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Rustic Flowers – Snapdragons

Hello friends!

It’s Designer Jess here with a quick, fun card featuring Rustic Flowers-Snapdragons.

Supply List:

Rustic Flowers-Snapdragons Stamp Set #DIGI00-816P5

Jewel Drops – Key Lime 645N

Copper Embossing Powder – EP236

Tiger Orange Glitter – GM2003

Daisy Glitter – GM2019

Dogwood Rose Glitter – GM2021

Ballerina Glitter – GM2024

Nuvo Glue Pen – Small 202N

Tonic Die – Simply Screens – Clematis Vine – 1047e

Tear-ific Tape – 1/2″ SAT04

Foam Squares – 01613

This was such an easy card to put together!  To start, print out the gorgeous pre-colored image onto white cardstock.  Using the Nuvo Small Glue Pen, add your Glitters to the different flowers. I used Dogwood Rose, Ballerina, Tiger Orange and Daisy Glitters on my flowers.  Soooo pretty!

I really wanted to emphasize the copper of the gorgeous can holding the flowers. So, I grabbed my Copper Embossing Powder and added some detail using the Nuvo Small Pen – heat setting of course!  The results were just gorgeous!

Fussy cut out the entire image, then set aside while you go to work on the background.

To make the background, I took a piece of light green cardstock and ran it through my Big Shot with an embossing folder. I just loved the look of the Clematis Vine Tonic Die, so I die cut one out using a darker green cardstock.  I attached the embossed panel to the cardbase with 1/2″ Tear-ific Tape, then used the Small Glue Pen once again to adhere my die cut piece of cardstock.

Foam Squares were used to pop up the focal image to give more dimension. I printed off the sentiment onto white cardstock and used the glue pen one more time to add a pop of Copper Embossing Powder to the word “Cheer”.  A bit of ribbon was added and I used the Foam Squares again to adhere the sentiment.

See that nifty brush? It’s a set that’s now available in the SNS Shop that helps to pop out all the little pieces from intricate die cuts! I LOVE IT! It’s called the Sizzix Die Brush & Foam Set!

Finally, I had tons of fun with the NEW Jewel Drops in Key Lime!  I added a bunch of “dots” all over the background, then set aside to dry.  I LOVE the finished look!  Soooo sparkly!  They go on opaque and dry more clear. You HAVE to try them out sometime soon!

Thanks for popping by – and I just want to wish everyone a very Happy Holidays & Merry Christmas (since this is my last post before Christmas!)



Rustic Flowers

Good morning everyone, it’s Belinda here to share a project with you using the Rustic Flower stamp set.

To get my project started I needed to create the background panel.

 To start I adhere a piece of tin foil to a piece of cardstock and distressed it with Stazon ink.  Next I inked the raised side of a embossing folder, placed the cardstock inside foil side up and ran it  through the Big Shot.  The piece was then covered with Golden Sparkle EP and heat set.  This really created a beautiful vintage background for my flower can.

Next I embossed a piece of cardstock with a Anne Griffin Border folder.  Using the Nuvo Large Glue Pen glue was placed on the raised areas and edges.  Let the glue dry slightly and then Nuvo Gilding Flakes were placed on top.  The excess with lightly brushed off.

Small drops of Copper Penny Crystal Drops were on placed the background flower centers, and Pale Gold Crystal Drops on the border strip flowers.

The flower can is from the digi stamp set.  I used the color version resized the image, printed and cut it out using the Cameo Silhouette.  Sparkle was added to the flowers using Nuvo Small Glue pen, Chameleon, Margarita, Bubblegum, Daisy, Orange Crush glitter.  Small drops of Pale Gold Crystal drops were added to the can and a small Pull Ribbon bow was added.

Thanks so much for stopping by hope you all have a wonderful Holiday Season!!


Spring Bunny

Hello friends!
It’s Designer Jess here today with another fun Easter card!

Supply List:

This card was super fun to make and came together quite quickly. There is a lot of embossing, so let’s get going!

