Right... so you read the challenge? "Bling It Up"... totally my specialty! Better get some shades on before you scroll down, though... 'cause this baby is BLINGIN'!
I found this really great glitter paper in Michael's (their Recollections brand) - and I absolutely love it! It's quite a bit thinner than the DCWV or DoodleBug glitter papers, which make it a dream to cut (without dulling the crap out of your cutter blades!) - and I picked a few packages up for about $2.75 each; I imagine that'll be substantially cheaper for my American friends, too!
Anyway, I used that, as well as some glitter brads, and this awesome bling trim (that started out life clear - and that came from the Dollar Store!) - and there's some Stickles on the cherry & the penguin's collar, too! That delicious pleated ribbon is something I picked up at my LSS back in April - I really didn't have a choice, as it practically jumped off the shelf begging me to take it home with me; this is the first time I've used it - and I didn't even cry when I cut into it! (LOL!) And the funky black layer under that? Oh, that's just a little shelf liner! I had cut a bunch of it to size for it's intended purpose, and had a bunch of these scraps left over that I thought would look really great on a card.... turns out, I was right! (lol!)
Now... head on over to the 2Cute Rubber Stamps Blog, and play along by linking up your new super blingy creation! (Sometimes the challenge posts don't go up when they should; Blogger seems to hate the 2Cute Posts... so you may have to check back a little later!)