Holiday Cheer cards with Iwona Palamountain

Hi peeps, it’s time to get Glitzy!! And, considering that Christmas is fast approaching (YAY!!!), I’m doing it in a holiday fashion. You think it would be hard to put together a Holiday-themed card, with the non-holiday collection? Nope. Glitz has it all covered, with a multitude of fun papers, whatnots, and a couple of embellishments, you will have a wonderfully festive card whipped up in no time!

Firstly, let me brag a little bit, about my favourite ever collection from Glitz, Beautiful Dreamer. It’s sweet and girly, but yet its colours are perfect for a non-traditional Christmas project. I admitted it many times on my blog, how much I love pink and teal and what a wonderful combo it is for the Holidays.
I utilized one of the papers on this card, that looks like candy cane, along with a Whatnot, trimmed to give a beautiful flourish frame for the focal point. I even found a matching sticker, so appropriate for the occasion!

Glitz Design “Beautiful Dreamer” paper: Stripe
Glitz Design “Beautiful Dreamer” Whatnot
Glitz Design “Beautiful Dreamer” Trim
Glitz Design “Beautiful Dreamer” Titles Cardstock Stickers
Glitz Design “Beautiful Dreamer” Giant Rhinestones

Other: cardstock: recycled kraft, teal; snowflake stamp: The Craft’s Meow; ink: Memento (Bamboo Leaves); snowflake die: My Favorite Things Die-Namics; glitter glue; buttons; striped ribbon

For the next card, I reached for one of the older collections, that I adore for its beautiful and rich designs, especially the papers – Love Games. The card that I made with it, is a hip and funky approach to the silly season. Again, I utilized the supplies on hand, from the said collection as well as a little bit of “Hoopla”, to create a collage card with the Holidays in mind.

Glitz Design “Love Games” papers: Damask, Polka, Stripe, Floral
Glitz Design “Love Games” Titles Cardstock Stickers
Glitz Design Teeny Alpha: Navy, Pearl
Glitz Design “Hoopla” Whatnot

Other: cardstock: white; ornament stamp: Hero Arts; ink: Memento (Rhubarb Stalk); Dizzy Doily die: My Favorite Things Die-Namics; string; buttons; seam binding

So what do you say? Aren’t these papers and trinkets versatile?? Yes siree! That’s one of the things that I love these for :)
See you next time, for some New Year’s cards!
Hugs, Iwona (Chupa)

Holiday Layouts with Nicole Martel

Hello everyone, Nicole here. Today I would like to share two Holiday layouts using pictures from last year. I’m not sure about you all, but I am not ready for the holidays! For my first layout, I decided to use a variety of products using our most recent collections. I love how this layout turned out. Notice how I sprayed snow flakes in the background using some chalkboard mists? They are subtle but they are there!

Here are a few close ups:

Supplies used:
Glitz Design Papers “Beautiful Dreamer Damask”, “Vintage Blue Floral”, and “Beautiful Dreamer Polka”.
Glitz Design “Dance in sunshine” Big Rhinestones.
Glitz Design “Beautiful Dreamer” and “Vintage Blue” Word Epoxy Stickers.

Other: Gingerbread man punch: Creative Memories
Screen: Chalkboard mists: Glimmer mist: Tattered Angels
Thickers: American Crafts
Pen: Adhesives: Corner rounder: Creative Memories.

And for my next layout, I used all products from the “Vintage Blue” collection. I really love how this one turned out.

Supplies used:
Glitz Design “Vintage Blue” Papers.
Glitz Design “Vintage Blue” Big Rhinestones.
Glitz Design “Vintage Blue” Epoxy word stickers.
Glitz Design “Vintage Blue” Cardstock Stickers.
Glitz Design “Vintage Blue” Trims.

Pen: Corner rounder: Heart punch: Adhesives: Creative Memories.
Studio Button Tool Round 14: Epiphany Crafts.

I hope that you enjoyed your visit today. Please come back!

