Friday, September 23, 2011

CSS - Technique Blog Hop - 9/23/2011

It is another StampTV blog hop. This time around we are showcasing a technique called shaker card. And that is what should be done - shake that card! We were also showcasing that wonderful season of Fall. If you have not tried it before then go to the StampTV archives and watch Gina's video. Easier than you think and fun! 
You should have arrived from Sharri Seffens blog where I am sure you saw a creative marvel.

For both cards I used the newest StampTV kit called Falling for You. There is a nice variety of stamps in there. This first card I made the background paper with distress inks. I just swiped the inks on a pad, spritzed the pad with water and then put the GK Pure Luxury paper on it. Fun and easy and a little different. I found this awesome ribbon in my "Fall" craft box which means I brought after the season last year on super sale! Love it! The shaker frame and the mat is GKDesigns Fresh Asparagus. Some gold dots and a finished card.

 This second card is not really Fall but it was a super fun card to make. I love my bird feeder and used some of my seeds to make this one. The DP was from Basic Grey Lime Rickey paper pack. The frame and mat are GKDesigns Blue Raspberry. A bow and a button and some white dots.

Your next stop is bound to give you some wonderful eye candy, be sure to give all your attention to the super creative Linda Payne! If you want to start at the beginning  or get lost along the way, just jump directly to the links for all of the wonderful creations on StampTV

Make sure to leave a comment as you hop along because on Tuesday morning (September 27), we will randomly choose one of the comments from all the blogs who will get a stamp set of their choice valued up to $24.95!


As always, your comments really do mean a lot to me. Thank you for leaving them.

86 comments:

Cheri said...

Miesje....your cards are fabulous - the leaves are awesome and I really do need to get that stamp set....the chicken just makes me smile! That's a great card...seed included.

Payne Holler Cards said...

oh my your first card is such an elegant shaker and of course that little chickie always brings a smile!
...wish I had thought to use seed instead of popcorn LOL

Newbie said...

Love the cards! Like the big ribbon/bow on the first one. Great colors. The second is pure inspiration! LOVE the birdseed inside the shaker!!!

Deb said...

Your Fall leaves card is gorgeous, but that birdseed for the chicken is genius and I LOVE it!

Vicki Dutcher said...

LOVE the first bg - 2 great cards!!

stampqueen said...

Love the leaves in your first shaker and the bird seed in the second is purely wonderful (I will have to do that!!! :).

NJMullins said...

The bird seed is hilarious. Great cards!

THE HOOSIER STAMPER said...

These are great!

Neesey said...

I love both the cards, but the chicken one with the birdseed is my fav. What a great paper choice too. Great job.

Bernie said...

Fantastic cards! Love how the shaker element adds so much to a card. The bird seed is ingenious!
Blessings Bernie

Dawn said...

what fabulous cards. Your background on the first one is lovely and the second is pure fun.

Frndly1 said...

bOTH CARDS ARE GREAT. I AM LOVING THE BACKGROUND OF THE FIRST CARD.

beejay said...

Love the ribbon on the fall card and OMGosh how cute is the chicken one!

Lynn B. said...

How creative! I love both cards but that chicken card with the seeds in it is spectacular! Brilliant!

Sandy said...

Love the cards!!! Shakers are so cool! My nieces and nephews love them:)

Carolina said...

Your fall card is just gorgeous, but your chicken card - just brilliant in every way!

Jean MacNaughton said...

love love love the chicken card!!

mermaid fenicia said...

I really love that card and those autumn colors.^_^

Kris said...

That first card is gorgeous and the second is just plain fun! TFS!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Favourite Things Gift Studio said...

More great ideas! Thanks for sharing!

Booknplays said...

Great cards. Wonderful idea for the bird seed!

Maxine #6215 said...

I would have never thought to use birdseeds! Love it. Both cards are really cute.

Rebecca said...

I love the first card.. very colourful.

Kary said...

