Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Shaking the 411

I love checking out the sketches at Stamping 411, but don't seem to find time to play along as often as I would like.   This week, the sketch was just too appealing, and when I saw that Hand Stamped Sentiments had a challenge to make a shaker card, I thought the two would work well together!  This is my first EVER shaker card and it was a very easy technique thanks to my shaker frames!!
The funky dotted border was made using the eyelet border punch.  I had estimated my strip of paper a little too narrow, but when I looked at it, I thought it looked pretty cool anyway!

A close up of the shaker window and all of it's glittery goodness...

It's almost my bedtime, so I'm going to cut this short and hurry off to link it to the two challenges! Thanks for visiting!

Card Recipe: Cardstock-old olive, marina mist, whisper white, Paisley Petals DSP, Ink-marina mist, Stamp Set-Precious Butterflies, Accessories-2 3/8 scallop circle punch, eyelet border punch, 3/4 circle punch, snowburst embossing folder, basic pearls, dazzling details, shaker frame, glass and fine glitter


  1. Fabulous shaker card! Love all those butterflies and that DP.

  2. Perfect paper choice for your beautiful butterfly shaker card. My gosh, that's a great picture showing off all the shimmers. :)
    Thank you for your wonderful message you left me on my blog too! Your versatility in music ROCKS!!!
    Big hugs to you,
    Lisa xx

  3. Love all the bling on this one Margaret. What a cool use of the eyelet border punch.

  4. such fab bold DP you've used on your card and what a cleaver shaker! Cards can never have too much glitter in my book! And what a fun new twist on the eyelet border punch...Thanks for playing along this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments!

  5. Very pretty card!!! Love the DSP and the detail around the shaker!! Great job!!! Thank you for participating with us at Han Stamped Sentiments!! Amy L.

  6. Hi Margaret! Wowza, look at all of this pretty sparkle and shine! Love it! I really like the cool way you used the border punch, too. Very creative...I have to give that a try. Have a great day! Happy Friday! :)

  7. Thank you for your kind words left on my blog. Yes, no bows whenever possible! I love shaker cards. Great job.

  8. Great idea to have the butterflies encircle the window. The pearls and sparkle make this card a gem. Thanks for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiment.

  9. Very pretty! Love all the bling. So glad you joined us this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments.


  10. I'm glad you decided to try out a shaker card. I think it turned out beautifully. I like the frame you chose for it, too. Looks like the butterfly landed on the flower. So cute! Thank you for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

  11. What a pretty card. Love all the glitter and pearls!!


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