Thu 27

Spring Is In The Air
by Vicki Finger

Hello there! Vicki here today.  I have a fun spring card for you today.  Here in North Texas, we've had a few really nice spring days, but most of them seem to come with freezing cold winds which kind of shoots the whole Spring Day down the tubes.  I don't know about you, but I am so ready for spring to come and stay!  My Day Lily foliage is already pretty high, but we definitely haven't had warm enough weather to get them really going good and consistent.

For today's card, I wanted to use a few of the new products from the most recent release along with some favorites from last year.

Starting with a panel of Cougar Digital White #110 Cardstock and misting it with a fine mist of water on the front and back sides, I ran it through my die cutting machine with an embossing sandwich using the Memory Box Chrysthanemum 3D Embossing Folder.  The water helps the paper to stretch enough to get a really good impression.  I did this late in the evening so I let that dry overnight and then using my ink blending brushes, I added ink blending to the entire panel in Berry Sorbet and Summer Sunrise Inks.  Then I misted it with Tattered Angels Spray in Iridescent Gold.  I set that aside and let it dry as well.

I cut a 4.25 x 5.5-inch panel of the light peach color of the Delicate Pastels Glitter Paper Pad as a mat to go behind the ink blended panel.  Next, I cut several of the Side Butterfly Circles as I wasn't sure which way or if I wanted to color it.  In the end, I liked it in plain white while I wanted to really make the butterfly stand out.

I tried some ink blending with little sponge daubers, adding Fairy Sugar to individual petals on the flowers.  In the end, I chose to keep the circle part plain white and to add a gold outline for the butterfly with some scrap orange card stock for the back layer.  Then I added some of the Goldfinch Fairy Sugar on top of all that. 

I used foam tape behind the circle by cutting a piece about 4 inches long, and then cutting a skinny strip (1/16th inch or so) two times from the half-inch width of the foam tape.  This makes it skinny enough to place it in the circle shape by going slowly, all the way around.

I have a tendency to change my mind mid-card, so I've learned to roll with the punches and go with my flow.  That's probably one of the reasons that I haven't tried to do video yet, but it's on my list of things to do by the end of this year.  I hope you enjoy this quick and easy card today and that it will warm your heart to think about Spring things for a few minutes.  I'll be back here tomorrow with another Springtime Card!

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Wed 26

Pretty Blossom Stem and the Geodesic Oval Trio by Jean Okimoto

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A softly-inked offcut from the Geodesic Oval Trio creates a great background for the Pretty Blossom Stem.  Just add bright pops of color with Lemon Drop Fairy Sugar Glitter Glue and some Twinkling Jewel Glitter Pad hexagons. Hello, Jean Okimoto here with more designs from our Spring release.  

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Sponge the textured side of Open Studio Watercolor Paper with Squeezed Lemonade, Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn Distress Oxides.  If it looks a little splotchy - spritz it lightly and blend the colors using the same inky sponges or daubers.

Pressure-emboss the center section with Pretty Blossom Stem using the embossing mat and plates recommended for your machine.  Embossing takes just a minute - and adds shadowy dimension to your backgrounds.

Cut Pretty Blossom Stem from white cardstock.  Attach it to the embossed backgroumd. Attach the oval and outline to a white A2 card.  

Stamp the greeting - from the new Birch Press Design You Are Awesome Clear Stamps Set - on white cardstock with VersaMark.  Heat-emboss it with detail clear powder. Sponge the cooled greeting strip with Mowed Lawn Distress Oxides. Remove any residual ink from the embossed letters with a tissue.  Attach the greeting with foam dots.

Cut the green glitter sheet - from the new Twinkling Jewel Glitter Pad - with the Honeycomb Square.  Add three of the little hexagons to the card.

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Experiment with different  colors and create some great watercolored backgrounds for your Memory Box dies and stamps.  Thanks for visiting - see you next time!

