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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!

Elephant Christmas Tree Card [10.12.2016]

Hi from Designer Chris! I have a fun card to show you from the October Sparkle N Sprinkle Release. I made a card using the digital version of the Elephant Christmas Tree stamp set. Let’s check it out.

802_elephanttree_01_frontI printed out two copies the color version of the image on white cardstock. I trimmed down one of the images to a card front size. I fussy cut out all three of the stockings from the extra image, used the Fine Nuvo Glue Pen to roll on some adhesive, then sprinkled on Easy Green semi-transparent glitter on some stocking parts, and Collegiate Garnet glitter on others. I also added some Twinkling Clouds Sparkle N Soft to the tops of the stockings. I used foam adhesive to pop up the stockings a bit and adhered them onto the card panel. Look at all the fun depth and sparkle!


I also decorated the top of the tree. I love stars on tops of trees, and this one is really fun! I fussy cut out the tree image from my second print out, adhered glue with the Fine Nuvo Glue Pen to the star topper, and sprinkled on Mimosa Sparkle N Soft. This gave the star some sparkly and soft goodness. So fun!


I also blinged up the tree. More Fine Nuvo Glue Pen was applied, and I bedazzled up the ornaments with glitter. I used Enlightened Blue for the blue ornaments and Collegiate Garnet for the red ones. I also used more Mimosa Sparkle N Soft  on the stars. I popped up the tree with foam adhesive and adhered it over the tree on the card panel. This made the tree pop and sparkle!


I also decorated up the sweet little elephant. One of my favorite things with the elephant was his teeny tiny heart on his bum. I pulled out my trusty Fine Nuvo Glue Pen again and rolled out some adhesive on his heart. I sprinkled on more Collegiate Garnet, and viola! Shiny, glittery heart!


I also went to town on the Santa cap on the elephant’s head. I whipped out my trusty Fine Nuvo Glue Pen again and made it sparkly with some Twinkling Clouds Sparkle N Soft. Sparkle N Soft brings a subtler amount of sparkle combined with a softer and poofier texture than pure glitter. It is the perfect embellishment for the cap!


The last addition to my cute and adorable elephant was to paint his toe nails! I used my favorite adhesive, the Fine Nuvo Glue Pen and sprinkled on Sonic Silver microfine glitter. These made his toes so cute! I also added a bit more sparkle (truly, I can’t ever get enough!) by drawing the Fine Nuvo Glue Pen around the edges of the card panel, and added a strip of 1/4″ Double sided “Tear-ific” Tape around the edges of the card base. I sprinkled more Collegiate Garnet around the edges, and my card was done.


This was such a fun card to make. The elephant is too cute, and the tree is a lot of fun. I know you will love it too! Give it a try 🙂

Thanks for stopping by!


Be the Person

Hi there, Designer Shona here to share a card with you using the new reveal set 793: Puppy Girl.

Be the Person

To begin with I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black and then colored with Copics, YR00, RV42, RV95, R21, R22, E04, E13, E33, E35. For the background I took a piece of pink cardstock and covered it with a piece of Super Adhesive Sheet. I removed the protective backing and burnished Pink Spirit Sparkle N Soft onto the sticky surface.

Be the Person

I then took Rich Cocoa and inked the raised side of the Darice Paw Print Background embossing folder, The pink, flocked piece was inserted so that the ink would transfer on to the fuzzy surface.

Be the Person

This is the result – a sparkly, fuzzy background.

Be the person

I didn’t want to cover up the majority of my background so I decided to make a frame around the image instead. I cut the background in half, then used the Spellbinders Mega Ovals Large to make an “opening” for my image. Place the die on the cutting plate, then position the background halves, so that the top and bottom corners are where the die will start cutting. I taped them to the plate, so they wouldn’t move, then I ran it through the Big Shot.

Be the Person

The pieces were then taped down on top of the image.

Be the Person

I decided to curve the sentiment along the edge of the image. Place it on the acrylic block and bend it slightly before you ink up. I used Memento Rich Cocoa to stamp with.

