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Blog Hop with Jen Goode! November 14, 2014

This weekend we are blog hopping with our guest designer Jen Goode! If you have just come from Jennie Garcia’s blog you are on the right track! If not, go back to the beginning on the Tombow Blog for a chance to win a fabulous prize set of Bright Tombow Markers!

Do you have an ornament exchange party this season? Here’s a great project that I created and made 15 in 1 evening with the help of Tombow Adhesives!


Here is the finished shadow box ornament.


Here are the Tombow Products you will need:

  • Xtreme Adhesive
  • Mono Multi Liquid glue
  • Mono Aqua Liquid glue
  • Power Tabs
  • Dual Brush Pens to color stampings


Here’s the supplies you need to make ONE ornament:

  • one 10″ x 2″ piece of corrugated cardboard – with 1/2″ notches at each end and scored in half (see photo above for grain direction)
  • one 10″ x 2″ and two 3″ circles cut from decorative cardstock  (paper from Bo Bunny)
  • one cotton ball
  • rhinestones – variety of sizes
  • glitter (Art Institute Glitter)
  • Scene elements – I used two miniature bottle brush trees and a deer
  • Stamps to add a sentiment to the back (sample from Stampendous)
  • Beaded hanger – 3″ headpin and beads
  • Ribbon Bow (I show a gold bow here but ended up using a white bow!) Ribbon from May Arts 


Step 1: Using the Xtreme Adhesive , (Xtreme is a perfect choice for quick, strong adhesion!) glue the decorative paper panel into the folded corrugated piece. Fringe cut the decorative paper every 1/4″

Step 2: Before going to the next step, stamp and color one of the circle pieces using the Dual Brush Pens.This will be the back of the ornament.


Step 3: Form the shadow box into a circle and glue ends together using the Mono Multi. Use a clothespin to hold while drying. Fold in the fringes and using the Mono Multi, glue the circles to the inside and back to form the circular shadow box. With the shadow box made, I then glued in rhinestones on both sides using the Mono Multi (the fine tip is easy to control to make tiny drops of glue).


Step 4: Create the beaded hanger by punching a tiny hole at the top of the shadow box. Add some beads to the headpin, then place through the hole. Continue to add a few more beads. Add a tiny drop of Mono Multi Glue in-between each bead.  Fold the top of the headpin to form the hanger.


Step 5: I added glitter to the trees by rolling them in a puddle of  Aqua Glue and then sprinkling on the glitter. (Aqua is my main go-to glue for adding glitter!) The glittery forest was so pretty!


Step 6: Build your scene! Tear apart the cotton ball and drizzle some Aqua Glue on. Mix it gently by pulling the cotton apart and place into the shadow box (yes, I know, a little messy but Aqua washes away easily with a wet wipe).Glue in the trees and the deer with the Multi Glue. Sprinkle on some glitter and set aside to dry.


Step 7: Add a bow to the top with a Power Tab and you’re finished! The Tombow Adhesives allowed me to speed through this project with great results! Make sure you ask Santa for your favorite Adhesives this holiday!

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In order to be qualified to win this amazing PRIZE,Tombow’s Dual Brush Pen Bright Set, PLEASE comment on each of the designers projects. We will announce a winner Monday, November 17. Now go to our guest designer Jen Goode’s Blog to see what she has created for you!


Blog Hop with Tombow, DCWV, & May Arts June 23, 2014


Welcome to the Triple Threat Blog Hop with DCWV, May Arts and Tombow! All this week designers from these great companies will be sharing projects using DCWV’s Honey Chic stack, beautiful ribbon from May Arts and adhesives from Tombow.

If you have come here from Valerie’s Blog, then you are on the right track! If not, you can go back to any of the company websites and start the hop from there!


I have designed three pages for the hop including some hints on adding ribbon and trims. On this page, diagonal striped cardstock was used as a base with coordinating papers from the stack. The cardstock panels and photo were first arranged using the Removable Adhesive to plan the page design. For the permanent bond, Permanent Adhesive was used.


I attached teal satin ribbon using Xtreme Adhesive for a quick and secure bond. Multi Liquid Glue was used to glue small motifs from the paper under clear cabochons to create the floral embellishments. Multi dries quickly and crystal clear, perfect for this task.


To manage the Light Blue Raffia Bow trim, I adhered it, right side down, to a scrap piece of paper using the Removable Adhesive. Then with the Multi Liquid Glue, I added a tiny drop of glue to each bow and let dry clear. It was then super easy to attach it exactly where I wanted it without any excess adhesive showing – a perfect solution for hard to attach ribbon and trims!


It was fun to choose different papers from DCWV’s Honey Chic Stack, I was always able to match my  photos!


