Wednesday, August 4, 2021


Together is my favorite place to be.  What a CUTE sentiment; and it's so true.  Being alone is nice sometimes, and we all need a bit of time by ourselves now and then to think (and do other things).  Yet somehow it's always more FUN when we can get together with those we love.  The new Picnic Pals Inspiration Box from Brutus Monroe is a darling box of creativity that helps us celebrate togetherness.  How adorable are these images?
As I mentioned in my post last week, I literally let out a squeal when I opened the Picnic Pals Inspiration Box.  So far, I've loved every box I've received; and I've made oodles of cute cards with them.  BUT....the Picnic Pals Inspiration Box is just SO stinking cute.  I just CAN'T with these darling little campers and all their adorable campground images.  CUTENESS overload.  Right?
I used a white cardstock and a Crate Paper Farmhouse red plaid patterned paper for my base.  I also machine stitched a white cardstock to the base of my card; but not before I created a fun background using Tim Holtz Oxide Inks and stamping the sentiment.  There are over 30 images in the full-sized Picnic Pals Stamp Set that comes in this Inspiration Box, as well as the 30+ coordinating dies.  I stamped my images, colored them with my Copic markers, and die-cut each piece.
I attached everything to my card base so that it all looked like a campground scene.  I just LOVE the adorable kids/campers in their camping attire. CUTE are the marshmallow skewers, sleeping bag, and birds?  I did raise up the birds a bit using 3-D Adhesive so that they look like they're "flying".  The Picnic Pals Inspiration Box also contains the cards (so I don't have to go out and buy them once I've made my cards) as well as the cute sequin mix you see in the background.  There are also ribbons, foiling sheets, cardstocks and SO much more.  Each Inspiration Box is filled with everything you need to create adorable cards.
You can always find lots of great inspiration on the Brutus Monroe Blog and the Brutus Monroe Facebook Page.  I make my Brutus Monroe posts every Wednesday, and I'd love to have you stop by often to see what I'm creating.  You can find the Inspiration Boxes, as well as hundreds of other wonderful products at Brutus Monroe.  Thanks so much for stopping by, and have a blessed week.


I'm playing along here in these FUN challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Summertime Blues - This card celebrates Summer and has a pretty blue sky background.

Time Out Challenge Blog - Inspired By Words (see below) - For this card, I was inspired by the word FRIENDS.  Being together with friends is always so special.


  1. Cute card. Together is fun with someone you love. You're right about alone time too. [Bunny]

  2. Such a cute card! Love the plaid border.

  3. How cute I love your card and the theme that you used.
    have a Blessed Week

  4. What a gorgeous card Karen - time shared is always appreciated when you live on your own...
    Stay safe

  5. This is so fun and cherry and great background!

  6. I think the picnic pals are so cute! Super cute card my friend!!
    Have a wonderful day,
    Migdalia Rodriguez
    Migdalia's Crafts

  7. Such a cute scene! Love the way you were inspired -friends certainly are THE best!! Great coloring and details. Thank you for joining us at Time Out!


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