Lovely Fall Cards with Courtney Baker

Hey there, Courtney here! It’s my turn to post on the Glitz blog, and since it’s starting to feel like fall here I broke out the fallish Glitz papers. I really like these two shades of brown from the Kismet collection and Vintage Love.

Supplies:
Glitz Design “Vintage Love” Accents
Glitz Design “Vintage Love” Paper: Polka
Glitz Design “Vintage Love” Paper: Brown
Glitz Design “Kismet” Sticker: Teeny Alpha Red

 For my other card, it’s always fun to break out the Vintage Whatnots, and since I was already in the fall mood I just went with it.

Supplies:

Glitz Design “Vintage Love” Paper: Brown
Glitz Design “Vintage Love” Whatnots
Glitz Design “Kismet” Sticker: Teeny Alpha Red
Glitz Design “Kismet” Glitzers

Do you love fall? Are you happy for that great smell in the air that accompanies fall?

Thanks for stopping by!

Distressed Couture Home Decor with Michelle Jackson-Mogford

Hi all!

Today I’d like to share a piece of home decor with you using the yummy Distressed Couture collection from Glitz Designs. There are so many gorgeous Glitz papers and products I feel it is a shame to hide them away in albums. I love the new trend to display scrappy creations around the home and with the trend to upcycle things combined this is an ideal project.


The ingredients I have used; Glitz Designs Distressed Couture paper collection, Distressed Couture dress form stamp, Glitz Designs paper layers, Glitz designs Whatnot, Glitz Designs frame rub ons and Glitz Designs clear frosting

I quite simply used strips and rectangles of papers from the Distressed Couture collection, distressed the edges liberally, (this works brilliantly with the double sided paper so you get to see both sides) added aged mahogany distress ink and got out the sewing machine to stitch my layers together while adding some texture detail.


The layers of paper were then adhered to the base of the piece which is a stripped piece of corrugated cardboard box (this is where the upcycling comes in! I love stripping cardboard boxes and using them for my crafting)


The focal piece of my scrappy creation is a double Distressed Couture paper heart, distressed of course! Matted on to a stripped corrugated cardboard heart, which is layered onto a Glitz frame rub on (Glitz rub ons are second to no other rub on out there in my opinion!) and all this rests on a slightly distressed Glitz paper layer.


The addition of some lace and velvet ribbon stapled on adds to the shabby chic feel and the Glitz Dream Whatnot lends that oh so trendy Alice in Wonderland look to the piece. The finishing touches come from some Glitz frosting twisted to a flourish, the distressed couture dress form stamp embossed in black, a bit of bling and a kilt pin with charms from my craft box.

A super simple but stylish project that looks great on a small artists easel displayed for all to see. I recently taught this class at a retreat using the Glitz Plum Crazy range and that looked great too so why not have a play with your Glitz supplies and see what home decor you can create with all the yummy products, talking of which there is a whole host of new Glitz goodies about to hit the shops and they really are to die for delicious, so keep your eyes peeled, even here in the UK as I happen to know of certain places that have their orders placed and I will let you know as soon as it arrives on these shores!

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you’re all well and happy and until soon Happy Crafting!
Love
M x

Beautiful Vintage Love Cards with Christine Penaflor

Good morning! It’s finally feeling like fall here, and we’ve enjoyed a few cooler days recently. However, our temperatures in Southern California still linger close to the eighties which makes me long for more cooler days ahead.
Fall is actually my favorite season. I love seeing the trees in our neighborhood turn color, and the cards that I will be sharing with you today were inspired by the fall colors I’ve been seeing lately.

