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May 3, 2014

Happy Anniversary to my Best Friend! :)

Hi, everyone!

This is my SECOND POST today, so if you are looking for my Bugaboo Stamps post, please scroll down. :)

Today is a special day for me! It is our 12th wedding anniversary, so I put together this shaker card for my hubby. I know it's feminine, but he doesn't mind. ;)

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I used some pretty papers from Recollections.  I loved the color combo when I saw it! I grabbed these papers, and only these, on my recent trip to Michael's. For me to not have brought home an entire stack of sale papers is unheard of! lol! Purple happens to be both my and hubby's favorite color, so this HAD to have purple on it! I created the card as a 5" square. All of my cuts are from the Silhouette Store.
I did alter the scalloped frame, it was just a mat, but I added a square to it to create a frame, then made a second frame to offset it in white. I used some transparency film that has been in our stack of office supplies for decades (literally!). 
This card was inspired by my recent dot-making from Pony Beads (see yesterdays post here). I needed a place to keep my new dots, and I have a TON of dew drops (one of my "regret buys" from "way back")! I didn't want to apply a bunch of them to a card front, so I used them as the shaker material, instead of seed beads or sequins, which I don't have. Talk about using up some old stuff quick! Love that! :)
The scalloped lattice inside the shaker box was put there in the hopes it would "catch" some of the dew drops. Success!
I punched five flower layers, and I used a brad to stack them for my little rose. The sentiment was intended to go on my card as a single layer, but one I had it cut out, it needed the lighter offset to make it pop. I'm happier with it, now!

Here's a closer look at the shaker "stuff".

Thanks for stopping by to visit today!
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Please leave me a comment so I know you were here! I love to come by to see what you are creating on your blog, too!

Happy Crafting!

Silhouette Files Used:
Scallop Label (Sorry, I couldn't lovate this one in the store. It may have been one that came with the software).

Challenges Entered


  1. Gorgeous anniversary card! Thank you for entering our "Stack 'Um Up" Challenge at Simply Create Too & hope to see you next challenge too.

    DT Member

  2. Wonderful card and Happy Anniversary. Thanks for joining us at Polkadoodles for our Something Old/Something New challenge.

  3. Way to bring this silhouette sentiment to life...very cool!

  4. Wonderful card! I wish I used my Silhouette more often when I see creations like this. Thanks for joining Brown Sugar this week :)

    Lisbeth, DT

  5. Fabulous card ,thanks for taking part in the challenge at
    Hugs Susan xx


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