It has been a little while since I have posted a SpiegelMom Scrapsproject but I have actually been creating projects just quite remiss at putting them on my blog.
Today I have a cute “Hello” card to share. I love the colours on this card and all the gorgeous shimmer from the mists and sequins
I started with a plain white card base as I adore the way the sequins shine on the white. I cut a doily in half and sprayed with Heidi Swapp Color Shine sprays in blush, gold and mint green and dried between each colour with my heat gun to prevent muddiness. I also sprayed a cork heart with gold and inked the edges. I glued the doily down first then added my stamped sentiment and heart. I then scattered my sequins on the card and adhered them where they fell. Lastly I added the pink May Arts Burlap String and tied in a bow and fastened with a cute peg.
I really like how cute but simple this card is and is also pretty flat so it can go in a regular envelope.
Sunny Rose Sequins
May Arts Pink Burlap String
Heart Fetti Cork
Mirror Mirror Silver Confetti Sequins
Be sure to join me next week for another great SpiegelMom project – a blinged out thank you card.
Hello Everyone! It’s Laura here for my final guest designer project.
I have used my favourite product from SpiegelMom Scraps. You’ll know what I mean… You open up a parcel of crafty stash. You are excited… you look through each item one by one – oohing and aahing as you go. There will normally be one item that you pick up twice, or three times even. That was the case with the Fairytale Sequin Mix – it is a beautiful mix of sequins.
It is pretty and girly, with a touch of the magical about it. However for this scrapbook layout I went bright and tropical and the sequin mix suits it perfectly.
I always use white for my background – this was a little challenge to myself… use something outside of my usual safe items.
I have used the Citrus Bliss collection included in my kit from British kit club Like For Ever.
I firmly believe that there has never been and will never be a craft project that can’t be improved with a sprinkling of sequins!
Thank you very much, Jody, for having me as May’s guest designer. I really enjoyed using your products!
.. THIS GIRL!! Who-hooo I’m so totally excited about this fabulous experience!! I was nominated by my sweet crafty friend, Scrappin’ Madge Gillen and so incredibly honored! Madge is on their current and 1st design team now!! When I received the email from the producer of the Create and Craft TV Show, Kat Laws, I was so floored. It totally made my month! Create and Craft has SO MANY fabulous things to offer everyone, 24/7. Scrapbooking, sewing, baking, knitting and more! Check out their awesome site HERE. I’d also encourage you to join their wonderful community for free HERE, which gives you access to even more awesomeness!! You can tune in via Direct TV channel 85 or 222. It’s also on the Dish Network channel 221!!! You can also watch it for up to 7 days on the Create & Craft website!! Here are a few of my recent projects which are also in The Hub under Crafter of the Week. Join for free just by entering your entering your email address and choosing a password. Then you’ll see even more of my projects, the past Crafters of the Week, the Create & Craft Blog, PLUS contests and giveaways!
Here are few of the supplies used to embellish my projects:
Happy Memorial Day Weekend everyone! Today I’m bringing back a little tutorial that I did a few years ago and still LOVE it! Below I have several step by step pictures on how I create some of my sequin shaker pockets. It’s super easy and fun! These little shaker pockets add a very fun element to you scrapbook pages, mini albums, Project Life and cards. Here’s what I started with. Pictured: Aleene’s Tackey Glue, mini glassine bag, Gold Garland Confetti Sequins and Fairytale Sequins.
In the photo gallery below, you can click on each photo to enlarge it. When you do, you’ll see that I turned my mini glassine bag upside down and cut the back open with one cut down the middle and two small cuts going towards the edges (by not all the way). Then, I randomly spread some Aleene’s Tacky glue along the inside and sprinkled one of my favorite sequins mixes, Fairytale!! Then, I put some glue along the top of the glassine on the inside so no sequins could sneak out then closed the back of the bag and taped it shut. Easy peasy!!
After creating this sequin shaker pocket I created this layout! I used the fabulous Heidi Swapp line, Hello Today. I have the full 12×12″ paper pad and love every single sheet! I used the yellow paper with dots as my background, then trimmed down the star paper to 11×11″. Since I already created a few things with this line, I had several decent sized pieces of patterned papers already cut so I used those to begin layering.
I added some fun pink doilies from Michael’s Arts and Crafts store, Maggie Holmes gold glitter Thickers, some stickers from Allison Kreft & Amy Tangerine and a few other little odds and ends And here are two sizes of the glassine bags I have in my shop! These are by far the most popular for making my sequin shaker pockets, little treat bags, embellishment holders and more! Last Christmas I even made an Advent Calendar!
Thank you for spending your time with me today! I hope you’ll be creating some sequin shaker pockets of your own! Here are a few links to help get you started today! You can check out a fun YouTube video from my channel which shows you how I’ve created them in the past with confetti.
