Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Happy Christmas Little Star Shaker Card

This month over at The Outlawz Progressive Freebie Challenge, we were given this adorable digi from All Dressed Up Stamps to use. I'd been thinking about what I wanted to do with it since the first of the month and finally felt like a shaker card with non-traditional Christmas colors would be fun. This image could easily be converted to a birthday card by simply erasing the Christmas star, also.
I sized up my digi using my Silhouette Design Studio software and then printed her onto white cardstock. I colored her with Copic and MEXPY markers and die cut her with the largest die in the Anja's Square set by Marianne Design. Then I die cut 2 frames out of adhesive foam using dies from the same set. I also die cut a layer of clear cardstock with one of the dies to cover the opening of my shaker card.
I adhered 1 frame to the die cut and added some glitter, sequins and stars to the opening. I adhered my clear cardstock covering to the first frame with 1/8th inch Scor-tape. Then I added my 2nd frame on top of the clear cardstock layer. I'm disappointed that my blue tinsel glitter stuck to the inside of the clear cardstock (too much static, I guess!), but otherwise I think it turned out well.
I made a top-hinge card with pink cardstock using the largest die from the same Marianne set I'd been using and adhered my shaker element to it with glue tape.
Crafty Creations - 2W - #305 Anything Goes  (Week 1 of 2)
Crafty Gals Corner -  W, E2 - #51 Anything Goes
Creative Moments - 2W, 3E - #83 Always Anything Goes/ optional Traditional Christmas 
Fresh Brewed Designs - W, 5E - Anything Goes Christmas Runs till Dec 29)
Inspiration Destination - W, F- #65 Always Anything Goes 
Scrapy Land Challenges -1st and #3rd Wed of Month, Must use a die sold by Scrapy Land -#32 Holidays PLUS Use Any Brand of Die Scrapy Land Sales (week 2 of 2)
WordArt Wednesdays - W,5E , scriptural word art freebie offered each week - #215 Anything Goes  Challenge Runs 2 Weeks
Color Throwdown - W - Color Challenge* #373 Runs until Dec. 28th
Card and Scrap (2W, P1/15) #108 Anything Goes
Craft and Smash (M,P1) Sequins
 Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge Extra (M,P1) Anything goes as long as it is Christmas
Creative Craft Cottages Challenges (2W,P1/15,E3) #54 Add Some Sparkle
Creative Craft Cottage Digi Creations (2W, P1/15, E3) #39 Anything Goes
Happy Little Stampers Christmas (M,P5) Star
Lunagirl (M, P1, E3) Angels
Marianne's Design Divas (M,P15,SIR) Anything Goes
Natalie and Amy's Challenge (M,P30) #39 Christmas
Oddball Art Stamps (M,P15, E5, Must use a digi stamp) Christmas or Winter
Sparkles Forum Christmas (M,P1) # 59 Die Cuts for Christmas
Creative Card Crew 2W - #103 Anything Goes (week 1)
Deep Ocean Challenge 2W - #119 - Anything Goes (Week 2)
Die Cuttin' Divas W, must include a Die-cut - #247 ATG Christmas
Going Grey With Scrap-Creations 2W2E Christmas
Inky Chicks W, 3E, cards & altered items - #60 - Merry Christmas (challenge runs till the end of December)
Lemon Shortbread 2W, E3, no digital projects Always Anything Goes (Week 1) 
Through The Craft Room Door W, 2E - Always Anything Goes
Tuesday Morning Sketches  #332 - Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown W- #274 -  Anything Goes - runs till Jan 4
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - M, 2nd Monday, 1E - (November/December) Sparkle
Crafting from the Heart - W, E3 - Always Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - W, E3 - Always Anything Goes
Love to Scrap - 2W, 3E, F, digi or real stamping - (Week 1) Anything Goes
Melonheadz Friends Challenge - 2W, 2E, SIO - (Week 1) Christmas
613 Avenue Create - W - #154 Anything goes
Dragonfly +Dreams - M – December-Holiday Cards
Glitter n Sparkle - W - #168 Glittery, Sparkly Christmas
Lacy Sunshine - 2W, 3E, SIO, digi available -  Christmas Confections (W1 of 2)
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - 2W (1st and 3rd Sunday) E3 #24 Anything Goes   (W1 of 2)
The Glory of Christmas (The Christmas Challenge)  - 2W -  #74 Anything Goes (W2 of 3)
Crafty Friends Challenge 2W,(W1) - anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas W,must be Christmas anything goes Christmas
Di's Digis Designs 3E,2W,SIO (W1)anything Christmas
My Time to Craft 2W (W1 ) Last minute Christmas makes
My Sheri Crafts 2W (W1) Christmas spirit 
Send a Smile for Kids 2W, 2E (W2) winter fun for kids closes 1st Jan
Fussy and Fancy - 2W - No.154 - (W2 of 2) - Happy Holidays
QKR Stampede – W, 4E, SIO  No. 170 - Christmas
Simply Papercraft - 2WE3 - No. 20 (W1 of 2) - Always Anything Goes
Stempelsonnen Challenge - 2W, 3E, stamp as main focus - No.156 - (W2 of 2) - Always Anything Goes (challenge runs till Dec 31)
The Stamping Boutique - 2W, (2nd & 4th Friday) SIO - No.72 -  (W2 of 2) - Add Sparkle
Wags 'n Whiskers - 2W, 2E, SIO - No. 168 - (W2 of 2) -  Fairies and Elves
In The Pink 2W,3E #84 Pink Christmas (in pink of course) (W2 of 2)
Simon Says Stamp - W, 5E Make it Sparkle
Pile it On: ATG Christmas or Winter


