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Focus on Digital: Brightside

Hey there!  Today our digital team has a couple layouts to share using the Brightside collection.  Check them out!

“This week, I wanted to print on transparency sheets.  To do this, I used transparencies that are made for color inkjet printers.  These sheets has a textured side for the ink to sink into and prevents smudging.  In Photoshop, I opened a few journaling cards and titles that I thought would look great as a transparent element piece.  I then grouped them and printed them onto a transparency.  This is a great way to create your own transparent elements.”

Glitz Design “Bightside” Full Collection
Others:  heart puffy stickers, clothespin, flair, glitter washi tape, transparency, tissue, file tab


“September means trips to the farmer’s market & apple picking here in NY State. So I took the grey, yellow and black colors of the Brightside collection as my inspiration and used it to scrap an autumn photo of my fave farmer’s market, but with a sleek, modern feel. To achieve that look, I took a few of the elements with pink in it, and simply selected the pinks with my magic wand tool, and then filled with autumn colors to match my photo. ”

Glitz Design “Brightside” Collection
Other: Rachel Young “Good Foundations” paper, Quirky Heart “Golden Days Kit”


Thanks for checking out today’s projects!!

On Trend: White & Bright – Eunyoung Lee


Hello Glitz ladies~ Today I’m sharing my layout with white & bright colors~  I know that many scrapbookers love bright colors on white background ~Yes, I’m just like you!!!


This layout is about goodbye to my summer. I used Glitz Designs ‘Brightside’ 6×6 Paper Pad.  I love this bright and interesting pattern papers!!! Especially, ‘icecream pattern’!! : )

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Before sewing on stickers, I usually use anti-static-pad on sticker’s sticky side and sew it.  It’s easy to sew stickers by machine.


I love to use bold alphabet stickers as a title. And then I mix uppercase and lowercase letters together.

It make a title more interesting .

Supplies :
Glitz Designs ‘Brightside’ 6×6 Paper Pad
Glitz Designs ‘Brightside’ 12 x 12 Alphas & Accents Sticker Sheet
others : white cardstock, alphabet thicker and ink spray

Around the House: Cork Frame – Lilith Eeckels

Today I’m up with a home decor project on the Glitz Design blog. I had a whole box of corks lying around and thought I’d make a simple project for the piano area in my home.


I took an old frame and used two 12*12 sheets of paper from the Carpe Diem collection. I then cut out a heart shape with my Silhouette Cameo. I used a hot glue gun to adhere the corks to the circle. Once the heart was formed I glued it to the frame. As finishing touch I added a clothes pin and a sticker from the 77 collection. It is a really easy project to create and you can use any shape. You could also ask for corks in a restaurant.



Glitz Design “Carpe Diem” papers: Brocade hearts
Glitz Design “77″ 12*12 Stickers Titles & Accents
Other: hot glue gun, cardstock, frame


Sparkle & Shine: Gold Embossing – Stephanie Bryan

Hi there Glitz fans!  Stephanie back with you today to share a little sparkle and shine!  When I think about things that sparkle, I think of two things….the color gold and my sweet daughter!  For this week’s theme, I decided to combine the two to create a sparkly page about my daughter!



My layout all began with the stenciled letter “A”.  I wanted to incorporate it onto the page somehow, but it was just plain old card stock and it really needed to be jazzed up!  I pulled out my embossing gun and gold embossing powder and gave it a little sparkle.  I love the way it almost looks metal!



After my “A” was embossed, I added a few layers to my page, as well as my photo.  I wanted the “A” and my title to be the main pops of color on my page, so I chose some neutral patterned papers from both the Carpe Diem and Brightside lines.  I also tucked in a little piece of lace to add some femininity to the page.



I continued the gold glittery look by spelling out my title “sparkle” in gold letters.  I typed out some sweet words to my daughter on white printer paper, trimmed them out and adhered them to my page by stitching down the middle.  I love how they add a little bit of movement to the page.


I finished my page with a simple cluster of embellishments and card stock die cuts.  The Carpe Diem Giant Rhinestone adds the perfect little hint of sparkle to my page when the light hits it just right!


Supplies used:
Glitz Design “Carpe Diem” 12×12 papers: Squirrels, Bits & Pieces
Glitz Design “Brightside” 12×12 papers: Chunky Chevron
Glitz Design “Carpe Diem” Title & Accent Stickers
Glitz Design “Carpe Diem” Giant Rhinestones
Glitz Design “Carpe Diem” Epoxy Stickers

Sentimental: Cards from Scraps – Raquel Bowman

Today I am here to share something (or things I should say), that I created for this sentimental Thursday theme; cards! I always have the best intentions and proclaim that I will make cards with my leftover supplies, but unfortunately proclaiming it is all I ever usually do.

So I decided to set myself a challenge.

To use my scraps of Glitz papers and my punches to create some cards to give with gifts.

As I am not a cardmaker I did a quick ‘card’ search on Pinterest to see the types of cards people make and to get inspiration then sat down with my collection of offcuts and punches and got to work.

Most of these cards came together quite easily and I was really happy with the end result. And what is better than the satisfaction of using up some of those supplies and papers?

