Tuesday, June 30, 2015


Hi there and welcome to the July 1st Sparkle N Sprinkle Reveal,

Hope everyone is enjoying the beginning of summer. I'm just loving not having to get up at 5.45 for the start of the school day!

So already July - really?? For the reveal this month, I decided to go with the 3 Wise Men Set 720 and paper-piecing with a twist!:

We have FOUR new stamp sets to share with you today.  These new sets are 20% off until July 3.  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.  
The sets are:

3 Wisemen 720   (digi version DIGI720M)
Christmas Goose 721   (digi version DIGI721B)
Reindeer 722   (digi version DIGI722J)
Tree Scene 723   (digi version DIGI723J)

On July 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, which will be announced on July 3 on the SNS Facebook page and here on the SNS Blog, will receive ALL of the new stamp sets released this month (or the digi versions, if preferred).

In addition to our regular Designers, we are happy to introduce you to two new Guest Designers this month.  Ani and Chris will be our Guest Designers for the months of July, August, and September.  We'd also like to say Thank You to our first set of Guest Designers, Diane and Ashley, for a job well done!

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 hope you enjoy the New Reveal Blog Hop as much as we have enjoyed creating new projects for it.  We also hope that we have inspired you as well.  Thanks for joining us and remember to comment on each of the Designers' blogs to be eligible for the Grand Prize.  (We love reading them too since your comments also inspire us.)  Last month the winning comment came from Eret's blog.  Who will be the Mystery Designer this month?? 

The Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge also begins today with lots of prizes and recognition badges.  Find out how you can become a SNS Featured Artist with special recognition on the SNS Facebook page as well as the Creative Challenge Winner's post.  From time to time, we also have special prizes just for Featured Artists.  The theme is always Anything Goes using Loose Glitter, Embossing Powder, and/or Flock.

To begin with I stamped the Wise Men on to a piece of white cardstock in Memento Tuxedo Black ink, then colored the faces and hands with Copics. I started paper piecing my Wise Men from the left. For the first one, I stamped on top of a piece of designer paper which had been backed with a scrap of Super Adhesive Sheet.

I cut out the body and layered it to the first Wise Man (keeping the cuffs separate). The second Wise Man was stamped and cut out of the scrap of Super Adhesive Sheet (again cutting out the cuffs separately) and applying the cut out adhesive to the image, I then applied Sparkling Sands Sparkle N Soft directly to the Robe and Sparkling Coffee to the cuffs.

The first Wise Man's cuffs' protective backing was removed and applied with Pink Spirit Sparkle N Soft. The third Wise Man's "robe" was backed with Super Adhesive Sheet and then stamped on the front and fussy cut, the cuffs and applique were applied with the Sakura Glue Pen and covered with the new Blue Haze Velvet Glitter for detail.

Celestial Glitter was also applied with the glue pen to the center Wise Man's head piece.

Then came the Dimensional Glue, which was added first to the beards (along with Buff and Elephant Gray Flocking) and then to the Copic colored containers and to the crown, to give them a shiny appearance, when it dried. The men were then fussy cut.

The background was made from brayering Kaleidacolor stamp pad Creole Spice on Glossy White cardstock. This was layered on to a piece of navy cardstock and was then run through an embossing machine, with Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics A, to create the opening for the saying.

The sentiment was stamped in Versamark on white glossy cardstock and heat embossed with Cerulean (one of the detailed Tuscany powders). The brad stars were attached (the big one having first been heat embossed with Firefly) before the card front was layered to the glossy white card base. The fussy cut Wise Men were added to the card front with Dimensional Dots to finish the card.

This completes my project for this month's reveal. Now you should hop on over to Eret's blog. She has a fantastic project to share with you this month!

Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by,



  1. The paper piecing and their glittery robes looks amazing! Fabulous card Shona.

  2. Wow! Fantastic card with so many different parts and pieces. The wise men look great layered on the gorgeous background.

  3. Wow! So awesome! I love all the detail, and the paper piecing! So cool. I love all the glitter and flocking on your card too - everything pops and is sparkly :) Very nice!

  4. I LOVE all your paper piecing! Great job!!!!

  5. BEAUTIFUL card Shona!!!
    LOVE your paper piecing, LOVE your splash of SPARKLE too!!!

  6. Oh Wow!! I love how you stamped the wise men on different paper, gives them a totally different look!!

  7. Stunning Shona. Loving the night sky and the glitter on their cloting.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  8. The design is so simple. there will be so many ways to embellish the pattern.
    Love the shading of the sky and the stars.
    thanks for sharing a wonderful card.

  9. The magic you brought forth using the beautiful glitter from SNS was awesome - sure hope I get to win because I
    didn't pick that stamp yet but wishing I had it. thanks the the idea and sharing

  10. Your card design is fantastically done. Great tutorial too.

  11. It's obvious you put a lot of work into this card. It is beautiful. Thank you for the detailed step by step instructions. I didn't think I would like this stamp all glittery, but you were classy with it. I love it!

  12. Their robes are magnificent. Love how you used Adhesive Sheet for paper piercing. Fabulous card, Shona!

  13. This card is so elegant. The background is beautiful but the wise men are the stars. Such a great tutorial.

  14. Oh Shona, this is a wonderful tutorial! I love how your card has so much detail, from the paper piecing to the glittery edges and the tutorial, of course! I love that you add the HOW to your cards to make the WOW to your cards! Beautiful work and puts me right in the mood for making Christmas cards! Thanks for the inspiration ♥ TFS!

  15. Another brilliant treatment of a lovely stamp set. Always enjoy your tutorials, and what a fantastic effort with the paper piecing. The glitter & sparkle you added to each Wiseman, added so much texture, dimension and interest to this very modern design. I like it - so very much. Enjoy your sleep in as long as you can. That's one thing I love about retirement...also being able to take an afternoon nap after lunch, if I so choose! Happy wkend, and TFS - Hugs

  16. Oh Shona, this is so gorgeous. Love the paper piecing and what a beautiful look that it gives. The glitter on the robes is fabulous.Boy, the Christmas holidays will be here before we know it. Thanks for the pictorial instructions.

  17. Gorgeous paper piecing. What a stunning card! xx

  18. How lovely and rich, Shona. xo


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