Friday, July 14, 2017


           Welcome to the Sparkle N Sprinkle
 Christmas In July 🎄🎅🤶 New Reveal Blog Hop!
(where apparently, I'm dreaming of a white and gold one!)

We have six new Christmas themed rubber stamp sets plus two huge digi bundles being revealed this month. 

The sets are:

(Digital Version DIGI855FS
(Digital Version DIGI858BG)

  (Digital Version DIGI860SG)
(Digital Version DIGI861SG)
(Digital Version DIGI862B - huge digi bundle)

(Digital Version DIGI868FS)

DIGI4005FS - Winter Greetings digi papers

When you purchase the digi versions of any of the SNS rubber sets, you are getting lots of extras that aren't available otherwise.  These extras include additional images not available with the rubber version, digi papers (in some cases), and now a cut file to use with your electronic cutting machines will also be included with all digi images purchased!

You're definitely going to want both the rubber versions as well as the digi versions of all our new releases.

The new sets are 20% off until July 20, 2017.  So once you finish the blog hop, head on over to the New Store and start shopping.

On July 18th, ONE GRAND PRIZE WINNER will be selected from the comments left on the Designers' blogs listed below. 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 the SNS Facebook page and the SNS Blog, will receive ALL of the new rubber stamp sets revealed 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 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.  

 Wonder who the Mystery Host will be this month????

Have you checked out the SNS YouTube Channel featuring Demo Donna?  If not, then you are in for a real treat.  Subscribe today to get all the latest Demo Donna tips and techniques!

We are very happy to announce the new and improved SNS Creative Challenge is now being held on Facebook. 

 Head on over to the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge group and ask to join today.  This is a closed group, but we want anyone who wants to participate to join (just trying to keep out spammers 😀).  You can join today!

 The new challenge began July 1 and will run from the 1st - 25th of each month.  Be sure to read the Challenge Rules before adding a photo.  A SNS image (either rubber or digi) needs to be used.  If you don't have any yet, no worries, there are some Freebies located on the new website.  They are located on the Home page, just scroll down a bit to see them:

The Winner and Top Three will be posted on the last day of each month.  The Winner will receive a $15 Gift Certificate to the new on-line store.  Please review all the Challenge Rules before submitting your photo.

We hope to see you soon in our new Facebook Group!

So, on with my card. First I stamped the sentiment from the new Spirit of Christmas Poinsettias Set 862 in Versamark and then heat embossed with Gold Detail embossing powder. This is a lovely fine powder and it is great for detailed stamps.

Then I stamped the larger image three times in Versamark and heat embossed again with the Gold Detail

I then fussy cut the actual Poinsettia flowers with my Tonic 5" Mini snips. These scissors cut beautifully and they don't get gunky with adhesive which is their best attribute!

I cut the sentiment with the Spellbinders Classic Scalloped Circles and then started to arrange the flowers above and below the sentiment, some attaching with 1/4" Tear-ific Tape and others with Mounting Foam, to give it more dimension.

I used a freebie Poinsettia embossing folder that I received with a magazine. After running the white cardstock through the machine, I sponged on some Indian Gold Nuvo Embellishment Mousse, just to give it some gold highlights.

This was then layered on to Gold Mirror Cardstock. This is difficult to photograph, but looks really nice in real life!

I scored around the edge of a white piece of card to which the Gold Mirror Cardstock was layered. Then the white layer was attached to a gold card base. I then added a few different sized Honey Gold Nuvo Glitter Drops around the card to finish it off.

Hope you liked my project and are enjoying seeing the team's creations with this month's fun sets. Next on the hop is our talented Jess.

Here is a shopping list of all the SNS products used in my card today:
Tonic 5” Mini Scissors

I'd like to join in the following challenges:
Cut it Up Challenge #126: Christmas in July, using a die cut (SB Classic Scalloped Circles)
Pause Dream Enjoy Challenge #181: Emboss it (wet or dry)
Aud Sentiments Challenge 184: Christmas in July + Sentiment
Sweet Stampin' Christmas: July: Anything Christmas Goes
Creative Moments Challenge 122: Anything Goes with a twist Christmas in July
Mod Squad Challenge: Make the sentiment the Focal Point
Classic Design Team Open Challenge Blog: Anything Goes - July


  1. Gasp! This is pure elegance, Shona, with the exquisite gold embossing, the gold mirror CS, and the gold mousse on the embossed areas - a gorgeous card, and so beautifully fussy cut with "tender, loving care". I would not have thought of using this stamp set in this manner, and am so grateful you shared with us, so I can CASE the design! LOL It's gorgeous. hugs, de

  2. I really like your card. My favorite is the elegant and more traditional forms of Christmas cards. Your card definitely qualifies as elegant. Thank you for sharing with us.
    Jan Hobbs

  3. Your card is gorgeous. I love the gold embossing.
    karen Letchworth

  4. White and gold !! Elegant , beautiful card !

  5. I never thought of embossing the poinsettia stamp. WOW!!

    LOVE your delicate golden poinsettias and sentiment, LOVE your elegant layers too!

  7. WOW! Stunning! It's so beautiful!!
    Thank you for sharing your creative talent at the Challenge at Creative Moments, good luck!
    Looking forward to see you at the next challenge

    DT member at Creative Moments
    Diana's Creations

  8. A very elegant Christmas card and so gorgeous! The use of the poinsettias and gold and white are stunning. Thanks for sharing with us at the Mod Squad this week. Good luck and hope to see you again.

    Barbara Challenge Host

  9. This is absolutely stunning! Thanks for explaining exactly how you made it. Lots of great tips in your post!

    Thanks also for joining us for our Christmas in July challenge at Cut it Up!


  10. That white and gold is so elegant.

  11. Cute! Thanks for sharing at Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges.
    ~Owner/DT Janis

  12. A beautiful elegant card. Thanks for joining Aud Sentiments challenge. Elaine

  13. Stunning card. Love the gold embossing. TFS

  14. Gorgeous and elegant. Love this. Hugz

  15. Clever using the gold mousse on the card, I'm going to try it, thanks for the inspiration!

  16. I always envy those who can emboss so well, and the gold embossing is so pretty. What a fantastic release.

  17. So very gorgeous and elegant and I love how you made the sentiment the focal image by building a wreath of golden poinsettias around it.

  18. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at PDE, good luck!!! Amy DT

  19. Beautiful and elegant Christmas card with lovely background. Love your card.

  20. Shona this is such a beautiful and elegant Christmas design. Love the gold and white.
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  21. OH! Shona this is so VERY Beautiful. love the gold enhanced with the mirror card, the embossing adds elegance and richness too.

  22. Shona, WOW this is stunning. Love the way you made the wreath and I also love the elegant but simplistic look of this beautiful card.

  23. Wow, this is stunning Shona! Fabulous design and I love how you framed the sentiment with all the poinsettias.

  24. What a stunning design this is!! I just love how you've done your background with that golden shimmer!! Love the all white with touches of gold accents on this! That sentiment is so beautiful and you've really done this set a great showing! :) Thanks for sharing!

  25. White and gold elements always dress up a card, and yours is no exception. Very classy!

  26. What a STUNNER! Elegant, gorgeous, beautiful, incredible! I love your layers and your gold accents everywhere. What a beauty!

  27. This is stunning Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Michelle DT Co-Owner/Admin for

  28. This is fabulous! Thank you so much for sharing at Fussy & Fancy and good luck with the Challenge. Judy DT

  29. What a wonderful creation! Your work is STUNNING!! Thanks so much for playing with us at Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges. Hope to see you again soon :)

    michelle (PDE DT)
    Purple Monkey Moments


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!