Beautiful Brusho Card w/VIDEO and Tips

Welcome friends! Today I am talking about Brusho and I have a video tutorial on how to create this stunning card using these Watercolour Crystals!

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You might have heard of the new Brusho Crystal Colour from Stampin’ Up! already, but just in case you haven’t, let me tell you about it! Brusho Crystal Colour is really a unique and highly pigmented watercolour powder and currently Stampin’ Up! offers  a set 5 different colours. These include Prussian Blue, Brilliant Red, Gamboge, Moss Green, and Yellow.

The powder can be applied to a variety of mediums including: watercolour, mixing with acrylics, simple sprinkling techniques and even wood staining! But for the purpose of this post, I did some good ole’ fashioned watercolour painting.

Before you get started, be sure to gather some of the additional watercolour painting supplies (as noted in the video below). You’ll also find a full supply list at the bottom of this post:

  • Two Mason Jars for water

  • A small bowl or other dish

  • Paper Towel

  • A Paint Brush

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Look how pretty this is! I love it SO much! This would make a perfect birthday or Mother’s Day card too!

But to get the most out of Brusho, I have some tips for you and really think you’ll find them useful. They are:

  • Brusho is a highly pigmented product, which means it’s really rich in colour and a little goes a long way!

  • I suggest you do not fully open the Brusho jar, but rather poke a couple of holes in the top with your Paper Piercing Tool (or other). This way you can ‘sprinkle’ on the colour when needed. Think of it as using a salt shaker!

  • You don’t always need to add water to your paper first, simply sprinkle and spritz! Sprinkle your Brusho colours directly on your Watercolour Paper and then spritz with your Stampin’ Spritzer! You can then blend with your paint brush or leave it as-is for a crystalized effect.

  • Watercolour Paper is optimal when using Brusho, but if you don’t have that on hand, use heavy cardstock.

  • It’s messy and spontaneous, and FUN!

If you have some tips to share yourself, please comment on the post as I’d love to learn as well!

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Happy Wishes Watercolour Burst Card w/Video

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Hello friends and happy Sunday! I have a gorgeous card to show you today! It’s much more simpler than it looks, plus I used a stamp set that can be earned FREE as part of the Sale-a-Bration promotion too!

What is Sale-a-Bration?
Sale-a-bration is a three month promotion and it’s an awesome time to shop Stampin’ Up!, as well as join the Stampin’ Up! family of demonstrators. Here are all the details!

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If you’ve ever thought about joining the Stampin’ Up! family, now is the BEST time to join so you can take advantage of the amazing Sale-A-Bration promotion for brand new Demonstrators. On top of building your own kit, you get to pick TWO FREE stamp sets!

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Here are just  a few reasons why you’ll love our team:

  • Regular in-person and online meetings.

  • Team swap events.

  • Business training and coaching if you wish.

  • Exclusive online Facebook group connecting you to team members all over Canada.

  • 20% instant product discount.

  • Earn up to 40% commission on all personal purchases and customer sales.

  • SO much more!

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OK, so now onto this gorgeous card! I created a new tutorial to show you how easy it is to make a sweet watercolour burst card. I hope you love it!

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Watch the video tutorial below:

Don’t forget to stop by my Canadian Online Stampin’ Up! Shop to order the supplies for today’s card. With the stunning stamp set I used being available for FREE, it’s a great time to shop!


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Quick and Simple Valentine’s Day Treat Holder w/VIDEO

I have a real treat for you today!

(See what I did there?)

But first, let me tell you some EXCITING news!

I am officially a YouTuber! I am so excited about creating my own YouTube channel and it just so happens that I have published my first official YouTube video with today’s project!


So onto today’s project, which is this really pretty Valentine’s Day Treat Holder!

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Seriously, how cute is this?!

And it’s not just for treats either! You can fit gift cards, two tea bags, fruit snacks, and more. It’s also perfect for ANY occasion.

For this treat holder, I used our new Sure Do Love You Bundle from the 2018 Occasions Catalogue (which also got me a FREE Sale-a-Bration stamp set since the bundle is just over $60.00)!

The Sure Do Love You Bundle is part of the Painted with Love Product Suite which includes the gorgeous Painted with Love Specialty Designer Series Paper that I used for the treat holder. I think the paper is my favourite product in the suite because it’s SO beautiful and so versatile (think Valentines, wedding, birthdays, etc.).

The entire suite pairs beautifully with the Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder that I used for the banner on the treat holder too!

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The Stamparatus is Coming!

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Have you heard the most exciting news from the Stampin’ Up! Headquarters yet?

They are introducing their very own stamp positioning tool! This tool is beyond anything that is currently on the market and I am beyond thrilled to share it with you!

Watch the video below to learn 5 things you MUST know about the new Stamparatus!

Amazing, right?!

Now, things are going to be a little different when you place your order today as Stampin’ Up! is trying out a new Reservation System.

