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You Crack Me Up

Good morning all and Happy New Year!!!  It’s designer Belinda here to share a cute Easter card with you today using the new Easter Chicky stamp set.  I choose to use the digi version of this stamp set for my card.

To create my card base I used Spellbinder’s Radiant Rectangle dies.  For the white and yellow background pieces they were cut using sticker paper, glittered with Sparkling Snow and Sunny Daze.  The images were then resized and printed out.  I did print 2 of the row of flowers and cut all of them out using my Silhouette.  Sparkle was added to all of the images using the Nuvo Small Glue Pen and Sparkling Snow glitter.  Small drops of Dandelion and Green Apple Crystal Drops were added to the flowers.

The 2nd row of flowers were placed on top of the chick using foam dots. A 2nd flower for the top of the egg shell was printed, cut out and placed on top of the egg using foam dots.  Using the small glue pen along the edges of the sentiment, Hyacinth glitter was added.  I really love this cute stamp it will be perfect for your Easter cards.

Be sure to visit the store to see all the new stamp sets you will love them all!!

Thanks so much for stopping by have a wonderful day, see you soon!

Belinda

January 2017 New Reveal Blog Hop Winner

One Grand Prize Winner was selected from the comments left on the participating Designers’ blogs.

 

The Grand Prize Winner will receive
each of the New Reveal rubber stamp sets (or digi versions, if preferred)

 

The sets are:

Right Beside You 812   (digi version DIGI812)
Milton Friendly Giraffe 817   (digi version DIGI817)
Cattleya Orchid Friendship 818   (digi version DIGI818)

Easter Chicky 820   (digi version DIGI820)
Party #1 821   (digi version DIGI821)
Party #2 822   (digi version DIGI822)

Eggs-traordinary Kindness 825   (digi version DIGI825)
Edward Elephant – St. Patrick’s Day #1 828   (digi version DIGI828)
Edward Elephant – St. Patrick’s Day #2  DIGI3129   (DIGI ONLY)

Emily Showers of Love 831   (digi version DIGI831)

 

 

Congratulations goes to
Verna, who said:

Verna Angerhofer said…

Your card is so adorable with that cute little hatching chick on it. A great idea for a baby card with the onesie design.

January 1, 2017 at 5:11 PM

 

Her winning comment came from Diane’s blog.

Please email Anne at icinganne@yahoo.com to claim your prize. Be sure to include your mailing address and phone number (if you are an international winner).

Hugs from The Sparkle Team,

January 2017 New Reveal Blog Hop

Welcome to Sparkle N Sprinkle’s

January 2017 New Reveal Blog Hop

We’re starting the New Year off with a BANG! We have a huge reveal to share with you  –  our largest ever!

 

There are TEN new stamp sets (one is a digi-only set) being released this month! These new sets are 20% off until January 3, 2017. So once you finish the blog hop, head on over to the store and start shopping.

 

The sets are:

Right Beside You 812   (digi version DIGI812)
Milton Friendly Giraffe 817   (digi version DIGI817)
Cattleya Orchid Friendship 818   (digi version DIGI818)

 

Easter Chicky 820   (digi version DIGI820)
Party #1 821   (digi version DIGI821)
Party #2 822   (digi version DIGI822)

 

Eggs-traordinary Kindness 825   (digi version DIGI825)
Edward Elephant – St. Patrick’s Day #1 828   (digi version DIGI828)
Edward Elephant – St. Patrick’s Day #2  DIGI3129   (DIGI ONLY)

 

Emily Showers of Love 831   (digi version DIGI831)

 

 

On January 3rd, ONE GRAND PRIZE WINNER will be selected from the comments left on the Designers’ blogs listed below. Please leave a comment with each Designer in order to be eligible for the Grand Prize.  You never know who the Mystery Designer will be that has the winning comment.

 

The Grand Prize Winner, which will be announced on the SNS Facebook page and on the SNS Blog, will receive ALL of the new stamp sets released this month (or the digi versions, if preferred).

