Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Life Is Good - Cafe Au Lait Sparkle Blend

Life Is Good


I used two brown panels for the bases of this card. 
I also used brown paper for my images. 
I added some details with  E33 and E35 copic markers.
An easy way to get quick cute images!

I die cut my shaker window and added acetate and the images.

I stamped my sentiment and found this cute little fish in my stash of images.
I think it goes great with the little bits of blue in this sparkle blend mix.

I added a double layer of foam to the back of my top panel. 
I placed the bottom panel on the card base and placed my sequins.

I love the tone on tone look of this card!

I added some sequins to the front of the card to finish it off!

I used the new Sparkle Blends Cafe Au Lait 
I love this blend, its a great soft brown that can go with a lot of other colors. . .  

There are more great Sparkle Blends and a large assortment 
of items for all your crafty projects over at White Rose Crafts!

There is also a new Facebook group where you can share 
creations you have made with Sparkle Blends!
Come check it out, share some inspiration!

Thank you so much for stopping by!
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Monday, April 29, 2019

Happy Everything Again

Hello everyone, Kelli here today sharing a card that has a no frame shaker.  I used the Birthstone Collection: May- Emerald sparkle blend for this card!  I really love emerald!!!!  

This card was super quick and easy to put together. It's using up scraps and left over packaging too!!

I mean look at all the shapes and shades of green in this collection!!!  😍😍😍

Head on over to White Rose Crafts LLC to pick up your limited edition sparkle blends!!!

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Kitchen Shaker

Hello! Alison here. Today I have a new shaker card to share, but this one is very special. My husband and I are redoing our kitchen. It's a major job that we are doing ourselves, but we are so excited about it. We ordered cabinets through a home improvement store, and when you do that, you need to actually sit down with a "Kitchen Designer" to get everything ordered correctly. We knew what we were getting, so it was really just a matter of the woman helping us plugging in the dimensions and item numbers. But she was wonderful to work with, and was really helpful with some of the questions I had. I decided to make her a thank you card. But not just any card. And not just any shaker card, either. I decided to create a kitchen that looked pretty close to what ours will look like. Take a look.
My staring point was the new Springtime Sparkle Blend from Doodles Paper Playground. The colors were pretty close to what I'll be using in my kitchen. And of course, I was very inspired by the Baked with Love and Sprinkled with Joy stamp sets from Lawn Fawn. They are the perfect combination of images to make an adorable kitchen. I started off by stamping an coloring more images than I would use, but I wasn't sure which I was going to need, so it was better to have too many and save them for another card down the road. I colored everything with Zig Clean Color Markers.
My oven was a major focus because that was going to be my shaker. Plus, I am super excited about the appliances I'll be getting. We've decided on Cafe Appliances from GE in Matte White, and I colored this oven to look as close as possible to the real thing. It's not exact, but it's a good representation. Look at those beautiful colors in the Springtime Sparkle Blend! The pinks and turquoises are so beautiful, and i love the touches of green and yellow.
Making the cabinets on this card was very intimidating for me. I'm not one for precise measurements and straight lines. I prefer organic edges, bumps and curves, etc. But, I took a few deep breaths, grabbed my ruler and T-Square, and created a kitchen. Once the cabinets and counter tops were "installed," I drew in handles with a Spectrum Noir Metallic marker in Antique Bronze. Then, I started to decorate. I chose my elements and began playing with placement. I cut a line in the bowl so that I could sit my eggs and spoon inside of it. I made sure the prettiest cupcake was placed carefully on the stand.
I also added a sign using an older sentiment stamp from Stampendous. It was the finishing touch on this special card. I love how it came out, and I am proud of myself for really jumping in to a style that makes me uncomfortable. I made sure to write down all of my measurements in case I decide to replicate this card for my husband as a "job well done" card.
As fun as this card is, the shaker is really the "icing on the cake." See what I did there? The card would be cute without it, but otherwise pretty static. The Springtime Sparkle Blend really brings it to life! To see this and all of the other available Sparkle Blends, please head over to White Rose Crafts LLC. I'd love to know what kind of card or other project intimidates you. Did you take the plunge and give it a try? Did it turn out better than you expected? I'm glad I tried this, and I love how it looks. Thanks so much for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!

