Nothing says Christmas like the sparkle and shine of silver and gold.
Being the kind of girl who loves all that glitters, I have to confess that this is one of my favorite parts of the holidays……
….after all the holiday goodies that is!
Which is why I never miss the opportunity to add a little…well okay….maybe a lot…..of gold and silver and essentially anything that sparkles and shines, into my holiday cards.
This year I thought it would be fun to dig into my stash, pull out some of my favorite sparkly products and see how many fun ways I could find to incorporate them into my cards.
Now of course I couldn’t just create ONE card.
Instead, in keeping with my passion for creating coordinating sets of cards & making the most of my Stampin’ Up! products, I created a set of 4 cards.
After all, if you’re going to buy a product, you had might as well use it instead of…ahem…hoarding it, right *wink*?
When all was said and done, I ended up incorporating 9 different sparkly products into the 4 holiday cards I created!
The beauty of each of these products is that a little goes a long way, so if after watching the video you decide that you just have to have these products too, rest easy knowing that they really are a good investment as you’ll be able to use them in lots of different projects.
9 Ways to Add a Little Glam to Your Holiday Cards Video Tutorial
Now because creating is not just something I do only myself (it’s an actual business for me as well)- I always film everything I create.
So, I decided to break it down into a short video tutorial. This video introduces you to each of the different products I used as well as gives you some tips and tricks on how to use these products. At the end of this video I also share some details about
a free gift that I would like to give to you to say thank you, and to express my appreciation for you – the Holiday Glam e-Class.(Updated Feb 2016: This offer is no longer available).
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Of course I’m sure that there are many of you who either may not have the time to watch a video right now, or just like to see things in print. So, I’ve also compiled a visual list just for you. When you do have time though, I encourage you to watch the video as I share some how-to’s, not just what I used.
9 Ways to Use Your Stampin’ Products to Add Sparkle & Shine to Your Holiday Cards
Free Holiday Glam e-Class Has all this sparkly goodness gotten your creative juices flowing? If I had to guess, I’d bet that you have at least a few of the products I listed above in your stash. And right about now, you may just be inspired to dive in and start creating your own holiday cards (if you haven’t already started that is). So, I put together a little gift for you. As I mentioned earlier, I ended up creating 4 holiday cards using these 9 products (shown below) – I didn’t use all the products on every card in case you’re wondering 😉 I’ve put these together into a free Holiday Glam e-Class. When you sign up for this free class, each day for 4 days you’ll be emailed a link to a private web page from which you can watch a video tutorial and download a PDF handout for one of these cards. (Updated Feb 2016: This offer is no longer available).
Now I’d love to hear from you. What did you think of today’s post – in particular the way in which I did the video? It’s a format I’m thinking of doing more of on the Sunny Stampin’ Blog. Also, I’d love to hear about what some of YOUR favorite sparkly products are! Please leave me a comment in the comments section of this post. Oh, and if you liked it, I would also appreciate it if you would share this post using the social sharing buttons either at the top or bottom of this post. Thanks!