To create this foiled and embossed textured paper it is super easy to do and there is no need for any foiling machine.
First, you need to apply a thin layer of dimensional paste to cardstock, make sure it is covered completely. Let it dry to about 5 minutes or a little longer, it should be tacky. Apply the foil and run it through an embossing machine with the your embossing folder of choice. Remove the foil sheet. If it didn’t cover everything you wanted just grab a new piece of foil and press it onto the spots.
The best way to adhere the string and sequins is to use a fine tip application glue bottle with your favorite liquid adhesive.
Don’t forget to make sure the outside of the envelope matches the card. Create a custom envelop seal with leftover scraps and a circle punch.
Last weekend we had our big SCRAP IT OFF blog hop and received so many sweet comments! Thank you so much to everyone who hopped along with us! I’m excited to announce THREE winners from the comments left on all the blogs!
“karla1229” won the entire Shimelle Star Shine Collection!
“Trisha Gail” won the collections of Shimmerz Paints Products!
“Adrienne’s INKlings” won the EZ Runner Grand tape runner!
Please email Jody at SpiegelMom@gmail.com to claim your prizes. You have 7 days or your prize will be forfeited and retained for the next giveaway.
**We have a special treat for you this month! Khristina has created a FREE cut file for you all to use and it’s perfect for summer time scrapping! Just right click on it below and save it to your computer, and then create a project with it this month. You can link up below using the fun linky tool right at the bottom of this post. A random winner will be chosen on September 1st!
Thank you for spending your time with us today! You know the drill to be in the running for the $10.00 shop credit …. be sure to leave comments on all the blogs to be entered! You have through August 4th to comment and enter. Sharing on social media will also earn you an extra entry. Just leave another comment letting us know where you shared the blog hop event.
Now, you’ll be heading over to Jody’s blog. So either get cozy at home or sneak away for a break at work and enjoy the hop!! Shhhh we won’t tell 🙂
Happy INSD 2016!! We hope you’re having a great day so far! Your day is about to get tons better with some beautiful creative inspiration for you. Today, the Sparklers have created some FAB projects PLUS we have a special Canadian guest with us. Please be sure to say hello to Ashley Abelson, much better known as Sparkly Canadian Crafty Girl on Instagramand YouTube. This girl is super creative and extra sweet! Be sure to follow her (linked above).
Here’s my layout to celebrate International Scrapbooking Day!! This was by far the fussiest layout I’ve done in a long time. I used a Jillibean Soup die cut background and filled all those lovely circles with the new 6X6″ Pink Fresh Studio Felicity collection. That was the fussy part!! I also created a few little shaker pockets within my layout with the Spring Blooms & Silver Stars Sequins. I created these little sequin pockets using recycled clear packaging and popped up the entire layout using craft foam. After I cut all the paper circles, the rest of the layout came together very quickly.
I hope you enjoyed my fussy cutting and sequin shaker inspiration today! Now you’re on to the fabulous Laura’s blog!
Did you know we have a creative community you can join?! We’d love to have you join our interactive & inspiring Scrapbook Facebook Group, 15 Minutes to Scrap! Just look us up on Facebook & request to join. We’d love to get to know you there.
** Katty’s giveaway reminder! Have you entered yet? Check out her post HERE for all the juicy details!!
There’s also a big prize to be won this weekend! Be sure to comment on all the blog today to be entered to win a $20 credit to the Scrap Shop! Happy hopping friends!!
Hello everyone and welcome to February’s blog hop, aka SpiegelMom’s Scrapbook Skippings! Today is extra special because I’m not only revealing the new sequin mixes for this quarter, but I’m also welcoming most of my new Design Team in their first team blog hop! I say most because the lovely Amy Lee will be leaving us after today. I’m very sad to see her go… but this girl is going many creative places! I’m looking forward to following her creative journey and I wish her all the best!!
As a bonus for today’s blog hop, I’m also giving away THREE prizes this month to some lucky blog-hoppers who comment on all the blogs. You have through February 5th to enter. The prizes include custom 2 notebooks from May Designs, 6×6″ Crate Paper pad with embellishments and huge mystery prize package!! Drooling yet?? Let’s get this scrappy party started! Here are the new sequins this quarter.