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Tue 25

More with Stencils
by Laura Fulcher

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Greetings friends.  I have been playing more with my watercolor paints and stencils.  I did another post with this technique, and I just can't stop making cards.

I started with the new Memory Box watercolor paper, spritzed it with water and then painted it with red, yellow and orange paint. 

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While the watercolors were wet, I placed my stencil on top and let the piece dry so that I was left with the ghost image of my stencil on my paint:

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Here is the finished look.  I chose the stencil because it reminded me of sunburst, which I thought would pair well with my sentiment:

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I cut out a circle with one of the Scallop Pinpoint Circle Cut Out dies.  The nice thing about the nesting Memory Box dies is that they are already pre-cut for you.  You don't have to separate them using wire cutters and don't have to file away any parts that didn't cut well.  The circles come with tape on the back to help keep them together before you use them the first time:

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I layered the pieces of the card and added my sentiment.  Here is a close up of the stencil background:

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Is there a stencil technique you would like a tutorial for?  Let me know!

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Mon 24

Blitz Winners

Thank you to everyone who participated in our blog blitz last week.  I hope you are as excited about the new products as we are.  Here are a list of winners who were selected at random from the comments left during the blitz.

Winner of the Bunny Collage die from Laura's post: Lindy

Winner of the Lacework Egg die from Donna's post: Cardarian

Winner of the Cherry Blossom Frame die from Anne's post: Guri

Winner of the Splendid Poppy Stems die from Jean's post: Kathy Hogan

Winner of the Arched Happy Easter die from Vicki's post: Kristen

Winner of the Rose Bouquet Wide Washi tape from Jean's post: Shartl

Winner of the Gilia Flower Frame die from Michelle's post: Donna Mikasa

 

Congratulations winners.  I sent you emails to collect your information.  I hope you create wonderful projects with your prize! 

 

 

Mon 24

Poppies and Bunnies
by Michelle Bala

35                                                                                             Hello again! Michelle here with a card using a few products from the newest Spring Release!  I combined Little Bunny Trio Die, Splendid Poppy Die, Double Stitched Rectangle Cut out Die, and Leafy Jumble Stencil. 

37                                                                                             I inked up the Leafy Jumble Stencil background with tattered rose, worn lipstick, and candied apple distress oxide inks.  This is one of the prettiest stencils available!!! Than I splattered some white and black paint. Set aside to dry.

36                                                                                             I die cut Splendid Poppy and Double Stitched Rectangle Cut Out and colored them with Copic Markers in shades R22, R27, R29; G94; C5; and 100. I added some white dots with a gel pen and fairy sugar in mint frost to the flower centers. I die cut the bunnies and used Copic shades E50, E51; R20; W4.

When the paint splatters dry assemble the card.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Sun 23

Birthday Wishes
by Michelle Bala

 

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Hello there! Michelle here, continuing the 202 Memory Box Blog Blitz!!! I used the Gilia Flower Frame Die and Birthday Rose Corner Stamp Set.  I also used the new water color paper.  

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I added a few brush strokes of water to the paper and allowed it to sit for a minute before I added the ink. I used distress oxide ink in victorian velvet and added some water to create a water wash. Than I added some splatters of the same wash. Allow to dry.

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I die cut the Gilia Flower Frame from white cardstock and adhered them to the water colored base. I added some of the new Fairy Sugar glitter glue in berry mist all over the die cuts for some beautiful shimmer! Lastly, I stamped the birthday sentiment onto some extra watercolored paper and adhered it to the base.

Want to win the new Gilia Flower Frame Die?  Leave a comment to this post before 11:59 pm EST on Sunday, February 23rd.  One comment will be chosen at random to win the die.  Winners will be announced on the blog on Monday, February 24th at 6pm EST.  Good luck! 

