Saturday, July 15, 2017

Sparkle N Sprinkle July Reveal

Welcome to the Sparkle N Sprinkle
 Christmas In July 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:
Eret (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).  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!

But now I'll tell you a bit about my card. I used Spirit of Christmas Poinsettias stamp set #862. Flower stamps are my favorite. I was very excited to see that this month SNS revealed this lovely Poinsettias set with beautiful sentiments. I decided to make a Double Z-fold card with it.
I stamped the sentiment with Versamark ink to a white cardstock and heat embossed it with Silver Detail Embossing Powder. After die cutting the sentiment I inked the label edges with Weathered Wood Distress Ink. It needed a little more sparkle so I took a Small tip Nuvo Glue Pen and draw a frame which I covered with Diamond Dust Glitter. Few dots of Nuvo Crystal Drops (Silver Lining) was also added around the sentiment.
To make the decorative layer behind the sentiment I used Brown Cardstock and Spellbinders Frame One die. This shape was cut in two and adhered behind the sentiment layer.

Second sentiment was stamped directly to the pattern paper. Again, I used Versamark ink for stamping and heat embossed it with Silver Detail Embossing Powder. It didn't show out from the paper as much as I'd like to so I took white Gel Pen and draw lines around the words. 

All the flowers was stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa ink to a white cardstock. I used Promarkers to color them. I fussy cut them and left narrow white border all around. I added Diamond Dust  Glitter with Small tip Nuvo Glue Pen to the flower petals. Centers are covered with Nuvo Glitter Drops (Honey Gold).

One of the pattern paper had very nice splatters on it. I thought to add some dimensional splatters too with Super Thick Silver and Super Thick White Embossing Powders. I love the effect of those EP-s. They are very easy to use too - just sprinkle some to the card and heat emboss from underneath. 

For the card base I used brown cardstock. Top edge is die cut with Spellbinders A2 Scalloped Borders One die. Edges of the lighter pattern paper is inked with Weathered Wood Distress Ink. For darker pattern paper I used Ground Espresso Distress ink.

I had lots of fun of making this card. The next stop on our blog hop is Donna. She has something amazing to share with you.

Materials used:
Stamp Credits: Spirit of Christmas Poinsettias #862;
GlittersDiamond Dust (G1116);
Embossing PowdersSilver Detail (EP257), Super Thick Silver (EP467), Super Thick White (EP355);
Inks: Memento (Rich Cocoa), Versamark, Distress Ink (Weathered Wood, Ground Espresso);
Dies: Spellbinders (A2 Scalloped Borders One, Frame One), Pierced Labels;
Coloring Medium: Promarkers;
Cardstock: White, Brown, Pattern paper (Stamperia-Winter Woods);
Others: White Gel Pen;

Thank you for the visit!
Hugs & smiles


  1. Such a lovely creation, Eret. The vintage feel of your card is pretty enough for home decor, but all the special silvery touches make it alive with sparkle, too. I especially like the splatters, the thick EP, the crystal drops... the use of the extra sentiments... all beautiful. hugs, de

  2. I really admire your card. I'm partial to poinsettias at Christmas, and you did a great job on your fussy cutting and application of them on your card.

  3. This is stunning, Eret. I love the poinsettia and the sentiment. Fabulous!
    Karen Letchworth

  4. Really cute card. Nice way to create a Z fold card.

  5. DELIGHTFUL card!
    SO MUCH to LOVE, from the wonderful sentiment and sparkling poinsettias, to the fancy folds and super thick splatters - WOW!

  6. Love the warm feel that this clever Z-fold card has! Love the paneled background.

  7. Those poinsettias are gorgeous. Great card.

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  9. Your card is so beautiful. I love the fold. You included so many beautiful elements. TFS

  10. Love this release. A great mix of cute and traditional. Your poinsettia card is gorgeous. Hugz

  11. Such an elegant card, love the dimension!

  12. I love your card, Eret. The folds, the wood-grain music paper, the poinsettias, and everything. What a fantastic release.

  13. This is so gorgeous with those pretty poinsettias and I just love the sentiment used with them.

  14. Absolutely beautiful! Love your card!

  15. Your z fold card is stunning Eret! I love the gorgeous border at the top too. It makes this so unique.

  16. Loving this new poinsettia stamp set! Your Z-fold card is fantastic!
    Marsha E

  17. WOW! What a really gorgeous design!! I really love those sparkly poinsettias and your stunning Z-fold design! I especially love that wonderful Christmas sentiment too!! Thanks for sharing!

  18. This is incredible! Absolutely stunning, gorgeous, beautiful, and so much fun. I love the double-z fold, and I love your top border which makes this card even more fun and beautiful. Fabulous, my dear! I LOVE it!


Thank you so much for your comment. It is always so nice to read them. Hugs and smiles. Eret

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