Cards with Karla – Quick and Easy Artsy Thank You Card!

Hello friends! Karla here today with a quick and easy Thank You card! I don’t know about you, but I always find myself in need of an extra Thank You card – so that’s something I need to make an effort to make more of. This month, our SMS theme is ‘Artsy’ – so the perfect opportunity! When I think of artsy, the first thing that comes to mind is watercolour, so this watercolour paper pad I recently picked up at Michaels was the perfect thing to pair with this month’s beautiful new sequin mixes – Painted Gardens and On Pointe.

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I cut out the Thank You sentiment from the cut apart sheet included in the paper pad and added Distress Oxide Ink around the edge as well as a hand drawn stitching line. I found a few stickers that went well and then stamped on the circle stamps from the Wild Whisper Out & About stamp set. This created the perfect area to place these beautiful sequins!

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Here’s a look at these beautiful sequin mixes –Painted Gardens and On Pointe.¬†Inside, I stamped the Wild Whisper circle stamp again and added more sequins. I just love adding sequins to the inside of my cards!

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Creative Cards With Karla – Motivational Retro Card Set!

Hi there! Karla here today with a set of motivational cards to get you moving and excited about life! Since our theme here on the SMS blog this month is ‘Take Us Back June’ we’ve been thinking up lots of retro inspiration for you – and these cute workout animals from Pretty Cute Stamps wearing their adorable headbands totally brought me back to the ’20 Minute Workout’ videos of the 80’s! I’m pretty sure my sister and I wore our own headbands and bodysuits while we worked out in front of the TV ūüėČ I thought the sentiments included in the set were perfect to create a trio of cards that would be great to give to anyone who is working hard on something.

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I recently found this fun retro paper pad at Michaels and thought the images would be awesome for this month’s theme! How cool is this cassette?! After I added layers of paper and some shiny washi tape on each card, I used a button and some of the wonderful Raspberry Burlap String¬†from the SpiegelMom Scraps shop as well as a cork star from the Shooting Cork Stars package.

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I grabbed A Mermaid’s Tale, Morning Dew Drops, You Are My Sunshine, and What’s Up Buttercup sequin mixes to embellish my cards – I just love mixing and matching!!

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I stamped these cuties on watercolor paper and used some Mermaid Markers from Jane Davenport and Prima Watercolor Pencils to colour them in while the kids were playing in the park. I had so much fun creating these, and I hope whoever receives them will feel like they can accomplish whatever they want!

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Here’s a look at the inside of each card and the fun and motivational message that coordinates with the front! Of course I had to add some gorgeous sequins inside too!

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Don’t forget to use the code KARLA15 to save 15 % off any of your purchases at the SpiegelMom Scraps store!!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you have a fun and crafty week!!

Creative Cards With Karla – Good Things Card!

Hello! I hope everyone has been having a wonderful week!! Karla here today to share a pretty Good Things Butterfly card with you! @spiegelmomscraps @jodyspiegelhoff @janedavenport @kenoliver @colorburst @bobunny @prima #sequins #cork #fussycut #kenoliver #colorburst #janedavenport #mermaidmarkers #stamping #face #greetingcard #butterflies #bobunny #patternedpaper

I pulled out some Strawberry Bubblegum Sequins along with other pink sequins from the SpiegelMom Scraps shop to add to the butterflies and card base. I love this Cork Confetti Butterfly layered with a tiny sequin on top! I love looking through all the sequin mixes to mix and match colours <3

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I used some Prima watercolor pencils and Jane Davenport Mermaid Markers to watercolor in this pretty Jane Davenport face stamp, and then added a resist watercolor sentiment coloured in with Ken Oliver Color Burst powders.

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Inside, I used a lovely stamp from the Pink and Main Believe Stamp set! I love the sentiments on this set. I added some beautiful sequins around the sentiment, and now it’s ready to give to a special girl!

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Here’s a look at the video where I put it all together!

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Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you have a wonderful, crafty week!!

Creative Cards With Karla – Watercolour Diamond Fold Card!

Hello friends! It’s Karla here today with a fun card folding technique to share with you – the Diamond Fold card! It’s a really easy fold that looks amazing, and anyone who receives it will totally love it!

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I used some Color Burst powders to watercolour my papers, which came with a resist printed on them. The Color Bursts are so fun to work with – and it’s like a magic show every time you spritz them with water!! I used a pretty pink flower sequin from the Raspberry Daisy Dream sequin mix¬†¬†and stitched it onto my loopy ribbon bow with a clear bead in the center and then added some more pretty sequins from the Summer Sunset and Let’s Be Mermaids mixes.@spiegelmomscraps @jodyspiegelhoff @colorburst @michaelsstores #sequins #cork #watercolor #diamondfoldcard #cardfoldingtechniques #papercrafting #cardmaking #spring #scrapbookingsupplies #butterflies #processvideo #youtube

I used some Izink inks to colour the Cork Confetti Butterflies in to match the pretty colours on the card. I love how the texture of the cork shows through!

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Here’s a look at the cork and sequins I used today, which you can find in the shop.

A bit of butterfly paper peeks out from the inside folds when the card is taken out of the envelope. I love that it tucks small enough to fit inside an envelope and then stands upright on it’s own! You can turn the card over and write a personalized message on the back for someone special.

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Don’t forget to use the code KARLA15 at the SpiegelMom Scraps store to save 15% on your order!!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you have a happy, sparkly week ahead!!

Accent Scrapbooking Product Swap Blog Hop!!

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Happy February 2017!! ¬†It’s just crazy to me that’s it’s February already. ¬†A few months ago Kareen, from Accent Scrapbooking, and I starting chatting about a collaboration and it’s finally here!! ¬†We swapped a bunch of products with each other and let our Design Teams have some fun! ¬†Today the Sparklers and Accent Scrapbooking’s Designers are presenting their latest works of art for your inspiration! ¬†Some of the designers are also using this fabulous sketch from Laura Whitaker! ¬†Katty from the Sparklers found it and we all just love it! ¬†This will be Katty’s last blog hop as a SMS Sparkler as her term has come to an end. ¬†You’ll be seeing plenty of her around though!! Just be sure your subbed to her YouTube Channel and check out the Shimmerz Paints blog too! ¬†You’ll definitely find her over there ūüôā ¬†

Below this amazing sketch from Laura, you’ll find the entire Sparklers line-up and the link to the Accent Scrapbooking blog where you can check out their blog hop as well.¬†

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 SMS Blog 

Jody’s Blog

Lisa Kingston

Christy Harriman

Sarah McClellan

Hannah Lemieux

Khristina Sorge

Katty Miranda

Evi Cortes

Sara Scraps

Rachel Stewart

Laura Rumble

Felicia Young

Beth Soler

Crafty Meggy

We know there’s a lot to take in today, SOOOOO we’ve also created a Facebook group HERE! ¬†It’s called “Spiegelmom Scraps and Accent Scrapbooking February “Big Blog Hop!!” ¬†Check out this graphic for the prizes being offer too. ¬†Add yourself to the group and hang out with us all month long. ¬†Seriously, check out the prizes you guys!! ¬†Ok, now you’re off to my¬†blog HERE!! Happy hopping!

Be sure to check out the Accent Scrapbooking blog hop too!  GO HERE!!

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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 ūüôā  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!! 

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.

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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.

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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.

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