Quick Cards, Made Easy with Tracie Hudson

Glitz Wotnot’s make great page accents for your scrapbooking pages, but they are also one of my favourite quick fixes to reach for when I need to whizz up a greetings card.

Combine the Wotnots with Glitzers and your card is guaranteed to come together in next to no time at all.
Add a Glitz cardstock sticker and Voila!!, you have an instant greeting to add to your card!

Glitz product = Quick Cards, Made Easy.

Product used – Glitz Designs Love Nest “Stripe” patterned paper, Glitzers, Whatnots and Cardstock Stickers.

Thanks for dropping by.


The Magic of Make Believe with Tammy Tutterow

Have you ever come across a  patterned paper collection that you just felt was made specifically for a special photo you had?  That is how I felt the first time I saw the Vintage Love collection.  I knew that it was a perfect compliment that would add to a special photo of mine while not taking attention away from it.
One of the things I really love about this collection is that it is so subtle and beautiful.  When you add embellishments to it and it blends with them seamlessly without falling into the background.  It shines and remains a focus point of the project.
It’s patterns coordinate so well with one another.  It is so easy to add multiple patterns from the collection without overpowering it.  On this page I used the light side of “Damask” as the base, the pattern side of “Floral” as the main pattern, the beige side of “Polka” and the blue side of “Letters” for the photo mat.
For embellishments I added ombre ribbon (salvaged from a bow in a vase of flowers), velvet leaves, paper flowers, and glitter stars by Prima.  The straight pin with the pearl tip is an unknown goody from my scrap stash.
For my title I used an assortment of letter stickers.  The small tab letters are by Making Memories, the glitter letters are K&Co, the black letters are BasicGrey, and the felt letters are by Prima.
Even though this collection is almost a year old I still feel a wave of paper love every time I see it.  No matter what project I use it on it feels perfect.  It is a timeless classic that is going to have a home in my paper stash for a very long time.

Lovely cards with Kay Sibley

I hope you and yours had a memorable Thanksgiving filled with love and happiness!  It’s wonderful to have a special day set aside to reflect on all our blessings.  I’m working hard to not take my blessings for granted but to recognize them every day!  
Here in the USA, today is called Black Friday.  It marks the official beginning of the holiday shopping season.  I bet many of you will brave the shopping malls and stores this weekend and I’m wishing you lots of bargains and good luck!  :)  After the hustling and bustling, I hope you take time for yourself to settle in and enjoy some crafting. It’s very easy to forget to slow down during this hectic time of the year.  
How about some creations with the new Glitz Design goodies?  It’s so easy to be inspired by these amazing products!  I made this first card by making a long “tag” and then adhered it to a card base.  This tall size is fun for a change!       
Glitz Design “Scarlett” Papers:  Bouquet, Stripe
Glitz Design “Scarlett” Paper Layers
Glitz Design “Scarlett” Peek-a-Boo accents
Glitz Design Fleur de Lis rub-on
Other:  Papertrey Ink cardstock, Zanny Zinnia crochet flower, Creative Imaginations pearl brad, own ribbon
The following card has a flower that was fussy cut from Love Nest Floral paper.  You’ll see on the close up photo that I added diamond dust to enhance the outline of the flower.  It’s a subtle, elegant effect. I also placed a Love Nest Peek-a-Boo accent behind the flower.  I love using them!  
Glitz Design “Love Nest” Paper:  Damask
Glitz Design “Hoopla” Papers:  Pipework, Polka
Glitz Design “Love Nest” Peek-a-Boo Accent
Other:  Papertrey Ink cardstock, button, ribbon and ink, Wendy Addison diamond dust glitter, Coats thread, Westrim Crafts twine, own pinking shears
Enjoy the rest of the holiday weekend and let the shopping begin!  {wink} 

Bits and Blessings with Noel Culbertson

November always brings a time to reflect on just how very thankful I am for all of the bits and blessings that fill my daily life. Our family, our home and having my husband home rather than overseas this year.  With so many moments to treasure each day, don’t forget to count your blessings and count them often!

