Halloween Fun with Glitz Design!!

Happy Halloween, everyone!!  Hope your day is full of treats, and not so many tricks!!  Today we have a couple of Halloween projects to share with you!

First up is an amazing Halloween Wreath done by the amazing Ginger John….one of the fabulous Glitz Girls!!  Check it out!

Here is what Ginger had to say about the wreath:
“This is SUCH a fun project that can really be made for any of your favorite holidays! Making Paper Pinwheels is such a easy and cheap thing to do. To make this giant wreath you will want to gather your FAVORITE Glitz papers. Alright and possibly you could throw a few others in too. This wreath involves SIX Giant sized Paper Pinwheels which you can paint, distress, glitter, whatever you like. I then had a Rhonnadesigns.com digital WITCH that I purchased printed at costco in giant size. You are basically going to use a hot glue gun to adhere your pinwheels together and then adhere your giant witch in the front. Use Giant Patterned Glitz Rhinestones and tulle for the centers of your pinwheels.

Again this isn’t limited to Halloween- I’m actually gearing up to make myself a Fall and a Christmas one. They are just SO easy and so fun to make. I listed a few of the GLITZ products below that work fabulously for this Halloween decor project.”
Glitz Cashmere Dame Chevron
Glitz Yours Truly Grey Stripe
Glitz French Kiss Burlap Paper
Glitz Giant Rhinestones
Glitz Paper Layers- Vintage Book Papers with Style
Up next is a witchy little card created by me, Lea Lawson.  I combined some of the new product with the Polka paper from Dance In Sunshine….and it worked perfectly together!  Check it out!

I love when you can breath new life into older products just by using some of the new!  Don’t forget this when looking through all of your fabulous Glitz goodies….
Dance in Sunshine “Polka” paper
Cashmere Dame “Honeycomb” paper
Yours Truly Washi Tape – Stripe
Yours Truly Teeny Alphas – White
We hope that you have an awesome Halloween day, and that you  might be inspired to create some fun Halloween projects today!!  Don’t forget, you still have a couple days to link up your latest Glitz Design creations for us to see!  You never know….that might be the winner of this month’s giveaway!

Friendship Mini with Nicole Martel

Hello scrappers. Nicole here today with a quick and easy mini album. A few months ago, my cousin asked me if I would be willing to make a friendship mini album for her to give to her best friend who just went away for college. And since I enjoy making things for other people, I said of course! The “Hello Friend” collection was the perfect fit for my mini. I love the soft colors and pretty embellishments! I think I need another set because I’ve been using this collection like it’s going out of style. LOL.
  • Glitz Design: “Hello Friend” Paper
  • Glitz Design: “Hello Friend” Garland
  • Glitz Design: “Hello Friend” Cardstock Stickers
  • Glitz Design: “Hello Friend” Large Rhinestones
  • Glitz Design: “Hello Friend” Epoxy Word Stickers
  • Glitz Design: “Hello Friend” Layered Cardstock Stickers
  • Glitz Design: “Hello Friend” Glitzers
  • Glitz Design: Die Cuts/Transparency

Hope you have a great day and thanks for stopping by!


Glitz Fan Feature

Happy Monday, Glitz fans!  Today we want to feature YOU, and the amazing things you have been sharing with us that you’ve created this month!!  I’ve got some amazing projects to share with you…so let’s get right to it!

Larissa Albernaz

Georgia Heald

Rachael Funnell

Ruthie Tzchory

Erin Blegen

Vivian Keh

These are just a sampling of some of the amazing projects we’ve seen this month!!  You have 4 more days to link up your Glitz Design projects for this month!!  You never know…the winner of the monthly giveaway might be from that list!!  Plus…we just LOVE to see what you create with Glitz!  So, keep them coming!!

Step by Step Saturday with Laurie Schmidlin

I’m so excited to share with you my project for the Glitz Step by Step Saturday feature!  Since the Holiday season is approaching (as crafters, the earlier we can get started on handmade gifts the better), I thought I would share a tutorial on one of my favorite gifts to give – a card set with matching packaging!

Hello Friend Card Set

I used several products from the new Hello Friend collection (I am SOOO loving this collection right now) to create this note card holder.  This holder will hold 4″ cards and matching envelopes.

