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Wishes for Baby Sign for Baby Shower

Last summer I attended a baby shower that my sister threw for her friend. At the entrance of the party, they had a sign on an easel with a cup of markers – the idea was for people to add a message for the baby to the sign using a marker. Now that one of my friends is having a baby girl, I thought this would be a great, crafty way to welcome baby into the world, with messages of love from family and friends.

I created this wishes for baby sign for the upcoming baby shower:

Welcome Baby Sign for Baby Shower



To create blended letters, use a Tombow Blending Palette, as shown in the video below.

How to make a custom Baby Welcome Sign:

This sign comes together fairly easily. You can use any frame you like; I used a molded Smoothfoam frame that I painted with acrylic paint to add color. The keys to this project are the Tombow Dual Brush Pens.  The ink from the pens stays vibrant and true over time, it’s water based so it blends easily and they’re odorless. Use the pens to letter the baby’s name or a welcome message and then keep an assortment of pens out by the sign for guests to write and draw their messages to baby. For ideas on lettering with Tombow Dual Brush Pens, check out this book by Tombow Signature Designer Marie Browning: Brush Marker Magic.

Create a space in the middle of the sign to add baby’s footprints:

To leave space in the middle open for baby’s footprints, loosely trace a pair of newborn baby booties with an OLNO Mechanical Pencil.  Leave the tracings on the board during the baby shower so everyone knows to leave that space blank. When you’re ready to add baby’s footprints to the board, use a MONO NP Eraser, Non-PVC to erase the pencil lines.

Here’s how to create a custom baby welcome sign from start to finish:

We’re celebrating baby shower week with a Challenge!

Come and link up your baby project for the chance to win Tombow Mono Permanent Adhesive, Tombow Mono Adhesive Dots and Tombow Adhesive Dots.


This challenge will start on March 2nd and will end on March 15 at 11:55PM EST. Winner will be announced March 16!

Click HERE to enter the Tombow Baby Challenge.

Thanks so much for stopping by the Tombow Blog today.  See more crafty ideas over on my blog, Hydrangea Hippo. Until next time,


Baby Block Birth Announcement

This week Tombow USA has a challenge for you! Get your bundle of Tombow products out and make a Baby Project!   Design Team Member, Latrice is hosting this challenge on her blog post HERE, so create your special “bundle of joy” project and upload it until March 15th at 11:55 pm EST.  The winner will be announced on March 16th!


I love to create special keepsakes for family and friends when a child is born.  It is such a precious moment in time that deserves an equally precious announcement!  I created this Baby Block to remember my niece, Marlena Anne Wilson’s birth.

My crafty friend, Eileen Hull has a line of 3D dies with Sizzix that cut matboard and the Tombow Xtreme Adhesive works perfectly to permanently attach the cube together for the base of the announcement!

Here’s what you’ll need:




Here’s how to make it:

Step 1 – Die cut two Sizzix Score Boards XL Die – 3D Block/Cube/Bank from Sizzix Little Sizzles Mat Board  with the Sizzix Big Shot Machine.

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Step 2 – Measure and cut six 3″ x 3″ squares of decorative paper.  Apply to faces of cube with Tombow Xtreme Adhesive.  TIP – Remember to “snap” off adhesive at a 90 degree angle.

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Step 3 – Apply Tombow Xtreme Adhesive to the four tabs.  Attach to create a “T”, then fold long section around to form cube.  Fold in top and bottom to finish cube.

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Step 4 – Measure and cut three 2 1/4″ by 21/4″ squares of decorative paper and one baby photo.  Round corners, distress and attach to four sides of cube with Tombow Stamp Runner Dot Adhesive.

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Step 5 – Embellish top and bottom of cube with ribbons, flowers, rhinestones, stick pins and a crystal using Tombow MONO Aqua Liquid Glue.

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Step 6 – Embellish remaining four sides with letter stickers, chipboard initials, rhinestones and pearls.

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Here is what the final keepsake looks like!  So cute to hang in Marlee’s nursery for years to come!

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Other Materials Used:  Decorative papers; baby photo; letter stickers; glittered chipboard initials; ribbons (green, pink and yellow); assorted flowers; green stick pin; crystal; rhinestones; pearls; paper trimmer; corner rounder punch; Tea Dyed Distress Ink by Ranger and scissors.

