Hello again! I am back with my last post as the October guest designer and for today’s layout I am focusing on the gorgeous Sugar Maple sequins. I fell in love with these the moment that I saw them and really wanted to create a page showcasing these gorgeous sequins.
To begin, I stitched in messy circles on cardstock in gold thread. Once I decided where my photo and the large embellishment cluster would be placed, I the sequins around the stitching making sure to space out the various colors. To adhere the sequins I used Ranger Multi Matte Medium on the smaller sequins and glue dots on the leaves.
Glorious Days Vibez is a gorgeous shade of gold and was the perfect addition on the page. I sprinkled a bit on the background and the die cuts to add further depth to the page.
If you are interested I have linked my process video below. In the video I tell more about the process as well as the story behind the photo. Thanks again for joining me today and special thanks to Jody for having me as the October guest designer. Have a wonderful day!
I used several Felicity Jane kits for the papers and embellishments for this layout. Once I settled on the color scheme, the layout came together fairly quickly. Adhering a few sequins down the edge of my photo is one of my favorite go-to techniques when it comes to sequins. It doesn’t take a lot to make a big impact on your page.
If you have never tried modeling paste through stencils, this is the perfect one to purchase. The texture of white on white amazing, especially in person. For this layout I chose to use a geometric stencil because I felt like the graphic nature of the triangles worked well with the dots and lines on the patterned papers.
Adhering the tiny stars was easier than I thought, and I found that using Scotch Tacky Adhesive worked well. It dries clear which is a huge plus. I love the combination of the silver stars and the holographic sequins. They are so versatile and can be used for so many different projects.
Thanks so much for joining me today, and I hope that you have a great week!
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.
I love to take bits and pieces to create a cluster which helps draws the eye in to the title area. As you can see here I have felties, cork, string and papers which adds a lot of texture without a lot of bulk, which takes up less room in albums.
To give the embossed cardstock this shine I applied a thin layer of the Dazzlerz. I came across a cool technique the Dazzlerz can be used in. It can exactly be used as an adhesive for foil sheets. Apply a thin layer of the paste to the cardstock, let it get to the tacky stage, maybe five minutes, rub the foil in the area you want and remove. You should be left with something that looks like this.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed this fun technique in how to incorporated the Dazzlerz into your crafty work.
Hello, everyone! My name is Jessica and I’m super excited to be guest designing for the month of December for Jody and SpiegelMom Scraps! A little background about me before we get on to the first project- I love a good craft but most of the things I get crafty with are made for my planner. Yes, I’m one of those crazed planner girls and I share all my decorated weeks and projects on Instagram. I know a lot of projects in here include cards and Project Life projects, but I thought it’d be awesome to show you how I utilize some of Jody’s gorgeous sequin mixes to create fun accessories for the notebooks that hold your life!
In the planner world, “shaker pocket dashboards” have become THE thing to have in your ring bound planners. Whether it be for an A5, Personal, or Pocket Size, these are a fantastic way to add some sparkle, shine, and pizazz to your planner. So many shop owners on Etsy are starting to create and sell these in their shops, but they’re super easy and fun to make yourself. So today I’ll show you how you can make a Winter Wonderland themed shaker dashboard!
Here’s what you’ll need/what I used. Remember, these are completely customizable, so these materials are just a guide of inspiration and you can use almost anything!
– Project Life 4×6 Fuse Pockets (or whichever size will fit your planner)
– Hole punch (I used a Diary one to create the evenly spaced out 6!)
The first thing you’re going to want to do is cut off the extra plastic on the pocket. You can totally leave it, seal the pocket there and hole punch the excess, but I find it fits nice later on when you punch into the pocket. When that’s done you want to take the snowflake embellishments (they’re essentially 3D stickers, and stick them randomly onto the inside of the pocket! TIP: Make sure you’re holding the pocket with the opening to the left of you, so that you don’t accidentally create an upside down shaker, although in this case it doesn’t really matter, too much! The reason I’m inserting these embellishments is so that when all the sequins and glitter fall, these 3D stickers can keep the pocket looking full and busy, rather than empty at the top with a puddle of sparkle at the bottom!
