Thursday, September 22, 2011

Welcome to the Magical Winter Celebrations Blog Hop

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It is hard to think about winter and snow when it is still in the 80s here in Florida. Although these cute penguins are so cute and happy it put me right in the spirit. For my cards, I used the new 438 Playful Pengies stamp set. I am sure you will agree they are cuddly little creatures!


With snow themed cards, I like to made shaker cards. It gives the illusion of snow inside the shaker to resemble a snow globe.



For the first card, I kept it simple. I used the Pengie In A Hat stamp and colored it with alcohol markers. Next I used was the Snow Flurries stamp with the Dazzle VersaMark ink. This ink is a little bit more than a watermark. It gives a hint of silver color. 


The last stamp I used was Santa Hat Season stamp and colored it with it with Galaxy markers. If you haven’t tried them yet, you should. These markers are excellent to use on dark cardstock. They are also great to use on acrylic pieces. Once the image was colored, I filled the shaker oval with Sparkling Snow glitter and placed it over the image.



I used the ½” double-sided Tear-ific tape to attach the card front to the base. This is my favorite tape! Then I finished it by attaching a silver snowflake and a small Christmas light bulb to the card front using glue dots.


 For the second card, I thought I would get a little adventurous. I used the Candy Cane Pengie and also colored it with alcohol markers. This shaker is filled with Bridal glitter and placed it over the colored image. For the red card front I decided to make stripes to coordinate with the Penguin’s candy cane. I used 1/8” double-sided Tear-ific tape and made diagonal lines on the cardstock.

Once the entire piece was covered, I used scissors to trim the excess. Once I peeled off the backing to exposed the adhesive, I liberally poured Bridal glitter over the cardstock. I then tapped off the extra glitter over a coffee filter. I cannot believe how great coffee filters are. It still amazes me that glitter and embossing powders do not stick to them. I wonder why that is?
Next I realized I didn’t have any red and white ribbon so I made my own. Again I used the 1/8” double-sided Tear-ific tape by applying to the center of white sheer ribbon. Once I peeled off the cover, I began laying the narrow red ribbon in a line down the center. I then used a Bow-Easy to create a double looped bow. Since the ribbon was slightly slippery, I used a drop of Zip Dry Paper Glue to make sure the bow did not come undone. I finished the card by using a shank remover on two ginger people buttons (one is a girl and the other is a boy)

I hope you enjoyed my cards and try to make some shaker cards in the future. Please leave a comment on my blog to become eligible for the Grand prize and three other mystery prizes. Your next stop on the blog hop is Marie’s blog. I know she has something amazing in store! Have a wonderful Magical Winter Season!!!

Here is the blog hop order:

Jill Jacobsen     
Dawn Thomas  (you are here!)
Donna Ellis         


55 comments:

Linda said...

Very nice Dawn. I like the candy cane striping on the candy cane pengie

Donna said...

WONDERFUL shaker cards, and great tutorial for showing how the cards were created, Dawn! What can be sweeter than candy canes in winter, and the one striped card certainly puts memories of peppermint in my mind! Thank you for making such darling cards using the new Pengie set!

creativearts said...

Love the snow globe cards, Dawn! You showed a great tutorial!

Barbara Bruder said...

Dawn what cute cards you've made. Love the snow globe!!! Thanks for your tutorial.

NanaConnie said...

Count your blessings, Dawn. You could be in California where it hit 100 this week. :-)
Love the shaker card and the snow globe is wonderful. Those penguins are so cute! Great inspiration -- thanks.

Shona Erlenborn said...

Love the shaker cards Dawn! Thanks for the great tutorial too. Two terrific cards!

Julie Z said...

You're right, shaker cards are such fun for snow scenes. And I love your handmade candy cane paper! Really cute.

Kim Jaime said...

Love the gingerbread men. Now, I must make a shaker card!

Sandy (Cheesy) said...

Very creative cards Dawn. I think we are on the same wavelength...I just started a shaker card. Love yours. And really like your stripes on the candy cane pengie card. And so nice of you to show all the steps. Thanks!
Cheesy

Anonymous said...

love your shaker cards...really liked the candy cane stripes you made for you background. special thanks for the tutorial! Pam Beeson

Kristyn C said...

very nice cards. I've never done a shaker card before. i might just have to give it a try! thanks for sharing with us!

Linda Rapacki said...

Terrific candy cane striping - adds to the holiday fun! Thought at first it was patterned paper - beautiful work!

Anonymous said...

Dawn, I'm happy to read your tips on using the tape to make both the stripes in the background and for attaching the narrow red ribbon to the wider white one. Very clever. Wish I'd thought of that a long time ago. Thanks for sharing your nifty ideas.
Jan Hobbs

Anonymous said...