The blue flat marble embellishments were done using the Multi Liquid Glue and the paper panels again arranged using the Removable Adhesive. With the Yellow sheer ribbon with butterflies, a strip of Xtreme Adhesive was added to the page and then the ribbon was ‘messy pleated’ in place. I also added the Green with polka dot ribbon and the yellow tulle gathered under the journaling panel with the Xtreme Adhesive. The final placement of the panels were adhered down using both Dots Adhesive and Foam Tabs.


This final page used the same techniques. Xtreme for the flat ribbon, Multi to create the acrylic gem embellishments and the Multi glue technique for the diamond chain. I loved the cute canvas with bunnies ribbon and the sparkly diamond chain from May Arts Another notable hint is to use Aqua Liquid Glue on ribbon ends to prevent them from fraying! IMG_0677

Be sure to visit all the blogs today and leave comments for your chance to win some great prizes! Three lucky readers will win a Triple Threat prize pack of you own, including a stack from DCWV, a spool of ribbon from May Arts and Xtreme Adhesive, Power Tabs, Removable Adhesive and Fastener Tabs from Tombow. Winners will be chosen from comments throughout the week, so make sure you check back daily to increase your chances of winning! Also, please make sure you have popped on over to Facebook and “liked” each of the company pages (DCWV / May Arts / Tombow), because really, what’s not to like?!

Now, head on over to Rita’s Blog to see what kind of craftiness she has in store!



Tombow and Stampendous Blog Hop March 21, 2014

Welcome to the Tombow and Stampendous Blog Hop! If you just came from Jamie Martin’s blog you are on the right track! If not, you may want to start at the beginning at the Tombow Blog!

House mouse chart IrojitenFor this hop, I started by making a new House-Mouse Color Chart using Tombow’s Irojiten Colored Pencils! All the super-cute mice from this very popular Stampendous collection are here! The Irojiten Colored Pencils are so easy to use and blend to add the colors, you will love them for the mice! Here are some cards I made using the House-Mouse Stamps and the Irojiten Colored Pencils. The paper stamped with the images is Mix Media paper from Canson, the decorative paper is ‘My Sunshine Stack’ from DCWV  and the solid colored cardstock from Bazzill.

IMG_3461This card used the ‘Knit Gift’ Stamp and features Amanda and Muzzy. I also used the ‘Friendship Assortment’ Stamp Set for the sentiments. The wool wrapped around the card was a nice extra touch. I love coloring Muzzy with the Irojiten Pencils, it’s fun to add long strike strokes to his fur to make him extra fuzzy! I used the new Xtreme Adhesive to attach the yarn wrapped panel to the card. Tombow’s Foam Tabs and Dots Adhesive was also used.

IMG_3462Isn’t this card cute? I loved coloring it! The stamp is ‘Balloon Trio’ from Stampendous and features Mudpie, Maxwell and Amanda. To make the shiny balloon embellishments, I glued flat clear marbles onto scraps of paper with Multi Liquid Glue. Let dry, cut them out and attach to the card with the Xtreme Adhesive. I also used the Dots Adhesive for the paper panels and added a bit of washi tape for added accent.

IMG_3463My final card was created using the ‘Warm Cup’ Stamp. Here little sweetie Mudpie relaxes in a nice warm mug. I followed the coloring theme and picked nice paper and embellishment colors to match. Again the Dots Adhesive holds the paper panels and a little drop of Multi Glue for the rhinestone.

We will have three lucky winners for this blog hop! The prize includes a Stampendous! Jumbo Cling Stamp, Jumbo Perfectly Clear Handle and a Retro 10 Dual Brush Pen Set!

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To be eligible to win, please comment on each of the designers projects  and don’t forget to “Like” the Stampendous! Facebook Page and “Like” the Tombow Facebook Page. If you don’t have a Facebook, still comment on the projects and Tombow will select someone to win a prize just for playing! Now onto Krissy Fossmeyer’s Blog to see what she has created for us!


Mellisa’s Spring Bling Challenge – Bath Salt Sachets March 10, 2014

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Mellisa’s challenge is “Spring Bling”, so I decided to use some beautiful Secret Garden cardstock from Graphic 45 and create some individual-use packages of fragrant bath salts! Mainly because my spring is still a little damp and cold and comfy, fragrant warm baths are still on my mind these days! Not only are these sachets a breeze to make, but very economical.


Cut the May Flowers cardstock into 4” x 6” panels. You can make 6 sachets from one sheet of 12 x 12 cardstock! Cut out the Seed Fairy 1.25” x 2” labels.
Apply the Xtreme Adhesive to the long top and the two short sides of the large panel.


Roll and adhere the paper panel into a long cylinder. The Xtreme is excellent for creating the sachets, it’s an instant strong bond that will not allow any salts from leaking out!


