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Mar 19, 2008

Prettie Wednesday!

Two weeks ago Christie challenged us to make a shaker card! I love making those - they always make people oooohhh and aaaaahhh. I tried to think of something a little different to put in the shaker and thoought that if I used my Look Who's Perky set, coffee would be perfect! Sorry it'll be late Charlie! :)

I love this cute image of the 2 mugs with swirly steam! I used some pretty October Afternoon paper for this card. We got to see their new products at CHA and I cannot wait to get some of that!

I was talking with Christie about my idea for this card and she had a good idea. Since the coffee would possible cause the stamped image to turn brown, she suggested putting a piece of acetate over the stamped image as well as using it for the window. It worked great - the coffee is safe and won't be turning my picture brown!

Another Chipboard Blossom Use

As you can see I used another chipboard blossom here. For this one I covered it with DP. I know this is pretty easy but maybe someone out there would like to see it again - lol! :)

1. Glue your chipboard face down on the back of your DP. I used Zip Dry Glue that I got in a class at CHA - it works great!

2. Using an Exacto knife, I carefully cut around the chipboard.

3. Using the awesome files from the Basic Grey Precision File Set, I filed around the edges of the chipboard to smooth the dp even. There is a file for every shape in that set - they are a must have if you do a lot of chipboard!! In the end it really looks very neat - like you bought the chipboard already covered!

4. I used my Crop-a-dile to punch the hole in the center and added a Cappuccino Bella Bauble to the center.

Remember last week my challenge was to use chipboard - surprise surprise!! :) Did any of you try it? You'll see our results next week. Today is Joanne's turn to challenge us - can't wait to see it!!

Have a great day everyone - I know I will - it's my birthday!! :)

Cardstock: Old Olive, Very Vanilla, October Afternoon dp, Stamps: Look Who's Perky, Inks: Burnt Umber Palette, Old Olive, Accessories: Acetate, Coffee, Maya Road Chipboard Blossoms, Nestabilities, Prismacolor pencils & OMS, Bella Baubles, paper piercer, Spica pen


  1. CUte card - you're right, shaker cards are so much fun!!

  2. what a great card, love the idea of coffee in the shaker.

  3. really great card Julie!! How fun to make a shaker card with coffee. I love it
    Happy Birthday to you!! Happy Birthday to you!!! Happy Birthday:)

  4. Happy Birthday!!! You deserve to have the best day!
    I absolutely love this card. Wonderful idea using actual coffee for the shaker stuff. I can't think of anything I love more.

    Have a great day!

  5. Happy Birthday to you Julie - have a wonderful day!!

    Your card is awesome - how creative to use coffee with that cute set!! Great card, love the chipboard!


  6. Ohhh and I bet it smells good too!!! Very clever and just too cute!!! xoxo

  7. Have a wonderful birthday!! Do you have anything special planned?

  8. your card is so cute, love the dp you used for your chipboard flower (cool tip about the way you do yours, I always traced it with a pencil then cut it out, yours seems better) and have to look into getting that file you're right it looks so professional like you got it that way! HB again *smile*

  9. Thanks for the tutorial! Everyone always assumes I know what I am doing when it comes to chipboard and I always want some basic tips!


  10. LOVE this card, Julie and I can't WAIT for it to appear in my mailbox! :) It's so creative!

  11. LOVE this card, Julie and I can't WAIT for it to appear in my mailbox! :) It's so creative!

  12. Oh my gosh, your coffee shaker is just adorable!! Truth be told, shaker cards have never really floated my boat, so to speak -- LOL!!! But I LOVE this idea of the coffee shaker card - how very, very fun!!! I guarantee you, my very next shaker WILL be a coffee one -- FABULOUS IDEA AND A FABULOUS CARD!!! Thanks!!!

  13. Cute! I'll bet it smells good too. I don't even drink coffee, but I love the smell.

  14. Happy Birthday a day late,Julie! I LOVE this card! As a good friend of mine always says, "Stinkin' cute!!!" Thanks for these ideas for using the chipboard blossom! I needed the ideas.:)

  15. Well you've got me oohing and aahing over here! Such a cute card! Love it!

  16. happy happy birthday julie! i've been so out of the loop lately. pretty card, too!

  17. I like this card....especially the little flower from chipboard. Joan

  18. What a fantastic shaker card!! I love the images and everything you've done to make this card ROCK!!

    Thanks for the chipboard tip too!!

  19. Oh my gosh, I never thought about gluing it BEFORE cutting! DUH! What a great method...I must try it! Your flower looks just PERFECT! WOW! :D

  20. My subscription went away...weh. So I HAD to post on an old one...I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this card!!!!! Awesome!!!! That is all.


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