How to Make a Corner Bookmark

Happy April everyone! What a great challenge we have for you. I was inpsired by Daniella’s mood board for sure and pulled the black and yellow out as well as the black bow. Loved it.

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When I think of April showers I think of lazy days. For us it means catching up on some reading or just hanging out. I’ve been seeing this little tutorial around and thought I would give corner bookmarks a try. I followed this tutorial and you can find the template there as well.

You’ll need the following items pictured below.

Tombow MONO permanent
Tombow Adhesive dots
Bone Folder
Scissors
Paper
Die or bow template

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Next follow the easy steps to create your corner bookmark. It can literally be decorated any way you would like. I added the bow to two of them and a scallop to the third. This bow die was perfect since I could press it flat and still know what it was. Flowers are perfect as well. I’ve seen monsters and more. A great way to get the kids involved and to reuse paper scraps like I did. edited-5

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Don’t forget to link up your projects on Monday’s post to enter to win the prize pictured below.

Thanks for stopping by. Come back tomorrow from a fabulous project from Jennie!

Xo,

Latrice

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How to make glitter lettering

When I think of the rain, I think of the color blue. I drew inspiration for the card I’m sharing today from the yellow on the April Showers Mood Board created by Daniella Hayes earlier this week. Join our Inspiration Challenge! Just visit THIS BLOG POST, create something inspired by the mood board, and then  link it up using the linky tool at the bottom of the post.

I created a gold and blue card inspired by the mood board above, drawing heavily on the yellow color and rainy day theme. This card has a fun and unique technique – how to make glitter lettering. Many companies offer pretty printed journaling cards, like this one from DCWV. I thought this journaling card would make a great handmade greeting card but I needed to add some color somehow.

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Using the Tombow MONO Multi Liquid Glue, I traced the lettering of some of the words on the journaling card. Then I sprinkled blue glitter on top and allowed it to dry. The result is glittery, dimensional lettering that really makes the card POP!

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I added the crepe paper ruffle to the back of the journaling card with Tombow Xtreme Adhesive. Then I mounted the journaling card to the card front with Tombow Foam Tape. Finally, I added three buttons to the card with Tombow Adhesive Dots.

A card like this is certain to brighten anyone’s day. Consider using Tombow MONO Multi Liquid Glue to add extra dimension and glitter to your journaling cards and paper craft projects.

How to make glitter lettering

 

Supplies:

Thanks for stopping by today. Don’t forget to enter our April Showers Mood Board challenge by April 12, 2015 to enter to win this prize pack:

April Showers Challenge Prize

See you around blog land! – Jennifer

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April Showers Challenge – Baby Shower Centerpiece

This week the Design Team on Tombow USA Blog has a challenge for you! Get out your umbrella! It’s time for APRIL SHOWERS!

APRIL SHOWERS

For this challenge, be inspired by this Mood Board, created by Design Team Member Daniella Hayes! Make anything you want using this Mood Board as inspiration and April Showers as a theme.  This challenge will start on March 30th and will end on April 12th at 11:55PM EST. The winner will be announced Monday April 13th!

If you LINK UP through Daniella’s POST HERE for this challenge and you will be eligible win this AWESOME PRIZE!!

April Showers Challenge Prize

NOW, ON TO MY PROJECT!

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I took the APRIL SHOWERS theme literally and created a Baby Shower Centerpiece using the umbrella as my inspiration!

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I had this paper mache container in my craft Stash and just saw an umbrella when I looked at it!

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Select paper measure and cut to 12″ wide by 6″ deep to cover container.  Fold scrap paper in half and draw a light pencil line to create the umbrella shape, then cut out.  Trace and cut 2 umbrella shapes from decorative scrapbook paper.  Then punch a 2″ circle punch from a scrap of black paper.  Line up at one edge and trace half circles across the 12″ length of the decorative paper with the Tombow Mono Twin Permanent Marker.

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Punch out half circles.  TIP:  Use scissors to trim any excess and create the umbrella “points”.  Repeat with second piece of decorative paper.

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Measure and cut two pieces of coordinating decorative paper 2 3/4″ by 6″ to fit sides of container.  Attach with Tombow Xtreme Permanent Adhesive, remembering to snap this adhesive off at a 90 degree angle.

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Attach front and back umbrella pieces with Tombow Xtreme Permanent Adhesive, lining up the bottom and center of each piece.

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Paint a 12″ wooden dowel with grey paint, let dry.  Cut off 6 squares of Tombow Xtreme Mounting Putty, stack 4 squares on bottom and 2 on the top.  Gently press onto bottom of dowel, then press down firmly in bottom of paper mache container to attach.

