FF0006: Cinco de Mayo and/or Glitter-Glimmer Paper

Sparkly Friend Card

It’s time for the Festive Friday Challenge, where every challenge is a party! FF0006 celebrates Cinco de Mayo, with a glitter-glimmer paper twist.  Don’t you just love these twists?  You can create a Cinco de Mayo project OR a project featuring glitter or glimmer paper OR a glittery, glimmery Cinco de Mayo project.  Any way you decide to mix it up is fine with us.  As for me, I opted for a sparkly friend card.  We would love to have you play along with us, so don’t forget to link up with us.

But before you run off to grab your Cinco de Mayo stamps, glimmer papers and glitter, let’s take a look at what I created.

Sparkly Friend Card

sparkly friend card

I went with the glitter-glimmer paper option, as you can tell!  As for the stamp set, you are getting a peek at a new set from the 2018 – 2019 Annual Catalog.  This cutie set is called Sea of Textures, and is complete with coordinating framelits. I hope you enjoy today’s card.

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The Big Shot is your friend on this card. Other than the sentiment, everything uses thinlits to cut them out. Easy peasy, right?  Myths & Magic Glimmer Paper puts the sparkle in this sparkly friend card.

And how about this adorable Fresh Fig Octopus, complete with pearls for eyes?  I love how his tentacles are curled around.

sparkly friend card

The sentiment is actually from the Wood Words set.  It was stamped in Fresh Fig.  Seaweed in a glorious light green, which reminds me somewhat of Lemon Lime Twist, adds a fun accent.

sparkly friend card

I wish I would have been able to capture all of the sparkle on this card!  This is such gorgeous glimmer paper.

sparkly friend card

I would love to see what you create.  Won’t you play along with us at Festive Friday? It’s easy to link up your card.  Even if you do not have a blog, you can use Instagram or Pinterest.

The Challenge Twists

As mentioned earlier, Festive Friday is a challenge with twists.  First, if you do not wish to create a Cinco de Mayo project, you could create a project featuring glitter/glimmer paper.  We offer alternatives for each challenge.  Secondly, if you play along with us, you will be earning Fest Points which can be redeemed for items such as tutorials (including the tutorial for today’s card), retired Stampin’ Up! products, design team cards, and even a spot as a Guest Designer! But remember:  To earn Fest Points, you need an account on the challenge site. Just click on login/register on the challenge site to get started.

To see all of the inspiration our Design Team has created for you, head on over to Festive Friday Challenges!

Would you like to create your own card?  If you enjoyed today’s card, and would like to create your own,  the supply list is located below.  Clicking on a product takes you right to my store.  Be sure to use this month’s Host Code.  Online orders over $50 (before tax and shipping) will receive a little gift from me IF you use the Host Code.  If your order is $150 or more, please do not use the Host Code.  You will automatically receive the gift from me, as well as your own Host Rewards.

April’s Code: A2EQSE7Z

As always, if you have any questions about the cards I create or the techniques I use, I am only an email away.  Until next time…

Note: If you need to access information about the Color Revamp or the Retiring Products lists, check out this post.



  1. I would love to CASE your card, both your Sea of Textures cards. I just got this bundle, I love it! I found your cards on Pinterest, and was so excited. I hope you would consider sharing these two cards with me? I would love to join your challenge, but, have NO idea how? That’s why I don’t. I want to Thank YOU for sharing these two cards. I love them both!

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  3. Ann my order came in today which included the Sea of Textures and bundle. Your card has a school of fish – but I don’t see that in this stamp set. What did you use for the little fishes?

  4. ‘Sea’riffic card! Love the dimension, glimmer, and signature pearls.

  5. Adorable/precious card! Love all the special thought you put into each card, Ann. You are special!

  6. What a clever, glitzy card Ann. You are always so creative.

  7. LOVE this card, Ann; great use of the glimmer paper and thanks for the sneak peek! Hugs!

  8. Chris R. from Iowa

    Perfect idea for the glimmer paper usage! Love the pearl eyes on the octopus! Well done my friend!

  9. Love, love, love this card Ann! The glimmer paper water is perfect.

  10. Hi Ann: Adorable card as always. I tried to find the sand dollar and octopus stamps, grasses and netting – are these retired? I love your colors on this too.

  11. I absolutely LOVE this card. Marine themes are one of my favorites. Can’t wait until the new catalog comes out.

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