Monday 30 March 2020


This card was a long time in the development stage, it was for my youngest granddaughter, and I struggled to come up with an idea. I have this thing where I think I am no good at doing cards for children.

I had decided that I was going to make a shaker card but that is as far as it went, then I acquired a new 'with love' circle die from Crafters Companion and a set of stamps called 'smiling' by Penny Black, so the card grew from there. I have an ambition to acquire more Penny Black stamps but for now this set is one of two I own.

The background is an embossing folder with distress ink brayered onto the folder. The little bear is coloured with alcohol markers and fussy cut.

I stamped and heat embossed the doily on the card base (getting it positioned right was a challenge) and I filled the shaker with a mixture of sequins and die cut 5's.

To make the card special, I added a paper insert. The bear is fussy cut but the balloon is stamped on the paper. I also added an image to the envelope.

Despite the creative process for this card being rather slow and ponderous, I was pleased with the end result. Unfortunately I wasn't able to give the card in person, but I am grateful that the post is still working, I think the birthday girl liked it.

I am sharing this card at:
 Penny black Saturday Challenge - anything goes with an option to think spring.

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GerJanne said...

Oh yes, I'm sure she likes it! It's a lovely card and the shaker part is pretty! I think the postmen are busier than a few weeks ago...

Christine Alexander said...

OMG so adorable :)

Mac Mable said...

Hilary this card is adorable and I bet you granddaughter loved it, even if it was in the post x. I love the way you did the background with the embossing folder and well done you on stamping and positioning the doily inside the shaker card. One adorable and super cute card x.

Izzy Scrap said...

Adorable ! This PB stamp set is so cute and you showcase it beautifully with your shaker card. No doubt that your granddaughter will love it. Thanks so much for sharing and for playing along at ATSM. Keep safe at home !

papierelle said...

This is so cute and lovely. Your granddaughter will be happy and you will be the best grandma!!!

Greta said...

All your efforts were worth it, Hilary! This is just adorable & so pretty! I bet your granddaughter loves it! PB was one of the first companies I was introduced to, so I have 20 years worth of products! I have some Christmas ones in my for sale pages & will probably be adding some non-Christmas ones, too.