Nov 1 Reveal

by Anne Temple on October 31, 2014

Welcome to Sparkle N Sprinkle’s November 1 Reveal.

This month FIVE new stamp sets are being introduced.   These sets are 20% off their regular price, until November 3rd.  All the new reveal sets are available on Cling Mounted Rubber and as a digital image.  Finn’s Scarf, set #671 is the stamp set featured in  This Month’s Technique Video.

The sets are:

Christmas Doves #649   (digi version DIGI649)

Brighten the Holidays #663   (digi version DIGI663)

Finn’s Scarf #671  (digi version DIGI671)

Woofie Under the Christmas Tree #672   (digi version DIGI672)

Birthday Friends #673   (digi version DIGI673)

On Nov 3rd,  one Grand Prize Winner will be selected from the comments left on the designers’ blogs listed below.  The Grand Prize Winner will receive

all FIVE of the new rubber stamp sets (or digi sets, if you prefer)

The new SNS Creative Challenges also begins today, with lots of prizes and recognition badges.


The winner of the blog hop will be announced on Nov 3 on Facebook, the SNS blog, and on our blogs.  This month’s Blog Hop order is:

(Tip: if you have a problem with a particular link, try clicking on the person’s blog title to send you to their Home page.)

Don’t forget to leave a comment with each Designer to be eligible for the Grand Prize.  We love reading your comments and hope we have inspired you as well.  If you absolutely can not leave a comment for some reason, please email icinganne@yahoo.com with your comment and the name of the blog or Designer you are commenting about.

We hope you enjoy the New Reveals as much as we do!

Last month the winner came from Belinda’s blog.  Wonder which Designer contains the Grand Prize winner this month?


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Stuck On You

by April Williams on October 28, 2014

Hi Everyone! It is designer April here today. I hope you are enjoying these Fall days. Fall is never long enough for me. I want to share a card I made with the new Bubblegum Machine stamp set 664. This set can be used for many different occasions. I remember as a little girl getting bubblegum out of these machines. I was always hoping I would get the grape flavored one! LOL!

I made this a shaker card and filled it with tiny buttons. I Paper Pieced the base of the machine and added Blue Lightning glitter G1008 across the bottom. Teddy Brown embossing powder EP187 was used on the saying. I used a PenBoss on some of the letters on the background paper and on the raised dots on the white background and then added Sparkle embossing powder EP107  to add more interest.

For full instructions on how to make this card, please click here.

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

April

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Mixed Media using Flocking

by Anita Scroggins on October 26, 2014

Hi everyone, It’s Anita here today to share a layout with you using one of the new stamps released this month from Sparkle N Sprinkle.

My papers are Kaisercraft Bundle of Joy Baby Girl and I added some paper doilies, stencil and embossing paste that I colored with Gelatos, and some die cuts from the dame paper line.

My sentiment is from the Bubble Gum set and I used 3/4″ Tear-ific Tape across the bottom before punching and burnishing with Shell Pink GL.  The Bling is from Mon Ami Gabby which is new in the shop.

I fussy cut the roses from the PP and added some shimmer using my Sakura Glue Pen and Cloud Nine GL. I also fussy cut the Carriage and stamped the sentiment from the Crystal Medallion #531 set. The pretty eyelet ribbon is also available in the store!

To create this texture I colored my embossing paste then pressed through a stencil, and while the stencil was still in place I covered it with Twinkling Clouds SS107 and pressed it in pretty well. Then I removed the stencil and set the whole thing aside to dry. When dry brushed the excess flocking off.

I used the Journal Mixed Media Set #606 and Buttercup Petal EP on the chipboard circle (from Technique Tuesday). For the title chipboard I used Cayenne EP.

To see all the details on this layout, please check out My Gallery on Sparkle N Sprinkle.

Thanks for stopping by today and have a wonderful week!

Anita

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

Thank you for the visit!
Hugs & smiles,

Eret

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HAPPY AUTUMNAL BIRTHDAY!

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,

Shona

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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.

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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!

April

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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!
Anita

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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,

Eret

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