve done in the past weeks. 

For this card you are going to need: 

Surface ink in gargoyle 

February’s stencil of the month 

Blending sponge

4X5.25 white card stock 

4.25 X 5.5 black card stock 

Bakers twine of choice 


Double sided foam

Large sentiment of choice 

First, I placed the stencil where I want it on the white card stock and secured it using painters tape. I used my blending sponge to grab color from my surface ink and with circular motions I applied the color to my card. I kept doing that until I was happy with the color. I had originally planned on placing a smaller sentiment in the center but I changed my mind. I have this fun stampers journey stamping sentiment I love and decided to use that instead.

I stamped my sentiment on a scrap piece of white card stock and I picked a cute oval die and cut it out using my die cutting machine. I applied double sided foam all over the back of the oval sentiment. 

I adhered the stenciled panel to the black card stock and placed my bakers twine towards the bottom of the card, securing it with glue in the back. I placed my oval sentiment piece in the very center of my base and just like that, my card is finished.


I just love love love the gray and black tones in this card. Thank you so much for reading this far, I hope you learned something new or even got inspired to create something pretty today. 

Until next week,