Kindness and Confetti

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Sequin confetti, of course!  Hi, Laura here today with a bunch of ATC’s.  I am taking part in a swap you see… 52 cards themed ‘Love, Kindness and Hope’ and in return, I get 52 cards from all over the world made by different artists.

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I start with a master board – a big piece of watercolour paper that will eventually be cut down to size.  I made three sheets with different colours using mainly Shimmerz sprays in different finishes.  I added some stencilling with Dazzlerz paste for some texture.

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Next, I moved on to the fun bit – filling up 52 little glassine bags with sequin confetti.  I won’t list all of the sequin mixes I used as there are far too many!  You can find them all here!

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I printed out the phrase “throw kindness around like confetti” and trimmed them down to small slips of paper.  I have all my elements ready now so I set up my sewing machine.  I picked a background, a glassine bag of confetti and a sentiment slip and ran them through my sewing machine on a straight stitch.

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It was good fun whizzing them all through not having to worry about straight lines!

ATCThey’ve now been parcelled up and posted and the tricky bit begins… I have to wait for them to be swapped and posted back!  I’m not very good at waiting!!

Thanks for stopping by,

Laura

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Hey Guys, Laura here today.  Are you guilty of having something in your stash that has sat unused for years?  I am – lets pull those unloved supplies out and use them!  I have had the stencil I used for my background for years… possibly 6?  Maybe more!!

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I grabbed three colours of Dazzlerz texture paste – Gummy Berry Blue, Sour Apple Green and Lemon Drop Yellow.  I used the three colours separately through the stencil leaving a little gap in between the colours.  I then came back to the gaps and filled them with a mixture of the two colours from either side.  I have found the key to clean stencilling is to manipulate the paste as little as possible.  The more times you  go over it with a palette knife the more opportunity for the paste to spread underneath the stencil (as my sour apple did).

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I then gathered some matching sequins.  Let’s Be Mermaids was a good place to start with its big blues and little yellows.  I fancied adding a few bigger yellow sequins too and pulled these from the Spring Blooms mix.

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Thanks for joining me today, and don’t forget to dig out those unused supplies and show them some love!

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Laura

 

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Hi Folks, Laura here today.

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I had had a bit of a play with my Shimmerz Dazzlerz, doing a little colour mixing.  I had some left over and rather than waste it I smeared it across a blank sheet of cardstock with the intention of adding to and eventually it becoming a background.  Well, I rather liked the starkness of the smear and ended up using it as is rather than adding to it!

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I added some acetate and paper by Pretty Little Studio and some of the Lucky Charm sequin mix.

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I loved that at the bottom of the bag of sequin you sometimes get the middle of the sequins or ‘sequin glitter’ as I call it.  I added these to the layout too!

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So today’s lessons are:

Grab all your Dazzlerz and mix them on a pallete – they mix wonderfully (and so easily!) and you can make custom colours until your heart is content!

Never throw away the last bits of a paint/paste mixing session – just get it on to paper and it can be used as a background or layering piece, or even cut/punched in to shapes.

Use EVERYTHING that comes in the packet of sequins!!

 

Use the code Laura15 if you feel the urge to add another couple of colours of Dazzlerz to your collection!  I recommend… well I recommend all of them!!

Thanks for stopping by,

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Laura

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Hi there, Laura here.

A new (well, new-to-me!) colour of Dazzlerz paste and a free sample of water colour paints means an experimental layout…

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I have Barely Blue, and true to it’s name it is barely blue!  It is wonderful soft colour.  I spread some around on my background card stock to add interest and shimmer.

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Then I played with some watercolours and a Juliana Michaels cut file.  I had the wrong settings or my blade was wearing out, and it had not cut perfectly.  In most areas the cut line held the watercolour inside giving me a white border to each butterfly.

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I gathered up sequins from loads of collections, just picking a few of each, in colours that matched my butterflies.  I also coloured a doily to match too, and layered it under my photo.

It certainly is experimental but I like the effect of the Dazzlerz roughly spread in the background with a cut file layered over the top.  I also love the coloured doily… but I already knew that!  I’ve just ordered some more as I keep colouring them and have very few white ones left!!

Thanks for stopping by

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Sparkly love

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It’s Anna Sigga here with you today and I have another card to share with you. I just adore these new sequins I got in the post the other day and I just had to make a card straight away.

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The Magical Oceans sequins pack is my new all time fave and I just had to fill the heart wood veneer piece from the Amy Tangerine pack using those pretties.

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I used the beautiful Tutti Frutti Dazzlers Texture Paste to create the background and of course I just had to add a beautiful White Lace Paper doily to the mix. Then I used the blue Burlap string to add a tiny more texture.

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Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope your weekend is a sparkly one.

Process Video | Create Craft Share YouTube Hop!

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Hello again all! The Create Craft Share YouTube Designers are back at it and making videos just for you all!!  Jody here today to share a quick layout and a process video that I did for the channel hop. This layout came together in under 30 minutes, not including the drying time for the Dazzlerz Texture Paste by Shimmerz Paints.   Take a gander at my layout, and then you’ll find the link right to the video below the photos.  You can see first hand and in real time how I created this layout!