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Punch 3 1/2″ scallop circle and 3″ straight circle from coordinating decorative papers.  Attach with Tombow Xtreme Permanent Adhesive.  Write “WELCOME BABY” with brush tip of  Tombow Dual Brush Pen – Green 158, then outline with fine tip Grey N35.  Attach to umbrella with Tombow Foam Tape for dimension.

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Draw a handle on coordinating decorative paper, cut out and attach to top of wooden dowel with Tombow Xtreme Permanent Adhesive (can you tell that I am TOTALLY addicted to this stuff? – It ROCKS!)  Tie a ribbon around the handle and fill with the Soon-to-be-Mom’s favorite candy for the center of the table!

remember, you can make anything you want using the Mood Board as inspiration and April Showers as a theme.  This challenge will start on March 30th and will end on April 12th at 11:55PM EST. The winner will be announced Monday April 13th!

LINK UP through Daniella’s POST HERE for the chance to win!!

Thanks for stopping by! -Beth

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April Showers Challenge!!

This week the Tombow USA Blog has a challenge for you! Get your umbrella! It’s time for April Showers!

 

Tombow April Showers Challenge

 

For this challenge you will be inspired by this Mood Board, created by Daniella! Make anything you want using this Mood Board as inspiration and the April Showers theme.  This challenge will start on March 30 and will end on April 12 at 11:55PM EST. Winner will be announced Monday April 13.

I made 3 projects to show you how diverse this challenge is.

My first project is a card.  I used Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue around the edge of the umbrella and added some glitter.  I wrote the words with a Tombow Dual Brush Pen and made the rain drops with them too.  Use the brush side of the pen and press it down on its side.  I adhered everything with my Tombow Stamp Runner Dot Pattern Adhesive.  It is awesome because when you hold it vertically, it actually stamps adhesive wherever you need it.  I used it for the flower and the feather on the bottom.  To finish, I used a Tombow Foam Tab to adhere the butterfly.

 My second project is a tag.

   

I attached the flowers to the card with Tombow Adhesive Dots.  I also used one in the center of the flower and added glitter to it.  To attach the wood leaves I used Tombow Mono Aqua Liquid Glue.  I also used this glue to make fake raindrops on the leaves.  You can see the clear drops in the close up.

My last project is a fun easy card.

I used my favorite Stamp Runner dot pattern adhesive to adhere everything on this card.  I also used a black dual brush pen to ink the stamp.

If you link up for this challenge you can win this AWESOME PRIZE!!

April Showers Challenge Prize

I hope these examples inspire you!!  I can’t wait to see what you make!   Remember, this challenge will start on March 30 and will end on April 12 at 11:55PM EST. Winner will be announced Monday April 13.

xxDaniella

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Gold and Cork Blog Hop with Tombow USA and DCWV! Day Two

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Hi and Welcome to the Gold and Cork Blog Hop with Tombow USA and DCWV! We just had 2 days full with gorgeous projects using GOLD and CORK! The party ends here!  If you haven’t, leave some love to our amazing designers for the chance to win one of these two prizes!

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To win, visit and comment on the participating blog posts. You have until March 31st at 11:59 EST to comment. A winner will be picked randomly and announced on April 1st 2015.

Tombow will be giving away: Tombow Xtreme Adhesive, NEW Tombow Adhesive Dots, NEW Tombow Foam Tape and everyone’s favorite the Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue!

DCWV Prize

DCWV will be giving away: The DCWV Gilded Stack, a 4×4 Cork Stack, Insta Kraft Album, Accordion Album and a set of Birthday Photo Props!

Remember to “Like” Tombow USA and DCWV on Facebook.

Friday, March 27th:

Tombow USA Blog

Rachel Kleinman

Becky Springer

Rita Barakat

Beth Watson

Jenifer Cowles

Thomisia Francois

Karen Hanson

Daniella Hayes

Piali Biswas

Jennie Garcia

DCWV Blog

 

***Saturday, March 28th:

DCWV Blog

Jessica Pascarella

Britt Bass

Jennifer Priest

Jaclyn Rench

Sara Andrews

Latrice Murphy

Tessa Buys

Yolie Burke

Karen Jiles

Marie Browning

Karla Der

Lisa Lahiff

Tina McDonald

Tombow USA Blog <<YOU ARE HERE!

