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Saturday, June 29, 2013

Firefly Linky Party Inspiration!

Happy Saturday, Stickles fans! Today the design team would like to share with you some mid-challenge inspiration for our current Firefly Linky Party!

All you have to do is create a project using Firefly Stickles! The linky party ends next Friday, July 5th. Remember that our list of sponsors for the month can always be found on the sidebar of our blog. :)

And now here's what a couple of our DT members 
have created for you!

Stickles Used: Firefly

Stickles Used: Firefly

Aren't both of their cards adorable?!

Hope to see you linking up! :)

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Stickles Videos by Ranger

Happy Thursday Stickles Lovers!!  
All of us at All that Stickles are pleased that Ranger Ink has noticed what we do here.  So, I thought that I would share with you some of my favorite Ranger videos using Stickles. 
I should warn you that the Extreme Stickling videos may not be techniques you could, or even would, do at home.  But I think they are entertaining.  And who knows?  They may spark a bit of your creativity.   
 (my favorite) =)
Don't you just love these videos?  There are TONS of other videos on Ranger's YouTube Channel.   
Just imagine the number of other Ranger products that you could use with Stickles! 

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Tips & Techniques Tuesday: Streaky Stickles Glass

Happy Tuesday, All That Stickles Fans!  I'm super excited today to show you a technique using Stickles, alcohol ink, Glossy Accents and a transparency sheet to create a glittery, fun embellishment!

First, gather up some supplies.  I used Diamond Ice Stickles, blue Adirondack alcohol ink, and glossy accents.

Next, spread a thin layer of the glossy accents on your transparency sheet.

 Then, mix up several drops of the alcohol ink with the stickles to a big gooey mess.  I use paper plates to contain the mess.

Drop a few drops of the gooey mess onto the still wet glossy accents, and then use your needle tool to create streaks.  Be careful not to mix it up too much, or you'll get blue mashed potatoes.  *smiles*  I decided I needed more sparkle, so I added a few drops of Stickles directly to the mix. After you've got streaks, let the entire thing dry overnight on a flat surface.

 Then, all you have to do is punch a shape out that you want to use.  I've been told that you can use Spellbinders dies, but mine was a little too thick, and it didn't work.  I have lots of punches, and they always work :)

Add the embellishment to your card for a funky, eye-catching embellishment!  I added a blue bling to the top, so I could hide a glue dot underneath.

I hope that you will try this technique to make your own special embellishments! 

Craftily yours,

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Firefly Linky Party!

Welcome to this week's linky party at All that Stickles!

And don't forget about the prizes! Every month we will have multiple sponsors and multiple winners! Winners are not announced on a weekly basis, but rather on a monthly basis. The more times you link up, the more chances you have to win! Sponsors will be announced at the beginning of the month and then posted on the sidebar for the rest of the month, and the winners will be announced on the first Saturday of the next month.

Linky Party Rules & Guidelines
  • Firefly linky party is open from Saturday June 22nd - Friday July 5th at 11:00 PM US CST
  • Any project you submit must be linked to your blog or online gallery.
  • Projects must be NEW, no backlinking, please.
  • Number of entries per linky party is unlimited.
  • You may link up ANY type of crafty project as long as it uses the Stickles color of the week.
  • Projects not using the Stickles color of the week will be disqualified.
  • You may use as many colors of Stickles as you'd like on your projects as long as the color of the week is included.
  • Winners will be randomly chosen.

This week's linky party color is Firefly!

Create ANY project using Firefly Stickles!

And without further ado, here's some inspiration from the design team to get those glittery gears turning!

Stickles Used: Firefly, Tropical Tangerine, Waterfall

Stickles Used: Firefly

Stickles Used: Firefly

We can't wait to see what you create! Thanks for linking up!

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Tips & Techniques Thursday: Glitz Stickles

Happy Thursday! Ashley here today with a fun product you may have never heard of before - Glitz Stickles!

Glitz Stickles are a special, Designer Series of Stickles by Suze Weinberg. Even though they're extra sparkly, they're hard to find and out of stock at a lot of online stores. Fortunately, there are a few online shops that carry them, but we'll get to those a little bit later. 

Glitz Stickles come in 6 colors - Champagne, Grape, Mermaid, Ruby Slippers, Sequins and Tiara. 

I tried taking some samples of these on paper to show you, but because they're so shiny, when they catch the light they almost all look pretty similar, and in reality, they're not. The bottles below give a good indication of what each color looks like, and I also included a bit about each of their characteristics.

Champagne resembles Golden Rod, except it has more shine due to the extra colors of glitter. 

Grape almost reminds me of Starry Night with its purple base and blue flecks of glitter, but there are pink and silver flecks of glitter in there, too, which makes it stand out. I wonder if this is what inspired Grape Ice Stickles?

Mermaid is a really pretty turquoise glitter with flecks of red and purple glitter. It's almost a more blue version of Holly. 

Ruby Slippers
Ruby Slippers is a beautiful red glitter with flecks of pink.  It's more of a "berry" color than Xmas Red is, and would look really nice on holiday projects and Valentine's Day projects as well.

