Friday, January 19, 2018

Unicorn Box with LOTS of bling! {01.19.2018}

Greetings! Squeal!!! Unicorn sighting ... Bling!!! Such fun goodness!!!!


Products used:
Lawn Fawn Gift Box die
Concord & 9th Unicorn Awesomeness Stamp Set
Sparkle N Sprinkle Silver Dreams glitter
Sparkle N Sprinkle Clear Detail embossing powder
Sparkle N Sprinkle White Detail embossing powder
Versamark ink
Versafine Black Onyx ink
Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
Tonic Tangerine
Tonic 12" Wide Base Craft Guillotine
Tim Holtz Stamp Platform
Tonic Easy Clean Craft Mat
Distress inks
Bling


The first thing I did was die cut out the gift box ... I used my Tonic Tangerine die cut machine to die cut Lawn Fawn's Gift Box die onto watercolor paper. Then, I stamped out the unicorn with Versafine Black Onyx ink on the box top using my Tim Holtz Stamp Platform. I sprinkled on Sparkle N Sprinkle's Clear Detail embossing powder and heat set it. I also stamped out the sentiment with Versamark Ink, and sprinkled on White Detail embossing powder and heat set it too. Then, I started watercoloring! I smooshed some distress inks onto my Tonic Easy Clean Craft Mat, spritzed on some water, and brushed the colors where I wanted them. I blended darker blues around the sentiment to make it pop a bit more. Then, when the whole kit and kaboodle was done, I folded up the box, and started blinging it up!! I have these old embellishment jewels that have been in my stash for years ... today was the day to use them! I wanted the unicorn to have a little bling, but I kept adding and adding until the yellow unicorn was covered in blingy jewels! Too cute :)

I also had to bling up the hooves and unicorn horn. I brushed on some Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive and sprinkled on Sparkle N Sprinkle's Silver Dreams glitter. This glitter has just a hint of sparkle and it really made this unicorn have the right amount of oomph.

I love unicorns, I love bling, and I love sparkle ... I really hope my friend that I gave this too likes this as much as I do :)

Thanks for stopping by. Have a magical day!

-Chris

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Thursday, January 18, 2018

Cardz 4 Galz Challenge # 63: Anything But Square Bunny Card {01.18.2018}

Hi! The current challenge for Cardz 4 Galz is Anything But Square. And, here is my card, which is a bunny!

Products I used for this card:
Tonic Essentials Buildables Betty Bunny Die Set
Lawn Fawn Hoppy Halloween
Lawn Fawn Eggstra Special Easter
Tonic Tangerine Machine
Tonic 12" Wide Base Craft Guillotine
Nuvo Aqua Shimmer Glitter Gloss Pen
Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
Distress Ink
Copic markers
Crystal Lacquer


I die cut out some colored cardstock using my Tonic Tangerine Machine and the Tonic Essentials Buildables Betty Bunny Die Set. This die set cuts out all the pieces. I used pink cardstock for the inside of the ears and the nose. I used a cream color for the bunny, black for the eyes, and white for the belly and teeth. I blended distress inks along all the edges to give some gradience to each piece. I also blended ink through some strategic holes on the die cuts for the paw prints and the tail poofs. I also gave the bunny some sweet pink cheeks with copic markers and swiped some Nuvo Aqua Shimmer Glitter Gloss Pen over the nose, ears, belly, carrots, and egg. I also added Crystal Lacquer clear glue over the ears and nose, as you can see here.

Here is a close up of my egg that I gave to the little bunny. He needed something to hold with his little paw. I stamped out the egg from Lawn Fawn's Eggstra Special Easter stamp set, colored it with Copics, swiped on some glitter with the Nuvo Aqua Shimmer Glitter Gloss Pen and then coated it with the Crystal Lacquer glue.

And, another embellishment are the carrots the bunny is also holding. I stamped out two carrots from Lawn Fawn's Hoppy Halloween stamp set. I colored them with Copics, swiped on more Nuvo Aqua Shimmer Glitter Gloss Pen and once again covered them with Crystal Lacquer clear glue.

I created this bunny into a card by making his body the card piece. Instead of just die cutting his body from a piece of cardstock, I scored and folded a piece of cardstock. I placed the body die over the folded cardstock and moved the die just high enough that the top of the body die was over the folded edge. Then, when I die cut it out, the folded piece didn't cut and I had a little bunny body shaped card. I used Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive to adhere all the body parts, and some dimensional foam tape to give some parts dimension.


I really enjoyed making this bunny shaped card. It definitely isn't a square ... I look forward to the Anything But Square cards you will post in the Cardz 4 Galz Challenge!

Thanks for stopping by. Have a magical day!

-Chris

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Some Bunny Card {01.17.2018}

Hi! Today's card is a little card I whipped up for a baby shower I will be attending. Here is the card.