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This first card was made with the following supplies:

  • Glitz Designs Vintage Love Polka (VL2853) patterned paper
  • Glitz Designs Distressed Couture Stripe (DC2204) patterned paper
  • Glitz Designs Vintage Love Letters (VL2389) patterned paper
  • Glitz Designs Whatnots – Vintage Style Cards (V2679)
  • Glitz Designs Teeny Alpha – Brown Round (C2792)
  • Everlasting Keepsakes chipboard heart
  • Silver glass glitter
  • Vintage lace
  • Silk flowers
  • Sizzix embossing folder
  • Cream organza ribbon
  • Cuttlebug “Thanks” sentiment die

To create this card, I began with with a 5” x 7” card base made from brown cardstock. Next, I cut a piece of Vintage Love Polka patterned paper and distressed the edges. I took a vintage style card from the Glitz Whatnots collection and added a length of lace to the bottom of the card. I layered a piece of organza ribbon on top of the vintage card and then adhered this piece to the card front.
I cut a piece of Distressed Couture Stripe patterned paper and used the dark red side of it. I embossed this piece using a Sizzix embossing folder and then mounted the embossed paper onto a brown cardstock mat. These pieces were then adhered to a piece of Vintage Love Letters patterned paper (the light blue side). This was then mounted onto the card front using foam adhesive.

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To embellish the front of the card, I adhered silver glass glitter to a chipboard heart which was adhered to the red embossed paper.  Silk flowers and leaves were added to the side of the glittered heart.  The Glitz Designs Teeny Alpha stickers were adhered to a small piece of the light blue side of the Vintage Love Letters patterned paper for the sentiment and adhered to the card front as shown in the photo. Finally, the “thanks” sentiment was die cut from brown cardstock, adhered to the light blue side of the Vintage Love Letters patterned paper and hand cut to complete the sentiment.

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This second card was created with the following supplies:

  • Glitz Designs Distressed Couture Stripe (DC2204) patterned paper
  • Glitz Designs Vintage Love Damask (VL2358) patterned paper
  • Glitz Designs Vintage Love Letters (VL2389) patterned paper
  • Glitz Designs Whatnots – Vintage Style Cards (V2679)
  • Glitz Designs Teeny Alpha – Brown Round (C2792)
  • Everlasting Keepsakes chipboard heart
  • Silver glass glitter
  • Lace
  • Prima flowers and pearl swirls
  • Bazzill flowers
  • Sizzix embossing folder
  • Cuttlebug “So Kind” sentiment die
  • Spellbinders Nestabilities label die
  • Martha Stewart border punch

To create this card, I began with a square card base made from tan cardstock. I cut a square piece of Glitz Distressed Couture Stripe patterned paper and embossed the dark red side of the paper to add texture to it.  The edges of this piece of paper were distressed. Next, I mounted a vintage card from the Glitz Whatnots collection onto a piece of dark brown cardstock. This vintage card was then adhered to the dark red embossed paper.
From the light blue side of the Vintage Love Letters patterned paper, I punched a border and embellished this piece with a length of lace. This was adhered to the card front on top of the vintage card. A length of cream ribbon was adhered on top of the lace. I cut a label from the Vintage Love Damask patterned paper and mounted it onto dark brown cardstock. This piece was adhered onto the card front as shown in the photo.

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Finally, to embellish this card, I adhered the Prima and Bazzil flowers and Prima pearl swirls on top of the die cut label, added the die cut sentiment which was mounted on the tan side of the Vintage Love Damask patterned paper, and adhered the Glitz Teeny Alpha stickers onto the cream ribbon to complete the sentiment on the card.
I hope you enjoyed seeing these cards, and that you will be inspired to create your own fall-inspired projects as well! Thanks so much for visiting today!
- Christine

Spook-tacular Layouts with Lisa Andrews

This month I wanted to share a couple of Halloween layout ideas using Glitz products.

The Distressed Couture line was perfect for creating a spooky Halloween page. I played in Photoshop with a photo of my daughter from last Halloween to make the photo look grainy and a little messy.The red and black color combo was perfect for this Vampire Bride layout.My next layout has a photo of my other daughter from Halloween last year. Her costume wasn’t very spooky, so I decided to try out brighter, happier colors.
I added some plastic spiders for a quick embellishment with a Halloween vibe.If a line doesn’t seem like it will work for Halloween, give it another look and you may find out it is just what you are looking for.

Vampire Bride Layout: Paper, stickers, alpha, glitzers are all from Glitz Distressed Couture Line
Happy Halloween Layout: Paper from Maya and Distressed Couture Lines. Alpha and Rub-on are also from Glitz.