Sequins contains the most colors of glitter I've ever seen out of all the types of Stickles.  It reminds me of Pink Stickles, but with lots of other colors mixed in, like gold, silver, blue, and purple. A great celebratory glitter.

Tiara most closely resembles Platinum Stickles, but is a bit darker and offers more sparkle. If you're really wanting a lot of bling on your project, this would be perfect!

Now that you've seen how beautiful and sparkly all these Stickles colors are, I bet you want to get your hands on some, am I right?!

Amazon - Limited quantities of Ruby Slippers, Champagne, and Sequins. Prices vary

Bargain Pack - All 6 colors, $2.25 for each

Blockhead Stamps - Grape, Mermaid, and Ruby Slippers for $2.00 each

Inspiration Emporium - All 6 colors on sale for $2.09 each! Regularly $2.49

Pez-A-Doodle - Grape and Sequins for $1.50 each

Myself and another DT member both ordered from Bargain Pack and the Stickles were in great condition, not dried up or anything. :) With some extra hunting I'm sure you could find more sites that still have them for sale!

Have you heard of Glitz Stickles before? Do you have a favorite color? We're curious!

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Star Spangled Stickles Blog Hop Winners!

Thanks so much to everyone who took the time to hop through our Star Spangled Stickles Blog Hop this past weekend!

Here are the winners from the hop:

$6 Voucher

$15 Gift Certificate

10 Files of Winner's Choice

10 Digis of Winner's Choice

3 Pack of Stickles

Congrats to all the winners! Please email us at allthatstickles@gmail.com with subject line "BLOG HOP WINNER" to claim your prize. :) 

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Tips & Techniques Tuesday: Color vs White.

Hi Stickle lovers!!  It's Chas and today I have a nice tip involving Stickles and paper.

When I apply my Stickles it's usually to make dots around my pages as an accent item. But, there are times when I want to add glitter to a stamped image or another embellishment. Do you color the image in first or do you leave it white and apply the Stickles to it?

I punched out a few circles in colored cardstock and white cardstock to show the difference:

See the difference between the two? The top row has a lot of the white cardstock showing, but on the bottom row you really don't see much of the color cardstock with the matching stickles on top of it. It blends in pretty well.

Here is a card that I colored a digital image with my Stickles for another team.

I, myself, really do not like the white showing in the background of the Stickles:

And here is an layout that I did that I used the stickles to color in stickers. (Say that three times really fast)  :)

But it is up to you ladies what color or colorless background you apply your Stickles too.

Hope you enjoyed this little tip from me today..

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Star Spangled Stickles Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Star Spangled Blog Hop brought to you by the All that Stickles design team!

"Oh say can you see... by the gleam of Stickles. Oh so proudly we post, our patriotic projects" (if you sing it to the tune of Star Spangled Banner, we promise it makes sense ;)

In non-musical form: Today the All that Stickles design team has created a variety of patriotic-themed projects using our favorite sparkly embellishment - Stickles!

We have blog candy for those who are a follower of All that Stickles and leave a comment on every stop of the hop! Winners will be announced Wednesday June 19th at All that Stickles.

$6 Voucher

$15 Gift Certificate

10 Files of Winner's Choice

10 Digis of Winner's Choice

Scrapping Fun with Tonya
3 Pack of Stickles

Your next stop is Ashley's blog.

Here's the complete lineup:
Thanks for hopping! :) Don't forget to check out our Distress Stickles Linky Party!

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Distress Linky Party Inspiration!

Happy Saturday, Stickles fans! Today the design team would like to share with you some mid-challenge inspiration for our current Distress Stickles Linky Party!

All you have to do is create a project using Distress Stickles! The linky party ends next Friday, June 21st. Remember that our list of sponsors for the month can always be found on the sidebar of our blog. :)

And now here's what the design team has created for you!

Stickles Used: Bundled Sage & Worn Lipstick

Stickles Used: Peeled Paint

Stickles Used: Tumbled Glass

Hope to see you linking up! :)

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Tips & Techniques Thursday: Embossing and Stickles

Hey ATS fans! Tonya here today with a great little tutorial using Stickles and an embossing folder to make a card background.   

For this technique, the Stickles need to be dry. I started by painting a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 piece of cardstock with Antique Bronze Distress Stickles

I let it dry about 4 hours. That seems like a long time, especially when you're anxious to see the finished result! :) But, letting the Stickles fully dry before continuing really does help.  

Once the Stickles were finally dry (stupid humidity!), I ran the cardstock through an embossing folder. 

(When doing this, make sure that the pattern will be raised on the same side of the paper the Stickles are on - the embossed side).

My plan for this background was to have the Stickles collected in the recessed areas of the embossed pattern.  To do this, I sanded the raised areas.

 The sanding may not sand off all the Stickles, but it will remove a large amount. 

Lastly, I inked the raised edges and swiss dots with fluid chalk to highlight the pattern and the Stickles.

My finished card......

Think I will be giving this card to my hubby for Father's Day. I love how Distress Stickles, even though they're glitter, can be used on masculine projects!  =)