Crazy Crafters Blog Hop with Dawn Griffith

CCBH w Dawn Griffith

Welcome to the Crazy Crafters Blog Hop with our Special Guest stamper Dawn Griffith! This month we are excited to CASE (Copy And Selectively Edit) any project that has been created by Dawn.  We hope you find great inspiration from the projects.  You may just be starting the blog hop here at my blog – Gail Davidson, or may have come from the person previous to me.  Be sure to click on the person listed under me further down the page to continue your journey on this blog hop.  We are thrilled that Dawn said yes to playing along with the Crazy Crafters this month.

I have followed Dawn’s blog for a long time.  She joined Stampin’ Up! on 7 October 2003 and started her blog in 2006.  Her team is called the Glitter Queens.  For those of you who know of her, you’ll know how upbeat she is and how her enthusiasm shines through in every blog post and every video.  You would probably also know too, that Dawn loves unusual cards, the colour purple (her fave is Wisteria Wonder) and ….. GLITTER!  Lots.and.lots.of.glitter.

With that being said I chose to CASE this card from Dawn (from her blog post on 18 May 2012) – the Double Peek-a-Boo card.  When the card is closed there are two images in circles on the front, but when you open it, the magic happens!  A slider panel inside the card moves across to reveal two more hidden images.  Here’s the link to Dawn’s blog post which also contains a video.  It’s one that I’ve made before, but I’m “Doin’ it like Dawn” today!  Dawn, I hope you like it!


And here’s my card:


I’ve kept Dawn’s basic design but added a couple of tweaks – and LOTS of bling and glitter!  To stop the narrow internal slider panel from catching on the images that show through on the front of the card, I added two panels of Window Sheet to the two back panels (so that the slider panel is sandwiched between them).  I also added a 1″ strip of Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper to the back of the slider panel to give added detail and finishing to the card’s appearance from the back.

For the card front I stamped the gorgeous flourish image from the First Sight Stamp Set in Versamark, sprinkled with Heat & Stick, heat set, sprinkled with Dazzling Diamonds Glitter and heat set again.  I think I got more glitter on myself, my work surface and just about everywhere else than I did on the card, but the results are stunning!  Believe me, photographs do not do it justice!


The inside was stamped with the same image just using Versamark ink to give a tone-on-tone look, and then given the glitter treatment with Clear Wink of Stella here and there.

The small floral image is from the Bloomin’ Love Stamp Set and coloured with markers in Wisteria Wonder, Perfect Plum, Elegant Eggplant and Pear Pizzazz.  It so adorable!  The sentiments, stamped in Perfect Plum, come from the Petite Pairs Stamp Set (yes, it’s been around since 2012 cos it’s an awesome set!).


The white circles around the images were punched using the 1 3/8″ and 2″ Circle punches, and I used the Updated Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack to pierce the decorative holes.  These were then smothered in Clear Wink of Stella and adhered over the front and inside images.

The final adornment was a double serving of 1/2″ Seam Binding Ribbon in Wisteria Wonder and Whisper White, and, I couldn’t resist – a large Iced Rhinestone!

As I held the finished card in my hand, I smiled to myself as I heard Dawn say “Oh, my gosh!  It’s so cuuuuuute!!!”  Thanks Dawn for entertaining and inspiring so many of us over the years!

If you love these colours as much as Dawn, please feel free to save this colour snapshot.

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And if you like to keep all your information in one place, you can pin this picture which includes the products used on today’s project:


I love hearing from you.  If you have any thoughts about today’s post please leave me a comment below.  As always, you can purchase supplies to make today’s project from the supply list below.  Please use the Host Code during checkout to receive a thank you gift from me (unless your order is over $250 then you become the host and receive Stampin’ Rewards).  Have a fabulous day!





Grateful Bunch Notepad Cover for GDP021

Not a Card …

I don’t know about you, but I’m a sucker for stationery.  I’m literally like a kid in a lolly shop!  So, for those of you who suffer from the same affliction, I have a real treat for you today.  For this week’s Global Design Project colour challenge I felt like making a non-card project.  I love notepads – little ones, big ones, skinny ones and tiny ones.  They’re handy to have around and if you can make them pretty, that’s even better!  So today’s project is a tall, skinny shopping list size notepad cover.

The colours for the challenge are bright and fun and I think my little notepad cover turned out the same – bright, fun and whimsical.  Here are the colours for the challenge:


Click on the image above if you’d like to check out what the very talented Design Team have made, or to join in yourself.

Emboss Resist Technique

The emboss resist technique is a really easy one and gives stunning results and it’s also a wonderfully tactile medium.  It involves applying ink over heat embossed images.  For this project I used the beautiful lace image from the Grateful Bunch stamp set which you can find in the 2016 Occasions Catalogue.  I also heat embossed and fussy cut a couple of the little butterflies from the same set.

It’s the Little Details …

I could have stopped there, but I wanted to delineate the sentiment from the image pattern.  And I could have just attached some ribbon around the cardstock, maybe added a bow and it would have looked okay.  But I wanted to emulate the circles of colour and tie all three colours into this element, so I layered some Melon Mambo 1/4″ Cotton Ribbon over the top of the Wisteria Wonder Seam Binding Ribbon.  To that I added some Bermuda Bay sequins (from the Sequin Trim) and topped these off with some Melon Mambo Enamel Dots (from the It’s My Party suite of products in the 2016 Occasions Catalogue).  Of course I had to heat emboss the fabulous sentiment (also from the Grateful Bunch Stamp Set) in Bermuda Bay.  Can you tell I LOVE heat embossing?!


I hope you’ve enjoyed my little notepad project as much as I’ve enjoyed sharing it with you.  Thanks for stopping by today.