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
5. Sara Mishler
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’s a closer look at the edges and the Keep Palm & No Yolking Coloringz.
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!!
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.
The shaker frame was so easy to make.
- Adhered a piece of plastic (I used a piece of a page protector) to the backside of the chipboard frame.
- Attached foam tape (I didn’t have any so I used foam squares) alone the four edge.
- Place sequins inside.
- Stamp image/sentiment to pattern paper that is the same size as frame
- adhere backing to frame.
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.
Thanks for stopping by and I hoped I showed you that sequins / shaker boxes can be used on guy cards.
Hello everyone, my name is Mandi and I am this month’s guest designer. Today, I am popping in to share with you a basic A2 size card that features the Summer Paradise Sequins, Chunky Cork Hearts and Silver Stardust Sequin Confetti. Besides those goodies, I also used paper from American Crafts, Fancy Pants Designs and My Mind’s Eye.
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!
Thanks so much for stopping by. XOXO -Katty
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 blog hop line up!