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September Stamp of the Month

Have you seen our September Stamp of the Month yet?  Paper Garden is perfect for fall cards and layouts (and can be used in many other ways!).  The stamp set also coordinates with our Cricut Artistry cartridge which allows you to cut your flowers out and stamp faster, simpler and easier!

Here I paired the stamp set with our Nevermore paper- that’s right, the halloween themed paper can be used for more than just halloween! Both cards feature some of the patterned paper and cardstock from the Nevermore paper pack.   Sticking with the purples and greys allows for a pretty card that is not overly feminine (even with the flowers added).

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nevermore flower card

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If you are interested in purchasing this stamp set you can do it in one of two ways:

Purchase the stamp set at full price here.


Spend $50 or more on my website and purchase this stamp set for only $6! Go here to visit my shop!


Until we craft again, The Brae-er

You’re the ‘BALM’ card

WARNING!! What I am about to show you is HIGHLY addicting!!

I wanted to share with you a stamp we currently have that is LIMITED in how long we will be offering it AND goes to a great cause- Operation Smile! $3.00 from the sale of every ‘You’re the Bomb’ stamp set goes straight to Operation Smile- a charity that CTMH has supported for years!  I encourage you to check out the charity here! They tell their story much better than I ever could.

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Upon setting out to create with this cute set (to inspire you to support Operation Smile) I came across the idea that I warned you about.. it is highly addictive!!!

Remember I warned you!!!

You may have already seen the EOS holders that are hitting the internet. They are all the rage in one of the Cricut groups I belong too. They are fun, simple to make (or not) and are the coolest little gift! The BOMB stamp set became the inspiration for this play-on-words card- You are the BALM!

you're the balm card

But of course I couldn’t stop there…

EOS cupcake… what a lovely cherry on top!

EOS cupcake

EOS Minnie (my Minnie loving girl was so excited about this one!)

EOS minnie

and believe me when I tell you I WILL be making more!

(Now I am not a Cricut expert and JUST started using my explore and design space but I will tell you that the circle I placed in the EOS area was 1.5 inches wide.  I did a lot of google searches and found some helpful videos showing you how to make these holders… youtube is so very helpful!)

Until we craft again, The Brae-er

Happy Holidays! using Artfully Sent

artfully sent phone booth- tardis

Just want to wish you a Happy Holiday Season with a cute card from Artfully Sent! If you are a fan of Dr. Who you will REALLY like this one!

I used the phone booth card (see below) and cut outdoor denim paper instead of the red. I had to look up a picture of the Tardis (to make sure I had the colours correct). I went through all my current Christmas stamps and found a sentiment that sounded very ‘British’ to me. I was very happy with the result!

I hope each and every one of you have a wonderful holiday season- make LOTS of magical memories and spend quality time with your loved ones!

artfully sent phone booth card

Until we craft again, The Brae-er

Free to be Me Layout

free to be layout

Did you see the gorgeous May National Scrapbooking Month paper we have released??  Free to be Me is so pretty and full of bright colours perfect for many occasions! You receive patterned paper, cardstock with an embossed pattern side and a plain side AND two sheets of vellum paper (one is gold polka dot and the other has feathers on it!)

How do you get this?

Spend $50 this month on my website and you will be able to receive this paper for only $5!!! You will ALSO be eligible to purchase the May Stamp of the Month (featured in my card from May 1st) for $5- take both and save over $15 on your purchase!!

Better yet…. when you purchase the Free to be Paper from me this month I will send you a PDF workshop file that details two layouts and a series of cards that you can make with your papers!! FREE!

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Don’t miss out!

SHOP here!

Until we craft again, The Brae-er

You’ve Got a Friend in Me – May Blog Hop

I think we are all familiar with the song from Toy Story that you are probably singing in your head right now…. and if you weren’t I likely just changed that- you are welcome!  I also welcome you to our May blog hop which will feature our stamp set of the same name and LOTS of ideas for how you can use it!   If you have come from Melinda’s Blog then you are on the right path and all you need to do is read on and click the link at the bottom of my're the best free to be card

For my card I used the National Scrapbooking month paper ‘Free to be Me’.  I added some gold shimmer trim (left over from a past project) and a green sparkle for accessories.  My centre shape was cut using the Cricut Art Philosophy.  The feathers added are from the ‘Feathers’ stamp set.

Here is a similar card but more simplified- it is what my party guests will be making this month.  The biggest difference with this one is the use of the gold polka dot washi tape to adorn the card.

friend in me free to be card


Now hop on over to Jen’s blog to see what she has in store for you!

Until we craft again, The Brae-er

How to make a Map Pendant Necklace

map pendant necklace

What locations are close to your heart?

Do you have a loved one overseas? A special place that you call your own?

Make a map pendant necklace and you can always have it with you!

Order any of these items at my shop link above or click here!

Until we craft again, The Brae-er

Timberline Card in a Box

Recently the lady I usually deal with at my local post office told me she was retiring- she was so very excited to be setting off from her career and taking time to live in their camper at their camp site.  She told me about the RV she had just purchased with her husband and their plans for the future.  I see this lady at least once a week and she is always friendly, happy and willing to share a laugh- I will miss her! Hearing her plans set some things in action for me…. I knew I had some creating to do and this is what the result was!

Card in a box

 A card in a box (these are so fun! They are a card that folds flat and fits in a 6×6 envelope) featuring our Camper Crazy stamp set.  I used Timberline paper for by card and some of the stamps and accessories that come in the Timberline workshop on the go kit- in all honestly these pieces were leftovers from the kit that I had already put together (that is just how much you get!)

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Here is a side view that should help you see how it is put together- to create one I just googled ‘card in a box’ and found a tutorial that walked me through it- they are very easy and super-fun!

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Until we craft again, The Brae-er

Card Display using the Decor Frame

I love all the cute cards I make and receive but I find if I put them away in a box I tend to forget I have them and NOT give them away as I should.  Recently I started putting my completed cards up on one of our decor frames (this is the colonial white one that comes with a chicken wire insert) and I have to say I love it!!

It looks beautifu

It looks nice

and I now use my cards MUCH more- after all the point is not to accumulate this HUGE pile of cards but to give them away and spread joy and thoughtfulness.
decor frame card display

There are so many fun ways to use our decor frames- here are the two styles we currently sell.

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Until we craft again, The Brae-er