Hi Miesje! These are wonderful cards!! The first card is so sweet and the chicken card absolutely cute. Clever to have seeds in the shaker too. I hope you're having a wonderful weekend! {{hugs}}

Joni said...

Awesome cards. The chicken still has me smiling. I have a Friend that raises chickens and this would make her day.

mjnix said...

Your first card is beautiful,love the inking technique. The chicken card is soooo cute!!!

alex said...

Two very clever cards, will be casing both those ideas, thank you so much for sharing

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Miesje, where do I begin? Love that background on the first card and those gorgeous leaves. Your second card is just too cute, love that chicken ready to peck at the birdseed.

Becky said...

how awesome... I love them both. Never have done a shaker card yet, but once I am unpacked I am trying on of these :).

--Marcy said...

Great ideas! Very clever!

lisa808 said...

tfs two lovely shaker cards. My personal favorite is the second one.

Donna Phelan said...

2 wonderful creations, Miesje! I just LOVE your first one, the colors are spot on, the way you created the BG paper, it looks fabulous, the leaves, stamped and inside the shaker, and that gorgeous ribbon treatment, so soft & lovely! Just BEAUTIFUL!

Judi said...

LOVE THIS CHICKEN CARD. Gonna make this one for sure! Thanks so much for sharing!!!!

Alexanne13 said...

The leaf card is stunning! I'll be using this as inspiration for my upcoming autumn line and for my Christmas cards. Elegant! Thank you for your inspiration!

Sue Bridges said...

Love your shaker cards! so original!

Theresa Momber said...

Ooooh, these are awesome, Miesje! Love the birdseed!!!

Kay S said...

Geat cards, Meisje! Love the cool background you created on the first one and the second card made me smile. Love the chicken and the silly birds background paper. Using bird seed as your shaker was very clever!

the 2 Pink Ladies said...

The card with the leaves is very pretty. I like it for its elegant look. Using birdseed in the second shaker card was very smart of you.
It is amazing that so many different items can be used to create a shaker card.
Hazel

Jill said...

I love your fall card, so pretty, and the colors are beautiful. I really like the chicken one, how clever to think of using bird seed. Thank you so much for sharing.

sprgstn16 said...

Ok...how cute is that chicken feed card? I love it. I also love your autumn card, and just happen to have some of the leaves you put into your window. ;)

Whimcees said...

Hello!

Both cards are so pretty! I love the 'chicken' phrase as I have not heard it before! Such fun to receive!

Wishing you a good weekend!

Hugs,

Barbara Diane

Jodi said...

Love the bird seed. What a clever idea. Thanks for sharing. Jodi

paperfun said...

The first card is gorgeous and the second card is so much fun.

Mari

stamper said...

Love the colors in the Falling for You card. Very pretty.

Nana Donna said...

Your cards are beautiful, love the fall colors and all the bling around the oval

Barbara Colbert said...

Great cards!!! Love the faal andthe leaves...and the chickie...SO CUTE!!!! Thanks so much for the tips!

Jan said...

Both cards are very nice. I will say I just love the Fall one with the leaves & beautiful colors.

Lagene said...

Love the background & falling leaves shaker! The bird seed card is too CUTE!

Diana said...

Nothing says fall like the colorful dropping of leaves.......you did a great job on this card :)
TFS

Designs By Sky said...

Love both cards! I really like how you did the background paper on the first card and loved the chicken feed! makes me want to go out and buy a chicken stamp. lol

MizMaryAnn said...

I love both your cards. Falling for you leaves and chicken scratch, so fun!

gobarb26 said...

Great cards. I like what you used for both cards (the shakers). Very clever!

Olga said...

Like the idea with chicken!!!

Kelly said...

Great shaker cards! I love the fall leaves. Great idea for the background on that one!

The Vannoy Family said...

Cute, cute, cute! Love your ideas for a "Shaker" card - especially the chicken - thanks for sharing!

DJreflections said...

Very nice Fall card! These window cards are so cool!

joy said...