love & marriage
love & marriage {detail}
love & enjoy life {detail}
love & marriage {detail}
Love & Marriage
Glitz Design “Love Nest” Papers: Stripe, Damask
Glitz Design “Hoopla” Paper: Pipework
Glitz Design “Scarlett” Paper: Bouquet
Glitz Design “Distressed Couture” Paper: Blocks
Glitz Design”Love Nest” What Nots
Glitz Design Teeny Alpha Black Round
thanksgiving table
thanksgiving table {detail}
thanksgiving table {detail}
thanksgiving table {detail}
Thanksgiving Table
Glitz Design “Love Nest” Papers: Block, Damask
Glitz Design “Hoopla” Papers: Polka, Frames, Cake
Glitz Design “Love Nest” What Nots
Glitz Design “Love Nest” Titles cardstock stickers
Glitz Design Clear Stamps: Scarlett, Save the Date
Glitz Design Teeny Alpha Ivory Block

Thankful for You with Courtney Baker

Hey friends! Happy early Thanksgiving! When I heard that it was going to my turn to post on the Glitz blog the day before Thanksgiving, I knew picking a theme would be easy! :)

For the first card I wanted to use these cute new distressing stamp. Lately I’ve been trying to “think outside the box.” I knew I would be hand delivering this card, so why not have a little fun by going outside the “box” of your card base?

Glitz Design “Love Nest” Papers: Polka
Glitz Design Clear Stamps: Distressing Set 3
Glitz Design Teeny Alpha Brown Block

I think I’ll be using that “This Day in History” stamp a lot. For my next card, I went with a thankful card, but I used the Hoopla November Whatnot, to add a little Thanksgiving flair.

Glitz Design “Love Nest” Papers: Sky
Glitz Design “Hoopla” Whatnot
Glitz Design “Love Nest” Glitzer Stickers
Glitz Design Teeny Alpha Ivory Block

I hope you all have a great Thanksgiving!

Love Abiding with Michelle Jackson-Mogford

Hi all,
Today I get to share some more Glitzy goodness with you … I am so lucky to get to play with the amazing Glitz products and new lines and I am so lucky to be married to a wonderful man. 19 years ago I met my soul mate and 11 years ago this month I got to marry him. It has become a little tradition of mine over the years that I scrap a page of us then and now, this year my page was prompted by the Scarlett paper layer I’ve used…. a perfect sentiment and a perfect Glitz line!

Love Abiding

Glitz Designs Scarlett papers; Wallpaper, Polka, Bouquet
Glitz Designs Scarlett Paper Layers
Glitz Designs Scarlett Rub ons
Glitz Designs Scarlett Peek-a-boo
Glitz Designs Scarlett Glitzers

Now I have to confess I thought I would stick to the darker colours of the Scarlett line but I was drawn to the yellow side of the Bouquet paper so much I had to use it, which scared me a little as I think this is the first time ever that I have scrapped with these colours, but do you know what? I loved using a different colour palette, it was refreshing and so easy with everything co-ordinating within the line.

I cut the beautiful floral corner from the Bouquet paper, tore a strip from the green polka of the same paper and a large green rectangle from the wallpaper 12 x 12(love that green!) For my page base, distressing edges and inking.

Layering it up I tried to make things overlap in places to meld it altogether.

I printed some small ‘then’ pictures of us in sepia and distressed them with my trusty nail file.

And printed a large ‘now’ picture of us in colour, matting it onto some of the bouquet paper, distressing the edges and curling them up to add dimension.

After layering the 3 small photos down the page I added one of the new embellishments to the Glitz family, a peek-a-boo, a pack of fun designs printed onto transparent film to overlay and layer up. I used the lovely frame one to pick out a photo of us on our wedding day, attaching the top right corner with silicon glue as this would be hidden by the main photo.

To tack the opposite corner of the peek-a-boo down I used some of the pretty Scarlett Glitzers, they tie in beautifully with my floral corner and also add the perfect amount of bling (those crystals are encapsulated within the stickers, so easy to use!) while acting as a fastener.

I ripped the bottom and one side of the paper layer which started this layout and inked the edges before simply adhering it to the page to sit under my main photo which was added on foam pads to make it stand out.

Lastly, to tie in the floral bottom corner of my page and to add an interest to a bare, sharp corner of the main photo I applied a rub on to a piece of acetate and cut it out, the rub ons are so super strong and beautifully detailed they are great to create your own embellishments, adding them to acetate allows you to use them in other ways than just flat.

I added it to the top corner of my photo on foam pads, added a bit of handwritten journaling to the top left corner and voila there is this year’s then and now layout.

