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Brutus Monroe Blog Hop - Halloween / Surface Sprays

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Hello crafty friends! Thanks for joining me today on my blog. Every Wednesday is blog hop day for the Brutus Monroe Inspiration Team, and today's theme is Halloween, using the Brutus Monroe surface sprays! I made this card using the surface sprays in a few different ways.



I started out by spraying the purple surface spray onto a scrap of Alabaster cardstock. I coated it pretty well, but I like the spotty texture when I don't overspray. I dried it with a heat tool and heat embossed the witch hat over it with Raven embossing powder. Then I took another scrap of Alabaster cardstock and sprayed it with the orange surface spray. I dried it with a heat tool and then spritzed some areas with a little bit of the green surface spray and dried it again. I heat embossed two of the pumpkins with Raven embossing powder over the dried paper, and then fussy cut them out, along with the witch hat.



I took a piece of the wood-grain paper from the winter cabin pack, and spritzed it with the gree…

Brutus Monroe Blog Hop - DecoFoil

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Hello crafty friends! Thanks for popping over to my blog today! It's Wednesday, which means blog hop day for the Brutus Monroe Inspiration Team. Today's theme is DecoFoil! Have you ever done any foiling? Brutus Monroe has partnered with ThermoWeb to create their own exclusive line of craft foils and printed toner sheets. If you've never heard of ThermoWeb, check them out on social media! They have a huge range of cool crafty products, and some amazing collaborations with some amazing companies in the craft industry. If you've followed my crafting for a while, you'll know that I love foiling!

There's a common misconception about foiling, that you have to have a lot of equipment to use the foils. Not true! There are a lot of different ways to foil. Some of the products and techniques do require a laminator, but today I'll also give an example of a technique that does not require any machines.



For this first card, I used silver sketch foil and strips of double…

Brutus Monroe Blog Hop - Anything Goes October 2019

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Hello crafty friends! Thanks for stopping by my blog today. It's another blog hop Wednesday for the Brutus Monroe Inspiration Team, and the theme is "Anything Goes"! Once a month our hop has no theme or specific product that we're showing. Today I'm sharing this sparkly gold fall card!


I started by using the Glitter Glaze of the month from September, called "Leaf Pile". It's hard to accurately capture the color on camera! It's a GORGEOUS golden color with tiny flecks of red and green. I used it with the Stencil of the Month from September onto a panel of Alabaster cardstock and set it aside to dry.



I heat embossing the wreath from the "Fall Y'all" stamp set onto aqua pigment paper with Gilded EP. I used a water brush and color burst powders to color the images in fall tones. After it was dry, I heat embossed the sentiment into the middle, also with Gilded EP. I trimmed down the colored panel to a square, and adhered it to the glitt…

Brutus Monroe Blog Hop - New Paper Pads

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Hello crafty friends! Thanks for joining me today. It's another blog hop Wednesday, which means the Brutus Monroe Inspiration Team has some projects to show you! This week we're using some of the newest paper pads released by Brutus Monroe. There were a total of 7 new paper packs released, and you can find all of them here: SEPT 2019 PAPER RELEASE

I have three of the packs in the collection: Autumn Foliage, Winter Cabin and Candy Stripe. I decided to use a couple of each to make some holiday treat bags!




The tutorial for these adorable little treat holders is from an awesome YouTuber named Darby, and her channel is called "Rejoice and Create". You can find the video for these bags here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03w6Vs7BINE&t=93s





I also wrapped the Hershey's nuggets inside with a strip of coordinating paper from each pack.






Which pack is your favorite so far? Be sure to keep hopping and check out all of the gorgeous papers!!
Cassie Lauren (you are here) Jess…

Brutus Monroe Inspiration Team Blog Hop - October Subscription Products

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Hello crafty friends! Thanks for joining me today! It's another blog hop Wednesday for the Brutus Monroe Inspiration Team, and we're using some of the October subscription products. For my card, I used the October stamp set, which is the hilarious fake vampire teeth stamp that comes with the "Trick or Treat" sentiment.


For the background, I used a piece of glossy cardstock, and two of the new colors of surface spray, Cabbage and Aubergine. I covered the background in Cabbage first and dried it with my heat tool, and then sprayed some Aubergine through on of the older stencil club stencils. I heat embossed the stamp with purple Night Shift embossing powder, and heat embossed the sentiment with Alabaster EP onto Raven cardstock.

I used two of the Halloween chipboard borders, Spider Webs and Skulls and I cut two of them off each strip. I squished my embossing ink pad onto the whole surface and embossed the skulls with Alabaster EP and the spider webs with the purple Nig…