Saturday, April 26, 2014

Sequin Shaker Blog Hop

Hi there!


I recently received my very first package of sequins from Pretty Pink Posh and I love them! It's the perfect weekend to use them too, because Paulina is hosting a blog hop and inviting all of us to play along and create sequin shaker cards - so fun!

I've seen all kinds of shaker cards lately, most of which are very cute. I've never been comfortable creating "cutesy" cards so I wondered if I could pull off a more elegant shaker card. Here are the results:


It was really fun to make! I used one of my favorite paper pads from Prima called Fairy Rhymes. Simon Says Stamp's new Fog Gray paper was the perfect color for my card base. I also added their Tall Flowers die-cut. (can't stop playing with it!) I mixed up a bunch of sequins. Some I've had forever, some are the Tiny Flowers, Metallic Mixed Colors from SSS and some from the Springtime Mix from Pretty Pink Posh. Here's a close-up:


I'll be sending this to a special friend - hope she likes it!

If you haven't played along with this fun hop yet, you should! I think this is the first shaker card I've ever made - at least I don't remember ever making one before. I love how special they are for the recipient!

Hope you're enjoying your Saturday! Thanks so much for coming by! ♥

44 comments:

Nikki said...

Oh, this is lovely, such gorgeous subtle colours x

Sandra said...

Pretty, love those flowers.
Sandra ltb

Greta said...

Wow, Barb--what a beautiful shaker! I know you'll make your friend's day with it!

Mary Duffek said...

Very pretty! ;)) awesome card

Cindy C. said...

Very pretty indeed Barb!! Well done!!

Rachel said...

beautiful card! i love your elegant take on the shaker cards!
-Rachel
rwkrafts.com

Renee's ramblings said...

Wonderful mix of sequins!

scrumplescrunch said...

Hi Barb
Well I think you have succeeded in making this shaker card elegant, your diecuts make the difference and create that extra interest to the onlooker, it looks wonderful.
Smiles:)
Sue

Yolanda Garrido said...

Those flowers are jus adorable!! They make a difference in your card! It´s so sweet!

craftytreen said...

barb: this card is wonderful. I love the die cut shapes you chose. its so wonderful with the flowers on it. so many cool sequins in it. love the prints and all the colors. this is really a special card. I love it, treen

CinnamonSally said...

Wow so pretty Barb, I love your elegant shaker card!!

~amy~ said...

Barb, this is gorgeous! I love your shaker card!

Dotty Jo x said...

How lovely, your friend will be truly delighted! How clever to create this style of shaker card, Jo x

Lucinde said...

Great shaker card! Love the border you made :)

Jenny said...

Fabulous design Barb!! Those tall flowers are perfection!

Hugs,

Jenny

Lin said...

Well done, Barb - aren't these FUN?! Love all the elements you brought together for it!

Laura Jane said...

The Tall Flowers die-cut is a such a PRETTY accent for your shaker.

Diane Stricker said...

Just love your card

Heather Thompson said...

wow, just beautiful. Love it.

Stacey Schafer said...

gorgeous!

donna mikasa said...

So beautiful, Barb! You've pretty much nailed an elegant shaker card! Love the colors, love the design.

Shirley said...

Totally awesome idea and what beautiful results too! Love every detail~

Barb Ghig said...

I love that you thought outside the box on this card, Barb! The papers are so pretty and your die cut flowers are the perfect detail! So elegant, and a great way to show someone how special they are!

Deborah Montgomery said...

Love your shaker card Barb and I'm glad you love the sequins cause I sure do :) hugs!!

Paulina said...

What a pretty card with pretty colors! I know for certain that your special friend will enjoy this card- I have yet to hear of someone who didn't love a shaker card. :)

So thrilled to have you as part of the very first Pretty Pink Posh blog hop! Thank you for participating and for sharing your beautiful creation!

Sarah Gray said...

You are making lovely cards with these tall flower dies - they are the perfect embellishment for this gorgeous shaker card! Love the soft colours too :)

Lauren Taylor said...

pretty card!

Tenia Nelson said...

LOVE!! :)

Judy Schraufnagel said...

Love this card! How did you attach the tall flowers?

Tracey McNeely said...

Fun shaker Barb and I love the Tall Flowers die, in my cart. Such pretty papers.

Sue D said...

Very pretty!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Love your little stick flowers. They are so sweet. TFS

Gaylynn said...

Very pretty and unique. :)

Emily Lauritzen said...

Absolutely gorgeous card! I love those flowers and the sweet sentiment!

Fifi said...

I love the shape of that frame

Martha said...

OH, Barb, this is just SO adorably SWEET! I love it! ♥

Donna B. said...

Very pretty shaker card Barb! I just LOVE these colors!

Pam Young said...

I really like your card. I just bought those dies too!!

Virginia Lu said...

Wow, how intricate is this one, Barb!! Love all the details (those diecut--wow!)!

Larissa Heskett said...

OMG!! How SWEET Is this!! I LOVE your Shaker Card Design!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

Dawn Turley said...

Just beautiful Barb. Great shaker card.

Robin K. said...

This is really fab Barb!!!

Deepti said...

Oh amazing!! love the elegant look of this shaker card :)

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, this is so beautiful!