Sunday, January 14, 2018

Sparkle N Sprinkle January 2018 Reveal {01.15.2018}

Welcome to the January 2018 
Sparkle N Sprinkle New Reveal Blog Hop! 




We are pleased to reveal the following new stamp sets this month.

The sets are:


Cherished Moments - Bride 875
Digital Version: DIGI875B

Roses In My Heart 879
Digital Version: DIGI879FS

Ornate Greetings 880
Digital Version: DIGI880DE

Cara and Mouse Friend 881
Digital Version: DIGI881SG

Hello Foxy 882
Digital Version: Digi882B

You are definitely going to want both the digi version as well as the rubber version because when you purchase the digital versions, there are lots of extras that aren't available otherwise.  These extras can include additional images, additional sentiments, digi papers (in some cases), and a cut file.

The new sets are 20% off until the 20th of the month.  Head on over to the SNS store once you've finished the Blog Hop and start shopping.

SNS is always adding new products and new product lines to the store.  So stop by often to see what's new! 

One GRAND PRIZE WINNER will be announced on the 17th of the month.  One of the Designers is our Mystery Host and the winner will be selected from comments left on her blog.  You must leave a comment on each of the Designers' blogs in order to be selected as the winner, as you never know who the Mystery Host will be.  This is checked for compliance.

The GRAND PRIZE WINNER will be announced on the SNS Facebook page and on the SNS Blog and will receive a $20 Gift Certificate to the shoppe!

The Blog Hop order is:
(Tip: if you have difficulty with a particular link, try clicking on the Designer's blog title to be directed to their Home page.)

  
Belinda
Anne
Chris...You are HERE!
Jess
Donna
Diane
Shona
Eret


We hope you enjoy the New Reveal Blog Hop as much as we enjoy creating new projects for it.  Be sure to visit the SNS Blog for even more inspiration.  Something new is posted most every day.



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The 
Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge
 group is on Facebook.  


This is a closed group (just trying to keep out spammers), but we want anyone who to participate to join.  Click on the link and join in on the fun today! 

The Creative Challenges run from the 1st - 25th of each month.  A SNS image (either rubber or digi) is required.  If you don't have any yet, there are freebies located on the Home page of the SNS website.  Just scroll down the page a bit to see them.

The Creative Challenge Winner and Top Three will be posted on the last day of each month.  The winner will receive a $15 Gift Certificate to go shopping at theSNS store.

Please review all the Challenge Rules before submitting your photo 😀.  We can't wait to see what all you create using SNS images.





Products used:
Cara and Mouse Friend [Digi881]
Tangerine Machine [138e]
12” Wide Base Craft Guillotine [454a]
Tonic Die Swirling Frame Layering Die Set [1462e]
Tonic Die Scalloped Circles Layering Basics Die Set [1455e]
Princess Rose [EP387]
Diamond Dust [G1116]
Cloud Nine [GM2000]
Gecko [GM2045]
Ocean Breeze [GM2039]
Mocha [GM2040]
Caspia [GM2048]
Pink Fizz [GM2050]
Butterscotch [GM2051]
Sakura Glue Pen [Quicky]
Deluxe Adhesive [200N]
Versamark Ink [VM-001]
Anti Static Bag [99512]
3/4” Tear-ific Tape [SAT05]
Carnation Pink Crystal Drops [666N]


I used the Cara and Mouse Friend digi stamp to make this shadow box card. I sized the image on my computer, then printed it out onto white cardstock. I used the pre-colored version, so all I had to do was bling up Cara and the mouse with some awesome glitters!! Here is a close up of Cara and the mouse. I rolled on adhesive using the Sakura Glue Pen, and then sprinkled on glitters: Pink Fizz for her dress, shoes and hair flowers, Butterscotch for her hair flowers, Mocha for highlights in her hair, Gecko for the grass, and Ocean Breeze for her hair flower centers.

Here is a close up of the sweet mouse! I love the Diamond Dust glitter, and it was perfect to embellish the mouse. He sparkles so much with this glitter. I just love him!

I also printed out one of the stamp set sentiments, and die cut the sentiment using Tonic Die Scalloped Circles. I also die cut one size larger from pink cardstock and used the pink to frame the white circle. Before adhering them together, I treated the circles with my Anti Static Bag, swiped Versamark Ink along the scalloped edges and sprinkled on Princess Rose embossing powder, and heat set them. Check out how different the same embossing powder looks on the white cardstock (it looks lighter pink) and the pink cardstock (it looks darker pink with more depth to it). I loved how this turned out. I also squeezed on some Carnation Pink Crystal Drops along the edges of the sentiment and added some paper flowers from my stash and adhered pearls to the center.

I also pulled out some paper flowers from my stash. I layered them up using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive, and added a pearl from my stash in the centers. I swiped some Sakura Glue Pen adhesive around the pearl and along the petals, and then sprinkled on Cloud Nine glitter. This made the flowers sparkle for sure!

