Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Try Me Tuesday w/ My Creative Time

Good Morning and welcome to 
Try Me Tuesday with My Creative Time!

Today’s try me is to make a card with a window. This can be a simple opening revealing a sentiment, an image on the inside or whatever way you want to interpret a ‘"window".
For my project I made a shaker card using the 4x4 Journal Die + More set as my window.
Here is my card.....
Since my son is turning 11 in a few weeks, I thought I would make this card for him. He loves when I make these shaker cards (thinks they are so cool..LOL) and his favorite color is blue.
 I used several My Creative Time dies for this card, and followed the sketch from Seize the Sketch for my card LO.
So here is how I made this.... I started out by cutting my card mat from the Echo Park~All about a Boy paper pack. I added my banner pieces by using the bottom of the arrow die from the 4x4 Journal Die + More and die cutting them in the matching navy cardstock from Bazzill. I ran a zig zag line of machine stitching across the banners to hold them in place and to add a fun decorative element.
To make the shaker part of my card, I used the frame, again from the 4x4 Journal Die + More  and cut a piece of white cardstock slightly smaller than the frame to use as the background to hold the sequins and sentiment. The sentiment was then stamped, using the Fun Gift Pocket Sentiments. Using some foam tape, I added my sequins to the center of the frame (after adding a piece of acetate) and then matted the whole piece onto a slightly larger piece of navy cardstock. I did double layer the foam tape so the sequins moved more freely inside the frame.
To further embellish my card, I added a balloon die cut, from the Stitched Party Dies set, some Totally White Trendy Twine and some randomly placed sequins. 
To finish off my birthday card, I used the Stitched 4X6 Journal Die numbers to die cut the "11" having to trim the number down a bit to fit inside my balloon.

So what do you think????? If you have not tried making a shaker card,  I encourage you all to give it a try! They are so much fun!
Want to see more projects?
Make sure you head on over to My Creative Time to see what the rest of the DT made!
I know the inspiration is AWESOME!!!!
 Thanks for stopping by and have a GREAT day!
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37 comments:

  1. What a super fun card!! Love the sketch you used!! Wonderful job!!

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  2. Awesome card Jessica, I love all the sequins and the shaker effect great colors to.

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  3. Your shaker card looks AWESOME my sweet friend!!! :)

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  4. Wow you did a great job with the sketch, beautiful design!

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  5. This is so fabulous, Jessica!! I love, love the shaker!! The design is so awesome!! The stitched banners look amazing!! Perfect take on the sketch!! Your son will love this!! Have a great day :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  6. yay! Love your shaker card Jessica!

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  7. Super cute! He is going to LOVE his shaker card!

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  8. WOW awesome card you did a super great job creating it and you son is going to love and it'a fun card....love...love LOVE!!!!!!!

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  9. love your shaker card ~ perfect colors!

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  10. This looks Awesome, Love it so pretty.

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  11. Super cute! Love the shaker and the number balloon. Thanks so much for playing along with the Anything Goes Challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog this week!

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  12. Great shaker card, love the colors you used, great take on the sketch!

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  13. Beautiful shaker Jessica!!! Lee-Ann :)

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  14. totally fabulous card.. Love the shaker..

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  15. This is FABULOUS!!! Love the fun shaker card and the adorable balloon!! Awesome stitching on the banner...AWESOME!
    Have a wonderful day my friend,
    Migdalia
    *Crafting With Creative M*

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  16. Jessica ~ EEEEKKK! I LVOE this card! So masculine and PERFECT for your son! Okay cutting down the "11" to fit in the balloon is BRILLIANT! He is going to LOVE this card! BEAUTIFULLY done!

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  17. Oh Jessica, this is AWESOME! What a GREAT Bday card for your son! My little guy turns 10 on Thurs. so this is some fantastic inspiration :)
    Have a GREAT day!
    Shelly

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  18. Fabulous fabulous card. Love the shaker element and your wonderful stitching. TFS

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  19. You make it look so easy, Jess! Love the shaker card, and they are fun to make.

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  20. Love this! What a great Shaker Card - the color combo is so pretty!

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  21. I really have to try making a shaker card, your card is amazing, loving the papers and colors, thank you for the directions! Have a great day , hugs

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  22. HB2U…how fun is that sentiment?! Love how bold it is too, Jessica. Today is my daughter's birthday so I'm in full celebrate mode here. Thanks for sharing this fun shaker card!

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  23. what a darling shaker card!

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  24. What a super fun shaker card! I love how you added a few sequins outside of the shaker as well. Having the age on the balloon is an awesome touch :)

    Best crafty wishes!
    Amber
    Staying Crafty

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  25. And he is going to LOVE this one too!! It's absolutely great for an 11 year old--which I think we all agree, is a super tough age for trying to find the balance between being a kid and starting to grow up. This card is that perfect balance. It's perfection my dear sweet Jessica--and so are you!! Just sayin :)

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  26. So perfect for a boy! My oldest LOVES them too :)

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  27. I love shaker cards and blues are my fav., so this card rocks in my book! I hope you have a fabulous weekend!

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  28. This is fabulous! I know your son is going to love it! Perfect colors too!

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  29. That sequin shaker is fabulous! Thanks for joining in at Seize the Sketch!

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  30. Great shaker card. Love the sequins! Fabulous job!
    quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

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  31. Love the shaker card! Great colors and perfect with the sequins
    Deb

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