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Sat 22

Rose Bouquet Wide Washi Tape and Stylish Rectangle Trio by Jean Okimoto

 

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Need a quick card?  Rose Bouquest Wide Washi Tape makes it easier than ever!  Frame it with a die from the Stylish Rectangle Trio -  and add dots of Twinkling Jewel Glitter cardstock to make it sparkle.  Hello, Jean Okimoto here with a super-simple design for you tonight (we had scheduling issues earlier).

Attach Rose Bouquet Wide Washi Tape to the textured side of pale yellow cardstock.  The fine lines add a bit of contrast to the pearly, translucent washi tape.  It's 4.5" x 11 gorgeous yards!  Cut it with the medium-sized Stylish Rectangle Trio.  Attach the delicate frame and rectangle to a Squash Notecard.  It's a soft, warm yellow that would brighten any winter day.

Stamp the greeting - from the Birch Press Design You Are Awesome Clear Stamps Set - on green cardstock with Shady Lane VersaFine Clair.  Attach the greeting strip with foam dots.

Add ¼" punched circles of the green Twinkling Jewel Glitter sheet.  Just a trio of little dots - but I love how they make such a difference!

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Want a chance to win this beautiful, versatile roll of Rose Bouquet Wide Washi Tape? Leave a comment on this post before 11:59 pm EST on Sunday, February 23rd.  One comment will be chosen at random to win the tape.  Winners will be announced on the blog on Monday, February 24th EST.  Good Luck!

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Thanks for visiting - hope you like this quick card.  Why not make a gift set of floral notecards?  Use different sections of the Rose Bouquet Wide Washi Tape and each card will be unique and special!

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Fri 21

Memory Box Spring 2020 Release
by Vicki Finger

Hello everyone and welcome back to the Memory Box Blog Blitz!  I took a short vacation at the beginning of the month but now I'm back and have several new projects to share with you today.  Memory Box has just released its Spring 2020 Catalog and there are lots of fun new things in this collection of products, including Patterned Paper, Glitter Cardstock, Stencils, Washi Tapes, Glitter Glue (called Fairy Sugar), and some new 3D Embossing Folders.

I was having a hard time deciding what to feature first so I have a few projects for you today!  I also have a chance to win a giveaway for you as thanks for stopping by and seeing my projects over at my blog, Twinkling Paper Studio.  One commenter will receive a free Arched Happy Easter Die # 94446 from Memory Box!  

We also have Glitter Cardstock 6 x 6 Pads in Pastels and Brights!  The paler colors are called Delicate Pastels and the brights are called Twinkling Jewel Glitter Pad.  I'm sure you know I had to have the one with the word "Twinkling" in the name.  

There are also some new Washi Tapes in wide and narrow widths.  The one I'm featuring here is the Watercolor Forest Greenery Wide Washi Tape.  It's similar in style to the Watercolor Woodland Washi Tape from our 2019 Winter Collection.  I thought it would be fun to combine with some little bunnies, Spring florals, and Fairy Sugar Glitter Glue.  

I added the wide Washi Tape to a piece of white cardstock and then die cut it with the Matinee Rectangle Layers in the largest size.  Then using a little finger dauber, I added some color to the Magnolia Circle Frame and the Pretty Blossom Stem.  Next, I added some Fairy Sugar to the leaves and blooms.  

Once that was dry, I added some pearls to the center of the blooms and some inking to the outside edges of the Little Bunny Trio.  I added a black dot with a tiny white highlight for the eye on each little bunny.  Once I attached the Matinee Rectangle, I added some additional Fairy Sugar in Iris and Strawberry Ice to the berries in the washi tape for texture and bling.  

My next card also uses the Matinee Rectangle Layers.  I die cut the 2nd from largest one from white cardstock covered with the Washi Tape and the largest was cut from some pale pink cardstock.  This helps the soft colors in the washi tape to really pop and accent my die cuts.  I used Fairy Sugar in Strawberry Ice, Iris and Berry Mist.  I also used the "Hello" Banner Script die from last month's release to make a simple spring card.  

