Glitter and Glass

The July scrapbooking kit, Cabana, has some wonderfully unique elements in it, but if you’re not used to experimenting, they might be a little intimidating. When you get your kit, you’ll find a little bag of sparkly aqua goodness, also called glitter. You also get three gorgeous extra long and elegant glass topped pins in the kit.

To make them not so scary, we have gone through the gallery to find out how the Design Team used them. Give the same product to 16 different ladies and get lots of ways to use some really cool elements!

First off, we’ll share what we did with the glitter.

Guest Designer Becky Fleck took some die cut clouds and sprinkled them liberally with glitter. She also created flower centers with her glitter. What a fun way to add just a touch of sparkle to a card!

Anna used the matte medium found in the Project Art:July kit as her adhesive of choice on her Life layout. Matte medium is an easy to attach glitter to almost any surface. It dries quickly and it’s clear! Perfect for glitter!


Denise added her glitter to some modeling paste she ran over a stencil from Ronda Palazzari (have you seen her new Summer CHA releases on her blog yet?). That’s another mixed media adhesive of sorts that holds glitter well.

Kim went with a tone on tone with her glitter, you can barely see it behind the photo because it almost matches the paint it’s paired with. A great example that glitter doesn’t have to stand out.

I also did tone on tone, but for a completely different look. I misted my Jillibean Corrugated word with some turquoise Maya Mist, then I covered it with glue and dipped the whole thing into the bag of glitter. It gave me great coverage and was relatively mess free.

The glass head pins were a surprise to me, I didn’t think I’d use them, but by the time I was done with my scrapping, I’d used ever single one! The pins are almost 2 inches long, and are a great way to anchor a 2 inch square like I did here.

Jody used one on her PageMaps sketch to hold the ruffle in her ribbon. It’s a small, but elegant touch, don’t you think?

Mandie crisscrossed two of the pins behind her wood circle, helping draw attention to the element, which although small is a central part of her design about herself and her husband. She that cool herringbone pattern behind it? That’s a Cocoa Daisy tag you’ll get in the kit too!

Mandy Kay uses one as an anchor for a wordstrip on the top right side of her design. It’s subtle, but lovely.

Ashley used a couple of pins to attach her title to a strip of ribbon, so along with all her fun banners and gold embossed vellum, it really gives her page the feel of a bulletin board.

I hope this trip through our Cocoa Daisy Design Team gallery has inspired you to see the little bag of glitter and the lovely glass head pins in a different light. I hope it’s inspired you to get busy and create! You can still order your own Cabana kit and add ons Striped Awning and Lime Rickey in the store! Don’t miss out on these fun and playful kits!

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