Welcome to a new week and some serious fun planned! We have all new products to share with you from Brutus Monroe!

Brutus Monroe is one of our product partners. This means simply we work together on designs and products to offer to you our consumers. We think you’re going to love this new release and all the amazing projects you can make once you see what our designers have for you!

Let’s not waste any time getting to the good stuff…NEW Toner Mixables! Available in letter and A2 card size. Our Toner Mixables offers four NEW designs in each pack! Foil them, ink them, watercolor…and the list goes on and on! Now you’ll have four new patterns in each pack to work with and two size choices! (letter size and A2 card size)

Our Floral Fantasy offers blooms and leaves that work all year round. Don’t have a laminator? No problem…use our toner sheets as they are…color them, watercolor the background for added options!

Our Really Radiant set is just that! Radiant! With rainbows, sunshine, numbers, and some of the most fun speech bubbles you can cut out to make fun embellishments for your cards.

And that’s not all! We have two new beautiful foil colors…Bronze Ripples and Pewter Ripples. The foils have a unique pattern design to them with an iridescent finish we know you’ll love!

We’re changing things up a bit this time and giving you a chance to win a $50 Gift Card to shop with our friends at Brutus Monroe! Just wait till you see all the incredible items they stock in their online (and physical store) including the items we’re using this week! Be sure to take time to enter our giveaway you’ll find at the end of this post! And do stop by the Brutus Monroe blog for more projects and another giveaway for a $50 Gift Card to …yep Therm O Web!

Welcome crafty friends! This is Amanda from Twiddler’s Nook with a Christmas card and tag duo to share with you today. I mixed the newly release Brutus Monroe toner card fronts and Deco Foil transfer sheets with some great Deco Foil flock and Brutus Monroe dies! These were a blast to create! Let’s take a look.

Products used on today’s projects:
Brutus Monroe Toner Card Fronts – Floral Fantasy and Really Radiant
Brutus Monroe Decofoil Transfer Sheets – Pewter Ripples
iCraft Ultra Bond liquid adhesive pen
Foam squares and strips
Deco Foil Flock Transfer Sheets – Tuscan gold and emerald green
Brutus Monroe Evergreen Builder dies
Brutus Monroe Reindeer dies
Brutus Monroe Seasonal Wreath stamps
Avery Elle Easy Layer Tag dies
Lawn Fawn Tiny Tag Sayings stamps
Trinity Stamps Blending Buddy Brush
Pink & Main Large Sentiment Strip dies
Lawn Fawn artichoke ink
Lawn Fawn Tiny Tags Sayings stamps
Distress Oxide Ink – crackling campfire, fired brick, aged mahogany, barn door

I started my projects today with the card first. I heated my laminator up and ran the floral fantasy toner card front through with the pewter ripples Deco Foil transfer sheet. I removed the foil and set the negative aside for another project. Then I inked the panel up with distress oxide ink in crackling campfire, fired brick and aged mahogany. I let the ink dry for a minute and wiped away anything sitting on top of the foil with a microfiber cloth. Then I spritzed the panel with a distress sprayer and flicked some black acrylic paint on it for added texture.

Next, I die-cut the Brutus Monroe reindeer from a Tuscan gold Deco Foil flock transfer sheet and the shadow from vellum. I used the ultra bond liquid adhesive pen to adhere the layers together.

Next, I used a combination of foam strips and squares to adhere the reindeer to my toner card front. Then I stamped and heat embossed a sentiment from the Brutus Monroe Seasonal Wreaths stamp set and cut it out with a Pink & Main Large Sentiment Strip die. This is popped on with foam squares as well. Then I used more liquid adhesive to add the whole panel to a white card base.

Now, moving on to the super fun tag that I made alongside this card. I started with my foiling again. We used the same pewter ripplesĀ  Deco Foil transfer sheets but this time on the Numbers Mixables toner card front. I inked it up with bard door distress oxide ink and spritzed it with water. Then I die cut it with the stitched tag shape in the Avery Elle Easy Layer Tag die set.

Then I cut 2 trees from the Evergreen Builder die set – one from emerald green Deco Foil flock transfer sheet and another from black cardstock. I also cut the stars from gold glitter cardstock scrap in my stash. Then I heat embossed a “do not open until Dec 25” sentiment from Lawn Fawn Tiny Tag Sayings stamps. I used the liquid adhesive pen to adhere the stars to the trees next.

I die-cut the base layer for the tag from green cardstock and when I laid things out, I didn’t love how flat it all looked. So I took a blending brush and some green ink and inked up the edges of the green flocked tree and my tag.

Finally, I used more liquid adhesive, foam squares, and strips and adhered all my layers together. The foiled layer and the tag base are adhered to using liquid adhesive and the frees are popped up with foam squares and strips.

To finish this fun tag off, I die cut a second base and adhered the two back-to-back so it’s nice and smooth, and really sturdy too. Then I strung some black baker’s twine through the hole and cut another piece to tie a bow with too.

Voila! Super fun and ready to go on a package for Christmas time! I love doing these projects ahead of time and being ready for the holidays.

I hope you enjoyed today’s creations and found some inspiration to create something wonderful!

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

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