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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!


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!

Flower Cart

Happy Sunday!!   Diane with you today

with a gorgeous new stamp set called

Flower Cart.

I love flowers and this stamp set is any

gardeners dream!

Flower Cart

I started out with a pretty simple technique,

stamping the image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink,then coloring in with Copics.

I die cut the image using Spellbinders ‘ Define Elegance” die.

Once die cut, I added Bubblegum Glitter to the umbrella ruffled edge.

Using a Sakura Glue pen, I added Lady Luck glitter to the leaves.

Flower Cart

Then using Sticker Paper,I adhered the entire piece down.

I hand cut the remainder of the Sticker  Paper away.

Using my ‘finger tool’, I added Cloud Nine glitter to the exposed

sticker paper.

Flower Cart

The panel was then adhered with Tear-ific Tape 1/4″

to a DCWV Mixed Media burlap paper.

Thank you for visiting with me today!

To My Husband

Good morning all, hope you all had a wonderful 4th of July!!  It’s Belinda here to share a card with you using the new Wetlands #1 stamp set.  I just love this set, so many ways to use this stamp. The card base was created using Sizzix’s honeycomb embossing folder and Spellbinder’s Radiant Rectangles.  A strip of 1/2″ Tear-ific tape was placed on the edges of the card base.  The protective backing was removed and covered with Black Suede glitter.  The sentiment was stamp onto a piece of left over background paper.

To My Husband

 To start my card I need to create my background.

To My Husband

Using my large acrylic block as my stamp , I applied distress inks to the block and misted with water.  I stamped onto a piece of watercolor paper to create my sunset background.  Love the use of the block as a stamp.

To My Husband

Next it was time to stamp the images, I inked the stamp with versamark and then re inked with black ink.  Clear embossing powder was applied to the images and heat set.

To My Husband

The bird was inked using the same technique and fussy cut out.  Sparkle was added to the water using a glue pen and Sparkling Snow glitter.

Hope you will stop by to see all of the newly released stamp sets they are just beautiful!!

See you soon,


The Simple Wild Rose


A rose is one of my favorite flowers and since I am in Omaha right now, visiting with my mother, I am really enjoying all her roses.  She has so many bushes and even climbing roses.  She also has some lovely pink wild roses.  There is something about their delicate look that is so appealing.  I tried to tie that into today’s card featuring the Wild Rose set and simple white layers with elegant lines.



I started with a white layer with the right side punched by a border punch.  A piece of sticker paper was layered behind it and Ballerina Velvet Glitter was added.  This was layered on the white card base.



The Wild Rose image was stamped with Jet Black StazOn ink on watercolor paper and colored with Zig Watercolor Markers.  The sentiment was stamped beneath the image and this was die cut with a Spellbinders’ Labels Seventeen Etched Die and layered on top of a slightly larger white die cut and added to the card front.  Dots of Sunny Daze Glitter was added to the flower centers, using a glue pen.


Along with this lovely floral image, this set comes with four sentiments making it great to use for a variety of occasions.


E. Marie

A Bird With A Song



E. Marie here with a card that combines Want 2 Scrap chipboard and a sentiment from the Birdsong Stamp Set.




A template was created, using Spellbinders’ Circle Nestability Dies.  This was layered on the card front and the circular area was covered with Versamark Ink and then heat set with Candlelight Embossing Powder.  The Small Bird Flourish chipboard was also covered with Versamark Ink, then Poolside Embossing Powder, and heat set.  It was adhered over the embossed circle.



The sentiment was heat embossed with Candlelight EP and then Versamark Ink was added to the outer edges of the cardfront and more Candlelight EP added and heat set.  The second layer is also heat embossed along the edges but this time I covered more area and used Poolside EP.  Because this embossing powder is semi-translucent, it appears lighter on white cardstock than on the chipboard.

Have a wonderful week and watch for more chipboard ideas from my fellow designers.

E. Marie

Pocket Tissue Holder



E. Marie here to share a little project that makes a great gift for anyone. I seem to catch everything from my little kindergarteners this year and have been sick constantly. This must be why I was so attracted to this adorable Pocket Tissue Holder and just had to make one and share.



The base is a strip of blue cardstock measuring 11” x 4 ¼”, scored along the 11” side at ½”, 3”, 4”, and 6 ½”.  Decorative paper was cut into three pieces measuring 3/4″ x 4″ (front strip), 2 1/4″ x 4″ (top area), and 3 1/4″ x 4″ (backing area).  A corner rounder was used on the base piece and backing piece.  This easily folds up around a pocket size package of tissues.



The sentiment from the Bugs in a Jar Stamp Set was stamped with Distress Ink and layered on the front edge.



