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Sentimental: Cards from Scraps – Raquel Bowman

Today I am here to share something (or things I should say), that I created for this sentimental Thursday theme; cards! I always have the best intentions and proclaim that I will make cards with my leftover supplies, but unfortunately proclaiming it is all I ever usually do.

So I decided to set myself a challenge.

To use my scraps of Glitz papers and my punches to create some cards to give with gifts.

As I am not a cardmaker I did a quick ‘card’ search on Pinterest to see the types of cards people make and to get inspiration then sat down with my collection of offcuts and punches and got to work.

Most of these cards came together quite easily and I was really happy with the end result. And what is better than the satisfaction of using up some of those supplies and papers?

Here is what I created:

The first card was inspired by the ‘celebrate’ text from the cut out sheet. Perfect to make a for a special occassion and easy to act as the main element on a card. All I needed to do was mat the card and punch out a few butterflies from the Brightside 6×6 to arrange at the bottom. Simple yes, but effective.


Butterflies were my inspiration for the next card. I used the few punches I had to punch a variety of butterfiles from the 6×6 paper pad scraps. I wanted to make them look like they were fluttering off the card so I adhered them to the card by their middles for added dimension. I added the ‘happy birthday’ sentiment from a stamp I had in my stash and adhered that with foam dots.


This last card was created by layering a few punched circles and stamping some hearts and the ‘love’ text from the ‘wild & free’ stamp set I had in my stash. I felt the scalloped circles needed to be sitting on something so I backed them with a strip of vellum.  This card would be perfect for an anniversary or a ‘just because’ card.


Set of 3 cards supplies:
Glitz Design “Brightside” papers – Bits & Pieces
Glitz Design “Brightside” 6×6 Paper Pad
Glitz Design “Felicity” paper – Chevron
Glitz Design “Wild & Free” – Rubber Stamp set
Other: White cardstock, plain vellum, sewing machine and white thread, tiny attacher and staples, butterfly punches, scallop punches, foam tape.

I hope this post has inspired you to use up those scraps! Stay tuned for an awesome ‘sparkle and shine’ focus on embellishments post tomorrow.

Raquel xx

Focus on Digital: Color Me Happy

Hey there, Glitz friends!  Today our digital designers are sharing projects with you using the Color Me Happy collection.  Check them out!

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“Love this photo of my grandson and his first missing tooth. We we at the movies when he lost it. He was so excited! The Color Me Happy Collection is perfect to show his excitement in this photo. I decided to convert the photo to black and white so that it wouldn’t contrast with the paper and elements. I added the border strips and used the lasso tool to cut angles on the bottom. I also outlined the letters using the stroke function and then offset it a bit.”

Supply List:
Glitz Design Color Me Happy Full Collection
Other: Anna Aspnes and Design by Dani


“This week, I’m going to share with you how I created that heart mat.  To start, I opened the heart element in Silhouette Studio software.  Then I traced and cut around the element.  I enlarged the cut to size and repeated the image until it filled my page.  I made sure each column of hearts overlapped just a bit.  Then I selected all my hearts and welded them together. ”

Supply List:
Glitz Design “Color Me Happy” Element Pack 1
Glitz Design “Color Me Happy” Paper Pack
Others:  watercolor


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“Oh man, I get so much mileage out of the Color Me Happy collection. I’ve made so many layouts with this kit and I’ve used different elements every time. One of my favorite elements is the “live life in FULL color” word art. I resized it in Photoshop to fit my composition. I also love the large banner element in the center of my page. It’s the perfect size to add journaling or a title. I’m definitely looking forward to working with this kit again!”

Supply List:
Glitz Design “Color Me Happy” full kit
Others: sequins, October Afternoon alpha sitckers


“The elements and papers in this kit has bold colors, so I converted my photo into black & white to avoid color crashing. You can see little bits of paint splashes underneath the photo and a clutter of small circle and hearts to distribute colors on the woodgrain background.”

Supply List:
Glitz Design “Color me happy” full collection
Others: Mye De Leon “What we learn” elements only


“Love the chalkboard paper with the quote in the banner in the Color Me Happy collection. Since the black and white, along with all the color in this kit, is so bold and bright, I tried to keep my page pretty simple with just a few elements added. I used a shadow style to turn the flat circle heart element from the kit into a dimensional epoxy. ”

Supply List:
Glitz Design “Color Me Happy” full collection
Other: Mommyish Epoxy Shadow Style


“I really love the colors in this Color me Happy collection they go so well with my sons mood of fun at the lake.

