Friday, July 14, 2017

Sparkle N Sprinkle July 2017 Reveal {07.15.2017}

Welcome to the Sparkle N Sprinkle
 Christmas In July ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿคถ New Reveal Blog Hop!

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

The sets are:

 Winter Greetings Birds and Wreath 855
(Digital Version DIGI855FS

Elf Peeker 858
(Digital Version DIGI858BG)

Winter Flamingos Set 1 860
  (Digital Version DIGI860SG)

Winter Flamingos Set 2 861
(Digital Version DIGI861SG)

Spirit of Christmas Poinsettia 862
(Digital Version DIGI862B - huge digi bundle)

Crystal Snowflakes 868
(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:

Chris ... YOU are HERE!

(*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 ๐Ÿ˜€).  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!

And NOW, let's check out my July 2017 Reveal "Christmas in July" project

I fell in love with the Crystal Snowflakes stamp set. I created the card panel, and stamped one of the snowflakes in blue ink. Then, I blended some light blue distress ink along the edges to tone down the white cardstock. I stamped the larger snowflake in blue ink, and slightly offset it using a stamp positioner, and stamped it again with Versamark Ink. Then, I sprinkled on Sapphire embossing powder, and heat set it. I matted the panel with black cardstock, and adhered it to a white cardstock base.

I also added in some Crystal Drops to parts of the embossed large snowflake. I squeezed on Caribbean Ocean and White Blizzard drops, which really made the snowflake even more fun!

I love using Tear-ific Tape to make glitter strips, and this card was perfect for it. I laid down a strip of 1/8" Tear-ific Tape towards the bottom of the card. I then laid down a strip of 1/4" Tear-ific Tape above it, and another below it. I pulled away the release paper on the 1/8" Tear-ific Tape, and sprinkled on Mermaid glitter, and burnished it in. Then, I removed the release tape from the 1/4" Tear-ific Tape and sprinkled on Waterfall glitter, and burnished it in as well. These two work so well together! I love these glitters!!

I stamped out one of the sentiments, using Versamark Ink, and then sprinkled on Sapphire embossing powder, and heat set it. I die cut the sentiment with an oval die, and matted it with black cardstock. Then, I squeezed on little drops of White Blizzard Crystal Drops all around the edge. This looks like little rivets in real life and is really cool!

I squeezed a few little dots of Crystal Drops on the edges of the card, and this card was done. It was fun to make, and I love all the colors. I know you will love this stamp set too!

Our next stop on our July 2017 Reveal Blog Hop is Shona. She ALWAYS makes the most beautiful cards, I know you will love what she has in store for you!

Thanks for stopping by. Have a magical day!


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  1. Wow! What lovely sparkle, and lots of amazing texture with those amazingly perfect dots squeezed so beautifully on this darling card. I especially like the background you stamped, Chris, with the light layer of flakes in the background, too. Almost like a bokeh technique. Great card! hugs, de

  2. Your blue snowflake is awesome! Thanks for sharing your inspiration with us all.
    Karen Letchworth

  3. Oooooooo.... The Snowflake! What an elegant card you created!. Simple but elegant!

    LOVE your beautiful snowflake and your clever dimension by offsetting the layers, love your sparkling strips under the sweet sentiment too!

  5. Lovely snowflake. Thanks for showing all the detail shots.

  6. Very cool. Love the offset dimension to the snowflake. The blue hues are just perfect for this set!

  7. All of the sparkle is perfect for the snowflake. Love how you embellished the image. TFS

  8. Gorgeous. Very chilly and sparkly. Hugz

  9. Wow, great photos showing the dimension of this card, wish I could touch it! Off-setting the snowflake was a great idea, it almost gives it movement...

  10. Your sparkly ice accents are so pretty, and I love the blue snowflake. What a fantastic release.

  11. What a beautiful snowflake design. The subtle background of snowflakes really makes the bright and sparkly one pop.

  12. Ever have one pf those days you just couldn't do anything right? Today is mine! I'm trying to heat emboss glitter!!!!!!!!! The horror, you laugh, I haven't. I'm sure I will later. Right now I'm too tired too. I haven't gotten my order yet. I don't understand about the Digi stamps. I'm completely computer liberate except for the most basics. I just want to lay down and cry and then laugh LOL!.

  13. Fabulous card. Love the snowflake.

  14. Fabulous card Chris! Love how you created the background with the smaller stamp from the set. Love the glitter tape strips too.

  15. Wow this is really stunning!! I love the different monochromatic blue tones and all of teh lovely sparkle that you managed to capture on this beauty!! So glad to see how that terrific tape is being use as I have some, but haven't used it quite yet! Thanks for sharing this pretty design! :)

  16. At the beginning, I thought you had made a very simple card. Then I noticed all the lovely details you added, and it took on more dimension! Stunning!