 Card Instructions

To start with, I did my embossing on the outside edges of both the pink layer, green layer and cardbase. What I did was take the main image stamp and used the bottom portion (the flowers, eggs and grass) and used it to stamp all along the edges of the panels!  I used Versamark Ink and then sprinkled on my Embossing Powders!  I used Rosa Embossing Powder on the pink layer and cardbase. Pineapple Embossing Powder was used on the green layer. 
To make the doily, I covered the entire white doily with Versamark Ink and sprinkled on Princess Rose Embossing Powder, heat setting of course! 🙂
Once I was done with all those parts, I set those pieces aside and started on my main image.  I stamped the image onto white cardstock using Versamark Ink, sprinkled on Black Detail Embossing Powder and heat set.  For coloring, I grabbed my Watercolor Pencils, an aquapainter and went to work!  I am still an amateur with coloring, but I think I’m improving 🙂
The image was fussy cut out after it was dry (TIP: Use a heat gun to speed up drying time!).  I covered the entire image in Versamark Ink, sprinkled on Clear Detail Embossing Powder and heat set. It created such a gorgeous shine!
The sentiment was stamped onto some white cardstock using Versamark Ink. I embossed with Black Detail Embossing powder. I actually separated the sentiment in half and did a swash of watercolor on the background too.

 Putting It All Together

To start assembly, I used the Large Nuvo Glue Pen to adhere the embossed doily to the pink layer. The pink layer was attached to the green layer using 1/2″ Tear-ific Tape.I popped the fussy cut focal image up with some Foam Squares.
 I also created a fun “grass” border simply by cutting a 1″ strip of green cardstock randomly and bending them a bit. Fun, right?  I realized after that I should have grabbed my Grassy Green Flocking to add to the dimension – next time! The border was also attached using 1/4″ Tear-ific Tape. I tied a bit of bakers twine around the panel for added fun.
The entire panel was adhered to the card base using 1/2″ Tear-ific Tape.  I used a mini-stapler to attach a bit of frayed bakers twine behind the sentiments and popped them ofn using Foam Squares. 
I hope you enjoy this card!  Don’t forget to grab your fave SNS products from the shop!
Until next time,

Grumpy Goose

Hello friends!


It’s Designer Jess here with a fun Christmas Card!

This time, I’m featuring the Digital Stamp Set – Grumpy Goose!

Supply List:

Grumpy Goose DIGI 823B

Fire Engine Red Glitter – G1007

Nuvo Crystal Drops – Apple Green 669N

Nuvo Crystal Drops – Ruby Slippers 752N

Nuvo Crystal Drops – Dazzling Blue 759N

Nuvo Glue Pen – Small 202N

Antiquities Embossing Powder – EP266

Christmas Fire Embossing Powder – EP285

1/2″ Tear-ific Tape – SAT04

Evening Glow Glitter – G1086

Daisy Glitter – G2019

Jasper Blue Glitter – GM2012

Blue Haze Glitter – GM2022

Tiger Orange Glitter – GM2033

Gold Mirror Cardstock – 797e

This was actually quite an easy card to create! I started by printing off the colored Digital Image onto glossy white cardstock and trimming to my desired size. I used the Small Glue Pen to add Jasper Blue & Blue Haze Glitter to his hat, Daisy Glitter to his beak, Tiger Orange Glitter to his feet and Evening Glow Glitter to the bells. So much fun!

I used the Glue Pen to draw the “light strand” around Mr. Grumpy Goose, sprinkled on Antiquities Embossing Powder and heat set. Then I went to work creating the lights!  I used the Nuvo Crystal Drops in Apple Green, Ruby Slippers and Dazzling Blue to make the lights (just squeezing a small amount out each time).  I love the effect!  I added a few to “frame” the image as well as on the sentiment and set them aside to dry.


While the Crystal Drops were drying, I created by background. I adhered 1/2″ Tear-ific Tape around the edge of my cardbase, removed the adhesive and sprinkled on Fire Engine Red Glitter. I burnished it well with my finger tool.

I took the piece of Gold Mirror Cardstock and ran it through my Big Shot, using a Diamond Patterned Embossing Folder. Once all the Crystal Drops were dry, I adhered all the layers using 1/2″ Tear-ific Tape. To finish off the sentiment, I traced the word “naughty” using the Small Glue Pen and sprinkled on Fire Engine Red Glitter. 

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I sure had fun making this card!  See you next time! 🙂

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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.

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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.

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I hope you enjoyed my card today and

thank you for visiting with me!

Autumn Girlfriends

Hello friends!


Today I’m sharing a card I made featuring the Autumn Girlfriends Stamp Set #810.  I used the Digital Version – it prints off a pre-colored image – making it so easy to make your cards!

Here is the SNS Supply List:

Step 1

 Print your digital image onto white cardstock (easy, right?).  After I printed it off, I cut it down to the size I wanted and then applied Orange Surprise Glitter to some of the leaves using the Nuvo Small Glue Pen.  I printed off some of the basket images and applied the Orange Surprise Glitter to them using the Glue Pen as well.  To make the baskets stand out a little more, I used the Nuvo Small Glue Pen to apply the Pebbled Copper Embossing Powder, then heat set.  It just added some cool dimension.


