Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Shaking It Up



I shook it up and made a Santa shaker card!!!  Pretty much of a terrible story all the way around.  Before I get to that though, just wanted to say that this cute little Santa is from Paper Smooches!  CUTE set of stamps too and I love this Santa to pieces!

Stamped Mr. St. Nick, added the Liquid Applique, and cut him out.  For some unknown crazy reason I decided to make a shaker card with him!  NO problem - every one else can do it and so can I!  I'd never made one before but it just couldn't be hard.......right!  Got the acrylic stuff glued on the frame and then added the dimensionals.  Of course I added them to the wrong side - so started over!  Finally got it all put together again, added the sequins, and then made my card!  YEA!  I did it!!!  Picked the card up and shook it - it's so cute with those sequins floating around in there - and they all fell out on the desk!  Yep!!!  You don't even want to know some of the words that came out of my sweet little mouth!  LOL!   Where's the hole!  I couldn't find where they were coming out and in case you haven't noticed those dimensionals really stick - and aren't coming apart!  Ok, started over again!  Finally got it all finished and now the sequins float around perfect.......Way too much work for me though and don't know if I'll ever tackle a shaker card again!

I'm going to enter this in the Anything Goes challenge over at Paper Smooches Sparks!





Thanks for stopping by.........and keep smiling!
Lynn


 

35 comments:

ahlers5 said...

So very cute! Glad it finally turned out well. I haven't done a shaker card yet. Maybe someday!

Benzi said...

Oh, it is absolutely the best, Lynn. But, what a funny story....because it was you and not me. HAHA It was well worth your effort. I love your floating sequins and the adorable Santa. I think you should make several of these. :-)

Tammy said...

Fantastic shaker card, just as cute as can be and the little scene you created in the shake is precious! Love your card, I have a feeling you'll do more!

*Vicki* said...

Santa is sooo darn CUTE!! What a gorgeous shaker card here Lynn!! I love the texture too!! :) HUGS

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

What a cute Shaker card! Love the use of sequins! And that fun little Santa. Very nice!

aussie aNNie said...

So gorgeous, love this creation and the most gorgeous image and colours...
My blog candy ends soon..
aNNie xx
The Journey is the Start

Linda Simpson said...

Fabulous shaker card Lynn, loving Santa he looks like a jolly little fella.
Hugs
Linda xxx

vic said...

Oh he's so sweet Lynn what another fab card :)
Hugs
Vic x

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,loving the image and fab details.xxx

Diane said...

Oh this is just so cute Lynn what a fun square Santa and shaker card design.

Hugs diane

Chrissy said...

Oh! Lynn..lol..I don't do shakers either as they just frustrate me..my shaker bits stick to my foam squares and they just stay there,but can just see and hear you when yours fell out..to be a fly on your wall listening...this adorable shaker is perfect..fun image and the sequins look fabulous on the cute background..well done to you.

luv CHRISSYxx

Jacee said...

That's a great shaker Lynn, and the santa is fab!
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Tammy said...

Awww this is so cute Lynn, I LOVE that fun Santa image!! Fabulous texture and design! I've never made a shaker card before... I'll have to give it a try because this turned out awesome!
Tammy x

Deepti said...

The cute Santa with the shaker is such a perfect combo :) Love the Santa and the red and white u used for the card

KT Fit Kitty said...

Oh, no, Lynn! And I've really been working up the courage to try a shaker card - I may just wait a bit longer - and I'll have to watch some more You Tube videos LOL. No matter how much trouble you had, this turned out AMAZING! So sorry it was such a pain to make but the result is wonderful!

Lesley said...

Beautiful card such vibrant colours - I've never made a shaker card before so I shall follow.any instructions very carefully - Lesley x

McCrafty's Cards said...

This is gorgeous Lynn
Kevin xx

Carol L said...

I had the same experience with my first (and ONLY) shaker card, so I hear you loud & clear! This really turned out cute in spite of the mishaps :) Cute Santa image:)

Maxine D said...

Oh Lynn - what words?? I am sure you were ever so sweet ;-) (Not, and I don't think mine would be either). Wonderful card, I am so glad you kept at it to get this wonderful result.
Blessings
Maxine

Judith Taylor - Wright said...

hi Lynn and fabulous card hun and thanks for hoping over my blog I still have some scheduled stuff around until the end of the month - hope to be back blogging next year love and hugs Judith x

Lori Kobular said...

What an adorable Santa and shaker card!!

NanaConnie said...

I've never done a shaker card either, Lynn, but now I have your story for "inspiration" !! I love that Santa! Great background paper in the shaker part and wonderful embossing.

Lynn McAuley said...

What a fabulously fun Christmas shaker card, Lynn!! A whimsical delight!

Anne Temple said...

What a fun shaker card! I really love that background embossing folder too.

Nancy in Iowa said...

Perfect combination of elements AGAIN! I never think of sequins until I pop over here! You think of using them in the perfect context every time!

Marilyn said...

hahahhaa.... I love this story... it's so like what happens to me except one of those little shaker buggers might have landed in my eye and blinded me for the day! It's a great card Lynn and no way can you tell the grief it caused you.

Jessi Fogan said...

I am so sorry for busting a gut laughing, lol! It does get easier with shaker cards BUT now & then the dreaded bleeping hole shows up :)
I love how it turned out!

Bonnie said...

Ha! That's why I've never tried a shaker card! I hate picking sequins up off the floor! The card sure is cute though and I think it was worth a few colorful phrases!

kel Acopan said...

haha iʻm so sorry to laugh at your frustration but your story made me crack up because iʻve been there before!! if itʻs any consolation, your card is just gorgeous!!!

lovies, =o) kel

Tracy said...

lol this made me laugh, i know where you are coming from, i love shaker cards but always ended up in a pickle making them.
BUT i do think you should make them again because this looks totally fantastic !! Have a good weekend :) x

Sassy Raggedy said...

Fabulous my friend...Love those sequins. Funny Funny story...lol Hugs, joann

MaryH said...

I'm in your camp...never made a shaker card. You made me laugh, as I'm thinking "Yeah, sounds just like what I'd do IF I tried this!" Your card is just delightful with this cute Santa, love the stitched die and your wonderful sequins...whether they shake properly or not. Still adorable! Good for you on trying & I bet you got it working right in the end! Hugs & TFS

nwilliams6 said...

Glad I stopped by to see you this morning so I could catch up a bit on your totally adorable cards Lynn. I love this Santa and your sequin snowflakes. Same thing happened to me a few years ago and I never did get it all right - that is why you never see me making them. I admire others that can successfully do them and yours is really precious. Hugz

Larissa Heskett said...

OMG!! I LOVE this to pieces!! =) I LOVE this Santa and the Shaker!! Just SO FUN!! =)THANKS so MUCH for playing along with the Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenges and have a Fabulous Week!! =) I hope you'll join us again!! =)

Brenda said...

This shaker is adorable Lynn, but sorry it gave you such a hard time. I love that santa, he is just to cute, love the paper you used inside your shaker too and the little scene. They really are easy to make, you just need to tackle another one so you have it down pat. Of course I might feel the same way you do if I had a hard time like you did. I can just image the sweet words that came out of your sweet little mouth! Cause they would have proably came out of mine too. lol Hugs, Brenda