Pinky Pie Pinks
Believe in You
Your entire line up for today’s hop is below. Each of the Sparkler’s names is a direct link to their creative blogs.
I decided to create a two page Project Life style spread for you and I really love how it turned out. I like to keep my PL spreads simple, with splashes of embellishments and sparkle. This way, the focus stays on my photos. This summer my husband and I took our three youngest daughters on a fun little photo shoot to our land where we’re currently building our home and around the town where we live. I incorporated a few of my favorite products and created fun sequin pockets along the 2×12″ section of the the WRMK pocket page protectors. I wasn’t sure how I was going to use it, but thought sequins was perfect along with using my Fuse Tool!
See those little foiled hearts in the sequin pockets? Those were foiled using the Heidi Swapp MINC Mini. The starter kit comes with several toner sheets that you can die cut or use with your paper punches. Such an awesome tool to have your scrappy arsenal!! I also created a fun little sequin shaker using a small glassine bag, Hearts on Fire sequins and some lovely black glitter Thickers from Pink Fresh Studio.
Another one of my favorite products are the felt die cuts. Birds of a Feather felt die cuts are such beauties and come in a variety of colors, shapes and sizes. As you can see, I added the white Felt-Fetti Hearts right onto my photos as simple accents. I just used tacky glue to adhere them.
Thank you for spending your time with us today! I’d love for you be in the running for one of the 3 prizes I’m giving away. Please be sure to leave comments on all the blogs to be entered! Now, you’ll be heading over to Laura’s blogwhere she’s sure to knock your creative socks right off!!! She always inspires me for sure. Happy hopping 🙂
Hello, hello!! Jody here today and oh how I’ve missed blogging! As you have probably seen, I’ve been busting my butt behind the scenes these last few months getting ready for big things in 2016. The first big thing was the tripling of my Design Team, The Sparklers!! They are a fabulous bunch of ladies from around the globe!! I hope you had a chance to check the Design Team reveal posts HERE and HERE.
Today, I’m sharing a Project Life spread I’ve been playing around with for the last few days. These photos are from the first day of school this year and now that I’m looking at them here, Sari is taller.. up to my neck!! I need to put a brick on that girl’s head to slow her down!! Sheesh.. ok mommy rant over.
I’m using the We R Memory Keepers photo sleeves and really love them. They’re thicker plastic than the Project Life sleeves, which is HUGE for me. I’ve ripped too many of the PL brand ones because I tend to like chunky embellishments and it’s tough to squeeze them into the pockets. I really do try to keep my pocket pages pretty simple. It doesn’t always happen, but it’s thought that counts for me LOL!! I am trying to get caught up after all… eh’em….
Another thing I’ve been working on lately is using the papers in my stash. This can definitely be a challenge though because by the time I have a couple papers left in a collection or some larger scraps to work with, most or all of the coordinating embellishments have been used up. Adding those little details are what I absolutely love to do and that’s when I reach for the unique embellishments from the Scrap Shopright here! Whether it’s cork, sequins,felt die cuts or another fun embellishment, I always have something thats just right.
Below, I’ve added the Chunky Cork Hearts to the bottom middle pocket and really love the contrast and texture they add. They have the perfect earthy feel that works well with all the colors on the page.
Thanks so much for stopping in today! I hope you’ve enjoyed my back to school spread today. If you’re interested, I’ve linked the products from my Scrap Shop below.
... the next four Sparklers on this beautiful Monday morning! Yesterday you met Amy Lee, Sarah McClellan, Ka Slagoski and Yuliya Khudyakova. I know you’re going to be inspired by their creative projects and personalities. Each of their names are linked to their blogs so be sure to follow them there also!
Next, I’d love for your meet Lea Biccelli! This girl has some mad mixed media and scrapbooking skills for sure. Lea brings a whole new level to SpiegelMom Scraps and I’m looking forward to having her design for me this year. Here are a couple of her recent project and her personal social media accounts. Check her out!
My 6th DT Sparkler is a beloved YouTuber, who I just adore watching. Please welcome Katty Miranda!! This girl stole my creative heart and has a beautiful knack for layering and rocking ephemera! Here are a couple of my favorite projects her hers & where you can follow her on social media.
