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Tuesday Talent

Tuesday's Talent

Hello everyone, Mandi here with my last post. This time it is an anniversary card that features May Arts Burlap String, Tutti Frutti Dazzlerz Texture Paste, Chunky Cork Hearts, Sunny SmilesSilver Stardust Sequin Confetti and Gold Stardust Sequins.

Design Team

I thought painting have of the hearts with the Dazzlerz was a great way to add a little extra wow. When the paste is wet apply the sequins. I just sprinkled them on to the surface and pressed them in with a stick.


I love who this card looks even when it is laying sown flat.  The sequins on the top and the cluster at the bottom adds a lot of drama without the bulk.




Thanks for stopping by and having me as a guest for this month.

Tuesday Talent

Tuesday's Talent

Hi everyone, Mandi here for your Tuesday Talent series. Today, I will be focusing on the Natural Burlap String Navy Blue Burlap String Gold Sequin Confetti and Silver Stardust Sequin Confetti products. The pattern paper I used on this card was from Fancy Pants “Good Fellows” collection. All of these are going to be used on a fun shaker card, which just happens to work for a guy’s birthday. We all know it is hard to make a fun guy card.


The shaker frame was so easy to make.

  1.  Adhered a piece of plastic (I used a piece of a page protector) to the backside of the chipboard frame.
  2.  Attached foam tape (I didn’t have any so I used foam squares) alone the four edge.
  3. Place sequins inside.
  4. Stamp image/sentiment to pattern paper that is the same size as frame
  5. adhere backing to frame.


To adhere the cork shapes, I applied adhesive to them with the x sticker maker from Xyron. I then laid the the cork stickers on top of the string, this acted as a tape to attached the string.


Thanks for stopping by and I hoped I showed you that sequins / shaker boxes can be used on guy cards.


Tuesday Talent

Tuesday's Talent

Mandi here stopping by to share a fun technique that uses the Dazzlerz dimensional paste. The supplies I used to create this card is the  Sea U in the Mornin’ Shimmerz DazzlerzMay Arts Burlap String, and A Mermaid’s Tale

To create this foiled and embossed textured paper it is super easy to do and there is no need for any foiling machine.

First, you need to apply a thin layer of dimensional paste to cardstock, make sure it is covered completely. Let it dry to about 5 minutes or  a little longer, it should be tacky. Apply the foil and run it through an embossing machine with the your embossing folder of choice. Remove the foil sheet. If it didn’t cover everything you wanted just grab a new piece of foil and press it onto the spots.


The best way to adhere the string and sequins is to use a fine tip application glue bottle with your favorite liquid adhesive.


Don’t forget to make sure the outside of the envelope matches the card. Create a custom envelop seal with leftover scraps and a circle punch.


Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday Talent

Tuesday's Talent

Mandi, here. Popping in to share with you a cute baby layout that features the May Arts Burlap StringSea U in the Mornin’ Shimmerz DazzlerzTutti Frutti Dazzlerz Texture PasteCloudy Days FeltiesChunky Cork Hearts and Gold Sequin Confetti.


I love to take bits and pieces to create a cluster which helps draws the eye in to the title area. As you can see here I have felties, cork, string and papers which adds a lot of texture without a lot of bulk, which takes up less room in albums.


To give the embossed cardstock this shine I applied a thin layer of the Dazzlerz. I came across a cool technique the Dazzlerz can be used in. It can exactly be used as an adhesive for foil sheets. Apply a thin layer of the paste to the cardstock, let it get to the tacky stage, maybe five minutes, rub the foil in the area you want and remove. You should be left with something that looks like this.


Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed this fun technique in how to incorporated the Dazzlerz into your crafty work.

Tuesday Talent

Tuesday's Talent

Hello everyone, my name is Mandi and I am this month’s guest designer.  Today, I am popping in to share with you a basic A2 size card that features the Summer Paradise SequinsChunky Cork Hearts and Silver Stardust Sequin Confetti.  Besides those goodies, I also used paper from American Crafts, Fancy Pants Designs and My Mind’s Eye.

Here is a little tip I do to use up scraps. Create a matching envelope seal just with punches and scraps.


Hello Lovely card with matching envelope seal.

To create the the banner. Apply a dry adhesive of choice, I used my ATG, to a scrap of white cardstock. Sprinkle with confetti, press onto the adhesive and rub off excess. Take a manual die (this was from American Crafts) and run it through the die cutter with the pattern paper of choice. Apply your favorite dry adhesive to the back of the die cut and lay it on top of the sequin covered scrap and trim.


Don’t be afraid to stamp on cork. As you can see here cork takes hold of the ink leaving you a nice clean and crisp image.

As you can see this card as a lot of  impact without the bulk.


Thank you for stopping by and I hope I have inspired you to try something new.

Tuesday’s Talent with Pocono Pam: Hello Washi

Hola Spiegel Mom Scraps fans! Pocono Pam here with my second post as Jody’s guest designer for January. Hopefully, your new year has been going well and you have been meeting the goals and challenges you have set for yourselves.

My 2016 crafty goal is to create more cards.  This January I have challenged myself to make cards that I have never created before (shaker, side step, gatefold, etc). I accomplished the shaker card in last week’s post. >>> CLICK HERE TO TAKE A PEEK. <<<< This week, I dared myself to work with Washi Tape, as I have never attempted to do so on a card.

