Tuesday, June 30, 2020

June Sparkle Blends Release Blog Hop Prize Winners!

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the June Sparkle Blends Inspiration Hop! We appreciate you checking out all of the amazing projects the team shared this month! 

We hope you were inspired and have some great ideas of your own of how to use our June Blends! Make sure you share in the Sparkle Blends Fan Club & tag us on Instagram: #SparkleBlends #DoodlesPaperPlayground

(We might even repost or feature your project on our page!)

We had 3 fantastic prize packs up for grab, this month--so let's announce our randomly selected winners, shall we?

Winner: Mayhem Crafty Cards

Winner: Katharkha

Winner: Karen Ladd

Congratulations, Ladies!! We can't wait to see what you create with your new goodies & Sparkle Blends!

Please email DoodlesPaperPlayground@gmail.com by Friday, July 3, 2020 to claim your prize! Prizes not claimed within this time frame will be forfeit & new winners will be drawn. Thanks for understanding

If you didn't win, never fear! You can still save 15% on your total order through midnight tonight EST with
Coupon Code: JUNE15OFF

Have a crafty day!
- Amber

Monday, June 29, 2020

Enjoy the Beach Life

Hi Everyone! It's Judy! I grew up near the beach, and here in Albuquerque? Well no beach. At least not really.But I can dream, can't I? So today I am bringing this fun beachy shaker card to you! And what better way to show you how amazing the new She Sells Seashells Sparkle Blend

I used a stamp set from Hero Arts with inks from Catherine Pooler to create my ocean and a cloud stencil from MFT Stamps with my Ink Blending Brushes and Distress Oxide Inks to create my cloudy sky. I then used a basic square nesting die set from Stamps Of Life to cut the opening in my card front. 

I then used some Scor-Tape to adhere my acetate to the back of the square and then foam tape to create my shaker element. My sentiment was also stamped using Catherine Pooler Ink and was from the same Hero Arts Stamp Set. I really love how this came out!

To see more of the Sparkle Blends June Release as well as all of the amazing Sparkle Blends, head over to the Sparkle Blends Shop. And, take a look on the Doodles Paper Playground blogFacebook page and in the Sparkle Blends Fan Club on Facebook to see all the fun things going on!

So what do you think of this project? Please leave me a comment and let me know and Thank You for stopping by!


Friday, June 26, 2020

June 2020 Sparkle Blends Release Inspiration Blog Hop

That's right, Sparkle Blends Fans! Its June Release Inspiration Blog Hop day & we are super excited to have our Design Team showcasing the 7 new Sparkle Blends from this month’s release! 

We’ve got everything from 80’s Neon to Critter packed Neutrals & even Glow in the Dark Aliens in this release, so if you haven’t seen them yet, make sure you hop over to the Sparkle Blends Shop and check out Broken Glass, Extraterrestrial, I Love the 80’s, Pawsome Pals, She Sells Seashells, Stars & Stripes and You’re Pand-tastic! There may even be a couple of discounted release bundles left for order, if you hurry!


Do you want a chance to win one of these 3 fantastic prize packs? 
(Valued at approximately $15.00 each.) 

Make sure you leave comments as you hop & you’ll earn one entry for each blog post you comment on! Come back here for giveaway prize info and entry details. 

Giveaway Rules: Comments must be posted no later than 11:59pm EST on Sunday, June 28th, 2020 to be eligible to win. Open to US residents only who are at least 18 years old. Winners will be drawn Monday, June 29th & posted on the Doodles Paper Playground blog, Facebook page and in the Sparkle Blends Fan Club on FB. Winners will have until Friday, July 3rd, 2020 to claim prizes by emailing DoodlesPaperPlayground@gmail.com with their mailing address. Failure to claim prizes within the time limit will result in forfeiture and a new winner will be drawn. This giveaway is not sponsored, endorsed or affiliated with Blogger, Facebook or any of their entities.

Pssst: Want a chance to win yet another amazing prize pack? Pop over to our Instagram page and check out the giveaway post there! Follow the directions & you could win yet another prize valued at approximately $25.00!


Who loves Blog Candy?? We’ve got some in the form of a Discount Code worth 15% off your total order in the shop--some exclusions apply!

Use Coupon Code: JUNE15OFF 

(Excludes June Release Bundle. Can not be combined with other coupons or offers. Can not be applied to previous Purchases or shipping costs. Valid June 26th through June 30th, 2020)


Check out the sneak peeks below & click the links to hop along with us!


Thank you so much for joining us for another amazing Blog Hop! We had so much fun creating these cards to share with you & hope you found something that inspires you!

If you're ready to add some extra sparkle to your projects with our unique and beautiful Sparkle Blends, you can order from our exclusive Etsy shop!

Don't forget, all of our Sparkle Blends are limited edition, so don't wait if you see something you're in love with,
or you just might miss out!

Crafty Hugs,


Thursday, June 25, 2020

Cutie Pie

Hey Friends!   It's EK back to guest design another Sparkle Blend project.

With 4th of July just around the corner, I wanted to make a card today that would work for the holiday, but wasn't limited to just one day of the year.  If you are going to make a good 4th of July card, you going to need to pull out your red, white, and blue, and lets be honest, there is a famous phrase about pie and America.  So I figured Doodle's Paper Playground's new Stars & Stripes Sparkle Blend packs is perfect place to jump off with for my project.