Next up, please put your hands together for the fabulous Laura Rumble!!! I found Laura last year and absolutely adore her! She creates with papers, fabric, ribbon and more which always inspired me. Laura’s layouts are stunning and creative. Here are couple of my favorite projects of hers and where you can follow her on social media.
And finally, but definitely NOT least is the super talented Anna Sigga!! This girl blew me away with her versatile scrapbooking skills, use of watercolor and coloring of stamped images. Her style is refreshing and inspiring. Check out her social media accounts and a couple of her recent projects!!
Now that you’ve been introduced to the whole Sparklers Design Team, be sure to follow them on their social media accounts so you don’t miss a creative beat from them. They are active on other design teams, Facebook groups and more, so they’re sure to inspire you all week long.
Watch for the Sparklers to start their regular blog posts in February. In the mean time, I’d love for you to stop by new online Scrap Shop and check out all the new products in stock, with even more coming soon! Just click on the ‘Scrap Shop’ link in the menu bar above, or in the drop down menu on your mobile device.
See you soon and thank you for spending your time with us today!
… a new 2016 Sparklers Design Team!! But first, I’d like to thank my 2015 Sparklers for being so awesome! Kat Benjamin, Louise Forsythand Charity Feit, thank you for the bottom of my heart for your time and creativity last year. You girls were wonderful and easy to work with! Thank you tons!!
Now for the moment so many have been anxiously waiting for, please welcome the 2016 Sparklers Design Team!! I’m so incredibly excited for this team and all their fabulous talent. Over the next two days, you’ll meet them all and later they’ll tell you more about themselves in their first blog posts as Sparklers DT members. Check them out!
I’m so crazy excited for my new Design Team and all the talent they have to offer. They are a wonderful blend of card makers, mixed media mavens, scrapbooking sensations and project life professionals. Now, I’d like to take the next two days to properly introduce them to all of you. The first four will be spotlighted today and the next four will be spotlighted here tomorrow. Plus, you’ll get to know them and see some of their creative talents that I love so very much.
First up is Amy Lee (otherwise known as The Craft Bunny). We began our crafty adventure together on Etsy and haven’t looked back. This lovely lady has been crafting and making cards like crazy for months. Her YouTube channel is a big hit and growing by the day. I just love hearing her walk her viewers through how she creates her projects. Here are a few of her cards that I just adore and where you can find Amy on social media:
Next, I’d love for you to meet Sarah McClellan! You may have seen her creative and fun YouTube channel or in a few of the scrapbooking Facebook groups out there. This girl’s spunk and creative style really captured by eye last fall. She can certainly work the Heidi Swapp, sequins and anything layered like a scrapbook rock star! Here are a couple of my favorites from Sarah so far. She rocks the photography and the overall layouts! You can also find Sarah here:
The next Sparkler you’re going to adore is Ka Slagoski. Her mad card making skills caught my eye right away on her IG and I was hooked! Her clean style and beautiful use of stamps and dies are what many card makers strive to achieve. When I see a card by Ka, I think of the lovely Jennifer McGuire, who my daughters and I LOVE. Here are a couple of Ka’s cards and her social media accounts.
And finally, to wrap up today’s Design Team reveal, is the talented Yuliya Khudyakova. I absolutely love her beautiful minimalist, creative style. Her layouts pack a lot of visual impact with her use of white space, watercolor and embellishments. Here are just a couple of her layouts and where you can find her on social media.
Whew, that’s just the start of my Design Team reveal! Don’t forget to stop back tomorrow for the next four ladies I’ll spotlight. The Sparklers Design Team is going to work hard to inspire and captivate you with their creative processes, tutorials, videos and more. This team was chosen for you!
I have one more surprise reveal today…. 6 new sequins blends in my new online shop HERE. These beautiful blends will coordinate seamlessly with the new scrapbook releases from My Minds Eye, Bella Blvd, Simple Stories, Shimelle and more.
Believe In You
Thank you for spending your time with us today! The Sparklers and I hope you’ll join us on this adventure of paper crafting & we cannot wait to inspire you along the way. Each of the Sparklers will have their own discount code to share with you all. Be sure to follow their personal accounts and support their creative adventures too.