Monday, August 1, 2016

Sparklers Unite Blog Hop

   Hello everyone and welcome to our Sparklers Unit blog hop! The Sparklers are split into two teams; The Blog Squad and the YouTube Squad. Each month we come together to hang out here and bring you some great tips, technique and inspiration! For this hop, you should have arrived here from Jody's blog. She is the mastermind behind Spiegel Mom Scraps.

Here is the order of the hop.
SMS Blog
Guest Designer :) Mandi Holmes:
Lisa Kingston:
Sarah McClellan
Hannah Lemieux
Khristina Sorge
Beth Soler
Crafty Meggy
Sara Scraps -
Katty Miranda
Evi Cortes
Felicia Young
Christy Harriman
Rachel Stewart
Laura Rumble

I ended up creating a fun shaker bag that features the Summer Paradise sequins and the cloud felties.

Supplies: transparency (American Crafts), pattern paper (My Mind's Eye and American Crafts), sequins (SpiegelMom Scraps), felties (SpiegelMom Scraps), doily (doodlebug Designs), adhesive (hot glue), die (Spell Binders and Heidi Swapp), manual die cutter (Spellbinders) and small gift bag.

   Here is a tip on how to attach the transparency to the paper bag without losing the sequins. With a hot glue gun glue the transparency to the bag along three of the sides, fill the opening with the sequins and glue shut.

 I love those felt clouds with the hot air balloon print.

   If you want to get some of these felt and sequins for yourself be sure to use the coupon code mandi15 for 15% off your purchase.

   Thank you for spending your time with us today! I'd love for you be in the running for the $10.00 shop credit, so be sure to leave comments on all the blogs to be entered! You have through August 4th to comment and enter. Sharing on social media will also earn you an extra entry. Just leave another comment letting us know where you shared the blog hop event.

   Now, you'll be heading over to Lisa Kingston's blog. Enjoy the rest of the hop!


  1. This is awesome! Can't wait to see what you have in store for us this month...

  2. I love your shaker bag. What a great idea!

  3. We are so excited to have you join us this month! This bag is so cool and different!! LOVE it!

  4. Your bag is so cute and colorful! Very cool!

  5. Such a neat idea!! Love the pop of orange pp too, helps say "happy".

  6. Your project is absolutely adorable! I love those little clouds!

  7. A shaker bag...what a great idea!!

  8. I'm totally going to scrap lift for an upcoming gift were giving!! This is so awesome Mandi!!

  9. I love the hot air balloons and the shaker idea!

  10. Very cute! This design can very well be used on a LO too!

  11. Totally cute bag! Love the felts and sequins!

  12. Wow! Such a cute little bag!! I never would've thought to decorate a bag like this! The cloud felties worked perfect for this!! Love it!