Today I’m participating in a Paper Pros challenge – Shake it Up! I chose a birthday shaker featuring Rocky the Crab popping out of the ocean to wish you a great day! I used a nestled stitched square for the shaker part and Karen Burniston’s Rocky the Crab, Palm Tree & Pail, and Beach Edges and Agatha Edges (bottom of card) to decorate it. The Happy Birthday is from the Stampin Up SAB set Designer Tees. Perhaps a bit too much shaker bits (again!) but boy does it shake! And that’s the point 🙂 You can find all the shaker madness by clicking the links below. Hugs, Fran
Karen Burniston – http://karenburniston.typepad.com
Sandy Diller – http://sandydiller.blogspot.com
Donna Wright – http://oldredshed.blogspot.com
Shelly Hickox – http://shellyhickox.blogspot.com
Summer – Hills Painter – http://1craftypainter.blogspot.com
Karen Aicken – http://paintedmountaincards.blogspot.ca
Raquel Mason – http://raquelmason.blogspot.com
Caz Counsell –http://stampingcaz.blogspot.com
Helen Cryer – http://diningroomdrawers.blogspot.com
Kelly Booth – http://cruzinkellster.blogspot.com
Frances Byrne – http://stampowl.blogspot.com
Fran Sabad – http://fransabad.com (You are here!)
Guess what I watched last night? The opening ceremonies of the Olympics! And it inspired me to make this card. Whoever was the first person to figure out how to make the flag using the Swirly Bird dies is a genius and I salute you! I used it for the front of my patriotic card.
Inside I used Karen Burniston’s Cake Pop It Up die to make a platform for Rocky – who has clearly won the gold! The bottom of the stand is just covered with a piece of Real Red. The sentiment is from Banners for You with the Bunch of Banners Framelits.
The Olympic circles are and medal are punches and circle dies. (The punch for the circles is the 1 1/4″ with a circle die to the outside.) Doesn’t he look happy to win! Hugs, Fran
Glitter! This month challenge is glitter. That wonderful, sparkly stuff (that stays with all day) and makes all our cards special 🙂 Today’s card is Rocky the crab on an Oval Pull Card. He’s out on the sparkly sand. His sunglasses are the Santa glasses from Props 5 covered in Crystal Effects. His bright, sunny paper is Stampin Up’s Schoolhouse Designer Series paper.
Glitter is hard to photograph! It was done with the ECD Silk Microfine glitter in Cool Diamonds.
Here’s the inside. The sun is on the mechanism from the Rectangle Pull card and it’s covered in glitter. The sentiment is computer generated.
Here’s Rocky taking a better look! I’m wearing glitter today. Check out the other cards on Karen’s blog. Have a sparkly day – Hugs, Fran