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

FAB FRIDAY’S: FAM LIFE

Hello everyone! This is my first blog post for the SpiegalMom DT and I am super excited!  The layout I am bringing you today is a traditional layout about family and we all know how that goes! Lol.  Anyway this is a photo of my daughter and her husband who are in the faded background and their two children in the front.  Taken in beautiful Monterey California, you just can’t go wrong with a photo shoot at the beach. 

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I just love the colors in this layout and those sequins are right on the spot!  I used the Spiegelmom scraps Wedding Bells sequins and glued them where they dropped.

I used Tombo Mono Multi glue because when it dries, it dries into a matt finish. I also used some ink in Glass Slipper from SC with a stencil of hearts, which gave it a tone on tone look.

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My favorite part about this layout is the hidden journaling, which I used a large Glassine bag to hold a 4X6 journaling card and glued it to the back of the photo, added a tab, and labeled it NOTE, so that you can retrieve the journaling card.  I have done this technique before when I had a layout that was too busy for journaling or when I just want to hide the words.  It’s another way of keeping your journaling private.

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IMG_297413667858_10210550703710459_4576055532417626394_oThank you so much for stopping by and make sure that you check out the Spiegelmom shop for  more goodies and I will be back next week for another 12×12 layout. Oh! Be sure to use my coupon code Felicia15 to receive a 15% discount on your purchases!  Have an awesome day!

June’s Special Guest is….

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…..SpiegelMom herself!!  Hey everyone, Jody here today and I’m your guest designer this lovely month of June!  I thought it would be fun in preparation for the SpiegelMom Scraps 6 year anniversary month in July to hang out on the blog more this month so you can get to know me better.

So, here’s a little about me!  I’m Jody!  I’m a full time workin’ Mama with a super busy family life and some crazy kiddos!  I’ve been a crafter since I was a little girl and but really dove into this hobby in about 2003.  I went to my first Stampin Up! workshop with my BFF Jenn and was hooked.  From there I quickly fell in love with scrapbooking and never looked back.  I was an independent consultant for Memory Works from 2006 until they closed their doors in 2013.  I was on their Design Team and loved so many things about that company!  

In 2010 I started SpiegelMom Scraps and ran my business on Etsy for several years, connecting with so many wonderful crafters all over the world!  From there, I was one of the founders of Clique Kits and fell even more in love with this hobby.  My time were was an amazing journey.  Last February I stepped down as I had to move forward with many things in my family life and SMS. Now, things are busy as ever and I’m looking forward to this summer! 

My family will be moving this summer and I’m very excited to get into our new home!  I can’t wait to set up my craft studio, video filming & photography area and the kids craft area!!  Besides my kitchen, that area will be my favorite place in our home!  I’ll give you a tour after it’s done!  

Ok my friends, enough about me for today and on with my layout!  Today I’m sharing one of a few layouts I created with the Pink Paislee Fancy Free collection.  I used the pretty ombre teal background as my base and cut a bunch of those beautiful butterflies from The Cut Shoppe!  I’ve really been trying to stretch my papers lately and cut files make it so easy!!  This awesome file is from the Love Everlasting cut file collection, which you can find here. I think my favorite thing about the butterflies is how the cut file compliments the stained glass in my photo. 

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I used this lovely cut file to compliment the entire feel of the photo & layout. Besides that, I wanted to emphasize the word ‘you’ so I painted on some Dazzlerz texture paste in Coral Me Crazy and love how it turned out! 

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Here’s a close up of the glassine bag sequin pocket I created as a photo matte. I love how the glassine bag softens the sequins just enough ❤️

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Here are some other fabulous places to find yourself some FREE cut files.  

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Clique Kits

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For those that don’t have a Silouette or other digital cutting machine, be sure to check out Crafty Jen Schow’s YouTube channel also!  She’s talks about using the files even without those machines. Here’s a link to a video that talks about print and cut files HERE.

Thanks so much for visiting the blog tonight! I hope you’ll check out the other sites & products linked in this post.  

Do something creative tonight!

Jody 

Hello Mini Cards

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Ka here to wish you a Happy Hump Day and share some mini Hello cards with you. It’s always nice to have some Hello cards on hand for a quick note to wish your friends a happy day or simply just to say Hello! I love these smaller size cards because I find it incredibly useful to just stamp a tiny encouraging sentiment or write a small note or add an inspiring quote to brighten someone’s day. I love to make and have a stash of these on hand for those last minute occasion!

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For all the cards, I inked up the flower stamp from the Neat and Tangled Hand Stitched stamp set with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. After that I colored in the images with Copic Markers and added a coat of shimmer with the Wink of Stella Glitter Brush Marker Pen. Once I finished coloring in the images, I cut them out and assembled everything together on the card bases with some yellow thread and sequins. The sentiments are from the Altenew Label Love stamp set.

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For the bags, I folded some White Lace Paper Doilies over some glassine bags and tied some yellow bakers twine over it. I added Pink and White Felt-Fetti Heart Die Cuts as a last finishing touch.

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I hope you’ve enjoyed this daily dose of inspiration and hopefully you will create some mini cards to have on hand for those last minute occasion. Don’t forget to head over to the SpiegelMom Scraps Shop to pick up some of these supplies to make your own mini cards too!

Until next time,
Ka

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

Creating Sequin Shaker Pockets

Happy Memorial Day Weekend everyone!  Today I’m bringing back a little tutorial that I did a few years ago and still LOVE it!  Below I have several step by step pictures on how I create some of my sequin shaker pockets.  It’s super easy and fun!  These little shaker pockets add a very fun element to you scrapbook pages, mini albums, Project Life and cards.  Here’s what I started with.  Pictured:  Aleene’s Tackey Glue, mini glassine bag, Gold Garland Confetti Sequins and Fairytale Sequins

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In the photo gallery below, you can click on each photo to enlarge it.  When you do, you’ll see that I turned my mini glassine bag upside down and cut the back open with one cut down the middle and two small cuts going towards the edges (by not all the way).  Then, I randomly spread some Aleene’s Tacky glue along the inside and sprinkled one of my favorite sequins mixes, Fairytale!!  Then, I put some glue along the top of the glassine on the inside so no sequins could sneak out then closed the back of the bag and taped it shut.  Easy peasy!!

After creating this sequin shaker pocket I created this layout!  I used the fabulous Heidi Swapp line, Hello Today.  I have the full 12×12″ paper pad and love every single sheet!  I used the yellow paper with dots as my background, then trimmed down the star paper to 11×11″.  Since I already created a few things with this line, I had several decent sized pieces of patterned papers already cut so I used those to begin layering. 

I added some fun pink doilies from Michael’s Arts and Crafts store, Maggie Holmes gold glitter Thickers, some stickers from Allison Kreft & Amy Tangerine and a few other little odds and ends 🙂                          And here are two sizes of the glassine bags I have in my shop!  These are by far the most popular for making my sequin shaker pockets, little treat bags, embellishment holders and more!  Last Christmas I even made an Advent Calendar!

Thank you for spending your time with me today!  I hope you’ll be creating some sequin shaker pockets of your own!   Here are a few links to help get you started today!  You can check out a fun YouTube video from my channel which shows you how I’ve created them in the past with confetti.  

CLICK HERE FOR THE VIDEO.    SpiegelMom Scraps Sequins      SpiegelMom Scraps Glassine Bags

Be sure to check back on Monday for some fabulous news right here!!!!

Do something creative today!

~ Jody