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!!
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.
Inside, I used a couple stamps from a wonderful Pink & Main stamp set – Thankful. I love the Autumn Blessings sentiment!
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 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.
I love how this turned out. It just screams Spring.
There is a video on my channel if you’d like to watch.
Hi Folks, Laura here today with a quick post sharing a fun shaker card.
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.
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?!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
Happy happy July everyone & welcome to the quarterly product release!! Today the team & I are sharing what we’ve whipped up with the brand spankin’new sequins!! These new mixes coordinate with many of the new releases for this summer including Fancy Pants Good Fellows, Echo Park Let’s Be Mermaids & Magical Adventure, Elle’s Studio Sunny Days, Pink Paislee Outfitters, Macalister Paper Delightful Plaid collection, and — to mention a few!! Here’s a look at the new sequin mixes& the blog hop line up today. You’ll notice we have a very special guest designer with us, Kristina Siege!! Welcome to the team this month!!
** The TWO separate prizes for this blog hop includes a $10.00 shop credit for one lucky winner and ALL the new sequin releases PLUS another sequin mix of your choice for another!! You need to comment on all the blogs to be entered to win, and sharing the hop on your social media accounts earns you extra entries too! A winner will be picked after July 11:00pm CST July 2nd and announced here on the blog Sunday, July 3rd.
Head over to Jody’s blog to kick off the projects! Thanks so much for skipping along with the Sparklers today!
Hi all, Lea’s here :today’s proposal is a couple of ATC very easy and fast to say “thank you”.
I cut from cardboard two ATC (6.35 cm x 8.89) and I proceeded to each of the two in a very similar way. With the cotton thread I created an irregular circle and on it I applied the little stars of different colors and sizes giving the feeling of a small wreath; in the center I placed a wooden heart.
I have handwritten “thank you” and finally I splashed the color matched with the thread of the garland.
This project is very simple and quick to make a small thank-you card to accompany a gift or just to say “thank you”
Hello friends! Katty Miranda here to share a simple and fun Fathers Day Card. If you are reading this on the day it goes live and you happen to be a father then Happy Fathers Day and Happy Fathers Day to all of the special Fathers in your lives. I made this card for my boyfriend. He is a huge football fan and an amazing father. I began with a brown 12×12 cardstock. I cut it down to about 5×7 and used a Hexagon Memento embossing folder with my Texture Boutique to create some texture on the background of my card. I then cut it in the shape of a football. It isn’t perfect but I love how it turned out. I also cut some strips for the sides and faux stitching out of white cardstock. I then took some of the white flat back sequins from the Fairytale 2 Sequins and glued them over the white strips on the sides, I also layered the Gold Stardust Sequins over the white ones. I took two of the Chunky Cork Stars and placed them on the top left and bottom right of the card. I layered a gold star from the Fairytale 2 Sequins and a small mint green sequin form the Mint Chip Sequins on top of the cork stars.
To add my tittle I used some Maggie Holmes Gold Puffy letters from her Shine Collection. I also added a white cardstock layer on the inside so that I could write on the card.
This was a fun, simple card to make. I hope you’l give this a try. It was simple and I love the end result. I hope my boyfriend loves it.
There is a quick process video if you’d like to watch: https://youtu.be/gWg4KisS4is
Hello my friends!! Jody here today with a quick & easy card share. I created this card for a recent birthday & love how it turned out. I started by embossing a 4.25″ by 5.5″ piece of white Neenah card stock with one of my favorite polka dot embossing folders. Next, I ran it through my Big Shot using one of the Kaiserkraft Stitched Circle dies. In order to have the stitches NOT show on the card, I ran two sheets of that size cardstock through the Big Shot on the side opposite the raised dots. I positioned the metal die where I wanted to create the shaker window and used washi tape to secure it in place. I totally killed two crafting birds with one stone! Now have another card base ready to go for my next card.
After I had my window cut out on the cardstock, I trimmed down a piece of white craft foam and lined up where the window would go. I placed the metal die where I wanted it and again secured it with washi tape before running the foam through my Big Shot. Then I adhered a piece of acetate directly behind the embossed cardstock to create the front of the window. I followed up by adhering the die cut foam on the backside of the embossed cardstock which created an area to add my sequins. I poured about 2 teaspoons of Pinky Pie Pink sequins into the window area and added a few random pink hearts from the Hearts on Fire sequin mix.
After adding my sequins, I put adhesive all around the edge of the circle to create a seal when I added the patterned paper backing to my window. For the finishing touches, I added a wood veneer word from Michael’s Craft Store and some fabulous Maggie Holmes Gold Glitter Thickers, which I’ve been hoarding big time!! Easy peasy!!