Hello Friend Card Set 2

Here’s close- of the Layered Stickers.  Aren’t they so lovely??  My heart goes pitter-patter just looking at them!

Hello Friend Card Set 3

Here’s a peek at the inside.  The holder on the left side holds the envelopes and the box on the right holds the cards.  I like to add layers and embellishments on my cards, so I could only fit 4 in my holder.  If you didn’t layer or add as many embellishments as I did, I’m sure you could fit at least 5 cards in there.

Hello Friend Card Set 8

Here’s what the gift box looks like from the bottom.  You can see each of the holders are just like mini boxes.  The smaller one holds the envelopes and the larger one holds the cards.

Hello Friend Card Set 4

Here’s one of the cards that I created.  I stamped the butterflies (from the Hello Friend Rubber Stamp set).  I added a Puffy Word for the sentiment.

Hello Friend Card Set 5

My second card features some more stamped images (also from the Hello Friend Rubber Stamp set).  For embellishment, I added a Glitzer and a Giant Rhinestone.

Hello Friend Card Set 6

On the third card, I used circles that I punched out from several different patterned papers that I machine stitched over for some added decoration.  the lace border is a stamped image (included in the Hello Friend Stamp set).

Hello Friend Card Set 7

My last card features a combination of stamped images, a Whatnot, a Puffy Word, and some of the new Crepe Trim.  Also, each card has a stamped envelope to go with it.

I’ve created several templates for you so that you can also create this note card holder!

Box Template 1

For the cover, start with a piece of cardstock measuring 10 1/2″ x 5 3/4″.  Score on the lines indicated in the photo.  Heavyweight cardstock works best for projects like these.

Box Template (Card Holder)

To make the Card Holder, start with a piece of cardstock measuring 6 1/4″ x 4 1/4″.  Score on the lines indicated in the above photo.  The light grey areas are the parts you will want to cut and discard.  To assemble, fold on all score lines, add adhesive to the 1/4″ outside flaps, fold (refer to photos above to see how they should look), and adhere to the right side of your cover.

Box Template (Envelope Holder)

For the envelope holder, follow the same steps as above!  That’s it!  Such an quick and easy way to create some custom card packaging!

Thanks for joining me here today!

Glitz Design Hello Friend Papers:  Polka, Stripe, Chain, Clouds
Glitz Design Hello Friend 6″ Paper Pack
Glitz Design Hello Friend Glitzers
Glitz Design Hello Friend Giant Rhinestones
Glitz Design Hello Friend Layered Stickers
Glitz Design Hello Friend Whatnots
Glitz Design Hello Friend Crepe Trim
Glitz Design Hello Friend Rubber Stamps
Glitz Design Yours Truly Tape

Beautifully mixing collections with Karola Witzcak

Hello everyone, it’s Karola here with new Glitz inspirations for you!
Between Halloween inspirations from other designers, I have something for you from quite other fairy tale. Since in Poland we aren’t celebrating Halloween and unfortunately I have no photos associated with this occasion, I decided to show today two girlish layouts.
In both layouts I used the combination of various Glitz collections. I combined old collections with some newest papers and here are the results:
The first page is about my daughter, when she was pleased with swimming on boat  on one of the previous summer. I thought that combining the delicate and sweet Hello Friend collection with a few elements from Happy Travels would be the best choice. I used also older collections and I chose roses from Beautiful Dreamer Whatnots.
The second page is about learning life… In the photo are me and Rose, when she was a tiny baby, maybe aprox. 14 months. Spring has come and I showed her the beauty of the nature, small apple blossoms in our orchard. I chose this photo, because it’s wonderful showing the curiosity about the small child. Here I combined a few Glitz collections: French Kiss, Pretty In Pink, Dance In Sunshine and a few cut-out elements from one of the Cashmere Dame papers.
Glitz Products used:
“Enjoy the journey” layout:
  • Glitz Design Hello Friend papers: Cloud, Envelope, Stripe
  • Glitz Design Happy Travels Layered Stickers
  • Glitz Design Beautiful Dreamer Whatnots
“Learn to..” layout
  • Glitz Design French Kiss papers: Fleur
  • Glitz Design French Kiss Peek-a-Boos
  • Glitz Design French Kiss Glitzers
  • Glitz Design Cashmere Dame papers: Floral
  • Glitz Design Dance In Sunshine Whatnots
  • Glitz Design Dance In Sunshine Epoxy Stickers
Thank you for visit us today on Glitz Design blog! Have a creative week!
~~ Karola ~~

