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Interactive Teacher Gift Card Holder Card

When I saw this sketch for Crazy 4 Challenges, I didn’t have anything special in mind. But then I was looking through some old cards and saw one with a special fold that works perfectly with our sketch.

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The way I adhered the panels makes this not only interactive but also a gift card holder! There are basically two mini cards glued to the front of this card!

interactive teacher gift card inside

I will probably add a glue dot just to make sure the gift card doesn’t slip out. If I’d left a wee bit more room (probably have to make a bit larger card) I could have added some glue to the underside of the yellow card, just to the left of the fold line. Then it wouldn’t be able to slip out. But right now it’s a tight fit.

I hope you can play with our sketch this week. It’s very versatile and don’t forget you can change up the shapes or rotate, flip, mirror etc if you wish. Hope to see you over at the challenge blog!

Enjoy, Rebecca

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Hooray Balloon Card

I just got a new order from PTI so I’m having fun making cards with my new products.

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I’ve been wanting to use some awesome sequins I got from Lucy’s Cards (on Etsy) named Frosted Cupcake! SO I had to pull out some pink and brown papers. They are super old but still lovely.

I used two layers of fun foam and old clear packaging to make the shaker. I added a few ivory and brown sequins to the cupcake mixture. The confetti mixture is made using a die that comes with the shaker dies. I just glued them on to the card in what I hoped would be a semi-random pattern.

Enjoy, Rebecca

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RECIPE
Paper:
doily-local restaurant, DP-Basic grey bittersweet, blush, chocolate CS-PTI
Accessories: balloon shaker dies-PTI, fun foam-Michaels, sequins-Lucy’s, Ellen Hutson and Pretty Pink Posh

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Back to School Card for The Shabby Tea Room

Hi crafty friends! I have another edition of The Shabby Tea Room for you today! This week we were inspire by a lovely back to school photo with yummy fall colours in it.

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Aren’t shaker cards fun? Keep in mind that you can add things other than just beads, sequins, micro beads and glitter! There are lots of  new dies out there that make shaped confetti (though you may already have some small dies for flowers hearts and stars) AND you can use some larger 3-D items if you add some extra foam! I used some shaped buttons and brads, I just cut the backs off! I glued the school bus in place as I felt it would look weird upside down being so large. But everything else moves!

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This week we were sponsored by Paper Temptress. I received quite a few different papers as part of my design team sample. My favourite was the Antique gold paper I used for the frame of my shaker. It’s such a deep rich gold! The links to all the papers I used are on The Shabby Tea Room website just under my name. Just a note: The Cryogen White is my card base. I sponged it to a rich brown to better match my card front.

I hope you will visit our challenge blog! Maybe you can be our next Top Three or our Winner! And even if you don’t enter, you can take in all the gorgeous projects by The Shabby Girls and leave comments! Thanks so much for joining me today!

Enjoy, Rebecca

RECIPE
Stamps:
Graphic 45 An ABC Primer
Ink: Archival Brown, Vintage Photo, Fired Brick, Scattered Straw, Walnut Stain-Distress, Memento black
Paper: All Paper Temptress except Patterned papers by Graphic 45 and green leaf-old olive CS-SU!
Accessories: Jesse James buttons (inside shaker), sequins-various, red button-Basic Grey, hardware-SU!, flowers-Really Reasonable Ribbon, measuring tape twill, lace-stash

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Butterfly Shaker Card

This is for the latest CAS(e) this sketch Challenge.

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I immediately thought about the center rectangle as a recessed area leaving the outer edge was a frame rather than elevating it as a panel. So what to fill the frame with? Of course, a shaker pocket!

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I used Lawn Fawn and Pretty Pink Posh sequins along with Martha Stewart heart glitter which is so big it’s more like small confetti pieces. The inner panel was cut from the middle after stamping. It was a bit tricky getting the inner panel aligned correctly after adding all the foam without letting the sequins fall out. So I closed the back by replacing the panel and attaching it to the foam on the frame with a piece of copy paper. Then I added the entire thing to the card base.

Click on the sketch to visit the challenge.