Here is what I created:

The first card was inspired by the ‘celebrate’ text from the cut out sheet. Perfect to make a for a special occassion and easy to act as the main element on a card. All I needed to do was mat the card and punch out a few butterflies from the Brightside 6×6 to arrange at the bottom. Simple yes, but effective.


Butterflies were my inspiration for the next card. I used the few punches I had to punch a variety of butterfiles from the 6×6 paper pad scraps. I wanted to make them look like they were fluttering off the card so I adhered them to the card by their middles for added dimension. I added the ‘happy birthday’ sentiment from a stamp I had in my stash and adhered that with foam dots.


This last card was created by layering a few punched circles and stamping some hearts and the ‘love’ text from the ‘wild & free’ stamp set I had in my stash. I felt the scalloped circles needed to be sitting on something so I backed them with a strip of vellum.  This card would be perfect for an anniversary or a ‘just because’ card.


Set of 3 cards supplies:
Glitz Design “Brightside” papers – Bits & Pieces
Glitz Design “Brightside” 6×6 Paper Pad
Glitz Design “Felicity” paper – Chevron
Glitz Design “Wild & Free” – Rubber Stamp set
Other: White cardstock, plain vellum, sewing machine and white thread, tiny attacher and staples, butterfly punches, scallop punches, foam tape.

I hope this post has inspired you to use up those scraps! Stay tuned for an awesome ‘sparkle and shine’ focus on embellishments post tomorrow.

Raquel xx

Focus on Digital: Color Me Happy

Hey there, Glitz friends!  Today our digital designers are sharing projects with you using the Color Me Happy collection.  Check them out!

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“Love this photo of my grandson and his first missing tooth. We we at the movies when he lost it. He was so excited! The Color Me Happy Collection is perfect to show his excitement in this photo. I decided to convert the photo to black and white so that it wouldn’t contrast with the paper and elements. I added the border strips and used the lasso tool to cut angles on the bottom. I also outlined the letters using the stroke function and then offset it a bit.”

Supply List:
Glitz Design Color Me Happy Full Collection
Other: Anna Aspnes and Design by Dani


“This week, I’m going to share with you how I created that heart mat.  To start, I opened the heart element in Silhouette Studio software.  Then I traced and cut around the element.  I enlarged the cut to size and repeated the image until it filled my page.  I made sure each column of hearts overlapped just a bit.  Then I selected all my hearts and welded them together. ”

Supply List:
Glitz Design “Color Me Happy” Element Pack 1
Glitz Design “Color Me Happy” Paper Pack
Others:  watercolor


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“Oh man, I get so much mileage out of the Color Me Happy collection. I’ve made so many layouts with this kit and I’ve used different elements every time. One of my favorite elements is the “live life in FULL color” word art. I resized it in Photoshop to fit my composition. I also love the large banner element in the center of my page. It’s the perfect size to add journaling or a title. I’m definitely looking forward to working with this kit again!”

Supply List:
Glitz Design “Color Me Happy” full kit
Others: sequins, October Afternoon alpha sitckers


“The elements and papers in this kit has bold colors, so I converted my photo into black & white to avoid color crashing. You can see little bits of paint splashes underneath the photo and a clutter of small circle and hearts to distribute colors on the woodgrain background.”

Supply List:
Glitz Design “Color me happy” full collection
Others: Mye De Leon “What we learn” elements only


“Love the chalkboard paper with the quote in the banner in the Color Me Happy collection. Since the black and white, along with all the color in this kit, is so bold and bright, I tried to keep my page pretty simple with just a few elements added. I used a shadow style to turn the flat circle heart element from the kit into a dimensional epoxy. ”

Supply List:
Glitz Design “Color Me Happy” full collection
Other: Mommyish Epoxy Shadow Style


“I really love the colors in this Color me Happy collection they go so well with my sons mood of fun at the lake.

I stacked various papers, the journaling card and added the photo on top of the index card. I wanted to draw your eyes to the photo so I added some stitching on top and a brush with paint and stamp behind it. ”

Supply List:
Glitz Design: Color me Happy Full Collection
Other: M3Aug14_ArsyBits by Lynne-Marie, M3Aug14-stitches by Just Jaimee

Thanks for checking out our digital designers projects today!!  Head on over to Snap Click Supply today & pick up this fantastic digital kit!!

Day to Day: Gratitude Journal – Jocelyn Olson

Hi everyone! It’s Jocelyn on the blog today.

I often see Gratitude Journals popping up on blogs in November. I wanted to make one this year, but once Halloween hits, we’re usually on fast-forward until New Year’s. I knew it would be hard for me to keep up. So instead, this year I’m doing a journal in September.


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The mini is hybrid, and many of the papers are digital. It’s a great way to mix old and new collections. On the cover, I lightened one of the Carpe Diem elements for the title.

Thankful--Gratitude Journal

I’ve only worked a few days ahead, but already the album is getting thick. I’ll be adding the journaling as the month goes on. For each prompt, I started with the phrase, “I’m grateful for…” and finished the sentence as my journaling. I cringed a little at some of the fragments, but I wanted to keep the journaling short.

