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On Trend: Sunbursts – Noel Culbertson

Hi there, happy Monday to you all! I love looking through internet galleries filled with inspiring ideas and trends. I’ve noticed a lot of beautiful pages using sunbursts or rays. I’m sure there is a proper name for the design, but that was the best I could come up with on the spot. Today I used some of the beautiful patterned papers from the newest Glitz Design collections to create a soft sunburst effect.

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I’m sure there are a variety of ways to create “rays”, the technique I use involves my trusty magnetic mat, ruler and a craft knife. After cutting each ray, I placed it on the background card stock  rearranging pieces until I was satisfied with the layout.

After all of the sunburst rays found their final resting places, I added the remaining layers covering the overlapping corners. To create more precise rays, mark a center point in pencil on the back of your paper, then draw lines with each running through the center point.

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“Then & Now” layout supplies:
Glitz Design “Felicity” paper: Chevron
Glitz Design “Brightside” papers: Chunky Chevron, Bits & Pieces
Glitz Design “Felicity” 6×6 paper pad
Glitz Design “Brightside” Alphas & Accents sticker sheet
Glitz Design “Black & White” Alphabets & Words sticker sheet
Glitz Design “Black & White” puffy words sticker sheet
Glitz Design washi tape – silver glitter
other: cardstock  vellum, wood veneer people, sequins, chipboard ampersand

Thanks for joining us for today’s On Trend post about sunbursts!  Be sure to let us know what you think before you head on with your day, as one lucky comment from the entire month wins a Felicity prize package!

Have a happy Monday!

Wanderlust: Gelato Background – Olatz Garaiyurrebaso

This is my first project with Glitz Design and I couldn’t be more excited to finally shared it with you! Let’s have a look on the page:

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I started by choosing my photo. I really wanted to document this photo with my new yellow skirt as right know I am kind of obsessed with this color. Isn’t it the brightest skirt ever?

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So, to transmit the same feeling to the page I started by creating a mix media background with yellow and orange gelatos. You just have to paint some stripes with them and then add water to make them flow.

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Once my background was completely dry, I placed my photo on top of it with pop dots for more texture. Then I continued decorating the page with a few Glitz Design goodies. I tried to keep the embellishments as simple as I could to make sure that the background was still the main focus of the page. I used a 4×3 card to which I punched out the sentiment to make kind of a window.

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To finish the page I added my title with gold alphabets and a bit of hand journaling. Some gold ink splashes here and there and the page is done!

Products used:
Glitz Design “77″ Alphabets & Words Sticker  Sheet
Glitz Design “77″ Titles & Accents Sticker Sheet
Glitz Design “77″ Bits & Pieces Sheet
Glitz Design “Black & White” Alphabets & Words Sticker  Sheet
Glitz Design “All Dolled Up” Titles & Accents Sticker Sheet

Thanks for checking out today’s art inspired post…be sure to let us know what you think before getting on with your weekend!  One comment from the entire month wins a Felicity prize package!

Sparkle & Shine: Glitz Stickers – Nina Ostermann

Hello and welcome on this “sparkle and shine” Friday on the Glitz blog. Today I want to show you a new layout using my absolutely favorite Glitz Design collection, the Finnley Collection. I know it´s an older one but I don´t want to hoard this collection all the time because it´s so much fun to create with this stuff.  The focus on my page are laying on the “accent and alpha sticker sheets” It´s such a simple thing to create a kind of embellishment banner with it.

To get a fluffy bright background use some pieces of silk paper folded in squares, layered with some patterned papers on the back. Add those on a white cardstock with some ink splashes and now here comes the fun part.

Peel off a lot of stickers from both sheets and place them around the photo. The tiny word stickers are also fixed with a tiny attacher.

To have a 3D effect also on those stickers use 3D pads to fix them on your layering.

