What a fun week in camp this has been. And as I started to plan out my shaker card, I also discovered it fit in with the great theme on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Animal Magic. We were to create a project with an animal theme, and incorporate Paper Smooches product if possible. So this card does double duty, even though it certainly wasn't planned that way. The best part is they asked to share pictures of our own animals. Don't have to ask me twice for that!
First of all, this is my stamping buddy, Freddie. Whenever I am in my crafting room, he is never far away. He stole some fleece material I had near my sewing machine and made a nice nest for himself.
He was actually the inspiration for my card as I needed to write a note to our trainer. Freddie and I are now going through classes with the goal of being a Therapy Dog. He has the perfect temperament for that.
I had never done a see-through shaker before, but was inspired by Stephanie's video for MFT, so thought I would give it a try.
What a fun technique. I will definitely do this again. I will list all materials below, but the shaker window was created with MFT's Wonky Window dies. For the red frame, I just cut along the outside edge the old-fashioned way - with scissors! I love this charm and tibbon from Lilac Lane too.
Here is a view of the inside:
The sentiments are from Paper Smooches Lucky Dog Two.
I particularly like to sentiment across the top and I use it on a lot of my animal themed cards. Freddie is a rescued dog, and I firmly believe in these ideas. I have done all of them, and continue to do so. It is so rewarding.
Finally, just to prove that the shaker window is truly see-through, here is my stamping buddy helping me out. You can tell he did it reluctantly.
DIE: MFT Wonky Window
STAMPS: Paper Smooches Lucky Dog Two
STENCIL: MFT Staggered Paw Prints
PAPERS: MFT Kraft, Wild Cherry, 80 lb Natural
INK: MFT Wild Cherry, Black Licorice
OTHER: Ribbon, charm, sequins - Lilac Lane and stash; Gold cord - Stampin' Up!
Well it's time for our late afternoon walk so we are off for some exercise. We wish you and your fir-babies if you have any a great day. I just got some new goodies today, so I will be playing tomorrow, or maybe even this evening. See you again soon!