Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Wish List - Week #5 Blog Candy

Good Morning...

Week #5 of my Wish List posts. "Glitter" is what it is all about. I always love using glitter on my projects. It adds that extra "WOW" factor to a project. Yesterday I created a number of gift tags using glitter. I did wait until DH was out of town so he wouldn't have to go to work with glitter on him. lol

Deborah has "Martha Stewart" glitter over at Fargo Cat Shops. I know she has some Xmas gift packs. There are 24 "fine" glitters in the pack for $25.00.  She also has some individual colors prices at $5.00 each.

How do you get the glitter to stick to your project? It sticks perfectly to me without any adhesive but for a paper project there are a couple different ways to do it.

1) Martha Stewart glue -
    2 oz size has the narrow tip - this is $3.00
    4 oz size is the larger one - this is $4.00

2) If you have a Xyron or sticker maker this also works well for glitter.

This multi pack is a great deal and glitter goes a very long way. Just remember what doesn't stick to the project just re-cycle it back into the container.

If you're looking for some really great project ideas for using glitter click here. I just took a quick peek at it...gotta go back and have a second look. There are lots of templates you can print too!

Looking for other ideas for yourself or someone else check out Marilyn's and Deborah's blogs.

These are some tags I made yesterday using my cricut. Cartridge used - Joys Of The Season -cut at 3 1/2"
There's a feature on this cartridge to make tags and it cuts the icon out and then I used the shadow feature to cut the colored backs.
On most of the tags I added glitter to the image that was cut out and then glued it back into the tag. The holly tag I used stickles and the snowflake and angel I added glue directly to the tag and and then added my glitter.

Time to wrap this post up. Adding to the Blog Candy today will be some bling. It will be a pack of self adhesive pearls - 50 count.
For your chance to win all six weeks of blog candy be sure to leave me a comment. To maximize your chances of winning you still have time to leave a comment on each Wednesday post for the last four weeks.
Good Luck



featheredheaven said...

Yvonne, I love these tags! I think I might have this same cartridge, sure hope I I want to make these tags! I don't have alot of glitter, but can maybe work with what I have.
Always love your posts!
Thanks, Sue

Anonymous said...

Hi Yvonne, I love to use glitter on my projects to. Don't have alot of the different colors though, Guess I'll have to purchase some....I think I need another job to pay for all this
Love the tags!!
Sherry K

Anonymous said...

Marlene said: I have this cartridge and used it the other day to make a Santa Hat. Thanks for the tag layouts now this gives me another way to use this cart. Nice job lady.

gocanucksgo said...

Hey Yvonne! Great work with all the tags. I totally wish I had a cricut =/. I love using glitter on my cards (messy but gorgeous!). I use a quickie glue pen from sakura for the detailed stuff and the zig 2 way glue pen for bigger things.