Sunday, January 14, 2018

Sparkle N Sprinkle January 2018 Reveal {01.15.2018}

Welcome to the January 2018 
Sparkle N Sprinkle New Reveal Blog Hop! 

We are pleased to reveal the following new stamp sets this month.

The sets are:

Cherished Moments - Bride 875
Digital Version: DIGI875B

Roses In My Heart 879
Digital Version: DIGI879FS

Ornate Greetings 880
Digital Version: DIGI880DE

Cara and Mouse Friend 881
Digital Version: DIGI881SG

Hello Foxy 882
Digital Version: Digi882B

You are definitely going to want both the digi version as well as the rubber version because when you purchase the digital versions, there are lots of extras that aren't available otherwise.  These extras can include additional images, additional sentiments, digi papers (in some cases), and a cut file.

The new sets are 20% off until the 20th of the month.  Head on over to the SNS store once you've finished the Blog Hop and start shopping.

SNS is always adding new products and new product lines to the store.  So stop by often to see what's new! 

One GRAND PRIZE WINNER will be announced on the 17th of the month.  One of the Designers is our Mystery Host and the winner will be selected from comments left on her blog.  You must leave a comment on each of the Designers' blogs in order to be selected as the winner, as you never know who the Mystery Host will be.  This is checked for compliance.

The GRAND PRIZE WINNER will be announced on the SNS Facebook page and on the SNS Blog and will receive a $20 Gift Certificate to the shoppe!

The Blog Hop order is:
(Tip: if you have difficulty with a particular link, try clicking on the Designer's blog title to be directed to their Home page.)

Chris...You are HERE!

We hope you enjoy the New Reveal Blog Hop as much as we enjoy creating new projects for it.  Be sure to visit the SNS Blog for even more inspiration.  Something new is posted most every day.

Did you know that SNS has a You-Tube Channel?  If not, then you are in for a real treat.  Subscribe today to get all the latest tips and techniques!

Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge
 group is on Facebook.  

This is a closed group (just trying to keep out spammers), but we want anyone who to participate to join.  Click on the link and join in on the fun today! 

The Creative Challenges run from the 1st - 25th of each month.  A SNS image (either rubber or digi) is required.  If you don't have any yet, there are freebies located on the Home page of the SNS website.  Just scroll down the page a bit to see them.

The Creative Challenge Winner and Top Three will be posted on the last day of each month.  The winner will receive a $15 Gift Certificate to go shopping at theSNS store.

Please review all the Challenge Rules before submitting your photo 😀.  We can't wait to see what all you create using SNS images.

Products used:
Cara and Mouse Friend [Digi881]
Tangerine Machine [138e]
12” Wide Base Craft Guillotine [454a]
Tonic Die Swirling Frame Layering Die Set [1462e]
Tonic Die Scalloped Circles Layering Basics Die Set [1455e]
Princess Rose [EP387]
Diamond Dust [G1116]
Cloud Nine [GM2000]
Gecko [GM2045]
Ocean Breeze [GM2039]
Mocha [GM2040]
Caspia [GM2048]
Pink Fizz [GM2050]
Butterscotch [GM2051]
Sakura Glue Pen [Quicky]
Deluxe Adhesive [200N]
Versamark Ink [VM-001]
Anti Static Bag [99512]
3/4” Tear-ific Tape [SAT05]
Carnation Pink Crystal Drops [666N]

I used the Cara and Mouse Friend digi stamp to make this shadow box card. I sized the image on my computer, then printed it out onto white cardstock. I used the pre-colored version, so all I had to do was bling up Cara and the mouse with some awesome glitters!! Here is a close up of Cara and the mouse. I rolled on adhesive using the Sakura Glue Pen, and then sprinkled on glitters: Pink Fizz for her dress, shoes and hair flowers, Butterscotch for her hair flowers, Mocha for highlights in her hair, Gecko for the grass, and Ocean Breeze for her hair flower centers.

Here is a close up of the sweet mouse! I love the Diamond Dust glitter, and it was perfect to embellish the mouse. He sparkles so much with this glitter. I just love him!

I also printed out one of the stamp set sentiments, and die cut the sentiment using Tonic Die Scalloped Circles. I also die cut one size larger from pink cardstock and used the pink to frame the white circle. Before adhering them together, I treated the circles with my Anti Static Bag, swiped Versamark Ink along the scalloped edges and sprinkled on Princess Rose embossing powder, and heat set them. Check out how different the same embossing powder looks on the white cardstock (it looks lighter pink) and the pink cardstock (it looks darker pink with more depth to it). I loved how this turned out. I also squeezed on some Carnation Pink Crystal Drops along the edges of the sentiment and added some paper flowers from my stash and adhered pearls to the center.

