#spreadjoynotgerms Blog Hop

Good Morning and welcome to #spreadjoynotgerms Blog Hop. You should have been able to hop to my blog from Lisa Bzibziak: https://bzscrapper66.blogspot.com/2020/04/spread-joy-not-germs-blog-hop.html

Today I made a rainbow Thank you Card using products from Brutus Monroe. The purpose of the hop is to spread Joy and happy cards. Hopefully you are inspired to make and send some happy cards of your own.

I chose to use the Butterfly Heart Mixed Media Stencil from Brutus Monroe. I used Pixie Spray and little purple tape to affix my stencil to my card.

I decided to challenge myself and only use 4 inks on this progect. Starting with a yellow ink I blended that first in the center. Then I used a green and red ink overlapping them to create a rainbow of butterflies. Before I removed my stencil I sprayed some shimmer spray from my stash over the top.

I cut the Butterfly panel down using a graduated rectangle die set.

I then flipped through my 6 x 6 patterned paper until I found a rainbow pattern that I liked. I cut it out with the largest rectangle die to create a mat. One trick I use is when I have a paper that I really like I cut a mat from the inside (that will not show) to use on another card.

Here is one more look at my finished card

I used a tape runner to glue both the pattern paper and the butterfly panel to my card front. Then using my Misti, I choose a Thank you Stamp from Brutus Monroe’s Super Sentimental Stamp Set and my Raven Detail black ink.

A close up look at the Shimmer on the butterflies.

If you are intersted in any of the products mentioned above please use my affliated link to visit Brutus Monroe’s Main Site: http://www.brutusmonroe.com?aff=81

A direct Link for the Butterfly stencil is https://www.brutusmonroe.com/products/mixed-media-stencil-butterfly-heart?_pos=1&_sid=2a1bb72f1&_ss=r&aff=81 and a direct link for Super Sentimental Stamp Set is https://www.brutusmonroe.com/products/super-sentimental-6×8-stamp-set?_pos=1&_sid=4f17a6ee7&_ss=r&aff=81

I hope you find Joy today and the next blog on the hop is Michelle Currie: https://pinkandmainblog.com/p12949/

Full a full list of blog participants you can go to https://www.catherinepooler.com/2020/04/17/spreadjoynotgerms-blog-hop/ or https://thehedgehoghollow.com/#spreadjoynotgerms-inspiration-&-giveaways/

Do not forget to leave a comment for a chance to win a prize. What is one thing that has given you Joy during the past month?

You do not have to comment on all the blogs to be entered, but the more you comment the more chance you will have to win. Deadline to enter the contest is April 24 and winners will be announced on Monday, April 27 on Catherine Pooler and the Hedgehog Hollow Blogs. Brutus Monroe is giving away a $50 gift certificate!

Here is a list of Sponsors and prizes:


Sponsor and Prize List:
 Catherine Pooler Designs – $20 Gift Certificate on each of the Brand Ambassadors’ blogs
Hedgehog Hollow – one month free sub to the box with free us shipping
CAS-ual Fridays – Win the new release – over $80 value
Heffy Doodle – Β£35 voucher for the store
Whimsy Stamps – $15 GC on each of their Creative Team team blogs
Sassy and Crafty Stamps – $35 Gift Certificate
The Ton – $20 Gift Certificate (stamps, dies, ink or sequins)
Ellen Hutson – $35 Gift Certificate
Polka Dot Orchard- $20 Gift Certificate
Ink on 3 – $35 Gift Certificate
Brutus Monroe – $50 GC
STAMPlorations – $25 gift code on the STAMPlorations blog + $10 gift code on each designer blogs.
Unity – two $25 Gift Certificates
Pink and Main – $25 Gift Certificate
Taylored Expressions – $50
Trinity Stamps-$25 Gift Certificate
WOW! Embossing Powder – two gift vouchers 1 x Β£30 and 1 x $30 that covers the USA, UK and Europe Greeting Farm -$25 Gift Certificate
Miss Ink Stamps -$25 Gift Certificate
Pear Blossom Press -$25 gift certificate
Trinity Stamps -$25 Gift Certificate
Paper Sweeties – $50 Gift Certificate
Xyron – Mega Runner, Refill & 1.5 inch sticker maker, refill
Dress My Craft – $35 gift certificate
Beacon – Product gift bag
Artesprix – Getting Started Kit

69 thoughts on “#spreadjoynotgerms Blog Hop

  1. Oh man! I love this one!! Butterflies always catch my eye and that paper is awesome!!! Thanks so much for sharing!!!

  2. What a fantastic, happy card! I love your colors and the addition of the sparkle is great! Thank you for sharing!

  3. Very pretty, never would know it was only 4 colors… This will sound pretty selfish, but… I have been doing all I can for others and poof I won a gift card on a different hop and was able to purchase a card kit I have been wanting since August. I am so grateful and am so excited about that. Love this card, (Thanks for letting me jump for Joy for my new kit ) please be well!