Patterned Paper Wrapped Gifts with Michelle Philippi

I’m on this kick this year to wrap as few presents as possible with “real” wrapping paper.
I’ve used crafty bags and boxes, and today I’ve put my pretty patterned paper to use. Don’t tell my daughter, but she’s getting a couple of American Girl DVDs for Christmas. I thought some Beautiful Dreamer paper would work nicely for a girl gift because it’s pink, and it’s got that cool wintery feel to it.
Heck, the stripe one even has that candy cane feel to it!
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I folded my paper around my DVDs and just marked the spot where I wanted to stamp my sentiment.
Then just wrapped it up after and the sentiment was right where I wanted it to be.
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I added some coordinating pieces from the Beautiful Dreamer collection and sprinkled some chunky glitter on the edges. Tied it off with some pretty tulle and topped it with a giant rhinestone.
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I tucked a Whatnot here behind the tulle and put my daughter’s inital chipboard piece on the center of my bow. I have had that little k sitting on my desk for like a year – LOL!
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Beautiful Dreamer Christmas presents.
Glitz Design “Beautiful Dreamer” Stripe, Damask, Floral and Polka patterned paper and Whatnot; Giant Rhinestone

Letters to Santa with Mou Saha

Hi, Mou Saha here with today’s layouts!

My first layout is about my son’s letter to Santa. Even though the Glitz collections are not prominently Holiday themed, but if you look close enough, you’ll find little nuggets that lend themselves to Holiday layouts. For instance, the epoxy sticker that I cut to say ‘letter to’ or the paper layer that says ‘everything nice’ that I stitched to highlight ‘nice’.

For my second layout, I cut out birds from the Dance in the Sunshine 12×12 Birds Paper. I stitched ‘wires’ across the page and perched the cut out birds on them.

Layout 1
Dance in the Sunshine 12×12 Polka Paper
Vintage Blue 12×12 Toile Paper
Dance in the Sunshine Epoxy Stickers
Dance in the Sunshine Glitzers
Beautiful Dreamer Whatnots
Vintage Blue Peek-A-Boos
Vintage Blue Paper Layers
Teeny Alpha Pearl Stickers

Layout 2
Vintage Blue 12×12 Toile Paper
Dance in the Sunshine Epoxy Stickers
Dance in the Sunshine Paper Layers
Beautiful Dreamer Whatnots
Teeny Alpha Navy Stickers

Festive Layouts with Michelle Jackson-Mogford

Hi all
Well it’s that time again when I get to share some Glitzy goodness with you all from Glitz Designs and this month I’ve gone all festive :) 1st up is this layout ….

Santa Baby
A layout of our very cheeky grandaughter on Christmas day. I very rarely get a serious photo from her or her brother, but I love these photos they sum her up exactly. I wanted the layout to look like a present that was being unwrapped and the mix of elements from Beatiful Dreamer and Dance in sunshine with a little vintage blue thrown in for good measure gave me the fun festive look I wanted.

Here’s what I used:
Glitz Designs Beautiful Dreamer paper; Floral, Polka, Stripe and Houndstooth
Glitz Designs Beautiful Dreamer embellishments; Giant Rhinestones and Epoxy words
Glitz Designs Dance in Sunshine paper; Polka, Floral, Damask, Stripe and Raindrop
Glitz Designs Dance in Sunshine embellishments; Glitzers, Epoxy words and Trim
Glitz Designs Vintage Blue; Glitzers
Glitz Designs teeny alphas; Mint Grunge
Glitz Designs frosting; red and black

I ripped around the edges of the paper to create a frame and pulled sections back to create the un wrapped present feel and then added Glitzers to some of the patterned paper to create presents for some of my embellishments.

The tree is made up of sevearl layers of different greens from the papers and the Giant Rhinestones make perfect shiny decorations.

And the reindeer and sleigh is an embellishment created with some paper piecing, placed hanging over the page so it looks like rudolph is flying overhead pulling his sleigh with some of the Dance in Sunshine trim:) I think this will make a fun piece of home decor for the festive season!

