Friday, May 6, 2016

shake, rattle and roll

time for another brand new prompt at ♥JINGLE BELLES♥ and this week we're pretty excited because both the idea and the awesome title, "Shake, Rattle and Roll" came from our lovely friend and fellow belle, sybrina k, who is not only a very talented cardmaker, but also introduced us to a great organization called send a smile 4 kids which collects and sends handmade greetings to in-patient children at hospitals around the country, so be sure to check that out! meanwhile you may be wondering what the brief is this time? well, basically we want to see cards that have an interactive element* of some sort: shakers, sliders, pop-ups, games, fancy folds, hidden pockets, those cool "box cards" that have been making the rounds... well, you get the idea, right? here's what i made:

wintery deer image from an old xmas card; window made from a scrap of inkjet transparency; patterned paper: pebbles; florals: petaloo; microbeads of unknown origin... from my last LSS that closed a few (ok, many!) years ago; adhesives: staples brand gluetape, 3m foam tape, sewing machine

yep, it's a shaker card, shocker, eh??! i love making these, but i rarely do so without a push, so i took the opportunity and ran with it. (for that matter, i may take it again NEXT WEEK and run with it one more timet, lol!) i used a greeting card i saved a few xmases ago as the interior of the shaker; a scrap of inkjet transparency for the window (i like to sew around it to make absolutely sure it's ON THERE!) and clear microbeads as the shaking part of the shaker card. had planned on adding a bit more decor to the outside of the card, but it seemed like the sweet little deer got lost when i did that, so in the end i went with a strip of paper and a couple of burlap poinsettias, as suggested by sketch #272 from sketch saturday, since it's an archive week and we can pick from an assortment:

sybrina and stephanie each have something absolutely wonderful to show you, so please hop over to ♥JINGLE BELLES♥ and check it out!

*need help with the "interactive" part of this fortnight's assignment? there are lots of Pinterest Boards and Tutorial Forums that are filled with ideas, or you can use one of ours: check out the JB blog to see what we (and later this week, the readers, lol!) are up to!


  1. I am digging your mixy-matchy patterns here! And those poinsettias are just gawjuss. I'm like you on the shaker-- need a push. Aren't you glad you did it, though? Looks awesome!

  2. this is just Awesome, love the scene, the papers, the flower. great take on the sketch. Love this card!!!

  3. Oh this is so sweet, what a pretty Christmas card. Thanks for playing on Sketch Saturday, Hazelx

  4. Absolutely gorgeous! Great recycling on that Christmas card too. Love the mix of papers on here and the pretty blooms.

  5. I always feel slightly scared that I'm getting behind when I spot Christmas cards. Should I be making mine already! It seems like last winter only just finished last week!!! But I do love this pretty card and I especially love your lovely flowers! Thank you for joining in the fun with the Sketch Saturday team! Hugs, Lesley

  6. So beautiful!
    This is perfect for Christmas!
    I like the way you've used the sketch!
    Thank you for joining us at Sketch Saturday this week!

  7. This is a gorgeous card. I love that texture from the poinsettia, and I love that its not red.

  8. hi
    fun card
    thanks for joining us at sketch saterday
    hugs Lisbeth DT


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