Nov 26, 2012

JOY Shaker Card with Jessica S

Welcome Welcome Welcome
Jessica S. here, to greet you with my
First Ever SHAKER Card!

I get to show you the darling miniature bows I am so obsessed with lately!
It's just something about things that are girly, pretty and tiny
that make me feel like a kid again!!!
And, of course, they are SUPER EASY to make using the 3 Girl JAM Bow Maker!!!
and the  White ribbon from the July 2012 limited edition Red, White and Blue Bundle.
I had started by using my Sizzix Christmas Tree Die on Produce Green Core card stock.
As soon as I picked up the left over scraps, I got the idea to create my first EVER Shaker Card.
I embossed the outer frame with a snowflakes folder, then sanded lightly, and added some Platinum Dew Drop ink.   I applied some Stardust Stickles using a cotton ball for added sparkle.
For my "shaker pouch", I used a plastic treat bag and added some Green, Gold and Red micro beads.  I grabbed some little "bits and bobs" I had kept from different Cricut Cut leftovers
and scraps left from using my punches.  There were some teeny, tiny,
fun Scarlet Pearl Core card stock pieces (from a banner cut off of Pretty Pennants) as well as a few blue and green snowflakes leftover after  using an ekSuccess border punch.
(SEE Heather Lynn, I knew I would use them...LOL) 
Behind the top layer, I used core couture Green card stock, embossed
it with a Swirls folder and sanded the swirls lightly.  I added a touch ofGold Dew Drops ink to finish it.   The ribbon garland was created by simply knotting up the Holly Berry Red  Crinkle Ribbon  and adhering behind the tree cut.  
The JOY sentiment is a rub-on transfer. 
The border was created by using the same Snowflake punch I mentioned before.
I lined the inside of my card with core couture Red card stock.

The current Challenge at 3 Girl JAM  is still open until Thursday night.
The theme is a fabulous Thanksgiving Color Challenge.
I tried to incorporate those colors (a hint of some and a dash of others!!!)
 and jumped over the Thanksgiving theme a bit, skipping straight to Christmas.
I think the colors work well for both Holidays, don't you???
Please join in the fun and play along
for a chance to win some AMAZING PRIZES 
and a Guest Designer Spot at 3 Girl JAM!!!
I would also be delighted to have you stop by my Blog to have a peek around!
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Remember to 
Keep Crafting, 
♫ ROCKS ♫