Saturday, October 1, 2016

SpiegelMom Scraps Sparklers DT Monthly Blog Hop!!!

Hello everybody and welcome the monthly SpiegelMom Scraps Design Team Blog Hop! We are so excited that you are here with us today! You should have arrived here from the Amazingly talented Jody's blog. The entire blog hop line up can be found HERE, should you get lost along the way! 

 October 1st is World Cardmaking Day, so we chose to celebrate by making cards for this months hop!

I am NOT a cardmaker, I LOVE watching card process videos and I admire beautiful cards, I just never though mine turned out well. I was nervous for this challenge! But it was fun in the end and will be making more cards in the future when I need them. 

For the hop today, I actually made 3 cards! I had so much fun, I just kept going. They are fairly simple in design, but I really wanted the sequins to be the star of the show! 

For my first card, I chose to spotlight the Let's Be Mermaids Sequin Mix. The colors in this mix are so fun and bright and I just love them!! I started by making a row of sequins, one of each from the mix. I then continued the rows, staggering the starting point of each row. I worked on this on a separate piece of cardstock and adhered the panel to my card base then they were dry. I thing doing this gave a nice bit of dimension. I punched 3 pink hearts from some matching cardstock, added 2 gold stars from the Gold Sweetheart Confetti pack and added a sweet sentiment from the Tim Holtz small talk sticker pack.

 The next card I created, I began by adhering my sequins to a piece of vellum and then to a grey cardstock base to make the colors pop! This card features the beautiful Magical Ocean Sequins and I had fun using all the sequins in this mix as part of the design. In a 2x2 square, I lined up the pinks and blues from this pack, switching the beginning color of each new row. In the last row, I ended with a large silver star from the pack. I went back and added the tiny silver stars between the rows. So sparkly and pretty! I used my ATG to place a 1 1/4" wide pink strip across the center of the card and placed the sequin panel in the middle. I embossed my sentiment in the bottom right corner. I love how the sequins just stand out on this one!!

My last card was a lot of fun and has a lot of sparkle!!! A few strips of gold glitter washi tape were glued down to a blank card base. I spread Scotch Quick Dry adhesive over the glitter tape (it dries clear!) and sprinkled the Aqua Marine Dream sequins over the wet glue. I used a piece of scrap paper to press the sequins into the glue. When it was dry, I brushed the loose sequins off and started on the rest of the card.I cut 2 white panel strips, one thick and one thin and used foam tape to adhered them to front, allowing them to create a channel where the sequins could show through. I embossed my sentiment on a grey square, which I adhered to a white doily and placed on the front of the card, in the middle. I scattered some of the vellum and sequin stars in the corners. SO fun and what an impact the sequins make!!! 
I hope you all enjoy my first time at card making! With the beautiful SpiegelMom Scraps sequin mix's as inspiration, it was so simple once I found ways to really let them shine! Be sure to head over to the Shop and pick some of the gorgeous mix's up and be inspired by there beauty!  Be sure to use LISA15 for 15% off all your SpiegelMom Scraps purchases! 

Your next stop on the hop is the the always talented and creative Christy!!! 
Make sure you leave a comment on each of the hop stops today to be entered to win a $10 SpiegelMom Scraps shop credit!
You will have 3 DAYS TO HOP THIS MONTH!! The winner being announced on the blog (added to the top of the blog post that day) on October 4th.



  1. "I'm not a car maker"
    Pah!! You are now :D
    Love the green and gold

  2. love the sequins you used-great cards

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  4. Great Cards I love how you made the sequins shine on them!!