Friday, May 9, 2014

Retro Arrow Shaker

Hi everyone! Are you ready for the weekend? We have the Cinco de Mayo festival in town this weekend--I'm hoping for warm weather.

Kim is sharing my card on the Paper Smooches blog today (that still feels weird to say). Ashley and I are sharing projects today, and I'm using the Retro Arrow Die.

I'm guesting with i {heart} papers this month, and they just got in the new Paper Smooches!

My husband's cousin's wife just had twins (a boy and a girl), and I wanted to send them a baby card:

Shaker Congratulations


I was making a different type of card with this die, but I watched Emily Leiphart's awesome shaker card video. It inspired me to try and make a traditional shaker card again. :) If you haven't watched the video, she has some very helpful tips!

To make this shaker, I die-cut the Retro Arrow die six times. I used a craft knife to cut out the centers of five of the arrow panels. I glued each layer together, trimmed an acetate sheet down, and adhered the full panel on top. Once I added the sequins, I sealed the panel against a paper from Carta Bella's Baby Mine collection. 

Here's the side view to see the layers:

Shaker Congratulations


On top, I wanted to use the new Paper Smooches Congratulations die. I trimmed down papers from Baby Mine and Hello Sunshine and then and then hand-cut them to keep the look a little "looser." 

I think I overshook the card when showing my son, because there was some serious static cling for these photos. LOL!

Congrats Shaker Card


Even though the sentiment is a die, it's handwritten. I'm entering the card into the Moxie Fab World Hip on Handwriting Challenge. The challenge ends on the 15th, so you have a few more days to play along. :)

Be sure to check out the Paper Smooches blog to see more inspiration. :) 

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great weekend!


Supplies
Cardstock: (white, acetate) PTI
Patterned papers: (polka dot, "baby," solid blue from Baby Mine) Carta Bella; (yellow from Hello Sunshine) Pink Paislee
Dies: (Retro Arrow Die, Congratulations) Paper Smooches
Sequins: (Flat Marshmallow) Neat & Tangled; (yellow, blue) Avery Elle
Twine: (yellow cord) Hemptique

10 comments:

  1. This is so cool! Turned out AMAZING!!!! I probably would have been swearing a bit during the making of such a card....

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  2. Ummm, yup, so this is flippin' AWESOME! For reals. This is just amazing, Jocelyn! I love it!

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  3. Oh, I LOVE this, Jocelyn! The colours are fab and I love how you layered the die around the sequins. Thanks for the shoutout! :D

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  4. Hardly your *traditional* shaker card -- genius to layer the die cut this way! And I love the subtle baby patterned paper in the background. Such a cool and trendy new baby card.

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  5. Such a fun and cool card! Love it!

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  6. Super, super great card - love all the details that went into it!! Well done and congrats on the shout out form MFW!!
    Taunya Butler at daisiesgirl.com

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  7. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this shaker card Jocelyn!!! CONGRATS on the well deserved MFW shout out too :)

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