My Favorite Crafty Things: Finishing Touches

Welcome back to My Favorite Crafty Things 2016! I apologize for the delay in the series. After holidays, I was invited to go to the White House to check out their holiday decor. It was wonderful! So I am back to finish up the series within the next week.

Today I am focusing on my favorite “finishing touches” from 2016. I also have big giveaways (below) and my store discounts are back:

Simon Says Stamps is offering my readers $10 off purchases of $75 or more! Use the code “JENFAVES” through 11:59pmEST on 12/13/16 when shopping HERE.

Let’s get going…


This video shares some of my favorite “finishing touches”… such as sparkles, bling, and more.

[All products are linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails. Affiliate links may be used. To watch the video in HD on YouTube, click HERE.]

If you are interested in any products, click on one of the abbreviations under the product images… SSS for Simon Says Stamp, EH for Ellen Hutson or the manufacturer’s abbreviation…


This list of Favorite Crafty Things also makes a great gift guide. Feel free to pass along this link or print the page and circle what you are interested in. Don’t forget the discount code above!

See you in a few days for more of My Favorite Crafty Things 2016. You can keep up to date on all the topics HERE… and for my lists from 2015, click HERE.


Prize time!! Today I have giveaways for TWO lucky winners! You could win one of these prizes:

  • $50 Gift Certificate to Simon Says Stamp (You rock, Heidi!)
  • 10 Bottles of Nuvo Drops

For your chance to win a giveaway, leave a comment below by 11:59pmEST on 12/15/16 telling me your favorite finishing touches for your cards. (The winner’s name will be randomly selected, emailed and posted on my “Winners page” after the giveaway closes. International folks are eligible, too.)

See you soon with more videos!


[Please note that I purchased most of the products in this post personally, but not all. However, the decision to include them in this list was my own. I truly like these products and companies.]

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722 thoughts on “My Favorite Crafty Things: Finishing Touches”

  1. Just love these extra touches. Love the wink of stella and would love to try the spectrum markers. Sequins are always so awesome! Thanks for all your ideas, they are so inspiring!

  2. Love learning about new items from your posts…thanks for sharing! The Nuvo products look like a purchase sometime soon.

  3. I love this series of videos that you do! I think all of the cards you make are fantastic, and your finishing touches definitely make them extra special! Thanks for sharing so many tips and products.

  4. The White House? The one where President Obama lives? Really? While I am not a fan of the president and I am glad someone else is in office, it would be cool to go visit there. I’ve seen how they decorate it on HGTV I think but I haven’t seen it this year yet. I hope you took pictures and can show us.
    I see I have time to enter this sweeps. My fave finishing touches to cards are sequins. Sometimes I look at a card and say “It needs something else, but what”? Then I add a sequin or 2 or 20! LOL I never add 20 but you get what I mean. Once I position them and then glue them on, then I know my card is done. Sometimes it just needs that little something extra to finish it off,
    Since my mom is 89 and my dad is 93, no one does Christmas shopping anymore, so I went on-line and told Santa what I wanted. I have waiting for me some gumdrops and nuvo drops and I can’t wait to use them. I’m betting they will become favorites too. I have some Ranger Glossy Accents and saw someone use it and bought it from them. I misplaced it and recently found it. I love how it looks on your cards so I am going to use it on my cards. I just love playing around with card making things!

  5. Wow! You got to go to the White House?? How awesome!!!
    I love to add sequins and/or Wink of Stella to my cards.
    I bought some Ranger Enamel Accents, but haven’t used them yet.
    I think I will like them for finishing touches too!

  6. I LOVE your style! Have only used the Glossy Accents, so can’t wait to try all these other shiny, glittery options.
    Thanks for the demos!

  7. I like anything that adds sparkle and shine. The shimmer spritz is one of my favorites. I haven’t used the nuvo drops yet but I do want to try them.

  8. Hi! Just love all your work! Which leads me to my quetion for help. I can’t get anywhere else. But
    I created an account, verified my email, and instead of taking me to make a password, it keeps taking me to the “forgot password” page, therefore not letting me in. I know this is not the place, but i can’t find another way. Thank you!

  9. Love the stella Wink pens use them all the time, and the nuvo crystal dots. I just got the snow pen and love it love it. Made 5 cards with it already. Can I just get one of each 🙂 on you list

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