Enjoy, Rebecca

RECIPE
Stamps:
Altenew
Ink: chocolate, hawaiian shores, hibiscus burst, raspberry fizz-PTI
Paper: white, aqua mist, hibiscus burst CS-PTI
Accessories: foam tape-Dollar store, sequins-as above, rectangle die-Spellbinders, Wink of Stella pen, love you die-SSS

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Shabby Love Story Card

I think I made this for a sketch challenge that I didn’t enter… AGAIN! Ugh…

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I finally got some new lighting (Happy Anniversary to me!) so I hope that my pictures will look better from now on. (I don’t know yet what this one will look like as my monitor isn’t great. I check my iPhone to see if they are too dark etc. Not sure if that is accurate either!) At least one side of the background won’t look greenish while the other looks pinkish! I have two lamps with identical day light bulbs yet one has a  different colour cast than the other. Weird…

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This is a new (to me) set from MFT. I love the fronts they pair in these sentiments. I cut my paper carefully to eliminate any Valentine’s sentiments or images as this is from a paper pack called Fourteen. I designed the card so as to leave as much of the GORGEOUS background paper as possible. Ain’t it purdy? As you can see, this is an easel card. I like making them because I can work on a card front and still decide at the last minute to make it an easel-style card. Other specialty cards take lots of measurements and planning. I don’t think of them until it’s too late.

Enjoy, Rebecca

RECIPE
Stamp:
MFT Love Story
Ink: London Fog Memento, Frayed Burlap Distress
Paper: Crate Fourteen DP, PTI Blush CS
Accessories: scalloped punch EK Success, lace-Fabricland, buttons-SU!, doily die, loopy border die-PTI, foam dots-The Sticky Stuff Store, hand-dyed Hug Snug Seam Binding ribbon

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Sparkle and Shine Snowflake Shaker Card

Whew! That’s quite the title huh?

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I recently watched a video by Jennifer McGuire about making a shaker card with a sponged background. I decided to CASE her idea.

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I used extra thick foam underneath so I’d have lots of room for shaker goodies. I always overfill so I gave myself some more room. There’s clear, white and a few silver sequins, microbeads and tinsel glitter. I also tossed in a silver embossed snowflake die cut I made for another project and didn’t use. My silver embossed sentiment didn’t show up too well against the shimmery background, should have used white, so I shadowed the letters with a dark grey Copic marker.

I’ve made this for a few challenges: Mojo Monday 375 and the JUGS challenge #270 “sparkle”.

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Enjoy, Rebecca

RECIPE
Stamps:
SSS
Ink: Versamark, Distress inks – Broken China, Faded Jeans, Dusty Concord, Seedless Preserves
Paper: all from SSS Dec Card Kit
Accessories: silver EP-SU!, foam sheet-Sticky Stuff Store, sequins-Pretty Pink Posh and SSS, snowflake die-large from Spellbinders, small from MFT, tinsel glitter, microbeads-MS, Copic marker, Perfect Pearls spray

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Sparkle and Shine Vellum Shaker Card

I’ve seen so many cards based on this month’s Simon Says Stamp card kit, it was hard to come up with something original. I think I’ve done a pretty good job.

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I used the sequins from the kit along with a few other gold and white ones from my stash and I added some chunky gold glitter too. I loved the little heart border so I used it on my vellum shaker. The thread is gold though it’s hard to tell right now. I actually used two layers of vellum then adhered the shaker pocket to the card base. Not sure if that was the best idea because it buckled somewhat even though I held it closed with paperclips. I saw Jennifer McGuire do a similar card (after I made mine) and she sewed one layer of vellum right to the card base. Maybe next time!

Enjoy, Rebecca

RECIPE
Stamps:
Sparkle & Shine-SSS
Ink: Versamark
Paper: both from Kit
Accessories: gold thread?, sequins-kit, Sulyn

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Happy 5th Blog-iversary Unscripted Sketches! and Giveaway

ETA: I apologize this didn’t post earlier. For some reason my pre-scheduled post didn’t go up as planned at 8am. So sorry.

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Congrats on 5 awesome years! This week we have some special prizes on the Unscripted Sketches blog so be sure to visit right after you read this post. Don’t leave yet though because I have blog candy here too! But first up is my card.

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A friend is going through a rough time so I thought I’d send her a Thinking of You card. I dug out these older, gorgeous Webster’s Pages papers and I’m so glad I did. I cut the mirror on the bottom left with an X-acto before I die cut the label shape so I could exclude it. If you’ve never done this technique before, you just cut the part you want to exclude carefully then tuck the die underneath.