Visit my Pinterest page for more Keepsake Crafts.

Thanks for stopping by!  -Beth


It’s a baby challenge!

This week the Tombow USA Blog has a challenge for you! Get your bundle of Tombow Products to make a Baby Project! I’m thrilled to be hosting this months challenge! It just so happens that one of my best friends in the whole wide world is expecting her first baby. I was asked by her mom to use my creative ideas to make a couple simple items for the shower. It was a sports themed shower that was very casual and laid back. I loved it. I created three items for the shower to help pull the theme together. First was a diaper cake, second I made a sport ball banner and third was a banner with the name of the new sweet boy I get to meet soon!


Here is what you need to create the cake:

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To see the full photo tutorial on creating this please visit my blog HERE

I also created the banners for the party using my die cutting machine as well as the Tombow MONO permanent adhesive.  Each banner was first die cut on my Silhouette, then pieced together with MONO permanent adhesive runner. I simply stapled the pieces to red chevron ribbon to finish them off.



So how fun is that? I cannot wait to see what you all create. It can be a card, a home decor piece, baby inspired scrapbook page or so much more!! Link up below to join the challenge and win so yummy adhesive too. Thanks for stopping by and stay tuned for more inspiration.


Come and link up your baby project for the chance to win Tombow Mono Permanent Adhesive, Tombow Mono Adhesive Dots and Tombow Adhesive Dots.


This challenge will start on March 2nd and will end on March 15 at 11:55PM EST.

Winner will be announced March 16!

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Mixed Media Houses by Jennie Garcia

Happy Friday Everyone! Since February is the shortest month, this week we are sharing mini projects! For my project I made some Easy Mini Mixed Media Houses using scraps from photo paper, Tombow Dual Brush Pens and the Tombow Mono Twin Permanent.Mixed Media Houses

Mixed Media Houses

Mixed Media Houses by jenniegarcian featuring home decor

I print a lot of 4×4’s on my Photo Printer and I always have scraps of photo paper around.  I kept a few because I learned how to use photo papers with Tombow Dual Brush Pens from Marie. It’s the same technique as in paper but it looks different and it’s easier and smoother to doodle! I use glossy 4×6 paper from Canon but I’m sure any glossy photo paper will work! Just scribble some lines, circles, etc. with the Tombow Dual Brush Pens in the Blending Palette and mist them with the Tombow Blending Mister.

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Remember to use colors that are next to each other on the color wheel because choosing complementary colors will create a muddy background.

Mixed Media Houses1 Cut shapes for the roof, windows and doors. I love the wonky look! Then use the Tombow Mono Twin Permanent Marker to draw details and doodles on them.  Mixed Media Houses2

To make this moon I used the Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue and Clearsnap foil. If you want more details about the foil technique using the Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue check out this post by Jennifer Priest.  By the way, how cool is it that you can see the stars?

Mixed Media Houses3  To glue the houses I used the Tombow Mono Adhesive Dots. For the background I used a Bokeh Technique I shared a few weeks ago.

Mixed Media Houses4 There you have it! Easy and shiny mixed media houses for your art journaling! If you try it, share your results with us on Facebook or on Instagram using the hashtag #tombow.

Mini Luck shamrock banner

We’re almost to the end of our mini week here on the Tombow blog. It’s been so fun to see what the other girls have made. So inspiring! Today I have a fun mini banner that’s sure to bring you Luck. Check it out.

I took these simple steps to create my banner. Follow the images below to make your own today!
Lay it out.
Use tabs to put it all together.
 Double check spacing.
 Hang it up!
It really added the little bit of “something” I needed on my mantle.
Thanks so much for coming by the blog today. Jenni will have another project for you tomorrow!!
xo,  LM_2015

Mini Basketball Garland with Punched Paper Basketballs and Tombow Mono Permanent Adhesive Runner 630

Easy Mini Basketball Garland

Tournament season for sports is almost here and that means lots of game day get-togethers! Part of the fun of a sports party is the decorating! We recently got together with friends and family for a fun day of watching the Big Game and I created a game day sliders and fries bar full of munchies for the whole family to snack on. I didn’t want the decorations to get in the way so I made them “mini” sized:

This mini basketball garland is festive but doesn't get int he way of everyone enjoying the food while watching the big game!