Next up is this layout…

First Snow
We had a hard winter last year and it was Olivers first winter, after the initial shock of landing in the snow he soon got the swing of it and loved it as much as his brother. The colours in the vintage blue collection were perfect for this layout and here’s what I used;

Glitz Designs Vintage Blue paper; Stripe, Polka and Motif
Glitz Designs Vintage Blue embellishments; Titles stickers, Journalling Stickers, Epoxy words and Giant Rhinestones
Glitz Designs Teeny Alphas; Pearl

I kept this layout quite simple to focus on the picture and let the lovely colours of the paper do the work. After ripping strips across the layout, creating a curled photo mat and distressing liberally I added some splodges of acrylic paint with my fingers to create some snowy paw prints across my layout.

The fab stickers from titles and journalling added great accents to my page adding just enough detail and the Giant rhinestones give it an icy, blingy lift.

One little detail I love is the bottom corner that I ripped away to give a puppy chewed effect :)

And that’s it for this post and also sadly for my time with the Glitz DT. I have had to do a lot of soul searching with my decision to step down from this amazing team but life has got busier and busier and unfortunately some things have got to give :(

I have been honoured and proud to be able to work along side such amazing designers over the last 2 and half years and of course it has been a complete pleasure to work with the gorgeous Glitz girls and their wonderful product. I may not be here every month but in my heart I will always be a Glitz girl and will continue to love all the gorgeous product they bring us.

Thanks to everyone for having me along for the ride and hopefully I will see you all in cyber space soon.
Much love

Shaped Christmas cards with Laurie Schmidlin

Hi there!  With the Holidays fast approaching, I have kicked my Christmas card and gift making into high gear!  :-)  One of my favorite kinds of Christmas cards to make are shaped cards!  I think they are both unique and fun…perfect for the Holidays!

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For my first card, I used some of Glitz’s beautiful Vintage Blue papers to create a stocking shaped card!  While they are not meant to be Christmas papers, I think they work wonderfully!  I used the Glitz Vintage Blue Clear Stamps to ad some texture to the yellow parts as well as stamp the background for the focal image.

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My next card features some of Glitz’s Beautiful Dreamer papers.  Again, the non traditional colors of this lovely collection lend themselves perfectly for the soft Christmas cards I had in mind!  I embellished my tree shaped card with a die cut felt bird, ribbon, a puffy flower, and an epoxy sentiment!

Thanks so much for joining me here today!  Hugs, Laurie

Stocking Card
Glitz Design Vintage Blue Damask Paper
Glitz Design Clear Stamps – Vintage Blue
Glitz Design Teeny Alpha – Pearl
Glitz Design Vintage Blue Trim
Other:  Christmas Shaped Cards SVG file, Ribbon, Flower, Rhinestones, Sewing machine

Christmas Tree Card
Glitz Design Beautiful Dreamer Papers: Houndstooth, Damask, Polka
Glitz Design Beautiful Dreamer Peek-A-Boo
Glitz Design Beautiful Dreamer Epoxy Words
Other:  Christmas Shaped Cards SVG file, Felt, Flower, Bird & Branch die set (Sizzix), Ribbon, Rhinestones, Paper piercer

New Year’s sentiments with Lisa Andrews

With 2011 coming to a close, I thought it was time that I use my New Years Eve photos from the beginning of this year.

With the cool blue color in the Glitz Designs Beautiful Dreamer line, I thought it would be perfect for this wintertime/New Years layout.

The colors on this line seem so crisp and cool.

Today I’d also like to share two cards that I made using the Glitz Designs Dance in Sunshine line.  I’m thinking these would be great New Year messages to share with friends.

On the first card I used one of the Glitz Designs Peek a Boo frames. The frame was a bit too tall for my card, so I cut the frame where I knew it would be hidden by embellishments and then shrunk the frame down by overlapping the cut edges. Now the frame fits perfectly!

On the second card, the focus is the quote from the Glitz Designs Whatnots. I really like that so many of the Glitz product have easy to use quotes.

Thanks for the visit today!

