Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Shake it up!

Hi stampers!  It's Tuesday so head on over to Hand Stamped Sentiments and check out the latest challenge.  This week it's all about fall!

The weather has really cooled down here in the past few weeks so it's been feeling like fall for sure.  I love wearing shorts and comfy sweatshirts and it's been just the weather for that!  I can't wait for the leaves to change either, it's always so pretty!  I can't wait to look out of my mom's new house and look at the fall colors either.  Their new house is at the edge of a hill that overlooks the "bottom" as we call it and it's gorgeous any day but it's going to be amazing this fall!  Maybe I'll see some of these colors out of the window:

Stampin' Supplies:
Stamps:  Warmest of wishes, distressed dots, teeny tiny wishes
Paper:  More mustard, pool party, soft suede, very vanilla
Ink:  More mustard, soft suede
Accessories:  Scallop and circle punches, shaker frames, window sheet, scallop trim border punch, linen embossing folder, pool party ruffled ribbon, champagne glass glitter

Well, I'll at least see the brown and gold...not sure about the blue:-)  I pulled the inspiration for this card from the Spice Cake DSP which I LOVE and I totally love the combo of soft suede, more mustard, and pool party!  And how fun is this card?  It's a shaker card made with the new shaker frames from the new holiday mini.  They make it super easy to make a shaker card; all you have to do it pick a shaker frame size and use the coordinating circle punch or die!  As soon as I saw them in the mini and then got this stamp set free at convention I knew I had to make a shaker card with it!

I kept the card pretty simple since I wanted the shaker to stand out. I did edge the wreath with gold smooch accent ink to set it off just a bit as it looked a bit too plain.  And I told you I was on a roll with the distressed dots background stamp I just got.  I love the distressed look of it!  The finishing detail is the pool party bow that I attached with a glue dot! 

Now it's your turn!  Click on over to HSS and see what else the design team came up with and then play along with us!

Happy stamping!


  1. Love this, Mindy--I want that hostess set so badly! Your shaker card is just adorable!

  2. Very cute card! I'm loving these colors, too. I wish we could get some fall colors here....we just get hot and not hot...that means green then brown. An ugly brown for that matter. I was wondering about these shaker cups, I still have the treat cups that I have never used. The shakers sound easier to use....do you think they are? A great way to use up the chunky glitter,too. Sometimes that stuff irritates me. :) I guess I'm gonna have to get the dots background, too. It does add a nice touch.

  3. Thanks Krista - the shaker frames are pretty easy to use although they are kind of hard to get apart and you have to re-shape them into a circle...and I wish they were a bit thicker sometimes.

  4. Wow a shaker card! Great idea. I like the blue for a little bit of color.

  5. I love this card! I'm obsessed with those Shaker frames! I'm so honoured to be working with you all... I've always been in awe of the work you all create!

  6. Great fall card! I've been looking at the shakers, but haven't been clear on how to use them. Need to take a closer look at the holiday mini & check that out. I really love that fall wreath stamp. Can't wait to get that one! Great color combination also! Fall is definitely in the air today in MN & leaves are starting to change. So love this time of year!

  7. Thanks all...Jodi, I'll try to do a video of the shaker frames when I get a free minute...which isn't looking good for the rest of this week/weekend, lol! :-)

  8. I'm SO envious of your fall weather! It's still in the mid-90's here and it's getting OLD...fast! Your card is fantastic! I love the color combo and that sassy shaker! Pool Party looks awesome with those rch colors. Awesome card, Mindy! Hugs!! :)

  9. OMW!!!! I LOVE your card!!! I think using the wreath and the shaker bits is GENIOUS (said in a very HIGH pitched voice) I thought that was supersmart, and so super dooper creative. Seriously I am so impressed!!!!

  10. I love your shaker card. I can't wait to get my frames next week. I love the wreath image. Beautiful colors! Thanks for the inspiration.

  11. I just totally stole this for my upcoming Thanksgiving class. :) You will be properly credited. AWESOME!!!

  12. I LOVE this card! What a cute idea -- thanks for sharing! I'm inspired to try this for a Christmas card with a snowflake wreath or something like that....


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