Friday, June 30, 2017

Paper Sweeties Challenge - July 2017 Anything Goes!

Welcome to the July 2017 Paper Sweeties Anything Goes Challenge!  This is our inspiration photo and here is how it inspired me:

You know I love shakers and I ESPECIALLY love easy to put together shakers!  This is one of those...

I started with a white piece of cardstock the size I wanted my shaker to be.  I took out my watercolors and with a tiny brush, splattered some red and blue watercolors around.  Once it was dry, I used the stars from the Be Happy Sweet Cuts to die cut some star shapes ... (well of course I kept the stars that popped out for future use!) in a random pattern on my splattered paper.  Then to fill in some spots where I couldn't fit any more stars and still leave room for my popup tape around the edges, I took out a tiny longer handled star punch I have.  I was able to get to the center of my paper by placing the punch through some of the stars.  Then I added my acetate to the inside of the top piece; placed popup tape around the edges; filled the center of my base with red, white and blue Paper Sweeties sequins and placed my top over it... done!

Love the way it came out!

So as not to cover up my sequins at the bottom I added a little party to the top of my card using the Celebrate sentiment from I Love Summer and embossed it onto a stitched banner from the Sweet Borders Sweet Cuts and added a little bit of extra color and texture with my red gingham cut using another of the Sweet Borders dies... threw a few more sequins around and that pretty white plastic piece that's been sitting on my table forever... rejected from a previous project... was perfect for this one... I think it kind of looks like a flower and kind of looks like a rosette.. whatever.. it was perfect! 

That's that!  So easy!  Now be sure to check out what the rest of the Design Team has cooked up for you today:

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties

Sure hope you play along with us this month!  You could win a $25 gift certificate to the Paper Sweeties Shop!


  1. Loveeeeeeeeeeeeeee this! LOVING all those stars!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Fabulous shaker card! I love the collage of banners at the top!

  3. Love your patriotic shaker card. Perfect for this special time of year!

  4. Your cards are always awesome, Lisa. This one is of no exception. Just AMAZING!! Have a great week.
    Karen L

  5. This is a fun and patriotic 4th of July shaker, Lisa! I love your design and appreciate reading how you made it! Thank you for visiting me! I've returned the flavor and am now your new follower (congratulations on 100!)! Happy 4th! Hugs, Darnell

  6. Super fun star shaker card, Lisa!!!

  7. This is adorable!! What a really fun shaker card in a patricotic theme!! Happy 4th of July!! HUGS

  8. Absolutely adorable! Love the star shaker over the fireworks paper, and those pretty banners across the top!


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