Thanks for visiting my blog. Have a great weekend, everyone

Used Products:
Glitz Design Finnley Title and Accent Sticker Sheet
Glitz Design Finnley Alphabets and Word Sticker Sheet
Glitz Design Finnley Giant Rhinestones
Glitz Design Finnley Paper Multi Triangle
Other: white cardstock, ink

Sentimental: Modern Take on Shabby Chic – Noel Culbertson

Hello there Glitz fans! With summer in full swing we have starting preparations for my daughter’s 14th birthday party. I can hardly believe that she’ll be a high school freshman in just a few months! Time continues to march on!
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My daughter asked for a up-to-date version of shabby chic decor. As the hostess of the party, I wanted to keep things simple and fun. The invitations were made by sewing a sequins filled vellum pouch, then layering a variety of “Brightside” papers from the 6×6 paper pad. Cutting strips allows for making several invitations with the same design but different patterned papers.
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I added a few party supplies by adding washi tape flags to straws, wrapping a little patterned paper around a favor box and taping a sentiment to a framed mirror. The garland included pom-poms constructed from white cupcake wrappers, and die cut butterflies. In just under an hour I was able to make all of the decorations we needed for her party.
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“Modern Shabby-Chic Birthday Decor” supplies:
Glitz Design “Brightside” paper: Plaid, Chunky Chevron, Bits & Pieces
Glitz Design “Brightside” 6×6 paper pad
Glitz Design wash tapes – mint chain & cherries
other: kraft card stock, vellum, sequins, baker’s twine, mini clothes pins
Thanks for checking out today’s installment of “Sentimental!”  Be sure to let us know what you think before heading on with your day.  Don’t forget that one lucky comment from the entire month wins a Felicity prize package!  We will be back tomorrow a project that Sparkle & Shines!!

Focus on Digital: Black & White

Happy Wednesday, Glitz friends!!  Today we have some great deals on two of our digital kits for One Buck Wednesday @ Snap Click Supply!

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Our digital designers have created some fantastic projects for you using these kits!!  Check them out!

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“I changed the blending mode of one of the elements (wordart/quotation) to Multiply. This is best for elements with white background and black text or words. It really blends well to your background making it look like a stamp image. I added some colors with some paint splatters. I used several masks for a a realistic strips of paper as you can see peeking underneath the photo and other embellishments.”

Supply List:
Glitz Design “Black and white” complete collection
Others: Just Jaimee “January 2014 storyteller” elements, flairs and paint splatters

 

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“I love the bold graphic feel of the patterned paper I used for my background, but I wanted to keep the focus on my photo, so I anchored everything with a large piece of vellum and kept my embellishments to a minimum.  Such an easy composition to put together when time for scrapping is at a premium!”

Supply List:
Glitz Design “Black & White” element pack #2
Glitz Design “Black & White” paper pack #2
Others: Studio Calico embellishments (Project Life kits)

 

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“I really loved the little word snips in this kit.  The simple colors and lovely patterns made creating this page very easy.”

Supply List:
Black and White Complete Collection

 

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“I love the Black & White collection with the pop of bright red. I fell in love with the background paper with the huge graphic triangles and used that as the foundation for my zoo photo. With all the high contrast of the red, white & black, I felt my layout needed a bit of “white space” for the eye to rest, and choose a neutral kraft paper to piece under the photo & element area. I wanted the lined grid paper underneath to just peek through, so I made some offset cut-outs, so you just get a hint of that paper. ”

Supply List:
Glitz Design “Black & White” Element Pack 2
Glitz Design “Black & White” Paper Pack 2
Other: Valorie Wibbens “Free to Be : kraft paper”, Just Jaimee “Sunkissed Elements : flair”, Audacious Designs “Bright Idea : stitches”

 

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“This week, I really wanted to pair this week’s featured kit, Black & White, with a city scape photo that I took on a recent trip to New York.  This journaling card just matched my sentiments about this city perfectly.”

Supply List:
Glitz Design “Black & White” Paper Pack 1
Glitz Design “Black & White” Paper Pack 2
Glitz Design “Black & White” Element Pack 1
Glitz Design “Black& White” Element Pack 2
Others:  Wood veneer, tag sticker, vellum, and washi tape

 

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“I really like hi-lighting the love part of the Black & White collection. It’s perfect for scrapping photos of those you love the most. I choose a photo my dh & I for this layout.

I created the heart shape in photoshop and journaled inside of it, you make my heart go boom which I took from on the of journal cards included in element pack 2. I then layered different size papers and used the heart banner to emphasize my feelings for him. ”

Supply List:
Glitz Design “Black & White” Element Pack 2
Glitz Design “Black & White” Paper Pack 2

 

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“The contrast of black and white with red gives a very dramatic effect on a layout! When color is stripped away details of objects become more prominent to the eye. The red has a big impact on the black and white page. Glitz Design’s Black and White Full Collection works well for this dramatic effect. The color photo was converted to a black and white image using the black and white filter in Photoshop CS4. Another way to make a black and white image from color is to desaturate the image (under adjustments). To give the photo more definition I duplicated the image and changed the blending mode to soft light and then duplicated the image again with the blending mode changed to screen. Then I adjusted the opacity of the layers.”

