Santa Express Memories and More Christmas Shaker Card PP614

by Joanne James23. October 2022 08:00

Today it's Sunday and time for this week's new challenge over at The Paper Players! It's the turn of the fabulous Ann to host this week and she has my favourite, a sketch challenge for us to work with:


I saw Ann's sketch and immediately knew what I wanted to do with it - I love it when that happens! I mirror-flipped the sketch on the vertical and this is what I came up with - take a look:


Here's the low-down on today's card:

A Christmas Shaker - Who can resist a shaker, let alone one that is this colourful and festive?! I thought that central frame would be perfect for a feature shaker, filled with red, white and silver sequins. I made a frame using my Rectangle Stitched Framelits and used one of the patterned acetates from the Santa Express Memories and More Cards for my shaker front: 

I chose some complimentary papers from the Santa Express designer series paper pack in Poppy Parade and a colourful 'ho, ho, ho' design for my frame and central border element to tie in with my shaker frame.

Ho Ho Santa - I accented my shaker frame with a jolly santa that I fussy cut from one of the Santa Express Memories and More cards, to which I added one of the flat jingle bell trinkets using some co-ordinating (retired) festive baker's twine.

Don't Forget The Inside - I finished the inside of my card with another offcut of designer paper and a sentiment from the Sweet Candy Canes stamp set - I also used a narrow one from the same set on the front of my card:

I just love this card - so fun!! The Santa Express Memories & More cards are just fantastic - so useful for cards and scrapbooking alike! This is the first one of the included acetates that I've used; I also love the wood word diecuts too. An all-round, super useful set!

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


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Here's a quick recap of our challenge rules:
1.  Create a new paper project
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Enjoy your day; we are taking it easy following our early start; I think ironing and an afternoon movie might be required! I'll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!


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Comments (8) -

Jennie Maier
Jennie MaierUnited States
10/23/2022 1:12:12 PM #

Joanne, that's so clever to create a shaker card with the sketch-perfect! The papers are so festive too! Have a great week!

Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
10/23/2022 5:40:35 PM #

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this festive card.  That little Santa is the best and the shaker element is so FUN!  The twine and jingle bell are fabulous!  You rocked this sketch, My Friend!  

LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
10/24/2022 3:10:11 PM #

I love this card too!  I JUST opened my card pack this morning and can't wait to play with it...I may just make a shaker card too!  Thanks for the inspiration!

VickyUnited Kingdom
10/24/2022 5:13:57 PM #

You're right Joanne - a shaker card is always so special! Love this dynamic card with all its movement and fun! Vicky x

jaydeeUnited States
10/24/2022 9:12:10 PM #

DOH!  Why didn't I think of a shaker card?  It's the perfect layout for a shaker.  I love the DSP and your fun santa.  Great take on the sketch, Joanne.  BTW... hope you are having fun on the PM merry-go-round!

Ann Schach
Ann SchachUnited States
10/26/2022 3:47:22 AM #

Wow! So fun! So festive! And, oh so creative!!! You are such an inspiration, Joanne.  Making a shaker card never even crossed my mind.  You nailed this challenge for sure. Have a wonderful week!

Christy Stanford
Christy StanfordUnited States
10/28/2022 2:50:18 PM #

Such a beautiful card, Joanne!  I love the shaker element and Santa sure looks festive on those patterned papers.

Cindy Beach
Cindy BeachUnited States
10/29/2022 5:57:32 PM #

I am a huge fan of shaker cards because I love to play with them! Yours is a show-stopper, Joanne! Love that Santa and I'm so glad to see Poppy Parade back in the colors line up. The printed acetate is amazing! Love that bell on his hat too! Have a great week!

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