For my next card,  I used one of the Cottage Meadow Patterned Papers.  Each of these designs has a full floral pattern on one side of the paper and a corner design on the other side of the paper.  These designs remind me very much of something Annie Rifle might create for Rifle Paper Company. I really love having a choice of using the full sheet of print or the corner design.  

For my card, I chose to use a corner design that I thought would fit well with my die choices.  I chose the Cherry Blossom Frame along with the Arched Happy Easter, and the Flitter Side Butterfly.   

This card is sweet and simple, and to me, it instantly evokes the feeling of spring.  The top layer of all the die cuts are made from the new Watercolor Paper and I colored it with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers in Sugared Almond Pink and Green Shadow.  

I added Fairy Sugar Glitter Glue in Iris to the flower centers on the patterned paper and added some gems to the center of the flowers on the die-cut.  

I used Rectangle Basics Die in the largest size to cut the green glittered background.  I added some of the Birchpress Design Shimmer Burst Washi Tape to colored cardstock.  I also cut 1 each of the Genoese, Emmaline and Lacework Eggs from Gold Foiled Cardstock that had Couture Creations Double Sided Adhesive on the backside. 

This card features several new Easter Egg dies with some of the new Glittered Cardstock.   Aren't Filagree Easter Eggs just so pretty and elegant?  They remind me of Fabergé Eggs. If you don't know what those are, here's a search on Pinterest to see some fabulous examples.  If you're interested in more of the history of the House of Fabergé, you can find information here on Wikipedia.  

Next, I ran the colored, washi-taped cardstock through with my die cutting machine with an embossing sandwich to get the impression of the egg which makes fussy cutting around it very easy.  You could also do Die Cut In-lay if you like that style.  That would have taken a lot more time than what I felt I had available today so that I can show you as many of the new products as I can.  

The Gilded Washi Tape, the Gold Foiled Cardstock and the glitter cardstock all work together to make a fun and sparkly card for Easter.  

By dry embossing the eggs onto the cardstock, it gives the look of inlay without the time it would take to do that and also provides the outline for the egg shape for quick and easy fussy cutting of a simple shape.  

I had to sneak one more card in here at the very end that features one of the new stencils, Leafy Jumble.  I was planning to foil it, but I couldn't find my jar of Deco Foil Transfer Gel (until the card was finished, of course), so I ended up using Ink Blending to add the pattern to the cardstock in Turquoise Sea and Tranquil Teal.   

I first added some Pixie Spray to the back of the stencil and let that dry for a few minutes.  This allows the repositionable adhesive to "set" so that you can use it over and over without having to add more. It also holds your stencil in place without moving so that your pattern stays clean and crisp.  

Once that was done, I used the Basic Rectangles to cut a mat layer, a glitter layer and then a top layer for my card from the ink blended piece.  I die cut the Side Butterfly Circle from white cardstock 3 times and glued the layers together. I cut the interior part of the butterfly from cardstock scraps and the outlines of the butterflies from Gold Foiled Cardstock. I also cut the Flitter Side Butterfly using the same papers so that I could have two butterflies facing each other.  Once I had those adhered, I added Spectrum Noir Shimmer Pen to the insides of the wings for that touch of sparkle that I love.

There are many more new products available at Memory Box and it's other companies, Poppy Stamps and Birch Press Design.   Be sure to stop over at the Memory Box Blog, Outside the Box, and take a look at all of the new items that were just released.  I'll have a couple more projects for you next week.  Don't forget to leave a comment here on my blog for your chance to win the Arched Happy Easter Die.  

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Thu 20

Splendid Poppy Stems with Embossed Double Stitch Rectangle Cut Outs by Jean Okimoto

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Frame glittered Splendid Poppy Stems with embossed Double Stitch Rectangle Cut Outs for a quick spring card.  The Cottage Meadow 6x6 background creates a fresh garden backdrop for the poppies and scattered Cherry Blossom Elements.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here - welcome to Day 4 of our 2020 Spring Collection blog blitz!

