Thursday, January 7, 2016

Doggone Good Birthday Card

Today over at the Outlawz Twisted Thursday Challenge, our "twist" is pets/animals. You can include any animal you'd like if you want to follow the twist! Hope you can join us!
I love shaker cards and have been making a lot of them recently! They are so much fun! I knew I wanted to make a shaker card with this adorable image from this month's sponsor Sitichy Bear.

I made a top hinge card using Spellbinders Grand Scalloped Squares. I used a sheet of adhesive foam for the layer between the clear plastic and the card front. I die cut oodles of bones, balloons and stars from an Avery Elle Balloon set and a Top Dog Dies dog set. Then I added some sequins and seed beads, also. After assembling the shaker part, I added my top layer of card stock using this adorable pattern with dog dishes on it! Then I die cut more bones and the 2 dogs and their bow/collar from the same Top Dog Dies set I used earlier. I also used 2 Tim Holtz Sizzix dies for the splatter and string circle. I fussy cut a dog tag from the other side of this pattern paper and stamped "Wishing you a doggone good day!" on it using a Close to My Heart stamp. I used a cut file on my Silhouette to add a larger bone to the dog tag and colored it gray. Then I added some twine to the dog tag and attached it to the string circle die cut. The presents with the paw prints on them came with the Stitchy Bear digi, and I sized and cut out 2 of them using my Silhouette. I colored them with Copic markers and used foam squares to adhere them.
Inside the square aperture, I fussy cut a dog house from the reverse side of this pattern paper and adhered it with glue tape. Then I adhered my digi with glue tape after coloring it with Copic and MEXPY markers. I was excited that I had the right greens to match the colors in the patterned paper exactly!
Here's a close-up of the shaker elements:
I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
One Stitch at a Time Challenge: use some red

Allsorts W,3E What's new? (digi stamp)
Cardz 4 Galz 2W,3E #13 Something New (+ DT Call) (W1 of 2) 
Craft Rocket Challenges 2W,3E #6 Happy Anything (W1 of 2)  
Crafty Girls Creations 2W,3E Always Anything Goes
Sieze The Birthday 2W Birthday + Topping: Anything Goes (W1 of 2)
Crafter's Cafe (2W, P1/15,E3, F) #140 Square Cards
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper (M,P1) Anything goes with Patterned Paper
Creative Craft Cottages Challenges (2W,P1/15,E3) #54 Add Some Sparkle
Crafting By Designs - W,F, 3E -  January Anything Goes
Creative Moments - 2W, 3E - #84 Always Anything Goes/ optional twist New Beginnings  (Week 1 of 2) 

Inspiration Destination - W, F- #67 Always Anything Goes
The Male Room - 2W, masculine projects only -  #26 Theme - Anything Goes  (Week 1 of 2) 
Paper Shelter Challenge - W,3E, SIO - #230 Punches and/or Dies 
Scrapy Land Challenges -1st and #3rd Wed of Month, Must use a die sold by Scrapy Land -#33 Anything Goes PLUS Use Any Brand of Die Scrapy Land Sales (week 1 of 2)
Simon Says Stamp - W, 5E - Something New (new Sizzix dies and new digi stamp)
WordArt Wednesdays - W,5E , scriptural word art freebie offered each week - #217 Anything Goes  Challenge Runs 2 Weeks

Crafty Sentiment Designs W, 1E, SIO - Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew 2W - #103 Anything Goes (week 3)
Deep Ocean Challenge 2W - #119 - Anything Goes (runs till Jan 11)
Everybody-Art-Challenge W - #351 Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread 2W, E3, no digital projects Always Anything Goes (Week 1) 
Through The Craft Room Door W, 2E - Always Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - W, E3, FAlways Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - W, E3 - Always Anything Goes
Crafty Boots - 2W, SIO - (Week 1) Something Old, Something New (new digi stamp and Sizzix dies, old Spellbinder dies)
Not Just Cards - M, F - (January) Always Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - W, 5E - Something New (new digi stamp and new Sizzix dies)
The Crazy Challenge - 2W, 4E - (Deadline Jan 10) Celebrations
Come and Get It WUnlimited Something New (new digi and Sizzix dies)
Dragonfly Journeys -W, E5  They Say It's Your Birthday
Glitter n Sparkle - W - #169 Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - 2W (1st and 3rd Sunday) E3 #25 Anything Goes   (W1 of 2)
Quirky Crafts - 2W - Let's Quirky Celebrate
Robyn`s Fetish - W #297 Anything Goes
Allsorts W,3E What's new? 
Catch The Bug W,3E,SIO anything goes 
Crafty Friends Challenge 2W,(W1) - use something new (digi and Sizzix dies)


  1. Your card is amazing, Carrie. I love shaker cards first of all, and then, wow, all the elements you added to this!!! I just can't stop looking and finding more and more. This must have taken you days LOL!

  2. Carrie, this card is so much fun! I'm so impressed by all the detailing on this sweet colorful card. One of my favorites of your cards!

