Giving Thanks – Pretty Pink Posh Sequin Shaker BlogHop


Hi everyone! I’m here today with a card for the Pretty Pink Posh Sequin Shaker Card Blog Hop. Paulina has a store selling the most amazing colors of sequins and other embellishments. And not only are the products amazing, she is amazing.

To celebrate the success of her store and the growing popularity of sequins, she decided to host a blog-hop and invite everyone to join in.

So here is my card  —

Giving Thanks - Shaker Card


I started this card with the Green Apple card stock from Simon Says Stamp cut to 4 1/2 by 5 1/2 (a little bigger than a standard size card).  For the shaker panel, I wanted to try something different (at least to me). I have never made a shaker card with different compartments so I wanted to try it. I have this die cut set from Momenta that I saw that the clearance area in Hobby Lobby and I loved it and immediately purchased it.

My first attempt was a minor fail. After I had placed where the flowers would go, I decided to make square compartments for each opening. I didnt realize that the sequins would barely stay in the center since the square was bigger that the flowers. My second attempt was the correct idea. I decided to use fun foam and I die cut the flowers where I wanted them and did a second layer.The sequins were contained only to the area of the flower.

The sequins I used are all from the Pretty Pink Posh shop. I used Lemon Drop, Tangerine and Pansy Purple. To each flower I also added mini clear sequins from Darice. I also scattered some same colored sequins to the front of the card which I adhered with Glossy Accents.For the sentiment, I used the Giving Thanks set from Simon Says Stamp. I used the “Giving Thanks” sentiment with VersaMark ink and added silver detail embossing powder from Recollections.

To finish the card, I felt the front panel was too white so added some Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Antique Linen on the edges.

That’s it for this card. I will back on Wednesday for another Wednesday Card Day.

Thanks for reading!

1. Simon Says Stamp Green Apple card stock
2. Neenah Solar White card stock
3. Momenta Cut and Emboss flower and stem die cuts
4. Pretty Pink Posh sequins (Lemon Drop, Tangerine, Pansy Purple)
5. Darice Mini Clear Sequins
6. Simon Says Stamp set  – Giving Thanks
7. VersaMark Ink
8. Recollections Silver Detail embossing powder

SSS October Kit Card #3 – Happy Birthday

*** This is my third card for the Simon Says Stamp October Kit and I have one more coming tomorrow and then I will move on to the November kit. Sorry real life took over and October was just hectic and crazy. 

Hey everyone! Today I made a card using the supplies from the Simon Says Stamp October card kit.

Here is my card —

Happy Birthday Flag Banners


I started this card with the aqua card stock included in the kit. I cut and scored it to a standard size landscape card. Using some of the awesome Lawn Fawn papers, I used my Cuttlebug and cut some flags and pennants using the Sizzix Framelits Banner set. I arranged the banners and flags diagonally adhered it with some foam adhesives. Then I punched a hole in each one and threaded the twine from May Arts on each of the holes and secured the tails at the back with some tape. For the sentiment, I used the Kelly Purkey Teal Alpha stickers and spelled Happy Birthday. To finish the card, I used an assortment of sequins from Lawn Fawn’s Into the Woods collection to embellish the card.

Thats it for today. I will be back with my last card for the October kit.

SSS October Kit Card #2 – Giving Thanks

*** This is my second card for the October Kit and have a few lined-up, so it will spill over until the first few days of November and then I will move on to the November kit. Sorry real life took over and October was just hectic and crazy. 

Hey everyone! Today’s card is an entry for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.





The theme for the challenge this week is —- ANYTHING GOES! 🙂


I got the inspiration for this card from this wall piece in my sisters house

wall inspiration


So here is my card —

Giving Thanks


I started this card with some Neenah Desert Storm card stock cut to a standard size portrait card. To that, I adhered different pieces of patterned paper from Lawn Fawn’s Into the Woods collection. I cut the paper to different sizes and placed it in different places for more interest. Then a piece on watercolor paper, I stamped the branch and sentiment in Memento’s Rich Cocoa ink. Because I knew that I would be using distress markers for the leaves, I decided to spritz the dye ink with some water to give it a watercolor look. For the leaves, I decided to use markers versus the distress inks so I could have different colored leaves. The distress markers I used were Crushed Olive, Forest Moss, Wild Honey, and Vintage Photo. Like branch and sentiment, before stamping I lightly spritzed the inked stamp with water for a watercolor look. To finish the card, I rounded the corners of the watercolor panel and adhered it with foam adhesives at the center.

That’s it for today. Thanks for reading. 🙂