Friday, November 12

Welcome to Frugal Fridays week #28

Hello Everyone!
     Hope ya all had a great fall week-the weather has been wonderful here in Northern Illinois. And I'm excited for this weekend to start-because I'm going to a Heart & Soul Scrapbooking Retreat in Palatine, IL from Friday till Sunday and can't wait to meet all the girls and scrap for 36 hours or more.
    Well this week its all about GLITTER....since the holidays are coming up it seems to be in order to use glitter on everything to give it some shine. So here are some ideas to put to use on your layouts, cards or craft projects in the next month. First of all, I will show you how I store and organize my glitter stash-I have them in a drawer (that is one of 10) in a rolling cart and they are stored on there side- so when I open the drawer I can see exactly what I have-instead of them being stored upright ,when all you see are the caps or tops of all the bottles.
 Here is a photo of some of the ways to use or apply glitter to your projects-as you can see -glitter doesn't always show up to well in photos-but it will make your project shine or pop. If your looking for this double-sided adhesive tape in different widths really cheap, go to and you can get it for $1.00  a roll and glue pens for $1.50 -what a deal this is. (shown below in top right corner)
Now onto 10 ways to use glitter and I'm sure you will come up with a few more .
  1.  Apply glitter to designer paper to highlight areas( like green snowflake in photo)
  2.  Cover chipboard letters (run through Xyron upside down) and apply glitter (number 0)
  3.  Add course glitter to edges or borders
  4.  Use your stamps and a glue Pad for "simple designs" like circle, stars, hearts, etc....(gold stars)
  5.  Use a glue pen-write and apply glitter ( word Love)
  6.  Make shaker cards and use course glitter to fill
  7.  Adhere glitter to double-sided adhesive tap in strips (silver and bronze strip on brown paper)
  8.  Adhere glitter to back of clear buttons( on bottom of photo)
  9.  Use a precision glue pen to decorate edges of chipboard or other embellishments with dots or dashes 
        (scalloped yellow chipboard) 
 10. Using double-side adhesive tape- create designs then add glitter
GLITTER-comes in a wide array of colors and sizes of grains from ultra fine to course...and you can also mix colors-(like the chipboard letter C)--- endless possibilites. So have some fun and get out that  glitter and add a bit of glitz to your next few projects. And if you get a little bit on you-thats ok- you will just shine a little more too!

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