Friday, November 4, 2011

"Stickle" Your Fancy

There are several ways to add bling, pizzazz and va-va voom to your creations.  One of those ways (and my favorite way) is to use Stickles.  What are Stickles?  Well, they are glue and glitter in one and you know with that combo you can’t go wrong.   
Sttickles is produced by the Ranger Ink company and they come in almost 50 different colors from Cotton Candy to Icicles.  They also offer designer colors including designs by Tim Holtz. 
Stickles add a bling or pop to your project and a little goes a long way, trust me.  Like anything, too much Stickles can be a bad thing, because it can ruin your project and will take forever to dry.  Remember, Stickles is glue as well as glitter so you want to use it sparingly.  They come with an applicator which helps you control the amount of product coming out.  However, I’ve found that it is good to practice squeezing the bottle so that you can get a feel for how much pressure is appropriate for the results you want to achieve. 
You can purchase Stickles at pretty much any craft store and the prices usually range from $2 - $3. Here’s a snapshot of the different colors offered in both the basic and designer line.  Also, if you follow this link you can get a color swatch to begin your collection of Stickles.  I see some colors I don’t have...I feel a shopping spree coming on. lol

Hey, before you run out and purchase your Stickles you may want to also invest in storage for them.  I picked up this handy dandy carrier at my LSS (look this up on the Library Language page). 

Here’s a creation I made using Stickles.  I hope it inspires you to try them out, because it is an inexpensive way to add bling to your project. J  Check back here next week to see how the DTs use Stickles in their projects.

This Holly image comes from Meljen's Digital store and I used Stickles to make the little stars and dots in the background pop and on the holly berries.  I didn't use a lot because there wasn't a need for it (in my opinion) and remember Stickles will take a long time to dry if you use a lot.  Practice makes perfect...soooooo practice getting a feel for squeezing the bottle and you will be a Stickle Junkie like me in no time!

Now get to creating...

a.k.a Purple Card Lady
a.k.a. Stickles Junkie

Remember:  There are no mistakes in card making, only opportunities for creativity!


  1. Beautiful card, and very informative.

  2. Lovely card! Good write up. I need that storage container.

  3. such a cute card, I am a big fan of stickles too...hope you have a super weekend!

    enjoy *~*

  4. Hi Liz, I hosted an Oh My Crafts giveaway on my blog and YOU WON!!!! I can't find your contact information. Please email me asap with your email address so I can send it to the Oh My Crafts people!! Congrats!

  5. Great column Candy, I didnt get a chance yet to make something but I feel the creativity coming out this evening. and very interested in that Caddy!