Harvest cards with Carla Peicheff

The orange, red, gold, and yellow leaves sprinkled along the sidewalks… the crisp smell in the air, and everything seems so “fresh”! My kids love the especially love the fall… speaking of fall, these warm soft colours from the Glitz Design Vintage Love Collection spoke “fall” to me…

For my first card I wanted to do a Thanksgiving card, which is today here in Canada! :) I’m having my family all over and we’re having a big potluck meal!! With some of this, and some of that! Yum!! :)

Materials:

  • Glitz Design Vintage Love Collection
  • Glitz Design Frosting (Red & Black)
  • Glitz Design Teeny Alphas (Round Brown)
  • Glitz Design Rub-Ons (Vintage Extras)
  • Martha Stewart Punches
  • Bazzill CS
  • Prima Blossoms

And then I decided to do a cute fall card.. I think the Metalic Polka-Dot rub-ons I used on my scallops totally make this card *POP*! Love them!!!

Materials:

  • Glitz Designs Vintage Love Collection
  • Glitz Designs Metallic Rub-Ons (Polka Dot)
  • Glitz Designs Frosting (Red & Black)
  • Bazzill CS
  • Cricut Expression & Create a Critter Cartridge
  • Doodlebug Brad
  • May Arts Ribbon

And that’s all for today ladies! Thanks so much for stopping by & taking a peek at my cards! If you’re in Canada, I hope you have a WONDERFUL & Blessed Thanksgiving day! :)

Inked & Misted Layouts with Sasha Halloway

Wanted to introduce some color in my layouts using ranger inks, random mist’s and Glitz stamps.  
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Elijah
When I decided to use this photo. I altered the colors a bit in the photo straight out the camera. I wanted to work with something a little distressed looking and fun at the same time and so I decided to mist the background with K.I Memories Lace cardstock and Tattered Angels Chalkboard mists in Charcoal. Once I let that dry and then used the Glitz stamps and Ranger Ink and stamped random colors on white cardstock and used a 2 inch scallop punch to cut them out. To get the bling look I added some stickles in each scallop.  I used the following materials:
Hallow Stripes H2699
Glitz Frame Stamps
Rebel Muscles R2459
Redo Button
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I think that black and white photos or a pastel sort of sepia/black with slight colors look really good on busy backgrounds and with bold colors like red, black and other deep colors. So with this I used the grid photo pattern that I always use. A great tip I love to use besides Photoshop is that I always go to Picnik for quick photo mosaics. So if you are wondering how to get yourself some mosaic photos try out Picnik. Here is what I used for the layout above:
Rebel Houndstooth R2473
Distressed Couture Blocks DC2310
 Glitz Grid Rub-on
Olivia Roses o2037
Now your turn to mix up some products and play with color. Have a great day

You’ve been Boo’d with Danni Reid

we are going to be “booing” some neighbors & friends this year.  we can’t wait, it’s that kind of
year that people need little fun pick-me-ups, neighbors being neighbors, just because, kwim? 
it was with these ideas in-mind that i decided to create a “boo” with my glitz supplies.  i love to create with papers i have on-hand, even papers that may
not be the “theme” i am creating in.  i just added some fun little yellow bicycle halloween chipboard pieces that i have in my
stash to the maya & distressed lines & had a “halloween boo” in no time.
i filled a windowed coffee bag from it’s in the bag with fun hershey’s bite-sized treats in fun halloween colors and tagged it with a fun “you’ve been
booed tag”.
you’ve been booed!
Glitz bag danni reid
i chose to use the backside of maya
stripe
 for the fun green pp.  love how perfectly these glitz papers work with the chipboard pieces.  i have held up
several different chipboard pieces & will be using those with these fun papers.
Glitz bag detailsdanni reid 
i also used distressed couture vines paper on
this to create the scallops, added the sentiment with the teeny black round alphas & then added some black frosting.
Glitz bag details2 danni reid
 
i also wanted to create a card for halloween using similar supplies & a couple of chipboard pieces.
Glitz card danni reid
i used the save the date stamps and the teeny black round alphas for the sentiment
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thank you so much for visiting me today.  i hope you’ll find some papers in your supply that can be used
to create something fun for a neighbor, family member or friend for halloween

