Monday, July 25, 2011

Beach Birthday Shaker Card

Hello everyone!  This card was soooo fun to make!  It's my first attempt at making a shaker card.  The directions I followed can be found here.  This card is definitely making me want to go to the beach!  I also had a few Kenny Chesney songs playing in my brain while making this! 
"No shoes, no shirt, no problems
Blues what blues hey I forgot 'em
The sun and the sand and a drink in my hand with no bottom
And no shoes, no shirt, and no problems"  :)   Ahhhh......
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Cricut 360- Outdoors
Birthday Sundaes- inspiration photo (some beachy cupcakes, yummo)
Crazy 4 Challenges- make a shaker card
My Craft Spot- embossing
Paper Playtime- summer theme with a stamped image or sentiment
Crafty Sprouts- shaker card
Creative Sisters Monday Challenge- summer theme
Scrapbookaholic by Abby- summer theme




Cricut cartridges used:
Life is a Beach- waves cut at W 6.24" x H 2.03", shark- 3.59", sandals- 1.82", life preserver- 3", surf board- 4.06"
George and Basic Shapes- rectangle W 2.68" x H 6.16" (I welded this to the waves to make the card base)
Cuttlebug- d'vine swirls, swiss dots
Sentiment- Hero Arts Birthday Messages
Sand (I used some from my backyard), inside shaker and applied to edges of kraft paper using Zig glue
Transparency film (I used a sheet I had from Office Depot... It's good to be a teacher!) :)
Jute cord, or twine (rope around life preserver)
Foam tape

Well have a totally tubular day, and dream about catching some gnarly waves!  Thanks for looking!  Or should I say "mahalo"!  :)

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52 comments:

Sheila said...

Another awesome creative card!! Love it.
Sheila

Arcy Scraps said...

this is a GREAT card!!!! love it!

Erika Valdez said...

Oh wow!! This is an amazing Shaker Card! The embossing really makes it pop! I am also having a Shaker card challenge over on my blog and have some awesome blog candy to give away! I hope you will stop by and take a look and hopefully link up!

Lots of Love,
Erika
http://www.craftysprouts.com

Cely said...

So stinkin cool! LOVE it!

Amy said...

Wow- what a great detailed card! Awesome Job! :)Amy

Nita T. said...

Another fabulous card by the redheaded crafter! I love the detail on this! You thought of everything, right down to the twine on the life preserver. So awesome.
Nita :)

Lisa said...

Amy, WOW! What an amazing card! I can't even pick out details to highlight because I love all of it! Okay, the happy shark in the back is too cute! Love, love, love this!! :D

Lisa
http://indymermaid.blogspot.com

Tracey Brossart said...

Very cute, love all the little die cuts and the shape! Very creatively put together!

Thanks for playing with us at "Paper Playtime" for our summer challenge and good luck! :D

Hugz,
xx Tracey xx

MyCuriousCrafts said...

Amy, love the scene you've created...FABULOUS! ~Shen

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Oh Amy this is just too cute.

Erika Valdez said...

Thanks so much for linking up! Your card is soo amazing!!

Lots of Love,
Erika

kisatrtle said...

Oh i need to play along....

kisatrtle said...

Love this...forgot to say that

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Wonderful detail in this beach scene card.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"
http://CreatedbySunshineHoneyBee.blogspot.com

Sherrie K. said...

Okay Amy...you just rocked this big time!! Great details too:) Awesome..thanks for sharing!! Keep them coming...love all your creations!
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Great shaker card!

Carri~abusybee
www.doubleclickconnections.blogspot.com

Lolis said...

Very cute card! I like all the embossing!

Missy said...

This is darling! Thanks for the link to the directions for this type of card!!

Karen H said...

Amy, this is so cute! I've never made a shaker card, so thanks for including the linkage! I LOVE how you added some of the sand to the embossed kraft paper... brilliance. :o) (And I love how happy the shark is! He must be jamming, too!)

Hugs and blessings! :o)
http://kaleidoscopicsparkles.blogspot.com

Creative Diva said...

What a fun and Unique card. Thanks for joining us at Cricut360.

Hugs,
Patty
creativediva98.blogspot.com

Christine America Real said...

Wow! This is a very cool card! I love that I own the carts you used! The embossing is great!

Hey, I am having a small candy giveaway on my blog, stop by if you get a chance.

chrissandlou.blogspot.com

Lori Comeau said...

