I hope that you will hop along through all of the designers' blogs! There's so much inspiration! And prizes! Don't forget prizes! Pink & Main is giving away FIVE $50 gift certificates to the Pink & Main store to FIVE random winners! To be eligible to win one of these fabulous prizes you must have commented on EVERY blog in the hop! But why wouldn't you want to?! There's so many pretty things to be seen! With that - let's see mine!
I decided to use the new BEE Day stamp set to create a double shaker card! This is the first time I made a card like this, but it was relatively easy once I figured it out! I started by taking two landscape cards, turning them sideways, and gluing the backs together to make a tri-fold card. I used a circle die to cut a circle from the center of the front of the card, then I closed my card and traced the outline onto the inner flap of the card, lined up my die, and cut a second circle so that I had a sort of "tunnel" going through the two flaps of my card to the back. I stamped my sentiment and little bees from the BEE Day stamp set onto the front of my card and added some simple coloring to the bees.
I wanted the inside to have pops of color and I also needed some way to sandwich my shaker pouches into my card, so I trimmed a piece of yellow cardstock to be slightly smaller than my card and again lined up my circle die and cut out a circle window. To add a bit more interest I stamped the little bee image from the BEE Day stamp set repeatedly and added clear embossing powder for some shine. I did this twice so that I would have a panel for both inside portions of my card.
To create my shaker pouches I cut a rectangle from a piece of acetate and added strong double sided adhesive around a 4 sides. I added some sequins to the middle and removed the backing from the tape and folded it in half to create a square with sealed edges and sequins in the middle. This allows me to create a flat shaker, but there's still enough space in the middle that the sequins can move around a bit. I made 2 shaker pouches and adhered them to the back of the yellow pieces of cardstock and sandwiched them between the card base and the cardstock.
I stamped the bee hive and some more bees from the BEE Day stamp set and cut them out with the coordinating dies and added them to my card. I am so excited about how this card turned out! And I love how you can see straight through the front to the back where the little bees are buzzing around their hive!
Now on to the hop! Remember that to win one of FIVE $50 giftcards to the Pink & Main store you need to comment on each stop in the hop! Good luck!
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