Next comes the fun part- taking your batches of sprinkles, glitters, and sequins to mix your own combo! For this particular shaker, I separated the smallest snowflakes from the SpiegelMom Scraps ‘Blizzard Mix’ and put them into a mini plastic bag. Then, into that same mini bag, I added a sprinkling of the Recollections Silver tiny beads, along with the SpiegelMom Scraps ‘Silver Stardust’ sequins. I kept adding little by little until I got a combo I liked. I also found a small batch of midnight blue mini sequins that I threw in as well to add some more color. Seal up the mini bag and shake it up. If you’re happy with the way it looks all mixed together, you can move on to pouring it into the fuse pocket and sealing that bad boy up!
I used the Project Life ‘Fuse Tool’ to seal up the edge of the pocket and made the mix of sequins was lying at the edge to avoid it getting stuck. Then I fused another line about 1/2 an inch away from the original fuse. This is so we can hole punch that are and not have to worry about sequins and glitter flying out! As you can see, when I went in with my diary punch, I punch it all crooked. *sigh* No crafter is perfect. So instead of losing my mind and tossing this in the bin, I realized that I could just washi the edge and then repunch, which is exactly what I did, et voila! If anything, the washi really brings the whole theme of the shaker dashboard together!
And there you have it! Your very own shaker pocket dashboard to dazzle your crafter/planner friends! It’s a really fun activity to DIY. It takes no time at all once you get the hang of it! Thanks so much for having me today, and I’ll see you guys next week with another fun project for the planner gal in you!
You can find SpiegelMom Scraps sequin mixes in the project linked here:
Hello again SpiegelMom Scraps fans! It’s Sarah again, on the blog, for my final project for November. As I said last week, I made something Christmassy! I geared up and got in the Christmas mood last Wednesday when I made my test Christmas card and shared it on Facebook and Instagram. Here is the card I made! I used cards, envelopes, and ephemera from the new Heidi Swapp line from Joann’s called Oh What Fun. I used a 4″ Gold Foil Doily and Gold Garland Confetti from SpiegelMom Scrap Shop. Heidi even “liked” it on Instagram and commented on it! Very exciting! Continuing in the Christmas spirit, I have three different Christmas projects to share with you today!First is a vellum goodie bag from Cosmo Cricket. I sealed the bag shut with a 4″ Gold Foil Doily. Then I made a 3×4 shaker pocket with an old pocket photo sheet protector and filled it with Poppin’ Pink Flurries, Gold Garland Confetti, and a few 1/4″ gold sequins from my stash. I added a couple of the soon-to-be-in-the-shop Birds Of A Feather white felt feathers. Then I layered on a gold foil snowflake, a Basic Grey Juniper Berry kraft tag, and the “believe” die cut from the Oh What Fun Heidi Swapp collection.
Here is a close up of the goodie bag for more detail. I also added a wood veneer snowflake on top from Michael’s and a few wood veneer stars from Studio Calico in the shaker pocket.Here is goodie bag number two! This time it is a kraft colored bag also from Cosmo Cricket. I embellished it in the same way as the first, making a 3×4 sequin pocket and piling on the ephemera. This time I used another soon-to-be-in-the-shop sequin mix called Christmas Wishes. Here is a close up of the goodie bag. I also tucked a few wood veneer stars from Studio Calico in the shaker pocket. Such a fun way to use a sequin mix! The new Heidi Swapp collection is such a great match for the new sequin mixes in the shop!
My last item is a gift tag. I once again used the Heidi Swapp Oh What Fun collection. The foundation of the tag is a 4×6 sequin pocket that I made using the same technique as in the goodie bags. I filled it with the new Holiday Happiness mix which will be in the shop very soon! On top I added a gold foil frame from my stash. I also used a Queen & Co. chipboard star and punched a 2″ gold glitter circle for layering. I tucked in a beautiful Birds Of A Feather white felt feather and added tiny letter stickers from Crate Paper After Dark.
I have had so much fun this month creating projects for SpiegelMomScrapShop! A BIG thank you to Jody for asking me to be her guest designer for November! I had never done anything like this before and it has been an exciting leaning experience for me! I look forward to joining the big SpiegelMomScraps blog hop on December 1st! See you then!