This mini basketball garland is festive but doesn’t get int he way of everyone enjoying the food while watching the big game!

I strung a mini basketball banner from the three-tiered cupcake stand on the table to a bamboo skewer in one of the bowls of fries. This mini easy basketball banner goes together lickety split with the help of Tombow Xtreme adhesive.

Mini Basketball Garland



Other Supplies:

  • White Cardstock
  • Basketball stamp – 2 parts
  • Black and Orange Dye Inkpads

Here’s how to create a mini easy basketball banner for your next game day get-together:

I made more of the basketball circles and used them to make cupcake toppers, or slider toppers in this case, to compliment the mini garland and carry through the basketball theme. You can change the ball to any sports ball for whatever season, from soccer to football to golf and tennis! Do you watch the big game at home or do you tailgate it at the arena or stadium?

Thanks for stopping by the Tombow blog today!


See more of my crafty ideas over at Hydrangea Hippo

Ribbon Spool Candle Holders

I love how some craft project inspirations just pop into my head out of everyday tasks!  I was putting away some new ribbons that I had purchased recently.  While taking the ribbon off of the spools and stacking the spools on my desk, I started looking at the stack of empty spools wondering what I could make from them.  Then it dawned on me – they looked like the chunky candle holders that I have seen in all of the Home Decor stores recently.

Ribbon Spool Candle Holders


Hang on to those ribbon spools instead of throwing them away and create some trendy Candle Holders!

Step 1 – Select your ribbon spools and stack them until you are happy with the composition.

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Step 2 – Base coat top and bottom of ribbon spools with Design Master Color Tool Primer, let dry.  Top Coat with Design Master Color Tool October Brown, let dry.

TIP – Primer is an excellent way to cover up labels, etc. when upcycling and allows you to start with a paintable base.  Always spray paint outside or in a well ventilated area.

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Step 3 – Measure each spool and cut 2 strips of Decorative Scrapbook Paper, one for each spool on each candle holder.  My project required 12 strips of paper in widths from 3/8″ up to 1 7/8″.

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Step 4 – Attach decorative scrapbook papers to spools with Tombow Xtreme Adhesive, making sure to snap the Xtreme off at a 90 degree angle to break the adhesive.


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Step 5 – Attach spools together with Tombow Xtreme Adhesive.  Line up your spools so the bases match up perfectly.

TIP – If you want your candle holders to be a matched set, make sure to line up the spools on your work surface in the same order, so you put them together using the same pattern.

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Step 6 – Measure and cut 24″ length of ribbon.  Attach to base of candle with Tombow Adhesive Dots, to secure.  Tie ribbon in a bow and dove tail ends for a finished look.

TIP – Ribbon is attached to the candle for decorative purposes ONLY. Do not burn candle with ribbon attached -OR- use flameless candles.

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Additional Supplies Needed – Pencil, Ruler, Paper Trimmer, Scissors, Decorative Scrapbook Papers, Candles (2), Blue Satin Ribbon (two 24″ lengths)

Be creative!  I made my candle holders shabby chic to match my home decor.  But I encourage you to play around with shape, height, number and color to create your very own Ribbon Spool Candle Holders to match YOUR home decor.

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Check out more of my UPCYCLED projects on my blog.

Thanks for stopping by! -Beth


Easy Upcycled Cereal Box Book Wrap

Fun and Easy Upcycled  Cereal Box Book Wrap


Easy Upcycled Cereal Box Book Wrap


I am one of those people who has a book for everything.  And I carry them with me wherever I go.  But sometimes the things I’ve tucked into the books fall out and I’m stuck digging through my bag for them.  So I started making Upcycled Cereal Box Book Wraps for my books.  The cool thing about this book wrap is that it can be used for several different sizes of books and it grows with your book.  Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue is perfect for this because it creates a strong repositionable bond when dry!