Gold and Cork Blog Hop with Tombow USA and DCWV! Day One

Gold-Cork-Hop

Hi and Welcome to the Gold and Cork Blog Hop with Tombow USA and DCWV! We have 2 days full with gorgeous projects using GOLD and CORK! The party starts here!  Leave love to our amazing designers for the chance to win one of these two prizes!

Gold-Cork-Giveaway

To win, visit and comment on the participating blog posts. You have until March 31st at 11:59 EST to comment. A winner will be picked randomly and announced on April 1st 2015.

Tombow will be giving away: Tombow Xtreme Adhesive, NEW Tombow Adhesive Dots, NEW Tombow Foam Tape and everyone’s favorite the Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue!

DCWV Prize

DCWV will be giving away: The DCWV Gilded Stack, a 4×4 Cork Stack, Insta Kraft Album, Accordion Album and a set of Birthday Photo Props!

Remember to “Like” Tombow USA and DCWV on Facebook.

***Friday, March 27th:

Tombow USA Blog  <<YOU ARE HERE

Rachel Kleinman

Becky Springer

Rita Barakat

Beth Watson

Jenifer Cowles

Thomisia Francois

Karen Hanson

Daniella Hayes

Piali Biswas

Jennie Garcia

DCWV Blog

 

Saturday, March 28th:

DCWV Blog

Jessica Pascarella

Britt Bass

Jennifer Priest

Jaclyn Rench

Sara Andrews

Latrice Murphy

Tessa Buys

Yolie Burke

Karen Jiles

Marie Browning

Karla Der

Lisa Lahiff

Tina McDonald

Tombow USA Blog

YOUR NEXT STOP IS RACHEL!

Spring Fling Blog Hop Winner!

Hi everyone! We hope you enjoyed our Spring Fling Blog Hop with Taylored Expressions!

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If you didn’t get a chance to hop with us, you can check out all of the awesome projects at the following links:

Shelly Mercado: http://shellypop.com/
Beth Watson: http://bwdesignstudio.blogspot.com/
Joan Ervin: http://stampingwithapassion.blogspot.com/
Daniella Hayes: http://www.daniellahayes.blogspot.com/
Jeanne Streiff: http://inkypaws.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/
Jennie Garcia: http://earthyscrap.blogspot.com/
Jennifer Priest:  http://hydrangeahippo.com
Kendra Wietstock: http://kendrawietstock.blogspot.com/
Latrice Murphy:  http://latricemurphydesign.com/
Charmaine Ikach: http://oodabugalley.blogspot.com/
Marie Browning:  https://mariebrowning.wordpress.com
Courtney Kelley: http://courtneykelley.typepad.com/

Two lucky winners are being chosen for some great giveaways, and we’re excited to announce the winner of the Taylored Expressions prize pack! Drumroll, please. And the winner is…

Linsey Rickett

Linsey will receive Prize Pack #1: Taylored Expressions For Peep’s Sake Matched Kit, For Peep’s Sake Sequins, Walking on Sunshine Embossing Folder.

Linsey – Please send us a private message on Facebook with your shipping address!

Thanks to everyone who hopped with us! We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did!

Spring Fling Blog Hop with Taylored Expressions and Tombow USA Day 2

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Welcome to the Taylored Expressions and Tombow USA Spring Fling Blog Hop! This is your first stop for the day! Make sure you visit our stops from Friday too!

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Enter to Win: Ready to hop into Spring? We’ve got TWO terrific prizes for TWO lucky winners to help you get started! To enter, leave some love on our participating designer Spring Fling Blog Hop project posts by 11:59 pm PST on Wednesday, March 25, 2015. For each comment, you’ll receive an entry to win one of two prize packs from TE and Tombow! We’ll pick two winners at random. Here’s what you can win:

Prize Pack #1: TE For Peep’s Sake Matched Kit, For Peep’s Sake Sequins, Walking on Sunshine Embossing Folder.

Prize Pack #2: Tombow XTREME Adhesive, Adhesive Dots, Dual Brush Set of 6 in Jellybean.

Remember to “Like” Tombow USA and Taylored Expressions on Facebook.

Here is the line up in case you get lost!

Friday:

TE Blog: http://tayloredexpressions.blogspot.com/

Shelly Mercado: http://shellypop.com/

Beth Watson: http://bwdesignstudio.blogspot.com/

Joan Ervin: http://stampingwithapassion.blogspot.com/

Daniella Hayes-: http://www.daniellahayes.blogspot.com/

Jeanne Streiff: http://inkypaws.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/

Jennie Garcia: http://earthyscrap.blogspot.com/

Tombow Blog: http://blog.tombowusa.com/

 

**Saturday:

Tombow Blog: http://blog.tombowusa.com/ <<YOU ARE HERE!

