Happy Day Birthday Shaker Card

Hello!  I’m stoping by to quickly share a card I made the other day.  I’ve used this Happy Day stamp set by Concord & 9th quite a few times in the past few months but each time – it turns out different, in all good ways!  In the past, I have embossed the image and watercolored, but I used Copic markers to color the image this time.

Happy Day Birthday Shaker 1

My friend, Missy loves GLITTER.  Every time she asks me to make a card, she wants me to use glitter – so you’ll probably recognize the glitter paper.  I’m also a huge fan of these stitched rectangle scallop frames from My Favorite Things.

Happy Day Birthday Shaker 3

The banner and sentiment is from the same stamp set – I love that you can customize the years.  I propped the frame up using foam adhesive and turned card into a shaker.  The pink in the background is subtle but it brings out the color of the cake as well.

Happy Day Birthday Shaker 2

I filled the shaker portion with lots of iridescent glitter, gold sequins, and some iridescent microbeads.  I haven’t made a shaker in a while so this was fun for me!  I’m working on a fairy card in a box for my next post.  I did all the coloring for it and plan on having a supply list and details.  I’ve shared a few of those cards in the past with very little instructions but I hope to share more next time.  Stay tuned!

XOXO,

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Adorable Elephant Shaker Card

Hi, Everyone!

I finally made a card. I’ve been making tons of excuses lately but mostly, it’s because I don’t want to make the time and because I feel discouraged and am selling myself short. People can be really mean on YouTube (and everywhere else).

I’ve been buying a lot of cute stuff and I only got the motivation to make this card because it’s a neighbor’s birthday – Happy Birthday, Davia!

Adorable Elephants 2

This My Favorite Things stamp set is adorable (appropriately called Adorable Elephants), but I wanted to make it a shaker card, so the heart die is from Lawn Fawn.  Today is MFT’s January release – they have a new heart STAX die set now!

Adorable Elephants 1

The background is created using distress ink.  I colored the elephant using copics and the butterflies using Stampin’ Write markers. It was a very simple card.

The shaker portion is non bulk and does not use any foam so the sequins don’t float around too freely – which is ok because I like for the areas hold the sequins in place.

Adorable Elephants

I made a video but I have to warn you that the lighting is terrible! My sweet husband got me some new lamps and the bulbs need to be replaced. He even installed a can light overhead and we’re waiting on the bulbs for that. I’m sure that will earn me some negative feedback on YouTube.  I hope you like the card!

If you’d like to watch, here’s the video:

SUPPLIES:

*Disclaimer: I am not being paid by any company to promote their products. I make cards using stamp sets and materials which I love and I love to share. To view where these items can be purchased, click on the linked abbreviations below (SU for Stampin’ Up!, SSS for Simon Says Stamp, EH for Ellen Hutson, AMZN for Amazon, LF for Lawn Fawn, MFT for My Favorite Things, etc.).

Distress Ink Color: Tumbled Glass

Copic Colors: R20, W0, W2, W4

Stampin’ Write Marker Colors: Wisteria Wonder, Crushed Curry, Crisp Canteloup

MFT Adorable Elephants
MFT Adorable Elephants

EH | SSS | MFT

LF Stitched Heart Stackables
LF Stitched Heart Stackables

EH | SSS | LF

MFT Grassy Fields Borders
MFT Grassy Fields Borders

EH | SSS | MFT


Big Shot
Big Shot
Big Shot Magnetic Platform
Big Shot Magnetic Platform

EH | SSS | AMZN

Standard Cutting Pads
Standard Cutting Pads

EH | SSS | AMZN


Wild Wasabi Cardstock
Wild Wasabi Cardstock

Whisper White Cardstock
Whisper White Cardstock
Neenah Solar White 80 lb
Neenah Solar White 80 lb

EH | SSS


Recollections 110 lb
Recollections 110 lb
Stazon Jet Black Ink
Stazon Jet Black Ink

