Welcome the another NC Demos Blog Hop!

This month I am showing off one of the new Sale-a-Bration items, new glimmer paper in 3 yummy new colors!  Mint macron, Sweet sugarplum, and Bermuda Bay!  There are 4 – 6″x 6″ pieces of each that are available as a FREE gift with a $50 purchase in my Stampin’ Up! store.  (Click on the shopping cart in the right column to shop)glimmerdsp

So now that you have it, you can see how just a little bit can really change up the look of a card!  A mat layer of the awesome glimmer would, too, but why waste all the glimmer underneath?  Here is a tip for something I have been doing that works GREAT!

I needed to make a wedding card for a friend and TaDa! Stampers team member last week.  The fun new bundle, Dragonfly Dreams, is so pretty and has some really great sayings in it… even one  great for a wedding and really now, who doesn’t love dragonflies?

And of course, an occasion like her joy filled wedding deserves some BLING! At the time I just had one package of this (have ordered and received more as a free SAB gifts now… you should get some, too!)

Here is a quick tip to make that precious glimmer paper go a little bit further!

glimmer paper stretchingInstead of making a full mat for the card, cut it into strips 1/4th” wide!  I think I have shared this before, but what a great time to share this tip again.

Glimmer paper is so shiny, the light tricks the eye.  You can’t tell where 2 pieces connect.

This makes it easy to be very frugal with it and bling up more stuff.

I cut a mat piece of Whisper White cardstock to be my base.  then I ran a line of snail adhesive around and very close to all edges.  Now attach the glimmer strips like a pinwheel and easily trim off the excess.

You are left with a glimmer edged mat that will be easy to attach you top piece to, either with snail in the middle or even dimensionals.

I had plenty of glimmer to cut out some dragonfly wings using the thinlits in this bundle. Actually, I let the body hang off the paper as I cut the wings.  Didn’t need it, no need to waste the glimmer paper to cut it out.  Thinlits can be very flexible like that!

glimmer paper stretching 2Her colors were navy and a light blue/minty color.

So I took some of one of the other Sale-a-Bration freebies, the Inside the Lines Designer Series Papers, and our foam roller and created a colored background paper in a flash.

Added a full dragonfly shape from Night of Navy cardstock and layered that on top of the Mint Macaron glimmer wings.

And then added  the saying on a scrap of Mint macaron, cut with the banner end punch and popped up with dimensionals.

See the little pieces of glimmer behind the saying?  Those are the too long pieces of 1/4th” strips I cut off the edges.

Oh yes, we crafters make every scrap of that precious glimmer paper COUNT!

TaDa!  The card is finished!

Now on to the blog of my friend and extremely talented artist, Jo Anne Hewins . The full list is below, a small but talented group of stampers, thanks for joining us!

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February Blog Hoppers – Full List

Debra Ballance-Byrd

Tamra Davis  YOU ARE HERE!

Jo Anne Hewins 

Michelle Irinyi 

Melissa Kerman 

Tracie Evans Langley

Sharon Maranich

Laurie Meier

Lisa Tedder

Frances Wagner