Sweet Christmas Doves

by April Williams on November 25, 2014

Hi Everyone! It is designer April here again. How are you coming along on those Christmas cards? I still have some to make and Christmas is almost here! I just love this new stamp release set 649 called Christmas Doves. I think the doves are so sweet!

I love using layers on my cards, so I pulled out quite a few dies to cut out and then pop dotted them on top of each other.

I used sticker paper, peeled off the top layer and added Gypsy Red velvet glitter GM2005 to it before adding the first die. I also ran the base of the card through an embossing folder to give it some texture.

Gypsy Red glitter was also used on the circle. I patted the doves with Versa Mark ink and added Sparkle embossing powder EP107 to them. I also added Sparkling Snow glitter G1003 to the rose. To see full instructions on how to make this card please click here.

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you have a great day and Happy Christmas card making too!

April

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Merry Christmas Layout

by Anita Scroggins on November 23, 2014

Good evening everyone, I hope you have had a wonderful crafty weekend and are ready to greet the week with cheer!  Today I have a layout made with some wonderful products from Sparkle N Sprinkle.

My papers are My Mind’s Eye, a collection from a couple of years ago. I pulled some chipboards, flowers and ribbons from my stash to put my layout together.

I applied 2 1/2″ Tear-ific Tape to cardstock, cut my sentiment on my Cameo, applied Japanese Lacquer EP and heat set.

After coloring my large star from Technique Tuesday with Gelatos, I randomly stamped it with the Journal Mixed Media stamp set and VersaMark, and heat embossed with Pear Star EP. The sentiment here is from Camera Life, and I have heat embossed it with Black Detail EP.

I love adding little bits of lace and ribbon to my layouts, and these styles that are new in the shop at Sparkle N Sprinkle are perfect for my style!

To see all the details on this layout, visit My Gallery at Sparkle N Sprinkle.

Thanks so much for stopping by today, and have a wonderful week!

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Welcome Autumn

by Belinda Shupe on November 19, 2014

Good morning everyone it’s Belinda here!!  Today I would like to share a card that I made using Sparkle N Sprinkle’s new Welcome Autumn stamp set.

The image was stamped and colored using copic markers and fussy cut out.

Using a glue pen some sparkle was added to the image using Sparkling Snow on the cats, butterflies and bird. Autumn Medley on the pumpkins, and Green Iris on the white pumpkin.

The grass and leaves were die cut and inked.

The banner was die cut and stamped with the sentiment.

For the sunflower I used the Sunflower stamp set.  The flower was stamped with black ink and fussy cut out.  The center of the flower was filled in with dimensional glue and Bronze Splendor glitter was added.

For the rest of the flower Evening Glow glitter was applied using a glue pen.

Thanks so much for stopping by, if you would like more details, please visit my SNS Gallery.

See you soon….Belinda

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Birthday Friends

by Anne Temple on November 17, 2014

Birthday Friends is a fun new stamp set from Sparkle N Sprinkle released this month and who better to help celebrate other than Gerty and Eunice?

I used the digi version, printed the image out twice and colored everything with Copic markers.  I doodled the “wallpaper” behind the girls onto the white cardstock with Copic markers and colored in.  The party hats were fussy cut from the second printed image, colored with Copics, and Bubble Gum glitter was added to the hat stripes and Berry Pudding tinsel glitter to the bottom of the party hats and to the pom poms on top.  Spirited Green glitter accentuates Gerty’s eyeglasses and Sparkling Snow gives Eunice’s necklace a high sparkle.  Bubble Gum glitter also adds sparkle to the birthday cake and candles.

The sentiment banner was die cut from Sticker paper using the MFT Party Banner die and Die-Versions Tide Pool font die.  I randomly sprinkled some Berry Pudding tinsel glitter around (after placing the letters onto the sticker paper) and then covered the rest of the adhesive with Sparkling Snow.  Glossy Accents covers the letters for more of a shine.

