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Friday, July 31, 2015

Sparkle N Sprinkle's Aug. 1st Reveal

Sparkle N Sprinkle and Die-Versions are partnering up for a very special joint blog hop, called the Awareness Campaign.  A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the newly released Die-Versions dies and the stamp sets revealed in the joint blog hop will go to help with cancer research.  
Almost every one has been touched by cancer is one way or another.  Either you or a family member has had cancer or you know someone who has had cancer.  The Designers from both teams are joining together to help the fight to eradicate all cancers by inspiring you.


Die-Versions is debuting NINE new Die-Versions low profile dies (July 2015 Reveal - scroll down to the end of the reveal) and Sparkle N Sprinkle is revealing THREE stamp sets for this Awareness Campaign.  All stamp sets will be 20% off until Aug 3.  

Sparkle N Sprinkle
Pink Ribbon Background 408  (digi version DIGI408)
Survivor 713    (digi version DIGI713T)
Awareness 714   (digi version  DIGI714T)

A Grand Prize winner will be chosen from comments left on the Designers' blogs and will be announced on August 4th.  You won't know who the Mystery Designer is until after the Joint Blog hop, so remember to leave a comment with each of the Designers.  

The Winner will be announced on the Die-Versions Facebook page, the Sparkle N Sprinkle Facebook page, the DV Blog, and on the SNS Blog and will receive a $25 gift certificate from BOTH Die-Versions and Sparkle N Sprinkle.

We hope you enjoy the Awareness Joint Blog Hop as much as we have enjoyed creating new projects for it.  We also hope that we have inspired you as well.  Thanks for joining us and remember to comment on each of the Designers' blogs to be eligible for the Grand Prize.  (We love reading them too since your comments also inspire us.)  

The Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge also begins today with lots of prizes and recognition badges.  Find out how you can become a SNS Featured Artist with special recognition on the SNS Facebook page as well as the Creative Challenge Winner's post.  From time to time, we also have special prizes just for Featured Artists.  The theme is always Anything Goes using Loose Glitter, Embossing Powder, and/or Flock.

Hope you are having fun on this "special" hop!!  

For my card I choose to create a puzzle ribbon in  honor of Autism Awareness.  Since my grandson was diagnosed with Autism this really has a special place in my heart!!  

To create the look of a puzzle, I die cut the Awareness Ribbon Doily Die from cardstock and placed it on top of a piece of white cardstock.  Using colored pencils I colored in the open areas.  Once the areas were colored in I used a glue pen and glittered them with Daisy, Ocean, Terrific Blue and Fire Engine Red glitter.  I then cut around the ribbon.

The die cut ribbon was then inked with versamark ink and embossed with Dark Night EP.  The glittered ribbon was then glued underneath the embossed ribbon.  I really love have it resembles puzzle pieces with represent Autism Awareness.

I used Spellbinder's Radiant Rectangles to create the easel card.  The frame for the card was die cut from sticker paper and glittered using Ocean glitter.  On the second layer I used my finger tool and applied Brushable Glue to the edges and glittered using Evening Glow glitter.

The sentiment was computer generated.

The inside of the card was die cut using the same Radiant Rectangles dies.  Ocean and Sparkling Snow glitter added the sparkle.  The edges were inked with Tim Holtz's Tumbled Glass Distress Ink and a large pearl was placed in the center.

A little sneak peek of projects to come!!  Be sure to come on back to see the entire projects!

Hopefully you came from Chris's  blog.  Your next stop on the Awareness Campaign Blog Hop is Ashley.  If you get lost along the way or have a problem with a link, the complete list of Designers is located on both the Die-Versions Blog as well as the Sparkle N Sprinkle Blog.  Happy Hopping!


  1. Like these. Like the multi colors, texture & sparkle.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  2. Wow, what a stunning card!! The ribbon looks amazing!! Gorgeous colors!! So happy to be hopping with you!!

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  3. So clever, Belinda! As soon as I saw the ribbon I wondered how you did it!
    I am your newest follower and looking forward to seeing the future projects from your teaser photos.
    Thank you for sharing and have a good weekend! Hugs.

  4. YOu did an amazing job on your autism ribbon Belinda! SO creative and clever and I love the bright colors.

  5. I love how you made the Awareness Ribbon into a card for Autism! I really love how you colored the sections in like a puzzle and then embossed the whole thing! It is really beautiful!

  6. Fabulous designs. I love all the sparkle.

  7. When I saw this on facebook I loved it...awesome, awesome the design and gorgeous colors!

  8. This is such a great twist on the die! Wonderful job!

  9. I love color, so Iove this card!

  10. What made me the happiest about your creation, in addition to the amazing bright colors, and all around fun project, was that we have the same tools! I too use my finger tool for a lot of glitter application and burnishing :) Tee hee! So glad you use yours too. This card is truly stunning, and so bright and wonderful. Thank you!

  11. This card is awesome! I love the puzzle look to the ribbon and all the bright colors. The inside is very pretty also.

  12. Wow I adore this card, and I have that die set as well. You put so much work and effort into the card and It shows!! I love every thing about it the dies, the colors just all of it my cousin has a son with Autism. Another great way to bring awareness to this

  13. Love how you colored in the ribbon Belinda - very creative! Great easel card - full of sparkle!

  14. What a cleaver way to use the ribbon. Colors are great.

  15. Great card. Color and puzzle idea are great.

  16. Very clever use of the cut die as a template for the added pencil designs, another great idea for me to use. The border designs are beautiful and they complement the ribbon, which really pops!

  17. Woh! Great idea. Thanks for the idea.

  18. Love easel cards.
    the ribbon is amazing. the colors are bold and bright.
    thanks for sharing a wonderful card.

  19. Oh wow!! So pretty! Looks like stain glass... lovely easel! :)


  20. Your card is amazing, it looks just like stained glass! Your sneak peek looks like wonderful cards to come.

  21. Great cards, but the autism card is so special. What a great way to use that die cut!

  22. So wonderful- I LOVE that you shared your HOW to, and love the die! Amazing!

  23. Great, amazing projects - only good can come from an effort as dedicated as this to comforting and helping to raise awareness!!! What an awesome hop - I applaud you for being a part of it!!!

  24. wow, Belinda! your stained glass effect is incredible! very pretty card.


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