A Gem of a Challenge 2W (W2)  Christmas anything goes


  1. Really cute shaker card. Love the shape. Thanks for playing along with us at LTSCB and good luck. Hugs, Robin

  2. Great card, love the shape you chose for this project! Yes, I too, learn the hard way to use my anti-static tool when working with window cards! Nicely crafted, still. Thanks for sharing with us here at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana, Owner

  3. great card! thank you for your entry in the Craft and Smash challenge :) Serena from the DT

  4. A lovely card! love all the glitter n sparkle in the shaker card! Thanks for sharing your creativity with us this week, at Glitter n Sparkle... Vic, DT x

  5. Lovely Card. Great Shape and so sparkly. Thanks for sharing with us this fortnight. Lisa DT CCC Digi Creations

  6. Wonderful card, thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage.
    Merry Christmas. xxx

  7. Adorable! Thank you for joining us for Tuesday Morning Sketches.

  8. Hi Carrie! You make the sweetest cards, and I feel so very blessed that you take the time to include us in the challenges where you play along and share your talents. Thanks SO MUCH for stopping by. Have a blessed weeek!
    Word Art Wednesday

    P.S. You are also most welcome to stop by and play along with us in our Anything Goes Challenges at CropStop. I hope you will join us.

  9. Gorgeous card Carrie thank you for joining us over on Inspiration Destination
    Dianne x

  10. Very cute shaker card!
    Thank you for joining in with the 'Anything Goes' challenge at Crafty Creations. Mia - DT Member xx

  11. great card. thanks for play with us at card and scrap. DT Graciela

  12. A sweet card, thanks for sharing with Simply Papercraft!

  13. Adorabile il tuo progetto bravissima! Complimenti! Grazie per aver partecipato al challenge di Craft and Smash! Ciao LittlefrogRanocchia!

  14. Such an adorable little shaker card. Love the die you used!

    Thank you for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner for our Anything Goes challenge.

  15. A cute shaker card. Thanks for joining us at the HLS Christmas challenge this month. Carol DT x

  16. What a fun shaker card! Love it!! I need to learn how to make it so my shaking stuff doesn't stick to the plastic...I wonder if rubbing a dryer sheet on the plastic would help? Hmm...You've made me think! haha Ouch! LOL So glad you came Through ‘The Craft Room Door’ to play! Can't wait to see more of your talent!
    Karen C

  17. Adorable shaker card! Such a sweet image! Love the shape too!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!


  18. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Sparkles Christmas challenges

    Helen P (DT) x

  19. wonderful card!! thank you for your entry in the Craft and smash challenge!

  20. What a sweet and fun card!!
    Thanks for playing along this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!!
    Debbie (TMS DT)
    Debbie's Dash of This and That

  21. A really cute image and great design and layout. Such a shame that the static caught the glitter to the front. Thanks for joining in with our 'Happy Holidays' challenge at Fussy and Fancy, and good luck
    Eileen x

  22. Card great shape. It's so sweet. Thank you for sharing with HLS CC. I wish you a happy new year and I hope you'll join us next year.
    BozenA DT HLS

  23. Lovely card! Thank you for joining our challenge at Craft and Smash! Letizia DT

  24. Fabulous project. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Crafty Hazel Nuts this month.
    All the best for 2016!
    Fiona DT xx

  25. cute shaker card and these dies are my fave at the moment-to stop static wipe over with talc---Thank you for joining us at CCC Digi Creations
    Carol DT x

  26. What a sweet card, glad you could joine the Crafty Friends challenge this time, good luck, hugs Blankina

  27. I love shaker cards and this one is gorgeous Carrie.
    hank you for joining our challenge at
    Creative Craft Cottage this week and good luck.. Ursula Uphof DT

  28. Such a fun shaker card!

    Thank you for participating in the MelonHeadz Friends Challenge!

  29. Cute card and I love the shaker idea for Christmas cards. Thank you for joining in the In The Pink Challenge this time. Hope to see you again.

    Hugs, Vannessa
    In The Pink DT

  30. Beautiful shaker card! Love the fun colors and sweet image. Thanks for playing along with us at Lacy Sunshine! Best of luck to you!
    ~ Bonnie DT