Hello 2011 Supplies
Glitz Designs “Beautiful Dreamer” Patterned Paper: Polka, Stripe, Houndstooth, Toile
Glitz Designs “Beautiful Dreamer” Journaling Stickers
Glitz Designs “Beautiful Dreamer” Title Stickers
Glitz Designs “Beautiful Dreamer” Peek a Boo Transparency
Glitz Designs Teeny White Type Alpha

Live the Life Card Supplies
Glitz Designs “Dance in Sunshine” Patterned Paper: Polka, Raindrops
Glitz Designs “Dance in Sunshine” Whatnots
Glitz Designs “Dance in Sunshine” Trim
Glitz Designs “Dance in Sunshine” Glitzers

You are Just Right Card Supplies
Glitz Designs “Dance in Sunshine” Patterned Paper: Raindrops, Polka
Glitz Designs “Dance in Sunshine” Peek a Boo Transparency
Glitz Designs “Dance in Sunshine” Journaling Sticker
Glitz Designs “Dance in Sunshine” Trim
Glitz Designs “Dance in Sunshine” Whatnots

Christmas Card & matching Ornament with Kristii Lockart

Hi there dear friends!! I have a couple of Christmas projects featuring Beautiful Dreamer papers and goodies by Glitz Design to share with you today!!

My first project is a fun little altered chipboard house ornament:

I used a Melissa Frances chipboard ornament house as the base.  I traced the house onto the patterned paper and cut it out.  Then I assembled the house as directed.  I covered the house with the patterned paper using Claudine Hellmuth’s Gloss Multi-medium.
Then I painted the house base with white paint and then covered the roof with buttons and lace.  I covered the entire house with glitter and then embellished the house with Glitz Design Glitzers, Prima Resin Architecture, Pearls and a little Melissa Frances bottle brush tree. 

 Supplies used:
Glitz Design “Beautiful Dreamer” Paper: Polka
Glitz Design Beautiful Dreamer Glitzers
Papertrey Ink Buttons and twine
Martha Stewart Glitter
White paint, bow and lace from my stash
Recollections pearls

I made a card using the same goodies:

I covered the base of the card with Glitz Design Beautiful Dreamer Polka Paper and layered two Peek a Boos on top.  I die cut two trees, inked them, then covered them in glitter.  I cut the bird from the Dance in Sunshine Paper Layers.  Then, I embellished the card with hand-dyed seam binding, jingle bells, and an angel wing,

Supplies used:
Glitz Design “Beautiful Dreamer” Paper: Polka
Glitz Design “Beautiful Dreamer” Peek a Boos
Glitz Design “Dance in Sunshine” Paper Layers
Papertrey Ink Rustic Cream Cardstock
Papertrey Ink Holiday Photo Finishers Stamps and Dies and Love Lives Here Holiday Dies
Tim Holtz Tea Dye Distress Ink
Hand Dyed Seam Binding: MemrieMare
Jingle Bells from my stash
Martha Stewart Glitter

Sparkle & Shine with Emeline Seet

Sending you warm vibes as we enter into the last month on the calendar! It must be really cold over at some places right now!

The beginning of December also means the start of counting down to Christmas and the New Year! Over here at Glitz Designs, the team will bring to you a whole array of holiday themed paper craft,layout and card ideas.

I decided to make a couple of cards using an unconventional color scheme and one using a traditional color palette. The first card made use of gold and blue, where I added Glitz Design’s Giant Rhinestones. These come in really handy to make any card look festive!

Vintage Blue 12×12 Floral Paper
Beautiful Dreamer 12×12 Polka Paper
Vintage Blue Giant Rhinestones
Beautiful Dreamer Title Stickers
Beautiful Dreamer Journaling Stickers
Dance in the Sunshine Giant Rhinestones

My next card is a traditional shabby red Christmas card. To add a touch of glitter, I added mica onto the title sticker.


Beautiful Dreamer 12×12 Stripe Paper
Vintage Blue Paper Layers
Dance in the Sunshine Title Stickers

Using silver, midnight blue and cream color combination, I created a layout using Glitz Designs’ Vintage Blue Collection.

Whenever I think of this year end season, I love to fill my projects with anything that glitters. On my chipboard piece, I decorated with sugary fine glitter and mod podge. The effect is lovely and dimensional.

Again, Glitz Design’s giant rhinestones are incredibly appropriate.

Vintage Blue 12×12 Motif Paper
Vintage Blue 12×12 Rose Paper
Vintage Blue Journaling Stickers
Vintage Blue Giant Rhinestones
Dance in the Sunshine Title Stickers

Have a fabulous day!

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