Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Smile Shaker Card–CTD #344


Howdy, all, it’s time for another Color Throwdown Challenge! Today Miss Vickie is our host and she has a really summery palette for us: light pink, light yellow, and green. Looks yummy, doesn’t it?

swatch 344

Are you getting tired of seeing shaker cards from me? I just love making them and sometimes I can’t stop myself ;-) This one is 4 1/4” square, starting with a Sweet Tooth card stock base. Then I cut TRANSFORM-ables Smile Die-namics from more Sweet Tooth card stock and then edged it with Cross-Stitch Square STAX Die-namics. I built my shaker box with heat resistant acetate for the window and foam mounting tape, added sequins and seed beads, and closed up the back with Sweet Tooth card stock. I adhered it to the card base and added some Desert Bouquet flowers, stamped with Lemon Chiffon dye ink, Tickled Pink dye ink, and Daffodil dye ink then fussy cut them out. I added them to the upper left corner, along with some Wild Greenery Die-namics, cut from Limelight card stock and called it done!

A sentiment from Totally Happy was stamped on the inside with Steel Gray dye ink.


And that’s it from me! Remember, you do not have to have the exact colors to play the Color Throwdown challenge. If you don't, just use the closest you have. So, c'mon over to the Color Throwdown blog and play along with us this week. Please use the link service to post your card and please link directly to your card so we can find it easily. And please include a link in your post to the Color Throwdown. If you upload your card to a public forum, please use the keyword CTD344 so we can see your beauty all in one place, and use #ctd344 and #colorthrowdown on social media. Hope to see you there! Be sure to check out what the other team members have come up with this week, including our incredibly talented May Guest Designer, Tenia Nelson!

Barbara Anders (<--- You are here!)   
Broni Holcombe
Joan Ervin
Jodi Collins
Lori Tecler
Monika Davis
Tammy Hershberger
Vickie Zimmer
Wanda Cullen
Tenia Nelson – May Guest Designer        

Thanks so much for stopping by! See you soon!

1CAS Supplies2_thumb1

Desert Bouquet, Totally Happy (MFT)
Lemon Chiffon dye ink, Tickled Pink dye ink, Daffodil dye ink, Steel Gray dye ink (MFT)
Sweet Tooth card stock, Limelight card stock, heat resistant acetate (MFT)
Accessories/tools: Vagabond;
Cross-Stitch Square STAX Die-namics, TRANSFORM-ables Smile Die-namics, Wild Greenery Die-namics, foam mounting tape (MFT); sequins, seed beads



  1. your card is so gorgeous in those soft colors - just such a beautiful card!! love it - it's going on my PInterest board for sure!

  2. *gasp!* A SQUARE card??? LOL What a fabulous beauty! I am so totally gonna' CASE this! (And now I freakin' NEED the cross-stitch detail dies! Darn you!)

  3. One of my all time fave shaker cards ever! LOVE this!!

  4. Such a pretty shaker Bar. Love the filling inside the shaker. Those flowers are beautiful in the corner.


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