@spiegelmomscraps @jodyspiegelhoff @americancrafts @cocoavanillastudio @shimmerzpaints @websterspages @cratepaper, #scrapbooking #DIY #cocoavanillastudio #americancrafts #ephemera #sequins #spiegelmomscraps #etsyshop@spiegelmomscraps @jodyspiegelhoff @americancrafts @cocoavanillastudio @shimmerzpaints @websterspages @cratepaper, #scrapbooking #DIY #cocoavanillastudio #americancrafts #ephemera #sequins #spiegelmomscraps #etsyshopThanks a ton for stopping by today.  Be sure to click over to my process video HERE and check out rest of the Create Craft Share YouTube Designers today!

~ Do something creative today!

Jody

Tuesday’s Talent, Ka is back!

Hello there! It’s Ka from Stamping Smiles Designs and SpiegelMom Scraps September guest designer! I hope you all had a long and fun Labor Day weekend! Today, I have two cards featuring goodies from SpiegelMom Scraps Etsy shop and some cute critters from a couple of my favorite stamp companies.  @stampingsmilesdesigns @spiegelmomscraps @jodyspiegelhoff

“Miss You” Card

First card up today is this cute fox from Avery Elle More Stories stamp set! I used SpiegelMom Scraps Silver Stardust Confetti to create a starry backdrop on my night scene. I just love how perfect they are – the size and how they look! 🙂 To start the card, I die-cut a stitched rectangle from Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Rectangle Stackables die and masked off the stitched edges with post-it notes. I then blended Chipped Sapphire distress ink all over. I set that aside to dry while I worked on my stamped images.@stampingsmilesdesigns @spiegelmomscraps @jodyspiegelhoff

I stamped the images with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored them with Copic Markers. The tree is actually a branch from Sweet ‘N Sassy Stamps Love Birds set, but I thought it was the perfect size to use it as a tree for this card. I used a coordinating die to cut the tree out and carefully fussy cut the fox and moon. I also die-cut a green hill using Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Borders die.

Once the sponged background was dried, I stamped the sentiment from the same set as the fox in VersaMark and white heat embossed. I adhered the hill and moon and popped the fox and tree with foam dimensional adhesives. I finished the card off by adhering the entire panel onto a kraft card base and randomly adhering those tiny silver stars on the top portion of my inky background to complete the scene. @stampingsmilesdesigns @spiegelmomscraps @jodyspiegelhoff“Thank You So Much Card”

Next card I have for you is this cute birdy “thank you” card. The Varsity Sequins Mix from SpiegelMom Scraps was the inspiration behind this card. I love the blues, yellows and silver. Although, I didn’t use the blue and yellow sequins for this card, I did use the silver confetti sequins which SpiegelMom Scraps sell separately as Mirror Mirror on the Wall Sequins. To start, I masked and inked the background with mint, red and yellow inks with a foam applicator. That background panel was set aside to dry.

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Last week I had so much fun using the Shimmerz Paints Dazzlerz Lemon Drop paste on my “Hello Sunshine” card and so, this week, I decided that I wanted to play with paste again. For this card, I used the Gummy Berry Blue paste and I think it’s the perfect color to replace the blue sequins from the Varsity Sequins Mix. Every time I make a thank you card, I always have to include some kind of hearts. That’s just me. I always want the card to appear like its saying “thank you from the bottom of my heart.” 🙂 I took out the Simon Says Stamp Tiny Spaced Hearts stencil and placed it over a mini glassine bag. I spread the paste evenly and set this bag aside to dry.  @stampingsmilesdesigns @spiegelmomscraps @jodyspiegelhoff

I stamped the two birdies, colored them with Copic Markers and carefully fussy cut them out. The images are from Lawn Fawn Chit Chat stamp set. I die-cut a white tag from Simon Says Stamp Large Tags Craft Die and printed a sentiment through my inkjet laser printer. I used SpiegelMom Scraps Navy Burlap Strings to tie the tag. Once everything was dried, I assembled everything to its place and finished the card off by scattering some silver confetti sequins from SpiegelMom Scraps Varsity Sequin Mix and added a Studio Calico Speech Bubble Wood Veneer on top of the bag.

 I had so much fun playing with these fun embellishments from SpiegelMom Scraps! These are just a few ideas to use SpiegelMom Scraps embellishments on your cards, but there are so much more you can do with them! I hope these cards inspired you to get busy in your craft room! If you want to see the full supplies list for these two cards, you can visit my blog post here. Thank you so much for stopping by! Enjoy the rest of your week!

 Supplies Used From SpiegelMom Scraps Etsy Shop:

Silver Stardust Confetti

Varsity Sequins Mix

Mini Glassine Bag

Studio Calico Speech Bubble Wood Veneers

Navy Burlap String

Shimmerz Paints Dazzlerz Gummy Berry Blue