Hello SpiegelMom Scraps fans! It’s Sarah on the blog again, today, bringing you my second guest designer project. It is a two page, Project Life, layout of our Halloween festivities. I usually do one, two page, Project Life layout per week, but when there are special events or holidays, I will do an extra two pages for it!
I used papers, stickers, and a 12×12 cut-apart sheet from the Crate Paper After Dark collection. The After Dark collection included a Spooky Glitter Thicker pack that has shapes and phrases that I just had to use! I was lucky enough to get a sewing machine from my mother-in-law this week, so I’ve used it on a lot of the cards. I think adding stitched elements to your layouts adds amazing texture!
Here we have my title card. I layered one of the 4″ Gold Foil Doilies under a tag and layered on Yellow Felt-Fetti Hearts,Midnight Felt Stars, and Studio Calico Wood Veneer Stars.
I created a shaker pocket using half a packet of the Trick or Treat Sequin Mix! I used my Fuse tool to seal it shut!
I absolutely love the Super Stars Cork embellies! They are the perfect size for Project Life, just like most of the goodies in the shop! Here I layered one under a word sticker! I also love to do this with larger enamel dots!
Here you can see a close up of the machine stitched boarder. I used another one of the 4″ Gold Foil Doilies and added a label sticker from Crate Paper After Dark. I piled on the Studio Calico Wood Veneer and Super Star Cork stars. I also used a bit of Heidi Swapp Color Shine in gold.
I layered on the felt, cork, and wood hearts and stars on this card! To add some texture, I looped several strands of gold thread and stapled them in place!
Well, that’s all from me today! I hope that I can inspire you to get those memories scrapped. However you document your memories, Jody will have just the right elements in her shop to help you make your projects shine! I can’t wait to create another project to share with you next week!
Hi everyone! Hope you’re having a wonderful day! Today my card is showcasing gold sequins and silver confetti from SpiegelMom Scraps.
This design came to me when I was planning some wall arts at home. I was aspiring my ideal gallery wall and turned them into a card. My main colors are black, white and gold. I also incorporated some marble patterns to enhance the fashionista feel. I ended up LOVING this crisp and clean design.
First, I added some gold color and splatters onto the white background using Heidi Swapp Color Shine in Gold.
Then, I created the mini arts one by one. I used my Spellbinders nesting oval dies to create an oval frame for the Eiffel Tower art (print out). I then stamped the sentiment onto my marble piece (also print out). The stamp set I used was The Shoe Wardrobe from The Ton.
I cut out 2 rectangular frames using my craft knife. The small one was adhered onto a black background, then embellished with a white enamel dot. For the large one, I made it into a mini shaker using SpiegelMom Scrap’s Gold Rush Sequins and Mirror Mirror on the Wall Sequins. The images in the frame were stamped using the same stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and Delicata Gold ink. I absolutely love the mini shaker art!
Finally, I assembled the card together with glossy accents and fun foam. That finishes the card for today! Below are some other variations. If you’d like to see the process, refer to the video above. Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day!
Hi ladies and gents! Today I’m bringing to you a series of perfume bottle cards. I’ve been itching to make something like this but there doesn’t seem to be any perfume bottle stamps out there. So I’m going to make my own!
I started by searching for various perfume bottle images on Google. I replaced the brand names with sentiments and friends’ names. I used some special fonts to add character to the perfume bottles. Here are some of the fonts I used: MA Sexy, Papyrus and Noodle Script. Then I printed them out and fussy-cut them.
I kept the perfume bottles black and white and created colorful backgrounds to highlight them. All the backgrounds are created with acrylic paints using different techniques – paint splattering, smooching and regular painting. I was just playing by ear.
I added washi tape to ground the focal point of the card. Finally, I finished the cards with sequins from SpiegelMomScrapShopand daisy cabochons from craftsutopia (ETSY). The sequins complement the colored background very well. I love the effect! The daisy cabochon reminds me of Marc Jacobs so I added it to the perfume bottle and it looked really cute.
I hope you like these cards as much as I do. Please clickHEREif you’d like to see the process video. Have a wonderful day!
