Beautiful Friendship

by Eret on October 25, 2014

Hi! It’s Eret here. One of my latest favorite card fold is Double Zig Zag. They are fabulous with three folds but this time I only made two .

I used two coordinating pattern papers to decorate the card base. Edges of the green paper are inked with Peeled Paint and yellow paper is inked with Scattered Straw Distress inks.

I love new Beautiful Friendship stamp set. These flowers are gorgeous and sentiments are so lovely. All the stamping is done with Tuxedo Black ink and all images are colored with Pro- and FlexMarkers. Flower cluster is stamped two times. On first I colored the leaves and on second I colored the flowers. Flowers are fussy cut and popped up with foam tape.

Instead of using third pattern paper to decorate the card base, I made my own glitter paper by using Glittered Lacy Backgrounds technique. Daisy and Luau Green glitters are fantastic together.

I used strips of Mon Ami Gabby Diamond Mesh to embellish my card. Gold Diamond mesh is used in front and Green inside of the card. In two first panels I covered revealed tape with Luau Green glitter.

Butterflies are cut with dies from Cheery Lynn Design Mini Dimensional Butterflies set. Solid butterflies are cut out of white CS and colored with marker. Top parts of the butterflies are cut from Sticker Paper. I colored back side with light blue marker. The color goes through the paper and adds some tone. Sticky side is covered with Waterfall glitter.

Punched border inside and Floral Ovals are cut out of Sticker Paper. They are covered with Goldenrod glitter. I also used leftover strip of the Glittered Lacy Background to add more sparkle to the inside of the card.

I added a tiny frame around the oval layers with Sakura Glue Pen and Luau Green glitter. You can never have too much sparkle.

Glittered punched border strip didn’t show up from pattern paper very well. So I inked pattern paper with Scattered Straw ink, now you can see it much better.

You can see full instructions of my card in SNS Gallery here. Template is under next photo.

The measurements on the template will work if you use Martha Stewart Doily Lace Border Punch. You may need to re-calculate if you use different punch. Easiest way is to cut your cardstock longer in height, you can trim it shorter later.

Stamp Credits: Beautiful Friendship Stamp Set #665
Daisy (GM2019), Luau Green (GM2004), Goldenrod (GM2006), Waterfall (G1071);
: Memento (
Tuxedo Black, Summer Sky), Distress Inks (Peeled Paint, Scattered Straw);
: Super Adhesive Sheets (SAS02),
Sticker Paper (99558), Sakura Glue Pen, Mon Ami Gabby Bling Tape, Foam Tape;
: Spellbinders (Floral Ovals, Classic Ovals (optional)); Cheery Lynn Design (Mini Dimensional Butterflies);
Coloring Medium
: Promarkers, Flexmarkers;
Mon Ami Gabby Diamond Mesh (Gold, Green)
: White; 2 different Pattern Papers (DoveCraft – Garden Party);
: Lace fabric; Martha Stewart Border Punch (Doily Lace)

Thank you for the visit!
Hugs & smiles,




by Shona Erlenborn on October 23, 2014

Hi, designer Shona here with a card to share, made with the new Welcome Autumn set. There is a lot of detail in this pretty image, which means a lot of potential coloring! I decided to use the spotlight technique and just focus on the little animal friends in the image.

I stamped the image in Versamark on mustard cardstock and heat embossed with Teddy Brown. I took an Aqua Pen and filled it with bleach and colored the leaves of the image. I cut and embossed the card front with Spellbinders Fanciful Lattice. The image was then stamped again on white cardstock and I colored just the animal areas using the following Copics: E33, R20, YR21 and YR24.

The big cat area was cut out of the embossed image and the same part of the image was cut and embossed from the white image, using Spellbinders Standard Circles Large. The white image was placed in the “window and was taped down from the back. I then edged another piece of mustard cardstock with 3/4″ Tear-ific Tape. After removing the protective backing, the latticed card front was centered on the edged piece and Goldenrod velvet glitter was applied to the exposed sticky edges.