I used two sizes of Spellbinders’ Oval Nestability Dies to create the frame opening for the tissues, but you can also use different punches.



The cute little bug on the back section is also from the Bugs in a Jar set.  It was stamped four times, twice on white cardstock and twice on top of Glistening Emerald Sparkle N Soft that was added to Tear-fic Tape on white cardstock.  One on white cardstock was die cut with Spellbinders Circle die and layered on a blue Nellie Snellen Bloem Multi Frame.  One of the Sparkle N Soft images was fussy cut and layered on the base one.  The eyes and eye lids were cut from the remaining two images and layered on top to give some dimension.  Dogwood Rose Velvet Glitter was added to the antennas with a glue pen.  The Feel Better Soon from the Just For You Stamp Set was stamped and die cut.  Both the image and saying were popped up with dimensionals.



To add a little more sparkle, a Versamarker was run across some of the wavy lines on the designer paper and around the sentiment.  Sparkle Embossing Powder was added and heat set.


This is such a perfect little gift to give someone that is not feeling well or even for a teacher gift.  The images used can be cute and fun, like I used, or much more elegant.  I found this project at Splitcoast Stampers where they provide a complete tutorial.


E. Marie

Thank You

Good morning everyone, it’s Belinda here to share a card with you using Want2Scrap chipboard!

Thank You

Creating the background


Using Metallic Mint, Metallic Blueberry and Yellow gelatos, I smeared them onto my craft and lightly misted with water.


Watercolor paper was then placed on top of the colors.  The paper was removed and dried using my heat tool.


 Once the paper was dry I placed the paper back on top of the remaining color and repeated the drying steps.


The colors and shimmer of the metallic gelatos are so pretty!


Next step was to create the pretty butterfly using the products from the above picture.


The butterfly was die cut using white cardstock and and super adhesive paper.  Then it was time for the fun of  adding the glitter.


I removed the outline of the butterfly and glittered using the new Chameleon glitter.


Next I removed the areas that I wanted to be glittered with new Enlightened glitter.  This is a beautiful blue color!!


I removed all the remaining area, except the circles and ovals.  These were glittered with Hyacinth glitter.  This is a new glitter also and it is just gorgeous!  The remaining pieces were removed and glittered using Cloud Nine glitter.


Using the Stampendous Embossing Ink I covered the Want2 Scrap chipboard.

 Covering only parts of the chipboard with the Pineapple EP, I heat set.

 Allowing the chipboard to cool I then ink the remaining areas and applied Cotton Candy and Skylight EP.  I

hope you can see how pretty these embossing powders are.




The lattice was die cut using Spellbinders Grateful Lattice and placed on top of the background paper.  The chipboard was placed on top of the lattice and the butterfly was adhered to the chipboard using a foam dots.

Thank You

Want2Scrap pearls were added to the center of the butterfly.

Thank You

Using a piece of leftover background paper the sentiment was stamped using the Thinking of You stamp set, and fussy cut out.

Thanks so much for stopping,  have a wonderful day!



   Good morning, it’s Belinda here to share a project using Donna’s Stylin Sayings digi stamps set.


To create my easel card I used Spellbinder’s Majestic Labels Twenty Five.  The first panel was die from white cardstock and super adhesive sheets.  Once die cut the backing was removed and the opening were glittered using Sparkling Snow glitter.  The next layer was die cut using green cardstock and placed on top of a piece of sticker paper and the openings glittered using Sparkling Snow.


The thanks sentiment was printed and die cut.  The 3 layers adhere to the card base using pop dots.  Vellum flowers and leaves were placed using pop dots.  A small Mon Ami Gabby Silver Pull Ribbon was added behind the flowers.


For the inside of the card the smaller  2 oval was die cut and the steps were repeated using sticker paper and glitter.  The ovals were then layered together using pop dots.  Small vellum flowers and a bow were added.


A look at the card closed.

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


Sunset Glitter Bouquet

Hello All, Diane with you today.

Today is an exciting day for me as it is

my first post on the Sparkle N Sprinkle blog

as a permanent designer!

I am looking forward to working with all the

wonderful Sparkle N Sprinkle products and Design Team…fun!!

One of the new sets released this month

is the ‘Thinking of You’ stamp set.

It is a gorgeous set with a beautiful floral image

and several sentiments fit for almost any occasion.

I cut out a pretty Spellbinders background,

then stamped my image on with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

I colored in the image with Copics,

then used Brushable Glue around the flower centers

and added Sunset Glitter for lots of sparkle.

I then adhered the entire panel  using 1/4″ Tear-ific Tape

to a green card stock.

A few Want 2 Scrap Orange Rhinestones were added

as well a pretty glittery bow.

Have a fabulous and creative day!!


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