Hello everyone! I cannot believe October has finally arrived! Here in Southeastern Wisconsin the weather is turning cooler and Fall is in the air, which I love! I also absolutely adore my guest designer this month, Amy Lee aka The Craft Bunny! We ‘met’ through Etsy and I’m so happy we did. Amy’s YouTube channel is lovely and growing more and more every week. Please give a warm SpiegelMom Scraps welcome to Amy this month!
Hi there! My name is Amy Lee. I am the October Guest Designer forSpiegelMomScrapShop. I have a YouTube channel calledTheCraftBunny. This is actually my VERY FIRST time in a Guest Design Team and I am so EXCITED!
Today, I am sharing an anime inspired card featuring some awesome sequins from SpiegelMom Scraps. I have always loved anime as a child. Their screen effects were extremely glamorous and very pretty. So in this project, I decided to channel my favorite anime memories into card making.
To start off, I stamped my Gorjuss Girl image in black, paper pierced her dress and then colored the rest with my color pencils. To make her even more realistic, I added a magic circle image from Google Images. I also made her a magic wand using a painted toothpick and some embellishments in my stash.
The card front background was created using pink, yellow and lavender acrylic paints. Then I adhered the focal point of my card using foam tape and hot glue. Then, I embellished the card using some mulberry paper flowers and sequins from SpiegelMom Scraps. To match the color scheme, I used sequins fromSilver Sunrise Mix, Moonshine Delight, Gold RushandSunny Days. I love adding in elements from the same color family to add fullness to my project.For the inside of the card, I simply adhered some lace to prop up the card front. That’s it for this card! If you’d like to see more, please check out theprocess videoon myYoutube channel. A full list of supplies is also available there. Thanks for stopping by and I will see you next week!
Today we are bidding farewell to Ka Slagoski, our Tuesday’s Talent this month. I have seriously enjoyed Ka’s posts and every little detail on her cards! Thank you so much Ka. I’m forever your fan! I hope everyone enjoys, comments and shares Ka’s final guest designer post today.
Hello everyone! It’s Ka here with my final post as SpiegelMom Scraps September Guest Designer! I’ve had so much fun designing with Jody’s awesome products! I hope you’ve enjoyed my creations and thank you so much for all the sweet comments and support! And a special thank you to Jody for inviting me to be to be part of SpiegelMom Scraps!
For today’s post, I made a birthday card with a matching birthday tag. I absolutely adore owls and think they are just some of the cutest critters. I decided to use the adorable owls images from the “Hoo Loves You” set from Whimsy Stamps to create today’s projects. I started the card by die-cutting a white stitched rectangle panel and masking the stitched edges with masking tape. I then, placed a Heidi Swapp Stencil over it and applied some mint ink all over the entire panel. I added some gray ink by lightly sponging around the edges. To create the gray frame, I used the chisel end of a T4 Copic Marker to color in the masked stitches edges. This panel was adhered to a lavender card base. Next, I stamped the owls in gray ink and colored them with Copic Markers. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out. I popped the owls up using foam dimensional adhesives and added an aqua chevron twill ribbon to ground them. I pulled out a Studio Calico Speech Bubble Wood Veneer and stamped “have a” and “birthday” to the speech bubble in black ink and then popped the speech bubble with foam dimensional adhesive. As a finishing touch, I scattered some sequins from the Sunny Day Sequins and Blue Lagoon Sequins Mix from SpeigelMom Etsy Shop. I thought it be fun to create a matching tag for the birthday card above. I did some stencil work on one of the SpiegelMom Scraps Medium Shipping Tag and matted it with a gray cardstock. I customized the “woo-hoo!” sentiment using Avery Elle Elle’s Alphas and stamped the sentiment from Newton’s Nook Designs Newton’s Birthday Bash set. The owl and plum chevron twill ribbon were popped with foam dimensional adhesives. I finished the tag by adding the same mix of sequins as the card and tying yellow baker’s twine on top from SpiegelMom Scraps Etsy Shop.
I just love how this card and tag turned out! I hope you like them too and were inspired by today’s post! Thanks again for stopping by and don’t forget to stop by my blog. for the full list of supplies used to create today’s projects!
Hello SpiegelMom Fans! It’s Ka here to share two more cards with you! Today I am featuring gold products from SpiegelMom Scraps Etsy Shop. One of the most used metallic items in my stash is gold and second to it is silver. I love the different effects and looks of these metallic! They’re just so much fun!