A complete departure on the colour front for me but I love it and I also love the fact that everything on this page is from Glitz and all from one line to boot!

I hope you’re having as much fun as me creating with the new Glitz products! Thanks for stopping by and I’d like to take this opportunity to wish all my Family and friends in America a very happy and peaceful thanksgiving. Until soon, Happy Crafting!
M x

Friendly Vintage Cards with Christine Penaflor

Good morning! As we approach Thanksgiving here in the United States., I would like to thank everyone for taking a moment to visit today!
I would also like to thank Glitz Designs for the opportunity to work with their marvelous product lines, and today I will be sharing a couple of projects from the Glitz Designs Love Notes collection.
One thing that we can all be thankful for is a good friend and what better way to remember a friend than with a handmade card like the one below:


For this card, I used the following products:

  • Glitz Design “Love Nest” Paper:  Sky, Polka
  • Glitz Design “Love Nest”  Titles Cardstock Stickers, Whatnot Cards
  • Other: Bazzill cardstock, Prima flower, Cuttlebug die, woven trim, ribbon

To create this card, I made a card base from dark brown cardstock. Next, I cut a piece of Sky Glitz Design “Love Nest” Paper and adhered it to the left side of the card front. A piece of Glitz Design “Love Nest” Polka paper was adhered to the right side of the card front and then I drew a border around the edges of the patterned papers using a black pen.


A piece of brown cardstock was die cut and the swirls were adhered on top of the Sky patterned paper. A length of woven trim was adhered next to the die cut swirls and a vintage card from the Love Nest Whatnot set was adhered onto the card front. Layered on top of the vintage card is a doily and a vintage image sticker from the Love Nest Titles cardstock sticker set. Finally, a ribbon bow and flower complete the card.
Another thing we can all remember and be thankful for is the journey that we make through life with all its ups and downs, good times and challenging times, joys and sorrows. So often it’s easy to focus on where we want to be that we forget the moments that are before us to enjoy. I hope that this following project is a reminder to take a moment to appreciate and be grateful for the journey that we travel in the present time.


I used the following products for the card shown above:

  • Glitz Design “Love Nest” Paper:  Sky, Damask
  • Glitz Design “Love Nest”  Titles Cardstock Stickers, Whatnot Cards
  • Other: Bazzill cardstock, Prima flower and pearls, Tattered Angels chipboard, Martha Stewart border punch, lace, ribbon, sewing machine stitching

First, I created at 6”x6” card base and adhered a piece of Love Nest Sky patterned paper to the top half of the card. A piece of Love Nest Damask patterned paper was adhered to the bottom half of the card front. A Love Nest Whatnot card with the title “Remember” was cut in half, stitched along the edges, and adhered to the top half of the card front.


A border was punched from a piece of brown cardstock and adhered to the bottom half of the card front as shown. Layered on top of the punched border is a length of aqua ribbon, lace, an embossed chipboard piece and a sentiment sticker from the Love Notes Titles Cardstock set. Finally, a flower and pearls were added to complete the card.
Thank you again for dropping by for a visit today, and may you all enjoy a wonderful week ahead and a blessed Thanksgiving holiday for those in the United States!

Beautiful Autumn with Michelle Jackson-Mogford

Hi all,
It’s that Glitzy time of the month again when I get to share a project with you AND some of the new goodies that the Oh so talented Glitz team have brought us. If it’s possible to be in love with paper products I am head over heels … the biggest question is where to start! Which line, which exciting new embellishment to use?
To be honest I wanted to use it all but settled with a little … for now!

Beautiful Autumn

We don’t have thanksgiving here in the UK but there are times in life that stop you in your tracks to give thanks for family, friends and moments like these. Driving home on bonfire night last year Mother Nature made me stop in my tracks, get out of the car and snap this pic on my mobile phone. Who needs a firework display to ‘oohhh’ and ‘ahhh’ at after you’ve seen this! I wanted to record it in a scrap page and the new Love Nest collection from Glitz Designs was the perfect choice.

Glitz Designs Love Nest papers; Polka, Sky, Damask and Floral
Glitz Designs Love Nest Rub ons
Glitz Designs Love Nest Cardstock stickers; Titles and Journalling
Glitz Designs Love Nest What Nots
Glitz Designs Tulle

I marked out an aperture, slightly smaller than the photo which I wanted to be central (unusual for me!) to take focus, and cut it out with a craft knife from the polka paper. I then ripped a square from the reverse of the sky paper (a fabulous scrunched up brown paper) to add a frame over the frame and ripped out the centre.

