Friday, July 31, 2015

SPARKLE N SPRINKLE'S AUGUST 1ST REVEAL

Hi there and welcome to our August Reveal (with a twist). Today we are having a Joint Blog Hop with our friends over at Die-Versions. Die-Versions has come out with nine new dies and Sparkle N Sprinkle has come out with three sets, all based around cancer awareness.


Let's get hopping shall we? I'm first up on the hop, so you should have come here by way of the Die-Versions blog page. 


Sparkle N Sprinkle and Die-Versions are partnering up for a very special joint blog hop, called the Awareness Campaign.  A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the newly released Die-Versions dies and the stamp sets revealed in the joint blog hop will go to help with cancer research.  
Almost every one has been touched by cancer is one way or another.  Either you or a family member has had cancer or you know someone who has had cancer.  The Designers from both teams are joining together to help the fight to eradicate all cancers by inspiring you.

Die-Versions

Die-Versions is debuting NINE new Die-Versions low profile dies (July 2015 Reveal - scroll down to the end of the reveal) and Sparkle N Sprinkle is revealing THREE stamp sets for this Awareness Campaign.  All stamp sets will be 20% off until Aug 3.  

Sparkle N Sprinkle
Pink Ribbon Background 408  (digi version DIGI408)
Survivor 713    (digi version DIGI713T)
Awareness 714   (digi version  DIGI714T)

A Grand Prize winner will be chosen from comments left on the Designers' blogs and will be announced on August 4th.  You won't know who the Mystery Designer is until after the Joint Blog hop, so remember to leave a comment with each of the Designers.  

The Winner will be announced on the Die-Versions Facebook page, the Sparkle N Sprinkle Facebook page, the DV Blog, and on the SNS Blog and will receive a $25 gift certificate from BOTH Die-Versions and Sparkle N Sprinkle.

We hope you enjoy the Awareness Joint 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.)  


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.

My card features all three of the stamp sets: the Pink Ribbon Background Set 408, Survivor Set 713 and the Awareness Set 414. I chose to compliment these sets with the Die-Versions Awareness Ribbon Words DV-485.



I began by die cutting the Sizzix Circle Flip-Its card base. My background cardstock was made by stamping the Pink Ribbon Background stamp on glossy white in Versamark. It was then heat embossed with White Detail. Memento Rose Bud ink was then rubbed over the entire surface and I wiped any excess ink off the white embossing with a tissue. The two panels were die cut from this prepared background and were adhered to the card base.



The two Spellbinders Standard Circles were cut and then I stamped the two sentiments in Versamark and heat embossed again with White Detail. The little ribbon was stamped after the circle had been applied with the ink. See the difference in the detail.


I attached a strip of 1/2" Tear-ific Tape down the center of the middle panel, before attaching the inside sentiment. The exposed tape was covered in Cloud Nine Microfine Glitter and then the little ribbon was stamped on top of the Cloud Nine using the Rose Bud ink.


Now for the little ribbons! I took the three dies I wanted to use. There are six altogether in the set. I took three scraps that I had of Super Adhesive Sheets (big enough to fit the ribbon - you could also use the 2 1/2" Tear-ific Tape). Place the adhesive on to white cardstock and put the die face down on the glossy protective side. Otherwise the wording will be backwards. Gently remove the protective backing from the letters only.


Raspberry Soda glitter was burnished into the spaces of the letters. Then I removed the rest of the shiny backing and Cloud Nine was applied to the rest of the ribbon. The ribbons were attached to the card with 1/4" Tear-ific Tape


Hope you've enjoyed the first of these Cancer Awareness projects. While I was photographing my project earlier this week, I thought how ironic that a little brown butterfly should land on my card. I wondered "had he been part of a butterfly release to commemorate cancer awareness". Nature amazes me every day! Here he is:


OK, that's all from me for now. Now after leaving a comment, you need to follow the little butterfly and flutter over to Patti's blog. She's from the Die-Versions team. I'm sure looking forward to seeing all the wonderful creations for the Cancer Awareness theme from both teams! If you get lost along the way or have a problem with a link, the complete list of Designers is located on both the Die-Versions Blog as well as the Sparkle N Sprinkle Blog.  Happy Hopping!