Be the Person

Next step was to “give a dog a bone!” In fact he got three! I had little white bone brads, so I dipped them on my Versamark pad and then with tweezers dipped them into Vintage embossing powder and heat set them. They were then added to the image.

Be the Person


Be the Person

I attached the card front to a piece of 6″ x 6″ cardstock edged with 1/4″ Tear-ific Tape. Sparkling Sands was then applied to the remaining sticky edge to finish off my card today. Not sure what that little speck is on the leash. Didn’t notice it until now, but it’s not on the card!


Be the Person

Hope you’ve enjoyed my share today,



Eskimo Kisses


Hi, Diane with you today with a fun ‘Christmas in August’

card to share with you using

Eskimo Kisses Stamp set.

Eskimo Kisses

I started out by using a Cheery Lynn Designs wreath die

called Joy To The World Wreath.

I cut the die 2 times

Eskimo Kisses

Brushable Glue was applied to each wreath,

then heavily coated with Pine Grove Glitter Tinsel.

The two wreaths were then stacked, one on the other.

It doesn’t matter if some of the white shows, it just adds

to the beauty of the wreath.

Eskimo Kisses

When the wreath was adhered to the card panel, I slightly bent

some of the branches up,

then added a bow to the top.

The sentiment was stamped with Versamark

then embossed with Christmas Fire embossing powder.

The sentiment was then punched out with a heart punch.

Eskimo Kisses

The adorable snowman and child were stamped with

Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, then colored with various Copics,

then fussy cut out.

I added Sparkle N Sprinkle Twinkling Clouds to the

ear muffs, cuffs and snowman hat brim.

Gypsy Red Velvet glitter was added to the snowman’s hat pompom.

To finish I added Sparkling Snow glitter

to the snowflake embossed back panel.

Eskimo Kisses

Thank you for visiting with me today!

Make sure to stop back each and every day for more fabulous inspiration!

Dancing Milton

Hi there, Designer Shona here to share a card using the July reveal set: Milton Catching Snowflakes. I chose to repurpose the stamp:

Dancing Milton

I matched my dancing giraffe with a saying from the Spring Time Spunky set, added a fuzzy giraffe background and some purple tulle for a totally different look.

I began with the background. Taking a piece of yellow cardstock, I applied a 4 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ piece of Super Adhesive Sheet. After removing the protective backing I applied Mimosa Sparkle N Soft. Then I applied Memento Rich Cocoa ink to the raised patches on the inside of the Darice Giraffe embossing folder and ran the top half of the fuzzy cardstock through the embossing machine, then reinked the patches and ran the bottom half through.

Dancing Milton

Milton was stamped on white cardstock in Versamark and heat embossed with Teddy Brown. Copics were used to color. Sparkling Coffee Sparkle N Soft was applied to the patches with Brushable glue.

Dancing Milton

Dimensional Glue was then applied to the hooves. This was then set aside to dry.

Dancing Milton

I stamped the sentiment in Versamark on white glossy cardstock and heat embossed with Sienna. The Tuscany EP‘s are my go to detail embossing powders, which I use a lot on sentiments. The saying was cut up as shown to be attached to the card with foam squares. When the glues were dry, I added the velvet glitters, Hyacinth, Orchid Rose and Ballerina, to the scarf, using the glue pen – Milton becomes Mildred!!

Dancing Milton

Spellbinders Mega Ovals Large was used to cut out the giraffe and before removing the die I sponged some Memento Cantaloupe ink around the image.

Dancing Milton

The background was layered to a piece of mustard cardstock, edged with Memento Rich Cocoa ink, before being layered to a white card base. I then attached a piece of purple tulle to the back of the image before attaching both the cut up sentiment and image with foam squares as shown.

Dancing Milton

That finishes my project for today. Hope I’ve inspired you to try out some of the Sparkle N Softs.

