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

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Celebrate Today Birthday Wobble Card

Hi again!

Here’s my next card as promised. I want to be consistent with my posts and have a hard time deciding what I want to do sometimes. My son, Evan is turning 6 in 2 weeks so I thought I would go ahead and make his birthday card. I wanted it to be fun and playful, so I’ve added a wobble function to one of the balloons on this card.

Celebrate Today Birthday Wobble Card2

I also used gold thread, which I’ve never used before to add a tassel and I love how it turned out.

Celebrate Today Birthday Wobble Card

I also got to use my new MISTI tool on this card, which I had not planned on doing so that was a nice surprise :).

Celebrate Today Birthday Wobble Card1

Here’s my YouTube video for the full tutorial:

Supplies:

Metallic Thread purchased at Walmart – not listed below.


Celebrate Today
Celebrate Today

Balloon Framelits Dies
Balloon Framelits Dies

Soft Sky Cardstock
Soft Sky Cardstock

Whisper White Cardstock
Whisper White Cardstock

Rich Razzleberry Ink

Rich Razzleberry Ink


Soft Sky Ink

Soft Sky Ink


Pacific Point Ink

Pacific Point Ink


Wild Wasabi Ink

Wild Wasabi Ink


Garden Green Ink

Garden Green Ink


MISTI

MISTI


Action Wobbler
Action Wobbler

Stampin' Pierce Mat
Stampin’ Pierce Mat

Celebrate Today

Today’s card is colorful and cheery! I got my order in from the Occasions Catalog yesterday and was super excited! My nephew, Aaron, is turning 13 years old in 2 weeks and I thought I’d make his last adolescent birthday card colorful. Next year I’ll stick with black and dark blue…haha. Before I had kids of my own, I called Aaron my first son – I loved and adored him like my own. He’s one of the smartest kids I know and I’m so very proud of him.

Anyway – today’s card is from the Celebrate Today kit! So cute. It comes with matching dies and I had to use them! The colors I chose are Daffodil Delight and Pumpkin Pie for the orange balloon, Marina Mist and Pacific Point for the blue balloon, and Wild Wasabi for the green balloon and the happy birthday banner. The card base is in Daffodil Delight.

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I used the lighter inks to stamp the balloons, then the darker inks to add the balloon decor. The green balloon and it’s banner was stamped on a separate piece of scrap paper so I could use my dies to cut them out. Once cut, I used Stampin’ Dimensionals (double-sided foam stickers) to prop up the image to give it a 3D effect.

Celebrate Today W2

Celebrate Today W1

Hope you enjoyed today’s card!