Saturday, April 14, 2018

Day 2: April Sparkle Blends Release Blog Hop Reminder, Inspiration + Mini Giveaway!

Hey There, Doodle Fans!

It is Day 2 of the April Sparkle Blends Blog Hop, If you haven't already taken a look, there are inspiration posts from my design team and a few guests from White Rose Crafts, and lots of great prizes!! The Hop starts HERE and ends at 11:59pm EST on my Birthday, April 16, 2018!

To keep this party going, I'll be sharing projects all weekend, and there will be one or more Mini Giveaways on each of my posts, so make sure you come back all 4 days! Scroll to the end of each day's post to find the giveaway details!


Today I'm sharing two cards I created with my brand new Fairy Dust and Breakfast at Tiffy's Sparkle Blends and included some other fantastic supplies available at White Rose Crafts

For my first card, I chose a 4x5.25 panel of white 80# cardstock and a home made Cloud Border Stencil. I used Broken China Distress Oxide ink and a Ranger Mini Blending Tool with the stencil to create my puffy cloud background.

Next I used a retired Ellentina Cloud Die from my stash and cut my window into the top half of the panel, adhering acetate to the back. I cut two more clouds from 80# white cardstock and traced about 1/8" inside the border with my Sakura Clear Stardust pen before adhering them to my card base with 1mm Woodware Foam Tape

On a scrap of 110# white cardstock, I stamped the Bunny & Kite image from the Stampendous House Mouse Hoppy Moments stamp set in Onyx Black Versafine ink and heat embossed with Ranger Fine Detail Clear Embossing Powder before coloring with my Spectrum Noir Next Generation pens. I used warm greys for the bunny and tried to match the browns and blues in the Breakfast at Tiffy's Sparkle Blend for the kite.

Before assembling my shaker, I stamped my sentiment from the Papertrey Ink Up, Up & Away Sentiments using Versafine ink.
Next, I adhered two layers of fun foam together and cut my shaker opening before adhering it to the back of my panel. I added a generous amount of Breakfast at Tiffy's Blend and used a piece of baby blue cardstock to close up the shaker box. Using the same Woodware 1mm foam tape, I cut little pieces and popped up my bunny image before adhering the panel to a top folding, A2 card base. As a final touch, I added 3, light blue, holographic sequins from the blend as embellishment and a touch of Clear Wink of Stella glitter pen to the kite. 


For my second card, I decided to cut my own Shaker Shape to use with my new Fairy Dust Sparkle Blends. I started with a 4.25x5.5 panel of 80# white cardstock and stamped this adorable Your Next Stamp Hot Cocoa Hugs stamp set with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. 

Next, I used a kraft knife to cut out the mug part of the image, before coloring with my Spectrum Noir Next Generation markers, sticking to brown, cream and grey. Then I stamped the sentiment from the stamp set in Versafine Onyx Black ink. 

I adhered a piece of acetate to the window opening before adhering together two pieces of fun foam and cutting my shaker opening with a rectangle die from my stash. I added a generous amount of Fairy Dust Sparkle Blend and closed the window with a piece of white cardstock. 

I adhered the panel to a top folding A2 card base and then adered a sprinkling of clear cup sequins from the Fairy Dust Blend and a brush of Clear Wink of Stella on the Marshmallows and Whipped Cream as embellishments.


Giveaway Details:

Today I'm giving away a full sized package of Doodles Paper Playground: Sparkle Blends Fairy Dust and Breakfast at Tiffy's. 
I will be giving one blend to two different Commenters.

To be eligible to win, please comment on this blog post which blend you would prefer to win!
(US only. ends 11:59pm EST 4/16/18)


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Happy Crafting!


  1. Beautiful cards with such a sweet details. I adore all the layers and gorgeous shakers, they are all so pretty, I think I will go with the fairy dust sparkle blend! : )

    1. Thank you so much, I appreciate your kind words!

    2. Congratulations, Kirsty! You are the winner of a pack of Fairy Dust Sparkle Blends! Please email within 3 days to claim your prize! Thank you!

  2. Love these beautiful shaker cards! Both mixes are so pretty! I'd love the Fairy Dust mix because you can use the clear sequins to embellish anything!

    1. Congratulations, Denise! You are the second winner of a package of Breakfast at Tiffy's Sparkle Blends! Please email within 3 days to cliam your prize! Thank you!

  3. Cute shakers. I love the colors in the Breakfast at Tiffy's blend.