Sunday, April 30, 2017

Sparkle N Sprinkle May Reveal

Welcome to the Sparkle N Sprinkle
 May Reveal Blog Hop!


There are EIGHT new rubber stamp sets being released this month, plus a new Digi Papers set, and two huge Digi Bundles.

The sets are:

840 - Happy Flowers  
(digi version DIGI840FS - see below)

844 - True Beauty  
(digi version DIGI844B)

845 - Girlfriends Support Set 3  
(digi version DIGI845BG)

846 - Flower Girl-Magic in You  
(digi version DIGI846BG)

847 - Kaitlyn Mermaid  
(digi version DIGI847LS)

848 - Rory Batter Up  
(digi version DIGI848LS)

849 - Graduation-Final Roll Call  
(digi version Digi849-850B - see below)

850 - Graduation-Party Time  
(digi version  Digi849-850B - see below)

Digi849-850B - Graduation Bundle (combines both sets plus includes additional images)

Digi840FS - Happy Flowers Bundle (includes additional images, decoupage sheets, digi papers)

Digi4004FS - Rainbow of Pastels Patterned Paper Pack (Digi Papers)

The new sets are 20% off until May 3, 2017, so after the blog hop, hop on over to the NEW STORE and have fun shopping - be sure to check out the OTHER amazing new products as well! 

Be sure to check out the new SNS Blog, which can be found here!

On May 3, ONE GRAND PRIZE WINNER will be selected from the comments left on all the Designers' blogs listed below.  Please leave a comment with each designer to be eligible for the Grand Prize (checked for compliance).  The Grand Prize Winner will be announced on the SNS Facebook page and the SNS New Blog.  

Also, 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 May 3, 2017.  So once you finish the blog hop, head on over to the New Store and start shopping.

On May 3rd, 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 New Blog, will receive ALL of the new rubber stamp sets revealed this month.

The Blog Hop Order this month is:


(*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!

Here is my card for the reveal!

I made this beautiful, but easy 'flower pot' card!

You will need to cut a piece of card stock 3 1/2" x 9".
Score as shown at 2"and 5 1/2".

Fold along score lines as shown and using a border die or punch
cut decorative edge along pot front flap.

Flip the front flap (decorative edge) up and place in a paper trimmer
with 2" score line lined up with the cutting track 
and the 5 1/2" fold line on the 1/2" mark on the trimmer.
Cut making the pot shape.  You will need to do this for both sides.
If you want to make sure you have the cuts exactly lined up on both sides,
you can also trace the cut off piece onto the opposite side, then just cut along trace line.
You should now have a 'perfect' pot!

start rubbing it on your pot front only.
(I used my 'finger' washes off easily)!

Now you have a nice 'patina' on your pot!

Using Happy Flower set, stamp several times with Versamark,
emboss with Black Detail embossing powder,
and color in with Copics.  Fussy cut the flowers out.
Add a back piece to your flower pot inside the pot (approx 3" x 3")
I added a white base, then embossed with a cloud embossing folder
on a blue card stock.
Arrange the flowers where you want them,
then carefully add Tear-ific Tape 1/2" across them to hold flowers in
and to adhere front of flower pot to them to close.

Using Brushable Glue, add Mauvelous glitter to the flowers and
Margarita glitter to the leaves.
I also stamped a butterfly from the Corner Garden stamp set,
and added Orchid glitter to it.

Once again using Versamark, stamp the sentiment and emboss with
Key Lime embossing powder.
Add your ribbon and tie on your sentiment with twine!

A couple different options is to have a 'pull out' piece from the
flower part and stamp a sentiment on it
(I opted to totally adhere mine down)
do as I did and stamp a message (sentiment) on the back.

Next on the hop is the very talented Eret...
make sure to visit all the designers and leave a comment
for your chance to win the entire MAY release!
(all links are listed below for your convenience as well in the body of the post)

Entering the following challenges:
Cardz 4 Gals .... Shaped Card

Stamps:  Happy Flowers #840,
Corner Garden  #842 (butterfly)
Glitter:  Mauvelous G1100,
Orchid G1097, Margarita GM2032
Embossing Powder:  Key Lime EP219,
Other:  Versamark VM001,
Other:  Ribbon, Twine, Scallop Punch,
 EB folder (your choice)
Technique:   Flower Pot card


Anne Temple said...

Fabulous card Diane! Love the flower pot design. Love all the step by steps too.

Donna Ellis said...

Thanks so much for the flower pot template, Diane! I love this design! Your fussy cut flowers are done PERFECTLY, without a single hitch or gab - sigh - I covet your cutting ability - lol. Thanks for all the photos in how you put the pot and flowers together - such a great idea to use the tear-ific tape like that. BEAUTIFULLY done, right down to the mousse. I don't have much of that, and think I need to invest in some very soon. BEAUTIFUL CARD, my friend! huggers, de

Karen Letchworth said...

You are SO incredibly creative and talented, Diane. Thank you for inviting me to hop along. What fun stamps you get to play with!!! Thanks for introducing me to them. I love how your flower pot is 3-dimensional and how the flowers POP right out. Fabulous art!
Karen L

Jessica K said...

This is sooo prettty! I love all those fussy cut flowers - just gorgeous! I may have to "borrow" this idea for some mother's day cards! :)

Denise Bryant said...

Love your flower pot card! The flowers are gorgeous!

Shona Erlenborn said...

Great idea with the flower pot! Such happy little flowers to be in there too! Awesome job Diane!

cinderella said...

This is one fabulous card. The flowers pop out so much. They really look like you could pick them.

Puppy Kisses and Paper Dreams said...

So beautiful! I love the flower pot and how these flowers are so perfectly presented in this pot. I have a question though - does the card "open" at all? I thought it might from the photos with the initial scoring and folding, but I can't tell later on, especially after adding the tear-ific tape across the front of the flowers under the flap. Regardless if it opens or not, this is the most amazing card with flowers! I wanna copy this for sure. I love your colors and sparkle, and your fussy cut flowers are perfect.

Unknown said...

I cant wait to make this beautiful flower pot card, it is so pretty!

Leslie Miller said...

Heck of a release! Wow, what a cute and easy way to make a flower pot! Reminds me I have some flower pot dies that haven't been used for a while. I get so overwhelmed with all the stuff! These flowers are so cute and look very fun to color. Fabulous inspiration, Diane!

Valerija said...

What a sweet, happy card. Great idea! I just love the shape and the flowers!
Valerija xx

Belinda said...

Love, Love, Love, your flower pot card!!! The flowers are colored so beautifully and the sparkle is just perfect for this sweet card!!

ionabunny said...

Gorgeous and fun card. Thanks for the tutorial. Love those pretty flowers. Hugz

Lisa said...

This is so gorgeous!! The flower pot looks amazing!! I love the colors and design!! Your tutorial is fabulous!! Beautiful project, my friend!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

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Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Pretty card. Love how you constructed the pot for your beautiful flowers. TFS

sammi said...

How adorable! LOVE LOVE LOVE this card fold! So fun and unique! Thank you for the inspiration and the reminder of how much I love Spring!

Unknown said...

Your flower pot is GORGEOUS, Diane. How super creative. I can't wait to visit all the stops on this fun blog hop and see everyone's art.
Sierra Winters

Michele H. said...

Too cute!

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Diane! I am back with my other hat! So happy to see you at the Cardz 4 Galz Challenge. Thanks for joining in with your lovely artwork. Hope to see more of your pretty creations in our future challenge themes! Please check back to see if you have won a badge.
crafty hugs,

Sian said...

Beautiful card! I love your design. Thank you for joining us at Cardz 4 Galz. Sian.