For those of you unfamiliar with Washi Tape, it is a high quality masking tape made of rice paper. Look in any craft or office supply store and you will find it is available in many colors and designs. Washi Tape can be easily torn and repositioned. That is why I love it for my planners. But, I recently discovered that it can be written and stamped on. For this reason, I wanted to create a card.

Using the Skinny Washi Tape (Candy Land) and Funky Alphabet from Spiegel Mom Scraps Shop, I created this cute “Hello” card.

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I already had this sweet Greeting Farms image Dee Dee colored and adhered to a Lawn Fawn Say Cheese die cut my stash. I thought the Washi Tape colors went perfectly with the image!

Here is how the card came together……

1-I matted an A2 card base with polka-dot paper which I distressed and inked with Worn Jeans.

2-I placed strips of the Candy Land and Funky Alphabet Washi Tapes from Spiegel Mom Scraps Shop vertically and horizontally centered on top of the polka-dot paper.

3-I Placed Dee Dee on top of the Washi Tape

4- Placing 2 strips of washi on an “ piece of scrap cardstock, I created banner. Added a string of cork hearts from the Spiegel Mom Scraps Shop . Layered on die cut.

5-Stamped Hello with Stazon Jet Black Ink. The ink does not smudge!

6-I added strips of Washi Tape inside and kept the card blank as it can be used for many occasions.

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I had sooo much fun making this card that I made another.

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This one came together very quickly. Here is how…….

1- I matted an A2 card base with white cardstock.

2- In the lower left side of the cardstock, I intersected 4 different colored strips of the Candy Land Washi Tape offered in Spiegel Mom Scraps Shop.

3-After adding pink Wink of Stella and a small piece of colored cardstock to a Studio Calico Wood Veneer Speech Bubble from the Spiegel Mom Scraps Shop, I placed it on the card near the lower left hand corner.

4-I added my favorite embellishments from the Spiegel Mom Scrap Shop….. two small cork hearts.

5- On the inside I placed strips on washi tape.

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Thanks for taking a peek at my cards today! I had fun playing with washi and hope you give it a try too!

Don’t forget to stop by next week for another fun project!


Spiegel Mom Scraps Shop Products Used……

Hello Card  

Skinny Washi Tape (Candy Land) Washi Tape

Funky Alphabet Washi Tape

Cork Fetti Hearts

Thank You So Much Card

Skinny Washi Tape (Candy Land) Washi Tape

Studio Calico Speech Bubbles Wood Veneers

Cork Fetti Hearts



Tuesday’s Talent ~ Juliana Michaels is in the house!

I’m super excited to have Juliana Michaels as Tuesday’s Talent here at SpiegelMom Scraps! She is one busy lady this month, and we are very lucky to have her here twice!  I’ve been a fan of Juliana since we ‘met’ via social media last year through this amazing hobby. (Seriously, where would we be without social media these days!!)  Her digital cutting files are fabulous and have helped push me outside of my creative comfort zone.  Last year I purchased a Silhouette Portrait die cutting machine and really enjoy adding this element into my scrapbooking.  If you haven’t ‘met’ Juliana before you can find her blog, Instagram and Facebook all linked up for you right here.  Juliana is also teaching for Big Picture Classes this time around, which is fabulous!!  Be sure to follow her on social media and subscribe to her newsletter!  Please give Juliana a warm welcome and enjoy her first post as Tuesday’s Talent!

@spiegelmomscraps @julianamichaels @17turtles @spiegelmomscraps, #17tutles #julianamichaels #cutfile #silhouette #summer #scrapbook #layering #sequins #superstarcork #cork #star #loosesequins #diecut #hello #bigpictureclassesHello everyone, this is Juliana from 17turtles and I’m so happy to be here guest designing for Spiegelmom Scraps and her fabulous Etsy Shop! I just loved the awesome colors in the Blue Lagoon Sequins and was inspired to create a beach themed layout because of them. 

@spiegelmomscraps @julianamichaels @17turtles @spiegelmomscraps, #17tutles #julianamichaels #cutfile #silhouette #summer #scrapbook #layering #sequins #superstarcork #cork #star #loosesequins #diecut #hello #bigpictureclasses

To go along with my layout I also created a summer themed digital cut file and I’m sharing that cut file with all you Spiegelmom fans! You can download the cut file here: Hello Summer Fun | Downloadable Cut File

@spiegelmomscraps @julianamichaels @17turtles @spiegelmomscraps, #17tutles #julianamichaels #cutfile #silhouette #summer #scrapbook #layering #sequins #superstarcork #cork #star #loosesequins #diecut #hello #bigpictureclasses

I sprinkled the Blue Lagoon Sequins onto my layout and then adhered them using Glossy Accents. I also sprinkled in some of the Super Star Cork! Together they reminded me of the beach – the sequins for the water and the cork stars for the sand!

@spiegelmomscraps @julianamichaels @17turtles @spiegelmomscraps, #17tutles #julianamichaels #cutfile #silhouette #summer #scrapbook #layering #sequins #superstarcork #cork #star #loosesequins #diecut #hello #bigpictureclasses

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Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope you enjoy the free digital cut file.  I’ll be back again next Tuesday to share another layout I created using some more fun embellishments from Spiegelmom Scraps Etsy Shop! Don’t forget you can save 15% by using code: JULIANA15. 



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Dear Lizzy Serendipity Wood Veneers