Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Sparkle & Shine Blog Hop

 Hi everyone!!  Welcome to the Damask Divas Sparkle & Shine Blog Hop!  If you came here from Cydney's blog then you are in the right place! If you hopped here by chance, be sure to see the full list of blog participants on the Damask Divas Sparkle and Shine Blog Hop

I was so excited when my Sparkle & Shine paper packet arrived!!!  You will love it!! The colors are just beautiful.   I made two Christmas cards:

Both cards were made with products from our new Holidays From the Heart Gift Guide.

The first card used Kraft paper for the card base and front panel.  I placed the new Sparkle & Shine Washi Tape on the left of the card base.  I used a black marker to draw a line/dot border around the card panel.  The ornaments are cut with the Art Philosophy Cartridge and stamped in slate, ruby, and juniper inks.  The sentiment is from the Frosted WOTG Cardmaking Kit.  After adhering the ornaments to the panel, I drew "strings" and then added a bitty sparkle.  The panel is attached to the card front with foam tape.

The second card uses paper and cardstock from the paper packet.  The card base is white. The trees were cut using Art Philosophy Cartridge and stamped in Juniper ink. I attached washi tape to the Kraft panel then attached the trees with adhesive.  I stamped the star in Slate ink and added a bitty sparkle, then added Sparkle Holiday shapes to the other two trees. Mat the panel with a piece of patterned paper from the packet (mine matches the banner pattern).  Adhere panel to the card with foam tape. Notch the ends of Ruby Chevron Ribbon and a scrap from the paper packet for the two banners and adhere in place. The sentiment is stamped in black using "A Holiday" stamp set (from past idea catalog) and a bitty sparkle dots the "i."   

Close To My Heart Products Used:
Sparkle & Shine Paper Packet
Kraft cardstock
White and Kraft card bases
Sparkle & Shine Washi Tape 3-pack
Trim the Tree stamp set
Sparkle Holiday Shapes
Frosted WOTG Cardmaking Stamp Set
Bitty Sparkles
Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge
Ruby Chevron Ribbon
A Holiday stamp set
Ruby, Slate, and Juniper Inks

Items from the Holiday Gift Guide are only available Oct 15-Dec 31
Some of the items are only available while supplies last!!!

Thanks from the Damask Divas!!!

Your NEXT stop is Amie!

Jamie Blades
Close To My Heart Independent Consultant


  1. I love your use of the washi tape. The first card is my favorite great work.

  2. Look at all the fun here!! I love the "rustic" look on these cards, so creative, truly amazing use of the Washi tape also!!

  3. Love your cards! So fun! Love them! :)

  4. These are gorgeous Jamie!! Love the use of kraft cardstock!

  5. Cute, Jamie! I think I need to get some washi tape, you did such cute things with it! Love it!

  6. I just blurted out, OH MY MOMMA!!! I ADORE the washi on Kraft! I have not tried that but definitely on my list now!!! YOU ROCK! :)

  7. PS...totally cute stitching!!! :)

  8. I really like the country feel of your cards!

  9. I love the way your cards look with the Kraft cardstock! They're both unique and beautiful!

  10. Very pretty cards! Love the touch of Kraft!