Friday, June 8, 2012

Scrapbook Steals Blog Hop



I'm really excited about today's post. A while back Kristy from Scrapbook Steals invited me to be part of this month's hop. Scrapbook Steals has great daily deals on scrapbook supplies. I was pretty excited about it, but THRILLED when I found out that we were going to get to create with American Crafts Glitter Tape.

LOVE THIS STUFF! I pretty much used it all, I think there are only six inches left. My main project was this layout.



I used a circle cutter to cut out the spaces for the photos and then tacked down strips of cardstock around the circles. I went back in, trimmed the ends and machine stitched around the circles. Enter the glitter tape. I cut small pieces, kind of tall trapezoids and used them to cover up the areas where paper strips overlap.



To anchor the page I was going to use just one strip of tape around the bottom and right edge of the white cardstock, but I got a little carried away. It's just too fun, and I love how the colors/strips look right up next to one another.



The little stars around the title were made from the turquoise glitter tape. Just takes a great pair of fine scissors to make some little stars, the perfect embellishment.



I also wanted to make a some cards.



These were super easy to do. Originally I was going to have them say 'Shine on' and 'You dazzle me', but I loved how clean and simple they look with just one word.



The words were cut with my Cricut using the Plantin cartridge. I cut a piece of cardstock slightly smaller and adhered the tape to that, and then used dimensional foam tape to stick the cardstock with the cut out word on top. Then I took the whole piece, added more foam tape around the outside edges and adhered it to the card base.



So there you have it. I had a great time working with the tapes, and I also have to say one more thing. NO MESS. No sparkly bits all over my clothes/house/hair. LOVE how simple and easy it was to get some fabulous sparkle.

Thanks for coming by. Be sure to leave a comment (you have until Sunday, June 10th at 11:59 PM MST). Kristy will pick a random winner from one of the eight blog stops to receive a $20.00 gift certificate to ScrapbookSteals.com. your next stop is Cathryn, and the entire hop list is below in case you get turned around.

Scrapbook Steals http://scrapbooksteals.stealnetwork.com/wp/
Becky Williams http://onescrappinmama.blogspot.com/
Kimberli Bean http://www.kimberliscreations.blogspot.com/
Maya Oren-Dahan http://mayadahan.blogspot.com/
Ashley Newell http://hearthugsdesigns.blogspot.com
Miriam Prantner http://mprantner.blogspot.com/
Cathryn Hanson http://www.catscrapcreations.blogspot.ca/
Regina Mangum http://thestampinbean.blogspot.com/

Happy hopping, and thanks again to Kristy for having me!

Supplies Used

Paper/Cardstock: CTMH - Dotty for You and Stella papers, White Daisy, Olive, Chocolate, and Honey cardstock; Jillibean Soup - Homemade 6 Bean Soup 6x6 pad
Stamps: CTMH - A Typeface
Ink: CTMH - Lagoon
Other: American Crafts Glitter Tape; CTMH - Dimensional Foam Tape; Cricut/Cricut Plantin cartridge; Bella Blvd - Sophisticates Ciao Chip Brownie Simona Alphabet; Tombow adhesive; Sewing Machine; CM - Custom Cutting System Circles

98 comments:

  1. Awesome job - the cards are my favorite!!!

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  2. I love these! Your LO is so sparkly, but I really do love the cards. I have to try that with my Cricut! What a great inspiration, thank you!

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  3. AMAZING! Seriously. LOOOOOVE how you did the word signs. And your layout is darling!

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  4. Very pretty! I love "dazzle" the best :)

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  5. Super fun! Love what you came up with. I have a feeling that I would easily get carried away using this tape too. :)

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  6. Oh, Miriam, you little laundry star is so cute! Love this sweet project! Your cards are also beautiful! Great work!

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  7. I love your idea and the layout is precious!!

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  8. The layout suns just pop the with the glitter tape!

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  9. You must have had such patience on your s/b page (but worth it to highlight such a beautiful child). And I definitely will CASE your great cards. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  10. love your word cards and sparkly layout! what great inspiration!

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  11. Beautiful card and love your layout of your LO!

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  12. Miriam these are all amazing...I LOVE your layout...so adorable...and what a fun design...

    Hope you enjoy your weekend...

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  13. Great scrapbook page, very cute! I like the way you did your dazzle card!

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  14. That layout is fantastic!!! I also love how the cut out the letters on the card and put the tape behind it. So creative! Melanie

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  15. Your layout is awesome! And love the sparkle and simplicity of the cards!

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  16. OH I love everything you did with the tape. It adds so much sparkle to everything. I have always steared clear of glitter becasue of the mess so I am happy to see your comment about the glitter tape is not messy.

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  17. I love your cards! That layout is SOOOOOOO cute!!! Those pictures are ADORABLE!! What a cutie pie!

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  18. I hope you were able to get more tape today! Your projects are lovely!

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  19. I want the shine card!! So sweet!

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  20. Wow! That's an awesome scrapbook page.

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  21. Your cards are super fun!! I just love them. And your LO really pops with the glitter tape around the photos!! Great projects. I am so happy we got to know each other through this blog hop!!!

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  22. I love how you used the tape behind the words. Beautiful!

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  23. LOVE the LO!!
    ra6352 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  24. How wonderful you scrapbook page is. I love the theme and your use of the ribbon!!! Thanks for sharing your cute creations!

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  25. Miriam, I LOVE that you share your scrapbook lay-outs on your blog. Making cards is quick and fun, but your girls will love those scrapbook pages for ever...
    GREAT ideas with the glitter tape, especially the negative-shape letters. Very clever way to get the letter shapes without having to actually cut the tape.

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  26. Love, Love, Love the uses of tape here!