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Cut the Cottage Meadow 6x6 print with the largest Double Stitch Rectangle Cut Out die.  Emboss the rectangle with the next three dies (evenly spread apart and taped together) to form a  frame for the poppies.

Cut Splendid Poppy Stems from green cardstock.  Cut the flower tops from the pink Delicate Pastel Glitter Pack. Attach it to the green diecuts - slightly offset for dimension.  Cut the double-layered flower tops off, then re-attach them slightly lower, creating shorter stems to fit our background.

Cut Cherry Blossom Elements with the light pink 6x6 glitter sheet.  Attach three little blossoms to the border.

Stamp the greeting - from the Cherry Blosssom Wreath Clear Stamps Set - on white cardstock with black ink.

Attach the background and diecuts to a white A-2 card.  Add ¼" dots punched from the lime green Twinkling Jewel Glitter Pad.  Attach the greeting with foam tape. Add dots of Lemon Drop Open Studio Fairy Sugar to the flowers.

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Want a chance to win the new Splendid Poppy Stems die?  Leave a comment on this post before 11:59 pm EST on Sunday, February 23rd.  One comment will be chosen at random to win the die.  Winners will be announced on the blog on Monday, February 24th EST.  Good Luck!

If you're in the Seattle area - join us for another BRIGHTER DAYS AHEAD class at Impress on February 23rd. We're making 6 cards using the latest release - and Poppystamps' famous Whittles, Memory Box Scribble Dies and Birch Press Design stacking does.  

Thanks for visiting...add your comments to all of this week's blog posts for a chance to win great new products from our latest collection!
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Wed 19

Springtime Birthday Wishes with Cherry Blossom Frame and Cherry Blossom Branches
by Anne Thompson

It's Day Three of the 2020 Spring Release Blog Blitz!  All week, through Sunday February 23rd, we on the Design Team will be featuring some of the newest products and offering some up as prizes.  Just comment on each post to be eligible to win that day's give-away.

When I think of spring I remember the cherry blossoms one year long ago in Washington, DC.  Once they begin to bloom each year  I know that spring in Maine can't be far behind.  I was happy to see so many cherry blossom dies in the 2020 Spring Release--Cherry Blossom Frame, Cherry Blossom Wreath, Cherry Blossom Elements, Cherry Blossom Bracket, and Cherry Blossom Branches.  There's even a Cherry Blossom Wreath clear stamps and coordinating dies set!  You can see them all here.

For today's Birthday Wishes card I chose to combine the Cherry Blossom Frame and the Cherry Blossom Branches with some pale pink glitter paper and Bubblegum Dots paper.

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  • CHERRY BLOSSOM FRAME 94427  the separate large frame cut from pale pink glitter paper--I used only the center rectangle and saved the narrow frame for another project.

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  • DELICATE PASTEL GLITTER PAD GP1001, one sheet of pale pink glitter paper
  • I used Scor-Tape 1/8" to adhere the frame to the glitter paper and a tape runner to secure the panel to the papered notecard.
  • You can see in the photo below on the left where I tucked in one of the Cherry Blossom Branches behind the one in the frame, held in place with a Glue Dot.

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  • "birthday wishes" from CHERRY BLOSSOM WREATH CLEAR STAMP AND DIE SET CL5256-D
  • stamped with VersaFine Clair Nocturne black ink on white cardstock, added to the papered inside of the notecard with the other Cherry Blossom branch; added some pearls to the blossom centers 

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Then I went to the front of the card and added pearls on those blossoms as well.  You can really see the shimmer of the glitter paper in this next photo.

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This is a card design that can be used for many occasions just by changing up the sentiment inside or on the front panel.