To enhance the lovely ladies on the card, I added some Elephant Gray Flocking to their hair, some Christmas Fire Embossing Powder to the red sweater and some Ballerina Microfine Glitter to the pink sweater (all adhered with the amazing Nuvo Small Glue Pen). The sentiment was printed off onto white cardstock and then trimmed to size.  I covered the entire piece of paper with Versamark Ink, then sprinkled on the Clear Detail Embossing Powder, heat setting.  Finally, I carefully sprinkled on some Orange Surprise Glitter and the re-heated the Embossing powder to adhere the glitter!


Step 2

 I applied a row of 1/4″ Tear-ific Tape around the outside edge of my image.  After you remove the backing tape, gently apply your Copper Gilding Flakes and rub into the adhesive, brushing off the extra.  Don’t sneeze or else you will end up with gilding flakes EVERYWHERE! LOL
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Step 3

 I did some layering for the background with orange cardstock and some patterned paper, then adhered the front panel – all secured with Tear-ific Tape of course!  A piece of orange ribbon was tied around the panel, then I added the sentiment & baskets using dimensional foam tape. The entire panel was adhered to the card base using Tear-ific Tape.


Finally, I added some embellishment dots using Nuvo Crystal Drops in Ripened Pumpkin and Dandelion Yellow.


I hope you enjoy this card and are inspired to make some wonderful fall creations!


See you next time!


Autumn Girlfriends

Hi, Diane with you today to share with you a tutorial of sorts for

my ‘Double Z’ fold card using the new stamp set

Autumn Girlfriends.

This card is really very easy to do and I will give you simple

directions, but there are great tutorials on youtube for it as well.

Autumn Girlfriends

You want to start with an 8 1/2″ x 11″ piece of card stock.

Cut one piece 4 1/4″ x 11″

Score this piece (with the 11″ piece along the top)

at 2 3/4″ and at 5 1/2″ (this is the main base of the card)

Cut the next piece 3 1/2″ x 8 1/2″

Score this piece (with the 8 1/2″ piece along the top)

at 2 1/8″ and at 4 1/4″.

Fold as I have shown below.

Autumn Girlfriends

Next you want to cut some pretty paper ‘cover’ pieces.

For the larger Z part of the card,

cut 1 at 4″ x 5 1/4″

and cut 2 pieces at 2 1/2″ x 4″

For the smaller part of the Z card,

Cut 1 at 3 1/4″ x 4″

and cut 2 pieces at 1 7/8″ x 3 1/4″

Autumn Girlfriends

Using Tear-ific 1/4″ Double Sided Tape,

adhere to each z panel as shown

Autumn Girlfriends

Using the photo below for reference, attach the smaller z panel to the larger z panel

Autumn Girlfriends

Now we will make leaves for our card using a Mini Mister,

watercolor paper and the colors of Nuance listed below.

Nuance Bright Yellow, Grass Green, Scarlet, and Orange.

Spray your watercolor paper with water, lightly tap on the nuance color,

spray a bit more and repeat until you are happy with the colors

Autumn Girlfriends

Once dry, cut out the leaves with your desired dies

(I used Impression Obsession small Leaves Dies)

Autumn Girlfriends

I colored the Autumn Girlfriends image with Copics,

then applying a bit of glue with Nuvo Small glue pen,

I added Fall Leaves Glitter to the image leaves.

I then attached my ‘Nuance” colored leaves.

Autumn Girlfriends

I stamped the rake and the sentiment with Versamark,

then embossed with Gold Fine Detail embossing powder.

I used Spellbinders Label Four to cut out the sentiment.

I also stamped the basket of leaves and used the same

Fall Leaves glitter as I used above.

Autumn Girlfriends

I hope you will give one of these double z folds a try as they are really fun

and turn out so beautifully!

Thank you for visiting with me today!

Christmas Candles

Hi Diane with you today to show you one of our new stamps sets

that I just absolutely think is so beautiful!

It is Christmas Candles Stamp Set.

Though the name is Christmas Candles, it also

has a beautiful Christmas Rose Spray included in the set,

which is what I am using today.

Christmas Candles

I started by using a new and amazing product called

Nuvo Embellishment Mousse

and the color I used is Pure Platinum.

I used my ‘finger tool’ to apply to an embossed

card stock background.

You can see in the photo below the difference

it made on the top of the panel compared to the bottom half…

a beautiful sheen!

Christmas Candles

I set this aside to dry and it dries very, very quickly,

then die cut a few branches using Impression Obsession Pine Branch die.

I applied glue using Nuvo Large Glue Pen,

then sprinkling with glitter on that.Christmas Candles

While these were drying,

I stamped my image and colored with Copics.

