Friday, March 31, 2017

Sparkle N Sprinkle April New Release Card Blog Hop {04.01.2017}

Welcome to the Sparkle N Sprinkle
 April Reveal Blog Hop!


The sets are:

Girlfriend Support Set 2 - 839  
(Digi version DIGI839BG)

Christmas Holly Blessings - 841  
(Digi version DIGI841B - includes extra sentiment)
**Limited Edition**

Corner Garden - 842  
(Digi version DIGI842FS - includes extra images, decoupage sheets, and digi papers)

Corner Garden Digi Bundle set - DIGI842FS (includes extra images, decoupage sheets, and digi papers)

Proudly Patriotic - 843  
(Digi version DIGI843J)

Vibrant Watercolor Digi Papers DIGI4001FS

The new sets are 20% off until April 3, 2017, so after the blog hop, hop on over to the NEW STORE and have fun shopping - be sure to check out the OTHER amazing new products as well! With names like TONIC STUDIOS, STAMPENDOUS and HOUSE MOUSE, you're sure to fill that cart up quickly!

SNS also has a brand new blog, which can be found here!

On April 3, ONE GRAND PRIZE WINNER will be selected from the comments left on all the Designers' blogs listed below.  Please leave a comment with each designer to be eligible for the Grand Prize (checked for compliance).  The Grand Prize Winner will be announced on the SNS Facebook page and the SNS New Blog.  

 There are FOUR new rubber stamp sets being released this month, plus a new Digi Papers set, and a huge Corner Garden Digi Bundle. 

Also, 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 April 3, 2017.  So once you finish the blog hop, head on over to the New Store and start shopping.

On April 3rd, 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 New Blog, will receive ALL of the new rubber stamp sets revealed this month.

The Blog Hop Order this month is:

Chris ----This is me!
Corner Garden surprise

(*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 (including the Corner Garden surprise post).  
 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!

And now, more information about my card!

When I saw the April new releases for Sparkle N Sprinkle, I just had to use this stamp set! This set, Proudly Patriotic, has some great features on it, notably, the cherry blossoms and fireworks! The first thing I did was size and print out the flag, in color, using the digi version of Proudly Patriotic stamp set. Here is the card I made.

After printing out the digi image in color and die cutting it into an oval shape, I used the Nuvo Glue Pen Small Tip to roll on adhesive and start adding all sorts of glitter! I used Bubble Gum glitter on the cherry blossoms. I LOVE cherry blossoms, and have been in Washington DC, one of my favorite U.S. cities, during the cherry blossom festival. So gorgeous! Cherry blossoms hold a very special place in my heart. When I saw this set, I focused on those gorgeous cherry blossoms and had to highlight them! I also used Margarita glitter on the leaves. Here is a close up of those beautiful and sparkly blossoms! It also shows the frame I die cut to surround the oval image. To make the frame, I covered a piece of white cardstock with 2-1/2" Tear-ific Tape, and then die cut it into an oval shape. I sprinkled on and burnished in Denim glitter.

I used Daisy glitter on the yellow fireworks. Here is a close up of that amazing glitter that made these fireworks look so pretty! This photo also shows the additional frame oval. Again, I covered a piece of white cardstock with 2-1/2" Tear-ific Tape, and then die cut it into an oval shape. I sprinkled on and burnished in Bubble Gum glitter.  

Here is another photo that better captures the cherry blossoms, along with all of the fireworks. I used Blue Lighting glitter on the blue fireworks, and Raspberry Soda glitter on the reddish pink fireworks.

I also created a background on the card. I laid strips of 1/4" Tear-ific Tape at an angle, and then die cut the card panel with a scalloped rectangle die. Then, I pulled off the release tape from every other stripe. I dumped on Bridal glitter to make the white stripes, and burnished it in. Then, I released the rest of the stripes and dumped on Gypsy Red glitter and burnished that in. Once this was done, I had a background that looked a lot like stripes on the U.S. flag! Look at that sparkle!

I treated a piece of red cardstock with my Anti Static Bag, and then stamped out the sentiment using the Proudly Patriotic stamp set, using Versamark Ink. It is GREAT combining the digi version and rubber stamp sets. I sprinkled on White Detail embossing powder, and heat set it. I die cut the sentiment with a scalloped rectangle die, and framed it with black cardstock die cut with a rectangle die. Here is the awesome sentiment.

Here is another photo of the full card. This one was really fun to make, and like I said, I LOVE cherry blossoms ... this card will always make me happy because of those gorgeous blossoms!!!!

And, cuz I am a total geek, here is a photo of me and my sweet baboo in Washington DC, on a Segway Tour (SO MUCH FUN!) in front of a gorgeous cherry tree. This was a really fun trip. We had a great time on this Segway tour. I highly recommend doing one, if you ever get a chance in whatever city you are visiting. Lots of places do them, and Segways are awesome!

The next stop on our blog hop is Shona. She has something extra special in store for you, I know you will love it! Enjoy!!

These April new stamps are absolutely incredible. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!!!!

Thanks for stopping by. Have a magical day!


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  1. Wow, this is gorgeous! This is so elegant looking with that die you used and your background looks amazing. You look like you had lots of fun on your segway!

  2. Love the photo of you and hubby on your segway tour! Does it take much balance or coordination to use those? Seems like lots of fun, and I'm pretty sure if we go to EPCOT I would need to use one of those.

    Your card is beyond beautiful, Chris. I love the incorporation of the sparkly strips in the background ON A SCALLOP PANEL. Fantastic design. Your red, white, blue creation is spectacular! I'm glad to see that the color rendition turned out so well as a digital! The artist will be delighted! Everything about your card is amazing, and rather emotional as well. Thank you, Chris! Wishing you a fantastic week-end! hugs, de

  3. Beautiful card Chris - I agree - there is nothing that beats the Cherry Blossoms to mark the start of Spring! So pretty! You have highlighted them beautifully among the flag and the fireworks! Awesome job!

  4. I love this! It's sooo sparkly, fun and totally patriotic! I love the background you created - it works just perfectly with this image! Fabulous!

  5. Love, love your stunning beautifully put together. Oh, your segway looks so fun, I would definitely do that if I had the chance..and how nice to see some beauty instead of all the rain and gloom we have had here the last week or so!

  6. I Love that card, my most favorite background

  7. Perfect background. I love this card

  8. Beautiful card! Really like the oval framing of the flag in an oval and your background is outstanding.

  9. This new set is so nice and you did a great job showcasing it!

  10. Wow! Chris, your card is staunning. Love how you added sparkle to the pre-colored digi. My favorite thing about your card is the background - it's amazing.

  11. Love the background and you did an excellent job with the cherry blossoms. Great card

  12. WoW what a beautiful card Chris luv luv luv it.....thanks for sharing

  13. I love your card! I like the die cut also! I'm a big fan of die cuts! I could mess up my card and somehow die cut it and it looks right! What's not to love?