1/8″ Tear-ific tape covers the seams between the card base and the first layer of patterned cardstock.  After exposing the adhesive, more Berry Pudding tinsel glitter was added for a festive look.

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Winter – Bring It On!

by Anne Temple on November 14, 2014

Finn’s Scarf is one of the new reveals from Sparkle N Sprinkle this month.  Instead of a normal card, I decided to create a little wall hanging to celebrate winter.

I used the digi version and printed him out twice.  I fussy cut out the entire image form the first one and the scarf from the second one and colored everything with Copic markers,  I also added a little Lavender Iris glitter to the bottom of the scarf and pop dotted the ruffles up from the rest of the card after adhering it to the main image.  The sentiment, which is part of the set, was manipulated to all be in a single line and was printed on colored vellum.

I found the igloo from some free clip art and added a bit of bling to the snow with Diamond Dust glitter.  The large snowflakes are vellum embellishments that I’ve had for quite a while.  To spruce them up, I added accent marks with a VersaMarker, covered the embossing ink with Silver Lightning embossing powder and heat set it.  I also added VersaMarker to each individual snowflake in the patterned paper and heat set more Silver Lightning embossing powder.

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WINTER??? PUT ON A WARM AND WOOLLY SCARF!

by Shona Erlenborn on November 13, 2014

Hi there, Designer Shona here to share with you a card which features another of the November Reveal sets: Finn’s scarf. I decided to make the entire card warm and fuzzy, starting with a cozy scarf!



I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo black and colored with Copics, I then went over the colors of the scarf with Brushable Glue and some Sapphire and Silk, then repeated with Purple Dazzle. I added Dimensional Glue to his beak and feet and set him aside to dry, while I made the background.


I took a piece of Super Adhesive Sheet and applied it to a piece of white cardstock. I removed the protective backing of the sheet and then began adding different widths of Tear-ific Tape, leaving a little 1/8″ space between each tape. It will look something like this when done.


I then cut the piece to 4″ x 5 1/4″:



Then I applied Sapphire and Silk Sparkle N Soft to the exposed tape areas:



Then I continued with Purple Dazzle for the 3/4″ width and Blissful Blue for the 1/2″ and 1/8″ and finally Twinkling Clouds for the 1/4″ width.



The sentiment was stamped in Versamark and heat embossed with Dark Night. It was cut and embossed with a Spellbinders Back to Basics Tag and some Lulu Lavender Memento ink was sponged to the tag, before the die was removed.


The blue snowflake eyelets were heat embossed with Sparkle and attached to the striped background, one of them attaching the sentiment.



A piece of 2 1/2″ Tear-ific Tape was attached to white cardstock and then torn diagonally. I removed the protective backing and applied Moonrise Glitter Tinsel, this “snowdrift” was stuck to the base of the background as shown. I edged the background with Copic B69 before attaching to white glossy card base, which had been edged with a Krylon Silver Pen.



Mudd Puddles – Ice Sea Glass was spread over the snowdrift at either side of Finn, after he was mounted to the card base with Dimensional Dots.

Now he’s ready to go out and get in a snowball fight. Bring it on!!

Hope I’ve inspired you to try some new backgrounds with the flocking and Sparkle N Soft that Sparkle N Sprinkle has to offer. They can certainly add warmth and fuzziness to your projects!

Till next time, warm hugs,

Shona

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It’s Cold Outside

by April Williams on November 11, 2014

Hi Everyone! It is April again showing you a card I made with the new release stamp set, Finn’s Scarf 671. Finn is so cute with his warm scarf! He sure needs it on a frosty day!

I made the background for this card using an embossing folder. I brayered onto the raised areas of the folder with Versa Mark ink, placed blue card stock on the  areas, brayered  over the cardstock and then added Belgian Cream embossing powder EP436 to it. This piece was layered onto a white piece edged with Tear-ific Tape and then Twinkling Clouds Sparkle N Soft SS107 was added to the adhesive edges.