Hugs,

Shona


37 comments:

  1. Wow! This Breast Cancer Awareness card is Awesome!! I love that you made it into a Flip Card! I love that a butterfly landed on your card while you were photographing it! Tells you that someone appreciates that you are part of this wonderful Blog Hop!

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  2. Like the card creation. Especially like how you added the color to the removed letter area by burnishing the raspberry soda
    glitter.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  3. What a gorgeous card!! The design is so beautiful!! I love the photo-bombing butterfly - how awesome!! So happy to be hopping with you!!

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  4. Hi Shona! What a beautiful card! You put in so many wonderful details...thank you for providing all of your steps.
    It was sweet that the butterfly became part of the hop. Nature is amazing!
    I am happily your newest follower. :)

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  5. Love that pink flip card and the ribbons with all the encouraging words. The dies and stamps in this release are amazing.

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  6. Your flip card is gorgeous Shona! I love how you added two different colors to the ribbon word dies.

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  7. Love the butterfly "coincidence" .. Beautiful card .. Thank you...

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  8. What a great start to this hop, with this pretty Breast Cancer Awareness card and some pretty good info/tips also. love it.

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  9. Wow!!! I love your awesome card....such a perfect card for this hop...love the flip it card!!

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  10. Shona, this card is awesome. Love the flip card design.

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  11. Shona - This card is just gorgeous! I love the colors, I love the way you embedded the Raspberry Soda glitter into the words, and then covered the ribbon with Cloud Nine. Just magnificent!

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  12. This card is wonderful! I love the flip design and use of glitter. The way you made the three ribbons is very creative. It was a perfect touch for this card.

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  13. I loved special fold cards and yours is so pretty with pink..and for special cause !

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  14. Love the card, very creative how you added the glitter onto the words

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  15. Such a beautiful card. Love the background and use of glitter on the ribbons.

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  16. You blew me away! One of my absolute favorites.

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  17. Loved the card and your use of glitter, dies and stamps

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  18. What a great card! Great use of all the stamps and dies.

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  19. Love the way the cut outs are angled, definitely a card that stands out, love the sparkly ribbons!

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  20. What a great card. I love your explanation of how you made it. Thanks!!

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  21. Very pretty card. Thanks for the directions on making it.
    Anyone receiving this card will know they are loved.
    thanks for sharing.

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  22. Just gorgeous - bright and cheerful

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  23. Beautiful card!! LOVE the details on the dies! :)

    Theresa

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  24. Wonderfully designed card. Great fold too.

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  25. Gorgeous card and great new die!

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  26. love how you did the lettering

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  27. Just lovely- and I love the pics and how to of adding just the pretty Raspberry glitter- that is awesome!

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  28. Just saw at A Mermaids Crafts that this hop was going on, spotted your name, so hopped over to see your lovely tribute to these awesome dies. As always, enjoyed the how-to, and this is one fab swing card. Love how you've showcased the dies of encouragement, and brilliant use of the glitter to set off the words. Thx for the reminder about placing the words backwards! I'm sure I'd do this wrong first time. The raspberry glitter worked beautifully with the hot pink. Whomever receives this is going to feel your love & encouragement. Well done. TFS & Hugs

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  29. Fantastic card design, Shona! I wanted to view it up close but when I tap on your photos to enlarge, it goes to the SNS site. 😕 the colors are vibrant against the white and I love all your layers and textures!

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  30. Great flip card! Love the way you put the whole thing together.

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  31. This is such a wonderful card! Love the shimmer!

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  32. Love, love how your card turned out - it would be a definite pick me up for any one in need of it!! Like the card style and just how remarkably cool this whole hop is!!

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  33. Beautifully put together and so uplifting with it's bright pink. love it.

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  34. Just soooo beautiful. Loving the fold and the pink and white is gorgeous. The words is a lovely touch too.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

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Thanks so much for stopping by and letting me share in part of your day. I would love to hear what you think about my latest creation!