Thursday, September 1, 2016

Froggy Circle Shaker Card

Hi everyone! :o)

Today I want to share with you Froggy Circle Shaker Card I made for my niece's Tea 6th birthday. 

I wanted to make something colorful and fun for Tea. I decided to make circle shaped shaker card. This is my first circle shaped shaker card and I was very satisfied with it. :o)

How I made this card...

First I cut all circles I needed. Here are the measurements:
  • card base: 3 3/4" x 2
  • border: outside 3 3/4", inside 3 1/4"
  • acetate: 3 10/16"

To make a card base, I glued two circles together on top.

Then I glued acetate circle on a borer, which I cut out from designer paper from lovely Create a Smile 'Beach Party' kit.

For shaker elements I used Pretty Pink Posh sequins from the kit. Lovely colors, but there was green color missing in my shaker mix. I used designer paper from the kit and cut and punched out circles from it. I mixed all elements together (paper circles and sequins) and assembled the card.

Next up was an image. I used an adorable froggy from Paper Smooches 'A Little Lovin' stamp set.

"Frogs are symbols of prosperity, wealth, friendship, and abundance in many cultures. In other cultures they symbolize fertility. In the Native American culture of the Southwestern United States, the frog carries a piece of wood in its mouth because the Mojave people believe frogs brought fire to humans. For the ancient Romans, the frog was believed to bring good luck to one's home. Native Aborigines of Australia believe that frogs brought the thunder and rain. Frogs are said to be effective in speeding up recovery from disease. Among the ancient Egyptians and Greeks, frogs symbolized inspiration and fertility. In ancient Egypt, Hekt, the frog goddess, protected newborn babies, hence frogs were symbols of fertility and birth. The frog is also said to attract true friends and to help find long-lasting love."

I stamped the froggy on a watercolor paper and colored it in watercolor technique using Distress Inks. After drying, I fussy cut it and colored edges with black marker.

Watercolor paper I use is not so thick and it doesn't work good with 3-D foams. I stamped one more froggy on a scrap of white cardstock paper and fussy cut it out, leaving white border around it. I glued colored froggy over uncolored one and my image was thick enough to work well with 3-D foams. :o)

I glued the froggy on the card and the card was almost finished. 

Inside the card, I glued alphabet stickers and the card was ready to be sent to my sweetie. :o)

Short video....

Card dimensions: d = 95 mm (3 3/4")

List of supplies:
  • Paper Smooches 'A Little Lovin' stamp set
  • Create a Smile 'Beach Party' kit 
    • designer paper
    • Pretty Pink Posh sequins
    • Lemon Juice Alphabet stickers
  • white cardstock paper
  • watercolor paper
  • Crafter's Companion Acetate Sheet
  • Ranger Archival Ink (Jet Black)
  • Tim Holtz's Distress Inks
    • Mustard Seed
    • Twisted Citron
    • Cracked Pistachio
  • Stabilo Pen (Marker), Black 68/46
  • double sided strong adhesive tape
  • 3-D foam pads
  • acrylic block (102 mm x 102 mm)
  • EK Success Circle Cutter
  • Marabu rounded fine paint brush no. #0
  • scissors
  • crafting needle
  • water
  • paper towels
  • powder bag

I am entering my card to following challenges:
Note: bold text and challengbadge (if any) are direct links to the current challenge and blog badge (if any) is a direct link to blog or challenge home page.

1) Little Miss Muffet Challenges, Challenge #145 - Anything Goes

2) djkardkreations, NBUS Challenge #7
This is my 1st entry to this challenge.
NBUS item: frog stamp from Paper Smooches 'A Little Lovin' stamp set.

3) Paper Smooches, September Challenge: Anything Goes

This is my 1st entry to this challenge.

4) Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog, Anything Goes
This is my 1st entry to this challenge.

This is my 1st entry to this challenge.

Thank you for stopping by and your kind feedback. Enjoy and smile! :o)



  1. Adorable shaker card!! Sooooo lovely and colourful!!! This fun and sweet frog make me smile and your shaker works so well!! Surely Tea will smile more and more!!! :D Well done, Milka!!!

  2. Gorgeous shaker card Milka, I like the image and the design
    Kevin xx

  3. Oh, wow, Milka, this is my favorite circle shaker of all time! I am a lover of frogs and stripes and shaker cards, so this makes me smile all over my face!! Thank you so much for playing in my NBUS Challenge #7! Hugs, Darnell

  4. Wonderful shaker card Milka! Super cute & I love the pretty colours.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

  5. Stunning Shaker Card, Milka. Love the fun and bright Colors !!



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