Around the House – Glitter

Not too long ago we blogged on some Making Memories shimmer swirls that we purchased at a local craft store. After using the swirls, I loved the effect that they had on my cards, but wasn’t crazy about the effect on my pocketbook. After panning around my craft room looking for ways to emulate this technique, I finally figured out a plan.

I grabbed some extra glitter that I had stored in my closet and went to work. Here are the supplies you will need:

– Glitter (any kind will really do, the kind I used was a quite fine, silver Martha Stewart brand)
– Cardstock cutout: you can use any shape, I cut out some stars using my Cricut
– Xyron 5″ adhesive machine and re-positionable adhesive cartridge: I purchased mine using a Michaels coupon and the cartridges go on sale quite frequently, I love this tool, it is one of my favorites!

1. Run your cardstock cutout shape through the Xyron adhesive machine, making sure that the correct side (if there is one) is facing down. Remove from machine and remove shape.
2. Place the shape sticky side up on a piece of scratch paper (pre-folded in half).
3. Pour a plethora of glitter over the top of the shape, make sure all areas are covered.
4. Shake the excess glitter off the cutout and place to the side.
5. Pour the non-used glitter back into your container for re-use later.

Voila! That’s all it takes to create your very own custom glittered shapes. Enjoy.

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3 Comments

  1. Brenda
    Posted November 3, 2011 at 8:49 am | Permalink

    wow!! love this idea and boy am I into saving money on my scrapping projects too. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Tammy
    Posted November 10, 2011 at 4:37 am | Permalink

    I love this technique. I just found your site and now I am in heaven. So many things to do. Thank you for sharing.

  3. Posted January 14, 2012 at 5:08 pm | Permalink

    Wow, this is so clever! Thanks ever so much!

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