EH | SSS | AMZN

Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

EH | SSS | AMZN

MFT Black Licorice Hybrid Ink
MFT Black Licorice Hybrid Ink

SSS | MFT

Tim Holtz Mini Distress Inks
Tim Holtz Mini Distress Inks

EH | SSS

Copic Sketch Markers
Copic Sketch Markers

EH | SSS | MERRIARTIST

Tim Holtz Mini Distress Inks
Tim Holtz Mini Distress Inks

EH | SSS

Ranger Mini Round Foam Blending Refills
Ranger Mini Round Foam Blending Refills

EH | SSS | AMZN

Ranger Mini Round Blending Tools

Ranger Mini Round Blending Tools

EH | SSS | AMZN


Subtles Stampin' Write Markers
Subtles Stampin’ Write Markers
ATG Gun
ATG Gun

EH | SSS | AMZN

Be Creative Tape 5mm (1/4 inch)

Be Creative Tape 5mm (1/4 inch)

SSS | EH

Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board
Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board

EH | SSS


Paper Snips Scissors
Paper Snips Scissors
Teflon Bone Folder
Teflon Bone Folder

EH | SSS

Wink of Stella Clear
Wink of Stella Clear

EH | SSS | AMZN


Darice Crystal Iridescent 5mm
Darice Crystal Iridescent 5mm
PPP Sparkling Clear 6mm
PPP Sparkling Clear 6mm

EH | SSS | PPP


Absorber
Absorber

Ready, Set, Snow

Hi all! Finally – a NEW card!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! I had that week off work and it seemed to fly by with all the preparations for the holiday! I was hoping to get some crafting done and I really didn’t do everything I wanted to do. I spent one day shopping, one day baking and ALL day Wednesday cooking for my family of 30+. It was a lot of work – they came, they ate, they left – and because I’m a complete sucker for whatever makes my kids happy, I had 6 boys here that night and the next night. PHEW! Overall, it was a very pleasant holiday despite all the work.

I gathered all my holiday cards for Iliana at My Sweet Petunia (photo on the left)- hoping they will make someone’s holiday brighter this year -and also wrapped up the Share Handmade Kindness Challenge with Jennifer McGuire (that’s a box of cookies to the right). I also completed my second-ever card order. I re-created 3 card designs (5 each) and had it shipped out that weekend (below).

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I also spent some time earlier this week making an Advent calendar – see my last post. OK….so maybe I DID do a lot – it just didn’t seem like it.

So how about that NEW card? I have so many stamp sets that I love that are starting to pile up! This Ready, Set, Snow set is one that I really want to use before Christmas – it comes with matching dies – one for the stamps and another for a shaker. I didn’t get the shaker dies so I had to get creative to make my own here.

Ready, Set, Snow 1

I used a circle die to cut out the window using partial-die cutting. Hey – I saved myself 27 dollars not buying that shaker die!

Ready, Set, Snow 2

I stamped and colored everything using Copic markers, cut them out, then layered them on a plain white piece of cardstock cut to the shape of the snow globe (colored with a soft blue for the background first), added sequins and beads, then enclosed it with the shaker portion.

Ready, Set, Snow 3

When I make purchases from Lawn Fawn directly, they always send a little thank you gift – a small stamp or some free samples of Lawn Fawn Paper – so I decided to use it on this card to give it some color.

If you’d like to see how I created this card, please watch my video below:

Thanks for stopping by!

SUPPLIES:

*Disclaimer: I am not being paid by any company to promote their products. I make cards using stamp sets and materials which I love and I love to share. To view where these items can be purchased, click on the linked abbreviations below (SU for Stampin’ Up!, SSS for Simon Says Stamp, EH for Ellen Hutson, AMZN for Amazon, LF for Lawn Fawn, MFT for My Favorite Things, etc.).

Copic Colors: E25, E59, E27 (Snow Globe Base), Y28, E87 (Snow Globe Tag), C0, C3 (Snowmen), Y21, Y11, YG07, G05, YR16, YR68, R29, R39, FB2, B28 (Snowman Accessories), B00 (Sky Background)

Not Listed: Window Sheet, Darice Iridescent Beads, Darice White Beads, Lawn Fawn Paper

 

LF Ready, Set, Snow
LF Ready, Set, Snow EH | SSS | LF
LF Ready, Set, Snow Dies

LF Ready, Set, Snow Dies

EH | SSS | LF


SSS Stitched Squares
SSS Stitched Squares

SSS Nested Circles
SSS Nested Circles

Big Shot
Big Shot
Big Shot Magnetic Platform
Big Shot Magnetic Platform EH | SSS | AMZN
Standard Cutting Pads
Standard Cutting Pads EH | SSS | AMZN
On The Edge Cutting Pads
On The Edge Cutting Pads EH | SSS | AMZN
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink EH | SSS | AMZN

