It's My Party Balloon Birthday Shaker Card

by Joanne James3. January 2016 10:00

It's Sunday and time for a new challenge over at The Paper Players! It's our first challenge of the new year and the first thing to do is welcome our three new guest designers that are joining us from today: Linda Callaghan, Hannelie Bester and Colleen Begley, we are so happy you are joining us and sharing your collective talents over the next 6 months.

This week it is my turn to host the first challenge of the new year and I have a fun theme for you to play along with:


It's all about numbers! You can use them in any way on your cards and can make a card with any theme - as long as it features at least one number. For my card this week I was inspired to use the layout over at Fusion and my new Large Numbers Framelits Dies to create a fun shaker card: 


I used my numbers to create a shaker card by backing them with a piece of window sheet in the negative space, through which you can see both the fun It's My Party balloon-festooned designer series paper behind and also the mix of metallics and brights sequins inside. My greeting is stamped from the co-ordinating 'Number of Years' set and a trio of balloons punched with my new Balloon Bouquet Punch and tied with two-tone baker's twine finish my card.

Here's a close up view of the shaker:

Rebecca and many of her friends will be turning 11 this year, hence my choice of number - her Christmas shaker cards proved very popular and now they are requesting birthday equivalents! I am loving the bright colours and patterns of the new It's My Party suite - only two more days to go until the Spring-Summer catalogue launches and I just know you are going to love it too!

Before you reach for your ink and papers, check out what our amazing team has created to inspire you this week:

The Paper Players Design Team
Laurie Schmidt
Nance Leedy
Sandy Mathis 
Linda Callahan
Hannelie Bester
Colleen Begley
Here's a quick recap of our challenge rules:
1.  Create a new paper project
2.  Upload your creation to your blog with a link back to us and provide a direct link to the post featuring your challenge submission.
3.  Please link your card to no more than three challenges, TOTAL.
4.  Have FUN! 


I look forward to seeing what you create with this week's theme. We are off to basketball today but no hockey for another week yet; then we are going to start taking the Christmas decorations down this afternoon and if we get everything finished we may even fit in a visit to the cinema - watch this space!

Back tomorrow with another project; until then, happy stampin'!


Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:

Available 5th January:

140811 - Number of Years & Large Numbers Framelits Dies Bundle

140609 - Balloon Punch

140552 - It's My Party Designer Series Paper Stack

140718 - It's My Party Cardstock Pack

140555 - Baker's Twine Combo Pack 

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Comments (7) -

Nance Leedy
Nance LeedyUnited States
1/3/2016 1:41:03 PM #

Happy New Year, Joanne!  This card is bursting with happiness and joy.  What a great way to incorporate a shaker element--your daughter is sure to love it and so will all her friends!  They're all going to want one.  What a fun theme for the new year too!  I hope your holiday season was wonderful!


LaurieUnited States
1/3/2016 5:31:26 PM #

This is so clever...I love the shaker in the numbers..such a great idea. PERFECT for the challenge today. Have an awesome day Joanne!


Gail United Kingdom
1/3/2016 7:00:09 PM #

what a great idea for a shaker card, love the new papers and embellishments. Xx


Sandy mathis
Sandy mathisUnited States
1/3/2016 7:03:25 PM #

A great card and a great challenge, Joanne! I love shaker cards and what a great idea to make you shaker behind the numbers. A Happy New Year to you, my friend!


LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
1/3/2016 7:47:58 PM #

Super cool theme for your challenge, Joanne, and what a fun card to create!  Love the festive colors, the balloons and SEQUINS!!  Woohoo, love the sequins!  Those number dies make great shaker cards!!


Linda Callahan
Linda CallahanUnited States
1/3/2016 7:53:20 PM #

Thanks for a perfect challenge to start a new year!  I love the mix of pattern and color on your card - so bright and festive!  The shaker makes it even more fun!  Party on!


Colleen Begley
Colleen BegleyUnited States
1/4/2016 3:20:17 AM #

Happy New Year, Joanne! I love shaker cards and this one is super cute and fun! I like how you put the "th" on the small yellow banner too. (I would not have thought to do that and it's so cool!)


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