This second card uses "greetings" from the same stamp/die set, stamped in black ink on white cardstock, mounted on a scrap of Bubblegum Dots paper, and placed inside the Cherry Blossom Frame.  I used Scor-Tape to secure it to the glitter paper.  I raised up the frame panel with dimensional foam tape and secured the Cherry Blossom Branches behind it using Glue Dots.  Again I papered the inside of the card with more of the Bubblegum Dots paper and added a white cardstock panel 3 X 4.25 where I will write my message.

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Want your own CHERRY BLOSSOM FRAME die?  Leave a comment for me about this post before 11:59 pm EST on Sunday, February 23rd.  One comment will be chosen at random to win the die.  Winners will be announced on the blog on Monday, February 24th at 6pm EST.  Good luck! 

Happy crafting!

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Tue 18

Happy Easter
by Donna Sledzik

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Hello everyone!  Today is day 2 of the Memory Box Blog Blitz.  There are so many great products in spring release, including new stencils, embossing folders, glitter glues, papers, and of course dies and stamps.  Make sure you check back each day this week to see the designers posts and leave a comment for a chance to win a prize.  

For my card today I created a background using Distress Oxide Inks.  Once I was happy with the background I placed my stencil on top of the paper and used a baby wipe to remove some of the ink.  It gave the background a really soft look.

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Next I die cut the Lacework Egg in the center of the background paper.  I glued the background to a white card base.  I die cut the egg again from pink glitter paper and glued the die cut to egg cut out on the card.  I added some twinkle glitter glue to the egg and die cut the words from the same color glitter paper.

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To finish the card I added some sequins to embellish it.

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Want to win the new Lacework Egg die?  Leave a comment to this post before 11:59 pm EST on Sunday, February 23rd.  One comment will be chosen at random to win the die.  Winners will be announced on the blog on Monday, February 24th at 6 pm EST.  Good luck! 

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Mon 17

Blog Blitz Begins Today
by Laura Fulcher

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Greetings friends.  Memory Box has a lot of newly released products and we will be focusing on them this week starting today (Monday, February 17th) and going through Sunday (February 23rd).  Every designer this week will also be offering one of the new products as a prize.  All you have to do is leave comments for a chance to win.

I really wanted to focus on glitter today.  Specifically, I want to talk about the new glitter papers and glitter glue as well as a technique I like to do with glitter glue and acetate.

Memory Box has two new glitter 6" x 6" paper packs.  One of them is called Delicate Pastel and the other is Twinkling Jewel.  Both paper packs include 24 heavy weight sheets (12 colors per pack/2 sheets per color).  The best part?  The glitter does NOT come off onto your fingers!  Your card recipients will not be covered in sparkle.

Another thing I like about the paper?  The glitter glues look fantastic when paired with the papers.  Look how closely these colors match.  You could add a layer of glitter paper to your card and then coordinate it with a glitter glue:

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For my card today, I used some patterned paper for the background and a piece of glitter paper behind the egg opening.  It is hard to tell from the picture, but there is a piece of acetate behind the egg opening for extra support and the white die cut is popped up on top of the glitter paper with foam tape.

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To make the eggs, I wanted to use one of my favorite acetate/glitter glue techniques.  I love the look of acetate, but it is often difficult to figure out how to adhere it to a card so that the adhesive doesn't show.  In this case, I used the glitter glue as the adhesive, so you are meant to see the glue.

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I cut out eggs with white cardstock and acetate.

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I then added a blob of glue to the center of the white cardstock and then stuck the acetate on top.  Notice that I didn't bother spreading out the glue.  I just let the acetate spread out the glue when I place it on top.  It will take a bit of time for it to dry before you can adhere the eggs to the card.  I love using this technique to make shiny butterfly or dragonfly wings.  You could use colored cardstock instead of the white, but I let the colored glitter glue do all of the work and I ended up with specked shiny eggs.

Want to win the new Bunny Egg Collage die?  Leave a comment to this post before 11:59 pm EST on Sunday, February 23rd.  One comment will be chosen at random to win the die.  Winners will be announced on the blog on Monday, February 24th at 6pm EST.  Good luck! 

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