DIY Patriotic Confetti Poppers & More!

Hello, friends! This is Candice from the Snap Click Supply design team. I’m so glad to be sharing two quick and easy ideas to spark some fun for the Fourth of July weekend! I fell in love with the darling star elements found in the Flags and Stars digital kit– so many creative possibilities! You could, for example, string a few of them together to create a star banner on your next digital layout. I also thought they would be cute embellishments on gift packaging- perfect for those summer birthdays!  For my project this month, I decided to use them as a focal point on DIY confetti poppers.

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Not only are confetti poppers incredibly easy to assemble, but they also serve as festive Holiday décor! All you need for this project:

  • empty toilet paper (or paper towel) cardboard rolls
  • tissue paper
  • star and banner digital embellishments
  • glue pen with a chisel tip
  • decorative ribbon
  • glitter (optional)
  • confetti paper pieces/candy/small toy

Simply fill your empty cardboard roll with candy, confetti, or a small toy. Then, roll colorful tissue paper around it. Twist the ends on each side and secure with ribbon. Decorate the front of your homemade popper with printed digital elements.

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In order to add a bit of extra sparkle, I edged the sides of my stars with glitter using Zig’s 2-way glue pen. I also added the words “celebrate, shine!, and hooray!” using a favorite font in Photoshop Elements.

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Cheers to 4th of July fun that also doubles as a sweet treat! I know my 2.5 year old is going to have fun opening these poppers over this weekend. To capture our summer memories, I also whipped up a hybrid scrapbooking page. Don’t you think the open center on the star embellishments is the perfect spot to add a cherished photo? Using the concepts I learned in Jessica Sprague’s scrapbooking classes, I created a very basic digital layout. I selected a yellow background from the Parade Day collection to serve as the base of my design.

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Because I love adding texture, I printed out the page and added several more details including punched stars, washi tape, and gold nailheads. I plan to continue journaling past and present summer memories along the side to fill in the space next to the cluster of stars.

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Happy Fourth of July from the Snap Click Supply Co. team!

Digital Supplies:

Parade Day papers
Flags and Stars embellishments

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One Buck Wednesday | Digiscrapbooking Kits On Sale For $1

For this week’s One Buck Wednesday we’ve got all the makings for a beautiful digital summer scrapbook page on sale for only $1.00! Come visit the store HERE and see the lovely goodies from Prima Marketing, Basic Grey, Nancy Rowe Janitz, Jessica Sprague and more.

Basic Grey digital scrapbooking embellishment kit

Nancy Rowe Janitz digital vintage photo frames

Prima Marketing digital scrapbooking paper kit

 

Jessica Sprague digital scrapbooking template

 

Don’t miss out! These digital scrapbooking kits are on sale for a buck today only, so snatch them while you can. Sale ends at midnight tonight.

Adding Stitches and Sequins to a Digital Summer Layout

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Hello SnapClickSupply.com fans! This is Betsy Sammarco and I am so happy to be designing for this great website and store once again!

Have you wondered about trying digital scrapbooking, but think you may miss the hands-on experience of creating traditional layouts? I use a hybrid technique quite often that satisfies both my urge to try digital scrapbooking AND my need for creating with my traditional supplies.

I love the Lazy Days of Summer Beach Bum line by Carina Gardner.  The colors are just beautiful throughout and the distressed look goes so well with my beach photos.  And I have a TON of beach photos!

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I created a digital layout in Photoshop Elements of my niece at the beach. Tags are such a classic element and these large, tall tags work so well hanging from a digital string with my photos.

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I printed my 12×12 page from a local printer and picked it up. It’s now ready for some hybrid additions that I can add by hand.

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First, I attached a piece of plain cardstock to the back of the digital layout to give it a bit more sturdiness.  Depending on where you print your layouts, you may or may not need to do this.

I then started stitching here and there around the border of the layout. Stitching on a layout is one of my favorite things to do and although my layout already had digital stitching, adding the traditional stitching adds a homespun quality to the finished piece.

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After stitching, you’ll have thread ends visible on your layout.

