Tuesday, September 29, 2009

MMSC21 Surprise Holiday Shaker Card

Welcome to our MMSC21 Sketch Challenge!
Our weekly sponsor for this week is Belles 'n Whistles Stamps.  Check out the MMSC blog and see what they are offering to our bonus winner for this week.  Our Monthy sponsor is Gurlee Girl Stamps  which is what you are seeing on my sample for this week.  She has been so VERY generous to our team (THANK YOU, CHELSEA) and is super talented in her own right.  Stop by and check out her line.  Her images are so cute!  I am having alot of fun working with them.  Chelesa is offering our players a chance to win 3 free stamps of their choice AND a $50 gift certificate that is valid until June 2010.  Someone is going to be a very lucky winner!!! 

Congratulations goes out to Kathrin aka Kruemel for winning the Midnight Madness Masterpiece Award this week.

Another congrats to the Midnight Madness Remarkables for the week:


I decided to make a shaker card for this week's challenge.  They are alot of fun to make, and Christmas time is always one of my favorite times to make several of them.  I will be doing a tutorial this week on how to make this type of shaker card if you would like to drop by for a look and make one of your own if you have never given them a try before. 

I wanted to make this one a little bit different, so I put a sentiment on the outside of the card, and decorated it up as you would an ordinary card, and then to make it even more fun and special, I decided to make a little surprise door, so that when you open it up, you can see the image with the snow and stars to shake up.  How much fun is that? 

As if that wasn't enough for one card, lol, I still decorated the inside of the card and left a place for a personalized message as well.  I also made a box envelope to match this, so it is all set to go. 

Here is the sketch. 

Go ahead and give it a try.  Let your creativity flow and "WOW" us with your own fabulous creations.  I can't wait to make my rounds to visit all of you this week. 

Thanks for stopping by for a look at my sample this week, and as always, I appreciate your comments.  Don't forget to drop back again to see my shaker tutorial. 

Have a beautiful week everyone!

Challenges for this card:
Our Creative Corner~ Monochromatic Mania
Crafty Creations Challenges~ Windows
Creative Card Crew~ All that sparkles
BasicGrey Challenges~ Embossing
Cinema Saturday~ Bling
Pollycraft Monday~ I chose snowflakes, sparkle and swirls
Timeless Tuesday~ Beyond the frame


Unknown said...

what a gorgeous card - I have never had much luck with shaker cards i musn't seal them properly cos they always fall out :( looking forward to your tutorial.

coldwaters2 said...

Oh wow this is totally gorgeous love it to bits that image is quite adorable.

Lorraine x

Claire Phillips said...

Thanks for playing along at Crafty Creations with your beautiful card! Cheers Claire x

Shawne said...

Wow, you totally outdid yourself, it is beautiful and the way it opens in the front is so neat!

Paula said...

WOW...so much to look at on one card!! love it!!
Thanks for joining us at pollycraft

Jane, at Thepaperaffair said...

Stunning AND elegant card. GREAT colors and a Shaker, always a hit. Tons of details and love the surprise little door. What a viewing treat for us today, Thank YOU. Jane

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

These are both beautiful Carolyn!! The colors and designs are perfect!! I love shakers and enjoy making them too so that first one is my fave!! So soft and elegant!! You rock girl!


Saskia said...

Gorgeous card!! Lovely to see your work at Crafty Creations! Thanks!!

Saskia :)

Sue said...

oh wow i love this card, it's stunning,thanks for joining us at pollycraft:)


Chelsea said...

Carolyn...I'm just sitting here shaking my head at your shaker box idea! WOW!!! That's so neat! I have to try it when you give the tutorial! :) I love this card so much from the outside to the little surprise door, to the shaker snow box, to the sparkly colored image, and the inside of the card! PERFECT!!! Thanks for using the Winter Girl stamps!!! :)Chelsea

Carol Hurlock said...

Carolyn this is awesome. When I first saw your card this morning, I recognized right away that it was a shaker card. I was wondering if you were going to do a tutorial!!! I haven't made one yet but I do have the supplies. Don't you think we should have a place on MMSC to post if we did the tutorial...wouldn't that be cool!!! Your card is outstanding. Just love it!


Michelle's Daydreams said...

Yea!!!! I have ALWAYS loved your shaker cards and now you are going to show us how to make them! I can't wait! I've been SO wanting to learn this and haven't ever taken the time! LOL! This is so beautiful with the sparkles and snow and I just love the little door you created too! You amaze me with how wonderful the inside is too! Totally outdid yourself this time!! :)

Denise @ kc242 said...

Your shaker card is outstandingly beautiful! I love all of your details and embellishments even in the inside. Your gurlee girl card is inspiring! Looking forward to your tutorial too! Wow Great Job!

Jeni C Slack (^0^) said...

A Perfect shaker card Carolyn! I think you are so skilled at making those :) Seriously with the glitter and all the right embellishments, it's so gorgeous! Wonderful job on the sketch, xox ~Jeni

designsfromwithinbycharlotte said...

Carolyn, This is elegant and stunning! Beautiful colors with the added bonus of being a shaker card. Absolutely gorgeous with all your outstanding details and all those sparkles...I just love it. I can't wait to see your tutorial!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Wow, Carolyn! Congratulations on a super beautiful, amazing card. I love everything about this piece from the sweetly colored Gurlie Girl to the secret door to the shaker technique. I have never done one either so I will look for your tutorial. Great take on this week's monochromatic challenge. Thanks for joining us at the OCC this week. Hope to see you back again next week.


Sue McMahon said...

This is such an incredible card, Carolyn! I love everything about it. Your door is just perfect!! Well done, my friend! You rocked it this week!

scrapperjulia said...

This is so awesome, Carolyn! Thanks for the tutorial!

Unknown said...

Excellent job on the challenge. Thanks for playing along with us this week at Our Creative Corner.

Priscilla said...

Thank so much for doing a tutorial on this card..it is just wonderful.