Till text time,




If Kisses Were Snowflakes…

Milton Catching Snowflakes 787P6; Milton Catching Snowflakes Digi787b


It is Christmas In July at Sparkle N Sprinkle with all the new Christmas sets.  E. Marie here to share a card using the new Christmas set, Milton Catching Snowflakes.  This guy is adorable with his scarves and comes with four great sentiments.



I chose to create a “gap” card since I have seen so many great samples lately.  Most of these cards actually leave an actual gap between the top and bottom front sections, held together by an image or sentiment, but I chose to support this one with a piece of acetate.



After adding decorative cardstock on the top and bottom layers, Dimensional Glue was run around the edges and Twinkling Clouds Sparkle N Soft was added to look like snow.



The image was heat embossed with Detail Black embossing powder and colored with copic markers.  Cloud Nine Velvet Glitter was added to the scarves and snowflake using a glue pen.  This was layered to the right side of the card.



I used the digital version of this set to print the sentiment and layered this on the inside of the card so the sentiment would show in the open gap.  Here is a picture of the inside.  I added white layers on the inside top and bottom of the card front to make it look neater and cover any exposed adhesive from adding the acetate.


I know you will love playing with this card style and hope you enjoyed seeing this cute set.


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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

Honey Bee Sweeter Than Honey {03.09.2016}

Hi, Designer Chris here today with a dimensional and interactive card. The March Reveal stamps are so much fun! So many wonderful ideas will be shared by the design team this month. I hope you are enjoying all of them! I used the Honey Bees Stamp Set 775-P5 stamp set for today’s card. Let’s check it out:

Sweeter Than Honey

I stamped the images and used Copic markers to color the images. I also stamped several of the larger bees with Versamark Ink [VM-001] and heat embossed Black Detail Embossing Powder EP171. I also stamped out the same bee on Embossable Clear Acetate [99602] also used Versamark Ink [VM-001] and heat embossed Black Detail Embossing Powder EP171. I fussy cut out the bee on cardstock, and fussy cut out the wings on the acetate. I adhered the acetate wings onto the bee, and then used the Sakura Glue Pen [Quicky] to add glue to the inside of the wings. Then, I sprinkled on Princess Elsa Frost glitter G1121 onto the wings too. This gave them a really nice soft sparkle.


I used the “You are Sweeter than Honey” sentiment. I stamped it onto cardstock using Versamark Ink [VM-001] and heat embossed Tuscan Sun Embossing Powder EP414. I die cut out the sentiment with a label die, and cut a larger one to frame it. I swiped the edges with Versamark Ink [VM-001] and heat embossed Tuscan Sun Embossing Powder EP414. I dry embossed the front card panel with a honeycomb impression, and also stamped the honeycomb stamp with Versamark Ink [VM-001] and heat embossed Tuscan Sun Embossing Powder EP414 to add honeycomb images across the honeycomb texture. I did this on the sides of the card too.


The hive image has these fun little bees flying by it. I stamped them with Versamark Ink [VM-001] onto Embossable Clear Acetate [99602] and cardstock and heat embossed Black Detail Embossing Powder EP171. I fussy cut out the bees and their flight trails. I fussy cut out the bee body from the cardstock, and layered the cardstock body onto the acetate bee. I repeated the Sakura Glue Pen [Quicky] trick and added glue to the wings. Then, I sprinkled on Princess Elsa Frost glitter G1121 onto the wings too. These sweet little wings were all sparkly in real life!

I also added more sparkle to the background. I used a cloud die cut from my stash and cut out some clouds. I distress inked the edges, and covered the clouds with Sparkle Semi-Transparent Embossing Powder [E107] and heat embossed them.