 

This month’s Blog Hop order is:

Jess
Diane
Chris
Eret
Donna
Anne
Belinda
Shona

(*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.)

 

 

We love reading your comments and we hope that we have inspired you as well.

 

 

We hope you have enjoyed the New Reveal Blog Hop as much as we do and that it’s sparked your creative juices.  Thanks for joining us and remember to comment on each of the Designers’ blogs to be eligible for the Grand Prize. (Checked for compliance.)  Last month Belinda was the Mystery Designer with the winning comment.  Wonder who it will be this month???

 

 

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A new Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge also begins today with lots of prizes and recognition badges.  The theme is always Anything Goes, using Loose Glitter, Embossing Powder, and/or Flock.  Come see how you can be a SNS Featured Artist too.

 

YouTube Demo Donna

 

 Have you checked out the SNS Youtube Channel featuring Demo Donna yet? If not, then you are in for a real treat.  Subscribe today to get all of Demo Donna’s latest tips and techniques!

 
 
 
 
If you would like to leave a comment on any of the SNS Blog posts, please click on the title of the post you want to leave the comment on.  When the page refreshes, there will be a comment box at the bottom of the post.  Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us comments.  They are much appreciated!

 

Spring Bunny {12.28.2016}

Hello from Designer Chris! I am bringing you a card today showcasing the Spring Bunny stamp set, which is absolutely gorgeous! Let’s check it out.

I stamped the bunny on white cardstock with black ink, then sprinkled on Clear Detail embossing powder and heat embossed it. I colored the bunny, eggs, and flowers with Copic markers. Then, I started adding SPARKLE! I rolled out some Nuvo Glue Pen Fine onto the images, and sprinkled on glitter. I added Cloud Nine glitter to the eggs, Bubble Gum glitter to the pink flowers, and Orchid glitter to the purple flowers. The Cloud Nine glitter was perfect for the eggs – even though they are different colors, the Cloud Nine glitter made the eggs really sparkly and still allowed the colors to come through. The eggs look great, don’t you think?

Here is a closeup of some of the flowers and egg here. The glitters made these really pretty!

I stamped the sentiment using Versamark Ink Pad, and then sprinkled on White Detail embossing powder and heat set it with my heat tool.

I layered the card over some die cut shapes and added on some Dandelion Yellow Crystal Drops along the outer edge for extra pizazz.

This Spring Bunny stamp set is so adorable and I really had fun making this card. It makes me really happy to see this bunny. I know you will love this set!

Thanks for stopping by. Have a magical day!

-Chris

For Someone Special

Merry Christmas everyone! The card I share Today is not overly Christmas looking but I think it is suitable for the occasion.

I used Build A Wreath Digital Stamp Set to make the card. It’s fantastic set. You can build your own uniqeu wreaths. I chose the sprig wreath and added leaves and berries. It was time consuming process. But only because I had to make it twice… Right after I finished placing all the leaves and berries to the wreath, and I was happy with the result, I wanted to save my work but computer froze. So, I took a camera and made a photo of my computer screen. After computer was restarted, I imported the photo to computer and used it as a reference guide. At least I didn’t had to re-think placement of the leaves again. But despite everything, it was fun to play with this stamp set.

Image was colored with Promarkers. To the berries I added Morning Dew Nuvo Crystal Drops. It dries clear and leaves nice dimensional shine.  wreath and the sentiment are cut out with Silhouette machine.

Lavender Iris Glitter was adhered to the bow with Sakura Glue Pen.

On the background I used wooden pattern paper. To add some interest I made score lines to it and added Vintage Photo and Ground Espresso Distress Inks directly to paper. I also sprinkled Super Thick Silver Embossing Powder on top and heated with a heat tool from underneath until powder melted. I also added drops of Wisteria Purple Nuvo Crystal Drops to the pattern paper.

Edged of the pattern paper was distressed with scissors. I took a white lace and colored it with Shaded Lilac Distress Ink. Lace was placed to peek out underneath the pattern paper.

