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


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

  2. 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 :(

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

  4. 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!!

  5. 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


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