It’s been a LONG time since I’ve entered a card challenge and I immediately had a card come to mind for my 7 year old niece’s birthday when I saw sketch #224 from Freshly Made Sketches!
I started with a traditional white cardstock base and cut a frame from the Artbooking Cricut® Cartridge on Confetti Wishes B&T Paper. I then cut the “happy” from a Heidi Swapp die on Thistle Carstock. I added the “birthday” sentiment from the Happy To Be Friends Stamp Set in Thistle Exclusive™ Ink. My sweet friend Stephanie had given me a tip on using flip flaps as an quick & easy tool for shaker cards so I grabbed a 4×6 Flip Flap and cut it to fit under the frame. Once I had the appropriate size I added sequins and stitched it together. I popped the frame up on 3D Foam Tape and added the shaker to the cardstock base. To add a little bling, I placed a strip of Gold Shimmer Trim along the side of the shaker panel. I used my Corner Chomper to add a little detail to the ends of the shimmer trim.
I’m also linking this card to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge for their Shake It Up Challenge!
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I recently became a Hip Kit Club subscriber and I am in love with the kits! There is so much product included in the main kit and I can’t help myself from buying the add-ons because everything goes together so beautifully! I have a hoarding complex when it comes to papercrafting and sometimes I really have to talk myself into
hacking cutting into a beautiful 12×12 patterned paper! So after receiving 3 kits, I finally decided it was time to get over my phobia and just dive in! Silly isn’t it that I spend so much money on these products and that it feels wrong to actually use them?!? Ha! Does anyone else feel this way, or am I completely crazy?!?
This is the December 2015 Kit and it is full of Crate Paper-Maggie Holmes Shine goodness! I only added a few things that were in my stash including the twine for the tags, the black cardstock and the embossing powder. It is difficult to see in the photos but the embossing powder is so glittery!
The photo I used is a little unusual. It’s a screenshot of a random text message my husband sent me. Even after 13 years of being together and 10+ years of marriage he still knows how to speak to my heart. He still shows me that he loves me and that he thinks of me randomly throughout the day. He’s such a great guy and I am so very thankful for him!
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