Sunday, April 27, 2014

Sequin Shaker Blog Hop: Panda Celebration

I have avoided shakers.  They feel a little too much like crafting, which I generally define as 3D type art...which any time that I try I end up with blogs of glue and crooked elements and utter frustration.  But my charming friend, Stacey Schafer, talked me into it - and even texted me words of encouragement as I was driving to Hobby Lobby for foam tape.  She also pointed out the Sequin Shaker Tutorial video by Paulina, the Pretty Pink Posh lady (among her many talents).  So I am giving it a try!

The event is a Sequin Shaker Blog Hop.


I went for a smaller shaker but have already realized the flaw with small and curved - foam tape is straight and wide - so it was a bit of a pain to seal up this shaker.  But I have to admit...I liked it...and I'll do it again....maybe even when I finish this post!

Panda Celebration

The blog hop is open until Monday around midnight PST.  After dragging my feet, I have seen the light and would truly recommend that you give it a try and enter!  Even if you don't, be sure to check out the gallery.

I'm off to try again...

  • Stamps: My Favorite Things Party Balloons, Birthday Greetings, Mama Elephant Pandamonium
  • Paper: Stampin' Up Pretty in Pink
  • Ink: Memento Black, Stampin' Up Pretty in Pink
  • Accessories: Pretty Pink Posh Springtime Mix and 4mm Sparkling Clear sequins, My Favorite Things Party Balloons die, Mama Elephant Landscape Trio die (the cloud border), Lil' Inkers Stitched Rectangle, Hemptique 10-lb white twine


64 comments:

June K said...

Adorable. Love the balloon shaker.

Lisa H. said...

Thank goodness for Stacey. You nailed it. This is soooo fantastic and totally adorable.

Theresa Forseth said...

This is really fun and adorable! I seriously love everything about it!!!

Lynn Shirley said...

Love the shaker card. So cute. You might already know that you can get round and square foam tape from "The Sticky Stuff" store. I love this.

TracyM #6773 said...

SUPER CUTE card - LOVE your panda & balloon, a truly DELIGHTFUL design!!!
THANK YOU for sharing your sweet sequin shaker inspiration!!!

snappy scrappy said...

Too cute!! Love your shaker!

Diane Stricker said...

Super cute card.

Stacey Schafer said...

Lisa is right! You totally nailed it! Hey, my birthday is in July...hint hint!

Sherry Eckblad said...

Your card is absolutely adorable. I have never made a shaker card before but this one just make me want to try.

Heather Thompson said...

Super Super cute!!!! bright and fun!

Yolanda Garrido said...

Your card is so nice! I love the balloon!!

cm said...

Adorable x darling! Fabulous shaker card!
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Michele Slater said...

so cute!

Barb said...

Well, I'm glad you stuck with it and shared your card with all of us...it is absolutely adorable! I love that you used a balloon die to create the shaker element. Job well done! I'll keep an eye on the gallery to see if you submit another one.

I made my first shaker card for this blog hop, as well...it's entry #31 if you'd like to take a peek.

Have a Happy Sunday!

Owl Be Crafty said...

So sweet! Love this little scene.

Lucinde said...

Looks so cute! Love the balloon!

Nikki said...

What a fab card! Perfect design and details x

Julia Altermann said...

So super clean and simple! Amazing card! Thanks for the inspiration!

Ali said...

ADORABLE!! I love how the little panda is floating amongst the clouds courtesy of the oversized balloon...The white twine balloon string adds such a nice finishing touch also!

Bobby said...

I totally understand the small and round. I did it for my first shaker, posted today for the hop, and it made we not want to do another one. I'm glad you love them because this one is so darn cute.

Suze Bain said...

This is fabulous Kim, love the panda and I must check out that shaker tutorial. Xx

DoofyJEss2 said...

Super cute card!! Love the balloon shaker and Mama Elephant and their pandamonium stamp set is AWESOME!!

Diane said...

Perfection! I adore your card- what a fabulous shaker card! I live the panda-I have that stamp set and plan to CASE your card! Thanks for sharing!

Paulina said...

Kim, there are absolutely no words for how much I LOVE this card! I get so excited when I see you pull out your PPP sequins and this card is no exception.

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!

Mary Duffek said...

Awwweeeee this is soooo sweet and cute. Love!!! :)))

Cathy P. said...

So cute, Kim. Love the balloon! We must have been on the same wavelength, I used a die to cut a jar for my second shaker card!

Jenny said...

Super clever to use a balloon as your little window! Fabulous card!

Hugs,

Jenny

Rachel said...

oh i LOVE this one too! what a cute idea
-Rachel
rwkrafts.com

Tenia Nelson said...

Soooooo SUPER CUTE!!

Janet Zeppa said...

Your shaker is adorable! Love that you made a balloon!

Lauren Taylor said...

this card is amazing and adorable!

Judy Schraufnagel said...

Very cute! Thanks for the advice, my first shaker won't be a round or weird shape!

Shona Chambers said...

This is so gorgeous! Love the colours you used and the design is fantastic. I didn't even think about curving foam tape until you mentioned it, what a nightmare but totally worth it. Hope you do make another!!

Michelle said...

I can't stop smiling at this sweet card! Love it, Kim!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Eeep! Love your shaker cards! This shaker balloon is stah-inking cute, Kims!! Hugs, Darnell

Lisa said...

LOVE the oversized balloon with the cute little panda! This is adorable Kim. So happy you could join the hop!

Susan Joyce said...

So adorable Kim, love your shaker card.

umichka said...

Oh. My. God. Absolutely cute and amazing!!!

PiecesByEmily said...

Simply adorable! LOVE LOVE LOVE!

Jennifer Jackson said...

So cute! I love the sequins in the balloon shape!

Sue D said...

this is so cute!!

Marjolein said...

Oh, how utterly cute and gorgeous!
Love iT!

Bye,

Marjolein

Gaylynn said...

I really like this balloon shaker. :)

Petti said...

OMG this is such an adorable card!

Liesl Castles said...

Awww, such a cute card - love it...

Sue McRae said...

Such a fun and cute card.

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

So cute. Love the balloon. It is a perfect shaker box. TFS

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

wowza! This is awesome!!!

Fifi said...

This card is just too cute for words

Anita in France said...

Wow, Kim ... I love the simple black and white with all the colour and pop in the balloon ... awesome! Anita :)

Deepti said...

Your card had to be my favorite in the gallery!! it caught my eyes amongst so many :)

Sarah said...

Your balloon shaker is so stinkin' cute! I just love all of the coordinating stitching on your die cuts too.

Emily Lauritzen said...

This is so adorable! I just love that sweet stamp, and your shaker as a balloon is just perfect!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Amazing shaker card Kim. So creative. Love the cute scene.

Lorraine Marasigan said...

So creative! Love this card.

Larissa Heskett said...

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

Cara said...

Really cute card! Love the stamped image too!

Cara said...

Really cute card! Love the stamped image too!

Kari V. said...

This card is ADORABLE! I love the balloon with sequins, and the panda bear...this is just all put together brilliantly! Thanks for sharing.

Sazzle Dazzle said...

I incredibly cute and stylish. Love it. X

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

What a great shaker card!!!! CAS and fabulous!!!!!

Jen W. said...

Ack!! Seriously seriously adorable!!!

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, this is so sweet! I love that little panda holding the shaker balloon! Fabulous!

artekatie said...

this is such a beautiful, sweet and cute creation! I love it! :)