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Shaker card mania!

Earlier this year, I experimented quite a bit with Papertrey Ink’s Sparkle and Shine kit. Here are some examples below.  
The Silhouette is now my favorite tool for making shaker cards because it enables me to customize sentiments and the frames. I love those witch and ghost sequins–so darned cute!

Cowabunga Christmas Cards

Fell in love with holiday paper pack at Michaels in September and was inspired to design some holiday cards.

This first one I call “Cowabunga Christmas.” Something about the font (it’s called “Cookies”) and the cow makes me think of the California Christmases I grew up with.

I used the same font in the next card and cut out some shapes like the mittens and the background from a digital pack I bought at Lettering Delights. My favorite part of making this card was the way that I was able to use my Gelly Roll pens to add dimension and interest to the otherwise plain shapes. The Gelly Roll on the mittens is from their Glaze line and creates a raised outline.

Finally, something completely different. I was still learning how to use my Amy Chomas Silhouette pen holder at the time. The Uni-ball Signo white pen delivers such a thick line but I have so much trouble getting the spacing centered in the large Chomas pen holder.