An Underwater Shaker Card with Anja!

Hi crafty friends! I’m so excited to share Anja’s shaker card for today! Anja used our recent released The More We Get Together stamp set and coordinating Penguin Perfect Cuts for this card.

All of the images were colored with Copic markers and die cut with the coordinating dies. I love that she used the slimline card in its portrait orientation so that she can arrange her scene in a tiered manner!

She die cut two slimline panels, and one of which had two windows for her shaker element. I love the beautifully blended turquoise tones on her card panels. Blueprint Sketch Distress Oxide Ink was used on the back panel and Peacock Feather on the top panel.

I love the adorable seal on the ice berg floating at the very top with its thumbs up! As you look further down, you will see a bunch of adorable sea creatures including some tiny fishes, cuttle fishes and even a jelly fish!

Other accessory images like the seaweed, coral reefs and sea shell, just make the scene so much fuller and cuter!

To finish off, she added white gel pen highlights. Thank you Anja for this fun and awesome creation!

Thanks for stopping by, hope you like this example featuring The More We Get Together stamps and its coordinating Penguin Perfect Cuts!

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Jo’s Coffee-Themed Shaker Card Video

Hi guys! Jo is here today to share a super fun and clever design! She used a combination of our older and newer sets to create this awesome coffee-themed shaker card! You can watch the video below or CLICK HERE to watch it on our YouTube Channel!

To fit the coffee theme, Jo chose a brownish caramel tone for her card panels. I love how she used the Dots Meet Dashes Large Rectangle Overlays stand-alone dies and the Dots Meet Dashes Small Rectangle Overlays stand-alone dies to create the backdrop and her shaker card window. For the shaker elements, she used coffee beans and chocolate chips which are absolutely perfect additions for this card!

She used the cute little couple from The Sweetest Truck stamp set as her main characters. I love that she used the bowls from the Hot Mama stamp set to mimic the coffee cups that the couple is holding in their hands. The stacks of coffee beans are from the There’s No One Like You stamp set.

To add more dynamics to her card, she combined the steamy swirls from There’s No One Like You stamp set and adhered them on top of the coffee cups! The punny sentiment, “You’ve bean the best friend” is the ideal finishing touch to her card!

Thank you so much Jo for inspiring us today with this coffee-themed friendship card!

Thanks for stopping by our blog, have a great weekend!

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Gorgeous Shaker Card with Jo!

Hi guys! We are back today with Jo’s beautiful shaker card!

Jo created a love-themed shaker card featuring the new There’s No One Like You stamp set and coordinating dies. She used the pair of Matcha as her main characters.

To match the theme of the card, she ink blended her panel using the Rain of Hearts stencil. I love how she used a heart shape cut-out for this shaker. She also used the largest die from the Dots Meet Dashes Small Rectangles Overlays for the boarder detail.

The bold and bright colors on this card are just awesome! The color green immediately pops to mind when it comes to Matcha. I love how she used matching green beads and a green scalloped backer panel to build her scene.

She also added some other cute images from the set and little pieces of hearts to decorate her card. And of course, the matching sentiment, “We’re a Matcha Made in Heaven” is the perfect final touch. Check out her step by step video over on our YouTube Channel!

Thank you Jo for your bright and beautiful shaker card!

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An Underwater Scene Shaker Card with Jo!

Hi everybody! Thanks for stopping by our blog! Today, we have Jo sharing her gorgeous shaker card with us!

Jo mixed the different sizes dies from the Dots Meet Dashes Large Rectangles Overlays and the Dots Meet Dashes Small Rectangles Overlays to create the boarder detail on her base panel and the two smaller frames.

She added acetate to the two smaller frames to create the shaker windows. The adorable underwater creatures were from The More We Get Together stamp set. The pair of cuttle fishies formed the main focal point and the sentiment “Wanna Cuttle?” is just the perfect match!

She also used a tiny bubble image from the Hot Mama stamp set for some extra detail on the seaweeds. I just love this bright and vibrant card! Check out her video tutorial below or over on our YouTube Channel.

Thank you so much Jo for your wonderful inspiration!


Spring 2020 New Release – Reveal & Inspirational Chapter + Giveaway : Day 5

Hello Everybody! Welcome to our Reveal & Inspirational Chapter + GIVEAWAY Day 5! Our official day for Spring 2020 New Release is 5 Apr but Pre-Order is NOW OPEN for the Spring Release at! All NEW products will automatically receive a 10% discount at checkout! So take advantage of this Pre-Order SALE which will only last 2 MORE DAYS until 4 Apr 11:59pm PST!

Today, we are going to focus on the final product in this release which is a Stand-Alone die called the Classic Diamond Backdrop.

First up is Vera’s dreamy card! I love her soft- toned inked background. She used the Dots Meet Dashes Small Rectangle Overlays to cut out two small rectangles to house her cute little bunnies from the My BFF stamp set, together with the Cola & drink from the There’s No One Like You stamp set. The clouds and smiley rainbows are also from the My BFF stamp set. She kept her card relatively simple but it is super gorgeous!

Next is Davina’s delightful friendship card. I just love the bright rainbow color blending on this diamond backdrop. She layered it against a white card base which makes the diamond cut-outs really pop! The cute kids are from the new The Sweetest Truck stamp set. As you can see, with a bold backdrop like this one, you don’t really need to add too much in order to create a charming card!

Jo made a dazzling shaker card for us using this stand-alone die. These cute images and sentiment are from the Hot Mama stamp set. I love how she created a 2-layer backdrop. The little fish tails are just the ideal addition to this mermaid card! The sequins she used also match the color of her card seamlessly!

Finally, I’ve made a just because card for you today. I’ve used the Classic Diamonds Backdrop die on Mysterious Galaxy – Medium Weight Premium Cardstock. I layered it against The Sandstone Series – Banana Boat – Premium Fine Paper on the outer edges, and the Essentials – Smooth Bright White 100lb. Heavy Weight Cardstock across the middle portion. I thought the bright yellow and white against this black & shimmering cardstock would give a wonderful contrast. These adorable images are from the There’s No One Like You stamp set.

A BIG Thank-You to our wonderful and talented Creative Team! Head over to their blogs for more details on these cards.

Now, don’t forget TODAY IS THE LAST DAY to join in on our GIVEAWAYS! In this Spring 2020 New Release & Inspirational Chapter, we are having 2 separate Giveaways, one on our Blog and the other on our Instagram page! Please head over to the Spring 2020 New Release – Reveal & Inspirational Chapter + Giveaway : INTRO blog post) for chances to win!

Winners will be announced on our Blog and on Instagram TOMORROW! You have until 11:00pm (PST) tonight to enter. Come and play along with us!

We hope you have enjoyed these inspirations with Classic Diamond Backdrop! Tomorrow will be Reveal & Inspirational Chapter Wrap Up and Winners Reveal! We’ll see you again tomorrow!

Thank you so much for stopping by. Have a lovely day!

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