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Sunday, April 19, 2020

You Sparkle and Shine (all the time)

Hello and Happy Sunday afternoon,

I was asked by a friend to make some Mother's Day cards for both her mom and her MIL because she didn't know if she would be able to shop for them with the current social distancing mandates. I ended up making several actually. After she and her husband pick, I'll use the others for my mom and and maybe send a few to friends.

The last few I made today using the new Paper Players Challenge. It's Clean and Simple week. Anne Marie is our hostess and she has added Sparkle as a theme.

Me being me, I immediately thought of champagne (maybe that's TMI, LOL) and I did make a champagne themed card. I also thought of a super cute Concord & 9th set that I have that fit this theme perfectly too. So, I made two more cards.  Here we go.

This is a side fold card. I die cut a circle in the center and lined it with a Die-namics scalloped circle border die cut from pink glitter paper. The champagne coupes are stamped on the inside with Memento black ink. I colored them with Copics and brushed on some Wink of Stella. There are 5 small clear rhinestones glued on some of the bubbles for added sparkle.

The outside sentiment is heat embossed with white EP on black card stock. The inside says Happy Mothers' Day. I did use a second layer here because I wanted to color the coupes with the Copics and they tend to bleed through one layer cards.

Here are the other two cards using the Concord & 9th set.

The backgrounds are stamped using the C&9th Gem Turnabout set. For the card with the sentiment in the center, I placed a circle mask in the center of the card before stamping with the turnabout stamp.  The gem die comes with the set and I cut it from pink, white and silver glitter papers. One is used in the center of the left card above, and another for the inside of the first card, seen here.

The inside of card #2.

I'm off to deliver the MD cards to my friends (at 6 ft with masks on). Have a nice evening and thanks for looking in,

Supplies Champagne Card
Stamps: Mimosas  and Mothers' Day sets by Avery Elle
Paper: Neenah Solar White, Concord & 9th Pink Glitter paper
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Copics, VersaMark
Other: Spellbinders Circle die, Die-namics Scalloped Border Circle die, Misti, white EP, heat tool, Gemini Jr, clear rhinestones, liquid glue

Supplies Gem Cards
Stamps: Gem Turnabout and Lots to Say sets by Concord & 9th
Paper: Neenah Solar White, Concord & 9th Glitter paper
Ink: Altenew pinks, Gina K Amalgam black ink
Other: Misti, C&9th set dies, Gemini Jr, pink rhinestones


  1. Awesome cards...love the bits of sparkle!! Thanks for playing along with us at PP!!

  2. Oh my gosh, these are AWESOME!!! Lots of fun and sparkle on all of them! Wowza! Thanks for sharing this with us at the Players this week!

  3. Love both of your cards Colleen - CAS and sparkly, gorgeous! I especially like the champagne glasses - cheers! Thanks for playing along with us over at The Paper Players this week!

  4. I love both of your cards, Colleen! Pink, sparkles, champagne and gems! What else could a girl ask for! So happy you joined us at The Paper Players this week! XX

  5. Colleen, what a fabulous trio of card packed with beautiful sparkle. So pretty! Thanks so much for joining us this week over at The Paper Players!


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