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  27. I love what you have done with the glitter tape. It looks like amazing stuff :)

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  28. what a perfect idea for the tape under the words..luv it!

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  29. Gorgeous layout and such cute photos! I love the way you used the tape under the negative space on the cards! Great idea! Thanks for the inspiration :-)
    Just became a new follower - would love it if you could check out my blog too :-)
    http://scrappinnhappy.blogspot.com

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  30. SO stinkin' cute, Miriam! I adore that page and your cards are so cute! XOXO

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  31. LOVED how you used the tape around the circular windows in your LO. Congrats on your encouragement card winning a prize.

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  32. Super cute ideas! Thanks for sharing!

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  33. Adorable page with such sweet pics! Great use of the glitter tapes! Love the cards too!
    DeniseB

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  34. WONDERFUL layout! Such a cute idea for the stars!

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  35. Love your laundry layout with your cute girl. :)
    Awesome way to use the tapes for your page, and your cards are clean and simple, but still fabulous! TFS!

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  36. Your layout is just precious. Love it.

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  37. Love your projects. The tape is very cool around the circles on your layout!!

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  38. Love love love love your lo and your cards!! LOVING the way you framed the photos on your lo and loveeeeeeeeeee the way you did the sentiments on your cards!!!

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  39. Awesome projects! Dazzle card is my favorite!

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  40. Great projects ... What great ways to use the glitter tape!

    pruttybird at comcast dot net

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  41. Those cards would also look great as a wall hanging. Fantastic!

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  42. WOW, these projects are beautiful! Great job with the glitter tape :)

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  43. Gorgeous LO, love how you did the starburst circles. Thank you so much for your kind comments on my shadow box. Have a good weekend. Deb xxx

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  44. I love the combination of techniques on your lay out!

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  45. The Shine and Dazzle cards are wonderful!! Thanks for the details on how you made them, they would be perfect to adapt for Father's Day!

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  46. Fabulous layout and I love how you made those cards! Thanks for sharing your fun projects with us!

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  47. Fantastic layout! I love it!

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  48. I love how you did the layout! It looks amazing.

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  49. I like those clean and simple "dazzle" and "shine" cards too!

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  50. What a great idea to use the tape behind cutout letters. I have a Cricut and the same cartridge so it will be easy to replicate.

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  51. Really gorgeous layout! You have a great eye for color!

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  52. Gorgeous layout! I love how you used the glitter tape!

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  53. i love the cards...so beautiful!

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  54. Love the ideas you came up with! The scrapbook layout is adorable!

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  55. Love your LO with the circle and your card are hot!

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  56. Your layouts (and little ones) are adorable. How clever to use the glitter tape to conceal gaps in your design. You would never, ever know that was their purpose.
    However, that being said my favourites are definitely the signs you made. Love, love, LOVE them!!!! I totally agree too about the ex-mess factor. I seem to walk around with glitter everywhere under the sun for days after I use it. So glad to see something as pretty and practical as this tape.

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  57. I love your work. That layout is wonderful!

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  58. That layout is amazing! Thank you for sharing it with us! I love the cards too. You do such grest work!

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  59. I love your cards! And the layout is so cute and fun!! thanks for sharing~!

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  60. I love those colors with your LO! The glitter really helps to bring emphasis to your photos! TFS!

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  61. I love your layout! Great work!

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  62. Oh my goodness what an awesome lo!!! I love that negative cut card too! Thanks so much!

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  63. That glitter tape is FANTASTIC, Miriam! And what a great page! LOVE those stitched rays! Oh! And your cards are fabulous, too, you, busy girl, you ;)!

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  64. WOW! This is all I can say! AMAZING work!!!

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  65. LOVE LOVE LOVE your layout! What great color combinations and the sunbursts are just so pretty! GREAT work! Thanks for sharing!

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  66. The tag sunburts are so cute!!

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  67. What a fun idea to use the tape to cover the paper overlap!! And your cards are stunning, such a creative way to use the tape!! Glad to be on the hop with you!

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  68. What a fun layout. The glitter tape is such a perfect addition!

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  69. Such a great layout, and I love the cards, too!

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  70. I really love how you used the tape! Great way to add a little bit to it on your layout. Thanks for sharing!

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  71. Gorgeous work. I love how you used the tapes on the layout.

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  72. Love the layout!! - she's adorable :-)
    --Robin

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  73. I really love that Shine card. It's really adorable, and you're right... Simple was hugely effective on it!

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  74. Love your cute layout (and daughter) and love the simplicity of the cards you did!

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  75. Fantastic ways to use the glitter tape!
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  76. Wonderful layout! (So much work!!!) love the dazzle card!

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  77. Love that layout! The simplicity of the cards is wonderful! Love the idea!

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  78. such an easy way to add glitz and bling!

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  79. OMG i love the colors in the layout very nice

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  80. I really like the idea of putting the glitter tape behind words.
    Anne-Liesse

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  81. Great projects, Miriam! I especially love your layout-so fun! Love the touch of glitter!

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  82. Oh this is fab! i love seeing the glitter peek out from under the rays! Nice trick on making the LO pop.

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  83. Awesome LO's!!! Love the little touches of glitter.

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  84. What a unique and creative layout. Love it!!!

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  85. Love your layout and how your used the glitter tape. Thanks for sharing them.

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  86. I am a card maker and not a scrapbooker, but your layout has me questioning my choices now!! I really love how you framed the pictures - thanks so much for this lovely inspiration!

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  87. Adorable layout of those darling kids!

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  88. Wow...I am loving your scrapbook page...so lovely the way you designed the kaleidescope type flower around the picture. lovlely cards too

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  89. The rays are so cool, Miriam! She's such a cutie :) The cards are really fun--love how you made them!

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