Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Sparkle N Sprinkle Amazingly Fancy Folds Blog Hop

Hi there,

Welcome to the first 2013 Sparkle N Sprinkle blog hop. This month, rather than following a theme, we were asked to create cards using a fun fold.  We have an entire section in our Tips and Techniques area devoted to some of the many different card designs out there. When you're done hopping, and feel like that you might want to have a try at something different, pop on over and check it out.

In the meantime - on with the inspiration.  I hope you have made it to me by way of  Karalee. If you didn't then you need to go back to the beginning of  the hop at the Sparkle N Sprinkle Blog Page.  Remember to comment on each designer's post in order to be in the running for the great prizes that are up for grabs this month.

So on to the projects!  Last month, we were asked to create a scrapbook page, as part of our project package. I incorporated many of the sparkly options that SNS carries, to make up my page.  Sparkling  embossing powders and the new Velvet Glitters were at the top of the list!

Here's a quick look at the page:


For one of my fun folds, I thought I'd make a card incorporating another one of my backyard snowy pictures, which I took the day of the snowstorm right after Hurricane Sandy.  I decided on an easel card:


For the photo, instead of covering the entire picture in Velvet Sparkle Embossing Powder as I had done in the Scrapbook page, I went for the more subtle look with Sparkling Snow Glitter applied with the glue pen, along the branches. The snowflakes were die cut from 2 1/2" Tear-ific Tape using a couple of Spellbinders collections and  then attached with dimensionals, so that they act as a ledge for the fold.  This card then folds down to a normal 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" card.  Click here for full details.



For my second card, I went with a Side Spring Card.  This fancy fold  is definitely one of my favorites. To add to a favorite fold, I had to add one of my favorite SNS products - and we all know what that is (so far) - Yep, you guessed it - Cloud Nine Velvet Glitter!

I decided to leave winter behind for the next card, so I brought in a pretty little aster from Set 271 - Daisy Rectangle. I stamped directly on top of the Cloud Nine Velvet Glitter with Staz-On and then used Watercolor crayons and a waterbrush to color the image.  I love the subtle color and sparkle achieved using this technique:


You can find full directions for this card, right here.

I hope you'll find some inspiration in this Blog Hop to try a new fun fold in your next project.   Next in line is one of our new designers, Anne Temple.  Remember to leave a comment at each post, to make sure you have a chance to win the mini prizes as well as the Grand Prize!  Good luck!  

'Till next time,

Shona

60 comments:

  1. Shona, 2 cute cards with fabulous folds!!!My favorite is the picture easel card with the snowflakes...

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  2. These are wonderful! I love the photos you took of the snow. You did a great job!

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  3. The glittery look is so beautiful. I especially love the last one.

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  4. Wow! All of them are awesome, but I especially like your second card. Very, very pretty.

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  5. Beautiful cards. Love that you used one of your pics on the the 1st card, especially the touch of glitter on the snow.

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  6. These are beautiful. Love your use of the snow photo. And the flower stamped and colored on glitter is lovely.

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  7. The layout is beautiful, and the card - the glitter one the snow is top notch!

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  8. Shona, These cards are so fabulous,love the use of the snow photo too!

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  9. Such a neat scrapbook layout with all those glittery elements and fabulous photos.... The easel card is wonderful - love the photo and those large snowflakes are beautiful - on the 2nd photo they look like the sun is shining all over them :) The side spring card colors are beautiful. You ARE the Cloud Nine queen LOL

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  10. Hi, Shona! How pretty your wintry easel card is with the snowy photo of your tree. The snowflakes are very sparkly. (BTW your new camera is fantastic!) - lovely purple monochromatic theme going on the side spring card. wonder what it looks like closed? That die is gorgeous! I've not seen that one before - it looks lake labels one with scalloped edging. Very pretty, glitterific cards!

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  11. Wow, Shona, lots of wonderful work here. Even though I don't scrapbook, I could see this layout done on a smaller scale for a card. Love the easel card. My fav is the last one. Purple is my favorite color, but love all the technique. I looked at the SCS demo, but still don't understand how this card "works". I get how to make it, but not sure how it opens, etc. Great pix.

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  12. I've never made a side spring card. Both cards are beautiful. Thanks

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  13. Absolutely gorgeous Shona!! You out did yourself:) I love the scrapbook page and all the sparkle you incorporated into it...and the card is magnificent!! Margaret took it to the shows for this year...the scrapbook page will go also when we get it:) Hugs

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  14. Using photos is so much fun! Love the winter scene
    Lori G

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  15. Beautiful projects, Shona. The purple one is my favorite and I love the way you colored the flowers on top of the glitter.

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  16. Both of these are so pretty and unique. Love how you added glitter to a photo and created an easel card.

