Friday, August 8, 2014

Catered Crop: A College-Bound Princess

This is my second shaker card for Catered Crop's shaker box challenge. My first card is here along with links to further inspiration, an instructional video, and a highly-recommended adhesive!!

A friend asked if I could create a card for a college-bound young lady, whom my friend described as a "princess".  It certainly seemed that pink and sequins would be fitting!!  This is my favorite part about making my own cards - creating just the right card for the recipient.  I used to spend hours at my local Hallmark store reading every card that they had - and I usually just settled.  Now I spend those hours making my own!  (Yes, most of my cards take an hour or more - can you say "overly obsessive"?)  Do Hallmark stores even exist any more?  Our local store closed a number of years ago and I miss browsing the cards and cute little gifts.

With All Your Heart

  • Stamps: My Favorite Things Happy Graduation
  • Paper: Pebbles Garden Party, Simon Says Cotton Candy, Papertrey Ink Smokey Shadow
  • Ink: Papertrey Ink Smokey Shadow
  • Accessories: Papertrey Ink Limitless Layers Heart Stitches dies, My Favorite Things Fishtail Layers dies, Pretty Pink Posh sequins, Lil' Inkers Stitched Rectangles die

7 comments:

KimCreate said...

This card is so pretty and fitting for the girl. I just about always take more than an hour to make a single card!

Tenia Nelson said...

So so cool!!

Lisa said...

Very pretty and perfect for a young girl!! We still have a Hallmark or two near us. It's a shame to see things like that vanish. With all of the social media though, it's no wonder :(

Deepti said...

This is so adorable :)

Linda McClain said...

Oh, the perfect sentiment. I love all this sweet sparkly and PINK goodness. Pink is never a bad idea. :-)

cm said...

Kim, the young woman will be smitten with this card, as am I! It certainly is befitting for a princess! We still have Hallmark stores in both Calgary and Edmonton - big ones! I much prefer making my own (and yes, some of mine are well-over an hours' worth in their creation), but browsing through a Hallmarks is always inspiring (as is Chapters/Indigo, in their card/gifts section...).
Gorgeous shaker!!
~c

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Hi Kim ... you inspired me to watch a couple of shaker card tutorials to find out how to make them. Now all I need is some dimensional tape ... and I will give it a go! Love the colours in this one! Hugs xxx