Very cute. Love the shark.
http://lorisartsyobsession.blogspot.com/

Jill said...

What a gorgeous card - and a lovely blog you have here! Thanks for visiting my blog - I'm returning the favour and following you back now!

Hope you have a lovely week!

Jill @ Creating my way to Success
http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

KraftyKoolKat said...

Another fab creation hunni. I don't know where you get all your fab ideas from.

Hugs
Cathy
xxxx

Rachel W K said...

What a cool card!!! I love how you made the sharkey jump off the top of the card. Very inspiring for me to get creative!

-rachel w k
rwkrafts.blogspot.com

my crafting creations said...

I love the shark in the background. so cute. Thanks for sharing with us at cricut 360. Great Job.

Kim

Jayne said...

Fab card Amy. Love that you added real sand in the shaker.
Jayne

Pam said...

Super cute card Amy!! I love all of it:) Hugs, Pam at http://craftycards4u2.blogspot.com/

Southernbelle said...

What a cute card! I especially love the trim you added to the life raft!
Aymee

Scrappy Zeni said...

What an awesome card! I love that you used so many summer elements in one card. Very creative!!! TFS!

LeanneC said...

You have definitely outdone yourself! I love everything about this card ... that shark is so cute! Awesome job!

Leanne at http://sweetlittlescraps.blogspot.com

Pam said...

Hey Amy I am back to ask you to come by my blog and pick up some awards, I know this is "again" but I have to include you. Hugs, Pam at http://craftycards4u2.blogspot.com/

HappyPlaceJen said...

Super cute shaker, Amy! I had to double click one of the pics to see that action closer! :) ~Jen http://happyplaceforjen.blogspot.com/

BLJ Graves Studio said...

Fabulous project.

Kellie said...

What an adorable shark card. I love it. It's a perfect little boy card. Good luck on the challenge.

Kellie

kardsbykellie.blogspot.com

Sentimental Scrapper said...

Soooo cute! I especially love the embossed water/wave! Thanks for joining the fun at My Craft Spot!

Kimberly

Sonia said...

I love your shark card, it is wonderful... Thanks for joining us at Cricut 360º and Birthday Sundaes... HUGS...SK :)

Krista's Paper Cafe said...

Your interpretation of this digi is lovely.
Thanks for playing with us at Paper Playtime
Krista, guest designer
http://www.KristasPaperCafe.com

Joy said...

Darling card....love the shark in the BG...too funny! Thanks for joining us at My Craft Spot !
Joy

Lisa said...

CONGRATULATIONS on your top 3 at Cricut 360 this week, Amy! Soo deserved - this card is fabulous!! :D

Lisa
http://indymermaid.blogspot.com

jennyplace2 said...

OMG! I am totally loving your card! It makes me want to pack my bags and get on the first plane out of here! Thanks for joining the challenge at My Craft Spot.

Kate said...

This is fabulous!! I absolutely love this! Everything works together just perfectly. Well done!
Thanks so much for playing along at My Craft Spot!
Kate
Small Bits of Paper

Kristie said...

What a fantastic scene you created and the shaker is especially cool! Awesome take on the inspiration picture, thanks for playing along with Birthday Sundaes!!

Amy C said...

Awesome!! Thanks for joining us this week at My Craft Spot.

Hugs,
Amy
Scrapping Mommy

Tina said...

Ahhh a transparency!! Who would have thought!! What a great idea! I will have to get some from school tomorrow. :) Thanks for the tip!
Tina

Lisa said...

CONGRATULATIONS on your top 3 at My Craft Spot this week, Amy!! Woo-hoo!! I so love this card :D

Lisa
http://indymermaid.blogspot.com

janner said...

Fabulous card. You are so talented.

Missy said...

This is a fantastic card, a very well deserved top 3!!! Great job!!!

Sherrie K. said...

Congrats on your top 3 spot at My Craft Spot and Cricut 360!! Your card is awesome!! Your first attempt at the shaker card turned out fabulous!! Love it!
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

mum of two said...

What a beautiful project! I am loving the shark! Thanks for playing with us at Paper Playtime summer creations :)

michelle
http://mumoftwoblog.blogspot.com

Cindy said...

Oh Amy this is just to COOL and FUN!:)

Ashley said...

Adorable!!! Thanks for playing with us at Scrapbookaholic by Abby!!

DT Ashley