Vintage Love Frame & Rosette Necklace with Nicole Petersen

i love taking something i paid less than $5 for and turning it into a piece of art, which adds charm to my home. here i bought a wooden frame from a discount store for $1.20! i first sanded it a bit, glued a beautiful piece of glitz paper from the vintage love collection, inked the edges with distress inks from ranger, and embellished with cardstock stickers, rub-ons, fabric flowers, and bling! easy and fun!

next, i created a rose using glitz’s paper layers and punches. the thin paper which the paper layers are made from are perfect for bending and molding 3-d paper flowers. of course, i couldn’t resist painting the finished flower with a little shimmerz blingz! i hot glued the completed flower onto an antique frame and black ribbon, which created a beautiful choker. now, it wasn’t meant to be for our cat, but my model was asleep! LOL! try making a necklace using your scrapping supplies! cheap and fun.

thanks for visiting us on our glitz blog!

nicole petersen

www.aplaceformescraplog.wordpress.com

The Little Things in Life with Noel Culbertson

I was thinking of pieces of mom advice for a friend’s new addition recently. What are all of the little things I would have loved to hear (or hear again) as a new mom? Then I got to thinking of all of the pieces of life I’d like to hand onto my girls. Not just the big things, but the little things. What is it that helps to make life beautiful on a daily basis. I have a sign on the mantel in our living room that reads, “Enjoy the little things in life, for one day you’ll look back and realize they were the big things.” 
So in my scrapbooking today I wanted to pass on a couple of those little things to my little ones.

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Supplies: Patterned paper: Scarlett Polka (S2044), Distressed Couture Floral (DC2198), Distressed Couture Blocks (DC2310), Scarlett Floral (S2068); Other: Distressed Couture Rub-ons (RO2518)
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Supplies: Patterned paper: Vintage Love Velvet (VL2372), Vintage Love Damask (VL2358), Scarlett Floral (S2068), Distressed Couture Blocks (DC2310); Other: Garden Glitzers (B2336)

Happy Halloween cards with Kay Sibley

Boo!  How about some spooky Glitz Design cards?  I’ll admit these aren’t super spooky because I’m not a fan of scary things.  I guess you could say these cards are less trick and more treat!  {wink}
This “scary” spider card was created with Distressed Couture Polka Dot and Kismet pattern papers. I stamped with the Grid Distressing clear stamp to add more dimension.  The little spider was also made using Distressed Couture paper and the Cricut Doodlecharms cartridge.  I layered a Detour Glitzers star sticker onto a glittery chipboard star then added some ribbon and round Teeny Alpha stickers.     

I used a Vintage Whatnots post card on this next card.  These post cards are fabulous and very versatile.  I layered on a Vintage Extras rub on.  The polka dots on the card base are also a Glitz rub on!  

Of course, you can give your holiday cards to friends and family but remember you can also decorate with them.  For example, place them on your mantle or sideboard table to make your home festive!   

Happy Fall to you!
Scary:  Pattern Papers (Distressed Couture, Kismet), Clear stamp (Grid Distressing), Alphabet stickers (black Teeny Alpha), Star Sticker (Detour Glitzers), Rhinestones (Frosting):  Glitz Design; Cardstock:  Papertrey Ink; Glitter chipboard star:  My Mind’s Eye; Ribbon:  Lil Davis; Pipe cleaner, floss:  own supply; Cricut cartridge (Doodlecharms):  Provo Craft; Paper scuffer:  Making Memories

Happy Halloween Day:  Pattern paper (Distressed Couture Blocks), Post card (Vintage Whatnots), Rub on (Vintage Extras, Polka Dot), Alphabet stickers (black Teeny Alpha):  Glitz Design; Cardstock:  Papertrey Ink; Ribbon:  Offray; Border punch:  EK Success; Felt button:  Jenni Bowlin; Button:  own supply; Thread:  Coats 

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