Seasons Greetings Card

by Emilia van den Heuvel on August 29, 2014

Hello sparkly friends!

Emmy here today with a new project to share. I know it is still August, but you can’t start early enough with your Christmas cards, right? :-)

For my card I used various dies, stamps and different embossing powders.

I used a white card base and I added different layers of pattern paper on top. For the second layer, I used white cardstock. I stamped the punchinella pattern using #606 Journal Mixed Media stamp set and Versamark Ink pad. Then I heat embossed the set using EP265 Vanilla Ice.

For my sentiment I die cut two labels using Spellbinders Nestabilities dies. I stamped my sentiment using SNS #518 A Winter Cardinal stamp set and Versamark Ink pad. I heat embossed the set with EP257 Silver Detail.  After the embossing powder has cooled down, I added an edge with EP446 Blue Silver.

I hope you likes today’s sparkly card!

Here is a list with all the products available at the SNS online store:

#606 Journal Mixed Media stamp set

#518 A Winter Cardinal stamp set

Versamark Ink pad

EP265 Vanilla Ice

EP257 Silver Detail

EP446 Blue Silver

1/2″ Double Sided Tear-ific Tape

Scrapbook Adhesives 3d Foam Squares

Have a lovely weekend!

And don’t forget to come back Monday to see our brand new September reveal!

xxx Emmy


My Favorite Color is October

by April Williams on August 25, 2014

Hi Everyone! It is designer April here again with another Fall card. I love this saying and I DO love the colors of Autumn. I am hoping the leaves will be real pretty here this year. I made this card using a pre-made card base. I loved using the new Wisps of Autumn stamps 647 on it.

I used a die to cut decorative corners, patted them with a Versa Mark ink pad and added Sienna embossing powder EP425 to them.

I also used Sienna EP425 on the scallops on the card front and on the Memory Box Fresh Foliage die behind the saying. The image was stamped using Antiquities embossing powder EP266 and Brown Fizz EP381, Pear Star EP432 and Sienna EP425 embossing powders were used on the image.  I used Spellbinders Labels 4 dies to cut out the saying and edged the label with Antiquities embossing powder.

On the inside I used the saying from the Fancy Butterflies set 437 and cut it out using Spellbinders Fancy Tags 2 die and layered it over the Spellbinders sm. Ovals die that I cut out of green card stock. For full instructions on how to make this card please click here.

Thank you for stopping by. I hope you have a wonderful and blessed day!


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Beautiful Baby Layout

by Anita Scroggins on August 24, 2014

Happy Sunday everyone!
Another new week is here and it is my turn to share a project using the
amazing products from Sparkle N Sprinkle.
I started with a piece of Bazzill Vanilla CS- which is my newest favorite color- and added some texture with  stencil and molding paste. While the paste was still wet I sprinkled it with Bubblegum GL. I sprayed my doily with Dylusions and set that aside to dry.
I added some accents around the page using the Flourishes 2 stamp set and Buttercup Petal EP.  On the white rose I added glue to the edges of the petals, and dipped them in Peruvian Lily GL.
The beautiful die cut accents are from Kaisercraft.
Once the doily was dry, I stamped randomly on it using the Crystal Medallion stamp and adhered to the layout using Tear-ific Tape.
Love, love, love how much sparkle the glitter adds to the molding paste!!
These beautiful Crystal Accents are from Mon Ami Gabby. They are so easy to add to your projects and look so pretty. Love them!!

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One More Winter Stream

by Eret on August 23, 2014

Hey! It’s Eret here.
Winter Stream
Stamp Set #601 is one of my favorite stamp set. It is so beautiful and peaceful scene.

You don’t need much to make a stunning card with it. As you can see, I didn’t used any embellishments, just two embossing powders and two glitters.

Icicles are colored with Versamarker pen and heat embossed with Sparkle EP. I love this faux ice look you can achieve with this embossing powder. All the snow on the ground is covered with Sakura Glue Pen and Crystal Ice Glitter. It would much quicker to use SNS Brushable Glue but I always forget to wash the Brush after use.

Snowcaps on the trees and on the rocks are covered with SNS Dimensional Glue and Crystal Ice Glitter. I drew some lines to the water with Sakura Glue Pen and covered them with Waterfall Glitter.