Garden Green Ink
Garden Green Ink
Neenah Solar White 80 lb
Neenah Solar White 80 lb EH | SSS

Recollections 110 lb
Recollections 110 lb

Sandy Allnock Hex Chart
Sandy Allnock Hex Chart
Copic Sketch Markers
Copic Sketch Markers EH | SSS | MERRIARTIST
3M Scotch Foam Tape
3M Scotch Foam Tape EH | SSS | AMZN
ATG Gun
ATG Gun EH | SSS | AMZN
Micropore Tape
Micropore Tape SSS | AMZN
Mini Multi Medium Matte Glue
Mini Multi Medium Matte Glue EH | SSS

EK Success Retractable Knife
EK Success Retractable Knife
Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board
Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board EH | SSS
Teflon Bone Folder
Teflon Bone Folder EH | SSS
Wink of Stella Gold
Wink of Stella Gold EH | SSS | AMZN

Darice Iridescent 5mm
Darice Iridescent 5mm

Sequins Moonshine 3mm
Sequins Moonshine 3mm

Sakura Gelly Roll
Sakura Gelly Roll

Scotch Precision Ultra Edge Scissors
Scotch Precision Ultra Edge Scissors

So Jelly – Low Bulk Shaker Card

My oldest son is turning 9 next week so I wracked my brain thinking about what I would make for him. I only thought of this Lawn Fawn So Jelly Set because Noah is the brightest little boy I know. He has always excelled in everything at school and he makes my husband and I very proud.  He’s our little superstar when it comes to academia.

Noah’s also a goofball and makes tons of faces in pictures, so it was really hard for me to find a good one of him. This is a picture of him and my second oldest, Evan.  They’ll never admit it – but they’re the best of friends:

Noah and Evan

photo by Bethany Wears Photography

I wanted to make a shaker card and have been thinking about using m sewing machine on a card for a while, so this was the perfect card. I used some watercolor paper to make distress ink background and glued my images (colored with Copic markers) to it, then I created a shaker front using a stamp pocket (Simon Says Stamp or MFT – the two the I use).

So Jelly 3

I stamped the sentiments directly on the clear piece using staz-on ink – which can be sticky and quite tricky. I didn’t show myself stamping twice for each sentiment – but I was crazy enough to try to line them up and ink again to get better inking. I definitely should have used my MISTI or a stamp-a-ma-jig to ensure perfect line up…but I’m glad it turned out OK.

So Jelly 1

I sewed the shaker frame on, leaving an opening at the top to add sequins, then sewed the top to close.  It was a very quick card despite spilling all my clear sequins and running out of thread while I was sewing – don’t do that when you’re making a card like this!

So Jelly 2

I hope you like this card! Here’s my video if you want to watch the process:

SUPPLIES:

*Disclaimer: I am not being paid by any company to promote their products. I make cards using stamp sets and materials which I love and I love to share. To view where these items can be purchased, click on the linked abbreviations below (SU for Stampin’ Up!, SSS for Simon Says Stamp, EH for Ellen Hutson, AMZN for Amazon, LF for Lawn Fawn, MFT for My Favorite Things, etc.).

Copic Sketch Markers — RV13, RV23, RV14 (Jelly Fish 1) V01, V12, V15 (Jelly Fish 2), YR61, YR65 (Star), Blush (didn’t work out too well)

Tim Holtz Mini Distress Inks — Peacock Feathers, Mermaid Lagoon, Blueprint Sketch

LF So Jelly
LF So Jelly
EH | SSS | LF
LF So Jelly Dies
LF So Jelly Dies
EH | SSS | LF
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
EH | SSS | AMZN
Stazon Jet Black Ink
Stazon Jet Black Ink
EH | SSS | AMZN
Canson XL WaterColor Paper Pad
Canson XL WaterColor Paper Pad
EH | SSS | JOANN
Neenah Solar White 80 lb
Neenah Solar White 80 lb
EH | SSS

Recollections 110 lb
Recollections 110 lb
Ranger Mini Mister
Ranger Mini Mister
EH | SSS
Copic Sketch Markers
Copic Sketch Markers
EH | SSS | MERRIARTIST
Tim Holtz Mini Distress Inks
Tim Holtz Mini Distress Inks
EH | SSS
ATG Gun
ATG Gun
EH | SSS | AMZN
Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board
Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board
EH | SSS
Mini Multi Medium Matte Glue
Mini Multi Medium Matte Glue
EH | SSS
Teflon Bone Folder
Teflon Bone Folder
EH | SSS