I stacked various papers, the journaling card and added the photo on top of the index card. I wanted to draw your eyes to the photo so I added some stitching on top and a brush with paint and stamp behind it. ”

Supply List:
Glitz Design: Color me Happy Full Collection
Other: M3Aug14_ArsyBits by Lynne-Marie, M3Aug14-stitches by Just Jaimee

Thanks for checking out our digital designers projects today!!  Head on over to Snap Click Supply today & pick up this fantastic digital kit!!

Day to Day: Gratitude Journal – Jocelyn Olson

Hi everyone! It’s Jocelyn on the blog today.

I often see Gratitude Journals popping up on blogs in November. I wanted to make one this year, but once Halloween hits, we’re usually on fast-forward until New Year’s. I knew it would be hard for me to keep up. So instead, this year I’m doing a journal in September.


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The mini is hybrid, and many of the papers are digital. It’s a great way to mix old and new collections. On the cover, I lightened one of the Carpe Diem elements for the title.

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I’ve only worked a few days ahead, but already the album is getting thick. I’ll be adding the journaling as the month goes on. For each prompt, I started with the phrase, “I’m grateful for…” and finished the sentence as my journaling. I cringed a little at some of the fragments, but I wanted to keep the journaling short.

Here is the tag for the first day of the month:

Thankful--Gratitude Journal

I used Christmas papers from the Hello December digital collection. The colors work well for fall. Here’s page 2:

Thankful--Gratitude Journal

I trimmed and layered the journaling card from the Finnley collection under the journaling. The awesome giant rhinestone from the Black and White collection–swoon! I used the same Paper Smooches leaf and tag topper dies throughout the Gratitude Journal. Here’s a close-up of the tag:

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Here’s the third day:

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I used a mix of Black and White, Carpe Diem, and 77 collections.

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The fourth page has a lot of subtle layering. I added the foil sticker from the 77 collection along the side. When the foil hits the light, the sticker is so pretty!

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Here’s the fifth tag:

Thankful--Gratitude Journal

The hybrid woodgrain paper is from the Raven collection, and the Love sticker and polka dot paper are from the Black and White and Carpe Diem collections.

If you would like to see more close-ups, I have more pictures on my blog.

Thanks for stopping by!
Glitz Design “Black and White” papers: Stripe
Glitz Design “Carpe Diem” papers: Polka
Glitz Design “Black and White” Alphas and Accents sticker sheet
Glitz Design “77″ Alphas and Accents sticker sheet
Glitz Design “Black and White” Giant Rhinestones
Glitz Design digital “Raven” Element Pack 2
Glitz Design digital “Carpe Diem” Element Pack 3
Glitz Design digital “Black and White” Paper Pack 2
Glitz Design digital “Hello December” Collection
Other: cardstock, dies, spray mist, sequins, doily, yarn, wired trim, wood veneers, tulle, tissue, vellum, glitter cardstock, flair


On Trend: Sewing – Noel Culbertson

Hello again! Lately I’ve noticed lots of sewn strips and layers in my collection of lovely paper crafting pins on Pinterest. Sewing the layers to projects gives them some texture with the added bonus of keeping them affixed to your layout forever!

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As with all of my projects, I lay the layers in their general location and move them around until I am satisfied with the look. I typed out a favorite quote with our old typewriter, then cut it into strips. Next I sewed some ordinary crepe paper into a ruffle on my sewing machine, then sewed each element onto the layout individually. After each layer was sewn, I ran my finger along each edge to give it a little extra dimension. Finally I added the photos, some stickers and a few sequins to finish it off.
“Be Kind” layout supplies:
Glitz Designs “Brightside” patterned papers: Butterflies, Bits & Pieces
Glitz Designs “Carpe Diem” patterned paper: Brocade
Glitz Designs “Brightside” 6×6 paper pad
Glitz Designs “Brightside” Alphas & Accents sticker sheet
Glitz Designs “All Dolled Up” washi – cherries
other: cardstock, vellum, sequins, crepe paper, heart punch

Sparkle & Shine: 8×6 Layouts – Olatz Garaiyurrebaso


Today I bring you a different kind of page. You probably already noticed that this is not my typical 12×12 layout. Instead, I created a 8×6 layout for my Summer Handbook. I love playing with different sizes lately and this one is really one of my faves. I love how the embellishments look so much bigger in comparison as the smaller size of the page make them stand out so much more. Don’t you think?