Card base is cut with Spellbinders Radiant Rectangles dies. I inked the card front with VersaMark ink and heat embossed with Blue Silver EP. I adore this EP. It’s so pretty and sparkly.

A little tip for you: Don’t cover center of the card front with EP. You can save the EP this way…  OK, the real reason is that foam tape will adhere better to the plain cardstock then it adheres to the melted embossing powder.

Inside of the card is made out of two die cut layers. They are adhered together with 1/2″ Double Sided “Tear-ific” Tape. I placed the tape in the way that it shows through the holes. Revealed tape is covered with Crystal Ice Glitter.

You can make most out of your dies by using them as a template, like I did on this card. I placed the die on top of the stamped image, traced the inner frame to the cardstock and cut it out with the scissors. Then I used the same die to die cut a matting layer for the image.

Materials used:
Stamp credits: Winter Stream #601
Embossing Powders: Blue Silver (EP446); Sparkle (EP107);
Glitters: Crystal Ice (G1058);  Waterfall (G1071);
Inks:  VersaMark Inkpad; VersaMarker Pen; Memento (Tuxedo Black, Summer Sky)
Adhesives: Sakura Glue Pen; SNS Dimensional Glue (539); 1/2″ Double Sided “Tear-ific” Tape (SAT04); Foam Tape
Dies: Spellbinders (Radiant Rectangles);
Coloring Medium: Promarkers;
Cardstock: White

Have a lovely weekend!


Beach Friends

by Belinda Shupe on August 20, 2014

Good morning everyone!  Belinda here, I would like to share a card that I made using the Beach Friends stamp set.

Using a 5 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ piece of white CS as the card base, place 1/4″ Tear-rific Tape around the edges and glittered using Waterfall glitter.  For the background a 2 1/2″ circle was used to create a mask for the sun. Once you have created the background, ink the bottom portion of the card with versamark ink and emboss with Hit the Beach EP. Sea Shells Mudd Puddles were added to the embossed area.

Tape the circle to the 5 1/4″ x 5 1/4″ piece of white CS with removal tape.  Using sponges ink around the mask using orange ink and yellow ink.  Remove the mask and blend inks.

The image was stamped with black ink and colored using copic markers.  Stamp a 2nd image, color the friend on the left and fussy cut out.  She was then placed on top of the 1st image using a pop dot.  The images were glittered using a glue pen and Waterfall, Spirited GreenBubble Gum glitter. Fussy cut out.  Surf Beach Glass Mudd Puddles was placed along the bottom.

Using the Surfin’ Woody, stamp set, stamp the palm trees, colored with copic markers and glitter the palms using Spirited Green glitter.

The beach friends were placed on the background paper.  The palm trees were placed behind the old friends.

The sentiment was stamped with black ink.  Fussy cut out in the shape of a cloud, and the edges glittered using a glue pen and Waterfall glitter.

Thanks so much for stopping by!!  Have a wonder day!



Christmas Holly

by Marie Berquist on August 19, 2014

Our recent combined blog hop with Die-Versions was so much fun.  It was really neat to see what everyone created with the different products.  Thank you to everyone that left comments.


I thought I would share one more card I made using one of the new Die-Versions dies, Whispers Holly Branch.  This makes a lovely but fairly simple holiday card.


The image is from the Christmas Holly stamp set.  It was stamped and colored with copics in the center of a piece of white cardstock.  Then I ran “Tear-ific” tape around all the edges and added Gyspsy Red Velvet Glitter.  This was layered onto the white card base.


I covered a smaller piece of white cardstock with a super adhesive sheet and die cut an oval window out of the center.  After removing the protective layer, I covered this with Cloud Nine Velvet Glitter and then I ran it through an embossing folder (see Dry Embossing on Velvet Glitter in Tips and Techniques).  The embossed design doesn’t not show a lot in the picture but it leaves a nice subtle design.  Then I used dimensionals to pop this up on the card front with the image centered in the window.


Next I cut out 2 of the Holly Branch die cuts from white cardstock.  I trimmed off a small section of each so that they did not extend too far over the image in the window and used dimensional glue to adhere them to two opposite corners.  I added the small pieces I cut off to the ends of the swirly die cuts so they extended a little further on each side.  I had planned to add glitter to these die cuts, but decided I liked how the plain white stood out on the glittered/embossed top layer.

