Brutus Monroe feature and giveaway!

Brutus Monroe feature and giveaway!

Good morning SCT friends! TGIF right? Today we have a great way to round out this busy week. A guest and a giveaway! Joining us today is designer Betz Golden who we met in the Brutus Munroe booth at our summer trade show in Salt Lake. We enjoyed meeting the owner Christopher as he toured the booth with us and shared the amazing products Brutus Monroe offers. We also saw some of Betz’s beautiful work and invited her to join us today. If you’ve not heard about Brutus Monroe before, here’s a little bit more about them:

“The “Brutus Monroe” papercraft company was born in 2014 using the name of a tiny dog and a whole bunch of big ideas. The “Brutus Monroe” stamp line is a true labor of love for design and all things creative. This stamp line was born on the basis of simplicity and ease of use, you will rarely find a stamp set here that does not play well with the other sets, or a set that will only work with a certain theme.”

Take it away Betz…

“Hello SCT friends! Today I am sharing with you a fun Circle Card that is easy to make, yet memorable to the receiver because of the shape! I am using my very favorite ink – Surface Ink! I like this ink because you can use it on any surface (heat set it on smooth or glossy finishes) and for a variety of techniques. It can stamp, emboss, be used as a watercolor, and is permanent once it is heat set on smooth surfaces. On this card I used it as a watercolor and to stamp the sentiment.

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Line a 6 x 6 Brutus Monroe Card Base up with a circle template making sure the top is over the edge of the crease.

Owl 1

Cut circle out making sure to not cut the fold.

Owl 2

Using the Terracotta Surface ink stamp the “Pine and Berry” Background on the circle card front. Then roughly ink the edges with embossing ink and cover with Penny embossing powder. Set it with a heat gun.

Owl 4

Set card aside. On a craft mat dab Machiatto Surface Ink and mist with water until droplets form. Dip a piece of white cardstock in the puddle. Heat set it once you achieve desired coverage.

Owl 5

Make sure it is dry before moving on to next step.

Owl 6

Stamp “Owl Always Love You” image with embossing ink and emboss it with Penny powder.

Owl 7

Using the coordinating die, cut the image out and ink the edges with Machiatto Surface Ink.

Owl 8

Stamp the sentiment from the “Owl Always Love You” set on the card front in Machiatto.

Owl 9

Add pop dots to the owls and adhere owls to the card! Using the Brutus Monroe Craft Glue adhere “Ginger Bottlecap Sequins” randomly on card. The glue dries clear, so if any white is visible it is okay! It won’t be once it is dry.

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Here’s a tutorial I created for this card and all the supplies can be found HERE.

For more inspiration and tutorials please find me on YouTube and my blog:

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Until next time ~ Happy Crafting!”

~ Betz Golden

Thank you so much for joining us Betz! And now for the giveaway…a $25 Gift Certificate from Brutus Monroe so that you can pick our your favourite products!

Brutus Monroe Gift Card (2)

For an opportunity to win this gift certificate, leave a comment below letting us know what your favourite product from the Brutus Monroe collection is! You can view all their products HERE! Be sure to leave your comment by Wednesday, September 20 and we’ll announce a winner right here next Thursday! If you have a moment today, please head on over to the Brutus Monroe Facebook page and give them an “SCT hello and thank you!” for sponsoring today’s giveaway. They would love to hear from you! Good luck!



Hello! My name is Betz and I have been paper crafting for 30 years (started when I was 12!). I am currently the Lead Designer for We Craft, Design Team member for Brutus Monroe, Rinea, Calico Collage and an ambassador for Lisa Kettell Designs. I have also designed for Scrapgoods, Beacon, and Bombshell Stamps. I love to think outside of the box and experiment in my art. I always have a plan when I sit down to start a project, but it never ends that way I expected. I have three kids (ages 16, 15, and 12) that keep me busy with basketball and theater. I own a kennel in which I breed Golden Retrievers for mobility and service. Currently I have been working with the Autistic community and providing service dogs to go into the classrooms. I love to travel, cook and read. I am an avid Planner and have taken my art into planning my days. You can find me on YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram as Betz Golden. My blog is and I also have a Facebook page — Scrappy Cafe. Please subscribe to my channel and blog. I would love to get to know you!

2017-09-18T21:31:28+00:00September 15th, 2017|Giveaways|


  1. Natalie Dill September 15, 2017 at 10:30 am

    What a fun design! I love all the beautiful metallic shine!

  2. Piia Hiltunen September 15, 2017 at 10:52 am

    I would like to have this stamp It would be very useful in many projects 🙂

  3. Janice B September 15, 2017 at 11:09 am

    Cute card. I like the circle shape, I will have to give this a try.

  4. BevB September 15, 2017 at 11:12 am

    This card is gorgeous, the owls are perfect. I must try the circle card, so different and fun. Thank you Betz and Brutusmonroe.

