You are a Star by Rachel Lowe:

Well today is my last share as a guest designer for Speigelmom Scraps and I have had such fun creating with the wonderful sequin mixes.

It is all about a boy today!

I have used Pink Paislee Paige Evans Turn the Page collection.

I have also used her hexagon cut file available at the Silhouette design store.

I also used a star cut file to create my white stars.

I have used the Happy Happy Winter sequin mix but did not include the burgundy sequins.

I made my star shaker first.

Cut one star whole (this is the back of your star.

Cut another five but this time cutting a smaller star in the centre.

Set one aside.

Glue the four stars on top of each other.

Then glue the four stars to the back whole star.

Now put your sequins in the centre, do not over fill or the sequins will not be able to move around the star.

I then cut a star by hand using acetate (you could use vellum) and glued to the top of my star.

Now with the last star you set aside glue on top of the acetate star.

Now you have a sequin shaker!

I used a striped paper from Turn the Page collection and backed the hexagon.

I had to add some machine sewing!

Then I added my sequin star, varying shaped white card stock stars and finished off with some more machine sewing on the stars.

I then added my title and balanced my layout with some embellishments.

So glad my nail polish matched my sequins lol!

Thank you for stopping by today and it has been fun sharing my layouts with you all and show casing the wonderful products in Speigelmom Scraps shop!

xXx

Tuesday Talent

Tuesday's Talent

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.

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The shaker frame was so easy to make.

  1.  Adhered a piece of plastic (I used a piece of a page protector) to the backside of the chipboard frame.
  2.  Attached foam tape (I didn’t have any so I used foam squares) alone the four edge.
  3. Place sequins inside.
  4. Stamp image/sentiment to pattern paper that is the same size as frame
  5. adhere backing to frame.

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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.

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Thanks for stopping by and I hoped I showed you that sequins / shaker boxes can be used on guy cards.

 

Tuesday Talent

Tuesday's Talent

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 SequinsChunky 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.

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Hello Lovely card with matching envelope seal.

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.

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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.

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Thank you for stopping by and I hope I have inspired you to try something new.

Pocket Pal Letter with GD Renee Joy!

Hi there, scrappy friends… I hope your week is off to a good start. This week I thought I would do something a bit different.  I thought it would be fun to create a pocket letter.  It’s kind of like pocket page scrapbooking and a letter all in one.  Big thanks to Heidi Swapp and Janette Lane for their page inspiration. I bet some of you have already tried it.  I am liking it a lot and can’t wait to do more.  Let me share this one with you!

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I really had a good time selecting paper and embellishments for this project. SpiegelMom Scraps was just perfect for this!! I know that you will love these goodies just as much as I do!! Since this pocket letter is being given to someone really special, I wanted to describe her in the best way I could. I think this pic is a good start….love those doilies!!

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Oh, by the way, I am giving this letter to my daughter. She has seen the layout; so far, she does not suspect a thing. Here’s hoping I can pull this off 😉  I hid a little note in the doily that you see in the middle below. I just had to remember not to glue it shut 🙂

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I loved how the words on the paper fit perfectly for my daughter. This next photo does just that and gave me a chance to to leave a little sentiment, too!

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I thought it would be cool to share some of my goodies with her so I created a pocket from a tag….I filled it with hearts and stars; then, I sealed it with washi tape so nothing would spill out. Yes, I stuffed it! Oh, if it looks like there is a bit too much washi on the tag that’s because I wanted to share. That is what I love about washi tape….it lifts right off! It comes in really handy when you want to keep your sequins and confetti in the pockets, too. Washi creates a great seal.

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When you are ready to send off your pocket letter, it will fit nicely inside of a regular legal size envelope unless you stuffed it like I did. You can also put goodies in the pockets, too 🙂

Here are the goodies I enjoyed using:

Paper-Heidi Swapp and Craft Smith
Black Sequins
Gold Confetti
Silver Confetti
Doilies
Washi Tape
Hearts
Tag
Stars

It is so much fun visiting SpiegelMom Scraps. Thank you again, Jody!!

Have a great week everyone. ‘See you next week 🙂

Happy Scrapping,

Renee Joy