In the Doghouse: Simple Scene with Scraps and Life Changing Brushes


Welcome back!

Today, Melanie Muenchinger is here on the blog with new card projects and a video where she shows you how to create a simple scene with some scraps and Life Changing Blender Brushes!

From Melanie:

Hello! Today I’m sharing how to create a simple doghouse scene, perfect for the Puppies Galore images and greetings, using cardstock scraps and the Life Changing Blending Brushes! I offer tips for how to use specific tools to do this, or just what you have on hand to bring this scene to life. You’ll turn to this again and again, no fancy doghouse die required! Please enjoy!

You can find the Puppies Galore stamp set HERE

Other Supplies:

Ink Pads: Gina K. Faded Brick, Lucky Clover, Sea Glass dye pads, Jet Black Amalgam ink pad

Card Stock: Gina K. Pure Luxury White (4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″), Red Velvet (3″ square and 2 1/2″ square), Black Onyx (scrap) cardstock

Scor-Buddy, scissors, circle punch, acrylic blocks, Lifechanging Blending Brushes, foam squares

Enjoy today’s inspiration and Happy Stamping!

Gina K.



  1. Teresa Doyle

    Wednesday, May 15, 2019

    What great cards Melanie. I wish I had the brushes, they look much easier to use. Having Arthritis in my hands is making the TH ones harder to use.

  2. BeverlyBL

    Wednesday, May 15, 2019

    So cute. Love how you created your dog house. Very clever.

    Is the sitting up dog about 3 ” tall? Looked like it on the grid. Thank you.

  3. Mary Whitton

    Wednesday, May 15, 2019

    I too would love to have these brushes. SSays had several size groups of the brushes, but when I went back to get thm–they were gone and the reply was–we don’t find these. Also the
    stamp with thick lines and a heart you used. Where are they?

  4. Jean Hempel

    Wednesday, May 15, 2019

    I love this card, so sweet and just like a dog… perfect and simple, this one is a winner! I too love the brushes for the same reason as Teresa.

  5. Joann Tillberg

    Wednesday, May 15, 2019

    Please do a die set to match these stamps. Thank you.

    1. Gina Krupsky

      Wednesday, May 15, 2019

      It’s hard to make dies for building type sets because of the enormous amounts of combinations that you can use. So sorry!

  6. Jan B Carter

    Wednesday, May 15, 2019

    Shadows make it difficult to see clearly.

  7. Joanne Hoffmann

    Wednesday, May 15, 2019

    Soooooo stinkin’ sweet! Loving my brushes…bestest blending, shading brushes out there!! So much better than the daubers IMHO Thanks for sharing, Mel…

  8. Pam

    Thursday, May 16, 2019

    Melanie is very creative. But the shadows on her videos make it very difficult to see her projects. Frustrating.

  9. Lisa Gallivan

    Thursday, May 16, 2019

    Gorgeous little card. Thank you for sharing x

  10. Henriëtte

    Friday, May 17, 2019

    Great card Melanie, thank you for showing how to make this lovely scene.

  11. Vera Feldman

    Sunday, May 19, 2019

    Such a cute card. Love the look of the background. Thanks for sharing.

  12. Victoria Hunt

    Wednesday, May 22, 2019

    A very fun card to make.

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