Here are photos of the products used to create this fun shaker card!!
Thanks so much for checking out the blog today!! Being the shop owner and always thinking of more ways to accommodate my customers, I’m thinking about adding a few options for cardstock to the shop. What do you think about SMS offering 8.5 by 11″ Neenah white cardstock and 12×12 American Crafts white and kraft cardstock in single sheets? This would affect some shipping methods and costs slightly due to the size of the box needed. I’d love to hear your feedback!
Hello friends! Katty Miranda here with a Shaker Doily Mothers Day Card to share. If you are reading this on the day it is posted Happy Mother’s Day. I hope you are all having or have had an amazing day. This is the card I will be giving to my mom this year so I wanted to make sure it was as beautiful as she is. I began by stamping some flowers and leaves from a Hero Arts stamp set called Color Layering for You Flowers(CL944.) This stamp set is stamped out in layers so I used several pink ink pads from my stash to create the flowers. I started with the lightest color and worked my way to the darkest shade. For the leaves I used two green Spectrum Noir Markers to get a green shade that I liked. I didn’t have the right shades of green in my ink stash. I stamped a couple of flowers/leaves on white cardstock and a couple on velum. This gave me different shades because the two surfaces react to the ink differently. I then fussy cut out the flowers and leaves. I arranged them on a 6×6 white cardstock which will be my base.
I then took a White Lace Paper Doily and I cut out the center, leaving a thin border before the lace area began. I used clear packaging and scotch foam mounting tape to create my window. I filled my doily with the beautiful Believe in You Sequins and the Glass Slippers Sequins. I adhered my shaker doily to the center of my white base and arranged the stamped flowers on the top left and bottom right of the doily.
I did use some of the foam mounting bape to pop those flowers up. I used some American Crafts thickers called Juy in a dark coral color to spell out Mom. I placed that above my doily. I used a dark coral cardstock to mat the whole card. I felt it was missing something so I took some American Crafts Yellow twine and added it around the inner border of the doily. I really hope my mom enjoys the card. It was definitely fun to make.
There is a process video if you’d like to watch the process: https://youtu.be/YKUFQVuHgSk
Hello friends! Katty Miranda here to share a fun Shaker Birthday Card. This card might look familiar. I created a similar one for a Spiegelmom Scraps Blog Hop not too long ago. I was asked if I had a process video and unfortunately I did not. This time I did record my process. The video can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dFNIVKrYb4w. The card was also made for someone very special, the Spiegelmom Scraps owner Jody. Her birthday was actually yesterday. I did send it to her and I hope she loves it!
I began by cutting out a scallop background in a 6×6 size from my Silhouette Cameo. I added a sheet of acetate and some foam mounting tape behind my cut file. I colored some of the little scallop inserts using my Shimmerz Dazzlers in Coral me Crazy, Tutti Frutti and Pucker up Pink. I also used a tiny Stampendous alphabet stamp set to stamp out my sentiment. I glued all of the colored inserts and the stamped sentiment behind the acetate as well. I also used the foam mounting take to create 5 separate shaker areas. I then filled my shaker areas with some beautiful sequins from the Spiegelmom Scraps shop. I used the Pink Lagoon, Peachy Sherbet , Fairytale 2, and the Glass Slippers.
Finally, I mounted the shaker area on a white 6×6 base. I love how it turned out. I love the delicacy of the cut file and I wanted to keep the card simple and elegant. I really hope Jody loves it.
Hi all – it’s Anna Sigga here with you today and since yesterday was the First Day of Summer in Iceland I decided to create a flower power card to celebrate.
The Peachy Sherbet Sequins are so bright and cheerful and go perfectly with the flowers I chose. I added a White Lace Paper Doilies to the background and then I used a mix of glimmer mists, a stencils and light texture paste to ad some interest to the card-stock.
I just love how the Chunky Stars add just the right amount of texture and warmth to the card.
Thanks so much for stopping by and don’t forget to use the code ANNA15 to get 15% off your next SpiegelMomScraps order!
Hi fellow crafters! I just love all those fab shaker-cards that crafters have been creating for the last 6 months or so and I really wanted to give these cards a try using the gorgeous sequins from Spiegelmom Scraps shop.
I am a total newbie when it comes to shaker cards so please be kind! 😉 I wanted to create a love themed card since I am getting married next Friday.
The Love Beats Sequin pack is the perfect Wedding-theme mix and to keep the focus on those pretty sequins I kept the card white and just splashes of red here and there. The sentiment stamp is from Some Odd Girl and flowers from my stash.
I hop you like this lil love card of mine and thanks so much for stopping by!