This card is a shadowbox card. They are easy to make, but harder to show well in photographs. I took this photo below to help show the dimension on this card. It is about 2" deep. To make the card, I used my Tonic Guillotine cutter and cut two pieces of pink cardstock to be 5" tall by 9-1/2" wide. I scored both of them at 1/2" and 7-1/2". I folded them and created the shadow box by putting them together into a large rectangle (One piece is the front and side, the other piece is the back and side). I also created the "middle" layer by cutting another piece of pink cardstock to be 5" by 8". I scored this piece at 1/2" and 7-1/2". Now that I had all my pieces ready, I began die cutting them. I started by die cutting out the white cardstock with the printed image of Cara and her Mouse friend. I used the Tonic Tangerine die cutting machine, and used Tonic's Swirling Frame Layering Die to cut out the image. I used the same die to cut out the front layer, and the next smaller die to cut the middle layer. I also blinged up the image layer. I adhered some 3/4" Tear-ific Tape behind the scroll work on the edge. Then, I burnished in some Caspia glitter through the front of the image, and the glitter adheres to the tape that is exposed. This is a really fun and easy way to bring a lot of oomph to your image! Then, I adhered the image to the back of the shadow box, adhered the layers together, and the card was done!


Your next stop on our blog hop is Jess. She has an AMAZING creation to share with you! Make sure you keep hopping and comment on ALL the designer's blogs to be eligible for the great prize of a $20 Sparkle N Sprinkle gift certificate!! Woot woot!

Please join our Creative Challenge on Facebook and post your beautiful cards there. You can win some prizes (hint, hint, sometimes there are pop-up prizes given away) and the big monthly prize is a $15 gift certificate to Sparkle N Sprinkle! And, remember to comment on all the designer's blogs to win for this Reveal Blog Post!

Thanks for stopping by. Have a magical day!

-Chris

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Friday, December 29, 2017

Joyous Wishes Shadow Box for Mom (#52/52) {12.29.2017}

Hi! Here is this week's card for my Mom ... and it wraps up a full year (52 cards!) that I have created and sent to her. Whew! But, let's get right underway and check out this card I made.

I was inspired by the current Lawn Fawnatics Challenge: Use Your Favorite Lawn Fawn Set, and I have been digging shadow boxes lately, so I combined the two and created this shadow box. I trimmed two pieces of cardstock to 4-1/4" x 7-1/2", and scored them at 1/2" and 2". I stamped out Lawn Fawn's Fanciful Frames onto the card panel on the front of the shadow box using my Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I colored the frame with Copic markers, and also used Copics to create the "wall paper" surrounding the frame. I laid the cardstock back into the Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, and inked up the frame again with Versafine Black Onyx ink. I stamped it again (which lined up perfectly, thanks to the Stamp Platform!) and then sprinkled on Sparkle N Sprinkle's Clear Detail embossing powder and heat set it. Then, I fussy cut out the inside of the frame.

I also trimmed some card panels to line the inside back and inside side panels of the shadowbox. I stamped some of the birch trees from the Lawn Fawn's Joy to the Woods stamp set onto the back panel, and then blended some Distress Inks on the card panels, and then stamped Lawn Fawn's Snowy Backdrops onto the card panels in Versamark Ink, and then sprinkled on Sparkle N Sprinkle's White Detail embossing powder and heat set it. This made it look like snow! I also stamped out more birch trees, the cardinal, fox, and squirrel from the Joy to the Woods stamp set. I also stamped out the joyful wishes sentiment with Versamark Ink, again using my Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, and sprinkled on Sparkle N Sprinkle's Golden Sparkle embossing powder, and heat set it. Here is a close up of the sentiment,

To add even more bling to the card, I rolled on some Sakura Glue Pen onto the cardstock I die cut using Lawn Fawn's Stitched Hillside die, and then sprinkled on Sparkle N Sprinkle's Olaf White glitter. Boom! Sparkly snow! I used this as my mid-layer in the shadow box and adhered both edges of the hillside to the inside of the shadow box.

Here is another shot of the critters and star from the Joy to the Woods stamp set, but it doesn't quite show the depth of the shadow box. It was about 2" deep.

I can't believe I made 52 cards for Mom this year! I hope she enjoyed all of them, and knows that I think of her all the time. I wish we lived closer together and I could see her on a regular basis or just stop by whenever I wanted or needed to see her. But, alas, we have phones, texting, emailing, and good old fashioned postal service to keep us together in spirit! I am also excited to enter this card into the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge: Use Your Favorite Lawn Fawn Set. Lawn Fawn has created a lot of stamp sets that I love, and it was a lot of fun to use these three sets and one die set to create this shadow box.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a magical day!

