Confetti Celebration Shaker Card

by Joanne James23. May 2016 16:05

Happy Monday everyone! I've spent a busy day doing housework today, with the result that 'Chez James' now looks as neat as a pin and the ironing basket is completely empty, so I am writing my blog post before collecting Rebecca from school. I am collecting her from her rounders practice a little earlier than usual today as her singing lesson this week has been rescheduled; she is off on a school trip to Harry Potter world at Elstree Studios on Wednesday - lucky girl! 

So today's card uses yesterday's Paper Players sketch again, but this time to make a shaker card for this week's challenge over at Pals Paper Arts:

   Pals Paper Arts PPA301

I loved this bright and cheery colour combo and there are some lovely Design Team cards this week. My fellow Paper Players designer Linda Callahan also used them on her Paper Players card yesterday (you can see Linda's card here) with some gorgeous florals. I decided to go with a shaker card for my entry - take a look:

For today's card the colours may well be familiar to you, but there are some fabulous 'sneak peeks' of new catalogue product:

Time to Party With Confetti Celebration - Confetti Celebration is a fun new stamp set with all the making of a good party: decorations (check out the string of lights that I used on the front of my card), stars, balloons and some great sentiments. Both of the sentiments on my card are in this new set and I love that the 'Hooray' is framed perfectly in the shaker window.

Lots of Sprinkles - The sprinkles for today's shaker were created with a new punch of the same name. The Sprinkles Punch will be perfect for creating table confetti or the insides for shakers in a range of colours and glimmer papers. I colour-co-ordinated mine with the challenge colours and added a few gold star sequins too for good measure.

A Hidden Shaker 'Gem' - The best thing about today's shaker card is the one thing you can't see! A strange thing to say I know, but the new catalogue has a new supply item that will revolutionise shaker card construction: foam adhesive strips! Just like the ones in the Christmas shaker card kits in the last Autumn-Winter seasonal catalogue, they are a little deeper than Dimensionals and give just the right height for a good shaker card. I am going to get so much use out of these!

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:


You can see all of my 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

Enjoy your day and I'll be back tomorrow with another project; until then, happy stampin'!


Comments (5) -

Linda Callahan
Linda CallahanUnited States
5/24/2016 3:04:45 AM #

Oh I do love a shaker card!  This is so cute!


Windy Ellard
Windy EllardUnited States
5/24/2016 3:57:53 AM #

I almost did not get this set thinking I did not need another "birthday one" but I have been loving it and you did such an awesome shaker card here and used lots of the set..a case card for sure!  Thanks for sharing and playing along with the Pals color challenge this week!


Rae Harper
Rae HarperUnited States
5/24/2016 4:41:32 AM #

Super Shaker Card!  I spy a new punch.  Great job Joanne!  Thank you for playing with the color team this week for PPA301!


Shawn de Oliveira
Shawn de OliveiraUnited States
5/24/2016 4:50:18 AM #

Love the shaker card! Perfect for this colorful combination. Thanks for playing with us at Pals Paper Arts.


Brian King
Brian KingUnited States
5/24/2016 11:26:45 AM #

Great card, Joanne!  These colors work perfectly with your celebratory card.  Great showcase of these new products.  Thanks for playing along with this week's Pals Paper Arts Color Challenge!


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