Saturday, April 27, 2019

You're Owl Old?

Hello Crafty Friends - Annie am here with a fun birthday shaker card featuring 2 Sparkle Blends.
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this is a beautiful, more subtle spring blend. 
A perfect palette of pastel pink, yellow, teal, grey and 
silver, Springtime heralds a time of New life,
fresh blooms and budding leaves.

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Teeming with little white bunny heads, 
pastel sequins in a wide variety of sizes
 and finishes, shaped confetti, teeny flower sequins,
 and a sprinkling of large pastel, iridescent, plaid paillettes,
 this blend screams Easter and Spring.

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Friday, April 26, 2019

Quick & Easy Shaker w/ White Rose Crafts Barista Blend Kit

Hello Doodle Fans! Amber here, sharing a quick and easy shaker card I created with the May Barista Blend Kit from White Rose Crafts

This is definitely my favorite White Rose Crafts Kit to date, and I'm certainly not alone since this kit has already sold out as a stand alone kit! WOW! Its really no wonder, this kit is PACKED with amazing products to make tons of really fun cards that I can't wait to send to my friends! If you would like to snatch up one of the THREE remaining kits in the world--you can join our subscription plan! You will receive the next 3 month's kits, (including this one, while they last), with free shipping, for $74.99. That's a savings of nearly $35.00! WOW Again!

Even though the individual kits have sold out, I still want to share some inspiration for those who managed to snatch theirs up (it begins shipping May 1st), and will have some more cards to share in the coming weeks using the kit with some of the add-ons that will be available at 10% off (effective May 1st), to help you extend your kit Even Further--so keep an eye out for those! 

If you read to the end of this post, I've provided links to some of the products included in the kit, as well as some excellent alternative products you could use to get very similar results :-) 
Oh--and a coupon code, too!


I absolutely had to use the adorable little Jillibean Soup Cocoa/Coffee Mug PVC Shaker and matching die cut card, included in the kit. These are great because they're a standard A2 size card, (4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches) which is the size I prefer to work with. I started by pulling out that gorgeous Papermania Geometric Mocha Washi Tape from the kit, adding two diagonal stripes in the top left and bottom right corners. 

Next, I cut a piece of the American Crafts Coffee cardstock (included) to 4 1/8 x 5 3/8 inches and adhered it to the inside right panel of the card using Washi Tape, to hold it in place where I wanted it. Then I closed the card and chose  a sentiment sticker from the Echo Park Coffee sticker sheet. and placed it where I wanted it, inside the die cut opening, directly onto the brown cardstock. I opened the card again and placed the PVC shaker pouch inside, and added a moderate amount of the Caffeinated Sparkle Blend (Exclusive to kit) on the sticker, on the opposite panel, before removing the adhesive from the PVC pouch and closing the card once again, making sure to press down on all edges to seal it well. Next, I added some double sided tape to the same side of the brown panel that the shaker is on and closed the card one more time, to adhere the whole panel to the inside cover of the card. 

I fussy cut the coffee cup sticker from the Echo Park sticker sheet, leaving a small white border, and adhered it to the bottom left of the card. I decided I wanted something in the top right, for balance, and added the coffee bean heart sticker. For a final, cute touch, I used the Caramel Cream Nuvo Drops to draw steam coming off the coffee mug shaker.

I really kept the inside of this card simple, adding two parallel, vertical strips of the Washi tape and two sentiment stickers from the included sheet.


If you managed to get your hands on one of these fabulous kits, I hope today's cards have inspired you to really get creative with the contents! 

If you weren't one of the lucky fans to nab a Barista Blend kit, you are able to purchase some of the contents from White Rose Crafts, individually. I'll link those products below--as well as some great substitute, or alternative products, in case anyone wants to build your own mini kit!