-Chris

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Friday, December 22, 2017

Hello! Card for Mom (#51/52) [12.22.2017]

Hi! This week's card for Mom is a simple, bright and cheery card. I wanted to just let her know I was thinking of her, so I created a card using some patterned paper, a strip of ribbon, and then a sentiment foam mounted and matted.  Here is the card.

I stamped out the hello sentiment using Alt E New's Halftone Hello Stamp Set and stamped two ink colors by placing the stamp into my Tim Holtz Stamp Positioner and stamping the upper part in orange and the lower part in red. I overlapped the inks a bit to help blend between the two colors. This is really easy to do when using this amazing stamp positioner! I also used the positioner to stamp the rest of the sentiment too, in yellow ink. Then, I swiped some Wink of Stella glitter pen over the sentiment to give it a little extra sparkle!

This came together pretty quick, and I love the bright, cheery colors! I hope Mom knows I am thinking of her.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a magical day!

-Chris

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Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Sparkle N Sprinkle Thank You Shadow Box Card {12.20.2017}

Hello! Designer Chris here. I created a Thank You shadow box card using the Thanks Stamp Set. Let's peek at it!

Before I fully explain how I made the card, here is a peek from the top where you can see all the dimension of the card. It was about 3-1/2" thick.

Okay, to explain how I created this, I cut two pieces of red cardstock, at 6-1/2" x 10" using the 12" Wide Base Craft Guillotine. I scored them both at 1/2" and 7". I also cut one piece of red cardstock and two pieces of black cardstock to 6-1/2" x 7-1/2". I also scored these at 1/2" and 7". All of these created a "front" of 6-1/2" x 6-1/2" square with tabs or side flaps. I laid down dies from the Venetian Lace Layering Die Collection and die cut the cardstock using the Tangerine Machine. After cutting the front piece, I layered it over the next layer of cardstock, and laid the dies inside the previous aperture to line them up. I taped the dies in with washi tape, then removed the upper (already die cut) layer and ran the next layer through the Tangerine.

After everything was die cut, and stamped out (I stamped the Thank You sentiment from the Thanks Stamp Set, using Versamark Ink , with my Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, after treating my cardstock with my Anti Static Bag, and sprinkled on White Detail embossing powder and heat set it). I added 1/4" Tear-ific Tape to each of the tabs on each die cut piece. I layered them up and attached them to the large flap on one side of the back panel. All the shadow box layers squash flat and this is what it looked like before I adhered the right edges of each of the layered tabs to the side flap.

I also stamped out the butterfly from the Thanks Stamp Set. I stamped it with Versamark Ink and sprinkled on Black Magic embossing powder and heat set it and then fussy cut the butterfly and adhered it to the card. I use the Easy Clean Mat under my projects especially when using glitter or embossing powders because clean up is so easy!

I repeated the same process but used Firecracker Red embossing powder and fussy cut this one too.

Here is another shot of the full card, with all the dimension.

This was a really fun card to make. I love the dimension of it, and how lightweight it is, and that it folds flat for mailing or transporting. But, it is really sturdy and stands up very nicely. I will definitely be making a shadow box card like this again with other dies and stamp sets!

Thanks for stopping by. Have a magical day!

-Chris

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Friday, December 15, 2017

Orchid Card for Mom (#50/52) {12.15.2017}

Today's card for Mom is a sweet card with a gorgeous orchid, and some sparkle! Gotta love that :) I created a card base with pink cardstock, then trimmed some patterned paper using my 12" Wide Base Craft Guillotine. I adhered it to my card base, then layered on a strip of green cardstock and then covered it with a strip of ribbon. I die cut a scalloped circle in green cardstock and another circle with white cardstock. I stamped the orchid from Alt E New's Oriental Orchid Stamp Set, which is a layering stamp. I stamped out the orchid in several shades of purple, and I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set in purple ink too.

I After stamping out the orchid, I coated it with a swipe of Wink of Stella glitter pen, then covered it with glossy accents and let it dry. This photo captures some of the shine, but it is much shinier in real life!

This was was so pretty and I love that orchid stamp set! I want to use it a lot!

Thanks for stopping by. Have a magical day!

-Chris

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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Sparkle N Sprinkle Bella Fairy Mirror Image & Shaker Card {12.13.2017}

Hello from Designer Chris! Today is a special card. I used the Bella Fairy Stamp / Die Set to make this card. And, I made it into a shaker card and did a mirror image technique to make a twin for Bella. Let's check out the card, shall we?

First, I had to create the second mirror Bella image. To do this, I placed my Bella stamp in my Tim Holtz Stamp Platform and closed to lid to pick it up onto the lip. I opened it up and placed a solid block stamp down where Bella would stamp onto. You can see the opened Tim Holtz Stamp Platform here.