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So, I decided to place my photo on the top part of the page and fill the bottom space with a bunch of cute embellishments. I pulled out embellishments with kind of the same color palette as the one in the photo to make everything coordinate. 

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I also added some gold here and there which I have noticed that I tend to use a lot lately (more than what I should for sure) too. 


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Finally, I added my title at the bottom of the page among the other embellishments. At first, I thought about adding it right on top of the photo to make it stand out a little bit more. But in the end I felt like I didn’t need a super big title as the photo already pretty much reflected how I felt at that moment.

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Products used:

Black & White – Titles  & Accents sticker sheet

77- Titles  & Accents sticker sheet

All Dolled Up – Titles  & Accents sticker sheet

Felicity – 12×12 Paper Brick

Sentimental: Felicity Cards – Michelle Wedertz

Good morning! Today I am going to share with you two quick and easy cards that are both simple and sweet and good for almost any occassion.

First, using the “Bits & Pieces” sheet from “Felicity,” I chose two journaling cards and cut them out.

Next, I punched out four squares for each card using two sheets of paper from the “Felicity” six inch paper pad and arranged them a little haphazardly on top of my card base.  I also rounded the corners of the two journaling cards to give them a more finished look.
I then picked out a few stickers from the “Carpe Diem” sticker sheet and layered them along with a doily and frame from my supplies.
To add dimension to the cards I chose one element from each card to adhere with pop dots.
And here are the final cards!
 Supplies Used:

Glitz Design “Felicity” Paper:  Bits & Pieces
Glitz Design “Felicity” 6 inch Paper Pack
Glitz Design “Felicity” Alphas & Accents Sticker Sheet
Glitz Design “Carpe Diem” Titles & Accents Sticker Sheet
Other:  cardstock, thread, sequins, mist, chipboard frames

Day to Day: Summer Handbook – Olatz Garaiyurrebaso


and welcome back for another Handbook spread. I am still finishing my album about this past summer although these pages may look a bit like a Fall spread due to the colors I chose and my clothes on the photos. Now I know that Summers in Germany could be quite short and you can not wait always for the perfect sunny day to travel around. Just get your jacket an umbrella and let’s go!


I tried to keep a very soft palette with lots of shades of blue and white because I wanted to focus on the photos.  I also added some pop of orange to drive the attention on certain points.


It is a very simple spread with a lot of photos from our day trip to Goslar. And as I was running out of space to journal (due to the big sized photos I used), I added the “Take Note” sticker to have a little extra space to write something about that day.


I wanted to include the train ticket as well so I placed it behind one of the pockets, again due to the lack of extra space. I added a bright tab on top of it to peek out from the pocket so it could be pull out easily whenever I want.




Products used:

Felicity- 12×12 Paper Bits & Pieces

77- 6×6 Paper Pad

Carpe Diem- 6×6 Paper Pad

77 – Alphabets & Wors Sticker Sheet

77- Titles & Accents Sticker Sheet

Brightside – Titles & Accents Sticker Sheet

Sparkle & Shine: Alpha Sticker Sheets – Michelle Wedertz

Good morning!  Michelle here today with a focus on Glitz Designs’ Alpha & Sticker Sheets.


Stickers have become one of my go-to embellishments because they are versatile.  You can use them as is, adhere pop dots for added dimension, alter them to make them your own, layer to add details, or use them to tell the story as I did in this next layout, “Today I am Thankful.”

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One of my go-to stategies for storytelling, is to browse through the words and sayings on sticker sheets. Often times they will spark an idea, give me a direction to go in, or as in this case, actually provide the title and journaling for me.

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As I browsed through several of the sticker sheets, I zeroed in on the “Today I Am Thankful” sticker from “Carpe Diem” and the “How Wonderful Life Is” sticker from “77″ because they both emcompassed the feelings I had when I looked at the picture of my daughters.

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Wishing you a great day!

