Words of Wisdom Challenge WINNER!

A huge thank you to everyone who entered our Words of Wisdom Challenge! We loved seeing all of your uplifting projects!

If you haven’t seen them yet, take a look at the bottom of the Words of Wisdom Challenge post and click the blue button for all of the entries.

Our randomly selected winner is receiving a prize pack with  Dual Brush Pens Bright 10-Set, Blending Kit and Fudenosuke Calligraphy Pen.

And our lucky winner is…

Baylee Hart

Baylee, please either send us a private message on Facebook  or Instagram with your address and we will ship you your prize package!

Thanks again to everyone who entered!

Pirate Card using layered embellishments By Jennie Garcia

Layered Embellishments!



Hello and Happy Friday! Today I have an easy masculine card using layered embellishments! Pirate Card

Layered Embellishments are a great way to make quick cards or add an extra something to your scrapbook layouts. Just get labels, scraps to punch out and other smaller embellishments like these pirate tags or stickers and start stacking until you are happy. I glued them using the Tombow Mono Permanent Adhesive.
Pirate Card-001

For the little pirate tags I used a one inch punch and then used the Tombow Foam Tape to give it a little pop. To glue the handmade enamel dots I used the Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue Pirate Card-002

I hope you found these tips helpful! Thanks for reading!

Sweets for Dad

My hubs loves himself some sweets. So when thinking up something fun to give him for Father’s Day I instantly thought candy. All kinds. He drives around all day for work checking on job sites and going to appointments, so I thought that a treat every once in a while is perfect for him. Of course I didn’t want to just give him something in a bag. I needed to make it extra special. Here is the special treat we’re creating today.


I chose blues and earth tones for the paper since his favorite color is blue and he’s a Landscape Designer and loves wood grains.

The kids and I chose these tasty candies for our gift. You can find them all in big bags and cheap on Amazon.

dads favorites
a sweet gift for dad

Here are the easy steps I took to create my sweets bottles:

1. Choose your die cutting. I cut mine from Silhouette, but you can print and cut from images online, stamp and color them with Tombow markers or use stickers. I just loved these tool shapes so much. I also added a gear shape to enhance the theme.
2. Fill your bottles with candy and place the lids on.
3. Add ribbon/twine to coordinate with the shapes or stickers you chose.
4. Wrap your bottles in some patterned paper. I used all scraps that I had on hand.
5. Adhere die cuts with Foam Tabs and MONO Permanent Adhesive to give the bottle more dimension.
6. Give to dad with the kids and watch him open one right up to have some right away.
Here are some close ups of my bottles all finished up.
Here’s another look at all five bottles as a set.
I hope you get crafty for the Father in your life. Thanks for stopping by. You can always visit me over on my blog. I love hearing from you all. Latrice Murphy Design.

Fathers Day 2 Jennifer Priest

For Dad – Father’s Day Gifts from the Kids

Father’s Day is a great time to pamper Dad because, well, Dads don’t typically pamper themselves. We have a lot of fun finding cool lotions, breath sprays, and other unique items to give to my husband on Father’s Day. This past week I was in Salt Lake City and I found this great mens’ store with unique lotions and candles in masculine scents like bergamot. The problem is, the labels were kind of boring.

When giving store bought gifts, there’s not alot of actual hands-on involvement from the kids. We decided to add our own touch to some store-bought gifts for Dad this year by wrapping them in pretty papers, which is something the kids can totally help do. Here are 3 “gifts” for Dad that have a little personal touch with the help of Tombow:

Make Father's Day Special



The lotion is wrapped in a wood grain paper and then a thin strip of blue paper was added as an accent. Consider having the kids draw their own art onto white paper with Tombow Dual Brush Pens and then using that as a wrapper.

The breath spray is funny on its own but what if the breath spray or lip balm you got for Dad is just average? Wrap it with paper as well for a personal touch. Tombow Xtreme Adhesive is perfect for holding paper around tubes and other odd shapes.

Fathers Day 2 Jennifer Priest

Jazz up basic cork coasters with a layer of felt on one side. Use Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue to adhere felt to the cork. Trim the edges with scissors. Wrap a strip of paper around the set of coasters and secure with Tombow Xtreme Adhesive in the back. Write “to: Dad” with a Tombow Dual Brush Pen on a tag and tie to the paper strip.

Here’s how I put it all together:

This Father’s Day, consider adding a little flair to your purchased gifts with Tombow adhesives. As a bonus, give Dad a Tombow Fine Pen, like an Olno Swift Mechanical Pencil or Tombow Mono Twin Permanent Marker.

For more crafty inspiration, visit me over at Just JP.