After ripping out the polka aperture, distressing paper edges and inking copiously I adhered the brown paper frame to the page and then ripped back into the polka aperture to roll and fold sections back.

To continue the optical illusion that the photo is popping out of the paper I then backed the aperture with the damask paper.

I added the photo into the frame on foam pads to add more dimension and used some words from the Love Nest titles, journaling and rub ons packs as well as adding the cute bird rub ons to fill the edge.

To pull some of the fabulous citrus green colour from the title stickers I tore a strip from the green side of the floral paper, I love how Glitz add contrasting colours that really pop in their collections so you can mix it up. I also tore another strip from the brown paper side of polka, inked them and attached them across my page with just enough green peeking out.

One of the new additions to the Glitz lines is the Tulle which comes in yummy colours, I used a strip of the brown attaching it across my page with brads and twisting it to add interest. I also twisted and tacked down the bit of tulle that would sit under my journaling block to add more shape (and also to make it easier to add the block!)

I sanded, distressed and inked the Love Nest What Not, I love that Glitz has brought out a set of What Nots to go with each new line, they’re so useful and so much fun!

I used the What Not for my journaling and added it to my page.

The finishing touches were some flowers and vines to reflect nature and to tie in all the elements of the page. And that’s it a record of a most amazing display from Mother Nature brought together beautifully with the new Love Nest line from Glitz.

That’s all from me for now, I’m off to delve back into my box of Glitzy goodness and create some more …. Now which line next? Scarlett or Hoopla? And Oh look at those peek-a-boos……

Thanks for stopping by, see you soon and until then Happy crafting!
M x

Birthday Hoopla cards with Carla Peicheff

Good Morning ladies! I received my DT box full of the new Glitz Design goodies, and i’m in heaven! The new lines are all so scrumptiously gorgeous! Sooo many fabulous new goodies out! I decided to start with the Glitz Design Hoopla Collection…

I created a cute pocket birthday card…


  • Glitz Design Hoopla Collection (Zebra, Polka, Frames)
  • Glitz Design Hoopla Rub-Ons
  • Glitz Design Hoopla Cardstock Stickers: Titles
  • Glitz Design Hoopla Glitzers

And another fun birthday card!


  • Glitz Design Hoopla Collection (Pipework, Cake, Frames)
  • Glitz Design Hoopla: PeekABoo Sheers
  • Glitz Design PomPoms: Aqua, Black, Yellow.
  • Glitz Design Cardstock Stickers: Titles
  • Glitz Design Frosting: Red & Black

That’s all for today ladies! I hope you enjoyed my cards and be sure to get your hands on some of the newest Glitz Design goodies! Yum!

The Story of my Life with Emeline Seet

I still can’t decide which is my new favourite Glitz Design collection. The new papers are fabulous and the new range of embellishments are marvelous! Personally, I am so excited about Glitz Design Whatnots ephemeral pack.
Here, I decided to indulge a little and used Glitz Design Vintage Chipboard Album and made a mini album just for myself.

I cut out a yellow (my favourite color!) rose motif and used it as a centre piece on the cover. The chipboard covers are so sturdy,ring bound and even comes with 3 vintage papers to be used as your inner pages! Since i am a ribbon/tulle + bling girl, I happily added Glitz Design Brown Tulle and Blings as a finishing touch.

and i mixed some Glitz Designs Whatnots ephemerals from past season’s together with the latest from Glitz Designs Scarlett Whatnots.

Glitz Design Vintage Chipboard Album
Glitz Design Scarlett Whatnots
Glitz Design Alphabet Sticker (Black)
Glitz Design Tulle
My next item, I created a Love Album using bracket albums as a base. Glitz Design’s newest collection Love Nest is absolutely a delight to create with and I believe all you crafty ladies out there will love this shabby chic collection!

There is a blend of older and new products on this mini album. Whether old or new, they coordinate really well.

Glitz Design Love Nest Paper Damask
Glitz Design Love Nest Paper Block
Glitz Design Love Nest Paper Floral
Glitz Design Love Nest Paper Stripe
Glitz Design Maya – Glitzers Stickers
Glitz Design Vintage Love – Rub Ons
Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

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