Wednesday, July 2, 2014

{Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge} Shake It



Welcome to the first Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge in July! This week's challenge is Shake It, which means you need to use a shaker/confetti packet type of element on your project. You can create your own shaker (my three video examples here) or use a premade one. The design team is featuring Simon Says Stamp Exclusives. You don't have to use it but we'd love to see some if you have it.


I made a shaped card using Simon Says Stamp's Balloons Dies and coordinating Birthday Messages mini stamp set. You can also buy these together as the Balloon Sentiments Die & Stamp Set. I love these balloons! The patterned papers are from Pink Paislee's Color Wash paper pad (front) and Heidi Swapp's Dreamy paper pad (back of shaker).


The Happy Birthday die cut that forms the window for my shaker is from the Little B Block Out die set that I also used in this recent post. They were an instant addiction and I want to use them on everything! To finish the card, I tied some pretty ombre cord in coordinating colours to the base of the balloon.


One winner will be chosen at random to win a $50 gift voucher to the awesome Simon Says Stamp Store!


It could be you!



I hope you will play along with us this week!



Thanks for stopping by today! Have a wonderful Wednesday. :)

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32 comments:

Laura Sterckx said...

This is a masterpiece! The watercolored balloon is amazing and I LOVE the die cut you used for the sentiment. :)

snappy scrappy said...

So pretty, love the shaker!

Sue McRae said...

Who wouldn't love to get this card for their birthday...so very fun!

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Emily :-) I love the balloon shape and the papers and die cut sentiment are perfect ,,, very cute :-)

luv
Lols x x x

Jingle said...

This is so super cute!

Lin said...

A die in a die! So clever, Emily!

Tracey McNeely said...

Cute cute cute Emily, love the big balloon shaker!

Deepti said...

This is so stunning, love the colors on the balloons and the shaker balloon, it cannot get better than this :)

Heather said...

A brilliant card Emily, I love your balloon design and beautifully Happy birthday die full of sequind!!!

hugs
Heather xx

~amy~ said...

so very pretty!

Miriam Prantner said...

Love this shaped shaker, so fun, perfect patterned paper to use too!

Cindy C. said...

Very fun shaped shaker card Emily!! Such a clever design!!

Barb Ghig said...

Awesome shaker card, Emily! I love all the sparkle behind the alphas, and the soft patterned papers are so pretty! Love the font on the alpha dies, too! Thanks so much for your inspiration!

Jill Norwood said...

Love your card!! And the pretty papers! So fun! :)

Alina said...

lovely idea, Emily!!!!!!

icardeveryone01 said...

Emily!!!! THAT is the "most amazing, spectacular, and fantastic" shaker card I've ever seen!! - I've YET to make one =/ I must give it a try... I'll watch your video - again =]

Michele

Shelly said...

This is simply, amazing!!! Love it!

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Amazing card Emily! I've been wanting those balloon dies and now I really want them!! ;)

hugs...

Carol McCready said...

Very fun card. Love the coloring.

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

I just love shaped cards! They're so fun and different! This one is way cool and I love that the word is the "shaker" part :)


*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

Teresa Kline said...

hi Emily, this is such a fun card, luv the balloon shape! hope you have a super fun weekend!

sparkle & shine *~*

Marianne said...

I so love your card, Emily. I saw it on the SSS challenge blog yesterday and again on the SSS blog just now. I thought you added the watercolour look yourself, but I now see you totally faked it with this fabulous designer paper LOL.
Cannot wait for my Block Out dies to arrive, even though I had no idea the sentiments would be this big. That is one of the drawbacks of having to order everything online (and those pesky imperial measurement units).

Debra said...

Such a sweet and fun card. Thank you for the tutorial. I am just learning to make these and you gave me good ideas.

Carol L said...

I really like the fun balloon shape of your card, but adding a shaker inside of the sentiment is the coolest idea! Love this!!

Lindsey said...

Shaped AND a shaker! Such an awesome card... and beautiful papers to show off the design.

LauraJane:) said...

You are the Master of watercolor BGs! SUPER fun shaker!

Karin Åkesdotter said...

Such cool design! Love your card!
Happy 4th of July, hugs, Karin

A Crafty Person said...

This die set is one of my favorites, thank you so much for this awesome card and reminder to use that die set more often.

Samantha Mann said...

What a beautiful card! I LOVE that balloon shape! And the die cut sentiment is genius as the window shaker part!!! So smart!

Kelly Latevola said...

Holy! This is so awesome Emily! You're such a clever crafter :)

Conniecrafter said...

very cool shaped card!!

Kelly Griglione said...

Oooh, I clicked on this from MFW ... SO STRIKING!! Love your balloon-shaped shaker card!