Thursday, May 3, 2018

A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop - You Are My Anchor

Hello!  I hope you are having a fabulous week!  I'm so happy to join all of the fabulous Stampin' Up! Demonstrator's for this You Are My Anchor Paper Pumpkin Blog Hop!    If you are already a Paper Pumpkin subscriber then I'm sure you know exactly what I'm talking about!  I think this is my all time favorite PP Kit!  Of course, anything Nautical is my thing! :)  

For some reason Nautical theme cards draws me to shaker cards so I had to throw at least one shaker card into the mix with the help of some window sheets, stitched shape framelits dies, woodgrain DSP and some foam adhesive strips! 

I ran my bone folder over the score line on the 6" x 3" card base and cut the 6" side off a 5 1/4".  I adhered it to the front of a piece of 5 1/4" x 4" Wood Grain DSP that I had first cut a stitched circle out of.  (The Patterned Cardstock covered up the hole so no one is the wiser, right??) I used a smaller stitched circle to cut the larger one into a frame.  Window Sheet was adhered to the inside of the circle frame with Tombow Multipurpose Glue.  I also cut a circle out of one of the envelopes included in the kit so that I could use the blue wave DSP on the inside of the envelope for the back of my shaker.  The lighthouse die cut was glued onto the  blue wave DSP and another window sheet die cut circle was adhered over that.  I added some random clear and blue sequins in the middle (that I had (probably left over from a previous PP kit!).  Some foam adhesive strips were added behind the wood grain frame and then adhered to the light house scene with the sequins to complete my shaker.    I added the anchor at the bottom with the roping through it and next to the sentiment that was stamped in Island Indigo to complete this one.  

Of course, I had to throw a little tone on tone stamping in on the below card.  

I used the smaller stamps from the stamp set to stamp in Sahara Sand on Sahara Sand Cardstock. The large Anchor on the circle was stamped in Island Indigo Ink onto the circle die cut from the kit.  This was a simple but super cute alternative to use the 3 x 3" card opened flat as a DSP accent on your card panel.  I attached the matted front panel with dimensionals onto a Thick Whisper White top folding card base since the cording in the kit is pretty thick.  

Thanks so much for stopping by!  The next stop on the hop is Rachel Tessman.  Just click on her name on the below blog roll.

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  1. Brilliant shaker card, it's like looking out a little porthole! Thanks for sharing :-D

  2. Cute projects!! I love shaker cards!!!

  3. I love your cards and the shaker is awesome!

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