Hello! For today’s guest designer post I promised you a mini album… and here it is!
I had a wonderful lunch at a chocolate cafe and thought it would make a lovely mini album, so I collected a few bits and pieces from the cafe. I picked up the chocolate menu, and kept some cellophane wrapping and tissue paper used to wrap up my purchases, and the companies ribbon that was used to tie the package. I also kept the paper bag and the label from Mum’s tea bag.
The plan was to build a little kit around the collected ephemera, so I searched my paper and washi stash for matching colours. Serendipitously the ribbon in SpiegelMom Scraps Etsy shop were the perfect colours.
I added cork shapesand wood veneers to my mini kit, and enough sequins for them to feature on every page. The sequins were my constant through the whole album helping to pull it all together and give a cohesive feel.
My page size was dictated by the menu – it consisted of 4 squares in a concertina. I cut them in to separate squares and planned the entire album around them. I added in a few plain cardstock pages so I didn’t have to cover up all of the information with my photos.
Some pages I kept plain so you can read all the details on the menu, some I layered up with dimensional adhesive. It gives a chunky finish to the album and feels really satisfying to flick through and handle.
With the cellophane and tissue paper a made some pockets. Simply stitching around the edges trapping sequins and vellum stars inside.
Do you see the little heart on the right hand page? That is part of the shop logo printed on the paper bag! Nothing went to waste.
The white page on the left is a square cut from the paper bag. I added some doilies, also available in the SpiegelMom Scraps store. I love the way the modern neon yellow peeps through the vintage-feel doilies.
Happy Friday everyone! I’m excited you’re joining me today because I have a fun video up on my YouTube Channelthis evening. I’ve been in a bit of a card making and watercolor mood these last few weeks and am just lovin’ it! Here are a few of the cards I created as a result of this fun process video!
Lots of heat embossing going on here too! I used a fantastic embossing powder for many of the stamped sentiments, etc from Ranger call Liquid Platinum and I love it!!
And another… I did some additional heat embossing over the watercolor background once it was dry.
And finally this little beauty with a pop of Studio Calico wood veneer and May Arts navy burlap string!
Please head over to my YouTube Channel HERE and check out my process video on how I created these quick and easy watercolor cards!
Happy hump day all! Today I’m sharing a layout I’ve been working on in very short amounts of time over the last week or so. I’ve posted some works in progress photos of this on my personal Instagram account which you can check out HERE. I’ve been very intentional with my crafting and gone back to my “15 minutes to scrap” philosophy. It truly works for me! This means that I work on a layout or other project in very short amounts of time, usually between 10 and 20 minutes. Many of you know that I’m a busy mama of 5 AND work full time. That’s just plain chaotic at times! If you have a little space to dedicate to your crafting, try it out! Or, try setting up a card table in a corner of your living room and keeping some basic supplies out to work with. It’s worth a try!
For my layout, I used one of my favorite new lines… My Minds Eye, On Trend. I found these amazing My Minds Eye papers at an awesome local scrapbook and stamp store in a nearby town ~ Polka Dots and More! It’s been in business for about 10 years, but I never knew it existed! For shame!! It’s a fabulous shop with monthly specials and classes! You’ll find all your favorite scrapbook and stamping brands, plus a warm small business atmosphere! They also have a great YouTube Channel with lots of short and informative videos!
Here’s my layout. I started with a peachy colored sheet of cardstock that’s been in my stash FOR-EVER!! On it’s own, the cardstock color doesn’t appeal to me at all. But after I brushed some gesso over it and began to layer the On Trend, Stampin Up and Project Life products over it, I began to love it! I also heat embossing the word ‘love’ right onto the Project Life card to serve as my title. You can check out a close up and short video of that HEREon my SpiegelMom_Scraps Instagram account.
After brushing the cardstock with Gesso and letting it dry my cardstock was a little warped but that didn’t really bother me. I think it added more interest to my layout. I began adding layers of On Trend paper, a 5×7″ glassine bag, a Project Life 4×6″ card, Stampin Up vellum with gold dots, Amy Tangerine paper and some super cute tags from the Target Dollar Spot!
To finish off the layout, I added several of the On Trend Ephemera popped up with foam adhesive, some lovely lace and trim from Allison Kreft, gold resin roses from Maggie Holmes for Crate Paper and a Heidi Swapp stamp using my black Memento ink (above the gold number 2).
Thank you for spending your time with me today. I hope you’ve enjoyed my layout! I’ve also linked up the new challenged posted over at The Studio Challenges. One of my lovely Design Team gals, Kat Benjamin, is on their DT and I’ve been wanting to make time to participate in their awesome challenges for months now! Check them out! This month’s challenge is to use pink, black and gold.The pink here is more peachy, but I totally love this color combo! There’s also some hot pink in the tags from Target
~ Do something creative today!
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