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Winter Birdhouse

I have a ‘sparkle-y’ card to share with you today,

using the new stamp set Winter Birdhouse.

Winter Bird House

I started by laying my 8 1/2″ x 11″ card stock

across my scor-board with the 11″ across the top.

Scor at 3 1/8″ and again at 8 5/8″.

Trim card length to be 5 3/8″ long.

Winter Bird House

It should look something like this.

Winter Bird House C

I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink,

then colored with Copics.

The panel was then adhered to the left side of the card

with 1/4″ Tear-ific Tape,

sprinkled with Fire Engine Red glitter

and then using my ‘finger’ tool,

burnished in

Winter Birdhouse

For the left side of the card,

I cut a panel to fit,

then embossed with a Cuttlebug embossing snowflake folder.

Winter Bird House

Fire Engine Red glitter was added to the bird’s scarf and Santa hat.

Sparkle N Soft Sapphire Silk was added to the bird tail and wings.

The glitters were applied with Nuvo SM Glue Pen.

Winter Bird House F

All the ‘snow fluff’ you see was created using

Nuvo Glimmer Paste Moonstone.

I applied it quite thick to resemble snow.

I also added it to a few of the snowflakes.

You can just see a hint of the inside sentiment which is from

the set Eskimo Kisses.

Winter Bird House E

I hope you enjoyed my card today and

thank you for visiting with me!

CAS Celebration



E. Marie here to share a few CAS cards (clean and simple) using the new Donna’s Stylin Sayings set. This set is perfect for so many different background affects and includes sayings that can be used for a variety of occasions.



My first card combined three different Distress Inks on the same image. A simple “Celebrate” was heat embossed across the center, using Purple Spark Embossing Powder.



The texture was added using the small dotted image with Versamark Ink and White Detailed Embossing Powder.  Most CAS cards involve a single layer but I decided to use three, using an embossing folder to add design and texture to the second layer and a simple sheer bow on the front layer.





This second card uses the same technique and colors but in two corners. This gives a great pop of color but plenty of white space for the simple sentiment.




Once again I used three layers, this time using some coordinating color for the second layer.


Both cards are very quick and easy – perfect to have on hand for that last minute card!


E. Marie

Have Faith

Hi, Diane with you today!

I have a beautiful card to share with you today

using one of the newly released sets this month

called “Poppies”.

I love poppies and grow several species and colors in

my own gardens and absolutely LOVE this new set!

Using Versamark ink, I stamped my image on vellum,

then embossed it with Black Detail embossing powder.

Once embossed, I used an oval lace die

and die cut it out.

I flipped it over to the back side and using Copic Sketch

markers, preceded to color it in.

I love the soft and airy look it gives the poppy.

The panel was then adhered to a white embossed card stock,

then adhered to a designer paper.

I ran 1/4″ Tear-ific Tape around the edge

then sprinkled Black Suede Glitter on.

I used my fingers to help fuse the glitter to the tape.

I love how it gives it a nice frame

and love, love the Black Suede Glitter,

it is so soft, but yet adds lots of  ‘sparkle’!

The only thing I wish I had done first was to run a black

Copic around the white card stock edge….

well I will know to do that the next time!

Next, I stamped one of the many sentiments from this set,

used a round stitched die to cut it out and embellished it

with a few Want 2 Scrap pearls.

Last was the butterfly, made with a die cut,

then added Brushable Glue all over it

and sprinkled Cyclamen Glitter on.

A little tied ribbon was added to finish.

Thank you for visiting with me today!!


Tree Scene With Color Bursts


Color Bursts are one of the latest coloring mediums and create amazing backgrounds. This card uses Pthalo Green and Ultramarine Blue with the Tree Scene. Since these colors can spread very easily, I masked the sky to color the trees and then masked the trees and ground to color the sky. Dimensional Glue was used to add Bridal glitter to the snowy areas of the tree.


The colored scene was layered behind a dry embossed layer with an oval window edged with Dimensional Glue and more Bridal glitter



The deer from the Reindeer set were colored and fussy cut and popped up over the scene along the bottom of the oval opening.



Then a second layer, with scored lines on both sides of 1/8” Tearific Tape covered with Bridal glitter and a large rectangular window, was layered on this.

To see a video on using these fun new micro fine watercolor powders, click here.

E. Marie

You’re How Old?



Have you seen the new chick sets, Cool Chicks and Birds of a Feather, that were just released. These sweeties are irresistible. I had so much fun with these and thought I would share a simple card using the Cool Chicks digi version.