Journeys & Encouragement with Teresa Kline

Good morning Glitz fans!  Let me get right to the point this morning, I adore this first card….lol.  Ok, I know we shouldn’t go around saying that about our own work, but I am really saying it about Glitz and the gorgeous products!  This card came together so quickly and yet it really pops.

I have used the gorgeous piece of designer paper from the Happy Travels pack and then added the epoxy stickers at random.  Added a burlap bow with a button and there you have it- a super easy card.  A perfect card for a young girl stepping out on her own, a retired person, or even someone headed for vacation.

Supplies Used:
Glitz Design Paper: Happy Travels
Glitz Design Epoxy Words:  Happy Travels 

For my second card I have used the cardstock sticker from the Pretty In Pink collection.  I have used the numbered paper layers from Pretty In Pink collection too.

I added a doily spritzed with Mr Huey’s spritz, the seam binding bow with the gorgeous polka dotted rhinestone that I have been hoarding…teehehehe.  I also have the “smile” Glitzers layered at the top of my card.    A great card for a word of encouragement.  Hope you have a wonderful day, remember to smile…life is a series of thousands of tiny miracles!

Have a wonderful day, be sure to sprinkle it with a little Glitz!

Supplies Used:
Glitz Design Paper: Pretty In Pink
Glitz Design Paper Layers:  Pretty In Pink
Glitz Design Card Stock Stickers:  Pretty In Pink Titles
Glitz Design Giant Rhinestones:  Pretty In Pink 

Super Kids with Jolaine Frias

Hello again crafty friends! I’m back to share a couple of layouts I created with the stunning Cashmere Dame collection. This is definitely one of my favorite releases, the colors are just so great and the designs and patterns are as fun as its name! To show the versatility of this collection, I created a Halloween layout.

Both of my kids are still pretty young and they normally go for cute costumes, so I always find it contradictory to scrap their fun Halloween photos using super scary supplies, enter the amazing Honeycomb paper for the traditional touch of black, from there, I just went with red and blue to coordinate with their super heroes photos.

As you can see, I added lots of texture with modeling paste, love that stuff!

My second layout is totally different. This time I combined the red gingham paper with the blue stripes for a soft, feminine look. The banners and pops of yellow add the fun, childish factor.

The white doilies were sprayed with a home-made mist to let them blend a little.



I hope you found inspiration today. Thanks so much for your visit!

Supply List:

My Super Kids layout
Cashmere Dame Collection – 6 x 6 Paper Pad

Cashmere Dame Collection – 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper – Chevron
Cashmere Dame Collection – 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper – Honeycomb
Cashmere Dame Collection – Giant Rhinestones
Cashmere Dame Collection – Puffy Stickers – Words
Cashmere Dame Collection – Glitzers- Transparent Stickers with Jewels
Cashmere Dame Collection – Cardstock Pieces – Whatnots

With This Smile layout
Cashmere Dame Collection – 6 x 6 Paper Pad
Cashmere Dame Collection – 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper – Chevron
Cashmere Dame Collection – 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper – Honeycomb
Cashmere Dame Collection – 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper – Gingham
Cashmere Dame Collection – 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper – Banner
Cashmere Dame Collection – Cardstock Pieces – Whatnots

Flowers & Naps with Janna Werner

Hello and welcome, Janna here! I am delighted to share my first post on the Glitz Design blog today. I created two scrapbooking pages, using the beautiful Glitz Design collections Cashmere Dame, Yours Truly and Hello Friend.

The first page I´d like to share shows a photo of a bouquet I received after teaching my first in-person workshop. I used the Hello Friend collection for this layout as it matches the pastel colors of the bouquet perfectly. I used black ink for my stamps and added black splatters to increase the contrast on this layout.

