There’s just something about sequins that make them fun! So it’s no surprise that the blog team was excited to partner with Pretty Pink Posh
for a sequin-filled blog hop! Besides lots of colorful sequins, Pretty Pink Posh also carries die templates, seed beads, ribbon and more. A BIG thank you goes out to Paulina at Pretty Pink Posh for supplying all of the designers with product for the hop! Ready to get hopping? Let’s go!
One look at this card and it probably comes as no surprise to you that I like sparkle. I also like cards that are super-easy to make like this one.
To get started, simply die-cut three squares, evenly spaced, from the left side of a white cardstock panel. Cut another cardstock panel to fit behind the die-cut piece and trace the three squares onto the left side. Add double-sided tape to the traced squares and began adding rows and rows of sequins. Adhere the die-cut panel on top of the sequin panel, stamp your sentiment in the corner and adhere the entire panel to a card base. Very easy and sparkly!
Celebrate Your Day
Supplies used: Sequins (sparkling clear, watermelon, sugar plum mix) and Stitched Banner Duo die set from Pretty Pink Posh; turquoise polka-dot embossed cardstock from Bazzill Basics Paper Inc.; whisper white cardstock from Stampin’ Up!; Stacking Sentiments stamp set from JustRite Papercraft Inc.; Memento tuxedo black ink pad from IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko; 1/2-inch-wide Scor-Tape and scoring board from Scor-Pal Products; paper trimmer from Fiskars.
As soon as I saw the Stitched Banner Duo die set, I knew one of my cards would have to be a shaker card. Ever since we’ve featured them in our summer issue, they’ve become my current favorite card style. And given my love of hand-lettering, I wanted to find a way to incorporate all of my favorites (sequins, shaker boxes and calligraphy) into one card.
To make the shaker box, place the square die inside the banner die and run them through the die-cutting machine to create a banner with a window. Adhere a piece of clear acetate to back of banner to cover window followed by three layers of foam tape along window edges. Sprinkle a few or several sequins into the formed box.
Now it’s time for hand-lettering! I used a calligraphy nib and ink to write “happy day!” onto a piece of white cardstock cut to cover back of shaker box. If you don’t want to hand-letter, you could also stamp the sentiment or use a computer to generate it onto your cardstock. Adhere the lettered piece onto the back of the foam box making sure edges are sealed securely.
For the background, create a hand-lettered panel of birthday-themed words such as “make a wish,” “celebrate,” “birthday wishes” and “blow out the candles.” Layer this panel onto cardstock and then onto a card base. Finish by adhering the shaker box in place. This would make such a fun card to send to a friend on their special day!
Supplies used: Sequins (sparkling clear, watermelon, sugar plum mix, silver confetti) and Stitched Banner Duo die set from Pretty Pink Posh; perfect plum and rose red cardstock from Stampin’ Up!; X-Press It Blending Card from Imagination International Inc.; Nikko G Nib, pen holder and Higgins Eternal Ink from John Neal Bookseller; teal Shimmer Trim from Close To My Heart; 1/2-inch-wide Scor-Tape and scoring board from Scor-Pal; paper trimmer from Fiskars; Crafty Foam Tape from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®.
Want to join in on the fun? Paulina from Pretty Pink Posh is hosting a giveaway on her blog. Click here for all of the details on how you can enter for a chance to to win this fun package.
Next up is the talented and sweet Lisa Lahiff
! Can’t wait to see what she’s created!
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