CTC82 Christmas inspired but not for christmas!! Pink Shaker.

Hello again, welcome back for our Sunday night blog hop. this week on CTC a we are taking inspiration from the Christmas section which is Chapter 2 in the lovely new Catalogue from pages 26-37
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Well I don't know about you but I can't possibly think about making Christmas projects yet!!! But that's quite OK because the idea of CTC is to use the catalogue as a springboard.
for instance You can use one or any or several of :-
A colour combination
A card layout
A stampset 
A project in the catalogue .or  .....
The possibilities are endless. So what did I use? ....the cute card on the bottom of page 33

Now I did have plans of using a new detailed thinlit but sadly it didn't arrive today so I did a quick rethink,  and I still managed to use a few new products.

This technique is an inlaid diecut technique so I first cut the word from Pink Pirouette, and then a second time from the Flirty Flamingo piece. I was very careful when pulling the words out so that there were no tears or crinkles in either piece. The die brush was really helpful but I used it very gently so as not to warp the Flamingo background piece. I could then easily place the light pink into the dark background piece. 
Initially I had planned to fill in the gap with the dark pieces but then I had a little idea to create a shaker card. It's not a very big window but I have been keen to try out the new foam strips so this was a good chance. They are amazingly easy to work with. If you don't have any yet you NEED to add them to your shopping list! I used blushing bride sequins inside the shaker but I also added some non SU glitter.
I tried to splatter some clear wink of Stella but I haven't really mastered that technique yet, however I am really happy with the new enamel shapes in the current In Colours.

Instead of the white Pom Pom trim I used a few strips of the new Irresistibly Floral DSP and sponged it with the Pink Pirouette ink. I LOVE is paper and have a few other samples made up with it which I will post later this week.

This was not a difficult card to make and I was under the pump to get it created in a short period of time. I made it in 20 minutes which is what is so great about using the catalogue for ideas. The layout and ideas are already there. I would encourage you to look at all the catalogue samples closely and see what grabs you the first time and recreate it with your own stamps and colours. Then we'd love to see your creations, so join in our monthly challenges.

EDIT  (June 15)so now my new Box of Goodies has arrived and I have had a chance to play a little - this is what I had planned to make, 

you can see more detail here

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Next on the hop this week is Simone, check out her fabulous creations too.

Thanks for looking, 
Happy stamping,



  1. What a creative card! I'd never think of making a shaker card like this and it's so fun! This would give any person receiving this a big smile!

  2. Such a cute idea, and I think turning the insides of the letters into the shaker feature is also a great idea.

  3. I am loving shaker cards at the moment with the new foam adhesive strips. This is an idea of the words that I would never have thought of. Thanks for the inspiration

  4. Great card, a lovely non-Christmassy version of the catty project. I love that you have used the word to make a shaker card.

  5. Love how you have inlaid the die cut, great idea for a shaker card!

    1. Thanks so much Deb, check out my post from June 15 to see what I had planned to make!http://lillylovespaper.blogspot.com.au/2016/06/inlaid-diecut-technique-using-may.html


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