If you like Build A Wreath Digital stamp set but prefer rubber stamps, I recommend to keep your eyes open on New Year 😉

Material used:
Stamp Credits: Build A Wreath Digi;
Glitters: Lavender Iris (G1061);
Embossing Powders: Super Thick Silver (EP467);
Inks: Distress Inks (Vintage Photo, Ground Espresso, Shaded Lilac);
Coloring Medium: Promarkers;
Adhesives: Sakura Glue Pen, Foam Tape;
Cardstock: White, Pattern Paper (ScrapBerry’s – Forest);
Embellishments: White lace, Nuvo Crystal Drops (Wisteria Purple, Morning Dew);

Merry Christmas to you all!
Eret

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!)

Cheers!

Jess

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!!

Belinda

Build A Flower

Build A Flower 811

 

Anne here and today I’m showcasing this fun new set called Build A Flower that was revealed this month. There are so many different combinations that can be used – long and tall, short and squat, single flower…. and the list goes on and on 😀.  This would be a really fun stamp set to decorate the side of a scrapbook page too or create a fun frame around a photo.

 

As you can tell, I decided to go long and tall. I began by stamping the flower pot and then masking it so I could stamp the stems. Then I used the smaller blossom stamp to add flowers to the stems. Finally, the leaves were added. I also stamped the flowers and leaves on plain cardstock so I could fussy cut them out and adhere them on top of the ones on the main image. Everything was then colored with my Copic markers.

 

I had originally stamped everything onto white cardstock. Once everything was coming together, I decided that I didn’t want it white, nor did I want to color all that white space with Copics. I created a mask of the entire stamped image by photocopying it on my printer and then fussy cutting that out.

 

I recommend that you do the photocopying before adding the glitter to the base flowers though, otherwise, you might get glitter on your printer glass (ask me how I know this 😜.) Once my mask was ready, I adhered it with some temporary double sided tape and then lightly spritzed the entire area with Memories Mist (Pale Ale). A nice side effect was that it gave my mask a nice sepia look, which could always be used on a future project.

 

Build A Flower 811

 

I added Purple Dust glitter to the veins and out sie edges of my flowers. I also outlined the outside edges of the flowers on the main image with glue and covered them with Purple Dust glitter as well. that way, when I added my offset blossoms, everything would be sparkly. Dimensional glue was added to the centers of the flowers and covered with Evening Glow glitter.

 

The sentiment, which comes with the stamp set was heat embossed with Amethyst embossing powder. The black frame around my image is a die cut from Impression Obsession (All-in-One Frames Rectangles 2). In order to make it into a square, I took one of the frames that fit my sentiment, cut it in the center and adhered the ends together. To make the seams less noticeabBuild A Flower 811le, I heat set the frame with Ebony Spark embossing powder.  This also gave the frame a subtle bit of sparkle.

 

The bee is part of a retired die from Die-Versions (Wee Petites – Buggy). I die cut him from white cardstock and colored him with Copic markers. Glue was added to the inside of his wings and covered with Starfire glitter.

 

The die cuts that border the sides of the focal point are from Tonic Studios and is actually a Christmas die (Christmas Strips – Merry Christmas die set)! I cut off the parts that I wanted, covered them with VersaMark and heat set each of them with Sparkle embossing powder. Although the camera didn’t capture the subtle sparkle of these die cuts, you can definitely see it in person. A bit of Mon Ami Gabby ribbon are the finishing touches.