And, then I closed the lid to make sure the stamp was lined up over the solid block stamp. You can see that my solid block stamp just fit the Bella stamp image.
I inked up the Bella image with my Versafine Black Onxy Ink and closed the lid and pressed the inked image onto the solid rubber stamp, and then lifted the lid. Here is a photo of what it looked like after this step.


Then, I trimmed a piece of cardstock using the 12" Wide Base Craft Guillotine and treated it with my Anti Static Bag. Then, I placed a piece of cardstock straight down onto the inked image on the solid rubber stamp. Note, don't move this piece of cardstock around, just place it directly down onto the inked image. Once it was placed there, I lightly rubbed the cardstock to transfer the image from the solid rubber block onto the cardstock.

And then ... peel the cardstock directly up! Here is the reveal of the mirror image transferred onto cardstock!

As soon as I transferred the mirror Bella image to the cardstock, I sprinkled it with Clear Detail embossing powder, heat set it, and I had a perfect mirror Bella! I also die cut out the mirror stamped image. I used the matching die cut in the Bella Fairy Stamp / Die Set and die cut Bella onto some scrap cardstock. Then, using it as a guide, I arranged the die cut image behind the Bella stamped mirror image. (I didn't have a light table, so I placed the two pieces of cardstock on my window and used the bright sunlight to make sure I lined up the image and die right!) You can see the little border around the edge of Bella here. Once I had this placed in the right spot, I placed the die into the negative space, taped it down with washi tape, and ran it through my Tangerine Machine die cutter. The die easily cut right through the back of the cardstock with the Bella stamp.

And look! Check out the two Bella images. One is the normal stamped image, and the other is the mirror image. They were both stamped in Versafine Black Onxy Ink and then covered in Clear Detail embossing powder and heat set. Pretty cool, eh? I used the Easy Clean Mat on my work surface, which is REALLY EASY to clean up and excess glitter wipes up really easy!

Then, I started building the card and coloring! First thing I did was color the two Bellas the same. I used pinks and blues for her dress and wings, and gave her brown hair.

I also gave her some extra sparkle! Sparkle N Sprinkle just revealed some NEW Microfine Glitters ... and they are GORGEOUS! I used several of them on this card. You can see the Mocha highlights in her hair, Ocean Breeze in her wings and shoes, and Pink Fizz on her dress. To adhere these glitters, I rolled the Sakura Glue Pen where I wanted to apply each glitter, and sprinkled them on. I brushed off the excess using my Glitter Brush. This is so much prettier in real life - still photos don't quite capture all the glittery gorgeous sparkle!

I also die cut the Bella out again and then blinged it up too! I rolled on more Sakura Glue Pen and used more of the new microfine glitters!! For this element, I used the Marine Blue on her wings, Black Diamond on her feather and shoes, and Caspia Sea on her dress.

I began building my card, and I started with a red cardstock base. I die cut the red cardstock using the Tonic Jasmine Sunset Layering Die Collection die. I cut a base with red cardstock, then cut an overlayer in black cardstock with the same die. I adhered these together for the base. I squeezed on some Winter Cranberry Glitter Accents in the upper corner after I built the card layers together. You can see both the layers of the card base and the glitter accents here.

And, I created a shaker element too! I die cut pink cardstock using the Tonic Deco Diamond Patterned Panels Die Set. I adhered a layer of acetate under the deco panel die cut and placed foam tape along the edges. I added in some sequins and placed it over a solid pink cardstock base. I layered up all the elements, added some rhinestone blight in the corners as well, and the card was finished.

I really love these new microfine glitters, and I know you will too! This mirror technique was really fun to use too, and I think I will have to do it more - it is nice to change it up a little bit now and again. And, who doesn't love a shaker card! Also, remember to post your creations in our Creative Challenge on our Facebook page. We really like to see what you create, and the winner gets a prize!

Thanks for stopping by. Have a magical day!

-Chris

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Sunday, December 10, 2017

Shadow Box {12.11.2017}

My friend is moving into a new apartment, so I made a Welcome to Your New Apartment shadow box card, with some emboss resist (so I can enter it into the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge: Emboss Resist). Here is the card.

I created the shadow box using the Shadow Box Card die. I stamped the gnome and mushroom house using Lawn Fawn's Gnome Sweet Gnome stamp set. I colored them with copic markers. I also stamped out the mail box from Lawn Fawn's Just For You, colored it with copic markers, and then die cut it with the matching dies on my Tangerine die cutting machine (which I LOOOOOVE!). I also stamped out some kitchen type utensils from the Just For You stamp set with Versamark Ink on the shadow box, sprinkled on White Detail embossing powder from Sparkle N Sprinkle, and heat set it. Then, I ink blended it up with distress inks. I adhered it all together, and the box was done! Here is a photo of one of the edges and more emboss resist!!

I hope my friend enjoys this little apartment warming gift. This card is also entered into the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge: Emboss Resist.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a magical day!

-Chris

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