Pinch the bottom closed and then fill the tube with 1/4 cup bath salts. Use a paper funnel so you don’t get any of the salts stuck to the adhesive.


 Pinch the opposite side to close your package. Add the “Seed Fairy” label using the Xtreme.


Use decorative scissors to trim the ends and a drop of Multi glue to attach a rhinestone for the bling!


You can use bath salts from the store, or make your own! here’s how:

Bath Salts
1 cup Coarse Sea Salt
1 cup Epsom Salts
1 Tablespoon Liquid Glycerin
30 drops Fragrance oil
Measure and place the salts in a glass jar. Add the liquid glycerin, and fragrance oil to the jar. Place the lid on the jar and shake until all the salts are coated evenly with the glycerine and fragrance.
Here are some nice fragrance blends to match the project labels!
Daisy Fresh: 10 drops each lime, lemon and lavender
Effervescent Floral: 10 drops each Jasmine, Lavender and Violet
Luscious Lily: 10 drops each Lemongrass, Orange and Lavender
Rose Dream: 15 drops each rose and vanilla


Bath Time!
Draw a warm bath and add one package of the fragrant salts to the running water. Hop in and relax, inhaling deeply to experience the soothing aromas and wait for spring!

Play along by adding your Spring Bling Project at Tombow’s blog  for a chance to win!



Sweet Treats Hop with Tombow and Avery Elle February 14, 2014

“Rose are Red. Violets are blue. Sugar is sweet and this hop is too! We hope you are ready for some Lovely Ideas and Great Prizes this week from Tombow and Avery Elle. This Sweet Treats Hop is the perfect way to celebrate Valentine’s Day!! If you’re here from Maska Vanacker’s Blog, then you’re in the right place,  if not then you may want to start at the beginning.
Comment on all the Designers’ projects for your chance to win prizes you are guaranteed to fall in love with! One lucky winner will get BOTH a $50 Gift certificate from Avery Elle and $50 worth of Tombow Adhesive! IMG_3383I was inspired by Avery Elle’s Stamps and decided to create this cute container to hold those yummy French Macarons. IMG_3388 IMG_3387Start by gathering your materials. From Avery Elle we have the Bonjour Clear Stamp Set, and the matching Bonjour Die. I also used some pink butcher twine and mini pompom trim. From Tombow I used Two Pink Dual Brush Pens, Foam Tabs, Power Tabs, Mono Multi Liquid Glue and the new Xtreme Adhesive. IMG_3386Here are the sizes of paper to make a container that fits 4 macarons perfectly! One 6.5″ x 4″ for the container (to make a container to fit more macarons, add 1″ for each additional cookie!) Two 1.5″ x 7″ (score in half and cut slits) and four 2″ circles for the bottom and lid pieces. A rosette cut from coordinating decorative paper is also used to decorate the lid. IMG_3389Using Avery Elle’s Bonjour Set, stamp, color the motifs using the Dual Brush Pens, and then cut out using the Bonjour Die. IMG_3390Use the Xtreme Adhesive to form the cylinder and the two ends. Xtreme is super strong and holds heavier paper together beautifully! With the Xtreme, make sure to swipe to the side  before lifting for perfect cuts! The rosette was created using a rosette die, Mono Multi Liquid Glue and two Power Tabs. I also used the Multi Glue to add glitter around the edge of the rosette.IMG_3385To add the pompom trim, apply the Mono Multi Liquid Glue, let it dry clear and sticky, and then add the trim for a super hold with no mess! Use Power Tabs and Foam Tabs to add your embellishments and finish your container! bloghop_averyelleTo be eligible to win, please comment on each of the designers projects  and don’t forget to “Like” the Avery Elle Facebook Page and “Like” the Tombow Facebook Page. If you don’t have  Facebook, still comment on the projects and Tombow will select someone to win a prize just for playing!


Blog Hop with Michelle Woerner November 11, 2013

The fabulous Tombow Design Team is blog hopping this week with talented guest designer Michelle Woerner If you just came from Jennie’s blog you are on the right track! If not, and you want a chance to win a prize, go back to Tombow’s Blog and follow the projects!

IMG_2125I am featuring two stamped tags using a new technique I call “Subtractive Stamping” It’s where you take a piece of patterned cardstock and erase an area using Tombow’s Sand Eraser to prepare an area for the stamped image. The Girl with the Muff was done on a piece of cardstock from Fancy Pant’s Merry Little Christmas collection. I used the Dot Stamp Runner Adhesive to attach the panels together.

IMG_2126Here is a close-up of a stamped bird on sheet music. The stamped image is from Crafty Secrets and the coloring was done with Irojiten Colored Pencils. I accented the branches with MONO Multi Liquid Glue and White Flock powder to simulate the snow.

IMG_2127Want to read all about my new technique and step by step instructions for the tags? make sure to pick up the Winter issue of Paper Creations Magazine available now where you buy your favorite crafting magazines.