  5. Janis in ID September 15, 2017 at 11:17 am

    So many great stamps: Rockstar Pets, Wildflowers, Sharp Stuff. Love them all!!
    <3 J
    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  6. Donna Rinckel September 15, 2017 at 11:23 am

    What an adorable card! And that owl stamp is sooo cute! This is a new to me company but I think I’ll be checking them out. Thanks for the gorgeous inspiration, Betz!

  7. Dee Earnshaw September 15, 2017 at 11:32 am

    gorgeous card. first time on this site and very impressed – LOVE the background stamps and the amazing looking snow globe stamps – thanks for the chance of winning 🙂

  8. Dee Brown September 15, 2017 at 11:33 am

    Oh, I really like this one – Enchanted Rose Background Stamp…i think it would look fantastic embossed and then watercoloured.
    Love the owl card and the metallic colours – excellent timing for autumn.

  9. MaryAnn N September 15, 2017 at 11:40 am

    First I heard of this company. Love the owls and background stamp

  10. Tona September 15, 2017 at 11:58 am

    Great card! Looks like a wonderful company.

  11. Beth Anne Thomas September 15, 2017 at 12:09 pm

    Lots of cool images…I love the Rustic Door and Rustic Balcony stamps.

  12. Barb macaskill September 15, 2017 at 12:17 pm

    Love this cute card! Even though I have heard of Brutus Monroe I have never had a chance to try them out but I totally want to when my budget allows!this would be an awesome win! Thanks for the chance to win this cool ? pprize!

  13. Greta H September 15, 2017 at 12:33 pm

    Not a company or ink I’m familiar with–thanks for the introduction! I’m an ink junkie–must have 100 ink pads! Would love to try this one, but I also browsed the website & saw a Fall stamp set I’d make good use of! Love this sweet owl card!

  14. Christi September 15, 2017 at 12:40 pm

    Love the card! My favorite product right now is those cute little bows! I got to get me some! Thanks for the chance!

  15. Dana M September 15, 2017 at 12:42 pm

    Wow, this was my first introduction to Brutus Monroe. So much fun exploring their products. Such a variety of products and unique images. I was really drawn to the Aztech Stars embossing folder, very different from others I have.

  16. Monique Leslie September 15, 2017 at 12:48 pm

    Cute card Betz. I will always and forever love Brutus Monroe inks.

  17. Mary Holshouser September 15, 2017 at 1:22 pm

    Forest Background.
    I can find lots of uses for
    it on my greeting cards.
    thanks for the offer.

  18. Kim Innis September 15, 2017 at 1:23 pm

    Great design. I love differently shaped cards!

  19. Gabriella B September 15, 2017 at 1:46 pm

    Neat tutorial and great card. I like wildflowers best

  20. Sue LD September 15, 2017 at 2:14 pm

    Fabulous. Love the shape, the owls and the embossing. My favorite product is the clickable letter stamps.

  21. Michele F September 15, 2017 at 2:17 pm

    Fingers [toes, and eyes] crossed, Betz! LOve your project, and I’ve been itchy to get my fingers on Brutus Monroe embossing powders!

  22. BunnyD September 15, 2017 at 2:46 pm

    Love Brutus Monroe stamps! My current faves are Birthday Bears and Snap. Both such usedul sets! Thanks for the giveaway.

  23. Ariel Tupolski September 15, 2017 at 2:50 pm

    There is nothing on the Brutus Monroe website (that I could find) that says what material the stamps are made of. Are they rubber? Plastic? Acrylic? Photopolymer?

  24. cheryl September 15, 2017 at 4:46 pm

    Well the Owl stamp is wonderful but Brutus and friends set is very cute as well.

  25. Jo heffner September 15, 2017 at 5:09 pm

    Love the Brutus Monroe line and am always delighted watching Betz create on her blog. Her utube demos are excellent too. This card is over the top! Great design!

  26. Vicky Blackwell September 15, 2017 at 5:14 pm

    I LOVE all the products and guess I need to get out from under my rock I live under because I don’t recall hearing of these products before! Anyway my favorites would have to be the Penny embossing powder (more fun to say than Copper!) And of course anything with the name Macchiato has to be a divine color! I would love a gift certificate to buy some of these AMAZING products!

  27. Amy Cooley September 15, 2017 at 5:24 pm

    I really like the “Brain Freeze” stamp set.

  28. Denise Bryant September 15, 2017 at 5:59 pm

    Love this fun card! My favorite product is the Birthday Bears stamp set!

  29. Jeanette Y September 15, 2017 at 6:08 pm

    Love the owl! Very cute circle card!! thanks for sharing!

  30. Marcia scantlin September 15, 2017 at 6:27 pm

    I like the abstract elements paper.

  31. Denise Halstead September 15, 2017 at 7:06 pm

    Very fun for fall

  32. Cara Feeney September 15, 2017 at 7:07 pm

    I have not seen Brutus Monroe before. I checked out their site and I think the Forrest Background stamp is so cute.

  33. Linda Johnson September 15, 2017 at 8:05 pm

    My first time visiting this company. These stamps are a work of art! The Background stamps blow me away! Hard to pick a favorite. Maybe the watercolor or the woods?

