Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Jingle Belles - Bringing the House Down

Well, not really, just shaking it up a bit.  This challenge was all about architecture - houses, churches, etc.  I did absolutely no stamping on this card and I actually did the shaker thing bassackwards, but I got it done.  And thanks to Martha from Verizon, I actually get to publish this before the deadline tonight because there's nothing like waiting til almost the last minute and then finding out that your e-mail service provider has had a crash caused by a Google Chrome update that prohibits you from sending yourself the picture that you needed to post.  

Whew!  So here's the scoop - starting from the top - 

The sentiment is from Impression Obsession.  The houses are from Essentials by Ellen Home & Hearth.  The trees are from SU's Sleigh Ride edgelits.  The jar and lid are from Everyday Jars Framelits (another SU die).  And darned if I didn't forget to write down the holly, berry, and branch die (I'll edit this later to add that info.).

The base is Bashful Blue cs and the raised panel is a scrap of SU dsp.  I used Cherry Cobbler, Real Red, Hunter Green, Gumball Green, Marina Mist, and More Mustard cardstock for the houses, trees, and greenery.  The faux ribbon on the jar lid (which is silver cardstock) is a strip of washi tape that I cut down to a size usable for the lid.

And then there's a ton of dimensional material on the back raising that panel so I could fill the space with glitter to make my first official shaker card!  I must watch a video or something before I try this again to figure out the right way to get that glitter in there cause I'm sure that what I did was not "the professional" way.  But I'm proud to say that it's all contained and there was very little spillage on the craft table. 

So now I have to fly over to Walmart to get some pictures of the grandson printed for my mother's birthday on Friday.  But I shall go back and visit the Belles and check out some more of the architecture.  Click on the link to see some more beautiful scenery.  


  1. Sorry about the Internet ructions but WOW what a great card! And bonus ninja points for making a SHAKER card!!! (Especially with minimal glitter spillage!) A beautiful Card in every respect! Thanks for helping celebrate being HOME for the holidays at Jingle Bells! ❤️❤️❤️

  2. Thanks to Verizon for helping to bring us this fabulous card ... lovin' that shaker snow with your cute little house ... so glad you shared your *HOME* with us at jingle belles.

  3. Ack, hate that sort of tech upset. You can always upload a picture to Google Drive (if you have it) and then download it again if it's only email and not all internet access that's an issue. I'm an expert at all sorts of ways of sending myself photos to upload later.
    This is sweet! I love the idea of using the jar shape upside-down to create a sort of snowglobe shaker. Is it really your first one?? They are such fun to make, I'm glad that they seem to be popular again. But yes, it can be hard not to lose some of the filling, or end up with it sticking to your foam tape. Flat pocket shakers are easier but not as WOW.


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