Products used:
Lawn Fawn Hello Baby stamp set and matching dies
Lawn Fawn Grassy Border
Lawn Fawn Critters Down Under
Lawn Fawn Let's Polka In the Meadow Petite Paper Pack
Tonic Die Layering Basics Die Set Mixed Edge Oval
Tonic Tangerine Machine
Tonic 12" Wide Base Craft Guillotine
Versamark Ink
Anti Static Bag
Sparkle N Sprinkle White Detail embossing powder
Versafine Black Onyx Ink
Distress Ink
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens


To make this card: I started out by stamping out the images with Versafine Black Onyx Ink onto cardstock. I colored the images with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens and blended them with a water brush. I die cut some white cardstock in the Tonic Oval die, and a Lawn Fawn patterned paper with a scalloped edge Tonic oval die. I also scored and folded some cardstock and die cut it (with the top of the die just over the edge of the fold so it wouldn't cut) and made a card base shaped in an oval. I ink blended some Distress ink onto my oval cardstock and spritzed it with some water and dried it with some paper towel to give the sky some texture. I die cut the grass with Lawn Fawn's Grassy Border, treated it with my Anti Static Bag, stamped on the sentiment using Versamark Ink, then sprinkled it with Sparkle N Sprinkle's White Detail embossing powder and heat set it. I die cut the images with the Lawn Fawn Hello Baby matching dies. I layered everything on the front of the card with foam tape and adhesive. I stamped a sentiment and the kangaroo from Lawn Fawn's Critters Down Under inside the card, and the card was done!

I hope my friend likes this little sweet card, and she has a great time at her baby shower.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a magical day!

-Chris

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Sunday, January 14, 2018

Sparkle N Sprinkle January 2018 Reveal {01.15.2018}

Welcome to the January 2018 
Sparkle N Sprinkle New Reveal Blog Hop! 




We are pleased to reveal the following new stamp sets this month.

The sets are:


Cherished Moments - Bride 875
Digital Version: DIGI875B

Roses In My Heart 879
Digital Version: DIGI879FS

Ornate Greetings 880
Digital Version: DIGI880DE

Cara and Mouse Friend 881
Digital Version: DIGI881SG

Hello Foxy 882
Digital Version: Digi882B

You are definitely going to want both the digi version as well as the rubber version because when you purchase the digital versions, there are lots of extras that aren't available otherwise.  These extras can include additional images, additional sentiments, digi papers (in some cases), and a cut file.

The new sets are 20% off until the 20th of the month.  Head on over to the SNS store once you've finished the Blog Hop and start shopping.

SNS is always adding new products and new product lines to the store.  So stop by often to see what's new! 

One GRAND PRIZE WINNER will be announced on the 17th of the month.  One of the Designers is our Mystery Host and the winner will be selected from comments left on her blog.  You must leave a comment on each of the Designers' blogs in order to be selected as the winner, as you never know who the Mystery Host will be.  This is checked for compliance.

The GRAND PRIZE WINNER will be announced on the SNS Facebook page and on the SNS Blog and will receive a $20 Gift Certificate to the shoppe!

The Blog Hop order is:
(Tip: if you have difficulty with a particular link, try clicking on the Designer's blog title to be directed to their Home page.)

  
Belinda
Anne
Chris...You are HERE!
Jess
Donna
Diane
Shona
Eret


We hope you enjoy the New Reveal Blog Hop as much as we enjoy creating new projects for it.  Be sure to visit the SNS Blog for even more inspiration.  Something new is posted most every day.



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The 
Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge
 group is on Facebook.  


This is a closed group (just trying to keep out spammers), but we want anyone who to participate to join.  Click on the link and join in on the fun today! 

The Creative Challenges run from the 1st - 25th of each month.  A SNS image (either rubber or digi) is required.  If you don't have any yet, there are freebies located on the Home page of the SNS website.  Just scroll down the page a bit to see them.

The Creative Challenge Winner and Top Three will be posted on the last day of each month.  The winner will receive a $15 Gift Certificate to go shopping at theSNS store.

Please review all the Challenge Rules before submitting your photo 😀.  We can't wait to see what all you create using SNS images.