Here is one of the gold products that I used on my card:
I decided to use the gold doily as a backdrop to help bring out the jar of bouquet. I know I didn’t do anything fancy to it, but I just love how it added the perfect shine to the card. The flowers from Avery Elle Petals and Stems set are stamped in pigment inks and carefully fussy cut. They were popped up on top of a jar which was also fussy cut from a patterned paper. The sentiment is from Lawn Fawn Our Friendship Grows stamp set. I finished the card by wrapping the jar twice with a pink burlap string and tying that into a little bow.
Next gold products are these sparkly sequins and confetti:
When it comes to these fun sparkling sequins, I thought a shaker card is called for. Since I wanted to create the look of a collection of shoes displayed in a store window at the mall, I decided to have the shoes stamped in two rows using Encore Gold pigment ink. I created the shaker using some Simon Says Stamp Stitched Squares Dies, an acetate sheet and the stamped panel of shoes from The Tons Stamps.
That is all for me today! Thanks for popping in and checking out these two cards! I hope you enjoyed them! And as always, if you like to see the full supplies list, clickHERE. I’ll be back here again next Tuesday to share even more cards using more SpiegelMom Scraps products!
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 shopand some cute critters from a couple of my favorite stamp companies.
“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.
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. “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.
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.
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!
Hello everyone! My name is Ka and I am beyond thrilled and honored to be a guest designer for Spiegelmom Scraps! I want to thank Jody for inviting me to guest design here and for all the awesome products she given me to create with. Every Tuesday, I’ll be sharing a card or two here for the month of September. Woo-hoo! Let me get started by sharing a little information about me, then we’ll move on to the cards. I am a longtime papercrafter who have dabbled in many forms of paper crafts, but my true passion is creating cute and whimsical cards. When I’m not paper-crafting, you’ll find me watching my favorite comedy TV shows, playing games at Dave & Buster, playing tennis, and hanging out with my husband, family and friends. 🙂
Now, let’s move on to today’s cards. This first card was so much fun to create. I fell in love with the Shimmerz Paint Paste when I was playing with it. I think I may just need one in every color! 😉
“Hello, Sunshine” Card
I started this card off by placing My Favorite Things Sunray Stencil over the white cardstock and sponged Mustard Seed distress ink, going outward from dark to light. Then, I rotated the stencil and filled in the gap by spreading the Shimmerz Paint Dazzlerz Lemon Drop Yellow paste with a long plastic palette knife. I set that aside to dry.
Once that was dried, I randomly added someSpiegelmom Scraps Glossy Black Sequinsand some Pretty Pink Posh metallic sequins. I stamped the sentiment using Avery Elle Elle’s Alphas and cut them into small strips. I added a strip of One Way Arrow washi tape to the left side. I finished this card by popping the sunray panel up on the card base with foam dimensional adhesives.
“You’re Awesome” Card
This next card, I decided to play with punches and patterns. When I first saw the Studio Calico Stars Wood Veneers in Spiegelmom Esty shop, I knew I wanted to make something with them. I decided to create a grid by scoring the cardstocks into thirds. Then I punched out some stars in 3 different patterned papers using a small star punch. I also punched out a tag with a scallop tag punch and stamped the sentiment from Simon Says Stamp Quite the Pair set and white heat embossed the sentiment. Next, I adhered all the stars on the grid and sew some of the Maya Arts Burlap Strings from Spiegelmom Scraps Etsy Shop to the stars. Then, I added some Studio Calico Tiny Stars Wood Veneers on top of the stars for a fun look. The scalloped tag was popped up with dimensional adhesives and a green bow was tied on top. I finished the card off by popping the entire panel with foam dimensional adhesives onto a navy card base.
I’m so excited about this month’s Tuesday’s Talent you guys! I found this talented lady in my own backyard of Southeastern Wisconsin. So awesome! There are incredibly talented paper crafters all around the globe and she’s no exception. You’ll get to meet and greet her on Tuesday morning, but here’s a sneak peek at her work!
Thank you for stopping by today! I hope you’re just as excited for Tuesday as I we are!