Saturday, January 24, 2015

Never Let Anyone Dull Your SPARKLE

Hello all! I'm back with another card. I created this card for a special person who is turning 16 years old. (I should actually be getting ready for the party right now!) I decided that I wanted to make her a card but was at a loss, my mind went blank. Then, MFT posted their weekly sketch challenge and BAM, I could see it in my head and I got busy. Here is the sketch:

I broke down and used some paper from my Heidi Swapp Sugar Chic paper pad. This pad is from a couple of years ago and when I saw it, I fell in love with it. I bought it at Michael's. I bought the last 2 that they had because I loved it so much. I hardly ever use it because I am selfish and want to keep it for myself!! But, like I mentioned, this card is for someone special.
I used the print and cut feature on my Silhouette Cameo to create the turquoise frame and part of the sentiment. The "Sparkle" is from the Sparkle & Shine die set from Papertrey Ink. I cut it out of gold glitter paper also from Michael's, the Recollections Glitter Pad. The scalloped edge on the bottom was done with an edge punch also by Recollections. The stars were cut using the MFT Stamps Blueprints 11 set. The card base is Black Licorice Cardstock, also from MFT. I used metallic embroidery floss to wrap around the front layer.

I used the Die-Namics Gift Card Grooves from MFT to create a nifty money slot on the inside. The sentiment is from the Hero Arts "Year Round" stamp set. I stamped it with Versa Mark and then embossed it with some Recollections Gold embossing powder. The pink paper actually folds over the top and covers the back of the card as well, in order for the pocket to work.  I was so proud of myself for remembering not to "glue" the money pocket shut.
I enjoyed making this card and I really hope she likes it!
Thank you for stopping by!


  1. Glad our sketch got you moving for this glorious card. I am OBSESSED with Sugar Chic, Angela. Like unbelievably so. Ha ha ha! And your sparkly Sparkle is so oooooh la la!

    Susan R. Opel, Creative Ambassador for My Favorite Things

  2. Love seeing your "Spotted" badge! :)

  3. Love seeing your "Spotted" badge! :)

  4. Thank you, Susan! I am very proud of it!