Adorable little shaker cards!!!
Brenda

Kathyk said...

Fab card design and images - I find myself wishing I'd bought the entire penguin set instead of just the large penguin! ah well ...... maybe next time!

Kathyk

Anonymous said...

so cute!
dilnazheckman @ hotmail . com

Dianne Potter said...

Oooo! Shaker cards! A super fun way to share Holiday fun. Thank you so much.

Beth said...

More like 90 degrees, but your penguin cards did the trick to get me in the Christmas spirit! Excellent how your candy cane stripe turned out!!

Kristin said...

Love the candy cane striping!

Anonymous said...

Dawn, the shaker cards are really cute. Who can resist shaking the glitter like a snow globe. Not me!Karalee Ingram

Anonymous said...

I love shaker cards! Penguins are the best:) Thanks for sharing!

Sharon Hiller said...

What a cute idea, like the cards.

Booknplays said...

You are so creative! Love both cards. Thanks for the detailed descriptions of how they were made. I may try a shaker card!

Verna Angerhofer said...

What delightful cards for Christmas. I love how you made your ribbon work perfectly and how you added those shank buttons for extra bling. In fact, I have those very same buttons. Now I have super ideas on how to use them too. Bless you.

Marian Knode said...

Great shaker card! Thanks for the tutorial.

Joni said...

Shaker cards are so much fun. I really liked how you gave the directions to make the card.

McStamper said...

What a great card.

Jann said...

How great, cards which can double as toys.

I am starting to love the penguin set and this set of your cards are making me want to grab it ASAP.

Jann

Amanda R said...

Very cute and I love the idea of snow around the penguin with the shaker card!

marjorie said...

I definitely would like to try this shaker card - perfect for the cute penguin! Something different!

Stampin' Hands have Happy Hearts said...

How adorable are those shaker cards!! love them:)

Lynne Platt said...

The shaker cards are beautiful. I have never made one but your instructions are so clear that tonight may be the night! Thank you for sharing these happy go lucky pengies. You have made them happier!

Denise said...

Love the cards! Thanks for the instructions too! That penguin is adorable!
DeniseB

Anonymous said...

Love those adorable Penguin stamps! Great job!
Kasot@aol.com

E. Marie said...

Great tutorial and very cute shaker cards. Perfect with these images.

Gerlinde said...

Those penguins are perfect for a shaker card! Love them both! I wish I would have thought about making my own striped paper with glitter last year when I ran out of DP! Great job!

Anonymous said...

The cards are so much fun! Have yet to try shaker cards, but you made it sound relatively easy. Love the stipes!
judystolz@hotmail.com

NWFlamingo said...

Super cards. I especially like the candy cane penguin card!

Karen L said...

Really sweet cards and I especially like the cute penguin in a top hat!

carrie said...

Cute cards! Love the use of the shaker bubbles with the glitter in them that you created as a home for the penguins. The candy cane background with matching red/white ribbon is wonderful! Need to remember that technique.

Candy Meyers said...

Cute. cute cards. So colorful and interesting. Thanks for sharing.
Candy Meyers

Sandy said...

dont see many window cards any more nice choice

Sandy rustydoc1@yahoo.com

Nikki said...

Such fun Shaker cards I love em and this penguin set is just so darling :)

SHartl said...

So adorable and I love your tutorial. I am always admiring cards and wondering how they were made!

Pat K said...

Shaker cards are sharp - wonderful work

Anonymous said...

Cute cards...I love those penquins

poochiegrammy@yahoo.com

April said...

Your cards are really cute! I am loving these penguins! Great shaker cards!

April said...

Your cards are really cute! I am loving these penguins! Great shaker cards!

Kathy Vogel said...

I really like how you made your own candy cane background paper & bow. Gingerbread people are some of my favorite Winter things. It was in the forties here this week, but back in the seventies the last couple of days.

Anonymous said...

Great shaker cards - so very cute with the penguins. Thanks for the great instructions !

karenajo

Anita Braddock said...

very beautiful job on your cards love the way you have done the shaker cards. with the window it makes it cool looking. thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.
abbraddock@msn.com

Sharon Field / Created By You said...

Fabulous and fun way to use glitter! Love snow globe and/or shaker cards!
Hugs,
Sharon

Karin said...

Fantastic job making matching candy cane paper! So cute!

Karalee Ingram said...

Dawn, I really like your choices of paper and ribbon. They really make your cards pop.

pjw said...

You did a great job with these. Makes me wish for snow. :)