Smile – A Pair of Glittery Roller Coaster Cards

Good Monday morning! I hope you all had a lovely weekend!!

Because it IS Monday, I figure we all need some cheering up, so I made a couple of cards to bring a smile to your faces:


This card came about by a serendipitous accident – my Simon Says Stamp Smile Circle die fell on the Roller Coaster die and I noticed how it fit the loop-de-loop perfectly!

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So I cut it out on some shiny blue-black cardstock and snipped the circle at the bottom to line up with the loop:


Then I pulled out some of my NBUS (Never-Before-Used-Schtuff) Simply Defined 2.5″ wide double-sided ‘Stacey’ tape and laid it across my card to hold the dies down and then make my own background. At this point, you may want to wipe the top and bottom of the card with a dryer sheet to help keep the glitter off of it.


Note: Save the release paper to use to press the dies down and later to burnish the glitter!


I added my cars to both cards. On one I snipped off the junctions and used them for heads of people in the cars for the other…


I then added various colors of glitter to both cards, burnishing with the release paper from the double-sided tape.

I always giggle when I play with glitter, remembering that viral e-mail about the lady who quickly freshened up with a washcloth before going to the gynecologist and didn’t understand why he commented on her wanting this to be an extra special visit until she got home and her daughter asked where the rag she had been storing her glitter was… lol!


Tip: glitter cleans up nicely with a Swiffer sweeper cloth. I cut mine in four pieces and keep them with my glitter.


That glitter just makes me want to reach out and touch the sky and see how it feels. You’d expect it to be rough, but it’s smooth. I tried to center the dies on the tape better in the second card. I was afraid to add an extra 1/4″ double sided tape, thinking there might be a line between the two. I like the way these two die cuts combine, don’t you?!


Materials used:

  • Simon Says Stamp Smile Circle die
  • Simon Says Stamp  Rockin Roller Coaster die
  • Core’dinations cardstock
  • Recollections Shimmer card
  • Simply Defined 2.5″ wide double sided adhesive (“Stacey Tape”)
  • Martha Stewart Crafts essential Colors Glitter: Yellow Barite, Smoky Quartz, Copper, Fire Opal, Cinnabar.
  • Aleene’s Tacky Glue

I’m playing along with the following challenges, in case you’d like to join the fun:


Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by!



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The Daily Grind – Most Days Require Lots of Caffeine Card

Well, the Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop has topped 600 entries already… before the day is done we’ll probably pass our all-time record.

Here is my final card for this hop. The daily grind of ups and downs. It can be for any of the three beverages: Coffee, Tea or Cocoa – you decide!


It’s definitely a short winter’s day on the timeline! Here’s the inside:


Before I finished, I decided it needed just a pinch of chalks to highlight the clouds and inside die cut.


Materials used:

  • Simon Says Stamp Rockin Roller Coaster die
  • STAMPlorations ARTplorations Clouds stencil
  • Coffee Mugs fonts from
  • Ranger Tim Holtz Distress inks:
  • Sakura Pigma Micon pen 05
  • Pebbles, Inc. Pearlescent Chalks Jewel Tones
  • Core’dinations white cardstock
  • Spellbinders Divine Eloquence die
  • Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L adhesive sheet & EZ Runner
  • Misc.silver glitter cardstock

I am participating in the following hops and challenges:

I hope you enjoyed this week’s projects! Now I’m off to clean up the craftermath!! I hope to see you again soon.



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