I used the Spellbinders Build a Snowflake dies for a fun border. I patted the snowflakes with Versa Mark ink and added Sparkle embossing powder EP107 to them.

I used Dimensional Glue to make the red centers on the snowflakes and added Gypsy Red velvet glitter GM2005 to them and to Finn’s scarf.  To see full instructions on how to make this card, please click here. This is such a fun set to use for Christmas or Winter.

Have a wonderful and blessed day!

April

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Winter? Bring it on,,

by Anita Scroggins on November 9, 2014

Hi everyone, it’s designer Anita here today to share a layout I made using the new stamp set Finn’s Scarf DIGI#672.

I used my Silhouette Cameo’s Print and Cut feature first, then used my PITT® Pastel Pencils from Faber-Castell to color the image. My papers are the new Lawn Fawn Snow Day.

I heat embossed my chipboard snowflakes with Mediterranean Star EP, then again with Opaline EP on top. I added stripes of sparkle on my border paper by applying 1/4″ Tear-ific Tape, then burnishing with Seaspray GL.I used a stencil and molding past on the background, then sprinkled parts of it with Arctic EP. I also stamped on the background with Flourishes 1 #516, and heat embossed with Arctic EP.

After coloring with m pastel pencils, I added a few highlights with a white pen.

Here are a few of the products I used on my layout:

To see all the details on my layout, hop over to
My Gallery on Sparkle N Sprinkle.

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Let It Snow

by Belinda Shupe on November 5, 2014

Good Morning everyone, it’s Belinda here to share a winter layout with you!  The Pine Forest stamp and Snow One Like You stamp set were used on this layout.

The pine trees were stamped with versamark and embossed using Christmas Green Marbled EP and fussy cut out.

I cut the snowflake overlay using the Cameo Silhouette.  The snow banks were die cut and  the edges were inked with blue ink.  The banks were then inked with versamark and embossed using Velvet Sparkle EP.

The deer was die cut using Tim Holtz’s Reindeer Flight from chipboard and inked with dust rust ink.  Pine branches were punched and place on the deer along with a pearl and bow.

The sentiment from Snow One Like You was stamped and punched with a circle punch.  The Let It Snow embellishment were cut using my Cameo Silhouette.  The flourish was die cut and glittered using Silver Dreams glitter.

Along the edges of the LO,  I placed 1/8″ and 1/4″ Tear-ific Tape.  1/8″ Tape was glittered with Blue Lightning, and the 1/4″ with Silver Dreams.  The snowflake was also cut using Cameo Silhouette.

If you would like more details on this layout please visit my Gallery.

Have a wonderful day!!!

Belinda

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Happy Birthday Friends

by Marie Berquist on November 4, 2014

I have had so much fun with the new Sparkle N Sprinkle Birthday Friends set.  It is so perfect to add a little fun to birthday cards for those of us getting up in age.

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I used the image of these sweet little ladies, along with Spellbinders Circle Nestabilities to create this birthday card.  I started with layers of pink and yellow.  The pink layer was run through an embossing folder and Versamark Ink was rubbed across the embossing to bring out the design.  I added strips of 3/4″ “Tear-ific” Tape both vertically and horizontally before layering this on my white card base.  After removing the protective layer, I added Flirt Glitter.

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I used three different images and cut out the various parts using three different size circle dies.  After coloring these, I layered them on slightly larger circles, die cut from sticker paper.  The remaining exposed adhesive was covered with Teal Velveteen Velvet Glitter.  Dimensionals were used to pop these up on the card front.

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The lovely bow at the top was created with 3/4″ “Tear-ific” Tape and Flirt glitter.  See the technique here in the SNS Tips and Techniques.

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Thought I would also share this little tidbit – rumor has it that the elderly lady on the right in this image is named Eunice.  Guess what the “E” stand for in E. Marie?

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Thanks for stopping by.

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E. Marie

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