June SUSIE-Q Fun Tip–Summer Sparkle Series #1–Glitter Die Cuts

Well, it’s me again, Susan (susiestampalot) here with another SUSIE-Q Fun Tip tutorial.  So are ya’ll ready for SUMMER?  I know we are and my girls and I can’t wait to have some crafting fun.  Several of ya’ll have asked for some GLITTER tutorials, so today I’m giving you the first installment of three tutorials involving just that!  Let’s just call it the

Summer sparkle Series!”
Sound fun?  It won’t be anything too hard, I promise.  We all have glitter that’s just waiting to share its sparkle, so let’s get GLITTERFIED!  For my tutorial today, I’m sharing a SUPER SIMPLE way to “glitter” (can it be a verb?) die cut shapes.  
Off we go…
This is by no means my original idea, but I wanted to share the fact that even the most intricate die shape like the YNS bike die (which I LOVE) from the Cute Bike and Kite Die Set is easily glittered (v.) using this method.  You’ll need Glitter (I used a fine glitter from Martha Stewart), cardstock (preferably a close color to the glitter), your trusty Xyron “X” machine or other sticker maker, and a die.
Obviously, your choice of sticker maker will depend on your size of die.  Cut cardstock to fit and run it through the Xyron machine. 

That leaves you with a strip of “sticker cardstock”.  Yay.  Peel off the clear side, but leave the wax side attached for now.

What we are basically making is a sticker, but with the sticky side on top, so that the glitter will have something to stick to.  It’s important to cut the die out with the wax side of our sticker facing the “cut-side” of our die.  Otherwise, you’ll have just a die-cut sticker and all you’ll be able to do is “stick-her” down.

Run it on through your machine.

NOW peel off the wax paper from the TOP of your die cut shape.

You can kind of see the sticky side is UP.

Use a blank piece of copy paper and pour some glitter out on it (Reminds me of the Def Leppard song, Pour Some Sugar on Me.  Don’t ask.)  Tip:  Before pouring out the glitter, slightly crease the paper down the center to help create a “ravine” for the leftover glitter to be poured back into its container.

I had to do this every time.  No big deal.  This is where your fingers will get very glittery.  You may want to wear safety goggles.

OMG, this makes me SO HAPPY!!!

So then I had to make some more.

I love the trendy “ombre” look (where light colors fade to dark).  Add chevrons and glitter to it and it equals a “SHUT THE FRONT DOOR” creation!

Here’s another closer look.  I have to tell you, this is super spark-a-lay!!  Oh!  I almost forgot to give a little shout-out to my fabulous YNS CLEAR sentiment stamp set, Awesome Journal Words.

Wasn’t it EASY??!!
I know I had a ton of fun playing in the glitter!
(I’m pretty sure I’ll have it all over me for days!)
Is there anything else “GLITTER” related that ya’ll want to know or see me do?  
Just let me know!
DONT’ FORGET to leave me a comment— 

  There’s going to be a random drawing on JUNE 5th from all the comments to win some YNS goodies!    

Ready, set, GO and I’ll see ya’ll next month
when we will get glitterfied again!!!!!




  1. 1

    Fabulous tutorial Susan! I can’t wait to get out my sticker machine and give this a try!!! TFS!

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    Anonymous says:

    Beautiful!!! 🙂

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    CorinaT says:

    Oh my gosh! I have this whole pack of MS glitter sitting there waiting to be used. I love the ombre and of course the cute bikes!

  4. 4

    Such a simple idea, but never would have occurred to me to put that Xyron sticker maker to use like this! I might just have to give it a try!

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    Oh this is FABULOUS! The bikes, the ombré effect, the glitter-swoon!!! I have to get out my Xyron and dies! Great tips and tutorial-TFS!!

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    Terrific idea, Susie! but , NOW I need a Xyron! Anybody got one they wanna toss?

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    Billie A says:

    Great tutorial and fun to see the card you made. awesome as always. Love the look and the choice of colors. Really fun to see glitter used again. I don’t think we use it enough. I am going to try this. Thanks

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    Sue D says:

    Wow-awesome tutorial and fabulous card–love all the trends together.

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    christi says:

    great tute and cute card. thanks for the info.

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    Susie Moore says:

    Wow! What a great idea!

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    terry says:

    Great Tut, Susie Q ! Love the bike die and the color effects with the bikes(GLITTERED!! YES!) and the chevrons! What die is that? Thansks 4 sharing! ~Terry Y

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    Anonymous says:

    Love it xxx

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    Oma says:

    You can also use glittered paper to cut the die cuts.

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    suzy0820 says:

    Love the card…thanks for all of your great tips.

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    nmnastali says:

    Love it, love the card, love the whole thing!! Not as much mess and a fun tip for sure!! 🙂 🙂 🙂

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    Mary-Anne V says:

    What a unique way to to use the Xyron…i love use of the cute bicycle dies and the glitter. Thanks for the photo tutorial.

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    Lynn-z says:

    I love this! Can’t wait to try this glitterfy effect!

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    Darling!! I really think I need to invest in an Xyron sticker machine.. 🙂 Thanks for that…

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    Lynda says:

    Great idea, Susan! I have a Xyron, but I never think to use it like this!!

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    Shari says:

    Susan, wow you are so smart! I ver thought to use my Xron! Thank you so very much for the fantastic tip!!!


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    Anne says:

    I have never thought of that.. Thanks for sharing this great little tip/tutorial..

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    Lori says:

    Darling! Love the ombre glittered bikes!

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    Your card is so pretty. I love the bicycles. Thanks for sharing the tutorial. I am going to have to try this one. HUGS

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    Dandi93 says:

    What a fun tutorial Susan, love the chevrons and I do so love the sparkle… What an awesome way to apply glitter…

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    OMG that is soooo darn cute!!! Thanks for the tutorial!!! I need one of those sticker machines!!!

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    Julie S. says:

    I had seen an article on this… but “seeing” it is always better!! I have a similar bike…so you know where I’m heading!! How cute!!!

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    Here I was thinking you had just used glitter paper. This was is so much cheaper and I am always on the look out for cheaper! Thanks for sharing. Love the bike die cut by the way.

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    Anonymous says:

    Wow thats looks amazing and lots of fun x

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