It’s the beginning of a brand new month which means it’s time for the Glitter Queens Blog Hop! This month it’s all about Shaker Cards!
I started with a card base of Thick Whisper White cardstock. I like to use this thick paper any time my base is white because it’s sturdier and with the extra weight of a shaker card, it’s a good choice. The next layer is a piece of Calypso Coral that was placed inside the Mosaic 3D embossing folder and run through a die-cutting machine.
To create the window, I used the Layering Squares Dies, one inside the other as indicated in the image below. You’ll need a clear Window Sheet to keep all the sequins inside so I used a piece that measured 2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″. To attach the Window Sheet, I added Multipurpose Liquid Glue all around the edges of the rectangle. Then I added our Foam Adhesive Strips on each side of the rectangle.
Once I figured out where I wanted my Iridescent Sequins to go, I shook them out onto the card base – I wish I had added a little more than I did. Next, I peeled off the backing on the rectangle and attached the window to the card.
The sentiment was stamped in Calypso Coral ink using the stamp set Parcels & Petals and cut out with the Stitched Rectangles Dies. The flowers were stamped in Memento Ink onto Whisper White cardstock using the stamp set, Tea Together. They were colored in using Stampin’ Blends: Calypso Coral Dark and Light, Granny Apple Green Dark and Light and Pineapple Punch Light. The flowers were cut out using the Tea Time Dies. I got these dies when they were a Sale-a-bration free gift. I’m so glad they can now be purchased in the Annual Catalog!
The smaller flower was attached to the frame of the window using Snail and the larger one has Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back. A shaker card may look like it’s really hard to make but it isn’t! I hope you’ll give it a try!
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I hope you’ll continue around the hop! Sheila is up next!
Tracy Bradley – You Are Here
Cheryl Pierce Smith
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See you on Monday! Have a great weekend!
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It’s time for the Glitter Queens Blog Hop and this month it’s all about men! I have to admit, it was REALLY hard for me to come up with a card suitable for a man. Ever since I lost my dad almost ten years ago, I just haven’t been able to make a Father’s Day card. I’ve made cards for my husband but I usually sneak in some feminine touches. It’s so hard not to add a rhinestone or two!!!
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*** Thank you so very much for all of your comments! I have read every single one and can’t tell you how much I appreciate your kind words. I will have another project for you on Wednesday using It’s a Wrap Holidays! ****
Welcome to our first Glitter Queens Blog Hop!! We are all very excited that you have joined us. You can visit us throughout the week and our hop posts will be at the top of our blogs. Our hop will continue until Friday, September 9th. You can visit as many times as you would like.
I have several projects for you and at the end of my post you will have a chance to win some Blog Candy! I am showcasing the brand new stamp called It’s a Wrap Holidays which can be found in the Holiday Mini. It is such a versatile set because you can stamp with it on Stampin’ Up! cardstock or use labels that you purchase at your local office supply store.
I love the colors in this card because they make me feel as though Fall is almost here! First, I made my own DSP by using Cajun Craze, More Mustard and Old Olive to stamp leaves from the set French Foliage. I stamped “Give Thanks” on Very Vanilla cardstock, cut them out and used my corner rounder on each of the corners. I popped them up with dimensionals and finished the card with a piece of Old Olive satin ribbon.
For my next project I made a box using It’s a Wrap Holidays and Batty for You to decorate the outside. I used address labels to stamp EEK! and wrapped them around chocolate which are inside the box. I have to admit that quite a few pieces of chocolate were consumed while wrapping the chocolate! My box base and top are made out of Pumpkin Pie cardstock. I used a piece of Pick Your Poison DSP, also from the Holiday Mini. The scallop is one of our Big Shot dies called Scallop Squares Duo. The cute bat, pumpkin, cat and EEK are sitting on a piece I punched out with the Postage Stamp punch. Below you can see a picture of the top and bottom, side by side.
My last project is a box I made using the Big Shot and the Bigz Clear Scallop Square die.
I originally saw this style of box on Angie Juda’s blog using the smaller scallop that I used on my previous box. I played around with it and came up with this bigger sized one. The bigger the box, the more candy you can put in it!! I used another piece of DSP from Pick Your Poison. For my shredded material, I thinly cut Pumpkin Pie and Basic Black cardstock and then scrunched it up into a ball. You could also put it through your paper crimper. My purse handle is our new Scallop Dots ribbon attached with a Designer Printed Brad.
Now it is time for BLOG CANDY!! I will randomly pick one lucky person to win the clear stamp set It’s a Wrap Holidays. All you have to do is leave me a comment by Friday, September 9th at 11:59 pm! It’s that easy!
I hope my projects have inspired you to begin working on some Halloween treats for your friends and family. I also hope that you will visit all of the Glitter Queens for more project ideas and more chances to win Blog Candy! The next stop is Eileen Cassisi. To visit her blog you can click here or use the link at the bottom of my post. In case you have missed someone along the way, links to all of the Glitter Queens can be found below. Thank you so much for stopping by!