Sunday, May 31, 2015

Sparkle N Sprinkle June 1st Reveal

Welcome to Sparkle N Sprinkle's
June 1 New Reveal Blog Hop!

If you arrived here from Ashley’s amazing blog, you are in the right place.  If you just stopped by, you might want to start at the Sparkle N Sprinkle Blog to get all the details.

We have THREE new stamp sets to share with you today.  These new sets are 20% off until June 3rd.  So once you finish the blog hop, head on over to the store and start shopping.  All of the new sets are available on cling mounted rubber or as a digital image.  Ballet 709 is the stamp set featured with this month's Technique Video Kit.
The sets are:

Ballet 709   (digi version DIGI709)
Hearts Like Dogs 711   (digi version DIGI711)
Life Is Better 712   (digi version DIGI712)

On June 3, one GRAND PRIZE WINNER will be selected from the comments left on the Designers' blogs.  Please leave a comment with each Designer in order to be eligible for the Grand Prize.  You never know who the Mystery Designer will be that has the winning comment.

The Grand Prize Winner will receive all of the new stamp sets released this month (or the digi version, if preferred) and will be announced on June 3 on the SNS Facebook page, the Designer's blogs, and here on the SNS Blog.

In addition to our regular Designers, two of our 2015 Guest Designers, Diane and Ashley, are with us again this month.

The Blog Hop order this month is:

(*Tip: if you have difficulty with a particular link, try clicking on the Designer's blog title to send you to their Home page.)

We love reading your comments and hope that we have inspired you as well.  If you cannot leave a comment for some reason, please email with your comment and the name of the blog or the Designer you are commenting about.

My reveal card features the Life Is Better stamp set.  I used a Sizzix Framelits die set to create a fun flip card.  I started with a deep orange card base and used layers of coordinating designer cardstock for the front and the flip sections.

I added die cut layers of sticker paper, covered with Blue Jewel Glitter, to the flip sections and added the fussy cut dog image to the flip die that shows on the card front.  I heat embossed the sentiment with Poolside embossing powder and created a small flag.  A strip of 1/8" Double Sided "Tear-ific" Tape was run across the right side and covered with Blue Jewel Glitter.

When the card is opened the dog from the front still shows and I added a second sentiment to the second flip section, using Coffee embossing powder.  The decorative border at the bottom uses a die cut fence, a strip of decorative cardstock edged with more 1/8" "Tear-ific" Tape and Blue Jewel Glitter, and the second dog image.

Your next stop is Belinda’s beautiful blog. 


The Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge also begins today.  There are lots of prizes and recognition badges.  Come check out how you can become a SNS Featured Artist as well.  The theme is always Anything Goes using Loose Glitter, Embossing Powder, and/or Flock.


We hope you enjoy the New Reveal Blog Hop as much as we do.  Thanks for joining us and remember to comment on each of the Designers' blogs to be eligible for the Grand Prize.  Last month Belinda was the Mystery Designer with the winning comment.  Wonder who it will be this month????

E. Marie

I entered this card in the following challenge:
Addicted To Stamps and More Challenge #146 – Anything Goes    
Cfafty Creations Challenge #290 - All Creatures Great and Small
Papertake Weekly Challenge – Take Your Pick (Product Theme - Use glitter)
Party Time Tuesday Challenge #198 - Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday Challenge #185 - Anythying Goes/Family Friendly
Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge #82 - Anything Goes With A Twist...Make it Bright and Colorful
Crafts 4 Eternity Challenge R#228 – Hidden Element

Happy Birthday Tunnel Card

This week was my mom’s 89th birthday.  It was a bit difficult for her because my father has recently been moved out of the house for physical therapy and will then be placed in a care facility due to his health.  A few tears were shed by all despite the joy of the celebration.  Since I live so far away, I could not be there but made this special card for her.

The card base is yellow and I added a layer of decorative paper to the front.  The top and bottom glitter borders were created using the Glitter Masking technique with a candle border punch and Ocean and Pretty Princess glitters.  Note that the Ocean glitter is semi-transparent so it looked more green on top of the yellow cardstock.  To avoid this, place your tape on a white piece of cardstock to create the border and then adhere this to the card front.
The Happy Birthday was die cut from a piece of white cardstock covered with a Super Adhesive sheet, using Memory Box’s Happy Birthday Extravaganza die.  The protective layer was removed and Cloud Nine Velvet glitter was added before adding to the card front.

For the inside I used a piece of blue cardstock and created a tunnel card.  I used Spellbinders’ Gold Labels Four to cut the center window and then used a slightly smaller Label Four die to cut a window from a pink piece and layered this behind the window after I embossed the blue piece.  I trimmed about 1/4" from each side before adhering to the inside to allow room for a strip of 1/8” Tear-ific Tape on each side.  This was covered with Pretty Princess Glitter.

I stamped and colored the sweet Birthday Friends and then fussy cut them and added them to the sides of the window.  I used a glue pen to add Ocean and Pretty Princess glitter to the hats, blowers, and cake.  The sentiment from the Happy Birthday set was stamped with Memento Rose Bud ink, die cut with a Labels Four die, and adhered to the center.
I hope this card added a little cheer to her day.
E. Marie

I entered this card in the following challenge:
Scrapy Land Challenge #18 – Birthdays/Celebrations (PLUS using any brand of die Scrapy Land sells)
Fan-Tastic Tuesday May Challenge 87: Anything goes with a twist ... Add Some Texture
Love To Scrap! Challenge Blog LTSCB #54 - Anything Goes!
MAWTT Challenge - Texture
Papertake Weekly Challenge – Take Your Pick (Product Theme - Use glitter)
Party Time Tuesday Challenge #198 - Anything Goes
The Pink Elephant Challenge TPE300 – "Anything Goes"