Paper Snips Scissors
Paper Snips Scissors
PPP Aquamarine 4mm
PPP Aquamarine 4mm
EH | SSS | MFT
PPP Aquamarine 6mm
PPP Aquamarine 6mm
EH | MFT
PPP Cobalt 4mm
PPP Cobalt 4mm
EH | SSS| MFT
PPP Cobalt 6mm
PPP Cobalt 6mm
EH | MFT
PPP Cornflower 4mm
PPP Cornflower 4mm
EH | SSS | MFT
PPP Cornflower 6mm
PPP Cornflower 6mm
EH | MFT

Sequins Moonshine 3mm
Sequins Moonshine 3mm

Sequins Moonshine 5mm
Sequins Moonshine 5mm

Sequins Moonshine 6 mm
Sequins Moonshine 6mm

Craftmates 2XL Lockables 14 Comp
Craftmates 2XL Lockables 14 Comp

SSS Clear Storage Sleeve
SSS Clear Storage Sleeve

Unforgettable – Fuse Tool Shaker Card

Hi Everyone!

I finally got a Photo Fuse Tool and I’m so excited to share what I’ve made using it. I’ve been stalling because I was hoping it would be available in local craft stores for purchase and then I’d be able to use a 40% off coupon but it doesn’t seem like it’s going to happen in a while Jennifer McGuire made the cutest shaker card in her post here. It convinced me I needed to go ahead and buy it. Ahhh!

So I’ve created a low-bulk shaker card and it was so much fun to make!

Unforgettable - Fuse Tool Shaker Card 3

The stamp set is from a WPlus9 set called Unforgettable and I used a balloon die cut from Stampin’ Up! for the shaker portion. The embellishments and sentiment is also from the same stamp set.

Unforgettable - Fuse Tool Shaker Card 1

It’s so cute even though I felt like I had no idea what I was doing as I was doing it.

Unforgettable - Fuse Tool Shaker Card 2

I can’t take enough photos sometimes.

Unforgettable - Fuse Tool Shaker Card

Here’s my video if you want to see the process and how I store the fuse tool:

SUPPLIES:

*Disclaimer: I am not being paid by any company to promote their products. I make cards using stamp sets and materials which I love and I love to share. To view where these items can be purchased, click on the linked abbreviations below (SU for Stampin’ Up!, SSS for Simon Says Stamp, EH for Ellen Hutson, AMZN for Amazon, LF for Lawn Fawn, MFT for My Favorite Things, etc.).

Copic Colors: T0, T2, T3, R20, 0.3mm Multiliner

MFT Black Licorice Hybrid Ink
MFT Black Licorice Hybrid Ink

SSS | MFT

Neenah Solar White 80 lb
Neenah Solar White 80 lb

EH | SSS


Recollections 110 lb
Recollections 110 lb

Big Shot
Big Shot
Big Shot Magnetic Platform
Big Shot Magnetic Platform

EH | SSS | AMZN

Standard Cutting Pads
Standard Cutting Pads

EH | SSS | AMZN


Balloon Framelits Dies
Balloon Framelits Dies
Sponge Daubers
Sponge Daubers

EH | SSS | AMZN

Copic Sketch Markers
Copic Sketch Markers

EH | SSS | MERRIARTIST


Perfect Plum Ink
Perfect Plum Ink

Perfect Plum Ink
Perfect Plum Ink

Wisteria Wonder Ink
Wisteria Wonder Ink

Blushing Bride Ink
Blushing Bride Ink

Soft Sky Ink
Soft Sky Ink
PPP Pink Blush 4mm
PPP Pink Blush 4mm

EH | SSS | MFT

PPP Pink Blush 6mm
PPP Pink Blush 6mm

EH | MFT

PPP Pansy Purple 4mm
PPP Pansy Purple 4mm

EH | SSS | MFT

PPP Pansy Purple 6mm
PPP Pansy Purple 6mm

EH | MFT

PPP Orchild 4mm
PPP Orchild 4mm

EH | SSS | MFT

PPP Orchild 6mm
PPP Orchild 6mm

EH | MFT


Sequins Clear Iridescent 5mm
Sequins Clear Iridescent 5mm

Darice Iridescent 8mm
Darice Iridescent 8mm
ATG Gun
ATG Gun

EH | SSS | AMZN

Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board
Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board

EH | SSS

Teflon Bone Folder
Teflon Bone Folder

EH | SSS

Photo Fuse Tool
Photo Fuse Tool

EH | SSS | AMZN


SU Full Wide Stamp Cases
SU Full Wide Stamp Cases
WPlus9 Unforgettable
WPlus9 Unforgettable

EH | SSS | WPlus9


MFT Clear Pocket Storage - Small
MFT Clear Pocket Storage – Small

Celebrate Today Shaker & Explosion Card

Hi Everyone!