Supply List:
Glitz Design: Black and White Complete Collection
Glitz Design: Wild and Free Element Pack 2
Other: Anna Aspnes and Design by Dani

Aren’t those projects amazing?!  Do you want to add these two kits to your digital stash at a great price?  Well…be sure to head on over and pick them up today!  The sale is for one day only!

Before you head on over to pick them up, be sure to let us know what you think of today’s projects!  One random comment from the entire month wins a Felicity prize package!

Have a wonderful Wednesday!

Day to Day: Scrapbooking Instagram Photos – Michelle Wedertz

Hello!  Michelle here with my first official post for Glitz!  Today I am going to give you my take on scrapbooking daily life.
Capturing daily life photos has become a great priority to me.  I am well aware that time does indeed “fly by” and taking the time to photograph and document the everyday moments have become my favorite memories to scrapbook.  I still love to scrap the big events, but I find that the moments in between are what I treasure the most.  Luckily, with the convenience of a camera phone, Instagram, and apps galore, capturing daily life is easy and fun.
One way in which I document my day-to-day pictures is through traditional scrapbooking.
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Here, I printed out two Instagram photos of my daughter playing hide-and-seek and paired them with the bright colors of both Brightside and Felicity to put together an 8.5×11 layout.
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To soften the impact of the bright yellow and pink, I layered my papers with white cardstock and a neutral grey patterned paper. The silver glitter tape adds interest to the layout without overwhelming and white machine stitching gives the layout a little bit more texture.
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When scrapbooking pictures of daily life, I always try to ask myself “What is the significance of this particular moment?” and let my answer guide my journaling. Certainly, when I saw these two pictures of my daughter I thought that they were super cute, but that was not necessarily the story I wanted to tell here.  What made these pictures meaningful and important to me, were that they were a reminder to myself that even though my job as a stay-at-home mom means lots of chores and cleaning and doing….my day is also full of these really fun, loving, and often random moments that I am so thankful for.
Wishing you a great day!
“Today” layout supplies:
Glitz Design “Brightside” Alphas & Accents Sticker Sheet
Glitz Design “Felicity” Alphas & Accents Sticker Sheet
Glitz Design “Brightside” 6×6 Paper Pack
Glitz Design “Felicity” 6×6 Paper Pack
Glitz Design “Black & White” paper-Stripe
Glitz Design Silver Glitter Washi Tape
Other: sticker, sequins, resin flower, Silhouette
Thanks for checking out today’s Day to Day post!  Be sure to let us know what you think before you head out, as one lucky comment from the entire month wins a Felicity prize package!

On Trend: Doilies – Lilith Eeckels

It is Monday which means I have a trendy post for you using Glitz Design products. This week I’m focusing on a product which can be seen all over the scrapbooking scene: THE DOILY. A doily is is an ornamental mat, typically made of paper or fabric, and variously used for protecting surfaces or binding flowers, in food service presentation, or as a head covering or clothing ornamentation. It is characterized by openwork, which allows the surface of the underlying object to show through. It is fun to see ordinary products pop up in the scrapbooking world. One big advantage of doilies is that they can be found easily and they don’t cost a lot.

I went rummaging through my stash and found a large white doily and a smaller red one. My design started with these two elements. I then added elements from the Black&White collection as well as the Mr Brightside collection. I really wanted the doilies to show so I went with a very clean and simple design.I also punched out some scalloped circles and butterflies using the the 6*6 Mr Brightside paper pad. In the paperpad there are some extra designs which aren’t in 12*12 format and the design is smaller which is useful when punching out smaller shapes.

I love how the doily adds a dainty feel to the layout making it very feminine.

“Enjoy the little thing”-Supplies:
Glitz Design “Brightside”- 6×6 Paper Pad
Glitz Design “Brightside”- 12×12 Alphas & Accents sticker sheet
Glitz Design “Black & White”- Giant Rhinestones
Glitz Design “Black & White” – Dots washi tape
Other: doilies, punches, yellow mist, precision pen, lace ribbon.

Thanks for checking out today’s On Trend Monday post on the blog!  Be sure to let us know what you think of today’s project before getting on with your day!  One lucky comment from the entire month will win a Felicity prize package!  Have a great day!