To begin making your Upcyced Cereal Box Book Wrap, take some string and wrap it around your book to measure it.
Cut a piece of your cereal box to the length you measured plus at least 2″ so it will overlap in the front of your book.  Then cut some cardstock the same length, to cover your cereal box.  The width of the wrap is up to you.  Usually 1″-2″ is good.  Wrap the cardboard around your book, just to be able to mark the areas where it will bend, like the spine and front. Score the cardboard and cardstock at these areas every quarter of an inch for approximately 1″ of the wrap.  That will let your wrap bend without ripping.  To adhere the cardstock to the cereal box, use Tombow Xtreme Adhesive.  This  adhesive is 5x stronger than other adhesives so the book wrap won’t come apart.
Have fun with you Upcycled Cereal Box Book Wrap!  Decorate it however you’d like.  I added some ribbon to mine with Tombow XTreme Adhesive.  Xtreme Adhesive is the perfect width for ribbon.  Don’t Forget, to pull the adhesive to the side when you are finished, to get a clean break.
To finish your Upcycled Cereal Box Book Wrap, add a large circle of Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Adhesive where you want it to close.  Let it dry.  This will create a strong repositionable bond to close your wrap.
I added a flower to the outside of my Upcycled Cereal Box Book Wrap with the Mono Multi Adhesive.
There you go!  A super Easy Upcycled Cereal Box Book Wrap!  I hope you have fun making these for your books.

Spoon Nest by Marie Browning



All you need is some moss, a spoon, a bird charm, some beads for eggs and a bit of ribbon and Tombow Adhesives will transform them into this charming ‘Spoon Nest!’ Incredibly easy to put together using Xtreme Mounting Putty, NEW from Tombow. I also used a little MONO Multi Liquid Glue for the rhinestones on the handle. I also used the Xtreme Mounting Putty to hang it up!

IMG_1702Here’s a tag using Xtreme Mounting Putty for the moss and mushrooms at the bottom. So, it’s not just super strong and handy to put up decorations inside or outside  AND reusable, you can also craft with it!


Bokeh Background Tutorial by Jennie Garcia

Happy Friday! This is Jennie and today I have two Bokeh Background Tutorials using the Tombow Dual Brush Pens.

Thank You Bokeh

Here is everything you need! **Remember to use Watercolor paper. This technique requires lots of water and ordinary paper won’t hold well.Make A Bokeh Background

Use washi tape to tape a piece of watercolor paper to a hard surface like clipboard or a cutting mat. Leave a border so the water won’t accumulate in the corners, the washi tape also leaves a nice border if you like that look. Spray the paper generously with water using a Tombow Blending Mister.

Bokeh Process

Scribble on the Tombow Blending Palette using Analogous Colors from the Tombow Dual Brush Pens, they are next to each other in the color wheel. If you choose Complementary Colors (these are opposites in the color wheel) they will make brown shades when they blend. After you scribble on the Tombow Blending Palette use the Tombow Blending Mister over it to create your own watercolors. I used a waterbrush but you can use any watercolor brush.
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Take the washi tape off, carefully… Notice how my background has lines, you can also apply the colors using circles or a blotchy pattern.  Bokeh Process3

You can let it dry naturally or use a heat gun. Bokeh Process4

Using a dauber, white ink and a stencil with circles of different sizes rub the ink on the background. Make some circles darker and overlap them! Keep making circles until you are happy with the result!

Bokeh Process5 Voilá! How dreamy and easy was that! Keep experimenting with different color combos!  Bokeh Process6

For this card I used an red-orange-yellow color combo! To glue this heavy and wavy watercolor paper on the card base I used the super strong Tombow Xtreme Permanent Adhesive. Peace Bokeh I have a second technique! Even easier than the first one! When you scribble on the Blending Palette using the Tombow Dual Brush Pens, you can make lines like these or you can make circles or random scribbles. After you scribble spray water using the Tombow Blending Mister. Peace Bokeh Step1

Just put you paper on the Tombow Blending Palette to pick up the colors, if you feel that you missed a spot on the paper, just pick up some more. You can use the same Tombow Blending Palette up to 4 times to get different and lighter effects! Then make the circles using a stencil, white ink and a dauber (or a makeup sponge if you can’t find you dauber). Peace Bokeh Step2

Such a pretty background that you only need a few stamps to make a finished card! Go get your bokeh on! Make sure you share your results with us!

Have a great Friday! Friday!!!…. YAY!!