Included in Kit:
Echo Park Coffee Paper Pack
Caramel Cream Nuvo Drops
Jillibean Soup Cocoa/Coffee Mug PVC Shaker Pouch 6pk
Jillibean Soup Cocoa/Coffee Mug Shaker Card 6pk
American Crafts Chestnut A2 Card Base 12pk

Suggested Alternative/Add-On Products:
Couture Creations Enchanted Tea Party Paper Pack
Little Acres Creations Cafe Dreamers Stamp Set
Your Next Stamp Sprinkles Coffee & Tea Stamp Set
Doodles Paper Playground Cafe Au Lait Sparkle Blend
Doodles Paper Playground Gingerbread Man Sparkle Blend
Doodles Paper Playground Breakfast At Tiffy's Sparkle Blend
Kaisercraft  Tea Party Mini Wood Veneers
Craft Creations Brown Plaid 12x12 Cardstock
Mulberry Paper Brandy
Mulberry Paper Sand
Elegant Metal Heart Embellishment 4pk
Keisercraft Love Hearts Mini Wood Veneers
Laser Cut Chipboard Hearts Embellishment 11pk
Martha Stewart Glittering Heart Stickers
Martha Stewart Doily Lace Hearts Embossed Stickers
Trimcraft Tiny Tatty Teddy Laser Cut Hearts & Flowers 16pk
American Craft Chocolate w/ White Polka Dots Ribbon
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Mini Ink Kit 3 - Neutrals
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Mini Ink Kit 6 - Coffee/Donut Shop
Chocolate Fondue Glitter Nuvo Drops
Nuvo Chocolate Chip Vintage Drops

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Clap Your Hands - Springtime Sparkle Blend

Clap Your Hands



I am using yellow and pink splotched paper for my base panels.
I am doing a see through card so I have a top folding card base already.


I placed my panels on the card base and then used this die cut to create 
my window all the way through the card front.


I used two of the die cuts for my shaker element.
I stamped the sentiment on the front of one of the dies.
I used a single layer of foam for a low profile card.


I dumped some sequins in the well and added the second die to enclose it.

I attached the shaker over the opening.


I used a cute little monster from Mama Elephant.
He and the 2nd part of the sentiment went on the inside of the card.
I placed him so that the you can see him through the 
window but placed the rest of the sentiment below it. 

Front of the card with some added sequins.

I used the new Sparkle Blends Springtime 
This is like the most perfect pastel blend. . . 

There are more great Sparkle Blends and a large assortment 
of items for all your crafty projects over at White Rose Crafts!

There is also a new Facebook group where you can share 
creations you have made with Sparkle Blends!
Come check it out, share some inspiration!

Thank you so much for stopping by!
Now, Get Out There and Create Something Amazing!!

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Thursday, April 25, 2019

Sunshine and Spring Time

EK Gorman, Doodle's Paper Playground April 25 a

Hey Doodle fans.  It's EK from ekgorman designs, and I have the honor of guest designing agin over at Doodle's Paper Playground with a few of their newly released Sparkle Blend sequin mixes.  I decided to create a double shaker today using some of the beautiful spring themed blends.

Today I pulled out the Sparkle Blend Packs


I started by stamping out this sweet little Love Muffin stamp set from Your Next Stamps onto some watercolor paper.

Then using my xacto knife and my nippers, I trimmed out the frosting on the the little cupcake.

I colored in the rest of the image using my Zig Watercolor brush pens.

I then die cut out a frame in some teal paper, added some acetate, and adhered in the center of it my stamped image.  Using three dimensional tape, I created boarders around the frosting and around the frame so I could add two separate blends.

Inside the frosting I added the new Springtime Sparkle Blend mix with its soft pinks and pastel colors.  In the larger area I added the new Sunshine Sparkle Blend sequin mix.

EK Gorman, Doodle's Paper Playground April 25 b
I just love how this card came out today.  I think it the colors are just so much fun and perfect for this time of year!

EK Gorman, Doodle's Paper Playground April 25 c
Thanks for peeking in today.  Make sure you pop over to White Rose Crafts, the exclusive carrier of the Sparkle Blend sequins and check out all that they are carry.