Beginning Nov. 16, 2017 at 4:00 pm EST, a LIMITED QUANTITY will be released for reservation.

  • Beginning Nov. 16, at 4:00 pm EST CLICK HERE, then click the banner ad for the Stamparatus and follow the instructions.

  • After receiving the reservations, Stampin’ Up! will place an order with the manufacturer and your Stamparatus will be shipped, with delivery on approx. February 1, 2018.

  • You will provide your credit card info now with your reservation, but it will not be charged until your Stamparatus is ready to ship.

  • You will receive an email from Stampin’ Up! letting you know when to log back in to your online account to finalize your order.

  • You can ADD other Stampin’ Up! products to your order AT THAT TIME if you’d like to receive Sale a Bration benefits!

If you happen to miss the November pre-order date, there are two other reservation windows available as per below.

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So why do you need one? Because it will make you fall in love with stamping all over again with everything you can do with it, including:

  • Make multiples with ease

  • Consistently stamp crisp, clean images

  • If you want a darker impression, apply more ink and restamp—no need to start over

  • Make fewer mistakes, saving time and money

  • Easily create 2-step, 3-step, and 4-step stamped images using reversible plates

  • Develop new and specialized stamping techniques with adjustable stamping plates and precision placement

Product Details:

  • Compatible with Stampin’ Up!’s red rubber and photopolymer stamp

  • Foam mat to use with photopolymer stamps

  • Rulers and gridlines for quick measuring

  • 2 open sides so you can stamp on larger paper

  • 2 reversible plates: a total of 4 surfaces to work with

  • 2 magnets to hold the paper in place

  • Magnet storage areas

  • Retail Price – $65.00 CAD

I really can’t wait for you to get your hands on this! It will be a game-changer!

If you have any more questions, please feel free to leave a comment below or contact me directly.


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Carols of Christmas Bundle

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Hello friends! I hope you had a fabulous weekend! We’ve certainly been busy! We finally got started on new flooring in our basement since our last flooding, and I took my boys to an amazing farm for some apple picking and lots of play! Weekends pass way too soon, don’t they?

I have a couple of cards to share with you today using the new Carols of Christmas Bundle from the new Holiday Catalogue.

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I just love that Stampin’ Up! included Brown Craft Paper and Old Olive Cardstock together as the Merry Little Christmas Bundle.  Coupled with Basic Black Cardstock, it just looks so great and I think the colour combination really works! I even used the new Champaign Foil Sheets for the cute little deer that comes in the bundle as part of the framelits.


I should also note that the card above is also part of the Card Swap I am participating in with my Stampin’ Up! Team! I’m so excited to participate with such a wonderful group of ladies! If you want to know more about joining my team, click HERE!

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This is another beautiful card that I created with the bundle! Isn’t it stunning? I coupled it with the Be Merry Designer Series Paper from the Annual Catalogue, as well as the Pretty Pines Thinlits Dies and the  beautiful Silver Metallic Edge Ribbon.

I just love how both of these cards turned out! Is this bundle on your wish list?

You can see a complete list of all the supplies I used to create today’s card, with clickable links to My Canadian Online Stampin’ Up! Store at the end of this blog post. I’d love to be your Canadian Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.

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DIY Catalogue Survival Kits

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Gorgeous stamp sets, bundles, and suites, oh my!

Can you believe it?! The new 2017 – 2018 Annual Catalogue goes live TOMORROW (June 1)! I am so excited for you to see this beautiful book!

Now, I need you to prepare yourself for what’s about to happen, because once you get your hands on this book, magical things will start to happen.

All of the new beautiful items (as well as current favourites); will jump out at you like no other catalogue before! You will be enthralled in this book – you literally won’t be able to put it down! You’re eyes will sparkle just seeing all of the new pretty things!

Because of this, I suggest you prepare yourself with the ever so helpful Catalogue Survival Kit.

These cute and curated kits will help you to navigate the catalogue as you swoon over new product and start creating your shopping lists. I’ve put these specific kits together for my customers that are attending my Catalogue Launch Party, but I invite you to create a kit for yourself!

Here’s what you’ll need:

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Putting these kits together is so simple! I made them with our new Wood Crate Framelits Dies (also a must-have if you ask me), so be sure to add it to your shopping list! It’s seriously so cute! Just imagine all of the favours, projects, and cards you can make with it (yes, cards too!).

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I really hope you enjoy the new catalogue as much as I do. I think it might be our best one yet!

I’d also love to be your Demonstrator! 

You can shop online in my Canadian Online Stampin’ Up! Shop

Please also join me on Facebook for project ideas, live videos, and of course, just to have fun! Also be sure to subscribe to my newsletter, so you can stay up-to-date on all things Stampin’ Up! and The Stampin’ Girl blog.

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As always, if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me!

Have fun with the new catalogue and enjoy your new DIY Survival Kit!



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