Wednesday, September 30, 2015


Hi there everyone and welcome to Fall 2015 and Sparkle N Sprinkle's October 1st Reveal!! Today I am sharing a Box card which I made using the new Jefferson Set 745. If you are participating in the hop, then you should have arrived here by way of Marie's blog. If you wish to be eligible for winning all of the six sets, then go back to the beginning of the hop with Jess.

The Jefferson Set is one of SIX new stamp sets Sparkle N Sprinkle is sharing with you today.  These new sets are 20% off until Oct 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:
Witching Hour 742  (digi version DIGI742b)
  Cackle On 743  (digi version  DIGI743b)
  Sleigh Ride 744  (digi version DIGI744j)
 Jefferson 745  (digi version DIGI745b)
Wilson 746   (digi version DIGI746b)
Hats DIGI3120 (digi only)

On Oct 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 Oct 3 on the SNS Facebook page and 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.  Irit and Jess will be our Guest Designers for the months of October, November, and December. 

 We'd also like to say Thank You to our second set of Guest Designers, Ani and Chris, 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 these as your comments also inspire us.)  
I was the latest Mystery Designer. I wonder who it will be this month??

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.  

I have seen the Box card used quite a lot lately, so thought to give it a try myself. I searched for a template and found this one, which was pretty straight forward and only used a half sheet of cardstock (5 1/2" x 8 1/2"). If you kept your pigeons inside the box it would have gone in a regular envelope. I decided to let them fly a little so I will need a slightly larger envelope!! I also put in a second insert, so that I had more places for my pigeons to pop out from.

After making the box itself, I began to decorate the outside panels, using the Lace Technique. I needed six 2 1/2" x 1 3/4" panels. One 5 1'4" x 1 3/4" for the back strip and another 4" x 1 3/4" to tuck in at the back of the inserts. I attached the 2 1/2" Tear-ific Tape on to white cardstock and used the lace technique with Pinkerbell and Jasper Blue glitter:

Here is Pinkerbell before adding the Jasper Blue:

Here are some of the completed panels:

Then on to the birds - stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black, the pigeons were colored with Copic B21, the flamingo with RV06 and their beaks were colored using YR16. To brighten them up, I applied Versamark to all of them and heat embossed them with Clear Detail:

Now I had a flock of shiny birds:

I then added Fascination glitter with the pigeons' wings with Brushable Glue, Sea Spray was added to the tip of their heads and bellies.

The Flamingo was decked out in Neon Flamingo (what else?) in the same manner. They were then attached to pieces of Embossable Acetate (1/2" wide in various lengths) and attached with Tear-ific Tape to the front and backs of the inserts. One little fellow was attached to the back of the front and one was attached directly to the back panel. The Flamingo was centered.

I stamped the sentiment on to a piece of glossy white cardstock in Versamark and heat embossed with Mediterranean (one of the detailed Tuscany colors). It was cut to a fish tail banner and also attached to a piece of acetate and was positioned among the birds.

The Happy Birthday was stamped in Versamark and also heat embossed with Mediterranean and the three brads were blinged with Mulberry Star embossing powder to add a little more pizzazz! So that completes my share for you today. Hope I've inspired you to give this Box Card a go - they really are quite fun!

Remember to leave a comment for me before going over to check out what Anne has up her sleeve! Good luck in the drawing for these six sets.

Till next time,




  1. How cute is this! Your box looks amazing and I love all the added details too.

  2. I love a card in a box and this one is adorable!! Love all the glitter and your pretty lace background. Perfect colors for these cute little birds! Great Job

  3. So pretty and fun ! Love all those birds and your lace technique! :)

  4. I love the exploding box cards and this one is beautiful. I love your use of color and glitter.

  5. I absolutely love flamingos!!!!!!! Haven't seen all of the blogs but this is my favorite one by far. This set is so mine!! Have to have! Thanks for sharing this beautiful card!

  6. I love the box card and the flamingos! Such a colorful card! And I love making my brads match my project!

  7. I love your 3D card! And those birds are just too darn cute!! I've never thought of using lace as a "background paper" great idea!

  8. Shona, your card in a box is adorable. I love doing them and they are really easy to make.Love the lace glitter design you used on the panels and those birds are so darling, flying out of the box.

  9. Fun card ! looks like the birds are ready to fly out of the box, very use of box card :)

  10. Wow! Your card such amazing fun. Great design and fabulous bold colouring. This new stamp set is a real hoot.

  11. Your card is so cool, Shona! Love the lacy pattern. Looks like this stamp set is made for the box cards :) Such a fun and fantastic card.

  12. Excellent box card. The layering of the flamingos is wonderful and colors are so bright and fun. Love the sparkle.

  13. Oh my Shona, this is just pure fabulosity with awesome sparkle. Once again you outdid yourself as the queen of glitter.
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  15. Oh my, be still my heart! The elements and design and beauty behind your project ~ the box is super fun! Here in South Florida, we have a lot of Flamingos and your card makes me feel like I'm looking out the back door! Superb, Shona!!

  16. Love your box card. Great job. TFS

  17. These birds are darling! I love your box card. Great job!

  18. Yay! So fun!! I love the box card design - and your flamingo and pigeons are too cute. I love all the extra sparkle on them. Plus, your lace technique for your background paper is wonderful. Those two colors are perfect together! LOVE LOVE LOVE

  19. Cute new sets! Love your darling flock of pigeons and bright pink flamingo! And great use of the lace background! I imagine you particularly were pleased with the new silhouette sets! The are wonderful! I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with all the new sets! XO

  20. WOW wow WOW
    Your card is GORGEOUS!!!
    LOVE your pigeons and flamingo, ADORE your STUNNING lace panels!!!
    THANK YOU SO MUCH for sharing your FUN & FABULOUS card, I feel TOTALLY INSPIRED by this CRAFTY DELIGHT!!!

  21. This box card is so cute. I love all the techniques, the lace, the glue, the Versamark, everything!

  22. Shona this is amazing and the sentiment is fabulous, your cutting of those birds is awesome, I love the lace effect and the colours as a whole, a fabulous box card.

  23. Hooray for you on trying this box technique. It still intimidates me - so haven't tried to make one. Yours is sheer delightful fun. These are without doubt the prettiest 'pigeons' I've ever seen. Love the way you've glittered up the birds with this crazy pink flamingo. Also love all the glittered lace trims on the wonderful box sides, and this is another big WOW! Wonderful colors of the glitters too. Might not make a visit to SnS store this visit, but hey, there's always Christmas, God Willing. Some cute sets in this release. TFS & Hugs


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