There’s no better occasion than a birthday to get as festive as possible by including shaker elements packed with glitter, sequins, or confetti. If shakers aren’t your style, including a cute critter careening across your card with a slider element is another exciting option. Shaker and interactive elements are a joy both to create AND receive so do yourself a favor and join us this month in crafting cards that move you.
I’ll take any occasion to create a shaker so I was excited when I saw this challenge! AND since I had never gotten around to using Happy Birthday Block Die-namics, it gave me the perfect opportunity to rectify that!
I started by cutting it from some Sweet Tooth card stock, trimmed it off square, and adhered clear acetate card stock to the back, used foam tape for the “dam” filled with sequins and seed beads, and closed it up with Sweet Tooth card stock covered with some paper from Candy Land Paper Pack. Images from Polar Penguin were stamped on No Line Coloring card stock with Extreme Black hybrid ink, cut out with the coordinating Die-namics, and colored with Copic markers.
The sentiment, from BB Penguins in Paradise, was stamped at the bottom of a Sweet Tooth card stock base, hemp cord was tied around, and the shaker element adhered to the top. The colored images were adhered with foam tape and I called it done!
Now, it's your turn. You have until Wednesday, December 18th, at noon EST to add your link and be eligible for the prize of $50 in MFT Cash to be spent in the MFT boutique. Winners are chosen at random, so everyone has a chance!
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Stamps: Polar Penguins, BB Penguins in Paradise
Die-namics: Happy Birthday Block, Polar Penguins
Patterned Paper: Candy Land
Hybrid Ink: Extreme Black
MFT Card Stock/Specialty Papers: Sweet Tooth, No Line Coloring
Supplies/Tools: foam mounting tape, Smart Grid Paper Pad, Mini MISTI, Mini MISTI Grid Paper Pad, MISTI Bar Magnets, Square Bone Folder, Scor-Buddy, craft tweezers, 1/8” ScorTape
Other: Die-cutting machine, paper cutter, Copic markers, tape runner, Multi Medium Matte Glue, Precision Tip Glue Applicator Bottle, QuickStik Pick-up Tool, plastic eraser, sequins, seed beads, clear acetate card stock, hemp cord