Sparkly projects

Carols of Christmas Class Card

This shiny card was made at Kim's Card Class last week and was one of the favorites of the night. I almost ditched this idea, because I wasn't excited about the outcome. I'm glad I didn't because the ladies loved it.

I used the Carols of Christmas stamp set and coordinating Card Front Builder dies to make this card.


I also used the Stitched Shape Framelits for the large circle that I stamped Peace On Earth in early espresso ink. The other ink colors are cherry cobbler and tranquil tide. I also used the new Year of Cheer designer paper and the beautiful new Foil Snowflakes. I cut the snowflake in half and tucked it under the stitched circle.


Just how darling is that little gold foil deer- so sweet!

I hope you enjoyed my Carols of Christmas card. I know the ladies at class were happy to get to re-create it.

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Stampin' Up! Night In Bethlehem- Beauty in Blue

I think this just may be my favorite of all favorites, in the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog. The more I use it, the more I love it.

The Night of Bethlehem stamp set and Bethlehem Edgelit dies were used for this monochromatic-ish Christmas card. I decided on all blue colors in different shades to keep it subtle and serene.

I used soft sky, marina mist and dapper denim inks from dark to light as I shadowed each set of buildings one over the next. I got this idea from the sample in the Holiday catalog, where the artist used the same shadowing, only with different colors.


I paired the blue colors with silver glimmer paper and silver foil sheets to not only, compliment, but blend with the subtle hues of blue.


I started with dapper denim, then stamped next in marina mist and finally, soft sky ink. The cut out images were attached with dimensionals.


I wanted to stamp the images on soft sky cardstock to give it a softer background and not so bold as if I were to stamp it on a whisper white background. However, I did use whisper white on the inside of the card for a nice crisp background for the inside verse.


A few sparkles were added to the sky with the rhinestone jewels and ombre glitter enamel dots. We made this card at my team meeting and a close version of this same card at my card class last week.

I think everyone enjoyed using this gorgeous stamp set as much as I did!

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Stampin Up Snowman Chum

As I mentioned this weekend, I was playing with the Seasonal Chums stamp set and coordinating Seasonal Tags framelits and I have another sweet card to share with you.

This time, its the adorable snowman image. I used some untraditional snowman colors- pink pirouette, melon mambo, pool party, wild wasabi and smoky slate because I wanted to be able to use if for a winter card and not necessarily a Christmas card. However, it would work just as perfectly for Christmas too.

I also used silver glimmer paper and the Stitched Shapes Framelits to cut out the large pink pirouette circle, and the 2 1/4" circle punch for the silver circle.


Ah, this snowman chum is so chubby and cute! The small snowflakes were also cut from the Seasonal Tags framelits set. For the snowflakes, I used dazzling diamonds glimmer paper. It sparkles just like a real snowflake would.


A little bit of fine tip glue was used to give shine to the buttons, nose, eyes, berries and scarf. Its cool how the fine tip glue dries so clear and shiny!


A few ombre glitter dots were attached to the middle of the small snowflakes. I love how they give the snowflakes color and dimension.


I'm loving this new Soft Slate Gingham Ribbon, its so soft and pretty. I added a little sparkle with a rhinestone gem on the knot of the bow.


The Cable Knit emboss folder has got to be one of my most favorite embossing folders. Its so realistic!

Don't forget the inside! Its says "You're Sweet"- I would have stamped it in pool party, but it was packed away in my class projects and I didn't feel like digging it out. lol


And you guessed, it... just like the reindeer card from the last post- I used the back of the snowman on the back of the card of course.


I think these soft colors work really well with this chubby snowman and cute little bunny, don't you?


The snowman was attached with dimensionals and the snowflakes with our super sticky mini glue dots.


I could stamp with this set all day long... I love the images and I love the framelits. So many cute possibilities!


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Stamping Fun with Seasonal Chums- A Cute Little Reindeer

I was finally able to get some stampin' time in today, so I grabbed my Seasonal Chums stamp set and coordinating Seasonal Tags framelits and started inkin' up my stamps.

I chose the cute little reindeer as my focal point for this card. He's got the sweetest little face. I also haven't used my new Snowflake emboss folder yet, so I chose that for my background.

This stamp set is made so that when its stamped, it can be cut out with the Seasonal Tag framelits to make a tag- it has a front and back. I did use the front and the back of the reindeer, and you'll see that later in my post.

I didn't want to do a lot of coloring - so I stamped the reindeer onto crumb cake cardstock. The color was already there, so no coloring in on his body. Just a few highlights with a marker, here and there. I also used our chalk marker for the antlers, spots and tail. Isn't he the cutest?


I LOVE sparkle, so I wanted to add a layer of dazzling diamonds glimmer paper around the edges, but I didn't want to waste all that glimmer by hiding it behind my Winter Wonder embossed snowflake layer. I used my paper trimmer to cut the inside of the glimmer paper, so I could save it for another project.


