A Rainy Day Shaker Card & Cricut Tutorial

For the Green Color Dare Challenge

This week, I am bringing you a little inspiration for the Color Dare Challenge and gifting you with Cricut video tutorial to show you how I made today’s project. Before I show you my Rainy Day Shaker card, I want to remind you how to join this week’s color challenge. 

 

Use ONLY the colors and neutral tones identified. When you are creating for more than one challenge please make sure your project meets our requirement.

Please link up your project to the Color Dare Blog before May 28th


Like the grass in my backyard, this challenge is all green. With the rain we have been having lately, my “desert” home looks more like something from the northwestern states.  Each day the clouds roll in, and I am happy to see the rain come down. That is what inspired me to create this Rainy Day Shaker card. 

Although it is very hard to see in the photo, this card has quite a bit of green on and in it.  The design started out with a card image I found in the Artfully Sent Cricut collection.  In my tutorial, I show you how I used the Slice Tool to turn the front of this card into a shaker frame. 

Once the images had been cut out, I stamped a sentiment onto the front of the card using Evergreen ink.  The sentiment is from another one of my favorite stamp sets in the May/June catalog – A Million Little Things.  I can’t wait to show you the other cards I make with this one. 

I chose to use vellum instead to acetate to represent the clouds that lay low in my yard each morning after a rain storm. It’s hard to see in the photo, but there is some green plaid paper and Julep sequins hanging out behind that opaque vellum. 

The plaid paper is from our new Aurora collection. This collection has an outdoorsy feel and is the perfect complement to this rainy day card.  I like how subtle and soft it all feels – just like the morning fog. 


For those who would like to make a Rainy Day Shaker card of their own, I have created a simple Cricut Tutorial & Process Video.  This video will walk you through creating the card in Cricut Design Space and assembling it afterwards. 

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I hope that today’s project inspired you to take another look at the Artfully Sent Cricut collection and create a shaker card of your own.  We would love for you to share that creation with us at the Color My Heart Color Dare Challenge blog

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A Simple Striped Graduation Card for the H2H Challenge

How many of you have friends and family who are missing out on an “official” graduation this year? I want to encourage you to send them a card to show how proud you are of them for all their hard work.  Before I show you a simple card you can make, I want to encourage you to join another Heart2Heart challenge.  

For this challenge, we are asking you to create something with stripes.  I chose to use our Build A Plaid stamp set to create a striped background for this simple shaker card.  If you would like to create a card, like this, to send to the graduates in your life, you can use the supply list and follow a simple video tutorial at the end of this post. 

Like I said, this card is super simple to make and can be altered to match the colors of your graduate’s school.  You could even add some gold embellishments for those who are graduating from college. I chose to use Carolina, Bluebird, Sapphire, & Silver to match our school colors. (I have a few graduates on my list.) 

I even added a little stamped image to decorate the front of my envelope using our For the Graduate stamp set.  How cute are those books?!! I just love that image!!


Many of you enjoy video tutorials, so I have created a simple one for you to follow.  I hope that you are inspired to make a few of these cards and send them in the coming weeks. 

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Here are a few things you will want to remember. 

  • The Heart2Heart challenge ends on April 30th.  Make sure to link your project to the challenge blog before then. 
  • You will also want to make sure to grab the For the Graduate stamp set before April 30th.  It will be retiring at the end of the month.  

I hope that you were inspired to try something new this week, and I hope you join us at Heart2Heart for another April challenge. 

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It’s All About the Sparkle with H2H

Who doesn’t love a little sparkle? Today, I am sharing beautiful Holiday Poinsettia Ornament on the Heart2Heart blog that is full of red & gold sparkle, and I have created a short process video showing you exactly how I made it.  If you love all that sparkles, why don’t you share something you have created with us at Heart2Heart.

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This lovely Poinsettia ornament was created using the Holiday Cheer kit, then attached to the front of a simple card base card.  My shaker ornament has been filled with Gold Sequins and topped with a simple Black & White striped bow. The recipient of this card not only gets a Christmas greeting, they also have a gift to add to their tree.MissCarriesCreations-SparkleOrnamentCardH2H

I began by stamping the ornament base and the frame with VersaMark Ink. I sprinkled the stamped images with Red Tinsel Embossing Powder then heat set the images. I prefer the texture and sparkle of the Tinsel Embossing Powders on my holiday projects, and I adore how it sparkles♥ when it hits the light.

The Poinsettia was stamped with Candy Apple Pigment Ink, then heat embossed using Clear Embossing powder. Originally, I had used black ink for the Poinsettia image, but found that the sentiment stamped on the acetate did not stand out as well when the flower was also stamped in black.

After the Poinsettia image was heat embossed, I shaded it using Watercolor Pencils and Shimmer Brushes. I realize that part of the image should be shaded green, but I prefer the look of an all red flower that is full of sparkle in the background.

Once all the images were stamped, I assembled the ornament and attached it to the card. Here is a simple process video showing you how to put the components of our Holiday Cheer kit together.

I hope that this project inspired you and that you share your Sparkle creation with us at the Heart2Heart challenge blog.  While you are there, I encourage you to view all of the October challenges and take a look at the stunning projects created by the design team and other entrants.

I can’t wait to see what you create!!

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