Posted on

Cards With Karla – Happy New Year Shaker!

@jodyspiegelhoff @smssseqins @shimmerz @cricut #smssequins #sequins #newyear #2018 #greetingcard #happynewyear #mixedmedia #shimmerzpaints #cricut #diecut #bling #shakercard #hello

Hi friends! Karla here today with a fun sparkly New Year card to kick off 2018! I recently picked up some fun Shimmerz products from the SMS Shop – Shimmerz Gold Glimmer Blingz and Hi Ho Blingz, which are liquid metallic paints and Puttin’ On The Glitz Paste-eez, a sparkly texture paste. I love using gold and silver together on New Years cards, and these were fun to work with! I also grabbed three different sequin mixes – In The New  Year,  Rollin Rustic and Blue Moon to use in the shaker portion and on the front and inside areas of my card.

@jodyspiegelhoff @smssseqins @shimmerz @cricut #smssequins #sequins #newyear #2018 #greetingcard #happynewyear #mixedmedia #shimmerzpaints #cricut #diecut #bling #shakercard #hello

It’s the last week of our ‘tools’ theme, so I thought I’d run you through the steps I used to create this card using some crafty tools I have. I started off by using a cutfile that the awesome Laura Rumble created, which I uploaded to Cricut Design Space. Then, I cut it out using the negative cut as the shaker portion and used a gold pen and the write tool to write my message for the inside of the card (shown below).

I used some plastic packaging, some Tattered Angels Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Mist and the gold and silver Blingz to smoosh the card background with the metallic watercolours. I also used the gold to paint over the Hello diecut for a little extra sparkle.

The glittery Paste-eez was neat to use with a Heidi Swapp star stencil to add a little more subtle texture and glitz to the right of the card front.

I grabbed the three sequin mixes I was using – In The New  Year,  Rollin Rustic and Blue Moon, and put a few from each package onto the area of the card that would be the shaker. After adding a piece of acetate behind the numbers and some double sided foam tape around the edges, I carefully pressed it on the card.

I love the look of the Shimmerz Gold Glimmer Blingz painted onto the hello diecut cut from black cardstock, and this pretty star from the ‘In The New Year’ mix looks great on the card front!

@jodyspiegelhoff @smssseqins @shimmerz @cricut #smssequins #sequins #newyear #2018 #greetingcard #happynewyear #mixedmedia #shimmerzpaints #cricut #diecut #bling #shakercard #hello

Here’s a look at the inside where I used the Cricut pen tool to write my sentiment using a gold pen. I outlined parts of the lettering with a black pen after to highlight the words and then added some more gorgeous sequins!

@jodyspiegelhoff @smssseqins @shimmerz @cricut #smssequins #sequins #newyear #2018 #greetingcard #happynewyear #mixedmedia #shimmerzpaints #cricut #diecut #bling #shakercard #hello

Don’t forget to use the code KARLA15 to save 15% off all your purchases at the SpiegelMom Scraps store!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Have a wonderful week and weekend ahead with a very Happy New Year!

Posted on

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

@spiegelmomscraps @jodyspiegelhoff

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