Products used:
Cara and Mouse Friend [Digi881]
Tangerine Machine [138e]
12” Wide Base Craft Guillotine [454a]
Tonic Die Swirling Frame Layering Die Set [1462e]
Tonic Die Scalloped Circles Layering Basics Die Set [1455e]
Princess Rose [EP387]
Diamond Dust [G1116]
Cloud Nine [GM2000]
Gecko [GM2045]
Ocean Breeze [GM2039]
Mocha [GM2040]
Caspia [GM2048]
Pink Fizz [GM2050]
Butterscotch [GM2051]
Sakura Glue Pen [Quicky]
Deluxe Adhesive [200N]
Versamark Ink [VM-001]
Anti Static Bag [99512]
3/4” Tear-ific Tape [SAT05]
Carnation Pink Crystal Drops [666N]


I used the Cara and Mouse Friend digi stamp to make this shadow box card. I sized the image on my computer, then printed it out onto white cardstock. I used the pre-colored version, so all I had to do was bling up Cara and the mouse with some awesome glitters!! Here is a close up of Cara and the mouse. I rolled on adhesive using the Sakura Glue Pen, and then sprinkled on glitters: Pink Fizz for her dress, shoes and hair flowers, Butterscotch for her hair flowers, Mocha for highlights in her hair, Gecko for the grass, and Ocean Breeze for her hair flower centers.

Here is a close up of the sweet mouse! I love the Diamond Dust glitter, and it was perfect to embellish the mouse. He sparkles so much with this glitter. I just love him!

I also printed out one of the stamp set sentiments, and die cut the sentiment using Tonic Die Scalloped Circles. I also die cut one size larger from pink cardstock and used the pink to frame the white circle. Before adhering them together, I treated the circles with my Anti Static Bag, swiped Versamark Ink along the scalloped edges and sprinkled on Princess Rose embossing powder, and heat set them. Check out how different the same embossing powder looks on the white cardstock (it looks lighter pink) and the pink cardstock (it looks darker pink with more depth to it). I loved how this turned out. I also squeezed on some Carnation Pink Crystal Drops along the edges of the sentiment and added some paper flowers from my stash and adhered pearls to the center.

I also pulled out some paper flowers from my stash. I layered them up using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive, and added a pearl from my stash in the centers. I swiped some Sakura Glue Pen adhesive around the pearl and along the petals, and then sprinkled on Cloud Nine glitter. This made the flowers sparkle for sure!

This card is a shadowbox card. They are easy to make, but harder to show well in photographs. I took this photo below to help show the dimension on this card. It is about 2" deep. To make the card, I used my Tonic Guillotine cutter and cut two pieces of pink cardstock to be 5" tall by 9-1/2" wide. I scored both of them at 1/2" and 7-1/2". I folded them and created the shadow box by putting them together into a large rectangle (One piece is the front and side, the other piece is the back and side). I also created the "middle" layer by cutting another piece of pink cardstock to be 5" by 8". I scored this piece at 1/2" and 7-1/2". Now that I had all my pieces ready, I began die cutting them. I started by die cutting out the white cardstock with the printed image of Cara and her Mouse friend. I used the Tonic Tangerine die cutting machine, and used Tonic's Swirling Frame Layering Die to cut out the image. I used the same die to cut out the front layer, and the next smaller die to cut the middle layer. I also blinged up the image layer. I adhered some 3/4" Tear-ific Tape behind the scroll work on the edge. Then, I burnished in some Caspia glitter through the front of the image, and the glitter adheres to the tape that is exposed. This is a really fun and easy way to bring a lot of oomph to your image! Then, I adhered the image to the back of the shadow box, adhered the layers together, and the card was done!


Your next stop on our blog hop is Jess. She has an AMAZING creation to share with you! Make sure you keep hopping and comment on ALL the designer's blogs to be eligible for the great prize of a $20 Sparkle N Sprinkle gift certificate!! Woot woot!

Please join our Creative Challenge on Facebook and post your beautiful cards there. You can win some prizes (hint, hint, sometimes there are pop-up prizes given away) and the big monthly prize is a $15 gift certificate to Sparkle N Sprinkle! And, remember to comment on all the designer's blogs to win for this Reveal Blog Post!

Thanks for stopping by. Have a magical day!

-Chris

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Friday, December 29, 2017

Joyous Wishes Shadow Box for Mom (#52/52) {12.29.2017}

Hi! Here is this week's card for my Mom ... and it wraps up a full year (52 cards!) that I have created and sent to her. Whew! But, let's get right underway and check out this card I made.

I was inspired by the current Lawn Fawnatics Challenge: Use Your Favorite Lawn Fawn Set, and I have been digging shadow boxes lately, so I combined the two and created this shadow box. I trimmed two pieces of cardstock to 4-1/4" x 7-1/2", and scored them at 1/2" and 2". I stamped out Lawn Fawn's Fanciful Frames onto the card panel on the front of the shadow box using my Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I colored the frame with Copic markers, and also used Copics to create the "wall paper" surrounding the frame. I laid the cardstock back into the Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, and inked up the frame again with Versafine Black Onyx ink. I stamped it again (which lined up perfectly, thanks to the Stamp Platform!) and then sprinkled on Sparkle N Sprinkle's Clear Detail embossing powder and heat set it. Then, I fussy cut out the inside of the frame.