Using my fine tip glue pen, I outlined the raised edges on the Winter Wonder embossed snowflake and added dazzling diamonds glitter to make is sparkle like fresh falling snow.


The pearl jewels fit nicely in the design of the Winter Wonder embossed snowflake.


I stamped the greeting in crumb cake ink and punched it out with the 1" circle punch and tucked it under the crumb cake ribbon.


I added a little bit of sparkle to the crumb cake ribbon by adding another knot of silver ribbon on top of it, using a glue dot.


I used dimensionals to pop up the Winter Wonder embossed snowflake layer from the card. The dimensionals also stick to glimmer paper really well.


Are you wondering where the back of the reindeer is?


Why, its on the "back" of the card, of course.


Just too cute for words...


Hope you enjoyed my sweet reindeer card today.


I'll have another Seasonal Chums card to share with you next time too- so be sure to come back to check it out.

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Stampin' Up! super fancy "Glam" Mittens

I was playing around with the Smitten Mittens set today, trying out some project ideas. Out of the blue I decided to glam up these adorable mittens with some foil sheets and glimmer paper.

This didn't have anything to do with the projects I set down to design. I kind of went off in another direction and felt I needed to make a card with everything shiny and sparkly. I was just in a fancy, glittery mood, I guess.


I think I used everything Stampin' Up! carries that has glimmer or shine. The mittens were diecut from the gold glimmer paper and I also used silver and gold foil sheets in the background.


The snowflakes on the mittens are diecut with the Many Mittens framelits as well. They are cut from the dazzling diamonds glimmer paper.


I layered the mittens on one of our new Foil Snowflakes in silver.


The two emboss folders I used are Softly Falling and Cable Knit. So perfect for a mitten card!


Gold Sequin trim and Silver Metallic Edge Ribbon tie up the mittens just right.


I used little hearts from the Metallic Enamel Shapes packet and a tiny pearl jewel on the word Smitten.


This card sparkles and shines like a golden fire cracker. Its so glam!


Who says, you can't mix silver and gold?


A few dimensionals and a glue dot for the bow, hold it all together.



I hope you enjoyed my last minute, off the beaten path, sparkly glam mitten card.

Maybe you can use some sparkle to glam up your next stampin' project!

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How To Tutorial- Stampin' Up! Be Merry Ornament Kit

I put together my new Be Merry Ornament Kit by Stampin' Up today and I LOVE this kit!!!

I already have another one on order, too! It's going to be great for gift packaging tags, tags for beverage bottles, and of course ornaments for ornament exchange gifts and for on the Christmas tree.

The kit comes with instructions and photos, but I've also made a quick step by step tutorial for you. There are a few tips I've included that I found helpful when assembling my ornaments. I also changed up the colors patterns into a few different combinations.

Here's a look at the contents of the kit: Makes 12 ornaments


This is one of the finished ornaments with a candy cane design.


This one has the Christmas tree design.


And here's a candy cane with green tulle.


First I separated all the tulle circles- you'll need 9 for each ornament. You must make sure you separate them because they are very thin and stick together. I rubbed them between my fingers to separate them. Then I made little piles for each ornament. Once you have your tulle piles, the first thing you will do is assemble the base- it is a circular "flower" shaped circle that has a strip of adhesive on one of the folded ends- peel off the paper and attach to other end of circle base.


Next, fold your tulle in "fours" and pinch the bottom end- attach it to every other fold on the circle base with hot glue.

I placed my tulle about halfway down on the fold.



This is what it will look like, once all 9 pieces of tulle are attached.


Next, you will attach the gold foil doily to the center of the ornament with hot glue.


Then attach the candy cane cutout to the red glitter circle using hot glue.


 Then attach the candy cane glitter circle to the front with hot glue.


Next, you will attach the precut word "merry" to the wooden banner with our multipurpose liquid glue.


Then attach the wooden banner with hot glue.


The final touch is the ribbon.

RIBBON TIP: To get the kinks out and straighten or curl the ribbon, slide your fingernail (or bone folder) down the length of the ribbon like you would if you were using paper "curling" ribbon. Use lighter pressure with your nail (or bone folder) if you want to straigthen the ribbon and more pressure if you want it to curl.

Attach the ribbon at the top with hot glue.


Also included are white circles to attach to the back or the ornament. You can stamp to:/from: on the back or add the date or name to the back. I attached the white circle with hot glue as well. This photo also shows all the "leftovers" I had with this kit.


Here's all the ornaments. I changed up the colors from what the instructions suggested. You can assemble them in any color combination that your heart desires.



I was having so much fun!


Here's all 12. This is my most favorite kit ever- these turned out beautifully!


I can't wait to get my second kit! If you would like to order a kit of your own.. click on the product photo below- it will take you to my shopping page where you can place your order.

I hope you find these tips useful.

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Be Merry Kit