I continued cutting and embossing the other little animals and they were attached in their places with Dimensional Dots.

The happy birthday was die cut and was heat embossed with Teddy Brown. I attached the sentiment with Dimensional Glue. Friend was cut and embossed and then I ran Memento Cantaloupe ink over the top, before heat embossing with some Clear Detail to give it a bit of a shine, like the happy birthday. This was also attached with Dimensional Dots.

The card front was layered on a mustard card base and a strip of Diamond Mesh was attached to the left hand side for some autumnal bling and to complete the card.

This Welcome Autumn Set has definitely been a favorite with the Design Team this month, I hope we’ve inspired you to take it home and play with it.

Thanks for stopping by today,



Party Penguins

by Anne Temple on October 20, 2014

Sparkle N Sprinkle‘s Party Penguins is showcased in today’s card.  For a change of pace, I used the digi set instead of the rubber stamp set to create this card.

After printing out the image and coloring it with Copic markers, I added glitter accents to the ice and water.  After applying glue using the Sakura glue pen, Aqua Marine glitter was added to the ripples in the water as well as the sprays of water.  Sparkling Snow glitter was added to the ice and snow.  I also added dots of glue and Aqua Marine glitter to the patterned cardstock in the background to give it a bit more so pizzaz.

Distressed Embossing technique was applied to the edges of the patterned cardstock using Evergreen Bough Distress Ink and Clear embossing powder.

I printed the sentiment onto vellum and added Clear embossing powder and heat set it immediately after it coming out of the printer.  This helps prevent the ink from smudging as it has a tendency to dry more slowly on vellum.   The sentiment is attached to the card with brads that I blinged up using the Bling Your Brads technique and Jamaican Dreams embossing powder.

I’m also happy to say that this colored image was used for the laminated card packaging.  So, when you purchase the rubber stamp set, you are bringing a little bit of my artwork home with you :-) .  You can also view more detailed instructions here, in my SNS Art Gallery.


Welcome Autumn

by Belinda Shupe on October 15, 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.  I stamped the flower 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.

Have a wonderful day….Belinda

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A Friend IS ….

by April Williams on October 14, 2014

Hi Everyone! It is designer April here again. I want to share with you a card I made with the lovely newly released stamp set Beautiful Friendship 665.  Don’t you just love the saying?

To make the bottom border on my card, I used a border punch on patterned paper from the Authentique paper bundle Grace. I adhered it to Sticker Paper and added Orchid Rose Velvet glitter GM 2016.  I used Balck Detail embossing powder EP171 on the saying. The bling border is Diamond Mesh Black Silver. I love using this because it adds the right touch!

I colored the flowers using copics, pop dotted them for dimension and added Waterscape glitter G1108 for dew drops. For full instructions on how to make this card, please click here.

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope your day is wonderful!



Halloween Cuties Layout

by Anita Scroggins on October 12, 2014

Hi Everyone! It’s Designer Anita here today to share a layout with you

using some fun new Halloween Stamps.
I have very few Halloween photos of my little ones, so the ones I do have are so precious to me! They were 3 and 5 here. I have used the new Authentique papers for this layout and I love that little border of witches that I used right behind my photo!
For my title I have used Camera Life and heat embossed it with Concord Star.
I used the Witches Brew stamp set and the same EP for my sentiment. I used Clementine EP on the middle layer of my die cuts. To add a little sparkle to my border I used Purple Rain GL and 1/8″ Tear-ific Tape. For the double layered hexagons, I applied 2 1/2″ Tear-ific Tape to my paper, punched it out, burnished with Cloud Nine GL, and adhered with foam tape.
For my border I did some punching, layering and sewing with my machine.
I used Flourishes 2 in the corner and heat embossed with Detail Black EP.  I added a spritz of silver spray ink.
To see all the details and products used, hop over to
Thanks so much for stopping by today!