  34. Lee in MI September 15, 2017 at 8:24 pm

    The owls are awesome! Thank you!

  35. Manda September 15, 2017 at 9:46 pm

    Thanks for the introduction to a new company! I really like the Home Sweet Home stamp set!

  36. Giorgia Rossini September 16, 2017 at 3:50 am

    Thanks for the giveaway.

  37. Sandy Ross September 16, 2017 at 6:58 am

    Fabulous Inspiration….Love the owl!!!

  38. prt September 16, 2017 at 7:43 am

    Great card, liked the use of the circular design, nice change-up.

  39. Francine September 16, 2017 at 8:00 am

    This post was inspirational. Love the way the card was made. I had not browsed their product before however I have heard the name. Very nice items that aren’t too cutsey. I like the Winter Woodlands. If it were in stock, I’d totally order it now.

  40. Tami B September 16, 2017 at 8:33 am

    I love the copper! BM has a lot of great stamp sets.

  41. Lynn Gauthier September 16, 2017 at 10:56 am

    Awesome presentation. I love the Owl Love You stamp and dies and the stacked stamps and the tall bloom. Sorry, I just couldn’t pick one FAVE.

  42. Angela September 16, 2017 at 11:20 am

    Just gorgeous as always! Love it!!!

  43. Angela Lunn September 16, 2017 at 12:37 pm

    Oh. My favourite Is the Inspiration boxes! They are slot of fun!

  44. Rochelle Ahearn September 16, 2017 at 12:42 pm

    This was my first time to your site. The owl’s is why I visited. My youngest granddaughter loves owls and I was looking for a fall /winter project for her and I. Thank you so much. We will be visiting your site again and again and again.

  45. Deb Ford September 16, 2017 at 2:26 pm

    Oh my goodness, I had never seen the Brutus Monroe line before and now I am hooked. I love the clickable stamps and the Kaleidoscope Wings Inspiration Box. Who am I kidding – I love it all!!

  46. Ericka Strange September 16, 2017 at 3:51 pm

    Love Brutus Monroe and their products so it’s hard to have one favorite but I definitely use one of their embossing powders on most of my cards. Thanks for the chance to win.

  47. Christine B. September 16, 2017 at 5:34 pm

    Loving the owl stamp ?

  48. Waco Bayless September 16, 2017 at 6:11 pm

    I would love to try the Surface Ink it sounds like a crafters dream!

  49. Jean Marmo September 16, 2017 at 8:29 pm

    This is so very pretty. I love Brutus Monroe stamps. Thanks for the opportunity.

  50. Kirsty Vittetoe September 16, 2017 at 8:38 pm

    Fabulous, looks really cool too! I really love that forest background background stamp, pretty awesome for holiday cards!

  51. bette September 16, 2017 at 9:03 pm

    That pine and berry background had me before you even got to the “love bird” owls….. beautifully done!

  52. Kailash September 16, 2017 at 9:22 pm

    The forest background stamp from the new release is so lovely. Thanks for the introduction to this fabulous new to me company:-)

  53. Cindy P. September 16, 2017 at 9:36 pm

    Thanks for introducing me to Brutus Monroe stamps! I love the very cute owl card. My favourite stamp is “Autumn Thanks”. Thanks for the chance to win the gift card!

  54. Laura Turcotte September 17, 2017 at 8:58 am

    I adore Brutus Monroe stamps–they are awesome! I like that sample! I must try that technique. Thank you for the chance.

  55. Julie A. Shearer September 17, 2017 at 9:44 am

    First time seeing anything from this company…. but absolutely loving what I see. The owl stamp is adorable and I love shaped cards!!! Thanks to you both for a chance to win.

  56. Janet Sisk September 17, 2017 at 3:03 pm

    Love that she works with schools helping the students with special needs. I work in a Special Ed classroom and we have dogs visit once a month. The students LOVE the dogs and get so excited to see them. Thanks for the inspiration and chance to win. 😀

  57. Cary Ann Lombardo September 17, 2017 at 3:05 pm

    I’d love to try the surface ink and stamp cleaner. I’ve heard many great reviews about the stamp cleaner.

  58. Franka M. September 17, 2017 at 4:44 pm

    I’ve never made a shaped card and I really enjoyed looking at the sample. Thank you for the technique video. I love BM’s Brain Freeze stamp.

  59. Becky September 18, 2017 at 12:23 pm

    My favorite is Trick or Treat.

  60. Iryna September 18, 2017 at 12:48 pm

    I like Birthday Bear stamp set.They are cute)

  61. Kristi Berg September 18, 2017 at 3:55 pm

    Man. My favorite? It’s so hard! There journaling tape is really cool and I have so many of the embossing folders too!
    Thanks so much for this!

  62. Marg September 18, 2017 at 4:12 pm

    I have never tried this collection before but the embossing powders look very reasonably priced.

  63. Lynne in NI September 18, 2017 at 4:55 pm

    Beautiful project, those owls are adorable!

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