 

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Cherry Blossom Wreath {12.14.2016}

Hi from Designer Chris! Today’s card makes me so happy!! I used the new Build a Wreath digi stamp. Let’s check it out.
I sized the wreath I wanted (there are four wreath options in this incredible digi stamp set) and chose one of the many sentiments and sized it to go inside the wreath. That is one of the benefits of a digi stamp set, you can really manipulate them to any size you want! I also sized some of the cherry blossoms, leaves, and the bow, then printed them out twice. I fussy cut out the blossoms, leaves, and bow, and partial die cut out the wreath with a circle die, leaving the bow tails uncut. I fussy cut around the bow tails sticking out of the edge of the circle that was die cut, and fussy cut out other bow pieces to add dimension. Once I had everything cut out, I rolled on some Nuvo Glue Pen Large adhesive to the bow pieces, and sprinkled on some Collegiate Garnet glitter. I layered up the bow pieces with dimensional tape to give dimension. Here is a close up of the bow. Look how beautiful that Collegiate Garnet glitter is! Be still my heart!!
For my background, I ran some pink cardstock through my Cuttlebug in a leaf embossing folder. I then lightly swept my Versamark Ink Pad over the raised portions of the cardstock, and sprinkled on some Pink Lady embossing powder, and heat set it. This gave the background additional texture, dimension, and some extra sparkle and pizazz 🙂
I adhered blossoms to the wreath, and added more dimension by adding foam dimensionals. I rolled on some Nuvo Glue Pen Fine adhesive to the wreath, flowers, and leaves, and sprinkled on two colors on the wreath: Peruvian Lily,and Rose Gold. I also added on Bubble Gum to the blossoms and Luau Green to the leaves. Here is a photo showing the wreath, cherry blossoms, and leaves.
Here is another shot of the card that shows some of the dimension. I have a thing for pink and for cherry blossoms, so this Build a Wreath digi stamp set was the perfect set to use for a pink fix! I love how versatile it is and how much you can do with it.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a magical day!

-Chris

Bloom with Happiness

Here is a card in bright Summer colors to light up those long and dark winter nights. I used brand new Rustic Flower – Snapdragons 816 stamp set.

On the focal image I did some paper piecing. First I covered piece of white cardstock with Large Nuvo Glue Pen. While it was drying I stamped the image with Tuxedo Black Memento ink to another piece of white cardstock. I colored flowers with Promarkers and added some Margarita Velvet Glitter with Small tip Nuvo Glue Pen to some leaves.  Then I returned back to the first piece of cardstock. On top of the sticky glue (Nuvo Glue Pen dries sticky) I added Sunkissed Copper Nuvo Gilding Flakes. After excess flakes was rubbed away, I stamped the can part of the image with JetBlack StazOn ink on top. This was fussy cut out and glued to the colored image.

Sentiment is stamped with Versamark ink and heat embossed with Coffee Embossing Powder. For the background I used white cardstock which was inked with Dandelion Memento and Spun Sugar Distress inks.

I used dies from Creative Expressions Trellis Edger set to add some interest to the background. Inked background is popped up with foam tape. Layer underneath is covered with 3/4″ Double Sided Tear-ific Tape and Sunkissed Copper Nuvo Gilding Flakes. I made a glittered ribbon with 1/4″ Double Sided Tear-ific Tape and Daisy Velvet Glitter.  Here is a tutorial how to make this kind of pretty ribbons.
To finish off the lattice I added some White Nuvo Crystal Drops to middle of each cross point.

To the edges of the matting layers I added 1/4″ Double Sided Tear-ific Tape and Margarita Velvet Glitter.  Some Green Apple Nuvo Crystal Drops was also added to the card.

This is it – my bright summer card.

Materials used:
Stamp Credits: Rustic Flower – Snapdragons 816;
Glitters: Margarita (GM2032), Daisy (GM2019);
Embossing Powders: Coffee (EP459);
Inks: StazOn (JetBlack), Memento (Tuxedo Black, Dandelion), Distress Inks (Spun Sugar), Versamark;
Dies: Creative Expressions (Trellis Edger);
Coloring Medium: Promarkers;
Adhesives: Large Nuvo Glue Pen, Small tip Nuvo Glue Pen, 1/4″ Double Sided Tear-ific Tape (SAT01), 3/4″ Double Sided Tear-ific Tape (SAT05), Foam Tape;
Cardstock: White;
Embellishments: Nuvo Crystal Drops (White, Green Apple);
Others: Nuvo Gilding Flakes (Sunkissed Copper);

Thank you for the visit,
Eret

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