  3. I love shaker cards, Carrie, and yours is amazing! You have added so many fun elements, I just love it!

  4. This shaker card is too adorable. you have added so many wonderful elements. Love the Scottie and the Poodle and the gifts wit paws. The little bones are too cute as a shaker element. Well cone and thanks so much for sharing your creation with us at Scrapy Land Challenge 33.

  5. Awesome. Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Craft Your Passion this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.


    Tammi, DT

    makememories4life {My Blog}

  6. What a fun shaker card. so bright and cheery.
    Thanks for joining in over at Cardz4Guyz. :)

  7. Fabulous shaker card and love the fun image-brilliant paper and embellishments-made me smile as soon as I saw it -----Thank you for joining us at Crafting From The Heart
    Carol DT x

  8. I just love this shaker card it's so adorable love all your trimmings there so cool..thank you for sharing your card with us and good luck hope to see you next time..
    Hugs Babs Cardz 4 Galz DT X

  9. What a darling shaker card, Carrie! Wonderful bright colors and embellishments. Thanks so much for playing along in our "Celebrations" challenge at Quirky Crafts this month. Good luck in the draw and come play again.
    NanaConnie DT

  10. Love this dog-gone cute shaker card!! The embellishments you used work together perfectly! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapy Land Challenge #33!

  11. Happy colors this is a fun card TFS Craft Rocket Challenges Lis DT

  12. Shaker cards are so much fun! Love the detail...down to the little paw prints on the boxes. Great job! Thanks for sharing at Craft Rocket Challenges. Barbara DT

  13. This is amazing. Love all the elements, perfectly done. Thanks for joining in at Crafty Boots Challenges this time.

  14. Wow! So much dogginess going on! Great ideas for the shaker contents too. Thanks for playing at The Male Room.

  15. What a fun card and thank you so much for sharing your project and for playing along with us over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog... :) x

  16. This is super - so many fab details. Thanks so much for playing along with our Anything Goes challenge at The Male Room!

  17. Hi Carrie! This is soooo fun and I just love the shaker elements you put in there too. Great colors! Thanks so much for joining my challenge, and I hope to see you again soon :)

    Jeannie T.
    Dragonfly Journeys

  18. Lovely card, thanks for sharing at Inspiration Destination and good luck. Wendy DT x

  19. I absolutely love this fun and well detailed card...lovin' all the bright colors! Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at TTCRD this week, good luck! Looking forward to seeing you again next challenge.
    Denice - TTCRD DT

  20. Thanks for sharing your third card with Crafty Friends 'Use Something New' Challenge... the image on your card is so cute, its a great card, I LOVE it, certainly made me smile... good luck in the challenge, Diane Louise (DT) xx

  21. This is gorgeous. Thank you for joining the challenge of Creative Craft Cottage.
    Have a nice day.
    Greetings Anneke

  22. Another fabulous card, there is so much going on. Your shaker element, with all of the little die cuts, and the great image and papers.

    Thank you for joining in the fun with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  23. WOW! What a fun shaker card. Its fab! Thanks for sharing with us this fortnight. Lisa DT Creative Craft Cottage

  24. What a great shaker card.Just love the fun colours and all the elements work around the image beautifully.Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments.Hope to see you again next week.
    Lisa x

  25. Great shaker card. Lots of doggy details. Thank you for joining us at Not Just Cards this month. Judy DT

  26. A dog lovers delight, so many wonderful details on this lovely shaker card. Thank you so much for taking time to post your very creative art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday in our 217th- FF AG challenge! Our first challenge in 2016. Praying you will have a Blessed, Prosperous, Peaceful and Creative 2016, Carole

  27. Gorgeous card Carrie :-) the little pupsters are adorable and I love the papers and shaker design, the confetti is fabulous!

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Lols x x x

  28. What a fabulous shaker card and the dog is so cute!
    Thanks so much for joining the fun!

  29. Lovely card!! Sweet colours and layout" Thanks for playing with us at TPS this week! Good Luck! Hug Lena

  30. FUN, Fun, Fun - loved this delightful card and the dog theme was so cute. Thanks so much for joining us this month at the Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

  31. Fabulous shaker card! Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday!

  32. Awww this is so fun, love the cute doggie image and shaker style of your card. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Friends this time and good luck xx

  33. What a fun shaker card! Thank you for joining in the Anything Goes challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.

  34. What a beauty!!! Thank you for joining our challenge at Scrapy Land Blog!
    Samra DT
    Paper Talk with Samra

  35. Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at The Crafter's Cafe.
    Fiona DT xxx

  36. Carrie, This is a fantastic shaker card! Love everything about it. Thank you for joining us at Scrapy Land.
    Hugz from Wisconsin, Patricia
    Scrapy Land Store
    rubber stamping is my game blog

  37. An amazing design - love all the different elements.

    Thanks for joining us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends and we look forward to seeing you again soon.


  38. This is lovely card. Thank you for joining The Crazy Challenge.
    Stefi DT

  39. Fabolous shaker card. Love that dog. Thanks for playing at Lemon Shortbread and good luck. Hope to see you back tomorrow for a new challenge. Bettina DT Member Lemon Shortbread xx