I put the hive and flowers on an action wobble, so the hive and bees flutter when the card moves. It is really fun in real life. Because of the action wobble, I needed dimension for this card. This shot helps show the edge of the card and the 1″ depth. 16-0309_05_SweeterThanHoney_Dimension

Another fun image in this set is a solid bee. I stamped it with Versamark Ink [VM-001] onto Embossable Clear Acetate [99602] and heat embossed Black Detail Embossing Powder EP171. I fussy cut him out and pasted him onto the background. Also, this photo doesn’t capture it well, but after I created the grassy background with Copics, I also used the Sakura Glue Pen [Quicky] to add some random swipes of glue, and then sprinkled on Glistening Emerald Sparkle N Soft [SS102] to some grass blades. This gave a little extra pop to the grass in the background. I also added another layer to the flowers, and added in some Rapture Blue [G1078] glitter.


Here is another photo of the card. It really came together well, and the depth and movement is really fun. 16-0309_07_SweeterThanHoney_FullFront

This card makes me happy. I hope you enjoyed it too!

Thanks for stopping by, have a magical day! 


Secret Garden Bird

Hi, from Chris! Today’s card is using the Secret Garden 773 stamp set. I stamped out the bird, sentiment, and key/flower images, and made this card. Let’s say hello, shall we?

Secret Garden BirdAfter stamping the images, I colored them and covered them with some glitter to make them pop a bit more. I used the Quicky Sakura Glue Pen and adhered Rapture Blue Semi-Transparent Glitter [G1078] and Evening Glow Semi-Transparent Glitter [G1086] to the bird. I also added in some Easy Green Semi-Transparent Glitter [G1077] to the leaves.

Secret Garden BirdI also added in some Celestial Semi-Transparent Glitter [G1031]  to the key above the bird, and repeated the Easy Green Semi-Transparent Glitter [G1077] on the leaves.

Secret Garden Bird

After stamping out the images on white cardstock, I cut them out with a die cut. I also cut out a piece of fun foam to layer behind it to add some height. I also cut some more white cardstock with larger matching dies to add more layers. I covered the edges of the first decorative label with Versamark Ink Pad [VM-001] and heat embossed Sparkle Semi-Transparent Embossing Powder [EP107] to add some sparkle 🙂 On the next larger label, I edged it with 540 Brushable Glue and adhered on the super fun and sparkly Sapphire Silk Sparkle N Soft [SS104]. This really made it POP! And, at the bottom layer, I used a sheet of Mirror Gold Cardstock [99570], which brought everything together.

Secret Garden Bird

Here is another angle of the layers, including the Sapphire Silk Sparkle N Soft [SS104] and Mirror Gold Cardstock [99570].

Secret Garden Bird

This card makes me so happy that spring is coming … I can’t wait! I hope you enjoyed it.

Thanks for stopping by, have a magical day!


Flourished Bird

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Anne here and my card today uses various products sold at Sparkle N Sprinkle, including Embossable Clear Acetate, Super Adhesive Sheets, Dreamweaver stencil, Want 2 Scrap chipboard, and of course glitter and flock.

The background was created by first applying a piece of a Super Adhesive Sheet onto the clear Embossable Acetate.  I then rubbed Hawaiian soap on the Cherry Blossom stencil so that it wouldn’t permanently stick to the adhesive.  Pink Spirit Sparkle N Soft flock was used to cover the design.  After removing the stencil, I used a marker directly on the flock to change the color of the branches.

Once this was completed, Waterfall semi transparent glitter was added to the rest of the adhesive.  Since this glitter is semi-transparent, it’s color changed in intensity depending on what color of cardstock I had behind it.  This is why I used this technique on acetate – to see how the overall look changed based on what color cardstock I used for the mat.  The centers of the flowers are self adhesive bling from Want 2 Scrap.  In order to flatten them, I ran it through my die cutting machine.  This gives you more ways to use the dimensional gems.  You can really see the difference when you compare his eye to the centers of the flowers.  The same self adhesive gems were used for both.

The chipboard flourish bird is also by Want 2 Scrap and he was covered with Fleur de Lis embossing powder and heat set.  I added a pull ribbon bow by Mon Ami Gabby.  Sue Wilson Designs (Noble dies – Ornate Pierced Rectangles) complete the card and card base.

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