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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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
Hi girl, Lea’s here to show you my last project: this time I made a set of three ATC. I created three rectangles with a white cloth on which I spread with the brush a clear gel. Once dry, I used watercolors to create the background and immediately after I created an accent with the Shimmerz paint through a stencil. Quite simply I used bits of patterned paper, adding even a little thick. Finally I placed there a cork heart and a mini camera wooden machine, all wrapped with the municipality of cotton thread. I added the tiny gold stars that made the card very glittering
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!