Creative Cards with Karla – Autumn Blessings!

Hi friends! Karla here with a lovely Fall card ready to give out for Thanksgiving! Here in Canada it falls on this Monday coming. Seriously, I don’t know how all my US friends can wait till November 😉 We are having friends and family over on Sunday for a big turkey dinner and I definitely wanted to get some cards ready to give out. Fall is my favourite time of year, and I am really loving the Echo Park ‘A Perfect Autumn’ papers. I grabbed some of the new Peachy Keeny and Morning Glow sequin mixes to add shiny sequiny goodness! Those tiny peach flowers are so adorable!!

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I combined the pretty pumpkin digi stamps from Craftin’ Desert Divas, printed on kraft cardstock, with a sentiment stamp from Pretty Cute Stamps and some pretty scrolls from Pink & Main stamped with Distress Oxide Ink. A Spellbinders diecut created a pretty panel for my focal image.

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Inside, I used a couple stamps from a wonderful Pink & Main stamp set – Thankful. I love the Autumn Blessings sentiment!

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Be sure to use the code KARLA15 to save 15% off the Peachy Keeny and Morning Glow sequin mixes as well as anything else you might want to pick up at the SpiegelMom Scraps shop!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Wishing you a crafty, sparkly week ahead!

Bloom Shaker Card with Katty Miranda

Hello everyone! Welcome back! Katty here to share a fun Shaker card. I began with a circular card floral cut file from the Silhouette Studio. I fell in love with this card the moment I saw it. I am drawn to anything floral.

I used White American Crafts Textured Cardstock to cut the file. I then used some of my Shimmerz Paints to color the flowers on the front of the card. I used Coloringz in Pink Stilettos, Peachy Keen and Mandarin Mai Tai. For the leaves I mixed a Coloringz in Don’t Citron Me and a Spritz in Bamboo Leaf.

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I decided to add my sentiment behind the shaker area. I used a stamp set from Teresa Collins and Heat Embossed the word “Bloom” using white embossing powder. I then filled the shaker area with the Indian Summer Mix, which are beautiful orange sequins. I also aded a border around the card using the flatback green sequins from the A Day in the Woods Mix.

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I love how this turned out. It just screams Spring.

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There is a video on my channel if you’d like to watch.

Thanks so much for stopping by! XOXO -Katty

Doily Shaker with Laura

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Hi Folks, Laura here today with a quick post sharing a fun shaker card.

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I was sorting through my sequins and decided to mix the last few from a couple of different mixes together.  I had some pinks from Magical Ocean and yellow and gold from Sunny Smiles.  These were the exact colours of a vase of flowers I had on my bookshelf, so I knew they would work together.  Now that I have completely used up these two mixes I have space for two more!!

I grabbed a doily and carefully cut the centre out using a craft knife.  Rather than use foam tape as I usually would I used glue gel to pop up and adhere the shaker.  I preferred the clear gel in this instance as the foam tape would have shown through doily.

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I tied a length of ribbon around the card, and added an extra bow, in colours matching the sequins.  A small stamped greeting finished it all off.  I challenge you to think about your supplies a little differently… what can you make a shaker from?!

Thanks for stopping by!

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Triple Hop Weekend-Day 3


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Here we are on day number 3 of this fabulous weekend!  The Sparklers and our guests have totally inspired me to try a few new things and I’m just so thankful and thrilled to have them creating with me!  Today, we are welcoming the wonderful Bonita Rose to the hop.  I cannot wait to see what she created especially for today 🙂  Let’s get today’s party started with the line up!

1. SMS Blog 

2. Bonita Rose 

3. Beth Soler

4. Rachel Stewart 

5. Sara Mishler

6. Katty Miranda 

Jody here again!! For today’s layout I wanted to accent patterned paper with mixed media.  I thought this would be a little tricky with this map paper from Fancy Pants Good Fellows collection. I’ve played around the highly technical packaging technique ‘smooshing’ on patterned paper and found that the mixed media isn’t as forgiving as it is on cardstock. The mixed media tends to soak in, like immediately!   

So, I decided to let more of the patterned paper show on this layout since it compliments my bike riding theme.  I only accented smaller areas and the edges with some Keep Palm & No Yolking Coloringz and added my favorite Chunky Cork Stars!  I’m really happy with how this turned out, especially since masculine layouts are not my strong point. I also used some Marmalade Distress Ink to ink up the edges of my layout to really define it. 