Here is the tag for the first day of the month:

Thankful--Gratitude Journal

I used Christmas papers from the Hello December digital collection. The colors work well for fall. Here’s page 2:

Thankful--Gratitude Journal

I trimmed and layered the journaling card from the Finnley collection under the journaling. The awesome giant rhinestone from the Black and White collection–swoon! I used the same Paper Smooches leaf and tag topper dies throughout the Gratitude Journal. Here’s a close-up of the tag:

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Here’s the third day:

Thankful--Gratitude Journal

I used a mix of Black and White, Carpe Diem, and 77 collections.

Thankful--Gratitude Journal

The fourth page has a lot of subtle layering. I added the foil sticker from the 77 collection along the side. When the foil hits the light, the sticker is so pretty!

Thankful--Gratitude Journal

Here’s the fifth tag:

Thankful--Gratitude Journal

The hybrid woodgrain paper is from the Raven collection, and the Love sticker and polka dot paper are from the Black and White and Carpe Diem collections.

If you would like to see more close-ups, I have more pictures on my blog.

Thanks for stopping by!
Glitz Design “Black and White” papers: Stripe
Glitz Design “Carpe Diem” papers: Polka
Glitz Design “Black and White” Alphas and Accents sticker sheet
Glitz Design “77″ Alphas and Accents sticker sheet
Glitz Design “Black and White” Giant Rhinestones
Glitz Design digital “Raven” Element Pack 2
Glitz Design digital “Carpe Diem” Element Pack 3
Glitz Design digital “Black and White” Paper Pack 2
Glitz Design digital “Hello December” Collection
Other: cardstock, dies, spray mist, sequins, doily, yarn, wired trim, wood veneers, tulle, tissue, vellum, glitter cardstock, flair


On Trend: Sewing – Noel Culbertson

Hello again! Lately I’ve noticed lots of sewn strips and layers in my collection of lovely paper crafting pins on Pinterest. Sewing the layers to projects gives them some texture with the added bonus of keeping them affixed to your layout forever!

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As with all of my projects, I lay the layers in their general location and move them around until I am satisfied with the look. I typed out a favorite quote with our old typewriter, then cut it into strips. Next I sewed some ordinary crepe paper into a ruffle on my sewing machine, then sewed each element onto the layout individually. After each layer was sewn, I ran my finger along each edge to give it a little extra dimension. Finally I added the photos, some stickers and a few sequins to finish it off.
“Be Kind” layout supplies:
Glitz Designs “Brightside” patterned papers: Butterflies, Bits & Pieces
Glitz Designs “Carpe Diem” patterned paper: Brocade
Glitz Designs “Brightside” 6×6 paper pad
Glitz Designs “Brightside” Alphas & Accents sticker sheet
Glitz Designs “All Dolled Up” washi – cherries
other: cardstock, vellum, sequins, crepe paper, heart punch

Sparkle & Shine: 8×6 Layouts – Olatz Garaiyurrebaso


Today I bring you a different kind of page. You probably already noticed that this is not my typical 12×12 layout. Instead, I created a 8×6 layout for my Summer Handbook. I love playing with different sizes lately and this one is really one of my faves. I love how the embellishments look so much bigger in comparison as the smaller size of the page make them stand out so much more. Don’t you think?

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So, I decided to place my photo on the top part of the page and fill the bottom space with a bunch of cute embellishments. I pulled out embellishments with kind of the same color palette as the one in the photo to make everything coordinate. 

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I also added some gold here and there which I have noticed that I tend to use a lot lately (more than what I should for sure) too. 


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Finally, I added my title at the bottom of the page among the other embellishments. At first, I thought about adding it right on top of the photo to make it stand out a little bit more. But in the end I felt like I didn’t need a super big title as the photo already pretty much reflected how I felt at that moment.

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Products used:

Black & White – Titles  & Accents sticker sheet

77- Titles  & Accents sticker sheet

All Dolled Up – Titles  & Accents sticker sheet

Felicity – 12×12 Paper Brick

Sentimental: Felicity Cards – Michelle Wedertz

Good morning! Today I am going to share with you two quick and easy cards that are both simple and sweet and good for almost any occassion.

First, using the “Bits & Pieces” sheet from “Felicity,” I chose two journaling cards and cut them out.

Next, I punched out four squares for each card using two sheets of paper from the “Felicity” six inch paper pad and arranged them a little haphazardly on top of my card base.  I also rounded the corners of the two journaling cards to give them a more finished look.
I then picked out a few stickers from the “Carpe Diem” sticker sheet and layered them along with a doily and frame from my supplies.
To add dimension to the cards I chose one element from each card to adhere with pop dots.
And here are the final cards!
 Supplies Used:

Glitz Design “Felicity” Paper:  Bits & Pieces
Glitz Design “Felicity” 6 inch Paper Pack
Glitz Design “Felicity” Alphas & Accents Sticker Sheet
Glitz Design “Carpe Diem” Titles & Accents Sticker Sheet
Other:  cardstock, thread, sequins, mist, chipboard frames