Make it SPARKLE!

Happy Christmas Eve EVE! I confess, I am still sneaking Christmas cards into my creating. And I still need to send them, so that works out well, actually. HA! The challenge this week over on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge blog is to Make it Sparkle! Ummm... okay! I LOVE sparkle. For reals, though. I love it. Lots.

The Design Team is featuring Technique Tuesday products this week. You don't have to use them to play along, but if you have some, we'd love to see what you do with them! Technique Tuesday has a great selection of truly unique stamps and dies. Plus, I happen to adore two of their designers, Cath and Teri. They contribute amazing designs with a whole lot of love behind them. YAY!

Joy to the World

I used the absolutely GORGEOUS Cath Edvalson Garden Leaves Die set for my card. Cath's designs are based on her own papercutting work so they have absolutely incredible details. I love this leaf die so much! I coated each cut with my Wink of Stella clear to make it truly sparkle and then layered them to create a totally unique look. A few Jillibean Soup self adhesive sequins add both color and sparkle to the swag. Those things are a tad bit on the amazing side.

Joy to the World (detail)

The sentiment comes form the Hero Arts Clearly Kelly Fa La La La La stamp set. (Yup. That was officially fun to type. And yup... I totally sang it.) It is heat embossed with a red glitter embossing powder to add even more sparkle to my card design. YAY for sparkle! I used my MISTI to get perfect placement for both the 'joy' and the 'to the world'. I have to admit. I fought purchasing one of those things for a LONG time, but I am a convert. I love that thing!

Now it's YOUR TURN! Create something fabulous and MAKE IT SPARKLE! Link it up over on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge blog for your chance to win a $50 Gift Voucher to the Simon Says Stamp Store! I bet you would enjoy some post holiday shopping! 

In the meantime, have a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS! Thanks for being awesome!


  1. Joy Joy Joy - tis the season and your card is right on - love the sparkle!

  2. gorgeous card Jennifer :-) the sparkly 'joy' is awesome and I just love the CAS design, perfection! :-)

    Wishing you a Very Merry Christmas! Hope you have a fabulous time :-)

  3. Love this, Jennifer! The design is perfection!

  4. Love this, Jennifer! The design is perfection!

  5. Love everything about this card--balance, contrast, ,embellishments...perfect! Wish you a BEAUTIFUL Christmas season and a happy, healthy new year!

  6. A fabulous CAS card Jennifer, I love the double layered leaves and pretty sparkling sentiment!!
    I hope you and family have a wonderful Christmas!!
    Heather xx

  7. Such a gorgeous Christmas card! Love the sparkly joy :)

    Merry Christmas!
    Simon Says Stamp!

  8. Oh, I love this, Jennifer! It's so pretty! Wishing you a very merry Christmas!

  9. This is beautiful. I love everything about it.


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