I also pulled out some paper flowers from my stash. I layered them up using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive, and added a pearl from my stash in the centers. I swiped some Sakura Glue Pen adhesive around the pearl and along the petals, and then sprinkled on Cloud Nine glitter. This made the flowers sparkle for sure!

This card is a shadowbox card. They are easy to make, but harder to show well in photographs. I took this photo below to help show the dimension on this card. It is about 2" deep. To make the card, I used my Tonic Guillotine cutter and cut two pieces of pink cardstock to be 5" tall by 9-1/2" wide. I scored both of them at 1/2" and 7-1/2". I folded them and created the shadow box by putting them together into a large rectangle (One piece is the front and side, the other piece is the back and side). I also created the "middle" layer by cutting another piece of pink cardstock to be 5" by 8". I scored this piece at 1/2" and 7-1/2". Now that I had all my pieces ready, I began die cutting them. I started by die cutting out the white cardstock with the printed image of Cara and her Mouse friend. I used the Tonic Tangerine die cutting machine, and used Tonic's Swirling Frame Layering Die to cut out the image. I used the same die to cut out the front layer, and the next smaller die to cut the middle layer. I also blinged up the image layer. I adhered some 3/4" Tear-ific Tape behind the scroll work on the edge. Then, I burnished in some Caspia glitter through the front of the image, and the glitter adheres to the tape that is exposed. This is a really fun and easy way to bring a lot of oomph to your image! Then, I adhered the image to the back of the shadow box, adhered the layers together, and the card was done!

Your next stop on our blog hop is Jess. She has an AMAZING creation to share with you! Make sure you keep hopping and comment on ALL the designer's blogs to be eligible for the great prize of a $20 Sparkle N Sprinkle gift certificate!! Woot woot!

Please join our Creative Challenge on Facebook and post your beautiful cards there. You can win some prizes (hint, hint, sometimes there are pop-up prizes given away) and the big monthly prize is a $15 gift certificate to Sparkle N Sprinkle! And, remember to comment on all the designer's blogs to win for this Reveal Blog Post!

Thanks for stopping by. Have a magical day!


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  1. SOOO pretty! I love all the glittery accents you gave this sweet little girl! This card is simply gorgeous!

  2. Lovely! I love the dimension and all the glitter and crystal drop accents.

  3. Chris your shadowbox card is gorgeous!

  4. Wow! You really went all out with this stunning shadowbox masterpiece, Chris! Fantastic photo tutorial, too! hugs, de

  5. Great job on this shadow box Chris. Love the jazzed up, glittered digi image of Cara and her little friend.

  6. Fabulous! Love the shadow box and the blinged image looks great.

  7. Very pretty. Love the frames you used to create the shadow box. Thanks for the inspiration

  8. Very detailed. love 3d layers. Pretty Pink color. Gorgeous

  9. So pretty! Love the use of layers and accents to the flowers! Thanks for sharing😊

  10. She’s so cute! I love the pinks. I love the shadow box frames

  11. Beautiful shadowbox card! Great way to show off these sweet friends!

  12. WOW - WONDERFUL card!
    LOVE your sweet image and colouring with a touch of sparkle, LOVE your sentiment and dimension of your delicate die cut frame!

  13. Wow love seeing new ideas and inspiration. This card is so cute, I want to make it now.

  14. I love, love, LOVE your card! It is super adorable and very elegant!

  15. Sweet shadow box design and great coloring.

  16. The shadowbox card is gorgeous and love the sweet image.

  17. Wow what a stunning shadow box design! Love your coloring and sparkle! TFS!

  18. Beautiful the layers!

  19. Love the layered frame on this card!

  20. Absolutely beautiful card design! Love all your gorgeous details! Such a sweet image!!

  21. Love how the dies spotlight the little girl!

  22. Love how the dies spotlight the little girl!

  23. love the 3d card it is so cute the dies are wonderful

  24. Loving the framework around this sweet little princess and the mouse! Nice little highlights of glitter. This will make a great Valentines card!

  25. Gorgeous shadowbox card and love all the dimension and added sparkle and accents...another beauty!!