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I pulled some threads to the back to tie off, and some to the front.  I let some hang and some I tied into bows. The haphazard look just adds to the charm!

Sequins are a favorite supply of mine and I have a LOT of traditional sequins of all colors and shapes on hand.  I finished the layout by adding some real sequins with Zip Dry adhesive.

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My hybrid layout is now done and not only did I enjoy the digital process, I had fun adding the final touches by hand too!

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Supplies:

Lazy Days of Summer – Tags by Carina Gardner
Lazy Days of Summer – Beach Bums Paper by Carina Gardner
Lazy Days of Summer – Sticker Word Art by Carina Gardner
The Essentials – Stitches v.2 by Carina Gardner
Fleeting – Embellishments by Mye DeLeon
Vintage Christmas Frames by Carina Gardner
Paint Swashes Vol.3 by Live.e Designs
Sequins: Inspire Lovely
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Get To Know Our New Design Team

We’ve got some amazing talent on our design team, and we wanted you to have the chance to get to know them better. Enjoy learning a little more about each team member below, and be sure to visit their blogs and social media accounts and give them a follow for some awesome inspiration!

Betsy Sammarco

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Say hi to Betsy Sammarco from Connecticut! Here’s the 411 on what Betsy’s up to these days.

Currently…

  • Eating: my mother-in-law’s best pasta ever
  • Listening to: lots of podcasts
  • Reading: technical pharmacy stuff
  • Watching: Flea Market Flip on Netflix
  • Loving: my perennial garden this spring
  • Creating: with a local group for charity
  • Looking forward to: discovering new ways to create with my computer

Favorite project…

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I loved my Memories in a Bottle project created for SCSC with the Jenni Bowlin Studio General Store Postage Kit.  It encompasses my love for crafting, nature, science, and collecting.  Also, learning that milk can be used to adhere labels to glass was quite cool!

Candice Meyer

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Introducing Candice Meyer from Missouri! Learn a little more about Candice below.

Currently…

  • Eating: Nutella ….Yum!
  • Listening to: My daughter singing to her baby dolls.
  • Reading: Elizabeth Gilbert’s The Signature of All Things and Danielle Walker’s Against All Grain Cookbook
  • Watching: Catching up on Grey’s Anatomy
  • Loving: Beautiful sunsets on our patio!
  • Creating: A “Congrats!” card and a travel journal
  • Looking forward to: An upcoming trip to Canada!

Favorite project,,,

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These festive cupcake toppers combine my favorite design elements: gorgeous digital graphics, fun paper embellishments, and glitter (for a touch of sparkle)!

Julie Walker

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Introducing design team member Julie Walker from Texas! Here’s a bit more about what she’s up to.

Currently…

  • Eating: Chips and Guacamole
  • Listening to: Pandora “Arms Radio”
  • Reading: How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
  • Watching: Bloodline on Netflix
  • Loving: Iced Coffee
  • Creating: Mini-digi album of my vacation to Mexico
  • Looking forward to: The return of Blue Bell Ice Cream

Favorite project…

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I really enjoyed creating this Valentine’s Day treat.  I saw something similar on Pinterest and then created my own using products from Snap Click Supply Company.

Tammy Circeo

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And last but not least, please welcome design team member Tammy Circeo from Washington! Here’s what Tammy’s up to lately.

Currently…

  • Eating: lots of fresh, organic strawberries
  • Listening to: James Taylor
  • Reading: French Women Don’t Get Facelifts by Mireille Guiliano, Home Cooking: A Writer in the Kitchen by Laurie Colewin, and The Fringe Hours: Making Time for You by Jessica Turner
  • Watching: MasterChef
  • Loving: grandbaby snuggles!
  • Creating: a cozy summer garden
  • Looking forward to: summer picnics on the patio

Favorite project…

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One of my favorite projects was a banner of sorts. I love thrifting and found some old cookie cutters that I painted and added papers to the backs of them, then put other objects on the papers. It still hangs in my kitchen window.

Thanks for letting us share a bit about our wonderful design team. Be sure to catch their project posts here on our blog every Monday starting next week. You’re going to love what they have in store for you!