Blog Hop_MWTo enter to win the MONO Multi Liquid Glue, Mono Adhesive Removable and Removable refill make sure to comment on all the Design Team’s projects as well as “Like” the TombowUSA and Spellbinders pages on Facebook!

Now go to Michelle’s blog to see what wonderful project she has created!


Blog Hop with Art Glitter November 4, 2013

The fabulous Tombow Design Team is blog hopping this week with Art Glitter. If you want a chance to win a prize, go back to Tombow’s Blog and follow the projects!

I am going to show you a wonderful technique done with peel-off’s from Elizabeth Craft Design, Ultra Fine clear or white Glitter from Art Glitter and the Dual Brush Pens from Tombow. To start, cut a piece of double-sided adhesive sheet (from Elizabeth Craft Design), remove the backing sheet and place adhesive on a sheet of white cardstock. Remove the top sheet (save) and you now have a piece of white cardstock with a very sticky field of adhesive. With a piercer, remove the peel-off design and place onto the adhesive. Do not touch! Use the saved top sheet to burnish down the peel-off


Next, sprinkle the Ultra Fine glitter onto the sheet and burnish in with your finger. Tap off and reclaim the excess glitter.

IMG_2075Color the motifs using the Dual Brush Pens. They stay wet for a while so you can easily blend the colors using the colorless blender. I used the following colors for these ornament motifs: 815, 725, 703, 277, 245, 173 and 993. To shade and create the rich colors I blended the dark pink into the green and the dark green into the pinks. Don’t worry, the glitter will not come off onto your pen nib!


A little more sparkle is added using MONO Multi Liquid Glue and rhinestones. Let the coloring and glue dry.


Cut out all the motifs as close as you can to the peel-off motif.


Here’s the finished card. It’s hard to see in a photograph how beautiful and sparkling the ornaments are! The Ultra Fine Glitter is the secret for success. Peel-off hanging threads and a holiday sentiment is added as well as little gold bows attached with Power Tabs cut into quarters.


Here’s a close-up of the finished glittered and colored ornament. They contrast nicely on a distressed dark green Kraft-Core paper from Core’dinations.


Now remember to comment on every post to be able to win  set of Jewel Dual Brush Pens and two Art Glitter sets!

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Blog Hop with Hilary Kanwischer October 7, 2013

The fabulous Tombow Design Team is blog hopping this week with talented guest designer Hilary Kanwischer . If you just came from Jennie’s blog you are on the right track! If not, and you want a chance to win a prize, go back to Tombow’s Blog and follow the projects!


Isn’t this a great background? It was done with the blending palette, mister and green Dual Brush Pens using the splash technique. I then did a direct-to-stamp inking with blue hued Dual Brush Pens onto a cracked background stamp. The secret? It was done on glossy photo paper! (Thanks Rick for the idea!) If you want to learn more about this and many other techniques using the Dual Brush Pens, check out my new class Viva la Vivid Cards at My Creative Classroom.

IMG_1933This is the card I made with the background. The lizard was done in the same manner, direct-to-stamp coloring, misted and then stamped on glossy photo paper. Looks even better in real life! The dark blue cardstock panel was adhered to the background with the Permanent Adhesive Stamp Runner, the perfect adhesive for an excellent bond to glossy paper! The lizard panel was then popped up with Foam Tabs and paper leaves glued in with Mono Multi Liquid Glue.

Blog Hop_HKNow remember to comment to be able to win a Permanent Adhesive Stamp Runner and Refill! Now go to our guest designer, Hilary Kanwischer,  to see what gorgeous project she has created!


Bragging Wallet August 19, 2013


Thanks for joining us on the blog hop! If you have come here from Jennie’s blog you are on the right track! Here’s a small photo wallet I created to keep in my purse. For the cover, I layered graduated sizes of ColorCore cardstock from Core’dinations together using MONO Multi Liquid Glue. I loved how the colors created a pretty ombre effect and the multiple layers made a strong, practical cover to protect the photos. I used the Sanding Set to distress the papers and the button. The metal photo corners are attached with the MONO Multi Liquid Glue and the button is held on with a Power Tabs.

IMG_1735The concertina pages used the same colors for the panels and were attached using the Dots Adhesive Stamp Runner. The Dots Adhesive was also used to adhere the photos of cute little Lucy into the book. My new granddaughter – the reason for the brag book!

IMG_1737To hold the wallet closed, I used Fastener Tabs. They offer a low profile when working with paper and are very strong. The hook and loop type fastener can be opened and closed over and over again for many show-off sessions!


Be sure to comment to win! The more you comment, the more chances you have! Now, head on over to our guest designer Laura Williams to see what kind of craftiness she has created for us!

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