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 😉 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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
Here’s a look at the video where I put it all together!
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!
You can follow along with the folding instructions in the video HERE or click below.
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.
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!
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.
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!!
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 🙂
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.
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!!
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.
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.