“Today I Am Thankful” Supplies:
Glitz Design 6″ Paper Pack “Brightside”
Glitz Design Paper “Black & White”: Wood Grain
Glitz Design Alphas & Accents Sticker Sheet “Brightside”
Glitz Design Alphas & Accents Sticker Sheet “Felicity”
Glitz Design Alphas & Accents Sticker Sheet “77″
Glitz Design Alphas & Accents Sticker Sheet  “Carpe Diem”

Sentimental: Brightside Gift Wrap – Stephanie Bryan


Hi there Glitz fans!! Stephanie here today and I am so excited to share my project with you! Like you, I love pretty wrapping paper and hand designed cards. I’m not always the best at making my gifts pretty or creating cards, but I think it’s because I usually rely on what is available at the store rather than what I have on hand in my craft room! Some store-bought wrapping papers, bags and cards are phenomenal and some, well, they are just okay. I usually leave the store with a small gift bag because nothing really sticks out at me! Anyone else in this category with me??

Well…not anymore! From now on, I will be using my pretty patterned paper for gift wrapping! Let me show you how easy and beautiful patterned papers look as gift wrap!


I had a few small gifts for a friend’s birthday that I needed to wrap and I wanted them all to coordinate, but not necessarily match. I flipped through my awesome Glitz papers and came up with an assortment of neutrals with a little pop of pink and I thought they would be perfect as wrapping paper! The soft floral paper and the heart paper from the Brightside collection really complemented each other well, and the patterns weren’t too large for my small gift boxes.

I started by carefully wrapping each box. It’s really not difficult to do, but since the paper is a little thicker than regular wrapping paper, you need create a crease or fold on the edge of your boxes. You could use a scorer here if you wanted, but I found that just wrapping the paper around the edge of the box and then making a crease with my fingers worked perfectly.

After my boxes were beautifully wrapped, my next step was to add on some ribbon, doilies and crepe paper. I love how these simple little additions create so much texture and dimension on the box!

To finish my boxes, I added on a few little sticker embellishments. The ice cream cone and “celebrate” stickers from the Brightside collection were the perfect sentiment for my gifts!

The only thing left to do was to create a small card to go along with my gifts. Since I already had my supplies out and lots of scrap papers lying around, this process was so fast and easy! I simply layered a few patterned papers together, added a Brightside sticker to the middle and sewed around my edges to add a little more texture. Easy peasy!

I love handmade gifts, but I’m pretty sure I love handmade wrapping even more!! And I also love that I can just “shop” from my craft room whenever I need to wrap a small gift!! How fun is that??

Supplies used:
Glitz Design “Brightside” 12×12 Papers: Butterflies, Chunky Chevron, Plaid
Glitz Design “Brightside” Title & Accent Stickers
Glitz Design “Brightside” 6×6 Paper Pad
Other: doily, crepe paper, tag, ribbon

Day to Day: Summer Project Life – Olatz Garaiyurrebaso

Today, I am sharing for the first time a Project Life style spread. I am super excited because this way of scrapbooking is very new for me but so far I have been loving it. I decided to give it a try for this summer as I am currently on a 3 month stay in Germany due to work and I thought this would be the best way to document this experience instead of documenting every single detail on 12×12 pages.

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So, this spread is about a day trip that the department scheduled for all of the workers there. It was such a great idea to get to know each other a little bit better outside of the lab and to have fun visiting the area. We went hiking, we visited the Schloss and the city center, we had a picnic at the Harz and we even tasted the famous sweet Schneeballen.

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I like to coordinate both sides of the pages if the photos are related, as it happens with this spread. I choose a very basic color palette: mainly pink, blue and woodgrain. I was super inspired by the Carpe Diem Collection by Glitz Design.

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I also added some circles along the whole spread to coordinate the title, made with those cute alpha circles, with the rest of the spread. Simple but fun!

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Products Used:
Glitz Design “77″ Titles & Accents Sticker Sheet
Glitz Design “Black & White” Alphabets & Words Sticker Sheet
Glitz Design “All Dolled Up” Titles & Accents Sticker Sheet
Glitz Design “Felicity″ Alphas & Accents Sticker Sheet
Glitz Design “Carpe Diem″ Alphas & Accents Sticker Sheet
Glitz Design “Carpe Diem” 12×12 Paper Polka
Glitz Design “77″ 6×6 Paper Pad
Glitz Design “Carpe Diem″ 6×6 Paper Pad