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  17. You know I love your scrapbook page! And the photo easel card - inspired! A "why didn't I think of that" project - what an awesome way to send/display a photo! And the side spring card - I've just fallen in love with these too - so fun! Love your colors on this and the soft watercolor feel of the back panel.
    Wonderful projects all around Shona!!

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  18. I recently took pictures of a beautiful snowfall, what a clever way to share my pictures with others. Love it.

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  19. Luv your snowy tree so peaceful looking. I think the purple daisy card is just awesome I have been wanting to try that fold. Thanks for sharing your awesome cards.

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  20. Wonderful photos. And those cards are amazing. I especially love to make easel cards.

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  21. I love both, but the picture with the snowflakes is gorgeous! I love the glitz!

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  22. Love your cards, especially the use of your back yard.

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  23. You snow card and scrapbook page were pretty, but I really loved the purple daisy card -- the shades of purple were so gorgeous and the fold is a fun one!

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  24. Neat idea to incorporate real photos into the card. I need to remember to do that!
    Kim

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  25. I liked how you used the photo for your card and added detailed glitter to the branches! Nice touch! Cards don't always have to have every image stamped or die cut!Thanks for reminding me!

    Best wishes, StephanieM, Kansas

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  26. I love both of your cards! They are beautiful!

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  27. That side spring card is new to me and I love it! Great glitter and wintery elements paired with the photos! Impressive!

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  28. Stunning cards! I love the easel card with the photo and the bling.
    The side spring card is gorgeous with the shape and the glitter. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  29. I love the purple cards are to awesome

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  30. I really love the way you glamed up your photo on the easel card.Very inspiring. The purple floral card is just beautiful. Makes me wish for spring.
    Stephanie K

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  31. wow The daisy rectangle card is Gorgeous. I didn't know you could stamp on top of glitter. another on my list of things to try!

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  32. Have made a lot of easel cards but never a slide. Yours is beautiful.
    Thanks for the tutorials.

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  33. Super card. I love doing uniquely folded cards, but have not tryed this one yet. However... I can feel a new inspiration coming on as we speak. ;) Thank you so much for sharing.

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  34. http://stampingwithbibiana.blogspot.com/January 17, 2013 at 4:42 PM

    LOve the colors...and the second shape fold is fun.thanks
    bibiana

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  35. Now I know what to do with all my "northeast" winter photos - thanks!

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  36. Your page & cards are beautiful! I haven't tried that
    Velvet glitter yet but I'll be getting some soon at Stampfest! I've always loved the glitter enhanced photos & your snow pics are perfect! Gorgeous!

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  37. Very pretty cards ,especially the aster one.

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  38. I have made this easel card but yours is beautiful. Will have to make another one with a picture I took. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  39. Very inspirational as I have the perfect pictures for such a card! Tfs

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  40. Very lovely cards. Thanks for sharing.

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  41. Your first card with the photo of your tree is absolutely gorgeous! I love the easel fold cards. TFS!

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  42. Fantastic cards. I especially love the snowflake card. I loved all the glitter & sparkle.

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  43. Both of your cards are just wonderful but that page with all the scenes is fabulous... Great job!!! TFS!!!

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  44. Shona, I love your layout with the snow pictures that are so delicately highlighted with sparkle. Your easel card well I am going to copy that one. I just love it. Your purple spring flowers colored on the sparkling back ground are gorgeous. Great display.

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  45. The easel card is definitely one of my favorite folds. Great job! The snowy whiteness is gorgeous.

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  46. Hi Shona! Love your easel card with the beautiful snowflakes, and our photo is stunning. The side fold card is so clever! Thank yo for sharing! Phyllis

    pwrench40@hotmail.com

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  47. Both cards are beautiful--so sparkly! I love your snowy photo but I'm so glad I no longer live where it snows!

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  48. I love your cards. However, I am in my very cold scrap room right now and the photo of the snow just made me feel colder. LOL. I love the colors on the cards and that you used a photo on one.

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  49. Absolutely wintereffic and then I am ready to think spring! Beautiful job!

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  50. super beautiful love the new Techniques I have never seen this before and I love it. the colors and all the Sparkles are super and adds such richness to your card. thanks for sharing.

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  51. Gorgeous, Shona! I especially like the purple card, but they're all gorgeous, as usual!

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  52. Shona, love your great idea with your winter pictures -- a scrapbook page on a card! Don't know which of these I like better, since purple is one of my favorite colors. They are both beautiful!

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  53. I just love trestle cards they are my favourite, also love the side spring card, so different I have not seen this one before, thanks for sharing.

    Eliza

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  54. Shona these are both gorgeous! I love the creative way you used the glitter, on the branches and to color on, brilliant!

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  55. What a great idea to create this sparkly easel card with one of your beautiful photos. Love the way you used the watercolor crayons to create the subtle look on your lovely side spring card.

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  56. Beautiful projects. My favorite is the easel card. Love the snowflakes and all the sparkle.

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