 

Make It Mini: Video Tutorial – Stephanie Bryan

Happy Saturday! Stephanie here with you today to share a mini book video tutorial!  This is a fun little mini album to create and can be easily adapted to add more or less pages!  Hope you enjoy it!!

And here are those photos of my project again:

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Thanks for checking out the video & project today!  Be sure to let us know what you think in the comment section before moving along with your day!  One lucky comment from the entire month wins a Felicity prize package!  We will be back on Monday with another On Trend project!! Happy Saturday!!

Sparkle & Shine: Glitter Washi Tape – Raquel Bowman

Hello everyone. Today is my first post on the Glitz Design blog as a member of the team. I am so very excited and honored to be here and just ecstatic for being given the opportunity to inspire others like the Glitz girls have previously done for me :) I am here to share a layout where Glitz embellishments are taking center stage and to show you a couple of ways you can create your own Glitz embellishments by using your Glitz supplies.

Today, like always, I began with my photo. I knew I wanted to scrap this photo of my daughter, but it was just one of those photos that didn’t have a particular story to tell. When shuffling through my Glitz Design “Brightside” collection of papers, the “Don’t be afraid to dream” quote on the “Bits and Pieces” paper really struck a chord with me. I knew automatically that this would be the title of my page.
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Once I had my photo and my title cut out the layout design simply fell into place. I knew that I wanted to keep this layout nice and soft to compliment the photo and the pastel toned colors in the “Bits and Pieces” card. The “Brightside” Chunky Chevron and “Brightside” Butterflies paper were perfect.

When I was adding the grey chevron to my background I noticed the gorgeous butterflies on the reverse side. I am not normally a ‘fussy cutter’ but these butterflies were wanting to be cut out and this is my first DIY embellishment tip. It is super easy and really effective to cut out your own embellishments by ‘fussy cutting’ elements from a Glitz paper.
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I love the look these create when folded and adhered to create dimension. In this case I actually stapled the butterflies to the page.
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My second DIY embellishment tip today is to use the stunning “Silver Glitter Washi Tape” to embellish a plain craft peg that you can buy at a craft store. This glitter tape has the most beautiful texture and is surprisingly thin making it super easy to craft with.

Here is what I began with.
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I simply cut the tape to size and covered one side of the peg before securing it to my page.
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Then I was able to finish the page by adding extra sparkle and shine by delving into my Glitz embellishment stash.
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Here are some final images of my page, with my little DIY Glitz embellishments:
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“Dare to Dream” layout supplies:
Glitz Design “Brightside” papers – Butterflies, Chunky Chevron, Bits and Pieces
Glitz Design Silver Glitter Washi Tape
Glitz Design “77″ Friday Washi Tape
Glitz Design “77″ Giant Rhinestones
Other: white cardstock, plain vellum, doily, craft peg, sewing machine and white thread, tiny attacher and staples.

I hope this has inspired you to add some sparkle and shine to your pages using Glitz products.  Come back and visit the blog again tomorrow to see Saturdays edition of ‘Make it Mini’; a blog post focusing on mini albums.  And don’t forget to leave a comment before you go on with your day…one random comment from the entire month will win a Felicity prize package!

Sentimental: July 4th Card & Giftbag – Jennifer Chapin

Happy almost Fourth of July to you today! I’m sharing a card and tag I made with a patriotic theme. I pulled out all my Glitz supplies and chose those that were red, white and blue. We are having a party at our house this year on the 4th, how cute would these little sacks be to hand out to guests? They could be filled with cookies, popcorn, or red white and blue candies.

For the card base I layered some patterned papers and stitched the edges for added texture. I used some red washi and covered white cardstock with it, then punched out with a star punch.

I pulled a red tag from my stash and added some string to the top. I punched out some patterned paper, added a sticker from the Brightside collection and some enamel dots. Clip it to the bag with a mini clothespin and you’re done! Easy peasy.

Hope you are inspired to create some cute packaging this summer! Happy 4th and have a great weekend!

Supplies:
Glitz Design “Brightside” 6×6 paper pad
Glitz Design “Brightside” 12×12 Alphas & Accents Sticker Sheet
Glitz Design “Felicity” 12×12 Alphas & Accents Sticker Sheet
Glitz Design “Black & White” Washi Tape “Dots”
Glitz Design “77″ Kaleidoscope paper
Other: Cardstock, sewing machine, enamel dots, tag, string, paper bag

Let us know what you think of today’s projects by leaving us a comment!  Don’t forget that one random comment from the entire month wins a Felicity prize package!!