Glittering really is so easy when you use the Xyron. A folded piece of paper under your work to catch the stray glitter takes care of most of the mess . . . and I bought a teeny battery-operated vacuum made just for crafting that quickly and easily scoops up any strays, and even has a receptacle that you can recover beads, pearls, etc. from in a flash. I highly recommend it, and I was going to be all cool and include a link to it, but in googling, I see that it's no longer available. :-( However, I did find 2 still for sale on eBay. Unfortunately, by the time you pay shipping, it costs about double what I paid. Grrr.
I am also entering this card in this week's Unscripted Sketches Challenge #155--they are a new-to-me blog and not only is #155 a sketch challenge, but a Piggyback Challenge--an additional option to include in your project. Since we just celebrated Earth Day, the piggyback is to use something recycled on your project. Most of my card is recycled: the card base & bottom stamped area are from a card I made and rejected last year, and everything else (except the glittered numbers and button) is made from scraps. I loved doing this, and I think I'm going to try to make "recycled" cards more often! Here is Unscripted Sketches' sketch (as you can tell, I flipped it):
stamps: PTI--Say It With Style, Big Birthday Wishes, Asian Fusion, Four of a Kind
paper: PTI--S.S. White, Summer Sunrise, Hawaiian Shores, Aqua Mist
ink: PTI--Summer Sunrise; Versafine--Onyx Black
other: Dies--PTI--By the Numbers; Spellbinders Large Scalloped Squares, Classic Squares, Scalloped Circles; Embossing Powder--Filigree Clear; Glitter--Recollections; Twine--Divine Twine; Ranger--Tiny Attacher; Button--PTI Summer Sunrise; Tulle--Michaels; Punch--E.K. Success; Corner Chomper