I used the small Nuvo Glue Pen to apply glue and then

Gypsy Red Glitter to the Rose

and Parisian Mist glitter to the leaves.

I then fussy cut my image out.

Christmas Candles

I die cut a Cherry Lynn Designs Banner,

then applied (once again using my finger)

the Pure Platinum Mousse to it.

Once dry, I embossed my sentiment with Red Apple Embossing Powder.

Christmas Candles

I adhered the entire panel to red card stock, then added

a pretty red bow to finish.

This is really a gorgeous card and somewhat quick to make

for the upcoming Christmas holiday!

Christmas Candles

Once again here is the finished card.

Thank you for visiting with me today!

Stella Call Me Witch

Hi, Diane with you today!

I have a bright, cheerful and fun Halloween card

to share that is super easy to make using

some very cool products and a new stamp set (Stella Call Me Witch) from the

Sparkle N Sprinkle store!

Stella Call Me Witch

I started out by cutting a 5 x 7″ black card stock base,

(which I later mounted on a slightly bigger green card stock).

Using a star stencil and Dreamweavers white embossing paste,

I embossed the black panel.

Stella Call Me Witch

White the paste was still wet, I covered it with

Margarita Velvet Glitter.

Stella Call Me Witch

It will look something like this…and don’t worry if you have a few

uncovered places, as you will be covering it up later anyhow.

Stella Call Me Witch

I set the panel aside to dry completely

and printed my digital stamp

Stella Call Me Witch, then colored her with copics.

Brushable glue was added to her ‘hair’.

Stella Call Me Witch

Sparkle N Soft flocking Blissful Blue was then sprinkled on the Brushable glue.

Stella Call Me Witch

While her hair was slightly drying, I used a circle punch,

coated it with glue, then added Electrified Yellow Glitter for a moon.

I added the digital sentiment (part of the stamp set)

to the moon.

A few bats were punched, then coated with Black Ice Glitter.

Stella Call Me Witch

For even more glittery goodness,

I outlined her hat and star first with Nuvo Glue Pen Small,

then added Reflection Velvet Glitter,

and her shirt with more of the Margarita Velvet glitter.

Stella Call Me Witch

A green bow and ribbon were added along with a

Sizzix Scaredy Cat die cut that was totally covered

with Nuvo Glue Pen Large and then sprinkled

with Black Ice Glitter.

That’s it, she is all done!

Stella Call Me Witch

Thank you for visiting with me today!

Halloween Cat

Happy Sunday to you!

Diane with you today to share a fun card I created with the new

stamp set ‘Halloween Cat‘.

Halloween Cat

I had an idea for this stamp as soon as I saw it

and hoped it would work…it DID…let me tell how fun and easy

the background moon is to create.

Halloween Cat

I first used a Mini Mister of water and sprayed it on

regular heavy 100# card stock.

I sprinkled Nuance Orange and Bright Yellow

just by tapping the bottom side of the jar .

( I have little holes in each lid that I keep a push in for no spills…

simply easy to remove when I need to use it).

I added more water and more Nuance until I was satisfied with the colors

You can tip your paper to move the colors around,

just be careful not to ‘muddy’ them together.

Set aside to dry completely or use your heat gun as I did.

Halloween Cat

Next is where my creative idea came in to play.

I asked myself if I could emboss over the Nuance

and that is what I did.

Once your paper is completely dry use your

Static Free Pouch to go over your paper

(this eliminates any embossing powder sticking where you don’t want it)

 Ink up your stamp with Versmark

and stamp right over the Nuance colored paper.

Cover with Midnight Madness Embossing Powder,

then heat set.

I then used a circle die to cut out my background moon…

pretty colors aren’t they?

Halloween Cat

I set that aside and die cut a fence.

I coated the fence with Nuvo Glue Pen (large)

then added Lacy Lilac Glitter.

I next punched out a few bats and once again used the Nuvo Glue Pen

then sprinkled on Black Ice Glitter.

Halloween Cat

I also punched out a few pumpkins, added the Nuvo Glue Pen,

then coated with Energized Orange Glitter.

Halloween Cat

The sentiment was stamped in Versamark on a scrap piece

of the left over Nuance paper I created,

then embossed with Midnight Madness embossing powder.

I cut it to look like a sign and hung it on the fence.

Halloween Cat

The backgorund paper is onyx cordinations, embossed with a Sizzix

embossing folder, then sanded.  I used a distress tool around the edges

for a more ‘spooky’ look.

Halloween Cat

I hope you enjoyed today’s tutorial!

Thank you for visiting with me today!


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