  4. Beautiful card. Love the butterflies!! One thing that has brought me joy is being able to be crafty and create.

  5. What a lovely card you’ve made! That was a wonderful tip about using just three or four colours & then spraying with Shimmer Spray. It looks like you put lots of effort in, but not so, which makes a card like this doable for someone like me. I really like the butterfly stencil from Brutus Monroe. Thanks!

  6. Thank you for the super pretty card. I have gotten joy from crafting and watching my dog chase his tail,always brings a smile to my face.

  7. Your card is gorgeous! I particpated in a virtual retreat on the weekend. It was a lot of fun and I learned a lot of new card and colouring techniques. I also made a bunch of new cards which always brings me joy. Thanks for spreading some joy today and being part of this amazing hop!

  8. You can never go wrong with shine and rainbows. Beautiful card, thank you for the inspiration

  9. Gorgeous rainbow butterflies and you make it look so easy!! Always making mistakes it makes me laugh!! #spreadjoynotgerms

  10. I love your card. You matched the butterflies with the background paper so perfectly. It’s sure to make anyone happy. Thanks for sharing. Stay safe.

  11. I just love your butterfly card. One thing that has given me joy in the last month of “lock down” is being able to escape to my brand newly finished craft room. I can go in there and create while giving my husband space by himself. It’s a win-win! Stay safe.

  12. butterflies always make me happy.
    Love the glitter to these. Using
    the striped paper was a great idea
    for the background. Colors match
    so well. thanks for sharing.
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

  13. What gorgeous ink work. LOVE the rainbow theme. The stripes are fab and those beautifully inked butterflies! So gorgeous. Hugs, Wends xoxo

  14. Love your rainbow of butterflies! Beautiful card!
    My kitty brings me lots of joy! Every evening she stretches out on my lap while i watch TV. It’s our nightly routine.

  15. Oh, that cards is right up my alley. Butteflies everywhere and very colourful. Love it!
    The think that gave me joy is spending time with my family. Since we all need to stay at home we get to spend much more time together. πŸ™‚

  16. Very pretty! Love the stencil and your ink blending. The shimmer really gives it a dimensional look!

  17. FABULOUS card!
    LOVE your rainbow of butterflies and rainbow stripes too, SO CHEERY together πŸ™‚
    Thank You for sharing and INSPIRING!

  18. Is there a particular brand of shimmer spray you use? I like your card. My son and daughter-in-law live four hours from us but we get to see them at least every six weeks and generally at least once a month. Because of the quarantine we are not getting to see them – that means we don’t get to see our young grandson. But, my husband and I have been getting (and giving) great joy every single day through the wonderful technology of FaceTime! Our grandson tells his mom and dad, “I need Gammaw and Nanny,” and our phone rings! He has developed quite a FaceTime personality!!! Thanks for asking such a fun question and for sharing your inspiration too.

  19. Love the rainbow of color. Cool idea for the paper. Sometimes I hate covering up some of the pretty papers I have. I will remember this next time. Spending time with my teenage son is what has given me some joy over the last few weeks. He won’t be around forever. Thanks for sharing

  20. Beautiful card! I thought you used glitter glaze and love the idea of the shimmer spray. Less drying time when you’re in a hurry. Thank you for sharing.

  21. Thank you for participating in this excellent way to encourage stay-at-home! I never tire of the magic that is shimmer spray. πŸ˜‰ One thing that brings me joy during this time is my cat Tyson. No matter what I’m feeling, he is by my side, purring his support.

  22. Super cute card, love your choice of colours, pretty paper and design. Love the sparkling butterflies.

  23. Great bright card. So shiny. This Blog Hop has given me huge amounts of joy as well as spending more time with my girls. Thanks for sharing!

  24. Beautiful card! Great tip for stretching paper supply, I do that too. How do I find joy? We may be stuck at home, but I am grateful that we have a comfortable home and can get outside to enjoy the sunny weather. Video chats with our granddaughter are fun too.

  25. I just love your beautiful butterfly card. Thanks for sharing it. It gives me some inspiration. Please stay safe.

  26. Beautiful card great idea to spritz with shimmer spray!! The mailman brings me joy it seems I’ve been hitting add to cart a little to much lately!! lol

  27. One thing that has given me joy this month is having more time to craft and make cards to send to friends and family across the miles. Your card is just beautiful. Love the rainbow colors. Thanks for a wonderful hop and the inspiration!

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