Thanks for stopping by!


E. Marie


Bountiful Thanksgiving

by Anne Temple on August 18, 2014

For today’s card, I combined two different new reveal stamp sets: Pilgrim Thanksgiving and Wisps of Autumn.

I stared out by stamping the images and sentiment onto a die cut frame by Creative Expressions (Spanish Collection – Granada) with Distress Ink (Black Soot) and then heat embossing them with Clear Detail embossing powder.  Copic markers were then used to color all of the images.

I used a variation of the Covered with Glitter technique to cover the entire piece.  Instead of glue or a Super Adhesive Sheet, I sprayed the piece with spray adhesive and then covered it with Lavender Iris glitter.  I thought this way would be easier considering all the little details in the die.

The Distressed Embossing technique was used on both of the patterned papers combining Distress Ink (Mustard Seed for the first panel and Vintage Photo on the card base) and Clear embossing powder.  As a finishing touch, I threaded a piece of ribbon through the side openings of the die cut before final assembly.


Winner, Winner DV/SNS Blog Hop

by Anne Temple on August 17, 2014

First of all, we’d like to thank each and every one of you who participated in this fun Blog Hop!  We hope you had as much fun hopping as we did in creating the projects.  And thanks to all our new Followers of both companies on Facebook!

The grand prize winner of this joint hop with Die-Versions and Sparkle N Sprinkle will receive a $50 gift certificate from Die-Versions AND a $50 gift certificate from Sparkle N Sprinkle!!

In order to collect your prize, please contact Anne at

So without further ado, the winner is ………..



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Die-Versions/Sparkle N Sprinkle Blog Hop

by Anne Temple on August 15, 2014

Welcome to the Die-Versions and Sparkle N Sprinkle Blog Hop!

The joint blog hop with Die-Versions and Sparkle N Sprinkle begins today (7am EST) and goes until Aug 17th (5pm EST), so there will be plenty of time to check out all the great projects created by both teams.  The theme is Christmas, so you’ll get lots of great inspiration for your upcoming Holiday cards.

Die-Versions manufactures low profile dies made right here in the United States and Sparkle N Sprinkle manufactures rubber stamps, glitters, embossing powders, and flocking, also made in the US.  This is like a match made in heaven – low profile dies combined with lots of bling!  Doesn’t get much better than that.

One winner will receive a Grand Prize consisting of a $50 gift certificate from Die-Versions and a $50 gift certificate from Sparkle N Sprinkle, for a total of $100.  The winner will be announced on Aug 17th on both the DV Blog and the SNS Blog as well as their Facebook pages.

In order to be eligible for the Grand Prize, please:

  • Leave a comment on each Designer’s blog
  • Follow both companies on Facebook (DV Facebook pageSNS Facebook page) if you haven’t already so you can keep up to date on all the latest goings on.   (I’m sure that all of the Designers would love for you to Follow them too, but that isn’t a requirement to win this prize.)

You should begin at the Die-Versions Blog and end at the Sparkle N Sprinkle Blog.  We’d love it if you’d like to leave a comment at either the DV Blog or the SNS Blog telling us which projects were your favorites.  :-)

Enjoy this sneak peek of some of the projects you’ll be seeing during the hop.

Here is the complete list of Blog Hop participants:

Die-Versions Blog

















Sparkle N Sprinkle Blog

We hope you enjoy this blog hop and it gives you lots of inspiration!  Don’t forget to leave each of us a comment and follow both Die-Versions and Sparkle N Sprinkle on Facebook.

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Sunshine on a Stem

by April Williams on August 12, 2014

Hi Everyone! It is designer April here once again. I hope you are having a good week. I want to share a card I made with the new release stamp set for this month called Sunflower 643. I just love this pretty stamp set. I stamped the sunflower using Black embossing powder 170. I bleached out the image using bleach in a water pen. I love to see what colors lie underneath the paper and this turned out perfect for a sunflower! I used copics to color in the leaves but the flower petals were left as they were after I bleached them. I added Midnight Gold glitter G1080 to the center of the flower.

I cut out the butterflies from green card stock using the Kensington Border Memory Box die. I then added Sparkle embossing powder EP107 on them.

I used the Spellbinders Fancy Tags die for my sentiment. The sentiment was stamped and embossed with Black embossing powder.

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you have a great day!


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