I also trimmed some card panels to line the inside back and inside side panels of the shadowbox. I stamped some of the birch trees from the Lawn Fawn's Joy to the Woods stamp set onto the back panel, and then blended some Distress Inks on the card panels, and then stamped Lawn Fawn's Snowy Backdrops onto the card panels in Versamark Ink, and then sprinkled on Sparkle N Sprinkle's White Detail embossing powder and heat set it. This made it look like snow! I also stamped out more birch trees, the cardinal, fox, and squirrel from the Joy to the Woods stamp set. I also stamped out the joyful wishes sentiment with Versamark Ink, again using my Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, and sprinkled on Sparkle N Sprinkle's Golden Sparkle embossing powder, and heat set it. Here is a close up of the sentiment,

To add even more bling to the card, I rolled on some Sakura Glue Pen onto the cardstock I die cut using Lawn Fawn's Stitched Hillside die, and then sprinkled on Sparkle N Sprinkle's Olaf White glitter. Boom! Sparkly snow! I used this as my mid-layer in the shadow box and adhered both edges of the hillside to the inside of the shadow box.

Here is another shot of the critters and star from the Joy to the Woods stamp set, but it doesn't quite show the depth of the shadow box. It was about 2" deep.

I can't believe I made 52 cards for Mom this year! I hope she enjoyed all of them, and knows that I think of her all the time. I wish we lived closer together and I could see her on a regular basis or just stop by whenever I wanted or needed to see her. But, alas, we have phones, texting, emailing, and good old fashioned postal service to keep us together in spirit! I am also excited to enter this card into the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge: Use Your Favorite Lawn Fawn Set. Lawn Fawn has created a lot of stamp sets that I love, and it was a lot of fun to use these three sets and one die set to create this shadow box.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a magical day!

-Chris

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Friday, December 22, 2017

Hello! Card for Mom (#51/52) [12.22.2017]

Hi! This week's card for Mom is a simple, bright and cheery card. I wanted to just let her know I was thinking of her, so I created a card using some patterned paper, a strip of ribbon, and then a sentiment foam mounted and matted.  Here is the card.

I stamped out the hello sentiment using Alt E New's Halftone Hello Stamp Set and stamped two ink colors by placing the stamp into my Tim Holtz Stamp Positioner and stamping the upper part in orange and the lower part in red. I overlapped the inks a bit to help blend between the two colors. This is really easy to do when using this amazing stamp positioner! I also used the positioner to stamp the rest of the sentiment too, in yellow ink. Then, I swiped some Wink of Stella glitter pen over the sentiment to give it a little extra sparkle!

This came together pretty quick, and I love the bright, cheery colors! I hope Mom knows I am thinking of her.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a magical day!

-Chris

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Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Sparkle N Sprinkle Thank You Shadow Box Card {12.20.2017}

Hello! Designer Chris here. I created a Thank You shadow box card using the Thanks Stamp Set. Let's peek at it!

Before I fully explain how I made the card, here is a peek from the top where you can see all the dimension of the card. It was about 3-1/2" thick.

Okay, to explain how I created this, I cut two pieces of red cardstock, at 6-1/2" x 10" using the 12" Wide Base Craft Guillotine. I scored them both at 1/2" and 7". I also cut one piece of red cardstock and two pieces of black cardstock to 6-1/2" x 7-1/2". I also scored these at 1/2" and 7". All of these created a "front" of 6-1/2" x 6-1/2" square with tabs or side flaps. I laid down dies from the Venetian Lace Layering Die Collection and die cut the cardstock using the Tangerine Machine. After cutting the front piece, I layered it over the next layer of cardstock, and laid the dies inside the previous aperture to line them up. I taped the dies in with washi tape, then removed the upper (already die cut) layer and ran the next layer through the Tangerine.

After everything was die cut, and stamped out (I stamped the Thank You sentiment from the Thanks Stamp Set, using Versamark Ink , with my Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, after treating my cardstock with my Anti Static Bag, and sprinkled on White Detail embossing powder and heat set it). I added 1/4" Tear-ific Tape to each of the tabs on each die cut piece. I layered them up and attached them to the large flap on one side of the back panel. All the shadow box layers squash flat and this is what it looked like before I adhered the right edges of each of the layered tabs to the side flap.

I also stamped out the butterfly from the Thanks Stamp Set. I stamped it with Versamark Ink and sprinkled on Black Magic embossing powder and heat set it and then fussy cut the butterfly and adhered it to the card. I use the Easy Clean Mat under my projects especially when using glitter or embossing powders because clean up is so easy!

I repeated the same process but used Firecracker Red embossing powder and fussy cut this one too.

Here is another shot of the full card, with all the dimension.

This was a really fun card to make. I love the dimension of it, and how lightweight it is, and that it folds flat for mailing or transporting. But, it is really sturdy and stands up very nicely. I will definitely be making a shadow box card like this again with other dies and stamp sets!

Thanks for stopping by. Have a magical day!

-Chris

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