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Here’s a closer look at the edges and the Keep Palm & No Yolking Coloringz

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Thank so much for spending your time with us today!! I hope you’ve enjoyed my layout, featuring some mixed media & Cork!!  

Be sure to leave a comment on all the blogs today and throughout the weekend! There’s another chance everyday this weekend to win another $10 shop credit! 

Now you’re hoping on to Bonita Rose (linked above in the lineup!) and her  stunning project!! 

Triple Hop-Day 2

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Happy Saturday and welcome back to our Triple Hop weekend!!  Today we have more of the Sparklers DT girls AND three awesome guests ready to inspire you.  Welcome Missy Whidden, Alex Hunter and Karla Yungwirth!! Thank you so much for joining us and sharing your creativity with the SMS fans!

Today is all about SEQUINS and all the creative things you can do with them in your paper crafting.  There is so much more to sequins than just shaker cards and today we want to knock your sparkly socks off, so let’s get started! Here’s today’s sparkly line-up:

It’s Jody here on the SMS blog and I’m totally thrilled!   Today, I’m kicking off Sequin Saturday with this fun layout. I started off by creating my background with Shimmerz Dazzlerz Pucker Up Pink and watering it down with a a few sprays of H2O. I smooshed it around on a plastic Ziplock baggie. I put my hand inside the Ziplock and used my fingers to smoosh & kind of stamp my color onto my American Crafts white cardstock. 

Next, I added Pink Paislee branding stripes along the middle to ground everything. Then I added more layers from there, beginning with some black cardstock from my scraps bin. I knew I wanted to pull in black because I already had my title planned out. I added a few messy layers behind my 4×4″ black & white photo and then mounted it all onto the black cardstock, backed with craft foam for some dimension. 

In my layout I used my Summer Sunset sequins (which you can pre-order now) to accent the direction & angle at which my girls are “dabbing.” Using sequins to accent movement in a layout really helps your eye move naturally across your layout. Give it a try! Pull out action photos such as a sporting event, children dancing, running, etc. Use the sequins as an extentsion of the energy flowing from your photo or photos. 


Another fun thing I did on this layout is add some stamping by pulling stamps from my stash. The “Carefree” stamp is a mystery to me BUT the “#together” stamp is from an American Craft super cute roller date stamp set. 

The black die cut heart is from the free SpiegelMom Scraps cut file “Mermaid Hair Don’t Care” found here. 


Finally, here’s a close up of the smooshed Pucker Up Pink & water with the Summer Sunset sequins. 


Thank you for spending your time with us again today! Next, you’re on to Missy and all the awesomeness on her blog!! 

** Remember to comment on all the blogs to win a $10.00 shop credit! 



Birthday Shaker with Katty Miranda

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Hello friends! Katty Miranda here to share a fun birthday shaker card. I made this card for a good friend. I am loving this months new sequin mixes. They are so fun. For my card I began with a blue cardstock base. I then took a grey and white stripe paper from the Jen Hadfield Home Made collection. I cut a piece slightly smaller than the blue cardstock. I then cut a rectangle out of the center of that stripe paper and I added foam mounting take to the outer edge of the rectangle. I used this to create a shaker area in the center. I used some of the lovely new Passion Flower sequins as well as some of the Gold Stardust and the Gold Sequin Confetti. I added a piece of foam tape in the center where I knew my sentiment would cover it.

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For my sentiment I used a Hero Arts stamp set called Chalkboard Style Messages(CL810) and black StazOn Ink. This card turned out very simple but very pretty. I hope my friend loves it!

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Thanks so much for stopping by. XOXO -Katty

Hello card by Lea

Hi all, Lea’s here. I made a card to accompany a small gift for a friend … a printing with GELLI plate suggested me to use it to create the base of the card, I distressed all sides and I created two snatches from which come out  pieces of lace. I attached this base to a slightly larger cardstock and to which I attached the washi tape all along the perimeter, so as to create a frame to the printed base. I added half doily paper  and the net, and in the middle I created  a thickness with cardboard and  where I attacked a cutout printed clipping and I added the sentiment. Two delicious clothespins enrich the title. I added to complete the new and beautiful sequins mix, Alma Mater.

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