Dad, You ROCK! Picture Frame

This week we are featuring projects with a masculine theme to honor those wonderful Dads in our lives.  I decided to create a project that has been floating around in my head for quite a while – The Dad, You Rock! Picture frame!  Tombow USA has great adhesives that serve many purposes. For this project I selected the Tombow USA MONO Multi Liquid Glue.  It has a permanent bond when applied wet, as well as remains tacky, which I will use to my advantage later in the project!




Here’s what you will need:
Tombow USA MONO Multi Liquid Glue

Tombow USA Dual Brush Pens – N15 (Black)

Americana Paints by DecoArt – Khaki Tan and Zinc; Matte Spray Sealer; Wooden Picture Frame 8″ by 8″; River Rocks; Paint Brush; Sand; Newspapers.

Here’s how I made it:
1.) Base coat entire picture frame with Zinc and Khaki Tan with random strokes, let dry.

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2.) Apply heavy coat of Tombow USA MONO Multi Liquid Glue to a section of the frame, then fit river rocks into place, let glue set.  Repeat until front of frame is covered – front and all four outer sides.

3.) Apply Tombow USA MONO Multi Liquid Glue to inside edges of frame, allow for glue to set, but do not place river rocks.

4.) Spread out newspaper on work surface, place frame on top.  Sprinkle sand in all of the cracks and crevices. Since the Tombow USA MONO Multi Liquid Glue dries tacky, the sand will stick and give your frame a finished look.

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5.) Finish with several light coats of matte spray sealer, which will show off the rocks true colors and secure the sand.

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6.) Trim a piece of watercolor paper to fit in the picture part of the frame.  Apply a line of Tombow USA MONO Multi Liquid Glue on the back of a gift card to your Dad’s favorite home improvement store, allow glue to set, then place on watercolor paper.  Tombow USA MONO Multi Liquid Glue is reposition able when dry, so it makes the perfect adhesive for attaching gift cards!

7.) Around the edge of the paper, write “Dad, You Rock!” with Tombow USA Dual Brush Pen in N15 (black) or your Dad’s favorite color.

This would be a great project to make with the kids for Father’s Day!  Then give to that special Dad in your life, whether it be your Father, Brother, Husband, Uncle or Son!

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Thanks for stopping by! -Beth



Hi!  I have a DIY desk caddy to share with you, that is perfect for dad!  It is made from rolled magazine pages.  Super fun and super easy too.


DIY Desk Caddy For Dad
The Tombow products I used are:
I made a video to show you how I made this awesome DIY gift.

Thank you for visiting!  I hope you make a rolled magazine project of your own.


Rocking Words of Wisdom By Jennie Garcia

Happy Friday! This week we have a challenge hosted by Jennifer, with so many graduations, weddings and important events in our lives she challenged us to offer some words of wisdom!

Love WorthyRocking Background



Today I will share with you words of wisdom and how to make this background using the Tombow Dual Brush Pens.
Love Worthy1

I’ve done this kind of background quite a few times. If you are a faithful Tombow follower you probably have seen this before. This time I’m adding a twist! Love Worthy2 Once you have your blended colors in the background make circles in the blending palette with the Tombow Dual Brush Pens and add enough water with the Tombow Mister to make a little puddle. Love Worthy3

Drip the water on the surface, in this case a tag.
Love Worthy4 Then blow in every direction using a straw keep turning the tag to take your lines where you want them to go. Love Worthy5

You can add more drips and keep adding until you are happy with the result.
Love Worthy6 You can stamp on the background or leave it as it is.
Love Worthy6-001 Then I used the Tombow Xtreme Permanent Adhesive to add Designer Foils from Clearsnap. Love Worthy7

Finally add your words, other stamps and ribbon. Love Worthy8

Remember to share with us your words of wisdom and join the challenge! The will end on June 21st at 11:55PM EST. Winner will be announced Monday June 22.

Tombow Words of Wisdom Challenge

Words of Wisdom + Tags

There have been some amazing projects this week. Words of Wisdom to me is pretty much anything that lifts my spirits or others. So this week here on the Tombow USA Blog  we have a challenge for you!  We are inspired by Words of Wisdom and hopefully we will inspire you too!  Join the challenge by linking your Words of Wisdom project at the bottom of Jennifer’s post HERE for the chance to win some great prizes!

I wanted to created something that could be used for anyone at any time. Here is what you’ll need for this project.

words of wisdom

words of wisdom by latrice-gray-murphy on Polyvore


I created my tags first by simply cutting an 8-1/2″x11″ piece of cardstock into eight tags. Very easy to do. I then chose three color families (Blue, Gray and Purple) for my tags. Here they are.



