Sunday, November 1, 2015

Eclectic Ellapu Challenge - Balloons, Banners or Bows

Holy schmoly! Is it November already? Where has the year gone?! I dunno, but I've had a very busy weekend in my craft room catching up on Design Team stuffs. 

Once such card, I'm super excited to share because I had tons of tons of fun making it. 

I recently received the Simon Says Stamp July Stamp Set - Sailing and finally got the chance to ink it up. 

I knew I wanted to do a shaker card, but I didn't know that I'd spend the next two hours on the project... But that's how ideas work, isn't?

Here's how I made my shaker and frame: 

The green square was cut out of foam because that's honestly the EASIEST way to make a shaker ever. Just make a cutout with foam and a frame that will cover it! It will keep all your shaker bits in and it's much easier than trying to use double-sided tape and line everything up with no gaps. 

The tan square was actually a piece of cardboard that I cut to the dimensions I needed. And here's where the two hours part comes in: I decided to wrap it in red twine. I don't know why... the twine was staring at me saying "Use me" and my brain was like "ok then" and two hours later I was scratching my head trying to figure out HOW I had managed to ever make yarn crosses like that in Sunday school as a toddler. It was HARD! 

On the plus side though, it turned out uber cute!

Since the theme of the challenge over at Eclectic Ellapu is 
I incorporated a sweet little banner in the upper corner. My shaker has a ship, waves, and a little bit of blue frantage. All of the papers are from the same Simon Says Stamp kit. 

I'm gonna send this fella over to play in the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp - Work it Wednesday - Thank you card
Just Add Ink - W is for (Water in my case) 


  1. Oh! Fun card. Well - by the end of the 2 hours, maybe not THAT much fun!! Looks fabulous....all that texture that sort of goes with a seaside theme..... Good job, my friend. Mad, but good job;)!!!!!

  2. Lots of wonderful fun! Really love your design and the yarn is so fun, what an adventure, you are brave! Thanks for sharing Becca!~kim

  3. This makes me want summer to hurry up and get here! Love your shaker!! So fun and pretty.

  4. Now this is cute and that takes patience to do the yarn and I have a feeling it is harder than it looks. I have never made a shaker card. Not sure how to

  5. This is so gorgeous!! It might have taken some time, but the twine looks amazing framing the beautiful scene!! Love the papers, too!! This is fabulous!! Have a great day :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  6. Wow, so creative! I have never thought to wrap a frame with twine! Your (long) time has been spent well, the final result is wonderful!
    Love the ship with the waves, the sequins and the bright papers!! The banners in the corner looks great!

  7. OMG. OMG. OMG. Shut the front door. This has to be the cutest shaker, EVER in the history of shakers. LOVE the twine, and what a great way to reduce a stash of it. Seriously, brilliant idea for an adorable card.

  8. This is such a fun card the frame! Carol x

  9. I wanted to see this creation in full reveal and it is darn cute! Mind blowing idea and blown me away! Framed so beautifully with shaker elements! Totally love it!

  10. Well I think it was worth all of your effort!! This is just FABulous Becca!!

  11. Oh what a fabulous card Becca- it was well worth the two hours you spent wrapping twine onto your frame!

  12. I really liked the idea of covering the frame with the twine. lovely card.

  13. Great card, Becca! Your persistence paid off, as the twine-wrapped frame is a pretty impressive feature on your card. Thanks for joining in the fun at Just Add Ink this week.

  14. How creative, Becca!!!! Love that super shaker frame with the twine!!!! Well worth all the time you've put into it - it really adds lovely dimension and texture to your beautiful card!!!

  15. That yarn wrap is the coolest idea!!!

  16. Uber x uber cute, my friend! Your investment of two hours has paid off wonderfully...this is amazing! Love it!!

  17. Beautiful card Becca , love the seaside theme x

  18. Such a cute card Becca, your seaside theme is gorgeous and your frame is beautifully done and well worth the extra effort! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week :-)

  19. Cute and colourful Becca, definitely worth the persistence, your frame is a great effect! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink.

  20. I just love this nautical card...gorgeous.

  21. This is so sweet, I love nautical! xx

  22. Ooh. How cute is this. Darling. Love the frame you created for the shaker. Awesome.

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