One of the great things about digi stamps is they can be printed out at any size. I designed the card with the images on my computer and printed it out for my card front. I colored the three birds with alcohol markers and ran it through an embossing folder. This was layered on the white card base and then Dimensional Glue was run around the edges and covered with Sun Dazzle Sparkle N Soft.



I ran dimensional glue around the edges of the sentiment, covered it with Sun Dazzle Sparkle N Soft, and popped this up in the center of the card front. After printing this little guy three more times, they were colored with alcohol markers and fussy cut. I also added a little Sun Dazzle Sparkle N Soft on the wings and tails, using a glue pen. Then I used more dimensionals to pop the little chicks over the original images around the sentiment. Of course, I had to add some wiggle eyes.

Hope things are cooler in your area than they are in mine. Have a great week.

E. Marie

Naughty or Nice

Good Morning all it’s Belinda here and it’s Christmas in July!! Today I’m sharing a card using the new Christmas Goose set.

I stamped the goose with black ink and colored with copic markers.  He was fussy cut out, and then I applied dimensional glue to his body and face.  Twinkling Snow flocking was applied to the body and face.  For the lights I applied a drop of dimensional glue and glittered with Fire Engine Red, Orange Surprise, Daisy, Purple Dust, Elegant Emerald and Ocean glitter.

A glue pen was used on the string of  lights, socks and hat for more sparkle using Spirited Green and Cyclamen glitter.

The border was cut using Anna Griffin’s border die and embossing folder.  I use a glue pen to add glitter to the snowflakes and glittered using Silver Dreams glitter.  Two strips of cardstock was cut and 1/8″ Tear-ific Tape was placed on  one strip and glittered using Elegant Emerald glitter.  The second strip I placed a piece of 2 1/2″ Tear-ific Tape and glittered with Fire Engine Red glitter.  This really created a beautiful border strip for my silly goose.

The sentiemnt was stamped on top of the background paper using black ink.  I used three small drops of dimensional glue covered them with Fire Engine Red glitter for sparkly accents.

For the background panel, I used a piece of super adhesive sheet placed on a piece of cardstock.  Removed the protective backing and covered it with Twinkling Snow flocking.  The panel was then embossed using Anna Griffin’s snowflake embossing folder.  Here you will find a tutorial on how to create this look.

The snowflake was die cut and glittered with brushable glue and Silver Dream glitter.

Hope you have enjoyed my card, be sure to check out all the new stamp sets from the July 1st Reveal.

Sparkle N Sprinkle will be having a joint blog hop with Die-Versions on July 31, hope you all will come along with us on the hop.  There will be 17 designers on this hop with some amazing projects.

The Joint Blog Hop will go live on Friday, July 31st at 9:00 pm EST and a winner will be announced on August 4th!  You won’t want to miss out on all the creative inspiration you will get from both of these very talented Design Teams!!  So please be sure to mark your calendar for July 31st at 9:00 pm EST and be ready to be amazed!!  

See you soon, Belinda

CAS (Clean and Simple)

CAS (Clean and Simple) cards are very popular, but sometimes so hard to create.  At least for me.  I decided to share one using the new Iris Garden stamp set.



The first step is to create the embossed background. I used the Frames Using Embossing Folders and Dies technique with a Swiss Dot Embossing Folder and Spellbinders’ Big Scalloped Ovals LG. I cut my template smaller than the card size which gave a nice border around the edges that did not emboss.




The single Iris image was stamped in the center of the oval frame and colored with Copic Markers. A glue pen was used to add Lemonade glitter to the center and Starfire glitter to the petals and leaves.


One of the reasons CAS cards are so hard is that you have to hold yourself back from adding too much. For me that is very hard because I am always thinking of one more thing I could add. I did make this two layers of white on white. Then I had a big debate if I should just have the image or to add a bow.




Here is the same card with a bow added. The spouse said “no bow”. My stamping buddy said “definitely a bow”. Now it is your turn. Leave a comment sharing your thoughts on this.


E. Marie

Love and Kisses

Hi Everyone! I hope you are having a good day. Christmas is upon us and Valentine’s Day is around the corner. Where are these months going? I want to share a card I made using the new Love and Kisses stamp set 676. I loved using the new Die-Versions die, Gents Background. I used Sticker Paper, peeled off the top layer, adhered the die and then added Cerise glitter G1104 to make a sparkly background.

I paper pieced the dress and pants on the image, fussy cut and added Bubblegum glitter G1088 to the hearts at the bottom.

I cut the small  heart from patterned paper and added Black embossing powder EP170.

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

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you have a wonderful and blessed day!


Sweet Christmas Doves

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!


It’s Cold Outside

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!


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