Love both your cards! The first is sophisticated with the gold accents on the bow and the second is a cutie! It would put a smile on anyone's face!

Sonia said...

What great cards! I love the different items you used in your shakers!

Traci M said...

Both of these are so creative...I love the Fall background technique and beautiful ribbon, Miesje!! And your second captures my heart with your cute bird theme!! Wonderful cards for this challenge!

sassyb07 said...

your cards are amazing! love the one with leaves, wow!

Golda said...

What fantastically fun cards! I love that you used seeds in the shaker of your card with the chicken saying. How fun!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Miesje- Bravo!! The colors and especially the ribbon on the first card- stunning!!! Your second card is too cute- the birdseed is perfect for a shaker!

Leslie Turner said...

Awesome cards, Miesje! Love the papers and the birdseed! Very creative!

Audrey said...

Your cards are absolutely beautiful! i am going ot have to try a shaker card never made on before but sure will now with all the lovely inspiration!

scootingranny said...

Great cards and using birdseed in the second one is pure genius. Love the fall ribbon on the first and the metallic-looking leaves in the shaker box

Crafty Math Chick said...

Oh my gosh - I am really blown away by the creativity of the materials everyone is using for inside their shaker cards - foil leaves and bird seed? LOVE IT!! So clever!

Valley said...

Love both your cards. great colors and the seeds are cute.

Sharon said...

That ribbon on your first card is absolutely gorgeous my favourite though is the little chicken card, totally have to get this set, again ingenious use of shaker contents...You ladies are amazing!

Paulette Still said...

I love both of your cards, especially the first with those die cut dangly leaves, I have some of them in my craft stash. Now I know what to do with them. A word of caution for seeds, they will eventually hatch into seed moths, its a battle I fight every day in my aviary,freezing them does slow it down,but I don't think anything fully stops it. Unless microwaving them, I have to do that when I make corn bags for aches and pains, because ALL grain comes with some kind of bug eggs in it,just like flour from the grocery. I freeze every bag.

BonnieC said...

Youir bird seed card just cracks me up!! What a great idea!

Donna said...

Love both of your cards, but especially the chicken scratch card, such a wonderufl Idea!! My mind is racing with ides, I can't wait to try my hand at this old technique!!
Thanks for the inspiration
Donna

As Sweet As Honey Scraps said...

I love the way you used the distress ink on the fall card. Using the chicken feed on the 2nd card is absolutely genius. Love it!

April J said...

Love the chicken one! It's so cute filled with birdseed! Wouldn't have thought of that! Now I have to try it!

pamselinski said...

Both cards are awesome. Particularly love the colors of the first one.

The T-Shirt & Tole Shop said...

both cards are so cool. Love the bird seed shaker....create use of what's already here....

gerissman said...

The Falling for You card is just beautiful!! I love the ribbon it is just gorgeous!!! The chicken card is too cute!! Thanks for sharing!!

Dee said...

Your Fall card is beautiful--and I love the leaves to make it a really "fall" card. So appropriate! The chickie card is adorable. Cute!

Lynette said...

Such great cards. The ribbon on the fall card is so lovely. You chicken card is just so much fun.

Gayle said...

gorgeous fall shaker card, Miesje, great colors and both very creative.

Sheila said...

Wonderful job on these cards. The chickie card is so cute!!

Cheryl S. said...

Your chicken card really brought a smile to my face!! The fall shaker card is very creative and I love the colors you chose.

Cheryl S.

Pat Jandacek said...

Gorgeous ribbon on a beautiful card. Your second card is cute and I think that chicken is going to get mighty frustrated when he finds there's a barrier to the seeds! Thanks for two wonderful examples.

Flower girl said...

Oh Wow! You people are all so talented. This is a truly gorgeous card. I adore the colours.

lynn said...

oh, my, miesje!--these are so creative and the chicken is cute, cute, cute!

Susan said...

What wonderful shaker cards. Love the sparkly leaves and that chicken feed in the second card is inspired!

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