I’ve been feeling under the weather for a few days. I’ve been wanting to make an explosion card for a few weeks now – but I didn’t know how I wanted to embellish it. So at the last minute before bed last night, I made it a shaker card as well. I made a big mistake by not decorating my front panel before creating the shaker portion – so it was too late for me to make it more exciting than it is – but it’s still very much a cute card and I hope you like it!

Celebrate Today Shaker & Explosion Card 2

Celebrate Today Shaker & Explosion Card 3

This is called the Turkish map fold. It’s such a nice way to give a surprise to your card!

Celebrate Today Shaker & Explosion Card 4

Celebrate Today Shaker & Explosion Card

How fun is that? It was fun to make and I really think I’ve learned a few lessons from my experience in making this card – decorate front panel, don’t put the sequins in the shaker, assemble the shaker last!

Here’s the video for the full tutorial:

Supplies:

Not listed: 2015 Paper Pumpkin stamp: Birthday Bundle. Sprinkles of Life (available 6/3/2015), Stampin’ Up Shaker Frames


Soft Sky Cardstock
Soft Sky Cardstock

Whisper White Cardstock
Whisper White Cardstock

Big Shot
Big Shot

Big Shot Magnetic Platform
Big Shot Magnetic Platform

Big Shot Magnetic Platform
Standard Cutting Pads

Balloon Framelits Dies
Balloon Framelits Dies

Celebrate Today
Celebrate Today

Mini Multi Medium Matte Glue
Mini Multi Medium Matte Glue

PPP Sparkling Clear 6mm
PPP Sparkling Clear 6mm

PPP Cornflower 4mm
PPP Cornflower 4mm

PPP Cornflower 6mm
PPP Cornflower 6mm

Stazon Jet Black Ink
Stazon Jet Black Ink

Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

Real Red Ink
Real Red Ink

Pumpkin Pie Ink
Pumpkin Pie Ink

So Saffron Ink
So Saffron Ink

Old Olive Ink
Old Olive Ink

Marina Mist Ink
Marina Mist Ink

Soft Sky Ink
Soft Sky Ink

Rich Razzleberry Ink
Rich Razzleberry Ink

Wisteria Wonder Ink
Wisteria Wonder Ink

Lost Lagoon Ink
Lost Lagoon Ink

Neutrals Stampin' Write Markers
Neutrals Stampin’ Write Markers

How

Twitterpated

Who is ready for Valentine’s Day?!?!  While I know I don’t get out much, I know that as soon as Christmas was over, the stores started putting out Valentine’s Day stuff. It’s coming! I had ideas about making the kids stuff for class, but I don’t know that spending hours stamping and making personalized notes is worth it when they just get thrown in the trash when the day is over. That’s a lot of work! Anyway, I’ve been wanting to play with this branch stamp that came with one of my alphabet sets – it’s so fitting for a branch of hanging hearts.  I hand-drew the vines so it’s nothing too exciting, but the other stamps and sentiment is from the kit You Plus Me. AHH – Twitterpated?!?! Who thinks of Thumper from Bambi when you hear this word?

Twitterpated W1

I’ve been wanting to make a “shaker” card, so I tested out a small one in this card – the background is stamped with a stamp from a kit called A Round Array. It says “Be Mine.” 😀 I cut out the opening with a heart die, used some Stampin’ Up Shaker Frame foams to add some dimension, punched out some confetti hearts and adhered the background stamp.

Twitterpated W2

Twitterpated W3

Cardstock and hearts inked in Real Red.

Branch/Vines in Early Espresso.

Stay tuned for more Valentine’s Day cards! My 5 year old says “Oooh…it’s beautiful!” which I expected because he loves hearts, but it warms my heart to hear him say it..