Beautiful Frienship Purse

by Eret on October 11, 2014

Hi! It’s Eret here. I like to make dimensional paper projects. Here is a purse shape gift box. It is very easy to make and addictive. I have made six purse already.

I liked Wonky Line Background stamp before I discovered how easy it is to spice up the plain cardstock with it. Now I love this stamp. It is perfect for paper purse.

Pattern is stamped with VersaMark ink and heat embossed with Copper Kettle EP. It looks really pretty on top of the Burgundy CS.

I stamped small flower from Beautiful Friendship stamp set two times with Tuxedo Black ink, colored them with markers and fussy cut. One flower is popped up on top of another with foam tape.

To hide the magnet which keeps the purse closed I adhered a Silver Diamond Mesh Flower on top of it. I colored it with orange marker. To the center of the flower I added SNS Dimensional Glue and Sunset glitter.

The decorative strip in front flap and handle of the purse are decorated in the same way: I adhered 1/2″ Double Sided “Tear-ific” Tape to the white CS, covered tape with the Cloud Nine glitter and trimmed it to the correct size. Orange Diamond Mesh is attached with Bling Tape. I covered rest of the sticky parts with Sunset glitter.

The purse is kept closed with two magnets. On following photo you can see how the purse will open up.

Full directions of how this purse was made are in the SNS gallery.

You don’t need any measurements to make this purse. I have them on the template but you can just print the template, cut it out and trace it to the cardstock you want to use. I cut little notches to mark the places where the score lines will go.

Materials used:
Stamp Credits: Wonky Line Background #659, Beautiful Friendship #665
Embossing Powders
: Copper Kettle (EP341)Glitters: Cloud Nine (GM2000), Sunset (G1040)
InksVersaMark, Memento – Tuxedo Black
Adhesives1/4″ Double Sided “Tear-ific” Tape (SAT01), 1/2″ Double Sided “Tear-ific” Tape (SAT04), Mon Ami Gabby Bling Tape, SNS Dimensional Glue (539)
Coloring Medium: Promarkers
Embellishments: Mon Ami Gabby – Diamond Mesh, Diamond Mesh Silver Flower
Cardstock:  Burgundy, White
All Other: 2 Magnets

Hugs & smiles,


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by Shona Erlenborn on October 9, 2014

Hi there, Designer Shona here to share a card using another of the October Reveal Sets: 654 – Party Penguins. These guys are all dressed up in paper-pieced tuxedos ready for their festivities!

First, I stamped the image twice – once on white cardstock in black ink and then again on the Paisley, Pocket Full of Papers paper. I fussy cut the penguin backs, using the paper-piecing technique and set them aside, while I colored the image – beaks, feet, eyes and water (not the ripples) with Copics. I then took a Versamarker Pen and applied ink to the iceberg and over the top of the blue water and heat embossed with Ice. This gave the water a glassy look.

Try embossing the water in a vase of flowers or a jar to give the jar a glassy look!

I attached the designer paper penguin backs with Brushable Glue and added Twinkling Clouds with Dimensional Glue to the tummies. The party hat was done in the same way, but I used Purple Dust glitter for the trim.

I added Surf (G1117) glitter to the ripples in the water with a Sakura Glue Pen and Diamond Dust (G1116) to the edge of the ice block with Brushable. The Sakura Pen was scribbled over the snow ledges and Sparkling Snow Glitter was applied. You can see from the photo above, the different dimensions achieved using the various glues and glitters.

I stamped the sentiment in Tuxedo black and cut and score to make the banner. It was also covered in Versamark and heat embossed with Ice.

The paisley designer paper was layered to a white card base. I then applied some Versamark around the edges and heat embossed with Sparkle. This gave a sparkly edge for the card front to be layered to. Full directions can be found in the SNS gallery if needed.

Hope you’ve enjoyed your visit today and that I’ve inspired you to get out some glitter and glues!

Thanks for stopping by,


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Welcome Autumn

by Marie Berquist on October 7, 2014

The weather was quite chilly this weekend and the cool mornings definitely have the feel of fall.  I love the colors of fall and used some of these on today’s card.