Jennifer Priest:  http://hydrangeahippo.com/

Kendra Wietstock: http://kendrawietstock.blogspot.com/

Latrice Murphy:  http://latricemurphydesign.com/

Charmaine Ikach: http://oodabugalley.blogspot.com/

Marie Browning:  https://mariebrowning.wordpress.com

Courtney Kelley: http://courtneykelley.typepad.com/

TE Blog: http://tayloredexpressions.blogspot.com/

Spring Fling Blog Hop with Taylored Expressions and Tombow USA Day 1

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Welcome to the Taylored Expressions and Tombow USA Spring Fling Blog Hop! You probably came here from Jennie’s Blog but if you happened to stumble across the Tombow USA Blog go to Taylored Expressions to get this hopping started!

SpringFlingPrize

Enter to Win: Ready to hop into Spring? We’ve got TWO terrific prizes for TWO lucky winners to help you get started! To enter, leave some love on our participating designer Spring Fling Blog Hop project posts by 11:59 pm PST on Wednesday, March 25, 2015. For each comment, you’ll receive an entry to win one of two prize packs from Taylored Expressions and Tombow! We’ll pick two winners at random. Here’s what you can win:

Prize Pack #1: Taylored Expressions For Peep’s Sake Matched Kit, For Peep’s Sake Sequins, Walking on Sunshine Embossing Folder.

Prize Pack #2: Tombow XTREME Adhesive, Adhesive Dots, Dual Brush Set of 6 in Jellybean

Remember to “Like” Tombow USA and Taylored Expressions on Facebook.

Here is the line up in case you get lost!

**Friday:

TE Blog: http://tayloredexpressions.blogspot.com/

Shelly Mercado: http://shellypop.com/

Beth Watson: http://bwdesignstudio.blogspot.com/

Joan Ervin: http://stampingwithapassion.blogspot.com/

Daniella Hayes: http://www.daniellahayes.blogspot.com/

Jeanne Streiff: http://inkypaws.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/

Jennie Garcia: http://earthyscrap.blogspot.com/

Tombow Blog: http://blog.tombowusa.com/ <<YOU ARE HERE!

 

Saturday:

Tombow Blog: http://blog.tombowusa.com/

Jennifer Priest:  http://hydrangeahippo.com/

Kendra Wietstock: http://kendrawietstock.blogspot.com/

Latrice Murphy:  http://latricemurphydesign.com/

Charmaine Ikach: http://oodabugalley.blogspot.com/

Marie Browning:  https://mariebrowning.wordpress.com

Courtney Kelley: http://blog.tombowusa.com/

TE Blog: http://tayloredexpressions.blogspot.com/

3 Steps to Getting Started with Lettering

If one week of lettering just wasn’t enough for you, don’t despair! We have a Lettering Pinterest board you can follow, and we routinely share amazing handlettering on our Instagram account (follow us @tombowusa).

If you’ve been inspired by our Guest Designers and Design Team members to take up handlettering, we have three quick tips that will guide you on your way as you get started:

Tip 1: Just Start!

It sounds so easy, and that’s because it is! Don’t be afraid that your work won’t look like a masterpiece on the first try. Like most things, lettering takes time and practice to get really good at, and you’ll never know how good you can be unless you try!

"Everything is Figuroutable" by @reachalana on Instagram

“Everything is Figuroutable” by @reachalana on Instagram

Tip 2: Practice, Practice, Practice

Unless you just have a natural talent for lettering, it’s going to take some practice. Practice by lettering your to-do list, grocery list, kids’ chores, homework, whatever. Eggs, milk and bread not giving you enough creative inspiration? Do a search on motivational quotes and try one on for size instead.

Create More by Andy Lethbridge

Create More by Andy Lethbridge

Tip 3: Sketch First

When you sketch in pencil first, it’s so much easier to see your composition and make changes. Once you’ve put ink to paper, it’s a lot more difficult to change the look of what you’re doing. Our MONO Drawing Pencils and MONO NP Non-PVC Eraser are perfect for this!

"I'm in love with the Tombow" by Dion Sadji - @graphicfanatik on Instagram

“I’m in love with the Tombow” by Dion Sadji – @graphicfanatik on Instagram

We hope these tips help you get on your way with lettering! Have a question about handlettering? Leave us a comment here, or on our Facebook page! We’d love to hear from you.