I am so excited to share this card with you all. I made it for my nephew who is studying for his GRE exams while working full time. He is a really hard worker, and I wanted him to know I was thinking of him, especially as all of this is going down around his birthday (poor kid)! He loves all dogs (like me) so I thought a fun shaker birthday card would be perfect.
The pup and sentiment are from the super adorable Howl Are Your? stamp set by Gerda Steiner Designs, the Paw Prints die set is from Paper Smooches, and the Cross Stitched Square die set is from Diemond Dies. I picked up all of these crafty yummies in the last week (I know, that’s a lot of crafty “picking up” – LOL), and I was so tickled to use them all on this shaker card. But I’m not all about the latest and newest things. I also used some old Creative Memories oval cutting tools that I’ve had since I first tried scrap booking some 15+ years ago! (it’s in the video below). 🙂
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To keep clean black, white with a small pop of color look of the card (which I thought would be good for a young man–not too cutsie), I Copic colored the little pup with W0, W3, W5 and C9 for the nose. I used BG10 and 13 for the collar since that color is my nephew’s favorite. For a bit of shine, I also added Glossy Accents to the little pup’s nose.
To create a balanced look, I die cut the square with the cross stitched square die and created a 3 by 3 grid design with the paw dies. After gluing down some clear plastic packaging over the die cut area, I created separate shaker compartments around each paw with double sided foam adhesive. Then I filled each area with alternating black and silver sequins to maintain that monochromatic look.
The following is a process video on how I made this card:
This card is being entered into the following challenges:
Gerda Steiner Designs 19th Share Your Designs Challenge
Paper Smooches Black and White with a Pop of Color Challenge
Simon Says Stamp Happy Birthday Challenge
Word Are Wednesdays Anything Goes Challenge
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Anything Goes Challenge
Through the Craft Room Door Anything Goes Challenge
Not Just Cards Anything Goes Challenge
Penny Black and More Birthday Challenge
613 Avenue Create Anything Goes with a Masculine Twist Challenge
Craft Your Passion Anything Goes Challenge
Your card is super fun & creative. I too have a Creative Memories cutting system that I’ve never been able to part with over the years as my crafting evolved from scrapbooking to card making and now you’ve given me a great idea to dig it up and get some use out of it. Thank you.
Thanks so much Melanie! Some of my favorite tools are my original Creative Memories guillotine cutter and the circle and oval template cutters! 🙂 I’m so glad I gave you a reason to dig out your old CM cutters. They were really well made designed and made products. TFW and big hugs, Kristina
The CM guillotine cutter is my favorite cutter of all time! I’ve been through 2 of them since I started crafting. I seriously don’t think I could live without it Lol! 🙂
This is adorable!! I love the paw print die. Thanks for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create.
Thanks so much Sheila! I love that paw print die too. I almost didn’t pick it up because I have a fiskars paw print punch, but I couldn’t have done this with the punch so now I’m glad I got this die too. LOL 🙂 tfstopping by! Hugs, Kristina
I am a sucker for adorable puppy cards!
Thanks so much! I am a sucker for puppy cards too! LOL
A real fun shaker card, many thanks for joining us at Penny Black and More challenge this month.
Thanks so much Brenda! This was my first multi-compartment shaker, but it won’t be my last! 🙂 tfstopping by and your sweet comment! Hugs, Kristina
So darn cute!
Thanks so much Lori! You’ve brightened my day with your sweet comment! Hugs, Kristina
What an awesome card! I love shaker cards, and yours has the sweetest image and sentiment. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Craft Your Passion. We hope to see you again!
~ Bonnie DT
Awww thanks so much Bonnie! It was super fun to make this multi-compartment shaker card. TFStopping by! Hugs, Kristina
What a cute card Kristina! I love how you’ve made a shaker card with paw prints everywhere,it’s fantastic and your nephew will love it!
Thanks so much Ann! It was fun to use some of my recent purchases and of course I love anything doggy. LOL TFStopping by! Hugs, Kristina
OMGoodness – that is simply AWESOME !!! What a fabulous design and gorgeous colouring on the pup 🙂 I am sure he will really love this sweet card 😀
Thank you so much IKE! I hope it cheers him up. 🙂 TFStopping by! Hugs, Kristina
Such a cute card! I love the paws as the shakers. I don’t know if the puppy likes them though…lol!
LOL Yep, the puppy seems to be voicing some objection, right?! 😀 I had so much fun making this card. TFStopping by! Hugs, Kristina
Awww. This is a brilliant card.
Awww thanks so much Victoria! I really appreciate you taking the time to leave kind, uplifting words! TFStopping by! Hugs, Kristina
Oooo what a great fun shaker card and thanks for joining us at Penny Black & More this month, Luv Sam x
Thanks so much Sam! I had so much fun making this multi-compartment shaker. Of course, anything with a puppy usually has me smiling. 😀 lol TFStopping by! Hugs, Kristina
Great card – that die cut is just perfect!
Thanks for joining us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.
Thanks so much Helen! TFStopping by! Hugs, Kristina
Thanks bunches Helen! TFStopping by! Hugs, Kristina