Brag Book | Metal Snowflakes





Kelly Rasmussen: The Metal Snowflake Embellishments from the Evergreen collection immediately caught my eye because I knew I could use them for so many different projects! So today I’m going to show you a few ways to use them on your holiday cards.


This first card uses a fun technique where I used the metal snowflakes to dry emboss a background. I just ran it through my die cut machine the same way I would if I were embossing from a die and it worked perfect! To create the pearly shine, I rubbed the entire piece with my VersaMark ink pad and then dusted on some Perfect Pearls.


I heat embossed the greeting from the Merry & Bright Holidays clear stamp set onto a strip of vellum. Then I adhered the Metal Snowflake with Glossy Accents and a scattering of sequins. And I thought the falling snow patterned paper from the 6×6 paper pad was the perfect backdrop for this snowy scene.

On this next card, I decided to turn the red metal embellishment into a poinsettia. To help me do this I used a gold candy button for the center of the flower and a leaf from the Die Cuts & Transparencies pack.


I heat embossed the gold sentiment onto a banner and nestled it behind the flower. I just love the petite sentiments in both of the clear sets from the Evergreen collection — they are perfect for stamping on the die cuts!  And that gorgeous tone on tone kraft background was stamped with the Leaves Berries & Branches background stamp. Such a beautiful holiday background!


If I happen have any of these metal embellishments left after making my cards, I will be sure to use them up by decorating packages and gift bags!



Card Corner + Second City Feathers





We are so excited to announce that the very talented Shellye McDaniel has joined the BG card team for the remainder of this year! Welcome, Shellye!


Shellye created these two gorgeous cards featuring the new die cut cardstock and vellum feathers from the Second City collection. We hope you love them as much as we do!


Shellye McDaniel-UR Cool Card1
UR So Cool Card


Shellye McDaniel: For this card I chose to arrange the feathers in a circle shape to resemble a wreath.  I die-cut the center of the herringbone paper with a 3″ circle die and then mounted it onto a piece of the yellow paper.  To attach the vellum feathers I used Glue Dots.  I separated all of the cuts to each feather to add more dimension.  To the top of the chipboard sentiment, I attached one of the flair buttons and used some black letter stickers on the top.  the centers of the feathers were accented with black enamel dots and a few wooden veneers.


Shellye McDaniel-UR Cool Card2
Supplies for the “UR So Cool” card:
SEC-4709 6×6 Paper Pad

SEC-4720 Metal Flair

SEC-4719 Vellum Feathers
BAS-3988 Black Alpha

BAS-4334 Candy Buttons – Black & White

CPT-4479 Veneer Words


Shellye McDaniel-Hello Turkey Card1


Hello Turkey Card
It’s hard not to look at feathers and think of a bird, turkey or other feathered fowl!  I found a coloring book template of a turkey’s body online, printed it onto a piece of paper and then trimmed out.  Next, I placed the cut-out onto the back of the yellow paper and traced the design and cut out.  For the body, I used a 2.25″ circle die to cut the paper and then layered it with the front of the turkey.  Before arranging the feathers to the back of the body, I machine-stitched down the center of each.  Cluster the feathers as you’d like and adhere to the back of the body.  I cut a strip of purple paper to 3/4″H X 2.75″W and cut a V into one end.  I added the sticker letters and then adhered below the turkey with foam adhesive.  The wooden “hello” was applied just above the purple strip.
Shellye McDaniel-Hello Turkey Card2


Supplies for the “Hello Turkey” card:

SEC-4709 6×6 Paper Pad

SEC-4719 Vellum Feathers

CPT-4479 Veneer Words

BAS-3984 White Alpha

BAS-4334 Candy Buttons – Black & White


Brag Book | Second City Metal Flair







Ann-Marie Espinoza: Metal flair badges have always been one of my go-to scrapbook supplies. Not only do they add the perfect dimensional pop to any page, but they always feature the best patterns + phrases as well! For this layout, I focused on using my favorite Second City metal flair and kept the rest of the supplies to a minimum to allow the badges to shine.




One of my tried-and-true ways to customize these badges is to add something to the top. I’ve used everything in my stash, from stickers and rub-ons to chipboard shapes and even other flair badges! On this page, I placed the letter “B” (for my daughter’s first initial) over the cityscape badge to bring in a little more purple and create an added layer of texture.




Clustering badges (or any supply, for that matter!) is a great way to draw attention to a certain spot on your project, like I did in the upper left and bottom right of my layout.



12 x 12 Patterned Paper (Fullerton)

Metal Flair

Die Cuts + Transparencies

Printed Chipboard Alpha

Vellum Feathers

Printed Chipboard Shapes

Chip Sticker Shapes

Title Stickers


Goodie Bag Monday!





We love starting off the week with a give-away and today, a collection pack of the brand new Aurora is up for grabs!




For your chance to win, just leave a comment on this post and tell us what kind of layout you might create using the Aurora collection. Double your chances of winning by leaving the same comment on our corresponding Facebook post.


Good luck!