Sunday, March 22, 2015

Have A Lovely Day

Good Morning!

Today's card will be entered into the MFT, Bonus Sketch Challenge, they have teamed up with PageMaps for this one.

I literally followed the sketch.  Designer Papers by Authentique, The Gathering Collection.  I made a hand cut tag, rounded corners, punched out the top portion with an EK Success label punch, I used a Spellbinders Small Labels die for the bottom portion. 
You can see the sequins here.
 I wanted to do something with that bottom window, so I covered it with Vellum, then I decided to make a little shaker box.  Cut a frame using fun foam and 2 of the Spellbinders dies, which makes it so easy to create a shaker, then filled it with orange sequins and bronze glitter.  It's hard to see because of my Vellum layer, but you can hear it for sure!  

Using MFT's Blueprints #12 banner die, I cut out 2 banners, one in Ivory card stock one in the Designer Paper.  I also used another punch from the EK Success label punch.  Got out my little Janome Sewing Machine and sewed the seam down the middle and the 2 tags in the upper left corner.  Popped up the tag with 3D dots and adhered my tag, topped with a sentiment from MFT's Sweet Roses stamp set, a few scattered sequins and some Baker's Twine. 
Thanks so much for coming by, I really appreciate you doing so!
Enjoy and have a lovely day!


  1. I have always wanted to sew on my cards...but have never tried it. Love your card...great colors! You are a jack of all trades for sure! or would that be Jacqueline! LOL

  2. Very "Lovely". This is sure to bring anyone a lovely day. What a great idea to make a shaker box in the are one clever gal. Oh; and I like the colors and stitching.

  3. I love this! Your colors are great, and your special touches (stitching, shaker box and sequins) make the card above ordinary! Great job!!

  4. Oh wow, you have nailed this challenge perfectly! Love all your papers and layering, and that shaker tag is just awesome. And don't you LOVE to use fun foam. It's my new favorite I'm using it instead of foam tape a lot - leaves a flatter card front. Really great card!!

  5. So clever of you to make that shaker box. They are very popular now. I just bought a bunch of fun foam at the dollar store. More new uses.

  6. The colors on this card are so that soft blue. Beautiful design. Love your shaker box!

  7. Wonderful take on the sketch! Love that you included a shaker, such a fun element, thanks for playing along at MFT!