These tags are perfect to attach to a card quickly, add to a layout or give to a friend on a gift. Just something simple and uplifting. You can also just play around like I did and practice your brush lettering while watching the kids play outside or when bored. Here’s a close up of them.

Words of wisdom

Remember, this challenge started on June 8th and will end on June 21st at 11:55PM EST, so link up early and often for your chance to win.  The Winner will be announced Monday June 22nd.

Link your Words of Wisdom project at the bottom of Jennifer’s post HERE for the chance to win some great prizes! I can’t wait to see what you all have created this week. Thanks for stopping by.



Quick and Easy Encouragement Cards

 Quick and Easy Encouragement Cards by Daniella HayesQuick and Easy Encouragement Cards by Daniella Hayes by daniella-hayes7 on Polyvore

I made these Quick and Easy Encouragement Cards for the Tombow Words of Wisdom Challenge!  Check out the original post to read all about it!

I gathered my supplies and jumped right in!

I used a Tombow Dual Brush Pen (Black) to write some encouraging phrases on white cardstock. Phrases like “Keep Being Awesome”, “Life is Waiting for You” and “You are Amazing”.

I wrote the word with the fine tip of the Dual Brush Pen first.  Then used a pencil to thicken the down strokes.

Don’t worry if some of your writing isn’t perfect.  When you go over the down strokes with the brush tip of the Dual Brush Pen they will go away.

After you are done writing phrases, cut them out in interesting shapes.  Pick out some Project Life Cards to adhere them to, with the Tombow Stamp Runner Dot Pattern Adhesive.

And you are done!

These Encouragement Cards really are that Quick and Easy!  And they have soooo many uses!  You can put magnets on them and put them on the fridge.  You can tuck them in a lunch bag for your kids.  They can be used on a card or in a card.  “Life is Waiting For You” is perfect in a money envelope to a the happy couple.  Or with a gift card for the new grad!  “Be Strong” or “Be Brave” go great with some flowers for a friend who needs a pick me up.  The possibilities are endless!  And of course, you could use them in your Project Life layouts too!

Now it’s your turn.  Go to the original post for the Words of Wisdom Challenge and link your project up.  You could win this AWESOME prize!

Tombow Words of Wisdom Challenge
Thanks for visiting!  Good Luck!




Words of Wisdom from the Jedi Master

This week the Tombow USA Blog has a challenge for you!  We are inspired by Words of Wisdom and hopefully we will inspire you too!  Join the challenge by linking your Words of Wisdom project at the bottom of Jennifer’s post HERE for the chance to win some great prizes!

Remember, this challenge will start on June 8th and will end on June 21st at 11:55PM EST, so link up early and often for your chance to win.  The Winner will be announced Monday June 22nd.

Tombow Words of Wisdom Challenge

Now on to my project!


My Nephew has been addicted to interested in Star Wars since he was about 10 years old, so I created these Words of Wisdom for him from one of his favorites – Jedi Master Qui Gon Jinn!


I started out with a 16″ by 20″ sheet of vellum finish cardstock, measured and cut in half vertically.  The quote was long and skinny, plus two surfaces allowed for a “do over” in case I made any mistakes!


Color in the background, roughly, using Tombow Dual Brush Pens 452 and 451.


Using a 1″ wide flat paint brush and clean water, wash over the pen lines to create a watercolored background, let dry.  I simply LOVE this technique because it is easy and the finished project looks like a true watercolored image.


Using the Tombow MONO Professional Drawing Pencil F and a ruler, measure out the guidelines for your quote.  The F Pencil has a medium dark lead that sharpens to a very fine point, so it is ideal for laying down guidelines.  TIP: I plotted everything out on a scrap piece of paper, first before I transferred it to my finished project.  This also allowed me to count my letters, so all of my words were centered on the surface.


Letter in the quote with Tombow Dual Brush Pen N35, which is a dark grey.  Lay in a drop shadow on the significant words in the quote to give them added emphasis with Tombow Dual Brush Pen N65.  TIP:  I wasn’t entirely sure how to complete the drop shadows, so I looked it up online and followed the samples I found!  I also added some stars.  Once the pen marks are completely dry, erase your pencil lines with Tombow MONO Eraser, then no one knows you used guidelines!

Don’t be afraid to jump right into hand lettering.  These Words of Wisdom are in my block printing that I write in everyday, so it was comfortable for me.  Practice is the key to hand lettering and keep trying until you get the result you are looking for!

Remember to link up your project over at Jennifer’s post HERE and check back each day this week for more inspirational Words of Wisdom from the rest of the Design Team.

Thanks for stopping by!  -Beth