The other page, which is called “Nap”, is about my dog who loves lying beneath my scrap table. He is a really happy guy who loves to play, eat and fool around, therefore I chose colorful and happy papers.

I hope you enjoyed today´s scrapbooking inspiration. Have a great day, everyone, wherever you may be!

 Glitz supplies
Layout “Flowers”
Embellishments: Hello Friend: whatnots, peek-a-boos, paper layers, title stickers; Yours Truly: paper layers, rubber stamps; teeny alphas
Papers: Hello Friend: 6″ paper pad; polka, stripe

Layout “Nap”
Embellishments: Cashmere Dame: paper garland, giant rhinestones, journaling stickers, paper layers; Yours Truly: rubber stamps; Hello Friend: rubber stamps: teeny alphas
Papers: Cashmere Dame: chevron, banner, honeycomb, gingham, floral; Yours Truly: motif, polka; Hello Friend: envelope

Glitzy Halloween Mantle with Audrey Yeager

Hi!  Audrey here, and I am SO excited to share this post with you today!

When you think of Glitz Designs products, you probably don’t think about Halloween. I wanted to try and challenge myself to find a way to use the beautiful papers for a spooky display.

I wanted the focal point of my display to be a creepy tree, so I found a large branch outside that had a nice curve to it, removed all the leaves, and spray painted it black.  I cut a whole bunch of skulls from the French Kiss “Fleur” paper using my Cricut (I found a free svg file online).  The paper is cream colored with little Fleur De Lis on the front and some newsprint pattern on the back.  I put the branch in a vase and filled it with some stones and hung the skulls from the branch.

I love the look of subway art pieces and decided to give one a go myself!  I used my SCAL2 software with my Cricut machine.  I just choose some Halloween words and phrases, picked the different fonts I wanted, cut it out, and back each word with a different paper.

This piece is 8.5 x 11″.  I saved the file as an SVG, so those of you who can cut SVGs (Silhouette users need the designer edition of the SS software) can use it!   A note:  be sure to save the inside pieces of your letters when you peel your words from your mat, especially the pieces in the “l’s” of “Halloween”.


Next, I wanted to make a little coffin to go with my skull display.  I am sure there are some free cutting files out there, but I did it the old fashioned way!  I found a FREE TEMPLATE for printing and tracing a 3-D coffin, and just cut it by hand and glued it.  Honestly, it probably took the same amount of time as setting up my die cutting machine and mat!  I also printed a small cross, glued it on, and added some crackle accents.

To finish out my display, I used a black creepy cloth on the surface, some store bought skulls and fake rat (I think?) and I spray painted some pumpkins black.

Well I hope I inspired you to try and use some of your pretty things for a spooky display!  Have a Happy Halloween!


Glitz Designs Papers “French Kiss”, “Laced with Grace”, “Love Games”, “Olivia”, “Vintage Blue”

Step by Step Saturday with Nicole Martel

Hello everyone! Today I am going to share a layout using lots of paper embellishments. While I was scrapping, I realized that I was running low on embellishments so I had no idea where this layout was going… I sort of went with the flow.I started by laying different papers down and stitching them together using my sewing machine. Then I placed the photo in the center of the layout and decided to use that as my focal point. From that point, I decided to print a digital embellishment and add that below my photo and I hand-cut the banner from patterned paper!

I used a stamp and ribbon to fill in some white space and created a paper pinwheel to finish the layout!

Here are some close ups on how to create a pinwheel of your own:


Instructions for how to create a pinwheel:
1. Use 1 2 1/2″x2 1/2″ Square as your base.
2. Using a paper piercer, poke a hole in the center of the square.
3. Using a pair of scissors, create cuts from each points towards the center leaving a small space in between.
4. Fold ends towards the middle, using glue dots to hold them in place.
5. Add a brad or die-cut to the center.

Glitz Design “Afternoon Muse” Papers
Glitz Design “Pretty in Pink” Digital Layered Sticker
Glitz Design “Pretty in Pink” Digital Whatnot
Epiphany Crafts Heart Epoxy Tool
American Crafts Bloomers
May Arts Trims in brown polka dots
Catslife Press Stamp
Dylusions Ink in bubblegum pink
Creative Memories Heart Punch
Creative Memories Circle Punch

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