Glitter Queens Blog Hop Day 1

Welcome to Day 1 of the Glitter Queens Blog Hop!  Thanks for joining us today! Either you’ve come from Sue Novick’s blog or this is your first stop. Be sure to continue through by clicking the button at the end of the post.  Our hop with continue until Wednesday so please be sure to come back each day!

Have you ever wished for an embossing folder that just doesn’t exist?  You can create the look of  an embossed background with the Faux Embossing Technique!

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To make my card I used our Transfer Adhesive Sheets which have a protective coating over very sticky, strong adhesive.  Before running it through the Big Shot, I peeled the paper off of the Transfer Sheet and placed the sticky transfer sheet onto my Whisper White cardstock. You’ll run it through the Big Shot using this “sandwich”:

1.  Magnetic Platform

2.  Cutting Plate

3.  Adhesive Sheet/Whisper White cardstock with cardstock facing up

4.  A piece of waxed paper (this helps to remove the Thinlet)

5.  “Hello” Thinlit

6.  Cutting Plate

The word Hello easily peels off of the transfer sheet with a nice layer of adhesive on the back.  Another option would be to cut out the word using your Whisper White cardstock and then adding your own adhesive such as Tombow or the 2-way Glue pen.  For me, the adhesive sheet made it so easy to place the words down on my paper!

I started in the middle of my cardstock with the first hello.  I cut off the pieces that hung over the paper and was able to place some of the scraps onto my finished piece so don’t throw away those pieces until you are completely finished!  When you’re done, it looks as though you used an embossing folder!

I punched a few flowers using the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack, sponged Coastal Cabana ink around the edges, added a candy dot and adhered them around my words!

Here’s one more!

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Thank you for stopping by today! Kris Miller is your next stop!  Click HERE to continue on to her site or click the NEXT button below!  See you tomorrow!


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Here’s the list of Glitter Queens participating in the blog hop!

1.  Dawn Griffith

2.  Jennifer Kay

3.  Dee Slater

4.  Sue Novick

5.  Tracy Bradley  You are Here!

6. Kris Miller

Product List – Click on any item to be taken to my Stampin’ Up! online store

Glue Dots


Joy Fold Card

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Happy Monday!  I hope you had a nice weekend and that your day has started well!

Today I have a Joy Fold card using lots of new products! You can see how the card opens up in my picture below.  I really love the watercolor effect so I think that’s why this stamp set appeals to me so much.  It’s called Painted Petals and I’ve matched it up with the Painted Blooms DSP.  The base of my card is Wild Wasabi and the insert uses my favorite In Color, Blackberry Bliss.  To hold the card closed, I used one of our beautiful shiny Something Borrowed Embellishments.  If you love bling, you’ll really like these!

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The products I used to make my card are listed below.  Click on a thumbnail and you’ll be taken directly to that page on my online store.

Thanks so much for visiting today!

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Glue Dots


Paper Pumpkin

Today I want to talk about Paper Pumpkin.  I’ve talked about it before on my blog but there have been many changes to the Paper Pumpkin program in recent months.  I will be very honest with you, I have joined and rejoined PP several times. I wasn’t overjoyed by the kits and decided that it just wasn’t for me.  If I was going to recommend it to you, I wanted to try it and see what I thought.

I have signed up again.  Why?  When I went to the Stampin’ Up! Convention in July, demonstrators were able to look at some upcoming kits.  I absolutely loved what I saw.  I couldn’t take pictures because we went through a room that was curtained off and picture taking was not allowed.  I immediately signed up again as soon as I returned home from Convention.

When my kit arrived last month, I was very impressed with how much was in it, much more than in the kits I had previously ordered.  You can make the projects as they are intended or change them up.  Stampin’ Up! even has a video each month (see below) that shows you how to make the projects as well as everything included in the kit. At the end of my post, you can see a card I made with the kit, but I made some changes.

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There’s a special going on right now, but it expires this Wednesday!  If you join before this date, your first two months will be 50% off!! After that, you can continue or you can cancel your subscription.  Why might you want to subscribe?

  • Each month you can create the Paper Pumpkin surprise with everything you need.
  • You will receive a Stampin’ Spot (small ink pad).  It gives you a chance to try some new colors and see if you like them
  •  You’ll add new and exclusive stamps to your crafting supplies
  • CUTE projects!!!!

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email me.  You can visit the Paper Pumpkin site and look around by clicking here.  If you decide to join, please choose me as your demonstrator.  Be sure to check out the video below and see one of the cards I created!

Paper Pumpkin Promotion


Here’s the card I made with the kit.  I took a piece of Whisper White (see picture below the card) and sponged it with Melon Mambo and Daffodil Delight. These colors remind me of a popsicle I used to eat when I was a kid.  Back then they were called Missiles.  Delicious on a hot day!   Back to the card . . . .  then I glued that piece to my Daffodil Delight card base, put Stampin’ Dimensionals to the Hello base and attached it!  Just another look using some of the elements of the kit.  My little polka dots were made using a stamp in the kit.

Hello with dots


Thanks so much for stopping by!  If you have questions, please ask!

Kind Koala



I wanted a card to send to a friend to let her know that I’m thinking of her and this is the card I made.  She’s gone through some difficulties these  past few weeks so I hope this little guy brings a smile to her face.

Is there someone that you know who could use a handmade card to brighten their day?

My Swaps

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Today I have two more swaps that I made for Convention.  I really like how two of our NEW In Colors, Blackberry Bliss and Lost Lagoon, look together.  So pretty!  I used the Moonlight DSP Stack to create my flowers.  Any idea how I made them?  I used the Heart punch!  I punched 8 hearts, folded them in half and then attached them to a 1 3/4″ circle. Pretty easy to make.  Because there are so many different designs in the Moonlight DSP Stack, there are many possible combinations that you can create!

Thank you for stopping by today!