Step One:  I started off my project today by embossing a piece of cardstock trimmed to 4.25x5.5 inches.  I liked this embossing folder, because it already has a center to cut out to make a shaker card.

Step Two:  I then die cut out the center hole using a die meant to create shakers.  ( I used A.muse Studio Stitched Circle Windows)

Step Three:  Using some Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide, I blended some ink over the embossed cardstock.

Step Four:  Adhere a piece of acetate to the opening, and build the raised portions using three dimensional tape to create the shaker card guts.  Then add the whole structure to an A2 card frame.

Step Five:  I filled the opening of the card with Stars & Stripes sequins.  Then using some Candied Apple Distress Oxide, color a scrape of cardstock to fit the back of the opening.

Step Six:  Stamp the image of pie onto cardstock.  (I used Avery Elle Humble Pie stamp set).

Step Seven:  Color in the stamped image using colored pencils.  (I used Faber-Castell Polychromos).  Fussy cut out the image.

Step Eight:  Adhere the pie to the front of the card.  Stamp out a sentiment from the same stamp set.

Step Nine:  Add little details to the whole card using a tiny stamp from the same stamp set.  I used both Candied Apple and Tumbled Glass for these details.

Step Ten:  Finally, add hearts from the Stars & Stripes sparkle blend pack onto the card frame.

I hope you got a kick out of the unusual 4th of July card I created.  Make sure you pop over to the Doodles Paper Playground store and check out the full June release.

Let me know in the comments below how you would use the new Stars & Stripes blend.  Until then, Happy Crafting.

Want to save 10% off your order, then feel free to use the code EKGORMAN10 to get a savings!

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Extraterrestrial Shaker

Hi, it's Phoenix. Today I'll be showing you my Extraterrestrial Shaker card that I made using one of the newest Sparkle Blends from Doodles Paper Playground, which is actually called "Extraterrestrial." I also used the Lawn Fawn stamp set called "Beam Me Up."
I started by stamping out my aliens and coloring them with Zig Clean Color Markers. For the alien in the space ship, I used Glow in the Dark Nuvo Drops on the transporter (on the bottom of the ship) and the circular lights along the front. I fussy cut the aliens next. After that, I cut out my landscape for the aliens and colored it in, also using the Zigs.
I really like the Extraterrestrial Sparkle Blend because it has little alien heads and glow in the dark clay pieces. It also contains several different kinds of patterned sequins that are very interesting. Here's how it looks in the dark.
Isn't it cool how all of those things glow?
Next, I cut pieces of foam tape and attached them to the landscape and inserted the Sparkle Blends. I glued my aliens on to the card, but I thought that it still needed a little bit more, so I used a star die from Rubbernecker Stamps for the top corner.

Making this card was a lot of fun because I am really interested in outer space. It looks really cool in the dark with all of the glow in the dark bits. Thanks for reading about my card. Have a good day!

Monday, June 15, 2020

Let's Celebrate!

Hi Everyone! Judy here! Today I am playing with one of the new Sparkle Blends called Stars and Stripes. I love all the fabulous elements that are in this blend. It is not only stars in red, white, and blue, but also these amazing hearts, polka dot sequins, and swirly sequins are just so much fun to play with.

I decided to create a full panel shaker for this project. It really gives a lot of room for all the fabulous shaker pieces to move around. 

I also used a paper pad from Doodlebug called Yankee Doodle, which coordinated perfectly with this Sparkle Blend. I also used a wonderful sentiment die called Lets Celebrate from Simon Says. There are so many ways you can use this sentiment, especially since it has the shadow layer. And of course I have used Scor Tape to adhere it all together. This is such a fun and easy project to make! I really love how this turned out!

To see more of the Sparkle Blends June Release as well as all of the amazing Sparkle Blends, head over to the Sparkle Blends Shop. And, take a look on the Doodles Paper Playground blogFacebook page and in the Sparkle Blends Fan Club on Facebook to see all the fun things going on!

So what do you think of this project? Please leave me a comment and let me know and Thank You for stopping by!


Saturday, June 13, 2020

Happy Birthday Card

Hello Crafty Friends - I am here with a cute Birthday shaker card. I used the New Release 

Broken Glass  Doodles Paper Playground: Sparkle Blends image 0
This isn't your average clear sequin mix. 
A base of crystal holographic cupped sequins in 3 sizes, 
sprinkled with Moonshine stars & starbursts,
 iridescent confetti & spiral squares, matte round spirals 
& a generous amount of crystal clear glossy flat & 
cupped sequins in different sizes make this blend much more
 dynamic than you would expect from a simple clear blend.

Here's the card I created using this beautiful Blend.
Materials Used:
13 @rts Collection: Alice in Candyland - White Rabbit and Pattern Paper
Tim Holtz Brand: Clock Sticker
S.C. Designs -Sincere Sentiments Stamps: Happy Birthday 
Recollections Brand 110lb Cardstock: White
Recollections Brand 80lb Cardstock: Red
Lawn Fawn Die: Cross-stitched Rectangle
Darice Brand Foam Tape: Thin Strips
Imagine Crafts: Tear It Tape
Imagine Crafts: On Point Glue
Tsukenkino Versa Fine Ink: Onyx Black

Thank you for stopping by the blog today. I hope you found some inspiration!

Be sure to tag us Doodles Paper Playground on social media -
if you create a project with our Sparkle Blends. 

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