February 13, 2016

Flower shaker

Hello, hello!

Soooo, I actually made the shaker frame on this card twice. I was so frustrated! It is difficult to line up fun foam and patterned paper (not cardstock) if the die cuts are narrow and intricate like Pretty Pink Posh's Scallop Frames.

But, regardless of the frame being a little crooked, I still think the card is beautiful. I hope my sister Ryan likes it. I always worry the most about the cards I make for her because she is a perfectionist like me. :) Cardmaking has actually helped me let go in many ways. Sometimes cards have goofs, but that doesn't mean they don't come from the heart.

Holy shaker, batman! I went crazy with my shaker elements. Confetti, seed beads, *and* sequins, all from Pretty Pink Posh. I have so much in there that I have covered up one entire flower and part of a second one. Hehe.

I had fun stamping the flowers from MFT's Sketched Blooms stamp set. I used inks from Lawn Fawn, Hero Arts, and Simon Says Stamp. You can never have too many reds and pinks!

I am entering my card into the Pretty Pink Posh valentine challenge. This is my second entry. I plan on entering once more when I make my final valentine tonight (for my boyfriend). I am going to make it while Shawn watches TV or something. :)

I was inspired by this card by Gayatri. I used flowers and added the colors of her sequins and blooms.


Thanks for looking, and have an awesome day! :)


  1. Your card is lovely. I, too, struggle with fun foam (it's not so fun when it gets warped going through the BigShot). I think your card looks wonderful!

  2. This is fabulous and wonderful....love the flowers filled with all those sparkles and I'm sure your sister is going to love it!