I started with the lovely fall image from the new Welcome Autumn set, stamping two but coloring only one.  Both images were cut into strips and woven together.  This was one of those ideas that popped in my head and I just had to try it.  Next time I think I will color both images and maybe ink the edges of each strip.  What do you think?


After weaving, the image was adhered to a white card base to hold it together.  Then pieces of burlap and orange and yellow cardstock were layered together and die cut with Spellbinders’ Labels One to create a window.  The inside and outside edges of the burlap were sponged with Rich Cocoa Memento ink, then heat embossed with Teddy Brown embossing powder using the Distressed Embossing Powder techniqueVersamark ink was added to the edges a second time and they were dipped in Bronze Splendor glitter.  Heat was applied to re-melt the embossing powder so the glitter would stay in place.  All of this was popped up over the image.


I created the flowers by stamping the largest sunflower from the new Sunflower set.  I stamped it nine times, colored, and fussy cut.  Three images were cut out complete but petals were removed from the others.  After shaping them with a stylus, Cherry Lemonade glitter was added to all the petals, using brushable glue, and they were layered with foam tape to create 3 flowers.  Dimensional glue was added to the centers and covered with Sparkling Coffee Sparkle N Soft.  These were added to the card front, along with loops of corn husk.


The sentiment was heat embossed with Teddy Brown embossing powder on a white strip and layered on yellow.  This was tucked under the bottom flower.

Thanks for stopping by and let me know what you think about the weaving.

E. Marie

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Beautiful Friendship

by Anne Temple on October 6, 2014

Beautiful Friendship is one of the six new releases  this month.  Anne here and I decided to create another acetate card and although they are really hard to capture in a photo, they are pretty easy and fun to make.

I started out by creating the scalloped card base using the Spellbinders Scalloped Edge Frame.  Take a piece of cardstock slightly larger that the die and fold in half, creating the card base.  Using removable tape, lightly adhere the die on the card front, making sure the cutting edge is slightly past the card fold.  Die cut the card.  Your card should now open and close with the fold at the top.  I really like this technique, but I prefer to have all the scallops showing at the top, instead of being part of the fold.  To alleviate this, I die cut a single piece of cardstock and adhere it directly on top of the card base.  Now you won’t see the card fold at all (at least until the card is opened).  After die cutting this top piece, I spritzed it with Memories Mist (Pale Ale).  I’m not a huge fan of mists because they usually spurt out big blobs of ink along with the finer mist.  So far, I haven’t had this problem with the Memories Mists, so I think I’ll be using these more often.

Now to create the focal point.  I started out by applying Memento Ink (Cantaloupe and Cottage Ivy) directly onto the rubber stamp.  Once I had an outline of the image, I colored the rest in with Copic markers and added touches of glitter to the rose petals with a Sakura glue pen and Sparkling Snow glitter.  Fussy cut this out and die cut a piece of Sticker paper using the Labels Four die from Spellbinder.  Expose the adhesive, adhere the colored image to the center, and cover the rest of the exposed adhesive with Lavender Iris glitter.  Die cut a second piece of Sticker Paper and cover the entire thing with Lavender Iris glitter.   This will be adhered to the inside of the front panel.

Next, recycle pieces of acetate from packaging (or you can also use Embossable Acetate) which are cut to cover the openings in the frame (front panel and back panel.)  After adhering these acetate pieces to the inside of the card, I added strips of 1/8″ Tear-ific Tape around the edges and covered them with more Lavender Iris glitter.

Die cut two smaller pieces of white cardstock using the Labels Four dies and stamp your sentiment onto one of them with black ink.  Cover with Clear embossing powder and heat set.  Adhere the sentiment to the inside center of the back panel with Tear-ific Tape.  Adhere the same sized die cut to the back panel as well.  This covers up your adhesive so that it won’t show through the acetate.
You can review step by step instructions on my SNS Art Gallery page, found here.

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