I used leftover Spellbinders packaging to create the window for my shaker. I really should make shakers more often, they are so much fun! You can see the sequins inside but it also has microbeads that you can’t see as well.

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So, now the moment you’ve been waiting for… I am offering blog candy! I’ve been making lots of jewelry lately so I am offering a silver bar necklace like the one above, with your choice of colour of crystal or stone (from the colours I have). I will contact the winner to find out more about their preferences. So, what do you have to do to enter? It’s easy. Sign up for my email updates (over on the sidebar), leave me a comment saying you signed up AND enter to win at Unscripted Sketches. You can enter by commenting or entering a card or both but if you enter a card, you may come back and leave another comment saying you did so for another chance to win! If the winner I pick hasn’t entered at Unscripted Sketches, I will choose again. I will pick the winner next Saturday and she will have 48 hours to reply.

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I hope you all enjoy the festivities, other designers are offering blog candy too so be sure to visit all of them. I hope you love this week’s sketch, I thought it was super fun.

Enjoy, Rebecca

RECIPE
Stamps:
Thinking of You-SSS
Ink: Teal Zeal-Memento, Antique Linen Distress
Paper: Webster’s Pages, moss CS-PTI
Accessories: pearls, rhinestones-Kaisercraft, sequins-Ellen Hutson, microbeads-MS, foam dots-Sticky Stuff Store, foam strips-?, roses and leaves-Michaels, white flowers-Prima, ribbon-Dharma Trading

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Shabby Baby Card for Unscripted Sketches

This sketch was a lot of fun! Some of them kinda stump me at first but this one flowed easily!

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The ‘Baby’ die is by Marianne I think and the baby things are by Memory Box. They are really quite teensy, for comparison, this is a 5×7 card. The bottle and rattle are about a bit less than an inch high and the soother is only about 3/8” high!

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I coloured them with Copics and oh, so gently sponged them with Distress ink. I also had to be very careful with the word to get ink sponged on the inside areas of the die. I used a Fantastik for the tiny areas. It’s like a sponge tipped pen you can dip in ink. Also good for fixing missed areas of solid stamping.

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The papers are from Little Darlings and G45’s patterns and solids pack. The baby face flower is a chipboard piece. The greyish buttons are Mother of Pearl and look so much nicer IRL!

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I have a couple girlfriends who are pregnant right now so hopefully one of them has a little girl! I have several boy cards already in my stash.

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I do hope to see you over at Unscripted Sketches later this week! We’d love to have you join us! Even if you can’t play. be sure to check out the DT’s awesome projects; they are a talented bunch!

Enjoy, Rebecca

RECIPE
Ink:
Frayed burlap Distress ink
Paper: G45, Ivory CS-PTI
Accessories: EK Success mini scalloped punch, PTI buttons, MOP buttons-Ebay, G45 chipboard, Marianne Baby die, baby things die-Memory Box, Copic Markers, Flowers-Wild Orchid Crafts, Lace-stash, ivory iridescent sequins-Ellen Hutson

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Snowman Shaker Card for Unscripted Sketches #233

I decided to make a shaker card for this week’s Unscripted Sketches. It’s always fun to make something beyond a basic card!

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In the shaker box I added white glitter, tinsel glitter and microbeads. Microbeads are idea because they heavy enough to not stick to the acetate window. The tinsel glitter doesn’t stick much either but the regular glitter sure does! The snowman is popped up on foam dots so my shaker is two foam layers thick.

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I die cut the frame but since my dies weren’t quite the right size, I partial die cut both ends of the rectangle. It’s a great way to get more use from your dies. I used mirrored paper to cut the big snowflake and I used heat n stick powder to add glitter to the white one.

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Please come and play with us at Unscripted Sketches this week! We’ve been a bit down in numbers lately so that  means there’s an even better chance of your project making the top three! It’s such a good feeling to be chosen!

Enjoy, Rebecca

RECIPE
Stamps:
SU!
Ink: not quite navy-SU!, Memento black
Paper: CTMH, not quite navy-SU!
 Accessories: snowflake dies-MFT, snowflake ribbon-May Arts, rectangle nesties, tinsel glitter, microbeads-MS, Stampendous white glitter,